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Panel: Randall Jarrell at 100

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 7:48am
MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature

"All that I've never thought of - think of me!"

In commemoration of Randall Jarrell's 100th birthday (May 6, 1914), The Modern Language Association division of Children's Literature is soliciting papers that shed new light on his work. We seek papers that discuss Jarrell as a children's literature author, a poet, a critic, a novelist and an essayist. We are especially interested in papers on his work as a teacher, his collaborations, translations and influence.

Please send an abstract (400-500 words) and a 2-page CV by Friday, March 8, 2013 to Tali Noimann (cnoimann@bmcc.cuny.edu)

The Pleasures and Politics of Popular Erotic Fiction (Edited Collection)

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 7:29am
Dr Kristen Phillips, Claire Trevenen, Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia)

The publication of EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011 marks a particularly visible moment in what appears to be a proliferation of erotic fiction, written by and for women, since the end of the twentieth century. More than just an instance of a particular genre of fiction, Fifty Shades has spawned considerable discussion of the significance of 'women's popular erotic fiction' generally.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers: Flann O'Brien Conference Rome 2013

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5:15am
"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

Second Call for Papers Updated Deadline: 1 March 2013
http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011/rome2013.html

Keynotes:
Jed Esty (University of Pennsylvania)
Carol Taaffe (Author of "Ireland Through the Looking-Glass: Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen & Irish Cultural Debate")
Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp)

Performers:
Mikel Murfi (Director of "John Duffy's Brother")
Mark O'Halloran (Award-winning screenwriter of "Adam and Paul" and "Garage")

[UPDATE] Writing and dramatising the body : violence, discordance and reconfiguration - 21-22 March 2013 - Lille, France

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 3:33am
Charles de Gaulle University, Lille, France

Should violence be considered as one of the experiences the body undergoes in literature or as an ordeal which elicits the very question of what this body is – a body which is mapped in language and speech. As a result of the violence that it undergoes, inflicts or self-inflicts, the body grapples with something which is not simply outside itself: it discovers its own foreignness, its own discordance. It rebelliously slips through the categories in which one attempts to contain it, but it also defies the biological body to which it cannot be reduced. What does a body do when, for no apparent reason, it breaks, splits, is pulled asunder, petrified? What happens when the part usurps the whole or the whole body is reduced to nothing, mere refuse?

CFP Transnational Comics (MLA 2014)

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:19pm
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 9-12 Jan. 2014, in Chicago. Jointly sponsored by the MLA Division on Literature and Other Arts and the MLA Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives.

MLA 2014 CFP Adoption and Disability

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:17pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture panel invites 15-min. papers that explore connections between adoption and disability (literary and cinematic representation included). Abstracts (<500 words) and a brief CV (2pp.). by 1 March 2013; Marina Fedosik (mf107@nyu.edu).

Washington Irving: The Fantastic in the Time of Nations

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:47pm
Scott Sprenger / Arnaud Huftier / Otrante: journal of fantastic art and literature

Call for contributions:
Otrante : arts et littératures fantastiques
Volume 36: "Washington Irving: le fantastique au temps des nations"

The ways in which Washington Irving's fiction was inflected by European gothic literature has been the subject of a number of previous studies. Critics have been especially interested in explaining how his adaptations of gothic themes to the early American context contributed to the formation of an American identity by its insistence on the frictions between local superstitions and imported ones. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Rip Van Winkle, emblematic of Irving's work, can easily be interpreted in this light, but at the risk, perhaps, of a simplification.

2014 Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:11pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2014 Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability will be held 22 - 24 January 2014
at The University of Split, Split, Croatia. The conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

9-5-2013 Sixth International Conference on Global Studies

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:51pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Sixth International Conference on Global Studies, held in New Delhi, India on 5-7 September 2013, will address a range of critically important ideas relating to globalization in the world today. Following successful conferences in recent years in Moscow, Rid de Janeiro and Dubai, the Global Studies Conference 2013 welcomes participants to New Delhi, India. Once again, this conference will explore the dynamics of globalization, whether those perspectives view global processes from a macro perspective, or explore the minutiae of local manifestations of the global.

Engaging with Eco-ability 4/27 & 4/28/2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:28pm
Binghamton University

1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability"
University of Binghamton, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

Theme:
A Politics of Disability and Animal Liberation

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

The 1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability" will be hosted at Binghamton University April 27th & 28th, 2013. The conference will be organized and moderated by Anthony Nocella II and JL Schatz. The goal of this conference is to lay the groundwork for an edited book that's part of the Critical Animal Studies series published by Lexington Books.

10-15-2013 Third International Conference on Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:14pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Third International Conference on Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference, travels to the University of Texas, Austin, Texas on 15 October 2013, where local and sustainable food production is a cornerstone of the Austenite culture. A city rich with a dedicated community of locavores, some of the country's longest running farmers markets, and numerous slow foods advocate groups, Austin is an ideal location for the discussion of all the dimensions of food studies including agricultural, environmental, nutritional, health, social, economic and cultural perspectives on food. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

"The Art of Mothering," proposed special session for M/MLA (Milwaukee, November 7-10, 2013)

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:11pm
Elaina Ross/ Northeastern State University

American literature and culture has represented mothering in various ways over time, from the selfless Marmees of nineteenth-century novels to the permissive enablers and responsibility abdicators of contemporary texts such as The Glass Castle and Thirteen to the overbearing, controversial "Tiger" mother. "The Art of Mothering" seeks to explore the various facets of mothering as seen in American culture and literature. What does the shift in mothering styles say about American society? How do these portrayals compare with representations of fathers, or of mothers in other cultures? How does age play a part in a mother's style of parenting? To what extent does mothering represent the cultural situation of a woman?

Northeast Florida Literary Conference

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:04pm
English Graduate Organization/ University of North Florida

Novelist and activist Salman Rushdie observed, "Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." The exploration of literature provides a unique insight into the human condition, and the celebration of its scholarship is essential. The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for its spring conference, which will be held April 22nd, 2013.

3-6-2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:01pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, held at Chiba University, Chiba, Japan on 6-8 March 2013, will address a range of critically important themes relating to design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of 'design', as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

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