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Transitions and Transactions: Literature Pedagogy in Community Colleges - April 20-21 2012 - Proposals due November 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
contact email: 
mbarrow@bmcc.cuny.edu and msteinkoler@bmcc.cuny.edu

We invite proposals for papers exploring literature pedagogy at the community college level and welcome critical/theoretical approaches to teaching literature.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness."

The Materials of American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Australian Journal of American Studies
contact email: 
melissa.hardie@sydney.edu.au

AJAS Call for Papers

The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.

The Pedalto Report: A Journal for Incorporated Art (submissions deadline 8/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Pedalto Report
contact email: 
rmcott096@pedalto.org

The term “incorporated art” might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.

Teaching Languages and Literature: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Classroom (due June 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention in Atlanta, GA Nov. 4 - 6, 2011
contact email: 
jennmartinsen@hotmail.com

"Statues Talking Back, Beauties Becoming Beasts, and Little Red Riding Hood Laughing at Wolves: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Classroom" (Teaching Languages and Literature Panel at the annual SAMLA Co

[REMINDER] CFP: InterTexts: a conference on interdisciplinarity

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University, Durham, UK
contact email: 
kaja.marczewska@durham.ac.uk

Call for papers: InterTexts – a conference on interdisciplinarity
Durham University, Durham, UK
Friday, 23rd September 2011
Abstract submission deadline: 10th June 2011

“Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages”

full name / name of organization: 
sihem arfaoui abidi
contact email: 
aa_sassou@yahoo.com

Update/extended deadline “Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,
full name / name of organization:
university of jendouba
contact email:

[UPDATE] Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; ejorlando@msn.com

Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society, 6-8 June 2012

Crime in Flannery O'Connor (ALA Symposium on American Fiction, Savannah, GA, Sept. 22-24, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Flannery O'Connor Society
contact email: 
schroedm@savannahstate.edu; vandebrake_timothy@roberts.edu

The Flannery O'Connor Society is sponsoring panels at the ALA Symposium on Crime Fiction in American Culture on new perspectives and "The Displaced Person":

Motherhood and Loss Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Miles McCarter/Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 
fdfarmpress@gmail.com

Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:

[UPDATE] CFP Justified (FX) Television Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Bärbel Göbel PhD (University of Kansas) and Michael Brian Faucette PhD (Coldwell CC)
contact email: 
bgoebel79@gmail.com / brfaucette@gmail.com

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Women's Studies Quarterly: Enchantment

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
WSQEnchantmentIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Enchantment
Special Editors: Ann Burlein & Jackie Orr

Women's & Gender Studies--Call for Papers, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

For detailed cfp, visit:
http://nemla.org/community/caucuses/womens.html

-20th Century Irish Women Writers
-Best Practices in Women’s & Gender Studies Programs (Roundtable)

Special Issue: Carson McCullers and the New Southern Studies, Submissions due by May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
contact email: 
ross_daniel@columbusstate.edu

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2012.

Update/ “Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,

full name / name of organization: 
university of jendouba
contact email: 
aa_sassou@yahoo.com

Call for Papers:
“Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages” (26-29 October 2011,
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images 400 years after the Lancashire Witches, 17-19 Aug 2012, deadline 1 Dec 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University, UK
contact email: 
capturing witches@lancaster.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Espionage: Love and War. Aphra Behn Society. ASECS March 23-25, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ASECS/Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
Nbgarret@gmail.com

Spies, allegations of spying, voyeurism, double agents, and the buying, trading, and coveting of intelligence abounds in the work of the former royal spy, Aphra Behn.

But Seriously, Times Are Tough: Comedy in Recession and Depression

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
prg@uwm.edu

In keeping with the informal theme of the 2011 conference of “Play..No Seriously”, this session invites papers on the roles of comedy in times of economic distress and financial crisis.

Mother/Nature Conference - March 16-18, 2012 - Hattiesburg, MS

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern Mississippi English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
mothernatureconference@gmail.com

Fair Play: Reading Sports ConTexts (MMLA, Nov. 3-6, submission deadline July 11)

full name / name of organization: 
Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis
contact email: 
ncohan@wustl.edu

53rd Annual M/MLA Convention
November 3-6, 2011
St. Louis, MO
Convention Theme: “Play…No, Seriously”

CFP - Justified (FX) Television Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Bärbel Göbel, PhD / University of Kansas Brian Michael Faucette/ Coldwell Community College
contact email: 
bgoebel79@gmail.com / brfaucette@gmail.com

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Spiritualist Manifestos: Writing the Seance (NEMLA, deadline 9/30/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Kutztown University
contact email: 
delong@kutztown.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Children's Periodical panel at NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Panel: “Fun With a Purpose”: Periodical Pedagogy and Early Edutainment

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

The Queerness of Hip Hop/ The Hip Hop of Queerness Symposium and Special Issue of Palimpsest [Due: Dec. 15, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University and Palimpsest, A Journal of Women, Gender and the Black International
contact email: 
queernessofhiphop@gmail.com

The Queerness of Hip Hop/ The Hip Hop of Queerness

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2012: Infighting and Rival Texts in 20th Cent. African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tim.griffiths84@gmail.com

From early on in the Harlem Renaissance, many black writers knew for a fact that there was a New Negro, but most differed on the nuances when creating such a character from text.

[UPDATE] deadline extended: June 30, 2011. (mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Booker Morris, Interdisciplinary Humanities
contact email: 
morrisus@ferris.edu

Although reason and discourse are important in framing and communicating ’truths’ about the human being, increasingly visual representation is serving to communicate attitudes, histories, beliefs,

CFP: Storytelling and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

March 15-18: Rochester, York.
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

CFP:“Something imagined, not recalled?”: Revisiting the Confessional Poets (NeMLA, 3/15-18, 2012; Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
clarkeco@sunysuffolk.edu

“Something imagined, not recalled?”: Revisiting the Confessional Poets

Writing Queerly (Abstracts due 9/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
jlewturn@temple.edu

Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 session in Rochester, NY.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse (abstract deadline: Sept. 30; conference: March 15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

Conference:
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Serious Play in the Political Novel (Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 3-6, 2011, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

This already accepted special session--organized for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the MMLA, whose informal theme is "Play...

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films (NEMLA, deadline 9/30/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15 to 18, 2012
Rochester, NY

Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Submit 250- to 500-word proposals to Derek McGrath (derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu).

Riding Beyond the Purple Sage: the 21st Century American Western, 9/30/11 [NeMLA: Rochester NY; March 15-18, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jadonahu@potsdam.edu

In 1912, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, an important text in the development of the American western.

Conference CFP - Romanticism and Philosophy - Proposals due Sept. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Paris and University of Lille, France
contact email: 
sophie.musitelli@univ-lille3.fr, thomas.constantinesco@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Call for papers

Romanticism and Philosophy

An international conference

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