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The Public Life of Poems - Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, 2013

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Garrett/Wesleyan University
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The Public Life of Poems
Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28 - March 2, 2013

Recent years have seen a rich contextualization of early American and Atlantic prose forms. So although prose is infamous for being the kind of writing that does not have any place at all (prose, as Godzich and Kittay put it, has no place of its own but instead "assigns place"), early Americanists have worked hard to identify the significance of its social locations.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - July 15, 2012. Family Line-ups. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 2:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

This is a Call for Contributions for an EXHIBITION to be organized in May 2013 by a group of academics in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest. An exhibition catalogue will also be published.

The title of this project is FAMILY LINE-UPS. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography. The exhibition is part of a wider research project currently examining the role of family photography in the process of the inter-generational transmission of memory, with a focus on the manner in which exile acted on the structure of the family and the coherence of its genealogy.

Your contributions to this exhibition should address one or several of the questions below:

"Debts to the Moor: Citations of Shakespeare's Othello" Deadline 07/02/2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:38pm
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Midwest MLA Convention, November 8-11, 2012, Theme: Debt

Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello

This panel invites theoretical inquiry and/or performance analyses of appropriations of William Shakespeare's Othello in film, popular culture and/or foreign non-English adaptations. Some questions to consider are: What methodologies are employed when considering the expectations of local audiences producing and consuming the adaptation? What contextual influences inform the reiteration of Othello in a range of performance venues? What literary debts are acknowledged when Othello is cited in popular culture, in widely distributed English films, and/or in foreign performances for non-English speaking audiences?

Stories from Women and Children who have been Treated Unjustly by the Hague Convention

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hagued http://hagued.com
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Hagued is a space for women and children to share their experiences of the Hague Convention. The Hague Convention is an international law that aims to return children to their home country so custody can be sorted out. Unfortunately, it often fails the women it is supposed to protect.

Many women who have been accused of international child abduction have only fled to escape the violent fathers of their children. But the Hague Convention doesn't take into consideration why the mother fled. Escaping from family violence rarely works as a defence in Hague Convention cases.

Stories from Women and Children who have been Treated Unjustly by the Hague Convention

updated: 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hagued http://hagued.com
contact email: 

Hagued is a space for women and children to share their experiences of the Hague Convention. The Hague Convention is an international law that aims to return children to their home country so custody can be sorted out. Unfortunately, it often fails the women it is supposed to protect.

Many women who have been accused of international child abduction have only fled to escape the violent fathers of their children. But the Hague Convention doesn't take into consideration why the mother fled. Escaping from family violence rarely works as a defence in Hague Convention cases.

Creating "Contact Zones" for General Studies' Learning Communities

updated: 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Dotterman/Adelphi University
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While General Studies Programs--as Eric Platt's New York Times article "General Studies Moves to the Mainstream" attests--have begun to transcend their initial status as obscure, niche programs, anecdotal evidence suggests that General Studies' students and faculty still struggle with an institutional prejudice that consigns these programs as a dumping ground for "high school graduates [whose]academic success [has] fallen short of their peers" (Platt). Additionally, the very support structures of General Studies programs that enable these students to succeed in college-- smaller classes, close faculty tutoring , mentoring and advising--reinforce, ironically, institutional prejudice against these programs and its members.

Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution - 15-17 November 2012 (The University of Manchester)

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 8:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Dalia Said Mostafa (Manchester University), and Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University)

This is a call for papers for two related workshops which will take place in November 2012 (at the University of Manchester) and in March 2013 (in Cairo). This project is funded by the CBRL-BRISMES Research Network (UK), with the aim of emphasising the leading role of Egyptian women activists, writers, and artists in the revolutionary process. In this context, we perceive the 25th January Egyptian Revolution as a process in the making: there were many important catalysts for the revolution over the past decade in Egypt manifested in a significant rise in street protests and demonstrations by large sectors in the society (e.g.

The World Congress on E-Commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW 2012)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
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You are invited to participate in The World Congress on E-Commerce and Business on the Web that will be held at London Metropolitan University, on Aug. 27-29, 2012. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
Topics are but not limited to below:

Polari Journal (queer writing)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 9:19pm
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Polari Journal
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Call for Submission Extended AGAIN

Due to unforseen circumstances, the April issue of Polari Journal will now be published in mid August 2012. As a result, the open call for submissions has been extended further (see below).

Polari Journal of queer writing is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published August 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

Word and Image (NeMLA, Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 6:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Pierce, Boston University
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This panel considers the interplay between word and image in works of literature, or in works that defy categorization as either fiction or nonfiction. How does photography function as an "effet de réel" in works by André Breton or W. G. Sebald, for example? How do ekphrastic texts function in relation to an absent visual "other"? Please send 300-word abstracts to Gillian Pierce (gpierce@bu.edu)by September 30, 2012.

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2012.

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 5:40pm
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The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio
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Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:29pm
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Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

Modern Language Studies - Book Reviews

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susquehanna University
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Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2012 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu.

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