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Research Grant

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:19pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2013.Send proposals to Bonnie Carr O'Neill (bco20@msstate.edu) or Jessie Bray (brayjn@etsu.edu).

Graduate Student Paper Award

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:17pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2013) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2013). Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 20, 2012.

Autobiography as a writing strategy in Postcolonial Literture

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:42pm
Ben LEBDAI - University of Maine at Farmington

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

Retirement Writing Anthology

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:30pm
Carol Smallwood, editor

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor:
Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).

Co-editor: 
Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal; Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011).

Anthology Call

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:28pm
Carol Smallwood, editor

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood
Co-ed., Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine "List of Best Books for Writers." Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Co-editor: Joan Gelfand
Development Chair for the Women's National Book Association, member of the National Book Critics Circle, Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, teaches writing, and is an award winning author.  

SCSECS annual meeting in Austin, TX Feb. 21-23 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 3:20pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This year's SCSECS meeting will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world"; the theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant."

Our conference aims to explore how people in the long eighteenth century conceived of and experienced friendships. What philosophical changes developed with regard to the idea of friendship? How did class and gender affect attitudes toward friendship? What personal, political and societal virtues supported friendship? In SCSECS's tradition of friendly openness, we welcome papers on other topics as well.

Our presenters typically come from a variety of disciplines covering the period of the "long" eighteenth century, 1650-1830.

CFP: Tra Scilla e Cariddi – Arte, miti e società nel paese dei mostri dimenticati

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:46pm
Entre Charybde et Scylla

Vi è una terra nel sud Italia, ricca di miti, credenze e tradizioni, che sembra soffrire ancora oggi, spesso suo malgrado, di molteplici pregiudizi e di una apparentemente inesorabile tendenza all'oblio. Laddove il mar Tirreno e quello Ionio si incontrano e si fondono, nelle cui correnti tuttora si nasconderebbero creature divine, laddove le montagne imponenti e al contempo benevole contemplano i tremori delle proprie pendici in un dialogo non sempre silenzioso con i propri fratelli vulcani, in questo territorio crudo e familiare c'è chi si impegna affinché il tesoro della cultura, motore portante ed imprescindibile di una mutazione, nonostante tutto, in continua evoluzione, si tramandi.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED--11/10] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 1:34pm
T.J. Welch, Florida State University

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.
Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:
--the conference theme: "Migrations, Energies, and Limits" See: http://asle.ku.edu/
--urban/rural divides: "The Country and the City"
--pastoral elegy and apocalyptic environmentalism
--living in a "risk society"

Special Themed Issue on African-American Literature & Culture (Spring 2014)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:54pm
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: Locating African-American Literature

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines race, place, and space in African-American literature and culture. We seek original, unpublished essays that address questions such as the following:

• How have racial geographies delineated the borders of literary history and aesthetic production?

• What are the regional roots of a global, diasporan, or transnational African-American literary imagination?

• How have particular sites—from urban or rural spaces to university campuses, residential neighborhoods, historical places such as plantations or battlefields, cemeteries, public monuments, and so on—been produced and indelibly marked by a racial past?

[UPDATE] "Navigating Place and Power" Graduate student conference at Duke, with keynote speaker Thomas Laqueur

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

Special Illustrated Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."

20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:55am
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD

FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012

20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, February 15-17 2013, Charleston, SC, Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:42am
John Cusatis / Robinson Jeffers Association

The 19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference
February 15-17, 2013, Charleston, SC
"Integrity is Wholeness": The Moral, Aesthetic, and Social Implications of Jeffers's Worldview
Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner
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