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Transnational Cinemas - Special Issue on "Walls and fortresses"

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:24am
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University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
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Transnational Cinemas, an Intellect journal, is accepting articles, interviews and visual essays for a special issue entitled "Walls and fortresses: borderscapes and archipelagos of exception in the cinematic imaginary", to be published in November 2015.

The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:02am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association(SAMLA)

Phallogocentric discourse minimizes imagination, confabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but fantasy is powerful, liberating and, therefore, dangerous to those who fear change. The purpose of this session is to rescue fantasy and confront the legalistic yoke of reason. Presentations in English and in Spanish are welcome. Send submissions to mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Special issue of South Asian Diaspora

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:35am
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South Asian Diaspora
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Special Issue – Call for Paper

A Special Issue of South Asian Diaspora will be published in 2013 on:

"Unrepresented Regions, Unheard Stories: Mapping Diasporic Identities"

Guest Editors: Mala Pandurang & Delphine Munos

Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:23am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <7jg32@queensu.ca>

CFP on Western Science Fiction 2012 Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, TX (November 7 - 10, 2012).

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:27pm
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Cynthia Ostrom
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We are accepting proposals for a panel on Western Science Fiction for the 2012 Western Literature Association Conference in Lubbock, Texas (November 7 – 10). The theme for this year's conference is "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment." We are open to all critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist, critical regionalist, affect, narratological, postcolonial, and ecocritical perspectives. Potential proposals may include, but are not limited to the following topics as they relate to the intersection of Western Literature and Science Fiction:
• The expansionist frontier
• Masculine identity
• The culture of violence, justice, and self defense
• Domestic discourse

[REMINDER] Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reade

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 9:30pm
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Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield

Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.

John Dos Passos, or, Modern Life-Writing (SAMLA. Nov 9-11, 2012. Durham, NC)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 8:35pm
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John Dos Passos Society
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John Dos Passos's works consistently register the modernist and late-modernist historical moment—often drawing heavily on the autobiographical, if not exactly working within the conventions of memoir. The Camera Eye passages of the U.S.A. trilogy, the variations on memoir in his travel narratives, the fictionalized autobiography of Adventures of a Young Man or Chosen Country—Dos Passos's career exhibits an sustained interest in autobiographical and semi-autobiographical writing. This panel seeks to explore Dos Passos's works in the framework of the SAMLA conference theme, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." What is the role of subjective experience in Dos Passos's text, and in modernist writing?

Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art (Prospective Volume): AUG 1 2012

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:45pm
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Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume
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Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art
(Prospective Volume)

Editor: Dr. Alison Heney, SUNY Empire State College
Xipe Projects, Curator and Assistant Director

Deadline for Article Submission: August 1, 2012

As a result of our very successful 2012 ACLA panel this past March, essays are now being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art.
The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere. Comparative studies are welcome.

NEMLA; Critical Representations of Marriage

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:32pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2013: Critical Representations of Marriage
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Panel titled Critical Representations of Marriage
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:32pm
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NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013
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Teaching How We Read Now

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

UPDATE:Bruce Springsteen: Songs of Conscience onThe Rising, Magic, and Wreckin' Ball

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:12pm
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Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association Durham NC 11/9111/12
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As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n' Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory reflection/meditation on the tragedy of 9/11; Magic (2007) is an indictment of the Bush Administration's rush to war and torture, and Wreckin' Ball (2012) is an angry denunciation of Wall Street Greed and indifference to working class Americans. Art, to be the most evocative for the audience, works best when it becomes a mirror in which an audience may become conscious of what their own feelings really are. These are impressionistic songs that were not didactic narratives of events but emotional outcomes of what the events meant to people.

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