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MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JUNE 20TH

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:01pm
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MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
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We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott from November 3-6, 2011. The 2011 informal convention theme is "Play...No, Seriously."

The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:28pm
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Laura Wright
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The MLA has approved a the volume Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works for its Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. The full volume has gone through a round of peer review, and the MLA board has asked that the editors -- Laura Wright (Western Carolina), Jane Poyner (Exeter), and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) -- solicit some additional essays for inclusion.

We are looking for one additional essay on Coetzee and the history of the novel. We ask that authors interested in being considered for inclusion submit a 300 word abstract on any aspect of this topic to lwright@email.wcu.edu by August 20, 2011.

CFP: Aldous Huxley: Fifty Years After (NeMLA 2012; abstracts due 9/30/11)

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:23pm
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Bill Harrison/SUNY Geneseo
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2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.

CALL FOR PAPERS: MULTI-ETHNIC POETRY IN ENGLISH FROM NORTH-EAST INDIA: A CRITICAL SPECTRUM (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS:AUGUST 31, 2011)

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 1:01pm
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PG Department of English, Assam Central University:: Diphu Campus, Diphu-782 460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

The term 'North-East' is a form of geographical, linguistic and ethnic stereotyping that clubs together eight disparate states comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim, that happen to lie in the Northeastern periphery of the Indian union. The body of works by English-language writers from this region refers to the North-East Indian Writings in English. Some of the most interesting Indian writing in English today is coming from this region. Intense political conflict and complex issues of identity along with some of the psychological and social perplexities of the present provide much fodder for storylines.

3RD NECS GRADUATE WORKSHOP BLURRED BOUNDARIES/CONTESTED GEOGRAPHIES BELGRADE, SERBIA, 29‐30 SEPTEMBER 2011

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
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NECS Graduates

After the success of the first NECS Graduate Workshop in Istanbul (Summer 2010) and in anticipation of a successful second workshop in London (Summer 2011) we are now organizing a
two-day intensive workshop in Belgrade this Autumn focusing on the topic Blurred Boundaries/Contested Geographies. The aim of the NECS workshops is to bring young researchers and graduate students together in fruitful debate creating a sustainable international network that meets regularly throughout the year. Participants will find a platform where they peer review
works-in-progress and practice presentation and discussion skills in preparation for academic conference participation.

[30th October, 2011] Journal. Film, literature and philosophy. Sesión no numerada

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 7:45am
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Sesión no numerada

"Sesión no numerada" is a scientific journal that publishes original articles whose subject is part of the editorial of the journal: Studies linking film and television series with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, reviews of books relevant to the field of audiovisual fiction and reviews of films released in the year preceding the publication of each issue. The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the year in January. The publication languages are Spanish and English.

http://www.ucm.es/info/sesionnonumerada

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 4:23am
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GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE

An International Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Letters,
Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

27-29 June 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Angela Smith, C. K. Stead, Maurizio Ascari,
Gerri Kimber, Claire Davison-Pégon

Motherhood and Loss Anthology

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:48am
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Melissa Miles McCarter/Fat Daddy's Farm
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Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:

Call for Submissions: Publishing Quartly Poetry and Short Stories / Monthly Short Story Contest

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:25pm
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A Few Lines Magazine
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A Few Lines Magazine is an up-and-coming literary magazine that publishes Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction/Essays, and Artwork. We just released our first issue and are currently looking to print it. All contributors receive one free contributor's copy (once we have printed the issues).

Aside from the main quarterly issue, we host a monthly short story contest. The contest includes publication, an interview, and a spot in the annual anthology, "The Best of A Few Lines."

We accept unpublished simultaneous submissions all year round, so please feel free to send us your work at any time. To submit, follow this link:

Happiness and Sadness: Taiwan society and its emotional textures (8-9 December 2011)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:06pm
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The Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne

We invite submissions for papers for a workshop to be held at the University of Melbourne in December 2011 that explores the varying emotional textures of Taiwan life. It takes the dyad of Happiness and Sadness as its point of departure, but also examines other emotional registers and how these might relate to Taiwan's social and historical structures. These emotional textures can be seen as both products of particular kinds of social, political, cultural and economic structures and as ways in which those structures are experienced and interpreted. We hope that an exploration of Taiwan society through the paired themes of happiness and sadness (while not excluding other emotions) will offer new ways to approach the study of Taiwan.

[UPDATE] Playing Across Borders: Katherine Mansfield and the Margins of the Modern--NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE 1 July 2011

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:40pm
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Todd Martin/ Katherine Mansfield Society--for Midwest Modern Language Society
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Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) for papers on Mansfield's difficult relations with the transnational scene of the modern, modernism, modernity. Submissions might consider facets of Mansfield's ambivalences about national and imperial affiliation or other modernists or modernisms or literary professionalism. Send abstracts to Todd Martin, tmartin@huntington.edu by 1 July 2011. EXTENDED DEADLINE

[UPDATE] CFP Justified (FX) Television Reader

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
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Bärbel Göbel PhD (University of Kansas) and Michael Brian Faucette PhD (Coldwell CC)

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

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