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Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

CFP: The Changing Face of the Suburb in Recent American Fiction and Film (NeMLA 4/7-4/11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

This panel seeks to investigate the way that suburban novels and films represent, critique, and construct notions of community in the context of a suburban landscape in flux: more immigrants now live in the suburbs than in the cities. Accompanying this increased diversity are new problems, including desperate need for housing, healthcare, and public transportation at a time when infrastructure is decaying and the economy has collapsed. How have recent novels and films reflected and negotiated these changes? Please submit 250-word abstracts to Kathy Knapp at kathy.knapp@uconn.edu

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Gender, Nature and Culture (May 20-22, 2010)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 6:40am
The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies (University of Helsinki, Finland)

The 4th Christina conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture. Recent research has increasingly viewed nature and culture as inherently entangled and inseparable, suggesting that nature is often understood through discourses of gender and, conversely, that gender is made sense of through historically contingent assumptions about nature. Building on this growing body of scholarship, the conference asks how this mutual intertwining of nature, culture and gender has been theorized, represented and experienced in the past as well as the present. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines.

The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works; CLA, spring 2010, New York; Deadline: 9/15/09

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 9:16am
Susan Prothro Wright, Clark Atlanta University/Charles W. Chesnutt Association

Session: "The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works"

We are seeking panelist for a special session at the CLA Conference 2010, to be held in late March or April in New York, hosted by Brooklyn College/CUNY. Papers should focus on Chesnutt's use of setting in his short stories, tales, and/or novels. Scholars might think about the connection between setting and cultural memory, language and culture in relation to place and space, space and place (of black and/or white/male and/or female) in country and/or city settings, the "economy" of place, etc.

Please send abstracts of 150 words (please do not send by attachment) to Susan Wright,
smcfatt@cau.edu

La ville marquée : Branded City

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:06pm
UCLA French & Francophone Studies

UCLA 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
French & Francophone Studies
University of California Los Angeles
15-16 October 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Send abstracts by June 15th to frenconf@ucla.edu
Include "Branded City" in the Subject heading.

Branded City

Neo-Victorian Studies

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

African-American Experience in the South

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

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