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MLA Seattle, 5-8 Jan 2012: Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative--Special Session proposal (abstract 15 March 2011)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Noam Scheindlin

Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative

This panel explores the relation between narrative and lived experience. Does a thing lose its everyday thingness when represented in a narrative structure? 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2011; Noam Scheindlin (nscheindlin@lagcc.cuny.edu).

Grad Student Forum

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 5:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers
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The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

Special Session on Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature, RMMLA Convention, October 6-8, 2011

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 4:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Maria Figueredo / York University, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Department, Toronto,
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Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 6-8, 2011 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention!

*Still accepting abstracts until March 31, 2011 for the Session on
Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature**

Send paper proposals to Session Chair, Dr. Maria Figueredo, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Department, Toronto,
Ontario CANADA M3J 1P3; 416-736-2100; fax 416-736-5483; mfiguere@yorku.ca.

Call for Papers

2011 RMMLA Convention
Scottsdale, Arizona ~ October 6-8, 2011

*Early Bird registration deadline: May 1, 2011*

Please note:

English Linguistics panel at RMMLA Oct. 6-8 (Mar. 11 deadline for abstracts)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

English Linguistics Panel
October 6-8, 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/
Deadline to submit abstracts: March 11, 2011

Papers can be in any subfield of linguistics, as long as the English language is the topic of research.

Submit abstracts to Meredith Moss at Meredith.Moss@asu.edu.

The keynote speaker this year is Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of the Modern Language Association.

English Literature 1700 to Present (standing panel) PAMLA, Claremont, CA, Feb. 5&6, 2011

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on English Literature (1700 to present) via PAMLA's online submission process by March 25, 2011. Contact Annette Hulbert (annette.hulbert@gmail.com) with questions.
PAMLA's Online Submission Process In-Depth:
1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at: http://www.pamla.org/2011/session-topics

[UPDATE]--CFP "Narrative Horizons" at RMMLA Scottsdale AZ Oct 6-8, 2011 (deadline extended to March 20)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 2:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Paper proposals are invited for a special session at the October 6-8, 2011 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, AZ on the topic "Narrative Horizons: Emerging Trends in the Study of Narrative." The session could include a broad range of topics, from life-writing to digital storytelling to narrative identity.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Heidi_Bostic@baylor.edu by March 20, 2011.

For more information: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

SAMLA 2011- Cracking Up the Well Wrought Urn: Humor and the Ethics of American Poetry (5/1/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Walt Hunter and Cara Lewis/American Humor Studies Association

"How funny you are today New York!" writes Frank O'Hara in an exemplary moment of what John Ashbery might call "probably thinking not to grow up." Although the last ten years have seen a flourishing of claims about what poetry teaches us, recent work by Stephen Burt, Rita Felski, and others suggests that we should pay closer attention to how modern and contemporary poets make us laugh. We invite proposals that consider how American poets in the 20th century have posed as comedians, using humor to test the capacities of received form and to engage, rather than avoid, serious issues, including globalization, gender and sexuality, memory and trauma, race, and the environment.

Ethno-Graphic Encounters: Jewish American & Italian American Graphic Narratives(127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, 5–8 Ja

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 9:30am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Jewish American Literature Discussion Group & Italian American Literature Discussion Group

Seeking papers examining Italian American & Jewish American representations in comics & graphic narratives revealing inter/intra-ethnic engagements, current & historical collaborations, conflicts, relationships. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2011

Scrittura e Cultura in Movimento: Italophone Literatures/Literatures of Italian Diaspora (MLA Seattle, 5–8 January 2012)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 9:26am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group

The MLA Italian American Literature Discussion Group
seeks submissions for the 127th MLA Annual Convention
(Seattle, 5–8 January 2012).

"Scrittura e Cultura in Movimento: Italophone Literatures/Literatures of Italian Diaspora"

Accepting proposals for presentations on Italian diasporic literatures:North & South America, Europe translations, original
works in English, Italian, beyond . 300-word abstract & Bio
by 15 March 2011; Michael A. Antonucci (mantonucci@keene.edu).

[UPDATE] New Climes: Critical Theory, Environmentalism, and Climate Change, 13 June 2011

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 7:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Adeline Johns-Putra / University of Exeter, UK

New Climes: Critical Theory, Environmentalism, and Climate Change
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
13 June 2011

Climate change is an unprecedented crisis in human history. It is marked by necessary scientific imprecision and met by public confusion and controversy. Discerning climate change involves intricate scientific problems, and responding demands complex cultural strategies, spanning global, historically innovative action. Even as scientists, politicians, activists, and publics have struggled to respond, climate change has also begun to provoke cultural innovation and political audacity. Correspondingly, then, this cultural phenomenon of climate change might require a re-adjustment of critical approaches and methods.

Limina Conference 2011 15/July/2011

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 1:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Limina

The 6th Annual Limina Conference will be held on Friday 15th July 2011 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, to celebrate the launch of volume 17 of
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore resistance to traditional discipline boundaries while applying a rigorous approach to issues of research, context, and theoretical debates. The conference aims to foster a lively scholarly environment in which these diverse issues can be discussed.

International Workshop on Ubiquitous Human-Computer Interaction - UbiHCI 2011

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 11:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Zhao
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First International Workshop on Ubiquitous Human-Computer Interaction (UbiHCI 2011) encourages full papers and notes that reflect the breadth and scope of UbiHCI on Ubiquitous research, including conceptual development, empirical investigations, technological advances, user experiences, and more. All papers should clearly compare and contrast how the work relates to previous research or experience, what aspects of the work are new, and the major contributions it makes. Although it is expected that papers will focus on one or a small number of the aforementioned areas, authors should write for the broader UbiHCI audience, and make clear how the work contributes to the UbiHCI field as a whole.

"Villain" 5/6/11

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain," aiming to examine its construction and its existence in the world.

A few possible perspectives for the study of the villain are:
The villain as the "natural" being
The villain as the sacrificial other
The villain as a figure that defies representation
The villain as hero
The villain as non-existent
The villain as a personification of evil
The villain as Doppelganger

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