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MMLA 2013 Special Session (Proposed): Is the Artist Present?: Post-Modern Conceptions of the Author (Milwaukee; Nov. 7-10, 2013)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:19pm
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W Brett Wiley (MVNU)
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This is a CFP for a proposed special session at the 2013 M/MLA Conference in Milwaukee, to be held Nov. 7-10.

In 2010, performance artist Marina Abramović presented a retrospective show at MOMA entitled Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present that included one new performance. From March 14 to May 31, Abramović performed a solo piece in the museum's atrium; she invited visitors to sit silently across from her for as long as they chose. In this way, she was "present" in more ways than one; being present was her piece, she was present in her piece, and she presented her piece all simultaneously. This unique and profound performance, and the title of the show itself, raises questions about the conception of the artist in contemporary art.

Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:13pm
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Michael Sollars/Texas Southern University
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Introductions: Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2013 – 15th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fifteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium on April 18th .

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Proposals (400-500 words) for essays (max 5000 words) due 1 April 2013.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:12pm
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Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice, published by Carysfort Press.

This essay collection situates the histories and contemporary practice of devised performance in Irish theatre. The use of devised performance techniques within Irish theatre harnesses the artistic potential of diverse sites, participants, sources and techniques as one of its major aims. The named theatrical genres frequently employed vis-à-vis a devised working process include but are not limited to physical, immersive, site-specific, improvised, collaborative, community, adapted, documentary and verbatim theatre.

Short-Term Research Fellowships, NYPL, 2013-2014

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:07pm
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New York Public Library

I am glad to be able to announce the NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowships, though sorry that again they are only for people who can legally work in the US.

If anyone is interested in applying for a Food Studies Fellowship at the Pforzheimer Collection, we have Thomas Love Peacock's ms. recipe books, a manuscript of his entitled "The Science of Cookery," in addition to a number of published cookbooks (including vegetarian cookbooks and volumes promoting vegetarian diet).

Best,

Liz Denlinger

Short-Term Research Fellowships 2013

[UPDATE] CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:54pm
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University of Glasgow

CFP DEADLINE APPROACHING, Friday 1st March 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

Film Theory & Criticism

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:19pm
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2013 Rocky Mountain MLA (RMMLA) Convention
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Inviting 15-20 minute papers on any topic in film theory or criticism for the "Film Theory & Criticism" session at the 2013 RMMLA Convention in Vancouver, WA (across the Columbia river from Portland, OR) from Oct. 10-12, 2013. Please send via email a brief abstract (250 words) of propsed paper along with name, affiliation, and contact info. Deadline: March 5, 2013. Send to Ed Cameron at cameroned@utpa.edu.

For further information about RMMLA and the upcoming convention, please visit www.rmmla.org

Irish Gothic Conference, 5-6 December 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
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Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Università degli Studi di Perugia

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Irish Gothic Conference
5-6 December, 2013
Confirmed Speakers:

• Professor W. J. McCormack (Former Professor of Literary History at Goldsmiths College, University of London)
• Dr Laura Pelaschiar (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Università di Trieste)
• Dr Derek Hand (Senior Lecturer in English, Saint' Patrick's College, Dublin City University)

Techne: Women's Art and Artifice in Early Modern Iberia and the New World. GEMELA session at the M/MLA 11/7-11/11/2013.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:46pm
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GEMELA
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As wives, mothers, servants, and slaves, women were responsible for such essential domestic tasks as food preparation and family medicine in early modern Spain and the New World. Their labor required extensive knowledge and practical skill—techne—that discomfitted uninitiated men, including authors, doctors, and agents of the law. Inquisitors, for instance, tried a disproportionately large number of women for Judaizing precisely because they prepared suspicious family meals. In literature, figures like Celestina bespeak profound anxiety over skilled women's potential to undermine the patriarchal lineage system by remaking virgins.

On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:40pm
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PAMLA 2013 - San Diego November 1-3 - 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Title: On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities

Presiding Officer: Jessie Blackburn, University of Pittsburgh Bradford

[UPDATE] ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference - Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions, 2013. Deadline: Mar 31, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:57am
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) and the University of Surrey
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
Biennial Conference, University of Surrey, 29-31 August 2013

Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions

Confirmed keynotes:

Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia)
Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University)
Catriona Sandilands (York University, Canada)

Call for Papers

Eighteenth-Century English Literature Session

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:54am
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Rocky Mountain MLA (RMMLA)
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We would like to announce a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) that will be held at the 2013 RMMLA Convention in Vancouver, WA from October 10-12.

Call for papers from 20th Feb.2013 to end of April 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:52am
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The Department of English and Literatures of English Expression of the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua in Cameroon invites papers for the inaugural issue of Springs to be published in June 2013

Springs is an international peer-reviewed journal. It features theoretical and analytical research articles that focus on various aspects of English Language studies and the various genres of literature. It captures and addresses research problems with methods and critical insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines.Accepted papers will be published after the peer-review process.
original unpublished works are equally invited in the following areas:
-Aspects of English language/ English language teaching
-English literature
-Postcolonial literature
-Linguistics: applied/ general/ eco
-Critical theories
- African/ American studies
- Gender studies
- Immigrant literature

Film Panel -- SCMLA, New Orleans, LA - Oct. 3-5, 2013: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject."

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:39am
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Kristopher Mecholsky
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We invite presentation abstracts on all aspects of film that relate to the 2013 South Central Modern Language Association conference theme "Masking and Unmasking the Subject." Please send abstracts of around 500 words (or complete papers) to the session chair by the end of March 31, 2013.

Chair: Dr. Kristopher Mecholsky, Louisiana State University
email: kmecho1@lsu.edu

May 31, 2013
Deadline for New Orleans 2013 conference participants to become members of SCMLA

August 31, 2013
Deadline for registration for New Orleans 2013 conference

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Melville and Matter, MLA, January 9-12, 2014, Chicago

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:21am
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Timothy Marr/ Melville Society
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The Melville Society is seeking paper proposals for its panel at the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago from January 9-12, 2014. The panel focuses on the topic of "Melville and Matter" and seeks readings of Melville's writing in the light of what has been called the "new materialism" and the "new vitalism". Melville often grounds his thinking in physical, chemical, organic, and geological processes open both to dynamic interpretation by scientific studies of his own age and current theories of immanence, emergence, networks, and assemblage in our own. For example, Melville often materialized philosophy in vital substances such as blubber, oxygen, sap, and sperm and in refined essences such as ink, attar, musk, and ambergris.

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