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"Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: A Teaching Round Table," Annual conference of the Am

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:27pm
Sandra Petrulionis / The Louisa May Alcott Society

Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing its relevance in a variety of classrooms—from literature and history in general to women's, gender, African American, and disability studies in particular. We seek abstracts describing successful classroom strategies that feature _Hospital Sketches_ or that present Alcott as an important figure in antislavery reform, women's history, and popular literature of the Civil War.

"Re-visioning Alcott: Her Impact on the Work of Later Writers and Artists," Annual conference of the American Literature Associa

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:24pm
Beverly Lyon Clark / The Louisa May Alcott Society

Writers as esteemed and influential as Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Cynthia Ozick, and J. K. Rowling have acknowledged a debt to Louisa May Alcott. References to and re-visionings of Alcott's writing and life have appeared in the work of such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, Geraldine Brooks, Lynda Barry, and many others. Alcott's work has also been translated to stage and screen, in such forms as musicals, mini-series, and anime. And dozens of artists have created illustrations, including May Alcott, Frank Merrill, Jessie Willcox Smith, Norman Rockwell, Barbara Cooney, and Tasha Tudor.

HISTOIRE(S): 18-19-20 October 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:26pm
Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande

Histoire(s)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth
18-19-20 October 2013

- Narrative strategies
- History and fiction in historical novels
- Writers and History
- Autofiction and autobiography
- Revisionism and historiography
- Myths, tales and legends
- Individual and collective histories
- History and memory
- Micro-histories
- Hidden histories
- Forgetting/forgotten history
- Literary history
- Historians and literature
- The history of Readership and reception
- French Literary Canon
- La politique et l'Histoire
- History and identity
- His-stories/Her-stories
- 1913-2013, centenaries and commemorations

Of Human Bondage: Literatures of Constraint - March 1-2, 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:36pm
University of Montreal

9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013

OF HUMAN BONDAGE: LITERATURES OF CONSTRAINT

Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System [ACLA, Toronoto, April 4-7, 2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:08am
Koonyong Kim

Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

Call for Student Papers, The Association for Gravestone Studies Annual Meeting and Conference, June 18-23, 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:45am
The Association for Gravestone Studies

Students

Earn a chance to attend The Association for Gravestone Studies Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.

The 2013 Conference will be held June 18-23 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon

Requirements: The applicant must either be a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, as well as a member of the AGS.

"William Carlos Williams as Emersonian" ALA conference, Boston, May 23- 26, 2013.Submission deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2013.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:03am
William Carlos Williams Society

CFP by the Williams Carlos Williams Society for the
American Literature Association's 24th annual conference,
Boston, May 23- 26, 2013

Panel entitled "William Carlos Williams as Emersonian"

Chair: Ian Copestake, Editor, William Carlos Williams Review
Please submit your proposal of 200 words outlining your 20 minute panel paper to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com by Friday, January 4th, 2013.

CFP - "Playing at Violence," ATHE [10/27/2012; 8/1-4/2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:24am
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a possible panel for the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2013. The panel, which will be submitted to the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of violence, play, and performance. How do these three concepts interact? How is violence (or representations of violence) "playful"? How is violence performed? Possible themes
may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Annual Conference

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:45pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

26th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Florida House Inn, Amelia Island, Florida
April 26-27, 2013

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and the Department of English, University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Award for Excellence in Writing

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:29pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the Rawlings conference on Amelia Island at the Florida House Inn, April 27, 2013. Submit papers to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu Deadline is March, 2013.

Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities, April 6, 2013

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:59pm
Abbes Maazaoui - School of Humanities and Graduate Studies - Lincoln University

The School of Humanities and Graduate Studies at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013. The main conference theme is "Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities." Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of passion as depicted in world literature, religion, philosophy, music, and visual arts.

To explore the complexity of passion as a human, aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, political, and cultural phenomenon, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters and exhibits sessions.

(Re)formulations of Blackness in 21st-century France (ACLA 2013)

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:36pm
Mame Fatou Niang (Carnegie Mellon University) and Jean-Baptiste Meunier (University of Pittsburgh)

This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.

Seminar Title: (Re)formulations of Blackness in 21st-century France
Co-Organizers: Mame-Fatou Niang & Jean-Baptiste Meunier
Seminar Proposal:

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