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Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:47am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

As we approach the release of the final cinematic installment of the Twilight Saga we want to focus on monsters and pedagogy and in particular the relation between "Twilight and the Classroom". How do we teach Twilight? Why do we teach Twilight? Should we teach Twilight?

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission on the following or related themes:

Call for contributions for a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:47am
Rennes 2 University / Presses universitaires de Rennes

We are seeking innovative critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for a volume of critical essays to be published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (peer-reviewed publication) in November 2012.

The volume will feature essays in English and in French and is entitled "Lectures de Mesure pour Mesure de William Shakespeare" (Critical Readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure) and will be the latest in a series of "Lectures de William Shakespeare" (see http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=2505 for a sample of the collection)

[UPDATE] MUSES INDIA: Dis(-)covering Indian Writing in English

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:02am
Chetan Deshmane

We invite papers of high literary standards by scholars in the field of Indian Writing in English to contribute to a book to be published by McFarland & Co., Inc., USA in 2013. We encourage only Poststructuralist / Postmodernist / Cultural / Postcolonial / Globalization perspectives. Papers focusing the works of Amitav Ghosh, Anita Rau Badami, Chrostopher Cyrill, Shani Mootoo, Bapsi Sidhwa, Gita Mehta, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sujata Bhatt will be preferred.

[Update] PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012) at Seattle University CFP--Deadline May 15

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Over thirty sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference to be held October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University, have extended their proposal deadline through Tuesday, May 15 (see list below). To see more about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal to one of these sessions, please visit:

www.pamla.org/2012

Sessions still in search of panelists include:

[UPDATE] CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein/Deadline Extended (Abstracts now through May 31, 2012)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:41pm
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein's celebrity status in the United States in 1933. Yet she lamented that she had become known less as an important author than as the host of a Parisian salon in which famous writers and European painters gathered amidst her collection of modern art. Her earlier, more challenging writing continued to go unnoticed and unpublished despite the wide public appeal of the autobiography and the success of Virgil Thomson's production of Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts in 1934.

[UPDATE] Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 5/15 (new date)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:01pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Proposals will be accepted for this panel until May 15.

This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction. Especially encouraged are papers engaging with allegory in unconventional or theoretically challenging ways: finding allegory in unusual places; interrogating long-held assumptions; rethinking historical or contemporary critical discourse. Genre and period are open.

Please contact the organizer, Brenda Machosky, with inquiries or submissions. 50-word abstracts and 500 word proposals will also need to be submitted through the PAMLA conference site.

http://www.pamla.org/2012/

Alternative Asian Americas: November 9-11, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:37pm
South Atlantic MLA Convention

We invite papers that begin to map an "Asian American South," a term that this panel construes broadly. In what ways do Asian American cultural productions engage with the South? How are cross-racial interactions depicted? How does the context of southern regionalism complicate Asian American subjectivity? Is there an "Asian Southern literature"? This panel welcomes considerations of Asian Americans as travelers to and settlers in the South, in film, fiction, poetry, and memoir, from any time period. By June 30, 2012, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Sailaja Sastry, Barnard College, ssastry@barnard.edu.

Music Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, November 1-3, 2012, in Pittsburgh, PA

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:04pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

The MAPACA Music Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels to participate in the 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-3, 2012.


Abstracts on any topic of music will be considered. This may include but is not limited to:

UPDATE: Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by August, 15, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:01am
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013. We are interested in short articles or notes dealing with any aspect of McCullers' work, especially her influence on other writers, or the influence of others on her. Also, we will consider contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Sexuality, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

Conference on Ecopoetics: February 22-24th, UC-Berkeley [Paper/panel proposals: Oct 1st]

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:53am
Conference on Ecopoetics

What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? This conference aims to bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.

Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 9:05am
History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies

'Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800' A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies To be held at Plymouth University, 5-7 September 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote Speakers: Professor Barbara J. Harris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Beyond the Book, Nov. 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:40am
IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) and NCRCL (National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton

IBBY UK/NCRCL MA CONFERENCE, 10 NOVEMBER 2012
University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of 'Beyond the Book'

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:45pm
Walters State Community College

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from faculty members, independent scholars, and students who have an interest in all aspects of Appalachian literature and culture.
The 3rd Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore—but are not limited to—the following broad areas of interest:
1. Scholarship related to personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia
2. Multiculturalism in Appalachia (past, present, and future)
3. Treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian Literature and Culture

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