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NYU CALC Fall 2012 (due September 14)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:04pm
NYU Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

Call for Proposals - Edited Collection - Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds (12/18/12)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:45pm
Ben S. Bunting, Jr. / Washington State University

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds

Despite the rapid increase in the popularity of gaming in the last decade, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how virtual worlds fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized experience of reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider the virtual spaces of gameworlds as a new kind of wilderness and players as a new kind of explorer.

37th Annual Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference 21 - 23 March 2013 University of North Carolina at Asheville

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:23pm
Philological Association of the Carolinas

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 31 October 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

CFP: Multicultural Perspectives in American Short Fiction (UCA Graduate Conference on Literature, Conway, AR, April 4-5, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:04pm
University of Central Arkansas, Department of English

We invite papers on any aspect of multiculturalism in American short fiction including novellas, short stories, and poetry. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

250-word abstracts or panel proposals must be emailed by March 1, 2013 to ucagradconference1@gmail.com with "Conference Submission" in the subject line.

[Update] Kalamazoo 2013--Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:15pm
Danielle Wu, Cornell University

In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:12pm
Danielle Wu, Cornell University

In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

UPDATE Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reader

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 12:49pm
Editors: J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield

Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.

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