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CFP: Dickens and the Visual Imagination 2012

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:50am
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University of Surrey and the Paul Mellon Centre
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An international two-day conference to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012
9-10 July 2012
This conference, hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.

Plenary speaker: Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University). Other speakers to be confirmed.

Call for contributions to essay collection: Children's series books and internationalism

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Marietta Frank, U Pitt-Bradford, and Karen Sands-O'Connor, Buffalo State College

The editors are currently seeking proposals for a collection of essays investigating internationalism in children's series books. With the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center bombings, the "Arab Spring," and the increasing demands of non-Western countries for a voice in global politics, this is a particularly pertinent moment to examine how literature for children faces the challenges and possibilities of global interaction. Series books, with their reliance on the comfort of the familiar blended with the lure of adventure, frequently use the foreign and/or international setting as moral proving ground for the characters.

Transatlantic Gender-Crossings: Masquerade, Transvestitisms & the Carnivalesque / NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Anita Duneer / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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This panel seeks papers on gender-crossings in fiction and drama by authors on both sides of the Atlantic. Topics might include a variety of literary and performative crossings, which transgress and re-imagine gender roles, or challenge the notion of discrete binaries of gender and sexuality. Of particular interest are papers that explore the ways in which literary masquerades, transvestitisms, and carnivalesque versions of gender or sexual identity intersect with issues of race, class, and national identity.

The Beautiful Eater

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:58am
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The Beautiful Eater
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The Beautiful Eater is accepting personal essays, poetry and recipes from women who seek authenticity, liberation, and purpose through food. The Beautiful Eater is a woman who constantly strives for the fine balance between her emotional and physical wants and needs for her health, her family, her community—and most importantly—her taste for life. We're looking for women who are on a journey towards being an authentic, conscious eater, a spiritual eater, a political eater, a compassionate and shrewd food citizen, but most of all, can envision herself as a Beautiful Eater. Beautiful Eaters may have overcome or still struggle with eating disorders, chronic diseases, allergies, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting or any number of issues that involve food.

"Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines"- - -2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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In Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora editor Sheree R. Thomas states that her purpose for the series ". . . [is] to offer readers an enjoyable entrée to the diverse range of speculative fiction from the African diaspora and to encourage more talented writers and scholars to explore the genre" (xii). Sheree also uses the term "unobserved literary tradition" to acknowledge the unrecognized contributions people of African descent make to speculative fiction. The aim of this panel is to make their literary tradition visible by contributing to the discourse on speculative literature from the African diaspora through the examination of contemporary writers and their works.

BLACK TEACHERS THEORIZING

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:10pm
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Hilton Kelly, Davidson College and Daniella Cook, University of Tula
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This special issue of Educational Studies will address "black teachers theorizing" as an overlooked topic in the literature on black teacher's lives and work by drawing upon contemporary empirical and theoretical studies that extends and moves beyond culturally relevant instruction and pedagogy. The guest editors seek manuscripts that examine the social and educational theorizing of black teachers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries at all educational levels in the United States. We welcome papers across a range of disciplines within educational studies (e.g., anthropology, curriculum studies, history, philosophy, and sociology) that includes, but is not limited to:

Space in Early Modern Drama (Collection, special issue of JMEMS) (due 07/01/11)

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lloyd Kermode
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Complete essay drafts (20-40 pp. double-spaced) are invited for a collection of essays to appear in the Winter 2012-13 issue of Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, edited by Lloyd Kermode and Janette Dillon. The topic of "space" is conceived broadly; we currently have essays on physical theatrical spaces, notions of sacred and secular space, domestic space, bodily relations with urban and environmental space, the relationship of space and place, psychological space. Please email ompkete essays as Word attachments to Lloyd Kermode at lkermode@csulb.edu. Decisions and reports will be returned within three weeks. Final versions of accepted papers are due early summer 2012.

DS7

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 1:33pm
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[tba]

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Initial invitations were sent for DS7 around May/June 2011.
Please politely ask around; closefriends, closecolleagues.

A call for entries to be made (more) public sometime
late this year or 2012.

You may send for your entry and grants now.

Thank you for your future time. Sincerely,

Mr. Ace,
artist, writer
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UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE (http://www.oscholars.com/Upstage/uhome.htm),
a peer-reviewed, open-source online journal, published by Rivendale Press, U.K. and dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

complimentary medical therapy

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 7:53am
full name / name of organization: 
donald e. Stanley

something along the line of the

1. potential patients' response to CAM advertizing,

2. invitation to try some complimentary therapy by blog or word of mouth?

POETIC AND POLITICS OF PLACE IN PASTORAL (MARCH 29-31)

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:47am
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University of Orléans, FRANCE, Faculté des Lettres, langues et sciences humaines

POETIC AND POLITICS OF PLACE IN PASTORAL

International Conference, Université d'Orléans (FRANCE), March 29-31, 2012

(Co-sponsors: REMELICE, Université d'Orléans, and FORELL, Université de Poitiers)

"Historically, pastoral has sometimes activated green consciousness, sometimes euphemized land appropriation. It may direct us toward the realm of physical nature, or it may abstract us from it" (Lawrence Buell. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture).

"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).

What Ever Happened to Irish Modernism? (Abstract Due 9/30/2011)

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 3:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2012
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This session will explore the work of modernist, experimental, or 'innovative' Irish poetry from any angle: critical, theoretical, pedagogical, etc. Work on poets from the turn of the twentieth to the 21st century is welcome. In particular, papers are sought on the under-represented work of innovative Irish poets such as Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Billy Mills, Maurice Scully, Geoffrey Squires and Catherine Walsh. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL IS URGENTLY SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2011 ISSUES

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 1:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
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WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS URGENTLY SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2011 ISSUES

About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

The Journal's Website:
http://www.womeninjudaism.org

Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century German Literature

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:36am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
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Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature

How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the long eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome. Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Eleanor ter Horst at eterhorst@clarion.edu

More information about the conference is available here:

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