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Theorizing Breast Cancer: Narrative, Politics, Memory

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:16pm
Mary K. DeShazer

Co-editors Mary K. DeShazer (Wake Forest University) and Anita Helle (Oregon State University) invite proposals for a special fall 2013 issue of TULSA STUDIES IN WOMEN'S LITERATURE that will focus on feminist theories of embodiment in breast cancer narratives, with particular emphasis on transnational, queer, environmental, genetic, biomedical/bioethical, and activist discourses. We seek traditional scholarly or mixed-genre essays that analyze literary and cultural representations of breast cancer in fiction, memoir, and/or visual culture.

1st International Symposium: Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning. 10th-12th, Nov., 2012. Montreal, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:43am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

4th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging. 6th-8th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:34am
International Network for Alternative Academia

4th International Symposium:
Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

1st International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality. 2nd-4th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:18am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium
Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

6th International Symposium: Identity & Multicultural Politics. 29th-31st, October, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:03am
International Network for Alternative Academia

6th International Symposium:
Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st of October, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in identifying the conflicting forces and political realities of multiculturalism and of identity formations in diverse political, societal and cultural contexts.

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:08pm
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon

In the chapter "Spectacles in Color" in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the "Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles." For Hughes, the ball where "men dress as women and women dress as men" is representative of Harlem life in the 1920's. After positioning the drag ball within the broader context of Harlem life—including Countee Cullen's wedding and the church services of Rev. Dr. Becton—Hughes comes to the conclusion that "Harlem likes spectacles of one kind or another."

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:27pm
Sharon Lynette Jones

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or intepretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance.
Please submit an abstract,a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at sharon. jones@wright.edu by April 15, 2012.

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:27pm
Sharon Lynette Jones

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or intepretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance.
Please submit an abstract,a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at sharon. jones@wright.edu by April 15, 2012.

MSA 14 Panel: Analogical Modernism (Oct 18-21, 2012)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:37pm
Dora Zhang

Analogy has a long history as a figure of rhetoric and logic. In his 1951 essay, "Effects of Analogy," Wallace Stevens makes this figure central to poetics, writing, "Poetry is incredibly one of the effects of analogy." This term, in Steven's understanding, encompasses various procedures of saying the same thing another way such that the restatement illustrates and gives definition to the thing stated. Poetry is a kind of rhetoric in which "the feeling of one man is communicated to another in words of the exquisite appositeness that takes away all their verbality."

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