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Paradoxes of the threshold : literature, place and the environment in 19th-21st century literatures 25-26 october 2012

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:07am
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Université de Louvain (Belgium)

Human beings continuously experience the threshold space between what separates them from and what connects them with the world. Literature and theatre have never ceased to question this dimension, which fore and foremost involves words, discourses and representations. Immersed in their environment, human subjects however maintain with the latter a relationship that is fundamentally problematic, as exemplified in the multiplicity of forms this relationship can take.

NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY): "ʻYouʼve Got She-Mail!ʼ: Drag and Discursive Limits in RuPaulʼs Drag Race

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:09am
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Diana Aldrete
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We invite submissions that attempt to expand upon current representations of drag performance in mainstream popular culture. Papers will problematize drag performance and parody as staged in RuPaul's series, RuPaul's Drag Race and may address taboo, the hyperbolized feminine, linguistic play, drag 'families', the legibility of queer bodies in a televised space, intertextuality
and the subversion of queer issues.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by August 15th to either Diana Aldrete at aldreted@gmail.com or Melissa McCarron at melissajmccarron@gmail.com.

Canadian Postwar Literatures, the 1940s and Beyond (Essay Collection for 2011/12)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:00am
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Dr. Peter Webb
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Contributors are sought for a critical essay collection on Canadian postwar literatures for submission to an internationally distributed British academic press in 2012. Besides war itself the book will address themes relevant to postwar social and cultural conditions. A key aim for the volume is to extend criticism of Canada's postwar literature beyond the often discussed First World War (without necessarily ignoring it) to consider how the Second World War, the Vietnam War, recent wars in Africa/ Bosnia/ the Middle East, and other conflicts have influenced postwar themes in Canadian literature. Recoveries of forgotten/ underappreciated works are especially welcome, as are considerations of recent works worthy of greater critical attention.

[REMINDER] CFP for 2012 ASSC Grad Student Conference at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:06pm
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Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
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Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal's Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South (Spring 2013)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:56pm
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CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal’s Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South

Call for Papers
A Special Issue of The Global South
Edited by Claudia Milian and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo

Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal's Centennial

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

[UPDATE] Transgendered Feminism

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:48pm
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MP An Online Feminist Journal

MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline Extended to September 30, 2011

Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism? What is the role of feminism within queer studies? What is the role of feminism for those who occupy the interstice between male and female? Is gender performance feminist? MP Journal welcomes academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of transgendered feminisms. International submissions are encouraged.

Beat Generation and Counterculture Literature February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:57pm
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33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
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Call for Papers: Beat Generation and Counterculture

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
US

Submission Deadline: 12/1/11, Priority Registration Deadline 12/31/11

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