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CFP-WORLDS OF V.S. NAIPAUL [UPDATE]

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association )2012 Convention
Rochester, New York; March 15-18, 2012

[UPDATE] Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA Seminar

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:15pm
NeMLA, 43rd Annual Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012

Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community (Seminar)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCT. 10, 2011

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

[UPDATE] African American Women in Rochester | NeMLA | March 15-18, 2012

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel explores modes of self-representation of African American women living in Rochester, New York. For example, Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman resided in the Rochester area roughly concurrently; however, each approached telling her story distinctively. Truth promoted abolition through her portraits and public speaking. Tubman gave performances. Jacobs published an autobiography. The panel considers how gender, class and race shape the forms in which African American women in Rochester represent themselves, especially non-linguistic forms such as music or visual art. Papers on women from any era are welcome.

SW/TX PCA/ACA--Myth and Fairy Tales Area, Feb 8-11, 2012

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 10:19am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11 2012
http://swtxpca.org/index.html

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.

Dada/Surrealism special journal issue: '"Wonderful Things": Surrealism and Egypt'

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:19am
Patricia Allmer and Donna Roberts

Call for Contributors:
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/) special journal issue: "Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

Dada/Surrealism special journal issue: '"Wonderful Things": Surrealism and Egypt'

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:17am
Patricia Allmer and Donna Roberts

Call for Contributors:
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/) special journal issue: "Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 5:46am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that 'In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast'. For J Hillis Miller in The Disappearance of God, meanwhile, Victorian literature is animated by a more dynamic sense of doubt than that celebrated by the modernists who took God's disappearance and other catastrophes for granted. Both these comparative examinations of pessimism suggest that every age has its own sense and its own rhetoric of crisis; and that crisis-born scepticism is interesting in proportion to its degree of doubt and uncertainty, to the contingency of its gestures towards a reclamation of faith.

[UPATE] Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists' Search for Causes (NeMLA, 3/15-18; 10/10 extended)

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 2:44pm
Elizabeth Abele / NeMLA

Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists' Search for Causes
Deadline for abstracts extended to Oct. 10, 2011

Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association
Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012

Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past.

To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts for essays pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele by Oct. 10.

Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 1:55pm
CACLALS

Please consider submitting a proposal to the following roundtable discussion to be held
at CACLALS annual conference at 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This
event will take place in Waterloo, Ontario, May 26-28.

Deadline: December 15, 2011.

CFP: Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century

CFP—"Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Connections and Considerations"—deadline is January 20, 2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 12:06pm
School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

"Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Connections and Considerations"
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, April 5 – Friday, April 6, 2012

The Third Annual WRTC Graduate Symposium on Communication

The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University welcomes proposals from graduate students in any discipline for a two-day symposium exploring all facets of communication. The theme of this year's symposium is intercultural communication. We are defining intercultural very broadly to include across disciplines and communities, as well as across national boundaries.

CPF, British Literature before 1800: Conference dates, 4/14-15/ 2012; Submission deadline, 2/15/2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 11:35am
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

The Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss pedagogical, theoretical, and literary-critical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles. We also welcome discussions grounded in early literatures that cross cultural, period and disciplinary boundaries.
The NPCEBL invites proposals of up to 500 words for presentations or panel discussions. Please send these to the conference organizers electronically or by mail.

Heroic Bodies, Bodies of Flesh: Representing the Body in Early Modern Life Narratives 31 May-1 June 2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:48am
Christine Sukic / Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)

Call for Papers
Heroic Bodies, Bodies of Flesh: Representing the Body in Early Modern Life Narratives

International Conference at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France), co-sponsored by CIRLEP (EA 4299) and PRISMES / Epistémè (EA 4398), 31 May-1 June 2012, organized by Christine Sukic.

Human / Animal: 9th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris, 28-30 June 2012 (proposals due 15 January 2012)

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:43am
International Medieval Society - Paris

Human / Animal
9th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dates: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2012
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2012

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2012 symposium organized around the theme of human/animal in medieval France.

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