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[update] NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES" (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:56pm
Jessica Kuskey

Call for Papers: NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES"

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

This panel will consider the ways energy, broadly conceived, was theorized, understood, and represented in Victorian literature, science, and material culture.

"Langston Hughes and the U.S. South" (03/28/12-03/31/12)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:45pm
The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention in Atlanta, GA)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore the connections between Langston Hughes and the U.S. South. Papers which examine racial identity (for example, "the mulatto"), Scottsboro, Langston Hughes's relationships with Zora Neale Hurston and/or other authors, and additional aspects of Langston Hughes's writings and life as related to the U.S. South are welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2012. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by September 5, 2011.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:18pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

International Congress on Medieval Studies May 10-13, 2012: Special Session: Gifts and Gift-Exchange in the Later Middle Ages

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:24pm
Elizabeth Harper

Historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and other scholars of
medieval Europe are researching and reflecting on gifts and gift
exchange in a variety of new and interesting cultural contexts. At
the same time, the work of theorists, philosophers, and theologians
such as Marcel Mauss, Jacques Derrida, and John Milbank on the nature
of "the gift" continues to exert influence on ideas of gift-giving
outside the medieval period(s). This panel seeks to draw together
scholars across disciplinary boundaries to share insights about gifts
and gift exchange in a variety of contexts. Papers might examine one
or more of the following questions: what constitutes a gift? What

Aglæca: What's in a Word? (15 September 2011)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:07pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Oregon Medieval English Literature Society Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2012

Session IV: Aglæca: What's in a Word?

The term aglæca has received more than its share of critical attention, but there is still some disagreement on what it means in its many manifestations. In Christ and Satan, Guthalc, Juliana, The Phoenix, and The Whale its context in explicitly religious, but this is not necessarily the case in Beowulf (where it occurs most often). Because the word refers to Sigemund, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, understanding its denotation and its connotation(s) has presented scholars with a number of difficulties.

CFP: New Book Series - Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 4:37pm
Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College; Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts; Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College

NEW BOOK SERIES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Series Title: Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy
Publisher: Lexington Books

Contact: Steven Rybin, srybin@ggc.edu
Editors: Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College
Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts
Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College

[UPDATE] Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (deadline extended to 9/16/11)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:14pm
Ohio State University

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
COLUMBUS, OH
MAY 18-19, 2012

Deadline extended to Sept. 16, 2011. We have had an enthusiastic response to our original call for papers (thanks to all who have applied so far!), but would like to give others who have been away for the summer or are just now finding out about the conference time to submit a proposal.

Confirmed speakers:
Joseph Boone, Tim Dean, Kale Fajardo, Roderick Ferguson, Brian Glavey, Scott Herring, Eithne Lubhéid, Victor Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, José Esteban Muñoz, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Juana María Rodríguez, Nayan Shah, Justin Spring, Susan Stryker, Shane Vogel

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