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Science and Literature Panel-RMMLA Boulder, Colorado 2012

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:54pm
RMMLA

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Pacific Triangles: Australia, China, and the Reorientation of American Studies (10th-11th August 2012)

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 8:31pm
Paul Giles (English); Jane Park (Cultural Studies), in association with the U. S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Pacific Triangles: Australia, China, and the Reorientation of American Studies

A symposium at the University of Sydney, Australia,
10th-11th August 2012.

Plenary speakers:

Kuan-Hsing Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University
Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College, USA

Undercover America at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:44pm
Laura Fisher

This panel examines the methodology and genre of the undercover narrative in U.S. literature. From slumming expeditions and Progressive-era social investigations to cross-class passages into the world of the waitress, factory laborer, and tramp, middle- and upper-class writers have undertaken the journey "down and out" in order to understand and represent workers and the poor in their work. What do such "experiments in misery" tell us about the role of class, and cross-class affiliation, in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature?

Service Learning in Humanities

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 5:53pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities. The editors welcome submissions of articles, essays, and reflective pieces on service-learning from various points of view: students, faculty, agency mentors, and higher-education and non-profit community administration and staff. Documents may focus on studies, theory, practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and school-community partnerships as they apply to service-learning. The co-editors for this special issue are Isabel Baca (University of Texas-El Paso) and Joana Owens (Jacksonville University).

CFP for NeoAmericanist Journal (Issue 6.1)

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 5:06pm
NeoAmericanist: An Inter-Disciplinary Online Journal for the Study of America

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis - University of British Columbia Graduate Conference in English

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:54pm
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Jean Baudrillard's claim from The Illusion of the End (1992) that history "has become a dustbin. It has become its own dustbin, just as the planet itself is becoming its own dustbin" signals a millennialist angst that proclaims the exhaustion of ideas and the end of historical "progress." And yet, as the significant worldwide political upheavals of the past year attest, global citizens are not yet entirely resigned to living in and among dustbins. Is it possible that we are experiencing a widespread reemergence of radical thinking and action?

SCSC 2012 "Early Modern Technics and Prosthetics"; Cincinnati, OH; Oct 25-28

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:19pm
Dr. Katie Chenoweth

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference 2012

Session: "Early Modern Technics and Prosthetics"

Proposals are invited for papers exploring questions of technics, technology, prosthetics, and the human in early modern Europe. Engagement with critical theories of technology/prosthetics is encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief CV to Katie Chenoweth at chenowethk@wlu.edu by April 1, 2012.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:26pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, UK

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

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