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Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Fiction

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:34am
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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 2012

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Naomi Edwards at Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression - Proposals by 31 October 2011

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 9:19am
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Gylphi Limited
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Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression (Gylphi) – call for chapters

Eds. Jason Lee and Andrew Wilson, University of Derby

We invite proposals for a collection of original interdisciplinary essays –

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression to be published in Gylphi's Transgressive Culture series.

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 8:25am
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Martin Paul Eve
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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:

Global Science Fiction Cinema conference (April 12-14, 2012)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 1:52am
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Sarah Wells and Jennifer Feeley / University of Iowa

Call for Papers:
"Visions of the Future: Global SF Cinema"
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, April 12-14, 2012
Deadline: August 31, 2011

Keynote Speakers:
Professor N. Katherine Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University)
Professor Thomas LaMarre (East Asian Studies, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University)

Featured Presenter:
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (Asian Studies; Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia)

Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians Call for Chapter Proposals

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 1:27am
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Matthew Lynch, Ed. D.
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Praeger will be publishing a two-volume series entitled, Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians. This is the 2nd call for proposals and we're looking for 5-7 additional contributors for this two-volume set. For consideration, submit a 150-200 word proposal by September 10th, 2011 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at lynch39083@ao1.com. Chapters of 8,000-10,000 words will be due by November 10th, 2011. For each politician, the editor has 1-3 sources to get you started.

Available Black Reconstruction Era Politicians

[UPDATE] "Rethinking Seneca's Influence on Early Modern Drama" (09/30/2011; NEMLA, Rochester NY: 03/15-18)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:00pm
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Nicola Imbracsio/ University of New Hampshire
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For years, scholars have demonstrated the debt that Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and other playwrights owe to Seneca's work. Such foundational criticism has often pointed to Seneca's plot devices, characterization, language, and form that inspired later Renaissance dramatists. However, recent scholarship demonstrates Seneca's effect on early modern subject construction and performance conditions. This panel aims to continue and extend the current reconsideration of Seneca's influence on early modern drama by gathering papers that "rethink" Seneca's works and influence in light of feminist, queer, post-colonial, and materialist theoretical perspectives.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @ Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:55pm
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Fordham University GEA
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An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

Black Migration Symposium

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:10pm
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Black Migration Symposium

Black Migration Symposium
February 10-11, 2012
Nashville, TN

Conveners:
Professors Trica Keaton, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Jemima Pierre, Michelle Shepherd
Vanderbilt University

Reminder: Edited Collection/Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction, 1890-1965

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 2:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lori Ostergaard
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Despite the often innovative and vital work of secondary educators in the United States, high schools and normal schools have not been widely explored as important sites in the disciplinary history of composition-rhetoric. Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction will address this gap by providing a robust collection of archival studies of normal school pedagogies, high school classroom and extracurricular practices, and teacher research.

Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928) - 15-17 June 2012

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:40pm
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Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:

Helen Berry (Newcastle University) on Sex, Marriage and the Castrato
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on Oscar Wilde's Sexual Practices
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London) on Rape, Representation and Slavery
Richard C. Sha (American University) on Romanticism and the Paradoxes of Free Love

Thinking Verse Issue II

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:24pm
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David Nowell Smith, www.thinkingverse.com
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Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, 'The Condition of Music'.

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