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FINAL CALL--COUld you please post this asap? March 4 The Return of the Text: A conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:21pm
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu
Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop

lemoyne.edu/ReturnoftheTextConference

Call for Papers: Network and Communication Technologies [Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013]

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:41pm
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Journal: Network and Communication Technologies
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Call for Papers for Network and Communication Technologies, Vol. 2, No. 1 June 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Network and Communication Technologies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of communications and network.
The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:
* Wireless system architectures
* Network protocols
* Network services
* Multimedia networking
* Network applications
* Security, authentication, and cryptography
* Signal processing techniques and tools

Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:13pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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We invite papers for a special session on "Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)" at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013. Paper proposals should focus on modern American writers addressing the issue of child labor in the U.S. between 1890 and 1930. By 1905, 2,500,000 children worked in industry in the U.S., and by 1920, 8.3% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 15 were earning wages in industry (often considered "bad" for children) or agriculture (often considered "good" for children). Child labor ends (on a national scale) only with the advent of the Great Depression.

[UPDATE] Panel: Randall Jarrell at 100

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:58pm
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MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature
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"All that I've never thought of - think of me!"

In commemoration of Randall Jarrell's 100th birthday (May 6, 1914), The Modern Language Association division of Children's Literature is soliciting papers that shed new light on his work. We seek papers that discuss Jarrell as a children's literature author, a poet, a critic, a novelist and an essayist. We are especially interested in papers on his work as a teacher, his collaborations, translations and influence.

Please send an abstract (400-500 words) and a 2-page CV by Friday, March 15, 2013 to Tali Noimann (cnoimann@bmcc.cuny.edu)

[UPDATE] Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:44pm
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English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Deadline for submissions is this week: March 1st, 2013.

[UPDATE] Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature (MLA Chicago 2014)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:16pm
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Modern Language Association
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Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature

Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first person narratives told through journals or letters in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. The narrative strategies these texts employ seek to replicate or comment ironically on the nonfictional genres of autobiography and memoir. And often readers more comfortably relate to and empathize with first person protagonists.

CFP: Rediscovering Morocco

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:08pm
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Society for the History of Discoveries, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013
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Session Proposal: "Rediscovering Morocco"

This session seeks to unite disparate European explorations and penetrations into Morocco, while at the same time papers may address Moroccan explorations and penetrations into Europe, the Americas or the East. Particular areas of inquiry might address: transatlantic exploration—Native Americans to Morocco, or North Africans to the Americas; European exploration and colonization of Morocco and Moroccan exploration and "colonization" of Europe; African (ie sub-Sahara, Ethiopia, Egypt) exploration of Morocco, and vice versa; or, travel diaries and narratives of European travelers to Morocco, or Moroccan travelers to Europe.

SEMA, Oct. 3-5, 2013 : Close to the Edge

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:45pm
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Southeastern Medieval Association
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In the medieval world, which relied on boundaries to sustain spatial, social, and political hierarchies, edges could be stable or fluid, demarcate a final border or provide places of intersection. This fall SEMA will meet at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, in the heart of Appalachia, a region long perceived as existing on the American edge, first serving as the colonial frontier and even today existing on the margins of regional, political, and cultural consciousness.

MLA Januray 2014

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:31pm
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Jennifer Ballengee
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We invite submissions of abstracts from a range of periods and regions for the following Special Session Proposal for MLA 2014 in Chicago:

Epic, Tragedy, and Community
Special Session

How do the memorializing practices instituted in epic and tragedy from any period or region contribute to constituting communities and negotiating ethical relations?

250 word abstract by 15 March 2013; Jennifer R. Ballengee (jballeng@towson.edu) and Erin Fehskens (efehskens@towson.edu).

Medieval and Early Modern Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA, Nov 1-3, 2013; abstract deadline April 15, 2013.

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:19pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Proposals are invited for a panel on Medieval and Early Modern Witchcraft for the 2013 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). This is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of a special session on this topic last year.

1930s American Activist Literature

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:11pm
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MLA Special Session, Chicago (Jan. 9-12, 2014)
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Depression-era writers responded to the vulnerabilities exposed by economic crisis, social unrest, and environmental catastrophe with artistry motivated by activism. Whether promoting proletariatism or advocating on behalf of women, people of color, and immigrants, revitalizing realism or advancing regionalism, writers leveraged language and literature as a tool to raise political consciousness and bring about social change. While comparisons between our current "economic slump" and the Great Depression are rife, the merits of activist literature from this era have been forgotten or perhaps omitted.

Gertrude Stein at PAMLA -- November 1-3, 2013 -- San Diego (Submission deadline 3/31/13)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:45pm
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The Gertrude Stein Society

Calling for papers dealing with Gertrude Stein's late works. Linda Wagner-Martin and others have pointed to Stein's The Mother of Us All as marking a late-life shift in Stein's thinking about American feminism, at the same time that Brewsie and Willie reveals a new depth and dimension to Stein's thinking about World War II. Please send proposals (300 words) for papers dealing with Stein's later works, together with a cv, to Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu by March 31, 2013.

Slavery in the 21st-Century American Cultural Imagination, MLA Chicago, Special Session (January 9-12, 2014)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:41pm
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Gregory Laski
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This proposed special session seeks critical assessments of recent representations of slavery in the American cultural imagination. What are we to make of the treatment of racial bondage in recent films such as Lincoln and Django Unchained, and in novels such as Toni Morrison's A Mercy? How do these representations of slavery resonate with, revise, and reimagine the nineteenth-century texts and tropes on which they draw? What are the broader aesthetic, political, and narrative implications of these and other manifestations of the recent interest in racial slavery? Papers focusing on various texts—filmic or literary—and deploying diverse approaches are welcome.

"21st Century Englishes"

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:15am
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English Studies Conference Committee (Bowling Green State University)
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Graduate Student Conference: "21st Century Englishes" on Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

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