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Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 7:33am
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky

CfP deadline 31 May 2011
Strength, virtue and bravery have long characterised the subjects of narrative. If protagonists surmount threats, or survive danger, we are inclined to ascribe the triumph to their heroism. When stories veer into realism, antiheroes receive the attention formerly reserved for gods and heroes.
The gospels are an enquiry into the heroism of their subject. Their opening unstated question is whether there was anything heroic in one who walked open-eyed into an avoidable death? Soon resurrection and a new interpretation of Jesus' heroism was found, and it was seen that he fulfilled a hidden paradigm, Messiahship. A succession of martyrs would bear witness to the same interpretation.

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:22am
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen

The contemporary debate surrounding "communities of security" inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated. At the same time, this debate is concerned with regulations that are designed to minimise the risk of danger and which create an atmosphere of fear; an atmosphere which in turn encourages further concerns about security.

Thinking 'Other-wise' with/in English Studies

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:10pm
Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Thematic Introduction
This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for discussion of the issues faced by those involved with English Studies. The complicity of English departments with the agents of power is no secret. The inherent contradictions and challenges of English departments, especially those located in the margin, seem to both accept and reject the power structures in which they operate. The glocal sponsorship of language programs, the pull of the job market, and the ethical responsibilities of graduates coming out of the English departments force us to think 'other-wise.'
Paper or panel proposals may address any aspect of thinking 'otherwise' with/in English Studies including, but not limited to, the following:

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:40pm
Regina Yung Lee

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of media.

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an open topic and all areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to jstrathearn@gmail.com or judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:13pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers should explore, but are not limited to the following:
• how intersections of race and class function in the narratives of Black women
• explorations of sexuality and gender roles
• issues of travel within Black women's writings (both domestically and internationally) and the effects of travel on race, class, and gender
• identity politics and formation

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we reconstruct individual and community identities by revisiting folklore of the past.

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:34pm
University of Montenegro

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.

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