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CFP: Narrating the Public Self: YouTube, Facebook, and Feminism, NeMLA,(April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Williams/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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As twenty-first century modes of communication have altered, the narrating self has had to shift quite rapidly to accommodate the changes. This panel invites scholars to examine the ideological work currently being done by public feminist intellectuals (such as bell hooks, Hortense Spillers, Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Davis, Wai-Chee Dimock, Cheryl Clarke, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth Alexander, Jewell Gomez, among others) in the viral age of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and asks for a reconsideration of the idea of the "public" and the "social."

No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature --NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
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No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature

This panel seeks to theorize trauma and American identity specifically in the works of Nora Okja Keller, Changrae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Mia Yun, Patti Kim, and Susan Choi, Korean American authors of the post-1965 Immigration Act generation. Topics or critical paradigms can include, but are not limited to: the abject, silence, subjectivity, transnationalism, femininity, masculinity, memory, politics, rape, torture, trauma theory, psychoanalytic theory, and reader-response.
Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Jina Lee at jlbmetro@aol.com, with "NEMLA" in subject line by September 30, 2010.

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood May 5-7, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Lethbridge
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Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood

Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011

Questioning Hybridity-Discourse: Colonial Métissage, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amar Acheraiou, PhD
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at acherayou@sympatico.ca by September 30, 2010.

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

CFP: Migrancy and the Text (Postgraduate), Deadline: 27 Sep 10 Event: 6 November

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 11:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University

Kingston University Postgraduate Conference

Migrancy and the Text

Keynote Lecture by Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

'Migrancy, Newness and the Problems of Tradition'

Saturday 6th November 2010, 9.30am – 5.00pm

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, London, KT1 2EE, UK

Modernist Cummings, Reading Form, and Writing History (deadline 9/20/10; Louisville, 2/24/11-2/26/11)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
E.E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 39th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2011, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time.

Literature, Rhetoric, and Values (3-5 June 2011; proposals due 6 Sept. 2010)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 10:23am
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Deaprtment of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
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CFP: Literature, Rhetoric, and Values
Proposals due by Monday 6 September 2010
Conference 3-5 June 2011

Plenary: Barry Brummett (U of Texas at Austin) and Christopher Hitchens (The New School)

Keynote Speakers: Carolyn R. Miller (North Carolina State) and James Phelan (Ohio State)

Literature (n.): literary work or production; the realm of letters.
Rhetoric (n.): the study and practice of using symbols to persuade or influence.
Value (n.): the quality of a thing considered in respect of its power and validity for a specified purpose or effect.

This three-day conference will investigate the intersections of literature and rhetoric with values.

"From 'Restoration' to 'Eighteenth–Century'" (proposal by 15/9/10; ASECS conference 17-20/3/11)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 12:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Claude Willan
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I'm soliciting proposals for this panel, which will run next March at the 2011 ASECS in Vancouver.

The period 1680 – 1730 saw transformations in the political, religious, legal and literary structures of Britain. These transformations have been variously characterized as the rise of the Habermasian public sphere, the Republic of Letters, the development of the two-party system, of professional authorship, elective monarchy, and as the advent of a system of mercantile credit foundational to that which we employ today.

I welcome papers that interrogate the gap between "Restoration" and "Eighteenth-Century" literature in any of a variety of ways, including, but not necessarily limited to:

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice (April 7-10 2011)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 4:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

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