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English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Please submit paper proposals to the PAMLA website by April 22, 2012: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

The PAMLA 2012 conference will be held at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21, 2012.

WLA Conference 2012, November 7-10, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:20pm
Western Literature Association

Lubbock, Texas, is nicknamed "The Hub City" because it has historically been the crossroads of the vast, multicultural South Plains—home to Native peoples for 15,000 years, first dubbed the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains) by Coronado in 1540, and once referred to as the American Serengeti for its massive herds of buffalo, pronghorn, and deer. The WLA's 47th annual conference will take place at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock across the street from Texas Tech University. We will honor the careers of Distinguished Achievement Award winners Richard Slotkin and filmmaker and producer Joss Whedon, and engage with featured writers Annie Proulx, Christina Garcia, Barry Lopez, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others.

Highlights include:

Marry the Night: Nightlife, Performance, and Queer World Making

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:56pm
LGBTQ Focus Group, Association for Theater in Higher Education

August 1, 2012, Washington, D.C. Location, TBA.

What is nightlife? What possibilities do queer night worlds afford? How to speak about the relationship between nightlife and (queer) theater and performance? How are LGBTQ identities created, maintained and performed at night? How are alternative sexualities negotiated through the praxis of the queer night? And in what ways do race, desire, and nightlife intersect?

SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900 (Priority Deadline March 30)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:54pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The organizers are still accepting proposals for the American Literature II session at this year's convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held in San Antonio, TX, November 8-10, 2012. We are interested in seeing proposals for 15-minute papers on any topic related to American literature since 1900. Potential presenters are encouraged to keep in mind and incorporate this year's conference theme, "Death, Eros & the Literary Enterprise," but this is an open topic panel -- all proposals will be read with interest.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:12pm
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

CFP: The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP "Travel in Medieval Literature," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:39am
Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University

Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 300-word proposal by May 30 to Dr.

Special Graduate Issue of paj: The Journal of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (April 6)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:18am
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

paj: The Journal of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (formerly The Poetess Archive Journal) solicits articles for a special graduate student issue. We welcome a wide range of articles on Digital Humanities theory or practice, including topics such as:

Critical Code Theory
Crowd Sourcing Principles and Practice
Cultural Criticism in DH
Digital Pedagogy
Digital Rhetorics
OCR Principles and Practice
Project Development and Ideology

[UPDATE] Transitions in Comparative Studies

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:11am
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND (CLAI)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Prof Massimo Fusilo (Università dell'Aquila)
- Prof Richard Bradford (University of Ulster)
- Prof Marina Grishakova (University of Tartu)

CFP - "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place", International Canadian Studies Conference, Nova Scotia, Sept. 18-21, 2013

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:20am
Kathy-Ann Tan, University of Tuebingen

This is a proposed panel for the International Canadian Studies conference "Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre" organized by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.smu.ca/events/meetingplaces/

Panel: "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place"

Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:55am
Center for Cross-Cultural Studies

Dear Colleagues,
Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions for its 2012 Fall edition.

Cross-Cultural Studies is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published by Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University, Korea. Listed in Korea Citation Index, it seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the fields of cultural studies, language, and literature. Our journal welcomes inquiries into a particular culture and language as well as contrastive and comparative studies across different cultures.

 Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012.

 Manuscript format requirements:

PREOCCUPIED: Words, Wounds, and Workings of Occupations Past and Present, June 28-29, Kulturpark Berlin

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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:43pm
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programs

CALL FOR PAPERS
Submit Proposals to: emjdconference@gmail.com
Due: March 31 2012

Pairing the interdisciplinary nature of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programs with the innovation of multimedia storytelling, the PREOCCUPIED 2012 conference offers a platform for academics, activists and artists to challenge the confines of their disciplines: provoking thought, debate, and action on issues that have accelerated to global predominance in light of the recent occupations.

[UPDATE] Women's Writing in Canada & Québec Today: Alliances/Transgressions/Betrayals, October 12-14, 2012

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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 5:35pm
University of Alberta/The Banff Centre/Trudeau Foundation

REVISED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: APRIL 15

Women's Writing in Canada & Québec Today: Alliances/Transgressions/Betrayals

Écritures des femmes au Canada et au Québec aujourd'hui: alliances/transgressions/trahisons

• October 12-14, 2012, The Banff Centre, Alberta
• Spring 2013, Montreal (dates to be confirmed)

Organizing Committee:

Simon Harel, Director of the Department of Comparative Literature, Université de Montréal, and 2009 Trudeau Fellow. simon.harel@umontreal.ca

Marie Carrière, Director of the Canadian Literature Centre/ Centre de littérature canadienne, University of Alberta. carriere@ualberta.ca

SCMLA Rhetoric Open Topic

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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:28pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Affiliated with the MLA, the mission of the South Central MLA is to enhance members' involvement in scholarship, teaching, and research in the modern languages and literatures. We welcome new and established scholars from across the US and abroad to join us in promoting emerging approaches to language and literary study.

RHETORIC: Open Topic. This is an open panel, and any proposal related to rhetoric within any discourse (political, cultural, literary, etc.) is welcome. However, the theme Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise invites us to place particular emphasis on these themes.

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to:

[UPDATE] Romanticism RMMLA Oct. 11-13 2012

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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:18pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Looking to replace a few presenters who have dropped out of the panel - submit an abstract of 250 words on any topic related to British Romanticism to Lindsay Dearinger lindsay.dearinger@gmail.com by Friday, March 30th.

The Ethics and Poetics of Genre Literature - March 15-16 2012 - Montpellier (France)

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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:55pm
EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) - University Paul Valery of Montpellier 3, France

International Conference : « The ethics and poetics of genre literature »
March 15-16 2013
Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3
Organized by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)
With the support of the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (SSA)

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