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4th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association Conference (Abstracts due 2/4/2012)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 2:51pm
CSULB Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association

Fourth Annual Student Conference
February 25, 2012
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Literary Criticism and East Asia - 1 March 2012

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 12:19pm
Modern Language Association 2013

MLA, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston

Literary Criticism and East Asia

Papers of broad interest to MLA members concerning critical movements, individual critics, or distinctive functions of literary criticism in modern and contemporary East Asia. Please send proposals of 500-2500 words by 1 March 2012 to Marshall J. Brown (mbrown@u.washington.edu) and Melek Ortabasi (mso1@sfu.ca).

Note: This is a *guaranteed* session sponsored by the Division of Literary Criticism as part of a cross-divisional and cross-disciplinary effort to bring the richness of East Asian literary studies to a wider audience.

Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 3/31/12)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:53am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights. While much attention has been paid to film versions of Shakespeare, film adaptations of contemporary playwrights' work have received relatively little scholarly notice. This panel will examine stage-to-screen adaptations of post-1950 dramatic works, and the changes wrought upon them by the possibilities and demands—technical, artistic, and commercial—of the different medium. Topics we are interested in include (but are not limited to):
· adaptations across linguistic, national and cultural boundaries.
· the consequences of commercial imperatives, or the "hollywoodization" of artistic works.

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:25am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) at Texas A&M University-Commerce

English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Presents:

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Submission deadline extended until Feb. 29th)

Keynote Speakers
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on Contemporary Episodic Televisual Narrative

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:16pm
James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

We invite essays that employ interdisciplinary approaches towards the study of the rise and growing hegemony of contemporary episodic televisual narrative in such texts as Dexter, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey The Tudors, and Sherlock (BBC), among a wide range of others. We are especially interested in the applications of multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of contemporary televisual texts.

Survival, Friday, October 26, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:31pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

CEA Critic Call for Articles: "The Idea of the West" (4/1/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:32pm
CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

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