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Adapting Classical Myths and Themes in Canadian Literature

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:38pm
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NeMLA; 21-24 March 2013; Boston, Mass.

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
44th Annual Convention
21-24 March 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Call for Papers:
Adapting Classical Myths and Themes in Canadian Literature

Borrow Language: Remixes, Mash Ups and Rip Offs (Deadline: October 31, 2012)

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:04pm
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Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie
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The new editorial team of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing /Rédactologie invites submissions for its inaugural special issue on representations of others' talk and text. Specifically, this issue will focus on those shifting practices and perspectives that impinge on or challenge public and institutional discussions of borrowed language. The inter-animated workings of online discourse, renewed debates about copyright law and new sites of collaborative writing, alongside perennial concerns about student writing, suggest that conceptions of linguistic borrowing need further consideration.

Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 2:41pm
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The African-American Studies Collective
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Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013

Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

CFP: TAEECE2013 - Mevlana University Konya Turkey (May 9-11, 2013)

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:05am
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The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
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The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/taeece2013/

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.

[UPDATE] 13-14 December 2012 The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 6:01am
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The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work
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The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

13-14 December 2012
Ankara, Turkey

Keynote Speaker
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies
University of Kent

Contact name: Elif Öztabak-Avcı (elifo@metu.edu.tr)
contact email: bnc2012@metu.edu.tr

Multilingual Early Middle English

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:00am
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Early Middle English Society for Kalamazoo 2013
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Multilingual Early Middle English
This panel is interested in papers that reimagine the boundaries of Early Middle English in a multilingual milieu. We are interested in papers that think about multilingualism on the page, multilingual texts in one manuscript, or how multilingualism can make Early Middle English an interesting expertimental zone for code-switching and mixed language. We are also interested in how other media (music, visual, etc.) may also help reimagine multilingualism and the production of early Middle English.

Please send abstracts to: dokim@vassar.edu by September 15

Rereading the Ormulum

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:58am
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Early Middle English Society for Kalamazoo 2013
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Rereading the Ormulum (Bodleian Library MS Junius 1)

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 1:12am
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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Conference Conveners have decided to expand the event's capacity and accept more proposals for papers and panels.

The new deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.

Call for Papers

Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013: Saints and Sensibility

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:25pm
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Hagiography Society

We welcome papers that address emotions and affectivity in the cult of the saints. Topics might include the humors, affective meditation; shrines as sites for the performance of affect; liturgical rituals and festivals as education in affect; emotion in the range of hagiographic genres and allied genres. Pity, anger, fear, awe, hatred, mercy, disdain, love etc. all welcome, but also the intentional deformation or absence of affect.

CFP British Cinema SWTXPCA/ACA

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:16pm
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Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: British Cinema, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 16, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the British Cinema Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

Listed below are suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also very welcome.

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA 2013, May 23 – 26

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:11pm
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Daniel Mrozowski / WDH Society

WDH Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 23 – 26.

Panel 1: The Short Howells

We are looking for papers that examine Howells's shorter works, including his literary criticism, poems, short stories, plays, travel writings, occasional pieces, and reviews. Though rightfully lauded for his novels, Howells was a remarkably sustained and prolific writer across genres throughout his career: how might his shorter works engage with typical articulations of his aesthetics and interests? Who is Howells the poet, the playwright, the letter-writer, the eulogist? Which works deserve more attention?

Panel 2: Open Topic

Beat and Counterculture Literature

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 6:43pm
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Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
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CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/3-16/13)

Organizers of the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Beat and Counterculture Literature" category. Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list (scroll down to "Beat and Counterculture Literature"): http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html

ASU 18th Southwest English Symposium: -isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Disciplines

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 4:03pm
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Graduate Scholars of English Association
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February 15-16, 2013
Contact Us: swes.asu@gmail.com

Given the multifaceted nature of English departments, the aim of this conference is to explore a cross-disciplinary conversation about ideologies and ideas. Because disciplines are largely characterized by their theoretical movements or opposition to such movements, submissions to this conference are encouraged to focus on suffixes. For instance, how do the suffixes of academia play a role in specific fields of study? How might -isms, -ologies, and -istics reinforce the sometimes disparate conversations among or within disciplines? How can they build connections between disciplines?

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