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The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:50pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

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

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts ONGOING

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:46pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

John Milton: a special topic session at RMMLA (October 10-12, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:07pm
Clay Daniel/RMMLA

Papers on any aspect of Milton, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Email 200-300 word proposals, for 15-20 minute presentations, by March 1, 2013, to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Women and the Silent Screen VII: Performance and the Emotions

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:22pm
Katharina Bonzel/ University of Melbourne

Women and the Silent Screen VII, the seventh international conference on women and early film, will be co-hosted by the Gender Studies Program of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Victorian College of the Arts in September 30- October 2, 2013. Previously held in Utrecht, Santa Cruz, Montréal, Guadalajara, Stockholm and Bologna, this is the first time the conference has been brought to the Australia-Pacific region. We are inviting participants to submit abstracts (200-300 words, headed by a paper title) as well as a short biographical statement by 20/01/2013. Those who would like to propose panels or workshops should submit a panel title, as well as the individual paper proposal.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2013 (1/15/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:47pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston on May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome; we would especially welcome proposals on 1) any aspect of Dunbar's short fiction and 2) any aspect of the relationship between Paul and Alice. Other potential topics might include:

Dunbar's poetry: examining Dunbar's use of particular poetic forms (the sonnet, for example), his war poetry, the pastoral focus of his poetry (either in conjunction with or separate from his poetry in dialect), the relationship between photography and Dunbar's poetry in the six collections published in conjunction with the Hampton Institute Camera Club, and/or

Beyond Domesticity: Hemans in the Wider World, A Special Issue of _Women's Writing_

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:39pm
Nanora Sweet, University of Missori-St Louis & Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835) was the sole British woman poet to rank alongside male Romantics in publishing and sales before and after her death. She positioned herself as a cosmopolitan writer in major forms on post-Napoleonic topics, later becoming a pioneer in Biedermeier poetics (of privatized, domestic sentiment). This later development has dominated her recovery in contemporary Romanticism, enabling a reconstruction of "domesticity" itself as a discourse. However, domesticity may be as much an artifact of her life and career as a framework for it.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Submit by March 1st, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:19pm
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for scholarly, creative non-fiction, fiction, and short stories that offer a unique perspective on women. Our previous CFP asked for essays that explored how women have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of their sisters. In addition to those essays, we are now looking for writing that examines women in the following contexts: female relationships; negative or positive perceptions of women; mothers and daughters; sisters; lesbian politics and relationships; perceptions of the female body; modern day feminism and womanism; female political and personal power; women in music and entertainment.

Rhetorical Ontologies

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:04pm
Scot Barnett (Clemson) & Casey Boyle (Utah)

This collection explores things that matter in rhetoric. Alongside related developments in philosophy, literary theory, and science and technology studies, scholars in rhetoric and composition have begun to inquire into things and the nonhuman more generally.

[UPDATE] Horror area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:06pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

HORROR
(text, media, culture)

2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE POPULAR CULTURE / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montréal, QC

Philip Roth Society Panel on "Philip Roth and Narrative" at ALA Annual Conference (Boston May 23-26, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:59am
Philip Roth Society

At this year's 24th annual ALA conference (to be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, May 23-26), the Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel entitled Philip Roth and Narrative. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of this topic, for example papers that bring a narratological approach to Roth's writing, or those that focus attention on Roth's narrators. Proposals/abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) for 20 minute papers should be emailed to the Roth Society program chair, David Gooblar, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com, by January 10, 2013.

CFP: "Woolf and Materiality", August 1, 2013

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:45am
Virginia Woolf Miscellany (Special Issue, Spring 2014)

The VWM invites discussion of how Woolf's writings explore the material world. Articles that directly address the relationship between meaning and materiality are particularly welcome, and potential topics include fresh considerations of Woolf's engagement with: the natural sciences; philosophical conceptualisations of materiality; non/human bodies and objects; fabrics and 'things'; the materiality of language and art. Send submissions of not more than 2500 words to Derek Ryan, d.ryan@exeter.ac.uk by August 1, 2013.

(UPDATE) - Autobiography as a writing strategy in Postcolonial Literature

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:14am
University of Maine at Farmington - Ben LEBDAI

Autobiography as a writing strategy in postcolonial literature , 2nd, 3rd May 2013
full name / name of organization:
LEBDAI Benaouda
contact email:
benaouda.lebdai@univ-lemans.fr

International Conference
University of Maine at Farmington, USA and University of Maine, Le Mans, France, Labo 3L. AM
2 –3 May 2013
At Farmington – Maine – USA
Autobiography as a Writing Strategy
in Postcolonial Literature

Gender/Genre Conference (Nov 22-23, 2013) (abstracts Jan 15, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:11am
Vincent Broqua / University of Paris Est Créteil

"Gender/Genre" Conference

Organized by TIES/IMAGER

University of Paris Est (Créteil/Marne la Vallée)
November 22-23, 2013

The second part of the Gender/Genre conference will be held on November 22-23, 2013 at the University of Paris Est, France. It aims at investigating further the articulation of gender and literary genre from the middle ages to the 21st century. Continuing our debates on the deconstruction of norms, we will welcome papers on all genres in connection with such approaches as feminist studies, masculinity studies, LGBT studies, material culture, and translation studies.

Fwd: CFP: 11th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:31am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter and trans-disciplinary project examines all things monstrous; whether real or imagined, ideological or cultural, historic or futuristic. Building on the discussion points of the previous meeting, this year's event will focus upon points of concentration within issues raised at last years events as well as examining certain aspects of the current ubiquity of particular monsters in contemporary popular culture.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

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