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Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:10am
Eftihia Mihelakis

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à la télévision. Plus précisément, on cherchera à penser la structure juridique et narrative du procès en tant que mise à mal d'une parole féminine qui ferait trembler la loi patriarcale. Comment revisiter la parole des femmes en procès à l'aune des réformes juridiques mises en œuvre tout au long de la seconde moitié du vingtième siècle ? Peut-on redéfinir le procès en tant que système culturel généralisé où les femmes opposent au discours de la Loi de nouvelles formes de « vivre ensemble » ?

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:58am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.

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In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:30am
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!
This is your opportunity to cross your BORDERS and expand your horizon. The 2nd International Undergraduate Symposium will give you a chance to brighten your vision and those of others by projecting your thoughts on borders with your presentation. The symposium is also your opportunity to develop both social and communication skills, as well as broadening your perspective by enabling you to see beyond presupposed definitions of what borders are.
To give you an idea what your presentation could be about we took the liberty of listing a few possible topics;
• Borders and border-crossing in literature, arts, media, society, politics, religion, history, etc.

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28am
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism - An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts 15 Mar 2011; Convention: 5-8 Jan 2012, MLA, Seattle)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:02pm
MLA, Special Session

This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism. Each of 8 panelists will offer a five-minute demonstration of their digital project emphasizing how the medium has changed the way they approach their work. During the remaining 30 minutes, the audience will circulate around the panelists' stations to ask individual questions and get a closer look at the projects. Representation from Peninsularists, Latinamericanists, and specialists in US Latino is anticipated. Must be member of MLA by April 1, 2011.

Please send 250 word abstract including link to digital work, if available by 15 March 2011 to
Kyra A. Kietrys

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:01pm
Modern Language Association

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

The deadline for submitting proposals to this special session is March 15, 2011. Please note that this session is provisional, pending approval by the MLA Special Sessions committee, which will consider submitted panels in May and inform presiding officers in early June. However, to be listed in the conference program, one must be a member of MLA by April 7, 2011.

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:41pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society and Gonzaga University.
Plenary speakers will be announced.

"The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical,
historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited…"

CFP- Heterotopias

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:39pm
Heterotopias

A new undergraduate, peer-reviewed journal of critical theory. We are seeking cross-disciplinary papers that demonstrate substantive engagement with theory in relation to a specific text, whether it be philosophical, cultural, or textual. Deadline is March 15.

Nonhuman Narratives - Weds 27 April 2011 - UK

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 11:27am
Bournemouth University, UK

The Narrative Research Group, based in the Media School at Bournemouth University, will be hosting their second symposium at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 27 April 2011. The theme of the symposium is 'Nonhuman Narratives'.

Nonhumans feature in multiple narratives, from myth and fable to wildlife photography and documentary, children's literature, cartoons and comics. They can act as metaphors, take on human characteristics, or inform our understanding of the Other. The symposium will use analyses of representations of the nonhuman to question assumptions about human superiority and to explore alternative means of narrating the lived experiences of creatures or entities whose composition differs from our own.

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.

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