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Race Matters: Teaching "Ethnic" Texts in the Literary Classroom

Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:52pm
CEA (Roundtable)

Seeking panelists for a Roundtable Panel at the 43rd Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference (March 29-31, 2012) to be held in Richmond, VA. In a recent article on teaching multiethnic literature published in MELUS, Tina Chen calls for "an ethics of knowledge, derived from the literature itself, that can help us teach our students to be ethically oriented towards the study of alterity." Such an ethics of knowledge, Chen proposes, would emphasize the responsibilities incumbent on authors, readers, and critics as they address cultural difference, and would help to counter the "humanistic impulse" that seeks to privilege similarity in the midst of alterity.

[UPDATE] Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA Seminar

Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:15pm
NeMLA, 43rd Annual Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012

Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community (Seminar)


43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Dada/Surrealism special journal issue: '"Wonderful Things": Surrealism and Egypt'

Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:17am
Patricia Allmer and Donna Roberts

Call for Contributors:
Dada/Surrealism ( special journal issue: "Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 5:46am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that 'In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast'. For J Hillis Miller in The Disappearance of God, meanwhile, Victorian literature is animated by a more dynamic sense of doubt than that celebrated by the modernists who took God's disappearance and other catastrophes for granted. Both these comparative examinations of pessimism suggest that every age has its own sense and its own rhetoric of crisis; and that crisis-born scepticism is interesting in proportion to its degree of doubt and uncertainty, to the contingency of its gestures towards a reclamation of faith.

Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 1:55pm

Please consider submitting a proposal to the following roundtable discussion to be held
at CACLALS annual conference at 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This
event will take place in Waterloo, Ontario, May 26-28.

Deadline: December 15, 2011.

CFP: Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century

CFP—"Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Connections and Considerations"—deadline is January 20, 2012

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 12:06pm
School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

"Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Connections and Considerations"
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, April 5 – Friday, April 6, 2012

The Third Annual WRTC Graduate Symposium on Communication

The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University welcomes proposals from graduate students in any discipline for a two-day symposium exploring all facets of communication. The theme of this year's symposium is intercultural communication. We are defining intercultural very broadly to include across disciplines and communities, as well as across national boundaries.

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 9:22am
University of Chester, UK

Northern Renaissance Seminar

University of Chester

17th March 2012

Genre in the Renaissance

Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:

- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;

- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;

- How social discourses shape categories and classifications of literary production;

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century [12/1/11;2/17/12]

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:56am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World
• Technology and the Humanities: Research in a Digitized World

Anthology of Essays on Race and Poetry

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 2:50pm
Edited by Dwayne Betts and Laura McCullough

We invite submissions of abstracts of articles for an anthology on Race and Poetry. Abstracts should be submitted by Oct. 25, 2011. The goal is to generate an inclusive and broad exfoliation of the subject with an ear towards essays that will work in dialogue with each other, though not necessarily in agreement. Please include a short biographical statement with your abstract.

Essays appearing in the anthology will average 3,000 words. They can range from the lyric to the academic (hence, poets who are not scholars are invited to submit), but should be cited in Chicago style where citation is required. If an abstract is accepted, we'll send a note indicating any additional formatting requests.