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Ecospirituality in Twentieth Century Literature (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 6:22pm
Kelly C. MacPhail

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Ecospirituality in Twentieth Century Literature
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
43nd Annual NeMLA Convention March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
For further information, see www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

ESSAYS / PAPERS FOR JOURNAL; 30 November 2011

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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:59am
Journal

Essays, Papers, Translations, Interviews, Paintings, Photographs and Book Reviews (along with a copy of the book) on folk traditions across the world are invited for the Journal of Folklore and Oral tradition (with ISSN) to be launched in February 2012. The length of papers / essays must be between 2500 and 4000, and book reviews must be between 1500 and 2000 words.
For further details, please contact the editor: editorial.india@yahoo.com

UPDATE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON KEATS; Anthology; 10 October 2011

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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:50am
Editor

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the ODES OF JOHN KEATS, exploring new critical insights and perspectives. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

Deadline for submission of essays: 10 October 2011

UPDATE: Anthology of Essays; 10 October 2011

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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:47am
Editor

ANTHOLOGY OF ESSAYS; 10 October 2011
editorial.india@yahoo.com

Critical / analytical / interpretive essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the GITANJALI of the noted Indian Poet Nobel Laureate RABINDRANATH TAGORE. The anthology will be published by a reputed Indian Publisher having its distribution network the world over.

The essay must be within 2500 and 4000 words, typeset with 1.5 paragraph space and must be according to the latest MLA Stylesheet.

The last date for submission of complete essay is October 10, 2011.

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:23am
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33d Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

CFP: Prospects of Bildung, C19 Conference Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

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Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 11:13pm
C19; The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

CFP: Prospects of Bildung @C19

C19 Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Developmental Narratives, Transnational Childhoods, and National Culture

Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts. – Emerson, Chapter I: "Nature" in Nature (1836)

It were a wise inquiry for the closet, to compare, point by point, especially at remarkable crises in life, our daily history, with the rise and progress of ideas in the mind. / So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. – Emerson, Chapter VIII: "Prospects" in Nature (1836)

[UPDATE] Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

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Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 9:58pm
Michael D Becker / 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard's experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).

ASECS 2012; San Antonio, TX; "Bellies and Underbellies: Waste, Consumption, and the Eighteenth-Century"

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Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:49pm
Krystal McMillen

The Eighteenth Century has been dubbed the nascent moment of consumerism and consumer society. Yet, in an ever increasing world of goods, what becomes of the bad? How does an expanding Empire, and an increasingly urbanized populace deal with the aftermath of its excesses? This panel seeks to ponder issues of waste in the Eighteenth Century. In seeking to understand how notions of excess and excrement might inform larger concerns of the period proposals considering both personal issues of waste and societal issues of waste are encouraged.

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