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Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon

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Monday, July 11, 2011 - 6:06am
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Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
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Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:

Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 10:11pm
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Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2011

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 9:17pm
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South Asian Literary Association (SALA)

PERFORMING SOUTH ASIA AT HOME AND ABROAD

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Keynote Guests: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Charles Johnson

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

Venue: Hyatt Place Downtown, 110 6th Avenue North (at Denny Way)

Update on 'Poetic Optimism ...': The new deadline is 15 August 2011

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 4:55pm
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Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Nick Davis
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We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'. This collection will explore the meaning and application of poetic optimism in relation to the question of social identity from 1794 to 1878.

A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon (Abstract Submission Deadline August 30, 2011)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 1:22pm
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Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon (Abstract Submission Deadline August 30, 2011)
Held by the Early Modern Colloquium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
October 15, 2011

Keynote speaker: Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)

Reading Love and Violence in VIctorian Literature

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 11:55am
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Robert E. Lougy, Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the dynamics of love and violence in the British literature of the Victorian period, examining the question of why this fascination, why the rich and frequent presence of these sites of violence and love in an age that extolled the virtues of restraint, moderation, control. What can such an inquiry tell us about the age, its artists, and their audience? Submit a 250 word abstract by September 30, 2011. Robert E. Lougy, The Pennsylvania State University

Reading Love and Violence in Victorian Literatdure

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 11:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Robert E. Lougy, Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the dynamics of love and violence in the British literature of the Victorian period, examining the question of why this fascination, why the rich and frequent presence of these sites of violence and love in an age that extolled the virtues of restraint, moderation, control. What can such an inquiry tell us about the age, its artists, and their audience? Robert E. Lougy, The Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Robert Lougy

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference, 27 April 2012

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 4:44am
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University of Exeter
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Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference

University of Exeter, 27th April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)
Ian Jenkins (British Museum)

Statuary has offered a privileged site for the articulation of sexual experience and ideas, and the formation of sexual knowledge. From prehistoric phallic stones, mythological representations of statues and sculptors, e.g. Medusa or Pygmalion, to the Romantic aesthetics and erotics of statuary and the recurrent references to sculpture in nineteenth- and twentieth-century sexology and other new debates on sexuality, the discourse of the statue intersects with constructions of gender, sex and sexuality in multiple ways.

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:27pm
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Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University
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This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012. The panel will explore the ways in which the representation of addiction or compulsive behaviors constitute individual subjects as variously othered. Some questions presenters might answer include: What comes of the intersection of addiction and, for instance, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference?

Claremont Journal of Religion: CFP

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:11pm
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Claremont Journal of Religion
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Call for Papers: Claremont Journal of Religion is issuing a call for papers for its upcoming Inaugural Issue set to come out January 2012. We invite papers related to any of these topics:

Defining Religion
Theories of Religion
Religion and Society
Religious Pluralism
Religion, the Public Sphere, and American Politics

Deadline for submission is November 1, 2011. Please see "submission" page for requirements, formatting, and general submission information. Email your submission to Kile Jones, Editor-in-chief, at kile.jones@cst.edu. www.claremontjournal.com

2nd Conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture, Nancy & Metz (France), 7-9 June 2012 (Submission deadline 1 October 2011)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 12:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Université Nancy 2

Languages: English, French, Italian and German
Abstract submission deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Conference welcomes speakers from all fields of Medieval Studies, including History, Diplomatics, Art History, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, Theology and Law.

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 11:38am
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest.

Teaching John Dos Passos

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 9:24am
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The John Dos Passos Society/American Literature Association
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The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which he work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send your abstract and a brief CV or resume to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 3:52am
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

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