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Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture November 8-9, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:28am
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery - Washington, D.C., November 8 - 09, 2012
Deadline: Apr 2, 2012


Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Call for book reviewers - Transgressive Culture

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:59am
Russell Williams

Transgressive Culture is a new international electronic and print peer-reviewed journal published by Gylphi Limited. It concerns the limits – in all of their guises – and what lies beyond them.

The journal aims include: (1) questioning the meaning and significance of transgressive culture; (2) understanding more deeply how this reflects on contemporary culture; and (3) offering an opportunity for transgressive culture to be more widely known through analysis of existing work and through generating new creative work.

The first edition examining cultures of addiction was published at the end of 2011. There are planned forthcoming themed editions on sexual abuse, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, and J. G. Ballard.

The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work- (13-14 December 2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:33am
The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

13-14 December 2012
Ankara, Turkey

Contact name: Elif Öztabak-Avcı (

The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University invites abstracts for its 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work. Abstracts (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Salman Rushdie's work will be considered. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

EGSA Colloquium: FRENZY -- May 11-12, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06pm
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

[UPDATE] New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/15/2012

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 5:49pm
128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

[Update] Bullying and Self-expression panel for MLA 2013

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:05pm
Edward Chamberlain

CFP - Bullying and Self-expression (deadline extended)
CONFERENCE - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
LOCATION - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
DATES - January 3rd to 6th 2013
ABSTRACTS DUE - March 17th 2012

Session description –

Quotation in Modernism (Modern Language Association/MLA Convention, January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA)

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:01pm
Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University

How and why do quotation practices change in modernism? To what literary effect? This panel invites papers on copyright, typography, marking strategies, punctuation, intertextuality, repetition, misappropriation, speech, and dialogue.

Please submit 350-word abstracts by March 15, 2012 to Elizabeth Bonapfel (

[UPDATE] Approved Special Session on American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 7:09pm
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.

Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:

• Advice – Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature

• Choices – Natural Birthing; Circumcision; Surrogacy; Adoption; Foster Care