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Special Topics Session: "Productive" Silences (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:25am
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA

"Productive" Silences
History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or
the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.

I am particularly interested in papers that examine extended metaphors for and various tropes of silence in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, plays, and poetry.

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:22pm
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing - PAMLA 11/5&11/6 - Deadline to submit 3/20

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:50am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15pm
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

March 26, 2011

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their second annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) on March 26, 2011. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 5:38pm
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization
Friday, October 14, 2011

"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)

"Where Do You Want Me to Start?" Producing History through Mad Men (March 1, 2011)

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 9:12am
Invisible Culture

The television network AMC's historical drama Mad Men, set in 1960-64, premiered in 2007. While the program was slowly accepted by audiences, at least as slowly as its methodical narrative structures, it clearly struck a chord among a cross-generational body of viewers, tripling in size from the first season. In order to engage with the show more fully, fans paraded in Mad Men-inspired costumes during Banana Republic-sponsored
events in 2009 and 2010 in Times Square, "Mad Men-ed" themselves online, participated in the series' Facebook page or the network's online portals, downloaded period music, or simply watched each episode. The show is a pervasive cultural force

Call for Papers on Art and Design

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 3:45am
Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on various topics. Please visit http://chitrolekha.com/callforwritings.php for details.

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