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Feminism and Teaching Symposium

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Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 6:25am
University of Nottingham

This is a two-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium that will explore the relationships between feminism and teaching.

Keynote workshops/sessions by: Professor Gina Wisker (Brighton), Professor Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam) and Dr. Louise Mullany (Nottingham), Professor Ruth Holliday (Leeds), Dr. Ben Brabon (Edge Hill), Annette Foster (Performance Artist).

CFP: The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English, 8-9 April 2011, Angers, France

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Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 1:30am
Université d’Angers, France and Edge Hill University, U.K.

The CRILA short story research group (JE2536) of the Université d'Angers, France, will be hosting an international conference in collaboration with Edge Hill University, U.K. on "The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English," 8-9 April 2011 at La Maison des Sciences Humaines, Université d'Angers, France.

Plenary speaker: Charles E. May, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach.

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

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Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 8:23pm
NeMLA, 4/7-4/10/11--Deadline Sept. 30, 2010

Call for Papers

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice
Abstracts due September 30, 2010

Postfeminist Postmortems? Gender, Sexualities and Multiple Modernities (Annual Conference of the Department of English, Delhi Un

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Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 2:11pm
Baidik Bhattacharya, Department of English, University of Delhi

Feminisms and modernities have had a long and interlocked history. Now that we are, arguably, in a post-feminist, post-modern era, is it a fitting moment to stop and take stock of this critical encounter?
This provocation emerges out of a particular trajectory of debates, controversies and confrontations in gender studies over the past two decades. Judith Butler's Gender Trouble (1990) destabilised understandings of these interlocked categories about two decades after feminism emerged as a serious tool of critical inquiry. In 1990, also, Gayatri Spivak in The Postcolonial Critic re-located critical feminisms outside the Anglophone world.

The American Short Story Cycle: A Gendered Genre?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:39pm
Lisa Day-Lindsey, Northeast MLA, Women's & Gender Studies Caucus

As a genre, the short story cycle, or composite novel, has appealed for over 100 years to a wide range of American authors. The major characteristic of this genre is a collection of stories that are both interrelated and self-sufficient—what Madison Smartt Bell calls a "mosaic" quality that contributes to a holistic, yet fragmented "modular design." While critical attention to this genre has focused mostly on matters of either form or content, scholars have not usually considered the form's effect on the text's content, particularly related to gender identity formation.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom--(12/15/10, 4/20-23/2011)

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:53am
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference Hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone 1-210-223-1000

Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (meeting with the PCA/ACA) April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

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