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Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

Metaphor in Public Discourse

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:36pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.

Chaucer and Related Topics - San Francisco, November 5-7

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
Brantley Bryant, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are welcome for the standing "Chaucer and Related Topics" panel for the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held at San Francisco State University on November 6th and 7th, 2009.

The deadline has been extended to April 10th. Please disregard any earlier deadlines mentioned on conference websites.

Papers an any aspect of Chaucer studies, fourteenth-century English literature, Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, or Chaucerian adaptations are very welcome.

Please submit your proposal using the online proposal form:
http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals

E-Utama: Journal of Malay Culture, Literature, Language and Education--Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:53pm
Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at

http://mlcd.myplace.nie.edu.sg/instructions_eutama.html.

Ancient and Modern Relations - PAMLA, March 30, 2009 - San Francisco

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 4:24pm
Andrew Warren

I will be chairing a panel on Ancient-Modern Relations at November's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's conference in San Francisco. The conference tends to be wide-ranging, so work on anything related to the topic is welcome. Of particular interest are issues related to: Romanticism, the C19, and Modernism; "Orientalism" and/in the Ancient World; Postcolonial approaches to and definitions of the "Ancient"; and Critical Theory's debt to Ancient Philosophy.

But again, this is a broadly defined panel, and all proposals dealing with Ancient and Modern Relations are welcome.

The conference dates are November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Ethics in Literary & Artistic Production of the French and Francophone World

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:49pm
PAMLA 2009 Special Topic Session

In today's world when governments are rethinking socio-political, economic, and ecological structures on the global level in the light of the recent financial crisis, it is of the most importance to raise the question of ethics. How does literary and artistic production of the French and Francophone world broach this subject? We invite you to investigate the role of ethics in the works of contemporary French and Francophone writers, thinkers, and artists. Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word document to Vera Klekovkina, Scripps College (Vera.Klekovkina@ScrippsCollege.eddu) by March 30, 2009.

Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due May 31, 2009)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:50pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

Butch Voices, Queer Communities

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:24pm
Butch Voices

Butch Voices will be holding its first ever multifocal conference and forum for all selfidentified butches, studs, aggressives, and other allied identities. We are a group of openminded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a commitment to critical thinking and a common goal of building a powerful, inclusive community for us all.

The conference will take place August 20 through August 23, 2009 in Oakland, California. We invite you to join us for four days of workshops, panels, and performances intended to reflect the diversity and complexity of butch gender, identity, and action. On the one hand, butch, stud, and aggressive are hyper-visible identities; on the other, our voices too often go unheard or are misunderstood.

Special Issue Image [&] Narrative: Imagining the Author: The Development of Particularity (Deadline: June 1st, 2009)

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
Christian Chelebourg / Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative

In his analysis of the history of mathematics, Gaston Bachelard calls for a reversal of perspectives on the complexity of reasoning: "[…] the simple is in fact always simplified: it can only be thought of correctly when appearing to be the product of a process of simplification." (L'Épistémologie non cartésienne.) Likewise, in literature and in the visual arts, the particularity of authors, what one has come to call their "little music", what makes them irreducible to others, is not only the fruit of their genius, but also a meticulous construction, the product of a particularising process, constructions based on what Claude Lévi-Strauss designates as signifying structural choices (La Voie des masques). The particular is thus actually particularised.

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:02pm
Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Include your name, mailing address, email address, and a bio that includes your racial and geographical background WITHIN your piece, as submissions will be separated from emails to be read. Submit your work by email, as an attachment in MS word to:
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com

Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English:The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; October 16-17 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:47pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.

[UPDATE] Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context (deadline extended to 3/17)

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:00pm
Anthony Alessandrini

This is a call for contributors for a panel being proposed for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in December 2009; I am also planning to put together an edited collection on the same topic, so any abstracts that are submitted for the MLA panel will also be considered for the proposed volume. I am interested in any proposals that approach the subject, dealing with texts old or new (from Ottoman literature to contemporary work) in any genre.

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