category: twentieth century and beyond

New Directions in Gothic Fiction

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Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State University
contact email: 
shutchis@fhsu.edu

This session focuses on new and divergent trends in Gothic literature.

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pchafe@ryerson.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

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Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
kristina.lucenko@stonybrook.edu

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment.

Donors and Helpers: Masculinity in Contemporary Fairy Tales (April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, NJ)

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NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2011 Convention
contact email: 
bobbysu@wesley.edu

A hallmark of contemporary fairy tales is their subversion of stereotypical gender roles: once passive princesses have been transformed into tenacious, independent heroines who seek their own identiti

[UPDATE] Crowd Forms in American Literature [NeMLA Conference April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ]

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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association [NeMLA]
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

This panel of the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association conference seeks to redress traditional understandings of collectives in American literature.

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

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Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

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http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

Censored Literature Panel for NEMLA April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, N.J.

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
julia.keefer@nyu.edu

Teaching literature censored by governments or self-censored means engaging with social, religious, political, and sexual taboos dialectically related to the courage of writers.

Reading Jacqueline Wilson

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Helen Day, University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
HFDay@uclan.ac.uk

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there’s hardly a young person in the UK that hasn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson.

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