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Shakespeare; RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:20pm
Joseph M. Ortiz / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Papers on any aspect of Shakespeare's works, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Email 200-300 word proposals, for 15-20 minute presentations, by March 10, 2013, to jmortiz7@utep.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

eSharp Issue 20: New Horizons

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:22am
University of Glasgow

Have you found yourself thinking beyond the boundaries of current viewpoints?

How has the framework of your field of research or interest changed?

Are you pursuing unconventional approaches regarding your field of expertise?

If you have any food for thought, if you have developed any insight to share, here is the place.

The Congolese Diaspora in Belgium : Imaginaries and postcolonial relations in the artistic field. October 2013 Brussels.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:31am
Organization : Véronique Bragard, Sarah Demart, Sarah Gilsoul, Bénédicte Ledent, Fatima Zibouh, Antoine Tshitungu Kongolo, Jean Bofane, Monique Phoba. With the collaboration of la Maison du Livre et le Centre culturel Jacques Franck.

In 2010, Belgium (via its institutions, the media and civil society) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Congolese independence with a certain glorification of Belgo-Congolese relations. Yet, Belgium is far from having fully entered a postcolonial era of self-criticism. Despite the indisputable postcolonial historiographical renewal of the 1990s, the dominant ideology appears as permanently caught up in the paternalistic myth of a glorious and civilising colonial mission. The public apologies that followed the commissions of inquiry that brought to light the violence of the colonial power (e.g.

Childhood and Hybridity in the Literature and Film of Indian Diaspora (Deadline 15/04/2013)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:54am
PAMLA 2013 (November 1-3 at Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego)

This panel will explore issues of childhood and hybridity in the fiction and film of Indian diaspora, looking at how childhood is represented and/or constructed at the moment of cross-cultural encounter. How are childhood and identity represented in texts or films whose child characters straddle geographical and cultural worlds?

The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture."

Email questions or queries to: 11sg28@queensu.ca

Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio via PAMLA's online submission form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Deadline: April 15, 2013

FINAL CALL--COUld you please post this asap? March 4 The Return of the Text: A conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:21pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu
Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop

lemoyne.edu/ReturnoftheTextConference

"Making Meaning in Modern Drama" [SAMLA Nov. 8-10] Abstracts by 5/31

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:28pm
Taylor Roosevelt / American University

SAMLA 2013 Conference
Conference Theme: "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds"
November 8-10, 2013
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

MLA Januray 2014

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:31pm
Jennifer Ballengee

We invite submissions of abstracts from a range of periods and regions for the following Special Session Proposal for MLA 2014 in Chicago:

Epic, Tragedy, and Community
Special Session

How do the memorializing practices instituted in epic and tragedy from any period or region contribute to constituting communities and negotiating ethical relations?

250 word abstract by 15 March 2013; Jennifer R. Ballengee (jballeng@towson.edu) and Erin Fehskens (efehskens@towson.edu).

1930s American Activist Literature

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:11pm
MLA Special Session, Chicago (Jan. 9-12, 2014)

Depression-era writers responded to the vulnerabilities exposed by economic crisis, social unrest, and environmental catastrophe with artistry motivated by activism. Whether promoting proletariatism or advocating on behalf of women, people of color, and immigrants, revitalizing realism or advancing regionalism, writers leveraged language and literature as a tool to raise political consciousness and bring about social change. While comparisons between our current "economic slump" and the Great Depression are rife, the merits of activist literature from this era have been forgotten or perhaps omitted.

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