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Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf, University of Saskatchewan, 7-10 June 2012

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ann Martin
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Some collaboration has to take place in the mind . . . before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open…. (A Room of One's Own)

We have come together…to make one thing, not enduring—for what endures?—but seen by many eyes simultaneously. (The Waves)

This conference invites explorations of Virginia Woolf's work from a range of different disciplinary perspectives and practices. We welcome proposals on any aspect of Woolf studies, and especially papers or performances that:

[UPDATE] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
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From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (http://narrative.georgetown.edu/conferences/2012_Narrative_Flyer.pdf).

Call for papers: Linguistics Area Feb. 8-11, 2012

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:21pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Deadline Dec. 1, 2011
The 33rd Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February -11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://swtxpca.org/
Proposals are now being accepted for the Linguistics Area, which will focus on language in society. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
• Language and the Media

CFP - International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Smith/ The George Washington University
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Call for Papers
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Area: Women's and Gender Studies

International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

Of late, many women food writers are recording their global food stories, whether they are making sense divergent cultural identities at home or recording their culinary adventures abroad. This panel centers on women's food writing, looking specifically at stories that emphasize women's international food experiences. Papers should focus on women's global food stories, and they may explore different kinds of food writing (fiction, memoir, cookbooks, etc.).

"Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* at 200" (ASECS 2012 - San Antonio); 15 Sep 2011 proposal deadline

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott Krawczyk, Department of English and Philosophy, USMA, West Point
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Inspired by the 200th anniversary of its controversial publication, this panel welcomes papers that address Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* from any critical perspective. Needless to say, Barbauld is gaining more and more critical attention, and this panel looks to harness some of the scholarly energy and interest surrounding this important author and work. The panel will comprise three twenty-minute papers followed by a response to each from William McCarthy, recipient of the 2011 Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize for *Anna Letitia Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment.*

[UPDATE] CFP: Vanguard & Revolution / Bicentenary, 1 October 2011

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas - Venezuela

vanguardia & revolución/ tiempos bicentenarios

Cierre de la convocatoria: 15 de agosto de 2011

Para el segundo número de SUR/versión, proponemos, no una convocatoria doble, sino una convocatoria que se desdobla en vanguardia & revolución / tiempos bicentenarios. E identificamos, a partir de este desdoblamiento y cruce, las siguientes líneas de indagación:

Translation of Resistance Literature

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Riham Alhossary/ Binghamton University
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NeMLA 2012 Convention

Translation of Resistance Literature

This panel will address the translation of resistance literature. Since this literature is usually intended for a local audience and is written in the local language of the resistance,should it be translated into other languages? Does translation benefit the resistance or does it come as a detriment to it? Speakers are encouraged to draw upon their own experiences in translating resistance literature if possible. Please submit 250-300 word abstract to Riham Alhossary (ralhoss1@binghamton.edu)

Please note: A publishing house is interested in publishing a volume on this topic.

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English', 2nd International Conference, 16-18 July 2012, University of Lincoln, UK

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Following the success of the 2010 conference 'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade' there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, 'Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?'

[UPDATE] Ninth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 11:48am
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Nothing New Under the Sun?: Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking [Oct. 28-29, 2011]

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 11:01am
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University of Florida English Graduate Organization
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Nothing New Under the Sun?: Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking

2011 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference

October 28-29, 2011, at the University of Florida

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers across disciplines concerning the idea of novelty in literature, film, rhetoric or the production of art. By interrogating the causes and effects of novelty in the life of an artist, scholar or artistic movement, we hope to destabilize the boundaries around the "old" and "new" and trace the lingering impact of these game-changers across both time and disciplines.

Goscelin of St. Bertin--May 10-13, 2012

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 10:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Mayus / International Congress on Medieval Studies
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Goscelin of St. Bertin was one of the most prolific and influential hagiographers to come out of the late 11th century, and certain of his works—most notably the Liber Confortatorius—have rightfully garnered much recent scholarly attention. In addition, several of Goscelin's works, such as his hagiographic accounts of the female saints of Ely, have been given recent critical editions. Meanwhile some of his other works, such as his accounts of the early archbishops of Canterbury, are only now undergoing the process of editing and have not yet been printed in modern editions. This session welcomes papers from scholars who are working on Goscelin's more familiar texts as well as those who are working on texts which have received little previous attention.

[REMINDER] CFP 'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:32am
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Excursions Journal

Excursions Journal
Call For Papers
'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'
Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011
Submit online at: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html
'The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not
the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history which is in keeping with this
insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency,
and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.'

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