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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
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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.

The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies, Vol. II, eds. Paul Cefalu, Gary Kuchar, and Bryan Reynolds

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 9:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Cefalu, English Department, Lafayette College
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We invite abstracts that bring together theory and early modern English literature and culture. Relevant categories/topics might include historical phenomenology/post-phenomenology; affect theory; species/animal theory/posthumanism; genre theory; ecocriticism; and communication/network theory. Selected essays will be published in a collection entitled the *The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies,* Volume II, eds. Paul Cefalu, Gary Kuchar, and Bryan Reynolds, a companion volume to the recently published collection, *The Return of Theory: Tarrying with the Subjunctive,* eds. Paul Cefalu and Bryan Reynolds (Palgrave, 2011). Please send copies of abstracts to Paul Cefalu (cefalup@ Lafayette.edu).

CFP: Film and Video Production MPCA/ACA 2011

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 12:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2011

The Film and Video Production area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for our upcoming 2011 Conference.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: "Shakespeare and the Material World" (April 1, 2011)

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Early English Studies Journal
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Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.

Call for Papers 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 8:45pm
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Canadian Journal of Poverty Law
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The Canadian Journal of Poverty Law (www.povertylaw.ca) is seeking scholarly manuscripts in relation to poverty law. The Journal publishes articles, case comments and book reviews on social justice, landlord/tenant law, human rights, the intersection of law and policy, and other related areas of interest to scholars and legal practitioners.

The Journal welcomes topics of international, Canadian, provincial and local interest. No submission is guaranteed publication, including those that have been revised and resubmitted.

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Univeristy of New Haven
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The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each
issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested
in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the
guidelines below.

Anthology on Nature's World - fiction - Deadline 1 September 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Editions Bibliotekos

We are ready to do another anthology, which would be our fourth. The theme is "nature's world." (The book has not yet been titled). The full Call and additional Guidelines can be found by clicking on the Guidelines button on the right-hand side of this page: if you are interested in submitting, please refer to the Guidelines and Call.

Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 3:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINES: APRIL 3, for abstracts

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:17am
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western US (VISAWUS)

16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the VICTORIAN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES (VISAWUS)

"The Vulgar and the Proper: Victorian Manners and Mores"
October 13-15, 2011 Houston, Tx

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