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CFP: Popular Culture & The Classroom SW TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:26am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which
includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular
Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 8-11, 2012 in
Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:

Cognitive Approaches to Literature - March 15-18, 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:36pm
Barry Spence / Comparative Literature / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Recent decades have seen an acceleration of innovative interdisciplinary research bridging the fields of cognitive science, literary theory, and narratology. This panel invites papers that undertake a cognitive reading of literary texts. What is the relationship between narrative and cognition? What can we observe about the structure of stories when looked at from the perspective of the theory of mind? Please send a 200-300 word abstract to Barry Spence, University of Massachusetts Amherst, (bspence@complit.umass.edu). Paper proposals are due: 30 Sept. 2011

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] "Animal Narratives in Old English Poetry" -- International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:29pm
Erik Wade / Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Animals frequently appear as symbols or allegories in medieval literature. This panel, however, seeks to recover the original animality that is lost when we dismiss the animals as transparent allegories. We might know what the animals mean for the narrative, but why does the story use animals—and why these particular animals—in order to convey such meanings? Papers can potentially combine animal studies, close-reading, and historicism to examine the portrayals of animals as animals in medieval literature. Papers could consider such wide-ranging topics as:

The micro-narratives of animals in the midst of larger medieval tales (such as the weasels in the Volsungsaga or beasts of battle in heroic poetry).

Children's and Adolescent Literature (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:22pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:09pm
The University of Edinburgh

June 15-16, 2012

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Peter Hutchings
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

"Although he was already repellent enough, there arose
from the fungous skin-growth with which he was almost
covered a very sickening stench which was hard to
tolerate... with the use of the [daily] bath the unpleasant
odour... ceased to be noticeable"
- Sir Frederick Treves

Power of Fables / Folktales - November 4-6, 2011[update]

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:09pm
SAMLA 2011 Conference - South Atlantic Modern Language Association - November 4-6, 2011 in Atlanta, GA

This special session seeks papers that will explore "Power of Fables / Folktales". Abstracts from Graduate students are also encouraged. Proposals (150 words or less) should be sent to madrien@wittenberg.edu before October 15, 2011.

"Poetry and Philosophy" NYU Ongoing Speaker Series (09/2011-04/2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:19pm
New York University, Modern Working Grpup

New York University's Modern Working Group solicits papers for its upcoming 2011-12 "Poetry and Philosophy" speaker series.

The Modern Working Group is a forum for the presentation and discussion of scholarship by both junior and senior researchers working primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. A typical session features two presentations of 20-25 minutes, followed by audience questions and discussion, as well as wine and cheese. Longer presentations by a single speaker will also be considered, as well as shorter papers submitted as part of a panel discussion. All sessions are open to the public and encourage the attendance of faculty and graduate students, regardless of specialty.

Literature and War at CEA (Nov 1, 2011; CEA March 29-31, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 3:00pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Literature and War at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

PANEL: Vision of Love and Womanhood in Latin-American Writers - NeMLA - March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, New York

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 2:19pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes / DeSales University

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and womanhood expressed by Latin American poets and narrators. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers' depictions of love and womanhood, and how those ideas reflect, renew or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative and feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would be considered. Send abstracts (200-300 words) to María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University

Deadline: September 30, 2011
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number

"Parody, Farce, and Authority in Early Drama" ICMS, Kalamazoo 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:26pm
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Without authority, there is no parody or farce— in the words of C. L. Barber, "the license depends utterly on what it mocks" (Shakespeare's Festive Comedy 214). This symbiotic dynamic between the systems of authority and their detractors at once reinforces authorized models because they license their own mocking while simultaneously undercutting them through critique. Early drama is one vehicle for observing this dynamic of parody, farce, and authority, in such wide-ranging issues as religious orthodoxy and heterodoxy, political models of governance and rebellion, and social frameworks of class and gender. Submissions can examine any facet of parody, farce, and authority within early drama. All submissions are due by September 15, 2011.

"Queering the Cougar" ICMS, Kalamazoo 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:24pm
Cameron Hunt McNabb

As a follow-up to the 2011 "Medieval Cougars" ICMS panel, this panel seeks to interrogate the medieval social and gender expectations associated with the modern concept of a 'cougar,' such as issues of authority, pursuit, agency, and sexuality; however, this panel will examine texts wherein the dynamic between the older woman and the object of her attention shifts from heteronormative to homoerotic. Medieval literature presents several instances of such 'queer cougars': some of these women accidentally pursue same-sex partners who happen to be cross-dressed or whose gender identity is not immediately clear, while others openly seek a relationship with a younger, female protagonist.

Chicana/o Liturature/Film/Culure Feb. 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:22pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
downtown Albuquerque, NM

In 2012, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 33rd annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2012.

Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - March 16-18, 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 12:25pm
English Graduate Organization

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES
PLENARY SPEAKERS: JANISSE RAY AND DR. CATHERINE ROACH

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

We live in a time of crisis in our homes and in our natural environment. From hurricanes to oil spills, we are linked to each other through the loss and degradation of regional and national habitats. Our selfhoods and the place we make for ourselves in the world are ultimately rooted in both our biological and ecological families.

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