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[UPDATE] MMLA: The Short Fiction of George Saunders Deadline extended to July 2

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 4:04pm
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Brendan Beirne New York University
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This panel explores the work of George Saunders, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, In Persuasion Nation, and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. By engaging with the aesthetic, cultural, and/or philosophical dimensions of Saunders' narrative fiction, this session will develop critical approaches to Saunders' work, and contextualize the author's significance for the contemporary moment and the short story form.

Although the conference theme of Debt is particularly apt in the case of George Saunders, respondents may also wish to consider the significance of issues such as…

[UPDATE] New Journal: The Hare

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 2:15pm
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The Hare
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The Hare, an online journal of brief essays and untimely reviews in early modern literature, is officially on-line. The inaugural issue can be read at:

www.thehareonline.com

We seek short essays on all topics related to early modern literature--poetry, prose, and drama.

We also seek reviews of "old"--classic, foundational, seminal, unjustly forgotten, etc.--books.

Please see our website for further information about contributing.

The second issue of The Hare will be published in September/October 2012. All queries and submissions should be sent to the editors, Jeremy Lopez and Paul Menzer, by email:

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:12pm
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Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013

Appel à communication

Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s)

« Les fragmentaires jettent des flammes aussi vives qu'elles sont sans durée. »
« La fragmentation est l'âme de l'art. » Pascal Quignard

MMLA 2012 Panel - Doris Lessing and the Aesthetics of Debt - Deadline July 2, 2012

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 10:05am
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Tonya Krouse / Northern Kentucky University
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This panel seeks papers examining Doris Lessing's critiques of Marxism and capitalism, characters' anxieties about debt and making ends meet, the relationship between debt and colonialism, and/or Lessing's concerns about the relationship between aesthetics and economics.

Please send 250-word abstracts by July 2nd to Tonya Krouse, krouset@nku.edu.

The Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will take place from Nov. 8-Nov. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

UPDATE NEMLA Boston Mass March 21-24 2013 Joyce and Anxiety of Influence

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 10:00am
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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence
Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to jmcquail@tntech.edu or J. McQuail, Box 5053, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505.
Chair: Josephine McQuail

Fandom (edited volume) (6/15/12 for abstracts)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 9:07am
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Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors – Fandom

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (collected essays)

Deadline for Abstracts – June 15 2012; Accepted Essays – December 1, 2012.

We are seeking proposals for a chapter focused on fandom for a scholarly volume on Undead Westerns. This chapter might be on a single production or text, such as The Walking Dead, or on fandom across productions, texts, or media (including comics, graphic novels, literature, gaming, film and television) and could take as its focus a wide range of topics, such as fan fiction, fan art, fan editing, cosplay, Undead Western fan culture at HorrorCons, ComicCons, etc..

CALL FOR PAPERS - IJORCS, (Volume 2, Issue 5) - June 2012

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:11am
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International Journal of Research in Computer Science
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Call For Papers

International Journal of Research in Computer Science

eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st August 2012
Notification: 15th August 2012
Revision: 25th August 2012
Publication: 5th September 2012

It is our immense pleasure to invite you to submit manuscripts of your original paper for publication in International Journal of Research in Computer Sciences. IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers and motivate them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (collection of essays): 'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond' (Submissions due by 31/08/12)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:00am
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Dr Vasiliki Zali and Dr Jessica Priestley

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(collection of essays)

'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond'

Herodotus' 'Histories' has proved to be one of the most influential and controversial texts to have survived from antiquity. It has been adopted, adapted, imitated, contested, admired and criticized across a diverse range of genres, historical periods, and geographical boundaries.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (6/18/2012)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:28am
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The AnaChronisT
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Due to public request, our submission deadline has been extended!

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Monday, 18 June 2012.

The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Translatio-Medieval Religion Conference--October 5-6, 2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:38pm
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Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization, The Ohio State University
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The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University is currently accepting abstracts for the first year of our annual conference, Translatio. Prospective papers should discuss the religious life, broadly conceived, in both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We welcome submissions on topics that range from monasticism to popular religion, and the way that the Church orthodoxy translates into the life of the laity. We also encourage papers that expand the discussion beyond Christianity and the West.

Possible topics may include:

The Qouch is seeking submissions

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:19pm
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The Queer Psychoanalysis Society
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The Qouch, an on-line publication of The Queer Psychoanalysis Society, is looking for submissions from scholars, writers, and artists who do work in the fields of queer studies, gender studies, and/or psychoanalysis. We welcome proposals or finished works that explore the psychology of sexuality and gender in the form of scholarly essays, well-informed opinion pieces, creative writing, and any other expressive media. The Qouch publishes articles on a continuing basis and there is no deadline for submissions. We will also consider previously published essays and previews of larger works in progress.

James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence NeMLA Boston Mass April 21-24, 2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to jmcquail@tntech.edu or J. McQuail, Box 5053, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505.

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