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The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association [Update!]]

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 8:00am
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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
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The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association


Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


'Bodies have all the explanatory power of minds. Indeed, for feminist purposes, the focus on bodies, bodies in their concrete specificities, has the added bonus of inevitably raising the question of sexual difference that mind does not' – Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism (1994)

Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2 (www.otherness.dk) - CFP Journal Issue - Deadline Sept 2, 2011

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 7:53am
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The Centre for Studies in Otherness

The Centre for Studies in Otherness invites papers for the e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2.

Otherness: Essays and Studies, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary e-journal, publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We publish two issues a year, alternating between special topic issues and general issues. This is a call for our general issue, forthcoming in Winter 2011.

'The foreigner is neither a race nor a nation ... we are our own foreigners, we are divided.'

Medievalism in Southern Literature and Culture (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:37pm
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Alexandra Cook / University of Alabama
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The term "medievalism" refers to popular and presentist re-imaginings of the Middle Ages. This panel will consider how invocations of the Middle Ages have shaped regionalized representations of the Civil War, chivalry, romance, race, gender, Southern "aristocracy," the feudal antecedents of plantation life, and the economies of the "Old" and "New" South. By June 28, 2011, please send 250-word proposals along with academic affiliation and e-mail address in the body of an e-mail message to Alexandra Cook, University of Alabama, at acook@bama.ua.edu.

Urban Slavery

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:18pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Fifty years after Richard C. Wade's pioneering study of slavery in American cities, the term "urban slave" still reads as a paradox when considered in light of a popular culture that has made the rolling fields and white columns of the plantation house – rather than the crowded lot and narrow façade of the townhouse – the representative site of enslavement. This panel attempts to unsettle these associations, to complicate the fictional Tara – a set built on a backlot in Culver City, California – with analyses of urban sites of slavery: Frederick Douglass's Baltimore, Solomon Northrup's New Orleans, and Denmark Vesey's Charleston, among others.

Filming Shakespeare(s) NeMLA 2012

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 12:42pm
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Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA
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This panel seeks papers about modernist and/or postmodernist film versions or adaptations of Shakespearean or Renaissance plays. We will examine how these films negotiate between contemporary cultural/ideological concerns (expressed in the films) and those of Shakespeare's time (expressed in the plays). Papers about non-Anglophone film adaptations are also welcome, especially if they deal with (post)modern concerns. Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Phillip Zapkin, , by 30 Sept. 2011.

NeMLA 2012 will be hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, from 15-18 March. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Rochester.

UPDATE: HAIKU AESTHETICS; 31 July 2011

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:49am
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Anthology

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at editorial.2008@indiatimes.com.

DEADLINE for submission of FULL PAPER: 31 JULY 2011.

UPDATE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON KEATS; Anthology; 31 July 2011

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:41am
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Editor

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the ODES OF JOHN KEATS with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

Deadline for submission of essays: 31 July 2011

NeMLA Rochester (March 15-18, 2012): The Poetry of John Ashbery

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 10:40am
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Barbara Fischer/NeMLA
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'Sifting the April sunlight for clues': The Poetry of John Ashbery
This panel aspires to a multi-faceted exploration, in his native Rochester, of the work of this uniquely gifted and elusive poet. Papers are welcome focused on any aspect of his long career: reading Ashbery, contextualizing Ashbery, teaching Ashbery; themes, principles, methods, influences, legacies, an arc of development; challenges, beauties, evasions, perspicacities, achievements. 300-500 word abstracts to Barbara Fischer, bkfischer@yahoo.com.
Chair: Barbara Fischer

"Marriage, Motherhood, and Modernity: Spanish Women's Narrative (1880-1936)" - NeMLA Panel (March 15-18, 2012 - Rochester, NY)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:59am
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Rebecca M. Bender, session chair / NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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This panel seeks papers on the narrative fiction of Spanish women writers during the late nineteenth to early twentieth century (1880-1936). Papers should focus on the way in which women authors represented marriage, motherhood and/or modern society, given the growing influence of feminism and the women's movement. Please send a 200-300 word abstract, in English or Spanish, to Rebecca Bender (rmb323@psu.edu) by September 30, 2011.

For more information on the 43rd annual NeMLA Convention, visit the conference website: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/index.html

CFP: New Edited Collection on Service Learning in the Literature Curriculum We invite proposals for an edited collection entit

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:51am
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Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University and Dr. Laurie Grobman, Penn State, Berks

We invite proposals for an edited collection entitled Service Learning and Literary Studies. Our use of the term service learning captures all curriculum-based community engagement. The proposed text will demonstrate that service learning can accomplish multiple learning outcomes as it enriches the study of literature in the college curriculum and meets community needs.

In addition to an introduction, two overview essays and a bibliography of service learning resources, the book will be arranged in two main sections:

[Update] Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (7/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:34am
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Drs Comer and Vayo
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New deadline, July 1.

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

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