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CFP - Edited Collection: Textual Multiplicity in Medieval and Golden Age Spain

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:01pm
Belen Bistue and Anne Roberts

We invite contributions to an edited volume tentatively titled DISOBEDIENT PRACTICES: TEXTUAL MULTIPLICITY IN MEDIEVAL AND GOLDEN AGE SPAIN. We intend this volume to add to the conversation about the interplay of literary practices and forms of civil disobedience.

More specifically, this project seeks to explore the ways in which textual multiplicity threatens (state-sponsored attempts at) political unification in medieval and early modern Spain.

Victorian Mixed Media 19-21 October 2012

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 7:34pm
Victorians Institute

The 41st Meeting of the Victorians Institute
19-21 October 2012
at
Virginia Commonwealth University

Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to dlatane@vcu.edu by 1 May 2012. Papers are invited on any aspect of the rubric, including,

CFP: Collection of Essays on AMC's BREAKING BAD

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 4:47pm
David Pierson, University of Southern Maine

This is a CFP for critical essays for an edited collection on AMC's original series Breaking Bad. Premiering on January 20, 2008, Breaking Bad has been critically acclaimed and called one of television's best all-time dramatic series. It will end its fifth and final season in 2012-13. Despite garnering critical notice, Breaking Bad has received little serious scholarly attention in academic circles.

MLA 2013 Boston "Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in Antebellum America" (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 4:44pm
Rebecca L. Williams

This panel examines bawdy-house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

Topics and/or critical paradigms can include, but are certainly not limited to: miscegenation, class, disease, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, expansion, politics, temperance, manners, conduct, prostitution, gambling, race, gender, abolitionism, feminism, religion, sporting life, critical race/queer theory and reader-response.

Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca L. Williams, rebelwill7@gmail.com, with 'MLA 2013' in subject line.

Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor at SAMLA (Durham, NC, 9-11 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:45pm
Eudora Welty Society

Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, especially in terms of their uses of "the grotesque." This panel, a joint venture with the Flannery O'Connor Society, aims to put Welty and O'Connor's works (both visual and literary) in conversation with each other in ways that are not commonly seen in criticism. While papers dealing with more familiar conversation points between Welty and O'Connor's works will be considered, the session's specific goal is to expand our understanding of the authors' thematic intersections and parallels. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, Welty and O'Connor's treatments of region, race, gender, and class.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:39pm
South Central College English Association

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at olemiss.edu before Friday, 30 March 2012.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:34pm
South Central College English Association

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

42nd Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust & the Churches: May 12-14, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:16pm
Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust & the Churches and Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

The Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches (ASC), under the leadership of Honorary Chairman Elie Wiesel, invites you to join fellow scholars next May as we continue the significant legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke: to remember, learn, and explore the lessons of the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle.

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.

The Voice-Over (Vol.8, No.1)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 6:55pm
Cinephile

Deadline for Draft Submissions: March 15, 2012

During the past three decades, studying the voice has intrigued many film theorists and thinkers. Arguing that the cinematic image is an audiovisual space largely structured according to human body and voice, some scholars (Mary Ann Doane, Sarah Kozloff, and Michel Chion, among others) have been drawn to the various manifestations and mysterious connotations of the non-visualized voice.

Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 5:10pm
Penn State University

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody's Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and
the Woody Guthrie Archives to create the centennial celebrations
of Guthrie's life and work. The year-long celebration will include a
host of concerts, programs, and events taking place throughout the
country. Penn State is one of four universities that will host those
events, and we seek papers for an interdisciplinary conference
devoted to Woody Guthrie and his legacy.
The conference on September 7–9, 2012, will include performances
on the evenings of Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.

"Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes" (November 9-12, 2012)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 2:06pm
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes." We are seeking papers that examine Langston Hughes's writings within the context of the special session topic. Please email a one page typed abstract, a biographical profile, and contact information to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by June 1, 2012. Any accepted presenter must join the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and The Langston Hughes Society. Accepted presenters will be notified of the deadline for joining SAMLA and the Langston Hughes Society.

[Update] New Theme Added/Deadline Extended Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:57pm
University of the Arts London/ University of East London

Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.

In line with the latest trends within masculinity scholarship, this collection shall deal with representations of masculinities in Indian culture, in general, and literary and visual representations, in particular. The aim of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it focuses on studies that question traditionally normative representations of Indian masculinities. On the other, it seeks to highlight new alternative representations of manhood.

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