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Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

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

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
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Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
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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…"

Beckett Session at SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:02pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Samuel Beckett Society is seeking three presenters who will examine Samuel Beckett's prose, poetry, theatre, and/or criticism in relation to history, memory, archive and/or biography. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by September 1, 2011 to weisk01@etsu.edu and danderson@georgiasouthern.edu. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

The convention will be held on November 4-6, 2011 at Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Presenters must be (or become) members of SAMLA.

Update: Deadline March 30th: The Politics of the Visual and the Vocal in Caribbean Space

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:27am
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Caribbean Intransit: A Caribbean Arts Journal
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From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that critically filter our perceptions of socio-cultural identity. These artistic forms are historical or more contemporary forays into the region's politics and economies. In recent years, several artists have emerged to illustrate a shared heritage such as Laurent Valere in Martinique and Antonius Roberts in the Bahamas or have solidified their international standing such as Edouard Duval-Carrie. Artist-scholars such as Rex Nettleford and Leroy Clarke have interrogated the critical links and the constructions of identity realized through the artist's eye.

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

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

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:47pm
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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: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:09pm
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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
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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.

CFP: Shakespeare and Film (Abstracts: 30 April 2011; Conference: 13-15 October 2011; Jaipur, India)

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:17pm
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Nita N. Kumar/ The Shakespeare Society of India and The IIS University
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Increasingly Shakespeare studies have included in their ambit performance both on stage and screen, and some of the most interesting recent critical studies have been in this area. We are no longer caught between the virtuality of the playscript and the ephemerality of the performance. Cinematic texts have a life all their own, dealing as they do with the international marketplace of culture and communication. In this seminar, while the paramount focus will be on Shakespeare in Indian cinema, be it successful Hindi films like Gulzar's Angoor or Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool and Omkara, attention will be paid to Shakespeare performed in regional language cinema—classics like the Bengali Bhranti Bilash or the Malaylam Kaliyattam.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:26am
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Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual "knowledge," lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New Woman, teaching the fin de siècle today. Not limited to Anglophone literature and culture. Abstract of 300 words and brief C.V. by March 10; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin@siue.edu)

This special session is subject to approval by the MLA; participants must be MLA members by April 7th, 2011.

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:17pm
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Rutgers University
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Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:27am
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MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.

Proposed Special Session for MLA 2012 Seattle: War and the Language of Comedy. Paper proposals due March 13 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:17am
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Joanna Scutts and Susan Harlan/Modern Language Association
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Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.

Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to warcomedyMLA@gmail.com by March 13 2011. Subject to MLA review.

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