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"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature" M/MLA; 4/15/09; 11/12-15/09

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:33pm
Sean Kelly, Wilkes University

"Imagining Frontiers: Identity and Movement in Early American Literature." In keeping with the conference theme, "Migration," this panel will examine the ways in which the issues of emigration, migration, expansion, and settlement in early American literature, from William Bradford's depictions of landing in Plymouth to James Fennimore Cooper's novelistic representations of the frontier, inform constructions of personal and national identity.

Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance, May 24-27, 2010, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 11:41am
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies

The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies is pleased to announce its first annual Symposium. Scholars whose research concerns any aspect of the Symposium topic are invited to send proposals to the Directors of the Institute. (Applicants should feel free to interpret both "literature" and "religious conflict" in broad terms.)

Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, 4/30/09; 9/26/09

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 11:23am
East Tennessee State University, Drs. Katherine Weiss and Thomas Alan Holmes

The Third Annual Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature (SASCOL) is seeking papers dealing with any aspect of literature and/or film. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages (15 minutes reading time) and should be a scholarly work. We are not accepting creative writing.

This student conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Keynote Speaker: Amy Kaufman of Wesleyan College, scholar of Medieval Literature.

The conference will be held at Culp Center on the ETSU campus in Johnson City, TN on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Registration fee: $30 (registration covers keynote banquet).

Transnational/Global Beats

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 10:33am
Nancy Grace & Jennie Skerl

Call For Papers
Transnational/Global Beats: A Collection of Essays
Editors: Jennie Skerl and Nancy Grace
Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2009

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

New Voices 2009: The Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse (October 22-24, 2009) [GRADUATE]

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 9:26am
New Voices Conference: Georgia State University Graduate English Assoc.

The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.

"Between Modernism and the Lyric" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 8:17am
Reena Sastri

Current work on lyric often sets Romantic interiority against postmodernist models of how language shapes the subject from without. Lyric is understood either through its traditional association with the expressive self, or through the ability of its formal features to highlight its status as literary language and suggest the alterity of all language. These discussions tend to elide or misrepresent distinctively modernist engagements with the relation of subjectivity to poetry.

MPCA/ACA: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, 2009, Detroit, MI -- Deadline 30 April

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 1:35am
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction

2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009
Detroit, MI
http://www.mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2009

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Detroit, MI October 30-November 01, 2009.

Literary Paritantra (Systems)-An International Journal on literature and theory, invites articles for Vol. 1, No. 3 Issue

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:47am
Literary Paritantra (Systems), Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Literary Paritantra (Systems)
An International Journal on Literature and Theory
Print Journal ISSN 0974 - 7915
Online Journal ISSN 0974 – 7923
www.literaryparitantra.org
A Publication of Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India

Literary Paritantra (Systems) invites articles for its Vol. 1, No. 3 issue which will be released in June 2009.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 9:56pm
South Central Modern Language Association

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Textual Studies
Bibliography
History of the Book
Authorship
Rare Books
Pedagogy
Paratextuality
Media Studies
E-texts

And any other permutation thereof.

Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.

Dramas of Life in the Renaissance

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 8:40pm
Lloyd Kermode / California State University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Why has human society consistently incorporated drama into its sense of self and community? Why do people want to watch other people "playing out" scenarios in history and fiction? Why are people compelled to live out stories and explain themselves and their relations to other people, places, and objects in dramatic ways? Where do we draw the line in historiography, theater history, art and literary studies between "drama" and the "dramatic" - between official play and the merely playful?

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 6:17pm
Timothy Mark Robinson /Bates College

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (July 10, 2009)



Contributors sought for The Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be published by Facts on File in 2010.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists and historical figures, and it will define various terminologies and subjects related to American slavery.

Speaking of Grief: Death and Language in Modernism (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 4:54pm
Daniel Moore (Queen's University, Canada)

If the Holocaust motivated aesthetic theorists and writers to rethink the premise of the literary mode altogether, stated in one form by Theodore Adorno in his 1951 claim that to write "poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," early-twentieth-century writers tended to respond to the most violent and rife deaths of their time by zeroing in on words themselves. We may find the most prominent meeting of fatality and diction in the modernist period in attacks on languages of militarism and commemoration launched from a host of quarters, in particular by ex-servicemen following the Great War.

1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 4:12pm
Canadian and Northeast American Societies for 18th-Century Studies

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

Call for Panels and Papers for a conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 5-8 November 2009

on the theme

1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

1759: DES EMPIRES QUI SE FONT ET SE DÉFONT

Plenary Speakers: Fred Anderson (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Alain Beaulieu (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Deadline: 1 May 2009

Joyce Hemlow Prize in Frances Burney Studies

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:46pm
Audrey Bilger/Burney Society

Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century
literary scholarship.

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:10pm
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."

The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:

CFP: Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2009, Boston MA

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 1:30pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

November 5-7, 2009
Boston, MA

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Critical Anthology on Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 10:45am
Sandip Ain

We are editing a critical anthology on The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh. We have received papers from scholars and teachers from some Universities in the United States and South America apart from papers authored by teachers of colleges and universities in India. Ghosh himself has also been kind enough to give an interview to be printed in the volume. We require a few more essays especially focussing on the following topics:

Call for Publication on the Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology -- due July 31

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 10:44am
Cristine Soliz

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

Call for Publication on the Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology -- due July 31

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 10:41am
Cristine Soliz

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

Call for Publication on the Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology -- due July 31

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 10:38am
Cristine Soliz

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

Edited Volume: Harvey Milk and Queer Politics (30/07/09)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:46pm
Edited Volume

The Queer Politics of Harvey Milk: An Edited Collection

"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."

- Harvey Milk, "In Case" [Audio Tape]: 1977

"Harvey's life was theater."

- Anne Kronenberg, Oscars interview: 2009

Philip Roth panels at the Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, Salt Lake City, Sept. 9-12, 2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 8:37pm
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel or two at this year's American Literature Association's Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium. The topic is open, and papers concerning any aspect of Roth's work are welcome. We would also welcome any proposals for ready-made panels concerning Roth, his fiction, and any cultural issues surrounding his texts. Abstracts for paper and panel proposals should be 250-350 words, and should be sent to rothsociety@gmail.com.

For more information about the ALA Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, please visit http://www.jahlit.org/.

Prison Writing / Writing Prison , Récits de prison / Figures de prison

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:28am
Deena Rymhs

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Literature
Prison Writing / Writing Prison

Guest Editors: Roxanne Rimstead (Université de Sherbrooke) and Deena Rymhs (July 2009, University of British Columbia)
Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2009.

Prison Writing / Writing Prison , Récits de prison / Figures de prison

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:26am
Deena Rymhs

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Literature
Prison Writing / Writing Prison: Contexts and Discourses

Guest Editors: Roxanne Rimstead (Université de Sherbrooke) and Deena Rymhs (St. Francis Xavier University)
Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2009.

Language, culture and ideology in the history of Anglo-Italian relations (Gargnano del Garda, Italy, 28-30 September 2009)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 6:07am
Giovanni Iamartino / University of Milan

The aim of the conference – which is organized by the Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Straniere Comparate of the University of Milan in cooperation with research groups from the Universities of Padova, Pisa, Leicester and Malta – is to gather together academics from as diverse backgrounds as possible (linguistics, literature, cultural studies, history, history of art, film studies, theatre studies etc) in order to study how ideological and cultural differences shaped and shape the relations between Italy and the Anglo-American world.

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