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37th Annual Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference 21 - 23 March 2013 University of North Carolina at Asheville

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:23pm
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 31 October 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

CFP: Multicultural Perspectives in American Short Fiction (UCA Graduate Conference on Literature, Conway, AR, April 4-5, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:04pm
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University of Central Arkansas, Department of English

We invite papers on any aspect of multiculturalism in American short fiction including novellas, short stories, and poetry. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

250-word abstracts or panel proposals must be emailed by March 1, 2013 to ucagradconference1@gmail.com with "Conference Submission" in the subject line.

The American Lyceum: I rise to speak because I am not a slave. Boston: 3-21to24-13

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:40am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The title of this panel quotes Abbey Kelly Foster, who without benefit of patrons, sponsors, or the anti-slavery movement, fought her way throughout the American Lyceum circuit of the mid-nineteenth century, speaking in the halls of New England to articulate her perspective on national issues, particularly slavery. While the American Lyceum is known as the precursor to today's community colleges, having featured such great orators as Emerson, Thoreau, Frederick Douglass and Edward Everett, far less is known about the women who contributed to the lyceum. From its inception in 1828 through its decline and disappearance after WWI, the American lyceum forged a public educated through general lectures into a democratic audience.

CFP: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (The University of York, England, UK, 21-22 June 2013)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:33am
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Robin Macdonald, Emilie Murphy, Elizabeth Swann / The University of York

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800

The University of York, England, UK.
21-22 June 2013

Confirmed keynote addresses from:
Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield)
Matthew Milner (McGill University)
& Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton)

American Studies Area SW TX PCA ACA Albuquerque, NM Feb. 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:13am
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Lisa Stein Haven/SW TX PCA ACA
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Call for Papers: American Studies Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

[Update] Kalamazoo 2013--Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:15pm
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Danielle Wu, Cornell University
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In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:12pm
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Danielle Wu, Cornell University
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In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

CFP for Area, Arab Culture in the U.S. (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 13-16, 2013)

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 9:21pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 34th Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference Theme
Celebrating Popular/ American Culture(s) in a Global Context

Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 16, 2012
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: December 31, 2012

Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 8:21pm
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T.J. Welch, Florida State University
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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:

NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013: New Approaches to The Jazz Age

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 7:18pm
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Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
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Both Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby highlight the continuing influence of the literature of "The Jazz Age." This panel seeks to deepen our understanding of "The Roaring Twenties" and to offer new approaches to its literature. Topics might include new approaches to Fitzgerald and/or Hemingway, The Harlem Renaissance, Gender and Politics, Working Class and/or Immigrant Writers, and the intersections between visual and literary art. Send abstracts of 250 words to nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2012.

NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): On the Road before _On the Road_: Transatlantic Travel Narratives, 1850-1918

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:47pm
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Leslie Simon, chair (Utah Valley University)
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The poetics of the road trip are frequently associated with literature of the twentieth century: from Steinbeck's tragic-epic account of automobile displacement, to Kerouac's celebration of carefree vagabondism, to McCarthy's apocalyptic vision of our permanent expulsion from home, writers of the unprecedentedly mobile last century have examined the rewards and costs that accompany the call of the road. These examinations recall the early-nineteenth-century Romantic idealization of travel as a form of spontaneous self-discovery through the individual's surrender to, and fusion with, the sublime forces of nature.

UPDATE: "Manuscripts and Their Context in Thirteenth- to Fifteenth-Century England" for XXII TEMA CONFERENCE

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
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Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Oklahoma
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For the XXII TEMA CONFERENCE at the University of Houston, October 12-13, 2012, the University of Oklahoma Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce a paper call for one session:

Manuscripts and Their Context in Thirteenth- to Fifteenth-Century England

18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Conference 2013 "Customs," Apr 4-6, 2013

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:03pm
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Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association
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The 2013 British Women Writers Conference will center around the theme of "Customs." Customs are often thought of as the habits or social norms that dictate behavior, sometimes so rigidly that they appear to be laws. Conversely, though, "custom" can refer to a product or service tailored to the "customer's" individual specifications, or the taxes or duties on imports/exports, the governmental department charged with implementing such fees, or the place in which all items entering a country from foreign parts are examined for contraband.

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