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Women in Popular Music: Facing the Fear Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, Illinois from November 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 9:48am
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Midwest/Midwest MLA

What part does fear play--for good or for ill--in the work and careers
of female musicians? Which artists build their work around creating a
feeling of unease, shock or even peril in their audiences, how do they
do it, and how does it contribute to their success? Artists who turn
their backs on the nurturing, comforting female persona and go for the
discomforting--from Goths to Diamanda Galas--are the subject of this
year's panel.  250-word abstracts to patriciarudden@gmail.com by April
15.

[FINAL CALL] ESSAY PRIZE: K MANSFIELD AND DH LAWRENCE: 1 MAY 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 8:08am
Susan Reid / Katherine Mansfield Society

CLOSING DATE: 1 MAY 2010

Final call for submissions to the Katherine Mansfield Society prize essay competition, which for 2010 is open to all and will be on the subject of: KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND D. H. LAWRENCE.

Comparative studies in English, of approximately 5,000 words, should address any aspect of the literary relationship between Mansfield and Lawrence and consist of original, previously unpublished research.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £300 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies (the peer-reviewed journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society).

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:57am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The conference seeks to examine and explore why it is people choose, quite deliberately, to end their own lives – or why it is that people value death more than they value life. Biological, mental, medical, social, economic, religious and other factors will be considered along with an assessment of the contexts within which acts of suicide take place. The 'meaning' of suicide will assessed, particularly in relation to narrative, cultural, and existential influences.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:

Paroles gelées Call for Articles: "The Branded City / La Ville marquée" April 30, 2010 (UCLA French Graduate Student Journal)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:37pm
Paroles gelées Journal of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Graduate Student Journal

PAROLES GELÉES
Journal of French and Francophone Studies

UCLA
CALL FOR ARTICLES
The Branded City / La Ville marquée
Throughout history, cities have been contact zones where the past, present and future coexist, where urban and suburban meet and where (im)migrants, ex-patriots, urban explorers, and local inhabitants mix anonymously.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:05pm
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:47pm
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

East West Literary Relations, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:51pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

This panel accepts a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical concerns related to the study of Asian and Euro-American literatures. We welcome the study and cross-disciplinary use of visual texts and/or media, as well as traditional author-centered research.

Fat Sudies Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, October 1-3, 2010

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:41pm
Elena Levy-Navarro, Fat Studies Area Chair, MPCA

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2010

The Fat Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is soliciting proposals for its joint annual conference. We seek proposals for papers, roundtables, or forms of artistic expression that forward a fat-affirmative agenda. Critical discussions of fat, thin, and body size are welcome, especially those that either consider or counter phobic constructions of the presentday. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 16-18, 2010 (Undergrad) (proposals by June 18, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:08pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate papers for the upcoming Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 16-18, 2010.

Papers by undergraduates covering any area of Medieval and Renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be 250-300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor.

Abstracts (and letters) should be submitted electronically or by regular mail by June 18, 2010 to:

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