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Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, March 7-9, 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:49pm
University of Alaska Anchorage English Department

"The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric"

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 18th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, anthropology, and other related fields. The theme of this year's Pacific Rim Conference is "The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric." This theme seeks to explore not only the historical developments of English but also the ways we approach English today.

Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:29pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Critical Spaces of Diaspora for Liquid post-modernity (submissions: Abstract ,January 31st, 2013/ full paper, July 31st, 2013)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:31pm
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

In the 'new times' dramatic changes in the social, cultural, political, and economical spheres have brought fragmentation and growing pluralism of societies, and emergence of new identities, which render normative and stable meanings and discourses problematic. In the era of post-modernity and 'beyond', people have become mystified by the insurgency, disintegration, and liquidity of an age that is fraught with growing demands of ever-changing needs, obligations, and new versions of social and political conflicts around the globe.

Gore Vidal Revisited

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:37pm
Journal of American Studies of Turkey

In keeping with its stated aims, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Gore Vidal issue devoted to innovative pieces focusing on how his writing engages with American cultures past and present as well as with the rest of the world. Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:

Subvention : Deadline March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:22pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by March 1, 2013. Send proposals to Jessie Bray (brayjn@etsu.edu) and Bonnie Carr O'Neill (bco20@msstate.edu).

HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:21pm
Gabrie'l J. Atchison

I am editing an anthology called, Twin Crises: HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women (VAW) in Africa and the Black Diaspora. I have a strong collection of essays on the connection between HIV/AIDS and VAW in Africa and the United States. I am looking for essays on the following topics to supplement what has already been submitted.

Pedagogy or Community Project Award

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:21pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2013. Send proposals to: Jessie Bray (brayjn@etsu.edu) and Bonnie Carr O'Neill (bco20@msstate.edu)

Research Grant

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:19pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2013.Send proposals to Bonnie Carr O'Neill (bco20@msstate.edu) or Jessie Bray (brayjn@etsu.edu).

Graduate Student Paper Award

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:17pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2013) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2013). Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 20, 2012.

Autobiography as a writing strategy in Postcolonial Literture

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:42pm
Ben LEBDAI - University of Maine at Farmington

Autobiography as a writing strategy in postcolonial literature , 2nd, 3rd May 2013
full name / name of organization:
LEBDAI Benaouda
contact email:
benaouda.lebdai@univ-lemans.fr

International Conference
University of Maine at Farmington, USA and University of Maine, Le Mans, France, Labo 3L. AM
2 –3 May 2013
At Farmington – Maine – USA
Autobiography as a Writing Strategy
in Postcolonial Literature

Retirement Writing Anthology

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:30pm
Carol Smallwood, editor

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor:
Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).

Co-editor: 
Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal; Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011).

Anthology Call

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:28pm
Carol Smallwood, editor

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood
Co-ed., Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine "List of Best Books for Writers." Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Co-editor: Joan Gelfand
Development Chair for the Women's National Book Association, member of the National Book Critics Circle, Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, teaches writing, and is an award winning author.  

SCSECS annual meeting in Austin, TX Feb. 21-23 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:20pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This year's SCSECS meeting will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world"; the theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant."

Our conference aims to explore how people in the long eighteenth century conceived of and experienced friendships. What philosophical changes developed with regard to the idea of friendship? How did class and gender affect attitudes toward friendship? What personal, political and societal virtues supported friendship? In SCSECS's tradition of friendly openness, we welcome papers on other topics as well.

Our presenters typically come from a variety of disciplines covering the period of the "long" eighteenth century, 1650-1830.

CFP: Tra Scilla e Cariddi – Arte, miti e società nel paese dei mostri dimenticati

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:46pm
Entre Charybde et Scylla

Vi è una terra nel sud Italia, ricca di miti, credenze e tradizioni, che sembra soffrire ancora oggi, spesso suo malgrado, di molteplici pregiudizi e di una apparentemente inesorabile tendenza all'oblio. Laddove il mar Tirreno e quello Ionio si incontrano e si fondono, nelle cui correnti tuttora si nasconderebbero creature divine, laddove le montagne imponenti e al contempo benevole contemplano i tremori delle proprie pendici in un dialogo non sempre silenzioso con i propri fratelli vulcani, in questo territorio crudo e familiare c'è chi si impegna affinché il tesoro della cultura, motore portante ed imprescindibile di una mutazione, nonostante tutto, in continua evoluzione, si tramandi.

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