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Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 7:43am
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present? Please send papers on chronopolitics, media and memory, speed, monuments, futurity, duration, etc. by March 15, 2010.

Call for Submissions: Writing Our Environment

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:34pm
The IOWA ENGLISH BULLETIN (journal of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English)

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Call for Submissions
Iowa English Bulletin, Issue #45: Writing Our Environment

Matthew Dickerson (2006) explores The Environmental Vision [in the literature] of J.R.R. Tolkien. M. Jimmie Killingsworth (2005) suggests how the professional communication field may invoke environment and ecology to reconsider conventional research methods. Hothem et al. (2009) describe an ecocomposition pedagogy that helps students recognize contextual influences when writing. Terry Gifford (2008) reviews how ecocriticism augments creative writing workshops.

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:37pm
Michelle Brown

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.

Abstracts to Michelle Brown (MLBrown10@gmail.com) by 15 Mar. 2010.

Harold Pinter Society Panels

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 1:59pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chicago, IL). Especially welcome are papers exploring the representation of love relationships in absurdist and neo-absurdist drama and papers considering the relationship of Pinter's work to that of Beckett and the project of the "new theatre" more generally. Please send abstracts to Judith Roof at roof12@comcast.net by 31 March 2010.

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:00pm
Sophie Létourneau

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device? Please send abstracts addressing the prospective movement or the narrative conflict induced by a fortune teller in film, television or contemporary literature by MARCH 15.

"[UPDATE]"RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS" special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:40am
University of Naples L'Orientale

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it). In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 15 June 2010.

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:43am
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

"The minor but not dismissed, the dismissed but not excluded,the excluded but not forgotten"
Department of English, Szczecin University, Poland, 21 -24 October 2010.

Recent literary, linguistic and cultural studies have been largely dominated by burgeoning new theories paving the way for the most interesting and up-to-date concepts, notions and ideas. Yet there are many scholars whose main research area is centered at the peripheries of these mainstream discoveries thus leading to the emergence of niche fields of study within current literary and linguistic research projects.

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (2011 MLA, Jan. 6-9 in Los Angeles)

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 3:12pm
Adele Wilson

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "narrating lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (self, body, or consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, international, etc.).

"RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS", a special issue of ANGLISTICA AION An Interdisciplary Journal deadline: 15 June 2010

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 1:25pm
University of Naples L'Orientale

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it). In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 15 June 2010.

Harry Potter Casebook abstracts by 30 June 2010; completed essays by 31 Dec. 2010

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 12:35pm
Dr. Cynthia J. Hallett and Dr. Peggy J. Huey / Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Call for Submissions

Harry Potter Casebook contracted for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers
We need ten to twelve analytical essays of 4,000-5,000 words. For full consideration, please e-mail a 250-500 word proposal or abstract to both editors by 31 May 2010:
Dr. Cynthia J. Hallett (cynthia.hallett@gmail.com) and Dr. Peggy Huey (hueypj@verizon.net)

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 9:14am
Autopsia Online Journal

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

Puppeteering the Other

Throwing voices

Impersonations

Adaptation

Agalmaophilia

Intertextuality and/as ventriloquism

Role-playing

Stand-ins

Parroting

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