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History and Fiction from Vergil to Carlyle March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:49pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE RULES OF THE WRITING GAME: HISTORY AND FICTION FROM VERGIL THROUGH GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH AND THE ARTHURIAN VULGATE CYCLE, TO GIBBON AND CARLYLE
Moderator: Nancy Partner, McGill University

We take this as our premise for this session: "Both historiography and fiction are genres of writing, not bundles of fact or nonfact in verbal shape. In either case, then, it all boils down to the rules of the writing game."

Ralph Ellison March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:47pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

STEPHEN J. MERINGOFF SEMINAR ON RALPH ELLISON
Moderator: Adam Bradley, University of Colorado

We seek papers from high school and college teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars on any aspect of Ralph Ellison's career: his early stories, Invisible Man, Shadow and Act, Going to the Territory, his writing on music, his relationships with other authors (Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, etc.), his reception history, Juneteenth, and Three Days Before the Shooting.

Literature of California March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:44pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

LITERATURE OF CALIFORNIA
Moderator: Robert Mezey, Pomona College
B. H. Fairchild, Claremont Graduate University
Timothy Steele, California State University, Los Angeles

Literature of Medieval England March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna Colleg

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:43pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE LITERATURE OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, 1100-1500: QUESTING FOR PERFECTION, CONFRONTING IMPERFECTION

Moderator: John Fyler, Tufts University

It seems that two equally strong impulses lie behind much of the secular and religious literature produced during the high and late medieval centuries in England. One is toward perfection, or transcendence, or structures of completeness and symmetry; the other is toward the acknowledgment, analysis, and comprehension of imperfection, in the form of sinfulness, failure, or inescapable incompleteness.

Ariosto March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:35pm
Association of LIterary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

Moderator: Gordon Teskey, Harvard University
Ronald Martinez, Brown University
Kasey Evans, Northwestern University
Michael Murrin, University of Chicago

We invite papers on any aspect of Ariosto's work, on his relationship to Renaissance or Classical epic, his use of material from The Song of Roland and other sources, his influence on English poets, his presence in later Italian poetry.

[UPDATE] Literature of Culture of the Stalin Era March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:32pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE STALIN ERA
Moderator: Steven Cassedy, University of California, San Diego
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Anna Razumnaya, Boston University

Texts and works of art produced during the Stalin Era or by survivors of it. Subjects might include fiction of Grossman, Platonov, or Bulgakov, poetry of Mandelshtam, Pasternak, Akhmatova or Tsvetaeva, music of Shostakovich or Prokoviev, the condition of Soviet Jewry under Stalin.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 15 to Professor Steven Cassedy, Office of Graduate Studies, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive # 0003, La Jolla, CA 92093-0003 (or scassedy@ucsd.edu).

[UPDATE] Roman Elegy March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:31pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

ROMAN ELEGY
Moderator: Alison Keith, University of Toronto
Paul Allen Miller, University of South Carolina
Vincent Katz, School of Visual Arts, New York

We invite papers on any aspect of the Roman Elegy: fragments of Ennius, erotic lyrics of Catullus, poetry of Tibullus or Propertius, Ovid, Cornelius Gallus, or Sulpicia, including their reception in Martial and Statius.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 15 to Professor Alison Keith, Department of Classics , University of Toronto, Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queen's Park,
Toronto ON M5S 2C7, Canada, (or akeith@chass.utoronto.ca).

Literature and Culture of the Stalin Era

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:25pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE STALIN ERA
Moderator: Steven Cassedy, University of California, San Diego
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Anna Razumnaya, Boston University

Texts and works of art produced during the Stalin Era or by survivors of it. Subjects might include fiction of Grossman, Platonov, or Bulgakov, poetry of Mandelshtam, Pasternak, Akhmatova or Tsvetaeva, music of Shostakovich or Prokoviev, the condition of Soviet Jewry under Stalin.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 1 to Professor Steven Cassedy, Office of Graduate Studies, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive # 0003, La Jolla, CA 92093-0003 (or scassedy@ucsd.edu).

Roman Elegy

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:23pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

ROMAN ELEGY
Moderator: Alison Keith, University of Toronto
Paul Allen Miller, University of South Carolina
Vincent Katz, School of Visual Arts, New York

We invite papers on any aspect of the Roman Elegy: fragments of Ennius, erotic lyrics of Catullus, poetry of Tibullus or Propertius, Ovid, Cornelius Gallus, or Sulpicia, including their reception in Martial and Statius.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 15 to Professor Alison Keith, Department of Classics , University of Toronto, Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queen's Park,
Toronto ON M5S 2C7, Canada, (or akeith@chass.utoronto.ca).

UPDATE: Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain's Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:57pm
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to inform you that the panel "Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain's Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century" at the ACLA 2012 in Providence, RI has been cancelled to due lack of abstracts.

The offer for an edited volume from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Volume for this CFP stands.

I am asking that if you would like to your article to be considered it is necessary that the completed essay (no more than 25 pages), in Author-Date Style, be sent to amedin40@mscd.edu no later than March 26th, 2012.

Again, if you know if someone who might like to be considered for this volume please do not hesitate in forwarding the CFP.

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" (01/01/2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:09pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Submissions

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

Impasse (January 3, 2012, UC Irvine Comparative Literature, March 2, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 8:35pm
Ryan Ku

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, invite submissions for its annual conference:

Impasse

University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 2, 2012
Humanities Gateway 1030

Website: impasse-uci.tumblr.com

Keynote Speaker: Professor Homay King, Bryn Mawr College

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences (April 13-14, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:50pm
University of Chicago Department of Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

(Please circulate widely)

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Conference Date: April 13-14, 2012

The deadline for abstracts (300-400 words) is JANUARY 15, 2012. Please email all abstracts with "Conference Abstract" in the subject heading to: cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com. Submissions should include a title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

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