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Vonnegut and Humor: A Special Issue of Studies in American Humor

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:07pm
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.

2011 may well be called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut. A school board of Republic, Missouri banned Slaughterhouse-Five from both its high school's required reading and library, prompting the recently opened Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to offer affected students free copies of the acclaimed novel. This fall will see Charles J. Shields's highly anticipated biography, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, as well as several new scholarly monographs, Lawrence R. Broer's Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War, Gregory D. Sumner's Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels, and Robert T.

[UPDATE] Transgendered Feminism

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:48pm
MP An Online Feminist Journal

MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline Extended to September 30, 2011

Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism? What is the role of feminism within queer studies? What is the role of feminism for those who occupy the interstice between male and female? Is gender performance feminist? MP Journal welcomes academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of transgendered feminisms. International submissions are encouraged.

Kennesaw State University's World Literature Conference / March 16-17 2012

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:56pm
Khalil Elayan / English Department

In consideration of the revolutionary wave in the Middle East with the ongoing "Arab Spring" there and in China with calls for a "Jasmine Revolution," the 2012 World Literature Conference at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia will address the role of World Literature in reflecting, mediating, and transforming the concepts of empathy, democracy, forgiveness, cosmopolitanism, and the status of the nation-state. We invite scholars to take interdisciplinary approaches to the reading, reception, interpretation, translation, and teaching of World Literature.

BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:23pm
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

*online submission and registration is now open*

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

'Landscapes & Environments '

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

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