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Extracurricular Composing in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond (NeMLA; March 21-24, 2013; Boston, MA)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:54am
Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel explores extracurricular writing practices during the nineteenth century and beyond. What writing practices occur(red) by way of extracurricular genres such as letters, journals, diaries, newspapers, etc.? What alternative understandings of writing (possibly in relation to race, gender, or class) do these practices promote? How does extracurricular writing contribute to rhetorical education, civic literacy, or social change? Send abstracts of 200-400 words and brief biographical statement to Grace Wetzel at wetzelge@wfu.edu

[UPDATE] [SAMLA Nov. 9-11, 2013] Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literture with Scientific Themes and Contexts

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:15am
Paul Brown/ University of South Carolina

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements. Literature actively participates in the ongoing rhetoric of scientific inquiry and discourse and gives voice to the promise and fears associated with technological advancement. Many literary works engage very particular aspects of theory and practice from fields such as neurobiology or quantum physics while others engage with the rhetoric associated with science and/or its misinterpretations (Social Darwinism for Evolution or relativism for Relativity, etc.).

International Conference On Language, Literature And Culture (10-12 December 2012)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:10am
Institute of Advanced Studies in English

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUGUST WILSON (SEPTEMBER 2012)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:58am
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon/ Howard University

CFP: CRITICAL INSIGHTS: AUGUST WILSON

August Wilson scholar, Dr. Sandra Shannon, has been recently contracted to serve as Volume Editor for EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press brand for Critical Insights: August Wilson. The intended audiences for this new collection of essays include advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. This means that the literary titles and critical subjects developed in these chapters should be commonly studied and accessible for students at these levels.

An important preliminary task is to provide the publisher with the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of thirteen scholars who agree to write an original chapter on August Wilson.
Deadline for abstracts: July 10, 2012.

CFP: Conrad volume (abstract due June 29; paper due Nov. 1)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:40am
Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

If you'd like to contribute to an edited volume on Joseph Conrad, published in the Critical Insights series of EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press, send an abstract by June 29th, 2012, 10 a.m., to Agata Szczeszak-Brewer (brewera@wabash.edu). I am seeking original, previously unpublished 7000-word papers that engage commonly studied topics and texts that will serve as a guide for advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. After the abstract review process, the full papers will be due on November 1st, 2012. Each contributor will receive a $300 honorarium.

Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions!

Benjamin's Figures: Dialogues on the Vocation of the Humanities

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:48am
Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands

Benjamin's Figures:
Dialogues on the Vocation of the Humanities

Ever since Theodor Adorno's famous pronouncement that there could be no more poetry after Auschwitz, the 'crisis in the humanities' has been a commonplace, and that for varying reasons. Today we find this notion reinforced, however, by the global financial crisis that is scourging the humanities faculties of universities worldwide. How can the humanities justify their existence in an academic environment facing ubiquitous cutbacks – an environment where, as Stanley Fish argues, productivity, efficiency and consumer satisfaction appear to be the only relevant criteria anyway?

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:34am
DR SHIVANI VASHIST, SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI UNIVERSITY, KATRA

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON
1) PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND LITERATURE
2) FICTIONAL WORLD OF CHETAN BHAGAT
Editors
Dr. Arvind Nawale
Dr. Shivani Vashist
(No Contribution/Subscription fees. Papers will be accepted and published free of cost and only on basis of quality and each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from publisher)
Last date of submission: 1st July 2012.
Thematic Focus of the Volume:
1)PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN MEDIA AND LITERATURE

1st Global Conference: Hollywood and the World (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Hollywood and the World

Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.

Charting the Tradition: Irish Women's Fiction, 1880-1930; 2012 SAMLA Convention, Nov. 9-11; Deadline July 13, 2012

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:56pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This special session seeks papers that focus on any aspect of Irish women's fiction from approximately 1880-1930. Irish women's writing from nineteenth and early twentieth centuries remains underresearched, though several volumes, including Ann Owens Weekes's Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition, have sought to remedy this lack. This session aims to encourage such continued exploration.

Please send proposals in Word format as attachments of 250-300 words to Dr. Audrey D. Johnson, johnsonaudreyd@gmail.com, by July 13, 2012.

CFP: ICMS (Kalamazoo) Special Session on "Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland"

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:06pm
Timothy S. Miller

We invite papers for our special session at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12, 2013): "On the Borders: Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland."

We are interested in seeing proposals on any topic concerning the still under-studied literature of late medieval and/or early modern Scotland, but especially those that address the challenges to conventional periodization that the authors of this notoriously "in-between" period represent (roughly 1425-1525, but with no strict boundaries on either side). Papers might focus on any of the following areas, although they are certainly not restricted to them:

[Update] Seeking Bloggers for Sobriquet Magazine's The Literary Life

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:38pm
Sobriquet Magazine

Sobriquet Magazine is currently seeking a cadre of literary bloggers to contribute to its new "The Literary Life" blog (http://www.sobriquetmagazine.com/books). The blog aims to provide readers with intelligent, thoughtful reviews of contemporary literary fiction. We are interested both in recently-published books and older, lesser-known works.

A few guidelines for potential contributors:

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