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NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY): "ʻYouʼve Got She-Mail!ʼ: Drag and Discursive Limits in RuPaulʼs Drag Race

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:09am
Diana Aldrete

We invite submissions that attempt to expand upon current representations of drag performance in mainstream popular culture. Papers will problematize drag performance and parody as staged in RuPaul's series, RuPaul's Drag Race and may address taboo, the hyperbolized feminine, linguistic play, drag 'families', the legibility of queer bodies in a televised space, intertextuality
and the subversion of queer issues.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by August 15th to either Diana Aldrete at aldreted@gmail.com or Melissa McCarron at melissajmccarron@gmail.com.

Canadian Postwar Literatures, the 1940s and Beyond (Essay Collection for 2011/12)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:00am
Dr. Peter Webb

Contributors are sought for a critical essay collection on Canadian postwar literatures for submission to an internationally distributed British academic press in 2012. Besides war itself the book will address themes relevant to postwar social and cultural conditions. A key aim for the volume is to extend criticism of Canada's postwar literature beyond the often discussed First World War (without necessarily ignoring it) to consider how the Second World War, the Vietnam War, recent wars in Africa/ Bosnia/ the Middle East, and other conflicts have influenced postwar themes in Canadian literature. Recoveries of forgotten/ underappreciated works are especially welcome, as are considerations of recent works worthy of greater critical attention.

[REMINDER] CFP for 2012 ASSC Grad Student Conference at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:06pm
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:05pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:58pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

[UPDATE] Transgendered Feminism

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:48pm
MP An Online Feminist Journal

MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline Extended to September 30, 2011

Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism? What is the role of feminism within queer studies? What is the role of feminism for those who occupy the interstice between male and female? Is gender performance feminist? MP Journal welcomes academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of transgendered feminisms. International submissions are encouraged.

Beat Generation and Counterculture Literature February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:57pm
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference

Call for Papers: Beat Generation and Counterculture

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
US

Submission Deadline: 12/1/11, Priority Registration Deadline 12/31/11

Kennesaw State University's World Literature Conference / March 16-17 2012

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:56pm
Khalil Elayan / English Department

In consideration of the revolutionary wave in the Middle East with the ongoing "Arab Spring" there and in China with calls for a "Jasmine Revolution," the 2012 World Literature Conference at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia will address the role of World Literature in reflecting, mediating, and transforming the concepts of empathy, democracy, forgiveness, cosmopolitanism, and the status of the nation-state. We invite scholars to take interdisciplinary approaches to the reading, reception, interpretation, translation, and teaching of World Literature.

BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:23pm
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

*online submission and registration is now open*

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

'Landscapes & Environments '

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

[UPDATE] (Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature (D/LINE 9/30)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:51am
North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012

Re-post: This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature. Papers discussing texts from the late-colonial through the contemporary moment are welcome, as are papers (in English) on texts from across the Caribbean's several linguistic communities. Submissions that promise to explicitly interrogate the role of the transnational in figurations of Caribbean citizenship are particularly encouraged. Please send abstracts (250-300 words) in body of email to Rachel Mordecai, mordecai@english.umass.edu; deadline is 30 September, 2011.

Poetry & Psychoanalysis, 30 June - 1 July 2012

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:32am
Oxford University, UK

Poetry & Psychoanalysis
30 June – 1 July 2012, Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker: Adam Phillips

Just as psychoanalysts have mined poetry for examples and case studies, the insights and the problems of psychoanalysis have been a rich source of inspiration for twentieth and twenty-first century poets. Psychoanalytic readings of poetry from Romanticism to the present have moved beyond symbol-hunting and biographical decoding: recent scholarship has explored a wide range of psychoanalytically-informed reading practices and models of subjectivity. In what ways do these two discourses continue to speak to one another? What preoccupations do they share? What frictions result from their conversation?

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