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Reconsidering John Dos Passos

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:54pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

[UPDATE] Oklahoma State University English Conference

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

Defining Academic Work in Modern Languages and Literatures

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:12pm
2012 Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle (Jan 5-8)

This panel seeks to analyze the nature of faculty work in modern languages and literatures from an interdisciplinary, scholarly perspective. What characterizes faculty labor in these fields and the humanities in general, especially as compared to work in other academic disciplines such as the natural and social sciences? How do configurations of academic work as variable combinations of teaching, scholarship and service justify or fail to justify different career tracks for faculty members? We seek papers that advance historical, philosophical, and theoretical analyses in order to explain current configurations of faculty work and help us to imagine new ones. 500 word abstract by March 15, 2011.

The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due April 1, 2011)

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:49pm
Joseph Donica/Southern Illinois University

With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts of states.

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 11:41am
Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences is a journal created in Italy in 2010, and involved in subjects of arts, sociology, politics, culture, history, history of religions, philosophy, economics, management, education, statistics, laws, linguistics, anthropology and psychology.

The Journal is published three times a year, January, May, September

We are calling for submission of papers. You can submit your manuscripts online on the website
You can send your manuscripts also on the mail

If you have any questions, please contact with the editor at

Deadline Extended/Final CFP: The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:22am
Tanfer Tunc

For the full CFP, see:

Abstracts and one-paragraph bios should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments to Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Bahar Gursel ( by December 31, 2010. If accepted for publication, full-text submissions will be due March 31, 2011.

This project is sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)

Uses and Abuses of Aesthetics Today (Feb 18-19; abstracts due Jan 5)

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:56pm
Graduate students in German Studies, Cornell University

Graduate Student Conference in German Studies
Cornell University
February 18-19, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
Plenary Speaker: Peter Gilgen, Cornell University

"Free to Move About the Country": an Interdisciplinary Conference about Transportation and National Security (March 18, 2010)

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:17pm
Center for Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, National Security (CADINS), Cal State Northridge

On Friday, March 18, 2011, The Center for the Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, and National Security (CADINS) will host a one-day symposium on National Security and Transportation to be held at a local conference facility in the San Fernando Valley. The organizers seek proposals for a student panel.

Abstract Submission

Each abstract is limited to 300 words; therefore, authors are urged to prepare a well written, clear and informative abstract describing the work with emphasis on objectives and factual results. An abstract should include key words related to conference topics.

Brown University Department of Slavic Languages - Graduate student conference on "Estrangement"

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:18pm
Brown University Department of Slavic Languages

The Slavic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium and the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University are pleased to announce our upcoming graduate student conference on the subject of Estrangement. The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. We are currently soliciting proposals for individual papers on topics related to the theme of estrangement in Russian, East European and Eurasian literature, history, and culture in any historical period. We plan to include topics such as: