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The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 

This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.

Please submit your abstract online at:

http://www.pamla.org/2011/topics/fictions-peace

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama, October 6-8, 2011 (Scottsdale, AZ). Deadline for submission, March 10, 2011

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 12:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Espinosa / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine early modern drama through the lens of gender, queer, sexuality, or feminist studies. Please send 250 Word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at respinosa2@utep.edu by March 10, 2011.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am
full name / name of organization: 
NTU~Singapore
contact email: 

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

*Main Speakers [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian McHale
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

Creative Writing: Creative or Critical Work (3/31/11)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing publishes both critical and creative work - offering a forum for debate, as well as an avenue for the publication of the best stories, poems, works of creative non-fiction or works for the stage or for the screen, in all its contemporary varieties. www.newwritingjournal.com

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it.

CSULB Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association
contact email: 

The California State University, Long Beach
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Third Annual Student Conference
April 2, 2011
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Third Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (april.miller@unco.edu).

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland. 8-9 July, 2011.

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:29am
full name / name of organization: 
University College Dublin

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland Conference

University College Dublin, July 8-9, 2011
Hosted by The Humanities Institute of Ireland

"Famous throughout the civilised world and the Irish Free State"
Murphy

"I have also decided to remind myself of my present state before embarking on my stories. I think this is a mistake."
Malone Dies

(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and
 Sexual
 Diasporas
 May
 5‐7, 
2011


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 2:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
A
 Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign



 
(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and 
Sexual 
Diasporas


A 
Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign


May 
5‐7,
 2011


Keynote
 speaker:
 Eithne 
Luibhéid

Associate 
Professor,
 Gender
 &
Women's
 Studies, 

University 
of 
Arizona


Rehearsing Shakespeare: Alternative Strategies in Process and Performance - Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012), Johns Hopkins University Press
contact email: 

Call for Papers:

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Alternative Strategies in Process and Performance
Special Issue of Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012), Johns Hopkins University Press.

Issue Editor: Christian M. Billing (University of Hull) c.m.billing@hull.ac.uk

The Intellectual Silk Road: Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Adaptations

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Adaptation Studies

The topic of this year's Association of Adaptation Studies conference will focus on adaptation as a site for cultural exchange, reflecting the importance of trading activities along the Silk Road as sites for the transmission not just of goods but of ideas and cultures. Possible issues to be addressed in this conference might include:

Transgressions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen
contact email: 

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater. Transgressions and transgressive practices have often been at the forefront of seeking out and pointing to the presence of boundaries, whether we look at aesthetic practices, social conventions or national borders.

On the one hand, then, transgressions move beyond boundaries and easy categorization, usually in order to disrupt cultural order or question cultural, social or national divisions. Conceptual blurring is thus a key aspect of transgression.

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