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Early Modern Possible Worlds (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds." This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the "possible," which authors variously define through the terms "what may be," "what should be," or even "what if."

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:04pm
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."

Call for papers on Chaplin

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 2:35pm
Larry Howe

We seek essays or proposals for essays to be included in a book of collected critical interpretations of Chaplin's films and career. The objective of this collection is to present Chaplin within a wide range of current critical thought. Thus, we are especially interested in work that reflects new theoretical perspectives.

Submissions must be in electronic format (.docx or .pdf preferred) as attachments to an email message to Larry Howe, Roosevelt University, (email address: lhowe@roosevelt.edu. Deadline for submissions: essays (up to 6000 words) by July 15, or proposals for essays by June 1.

Dreams Not Only American. Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions - July 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:39am
Science Fiction Research Association

Dreams Not Only American – Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions
July 7-10, 2011
Lublin, Poland

Science fiction has become a truly global phenomenon, encompassing national and international exchanges and intersections. Despite its incredible variety, however, science fiction (SF) first emerged as a discrete literary practice in the United States and several European countries. Bearing in mind these origins and the fact that this is only the second SFRA conference to be held outside North America, it seems only natural that the organization's 2011 meeting should focus on all modes and aspects of SF transactions between Europe and America(s).

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:13pm
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:13pm
Craft Critique Culture

What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."

Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.
Also, please submit any A/V requests with your proposal to ensure that they can be met.

Call for Papers: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

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