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American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:35pm
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

Call For Papers

To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 11:33am
Southeastern Women's Studies Association

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich. The narrative voice provides the victim a way to process and order the experience, and it is through this voice that those who hear it come into community with that person. Through this community, the number of those who bear witness multiplies, as does the number of those who are primary and secondary survivors.

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:33pm
Southeastern Women's Studies Association

Women's roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of "the color line": while White women's bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have been raped, beaten, mutilated, or ignored. These dual constructions, while often accurate and productive for highlighting the gendered and sexualized violence inflicted upon the bodies of women of color, leave a yawning void in both our understanding of minority communities' resistance to national, racialized forms of terrorism, and our cultural memory of white women's role in the public domain and their engagement in "the race question."

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
Sheetal Majithia

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral polarizations. Subsequently, feminist studies re-framed debates about melodrama by studying it as a genre addressed to and about women. Moving from a focus on domestic and family dramas, scholarship of the last few decades now exhibits a newfound interest in melodrama as a mode representative of socio-cultural conditions, particularly in transcolonial and transnational contexts.

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:41am
McGill University

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

The McGill English Department's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place in Montreal from March 4 to 6, 2011. The conference will centre on issues of luxury, commodity, and consumption in literature, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

Potential areas for study include, but are not limited to the following:

-class and social standing

-wealth and poverty, images of excess and need

-human rights (sexual freedoms, disability rights, etc.) versus social privilege

-the racialization of wealth and status

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:01am
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Contemporary Interpretations

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10pm
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: "Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry"
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Kate Chopin panel at 2011 ALA Conference

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 7:37pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.

Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at etoth@lsu.edu by January 15, 2011.

Comedy and Audiences

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10am
Tom Phillips, University of East Anglia

Call for Papers: Comedy and Audiences

Special Issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 9:56am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

[UPDATE] Feminism and Teaching Symposium - 2nd Call for Proposals

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 5:39am
Feminism and Teaching Network

8th-9th April 2011 University of Nottingham

This is a two-day interdisciplinary 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)

Call for Proposals

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