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CFP SCMS Boston 2012 Media Paratexts and Gendered Marketing

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Laird
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Hi all,
I'm looking for one more person to join my panel for SCMS 2012 on
media paratexts and gendered marketing (see abstract draft below).
If anyone is interested, please shoot me an email.

Best,
Colleen

Colleen A. Laird
Lecturer
Japanese Studies
Department of Language, Literature, and Culture
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

PhD Candidate
Japanese Cinema and Gender Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
University of Oregon

March 15-18, 2012

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 3:38pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Deadline for abstract submission: Sept 20, 2011

Love and Society in Giovanni Boccaccio: Comedy, Elegy, Tragedy
This session aims to explore the way(s) in which love and/or society are treated in Boccaccio's works. Papers concerning the relationship between Boccaccio and previous Italian/European traditions, or Boccaccio's influence on subsequent Italian/European generations of authors are also welcome.

Send your abstract of 150-250 words to Jelena Todorovic, at jtodorovic@wisc.edu, by September 20, 2011.

ASECS 2012; San Antonio, TX; "Marginalia and E-Readers?: The Extra-Textual Study of 18th-Century Literature Then and Now"

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 2:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger
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I am chairing the following panel at the next American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, which will occur on March 22-25, 2012, in San Antonio, TX. Please read the CFP below and submit an abstract if you would like to give a paper related to the topic:

O'Neill & Post-colonialism 36th Annual Comparative Drama Conference Stevenson University, Maryland March 29-31, 2012

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 1:11pm
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J. Chris Westgate / The Eugene O’Neill Society
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Beginning with Eugene O'Neill's sea plays and continuing through much of his oeuvre are concerns with global themes, including the problematic encounters between cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. Following recent trends in criticism that have sought to situate modernist writers within post-colonial discourse, this panel intends to consider how plays like Thirst, The Movie Man, Moon of the Carribbees, The Emperor Jones and others intersect with post-colonialism.

Toleration and its Discontents, ASECS San Antonio (March 22-25, 2012)

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Mello/ ASECS 2012
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This panel seeks papers that complicate and deepen our understanding of the role of religious difference in the development of eighteenth-century literature, culture, and society. Toleration is an inherently ironic and unsatisfying concept that gives the appearance of inclusiveness, but entails nothing of acceptance or equality. Such an understanding of tolerance informs Stanley Fish's claim that "any regime of tolerance will be founded by an intolerant gesture of exclusion" and "those who institute such a regime will do everything they can to avoid confronting the violence that inaugurates it." In other words, toleration is typically a pragmatic doctrine that favors political expedience over freedom of conscience.

Collection of Essays for Sports in the Humanities

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 9:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory J. Thompson
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Sports in the Humanities

From Jacob wrestling in the Bible to Shakespearean references of bear baiting to Hemingway's Old Man to George Carlin's Football vs. Baseball routine, sport has embodied metaphors that help to explain the human experience and the human condition.

This collection of essays intends to explore the representation of sports in literature, painting, architecture, sculpture, philosophy and religion. From the examination of those representations we will see how sports have long been a common means of understanding how humans have understood themselves and the world around them.

Questions to Consider:

• How have sports been represented in the arts?

Mothers and Fathers in Margaret Atwood's Work

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 9:17am
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NeMLA/Margaret Atwood Society
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Co-Sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society. This proposed round table for 2012 NeMLA invites brief presentations on all aspects of mothers and fathers, including: mothering and fathering, absent and present parents, parental substitutes, fractured families, the Demeter/ Persephone myth in Atwood's fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Please send proposals of 250-300 words to Danette DiMarco at danette.dimarco@sru.edu by September 30, 2011.

Making Sense(s) of William Blake

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 8:01am
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Richard Tayson / The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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Making Sense(s) of William Blake

This panel, which will present at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Rochester, New York on March 15 - 18, 2012, explores Blake's contradictory depictions of the body in his texts and images, finding new ways to explore the wide range of figurations pertaining to the senses and to foster inquiry of concepts crucial to the analysis of Blake's time, including identity, gender, sexuality, and aesthetics. Send 300-500-word abstracts as Word or PDF attachments to rtayson@earthlink.net, along with a brief bio.

CFP: Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices [Oct 31, 2011; March 1-3, 2012]

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 4:40am
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Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach
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47th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
March 1st-3rd, 2012
Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices

Plenary Speaker: Ilan Stavans
Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College

Special B-Word Public Lecture: An Evening with Azar Nafisi

"Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write." ~ Hugo L. Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1963

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches" ~ Ray Bradubury, Fahrenheit 451

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 3:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / NEMLA 2012
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From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

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

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2:21pm
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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).

Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 12:51pm
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Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural | http://preternature.org
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UPDATED INFORMATION:

The journal Preternature (Penn State Press) invites articles that explore the relationship between objects, users and the preternatural world. How were objects construed? In what social, political and cultural contexts were they deployed, and how did the ways they were used help construct experience? How were these instruments related to crucial issues of proof and persuasion?

Sketched by themselves. Society tested by "panoramic" literature

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:31am
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Interférences littéraires - Literaire Interferenties (Open Access Journal)

Sketched by themselves
Society tested by "panoramic" literature
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Special issue of the open acces journal 'Interferences littéraires - Literaire interferenties' (number 8, May 2012)
edited by Nathalie Preiss (Université de Reims) & Valérie Stiénon (F.N.R.S - Université de Liège )

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