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Appalachian Visions of China; SAMLA Convention; November 9-11, 2012; Durham, NC

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 8:42am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Appalachian literature is known for its strong sense of place, emphasizing the local. However, the influence of Chinese poetry and philosophy on contemporary Appalachian writing is surprisingly strong. Chinese images, ideas, and styles appear in numerous poems and stories by contemporary Appalachian authors, for example, in the works of George Scarbrough, Jeff Daniel Marion, and Charles Wright. This session will explore how twentieth- and twenty-first century Appalachian poetry and prose uses images, ideas, and styles associated with ancient and modern China.

The Literary Present and the Postcolonial Condition An International Conference 14-16 November, 2012

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:10am
Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad

At the end of the World War II, the British and the French territorial control over the colonies began to crumble and a new global condition emerged in which erstwhile colonies transformed into newly independent or created nation-states. The former colonial masters, having relinquished territorial occupation, devised cultural and economic models of control that divided the world into developed and developing parts, similar to the division into the civilized and the savage parts in the colonial era. Originally literary and cultural theorists favoured violence as a necessary part of decolonization and freedom.

Edited Collection -- Playing with Dolls: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:36am
Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College & Julia Leyda, Sophia University

We seek contributors to an edited collection which explores the specific role of women in, on, and behind the film and video work of Todd Haynes. Female characters and women's genres from classical Hollywood, as well as feminist film scholars, women directors, film industry professionals, actors, and female fans have all influenced and shaped his creative work. Our collection hopes to produce new scholarship on the subject of feminism, women and Todd Haynes.

MMLA Convention, Nov 8-11, Cincinnati, Ohio: German Language Poetry, Section B: Post-Holocaust Poetry

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:52pm
Johannes Wich-Schwarz / Midwest Modern Language Association

German Literature and Culture II: German Language Poetry - Section B

Topic: Post-Holocaust Poetry

This panel calls for papers dealing with notions such as debt and forgiveness, atonement and redemption in the work of Rose Auslaender, Paul Celan, Hilde Domin, Erich Fried, Nelly Sachs, and other German language poets writing in the shadow of the Shoah.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 4th to Johannes Wich-Schwarz, Maryville University, jwichschwarz@maryville.edu.

MAPACA Conference 2012 Women's Studies Area

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:41pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

CFP Women's Studies at MAPACA
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Pittsburgh,PA

Women's Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women. The Women's Studies area of MAPACA seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture. Topics for this area include, but certainly are not limited to:

Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:23pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 5 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

on the theme of

Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Submissions are sought on the following:

• Critical articles on the theme of this issue: 'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic'

• Creative pieces – poetry and prose with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

• Book reviews with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

Fat Sex - Abstracts required by 30th September 2012

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:15pm
Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University (UK), and Dr Caroline Walters, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Fat Sex

Essays are sought for an edited collection on the topic of sex and the fat body. The editors are looking for proposals which approach this theme from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and which take an original, critical, and body-positive approach to questions of fat and sexuality. Dr Samantha Murray will be contributing the Foreword to the collection. She is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, and has published works such as 'The Fat Female Body' (2008), multiple journal articles, and special issues on fat studies.

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 3:15pm
Jack Taylor Michigan State University

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain "in us." Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourning that necessitate the interiorization of the dead other. In a way, then, Derrida suggests that the living owe a debt to the dead: we must keep them alive, we must keep them "in us." This particular panel seeks papers that attempt to formulate and read the gift of death and the living's debt to the dead in literature. How has literature reckoned with death? Can literature do the work of mourning? How has literature represented the livings' debt to the dead? These are some of the questions this panel seeks to investigate.

World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:39pm
Infonomics Society

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2012) is a multidisciplinary
congress, Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The WCST is
bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and
development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to
sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages
sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental
impacts. The mission of WCST-2012 is to provide the opportunities for collaboration and
reflection that have the potential to greatly enhance the infrastructure and capacity for

Call for Papers: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:37pm
Infonomics Society

The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) will be held from
29th to 31st of October, 2012 in Dublin. The IICE is an international refereed
conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in
education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between
academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to
provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various
educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge
gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE-2012
invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design
implementation and performance evaluation.

Call for Papers: The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:35pm
Infonomics Society

The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured
Transactions (ICITST-2012) is Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the
theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering
discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly
professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative
excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge
the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured

CONVERSATIONAL EXCHANGES IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND (1516-1642)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 12:52pm
Kristen Bennett (Tufts University), Dianne Berg (Tufts University)

Call for Papers

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This seminar seeks to further the scholarly discourse interrogating literary conversations in the 16th and 17th centuries. We wish to investigate matrices of intertextual, interpersonal, epistolary, and cognitive models of conversation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We welcome papers that examine conversation as a collaborative, compositional, and/or hermeneutic methodology. Please send 250-word abstracts and one page C.V. to Kristen Abbott Bennett and Dianne Berg.

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