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MLA 2014: 'I've Known Rivers': Water in African Diasporic Literary Consciousness

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:34am
Kameelah Martin; Folashade Alao

We seek innovative proposals for a special session on the trope of water in black literary consciousness at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago. We are particularly interested in research that engages water through the lens of migration, memory and access in the literature and cultures of the African diaspora. This includes, but is not limited to such topics as transatlantic crossings, water and black spirituality, and eco-criticism in addition to the excess of or limited access to water.

Kindly submit an abstract of 350 words and CV to BOTH organizers: Kameelah Martin (kmsamuel@uh.edu) and Folashade Alao (Alaof@mailbox.sc.edu) by March 15, 2013.

[UPDATE] Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:14am
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fourth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

Trauma & Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture, 12th & 13th July 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:22am
University of Portsmouth, UK

Trauma & Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture

12 & 13th July 2013
University of Portsmouth, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University, USA
Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
Alan Marcus, University of Aberdeen
Shonaleigh Cumbers, Storyteller

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Research Conference, Birmingham, May 10 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 4:52am
Roles Gender and Sexuality Forum, University of Birmingham

Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Conference

University of Birmingham,
10th May 2013

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Nadine Muller

This one-day interdisciplinary conference offers postgraduates the opportunity to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment. We invite applications for twenty-minute papers from researchers working within the fields of gender and sexuality studies. Suggestions for presentations may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- social policy, government legislation, and matters of the law

- cultural products: film / music / art / TV / literature

- media, representation, and social images

CFP--Call for edited collection: Birth, Loss, and Trouble: Women of Color Reflect (deadline May 17, 2013)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:14pm
Editors: Shanna Benjamin, Tanya Clark, and Mendi Obadike

Despite statistics that show a staggering number of pregnancies ending in miscarriage, pre-term labor, selective abortion, or stillbirth, the popular imaginary still portrays a healthy child as the inevitable outcome of nine months of pregnancy. For many women of color, the challenge of having a non-normative reproductive experience is coupled with the challenges of finding community or negotiating specific cultural attitudes toward birth. Do we feel isolated from communities where the women are expected to be white? Are we surprised to identify across cultural lines? Do we have specific cultural expectations to meet or overcome? Do our communities prepare us with useful resources for facing difficulties?

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing--April 20, 2013

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:43pm
Southern Connecticut State University English Department

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

The Annual Graduate English Conference at
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

April 20, 2013

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall
(D-Wing)

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2013
http://www.home.southernct.edu/~neverowv1/grad_eng_conf_2013_SCSU.html

Queer Relations: Revising the Victorian Family (proposal deadline: 1 April. 2013)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:13pm
Dr Duc Dau, University of Western Australia and Dr Shale Preston, Macquarie University

We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.

[UPDATE] Giving Voice to the Dead: Haunted Histories and Living Landscapes in Literature

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:25pm
PCEA

[UPDATE] The Pennsylvania College English Assoc. has extended the submission deadline for our 2013 conference. We will accept individual and panel submissions until Feb. 15, 2013.

Giving Voice to the Dead: Haunted Histories and Living Landscapes in Literature
Pennsylvania College English Association Annual Conference
March 14-16, 2013
Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA

Time and the Sublime around 1800

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:15pm
MLA 2014 (Special Session Proposal)

For a special session proposal for MLA 2014 (Chicago, Jan. 9-12). Seeking proposals for innovative presentations on temporalities in any national literature/culture in the decades surrounding 1800, with special interest in the sublime or other elements of Romantic aesthetics. Topics might include but are not limited to revolutionary time in France or Haiti, time and trauma, queering Romantic senses of time, exceptionalist temporality and American expansionism, kairos and British imperialism, the temporality of the Romantic artist.

Seeking Panelists for NAVSA 2013: "Evidence Gone Wild: Victorian Animality and Sexuality"

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 4:32pm
NAVSA 2013: "Evidence"

Dear Victorian Scholars of Sexuality:

I am a PhD candidate in English literature at Indiana University-Bloomington seeking fellow scholars of Victorian animality and/or sexuality with whom to propose a panel for NAVSA 2013 on Evidence. I would prefer other scholars who have ABD status or who are faculty at universities, but of course exceptions can be made.

The deadline for NAVSA 2013 submissions is March 1, 2013.

Below is a brief and provisional abstract (250 words) on the panel as I see it now (the parameters of the panel are adjustable):

"Evidence Gone Wild: Victorian Animality and Sexuality"

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 4:26pm
Peggy Tally & betty.kaklamanidou

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

We are inviting submissions for an edited collection on the HBO show Girls (2011-present).

MLA 2014: Class Vulnerabilities in Academia

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 3:21pm
Michele Fazio, Sara Appel

Roundtable on the dangers and potentialities of class as a marker of scholarly, pedagogical, and social vulnerability within the academy. Send 250-word abstracts to Michele or Sara by March 10.

Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore -- Essay Collection

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:41pm
Shelley Ingram, Todd Richardson, and Willow Mullins

The editors of the collection "Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore" are soliciting additional proposals for articles and essays that betray conventional notions about proper methods, theories and subjects within folklore and folklore studies. As a whole, this collection interrogates the unspoken assumptions and obligations that shape the types of cultural work deemed "proper" to be carried out by folklorists, whether the folklorists be hobbyists, academics, or in the public sector. We are especially interested in contributions that betray and/or subvert the discipline's conventions by investigating expressive traditions that are generated in and through popular or so-called "normative" cultures.

Essay Collection: Smallville

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:10pm
Nadine Farghaly and Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an essay collection on Smallville.

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