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Women's Autobiography in French: Reappearance and Magnification of Nuclear Scenes

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:38pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts. Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores the reappearance and magnification of fragmented memories in women's autobiography. Often reflecting real-life trauma, these scenes recur in their elusiveness and hinder every final reconstruction of the original episode. What is the effect of repetitive inscriptions of the same event? Is any type of appropriation even possible? What form of desire does the amplification of past events represent? Is writing alone capable of pointing toward future possibilities? Please send 250/300w abstracts to Anna Rocca at arocca@salemstate.edu

Travel/Migration/Exile in H.D. and/or Her Circle

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:28pm
The H.D. International Society

The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for the 2012 South Atlantic MLA Conference (SAMLA) in Durham, NC, Nov 9-11, 2012. The conference theme is "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." The panel's focus will mirror that of the conference at large; we welcome papers focusing on H.D. and/or her circle that address travel, migration, and/or exile in some way. By June 15, 2012, please submit brief abstracts (250-300 words) and a one-page bio to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Celena Kusch (ckusch@uscupstate.edu).

A Remembrance of Things Smashed: Trauma, Narrative, and the American Civil War (NeMLA 2013 panel)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:12pm
Daniel Irving / Stony Brook University

With 2013 marking the 150th anniversary of several critical Civil War battles, most notably the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, this panel aims to explore narrative representations of trauma, whether cultural or individual, in literature of and about the American Civil War. Given that authors have dealt with the memory of trauma in different ways – some directly addressing the war and its psychological impact, others alluding to the traumatic aftermath of battle in stories not directly referencing the war itself – and considering the different literary traditions stemming from the war (literature from Northerners, Southerners, and the descendents of slaves), there are many questions worth asking.

LCMRS 2012 (10/13/2012-10/14/2012)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:38am
The Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars

The Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars will hold its annual meeting this fall at Tulane University in New Orleans on October 13-14, 2012. The Consortium welcomes scholars from across the gulf coast region in addition to the initial core group from Louisiana universities and colleges.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience. Affect studies, trauma studies, and memory studies are only some of the theoretical products of literary scholars' engagement with brain studies. This panel welcomes papers that explore cognitive and neuroscientific precepts as they emerge in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience. Affect studies, trauma studies, and memory studies are only some of the theoretical products of literary scholars' engagement with brain studies. This panel welcomes papers that explore cognitive and neuroscientific precepts as they emerge in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture June 9th

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:00am
Words, Beats & Life

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc. The Journal is committed to nurturing and showcasing the creative talents and expertise of the field in a layout that is uniquely hip-hop inspired. We publish issues twice a year with the intention of serving as a platform where the work of scholars and artists can appear in dialogue with one another. Since 2002, Words. Beats. Life has devoted its pages to both emerging and established intellectuals and artists.

2012 SAMLA Session, Deadline June 15: The Fragmented Form(s) and Context(s) of Modernist Poetics

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:57pm
Travis Martin / University of Kentucky

This session will explore poetic Modernism in terms of form and context, examining its simultaneous subversion and incorporation of what came before. Papers are invited to deal with the evolution of the craft demonstrated by major poets like Eliot, Pound, and Yeats or later poets such as Auden, MacNeice, and David Jones. Alternatively, we invite papers on poetic forms as a reflection of or reaction to the destabilized rhetoric used in the liberal and conservative political maneuvers leading up to WWI.

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:44pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--June 29, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

The Fragmented Form(s) and Context(s) of Modernist Poetics

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:46pm
Travis Martin / SAMLA

This session will explore poetic Modernism in terms of form and context, examining its simultaneous subversion and incorporation of what came before. Papers are invited to deal with the evolution of the craft demonstrated by major poets like Eliot, Pound, and Yeats or later poets such as Auden, MacNeice, and David Jones. Alternatively, we invite papers on poetic forms as a reflection of or reaction to the destabilized rhetoric used in the liberal and conservative political maneuvers leading up to WWI.

MMLA: The Short Fiction of George Saunders [respond by June 4, 2012]

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:44pm
Brendan Beirne New York University

Topic: The Short Fiction of George Saunders

This panel explores the work of George Saunders, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, In Persuasion Nation, and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. By engaging with the aesthetic, cultural, and/or philosophical dimensions of Saunders' narrative fiction, this session will develop critical approaches to Saunders' work, and contextualize the author's significance for the contemporary moment and the short story form.

Although the conference theme of Debt is particularly apt in the case of George Saunders, respondents may also wish to consider the significance of issues such as…

Americana (Deadline 1 June 2012)

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:42pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present)

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present) invites submissions of papers on any aspect of American Studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

You can find our submission guideline here:
http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm

You can read through past issues of the journal here:
http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm

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