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CFP: 2011 Midwest MLA Permanent Session, English Literature 1800-1900, Abstracts due 4/30

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:49pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Nov 3-6, 2011, St. Louis, MO
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This year's Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will be held November 3-6, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. I am soliciting papers for one of the permanent sessions, English II: English Literature 1800-1900, and I am hoping to form several different panels. We are looking for papers that investigate the conference theme "Play" in problematic or evocative ways. You might consider play in terms of performance, identity or representation, seriousness vs. dallying, wagering, strategy, being a player in a game, movement or action, or diversions/recreation. You might also consider idioms such as 'fair play' or 'foul play.'

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London - School of Arts

Transitions 2 is a one day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than restricting itself to a specific theme, the symposium will highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodoogies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, the intention is to spark debate and address a wide spectrum of questions.

We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words for twenty minute papers on topics as diverse as, but not limited to:

3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 23-24, 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research.

Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference, 7-9 July 2011, London

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK)
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The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 2011 Annual International Conference, its 37th, will be held during the first full week of July 2011 at two venues: at POSK in London's Hammersmith district on 7 and 8 July and at the University Women's Club near The Ritz in Mayfair on 9 July.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the work and life of Conrad, and proposals for panels are welcome. Deadline for abstracts (approximately 200 words) is 30 April 2011: Dr Keith Carabine email: keith@carabine.co.uk.

All participants who are not already members of the Society will be required to take out membership for one year.

Teaching Writing In Diverse Environments

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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This session explores how the different environments one teaches in informs how one teaches and the ways one constructs a teacher identity. We welcome proposals that address teaching at the community college, small liberal arts schools, research universities, urban schools, etc.
Please send a 250-word (maximum) abstract by May 15, 2011 to Aimee Krall-Lanoue, Calumet College of St. Joseph (akralllanoue@ccsj.edu)

CinemaSpace: A Two Day Conference on Indian Cinema and the City, 3-4 November 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
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CinemaSpace

A 
TWO‐DAY
 CONFERENCE
 ON
 INDIAN
 CINEMA 
AND
 THE 
CITY


3
–
4
 November
 2011

Organized
 By 
Chao 
Center 
for 
Asian 
Studies, 
Rice
 University


CinemaSpace
 proposes
 to
 bring
 together
 scholars
 working
 on
 Indian
 cinema
 in
 an
 attempt
 to
 refocus
 our
 attention
 on
 questions
 of
 technology,
 aesthetics
 and
 the
 production
 of
 cinematic
 space.
 The
 structuring
 of
 the
 cinematic
 city
 will
 be
 the
 organizing
 thread
 of
 the
 conference.
 The
 city
 here
 is
 understood
 as
 a
 placeholder
 for
 bringing
 together
 and
 delineating
 concerns
 of
 aesthetics,
 technology,
 modernity
 and 
development.



SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:38pm
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SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC
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Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.

Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:14pm
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School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, James Madison University, November 10-12, 2011
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Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011

"The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter. It's not always clear why" points out famous wandmaker Mr. Ollivander. Likewise we could say that Harry Potter chooses the scholar, and it is not always clear why.
For the first "Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars" at James Madison University we invite young and wizened scholars of all ages and from all disciplines to join us in exploring, examining, and explaining our attraction to all things HP. After all, for us muggle scholars, magic happens when we make knowledge and meaning.

Canons of Children's Literature

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 9:47am
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Avant Garde :A Literary Forum
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Call for Papers
for
Canons of Children's Literature
Avant Garde: A Literary Forum invites scholarly writing on all aspects of children's fiction – canonical, modern and contemporary for publication in "Canons of Children's Literature" which will be published by Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi. Articles might include theoretical perspectives, comparative analysis, discussions of texts of historical interest, and bibliographical essays which also provide a scholarly overview of the children's literature.
Suggested topics:
1. The historical development of fiction for children and youth
2. Children's and young adult literature culture

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 9:51pm
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PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association) 11/5-11/6, 2011
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The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Please submit proposals by 3/25 2011

CFP: Historicizing Narrative Theory (7/15/11; journal issue)

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 8:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sue J. Kim / Priyamvada Gopal
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The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Historicizing Narrative Theory."

Essays (max. 10,000 words) should address themselves to the relationship(s) of contemporary narrative theory to ethnic and/or postcolonial studies, and may examine both literary and cultural texts (visual and digital mediums, music, ethnographies, tourism guides, etc).

Modernism and Totalitarianism 5/4/11 -- 6-9/8/11

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 3:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Rae/Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
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"In our age, the idea of intellectual liberty is under attack from two directions. On the one hand are its theoretical enemies, the apologists of totalitarianism, and on the other its immediate, practical enemies, monopoly and bureaucracy. Any writer or journalist who wants to retain his integrity finds himself thwarted by the general drift of society rather than by active persecution."

George Orwell, "The Prevention of Literature" (1946)

Proposals are invited for a possible MSA session on the subject of modernism and totalitarianism.

HAIKU AESTHETICS; 31 July 2011

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 10:36am
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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 ABSTRACTS: 31 MAY 2011.
DEADLINE for FULL PAPER: 31 JULY 2011.

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