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Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:45am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Graduate Students' Forum in French

In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: "Jamais était le pays que j'habitais. C'était un pays sans retour. Je ne l'aimais pas…Les habitants de jamais n'ont pas d'espoir. La langue qu'ils parlent est la nostalgie. Leur monnaie est le temps qui passe: ils sont incapables d'en mettre de côté et leur vie se dilapide en direction d'un gouffre qui s'appelle la mort et qui est la capitale de leur pays" (67-68). In modern French literature of the periphery, many authors have detailed the complicated experience of developing subjectivity in the face of catastrophic exile like that of Nothomb.

Edited Collection: David Foster Wallace, for Critical Insight series, Salem Press (abstracts due August 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:23am
Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz

The years since his death in September 2008 have seen an explosion of readerly, critical, and publishing interest in the work of David Foster Wallace. As his readership correspondingly broadens beyond the narrow band of postmodern scholars and metafiction fans who devoured and discussed his work in secluded circles ten years ago, demand also grows for analysis from diverse viewpoints and at all levels of Wallace, his work, his theories of fiction, and his impact on contemporary fiction.

Session on Canadian Literature -- MMLA

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:44am
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.

http://www.luc.edu/mmla/

Please send 250-word abstracts and CV by June 4 to Cynthia Wallace, cwalla3@luc.edu

Chair: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, cwalla3@luc.edu

Witnessing and Remembering Civil War(s): Woolson, Davis, and Their Contemporaries

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:42am
Constance Fenimore Woolson and Rebecca Harding Davis Societies

Tenth Biennial Conference of the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
Meeting Jointly with the Rebecca Harding Davis Society

Columbus, GA
Feb. 21-24, 2013

Keynote Speaker: John Neff, author of
Honoring the Civil War Dead: Commemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation

In honor of the Civil War's Sesquicentennial, the Constance Fenimore Woolson and Rebecca Harding Davis Societies invite proposals on any aspect of "Civil Wars" in Woolson's and Davis's works or in the works of their contemporaries. The plural is meant to evoke the diverse issues and viewpoints involved in representing the war itself and the many other battles over identity and culture in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

[UPDATE] The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: June 22, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:36am
The University of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.

Teaching in Terror

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:31am
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference

How do terrifying experiences--shootings, bomb threats as they have ripped across campuses from Oakland, California to Oakland, Pittsburgh in just 2012 alone--force us to reinvent our classroom pedagogies, our approaches to students, and our sense of what education entails? How do volatile learning environments reorient the relationship between faculty and each individual terrorized student? And when the siege has passed, what fundamental changes in our pedagogy remain? As cyber technology (which makes bomb threats--among other violations--faceless and often untraceable) and as relatively more liberal interpretations of the Second Amendment develop in the U.S., college campuses increasingly become potential sites of violence and terror.

Archaeology and Disability: Critical Perspectives and Inclusive Practices. TAG 2012.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:16am
William Southwell-Wright

Dear all,

Please find below a call for papers for a proposed TAG session, 'Disability and Archaeology: Critical Perspectives and Inclusive Practices'. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group will be held at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, from the 17th-19th of December 2012. You can view the conference website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/livetag/index.htm

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:53am
Sheree Mack, Open University

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women. This can include women writers either born in Britain or who have spent a major part of their lives in Britain. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to : history, identity, memory, the body, nature, religion, motherhood, relationships, music and song, place, belonging and home, hybridity, language and form, creole. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to sheree.mack@gmail.com.
Deadline 30 September 2012.

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:46am
Sheree Mack, Open University

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women. This can include women writers either born in Britain or who have spent a major part of their lives in Britain. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to : history, identity, memory, the body, nature, religion, motherhood, relationships, music and song, place, belonging and home, hybridity, language and form, creole. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to sheree.mack@gmail.com.

John Huston's Adaptations, Edited Collection

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:34am
Wesley King/ Flagler College

Douglas McFarland, Professor of English, Flagler College
Wesley King, Assistant Professor of English, Flagler College

Edited Collection on John Huston's Adaptations

John Huston is one of the most prominent directors in American cinema. Although many of his best-known films are adaptations from literature—from 19th-century classics such as Moby-Dick and The Red Badge of Courage to works like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre—there has not been a comprehensive collection of essays which address this central aspect of his work.

Health and Illness in Culture

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 6:10am
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

Rattle Journal vol.4, Call for Submissions - Deadline: 30th June

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:41am
Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing

Rattle - A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing is now accepting submissions for our fourth issue.
We are open to all work, written and visual, which considers itself to belong on the printed page. We publish essays, artworks, fiction, poetry, and are particularly interested in work which brings art and writing together in innovative ways.
Further details and submission guidelines can be found at our website: rattlejournal.org.uk

Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:19pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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

This panel seeks papers that address different narratives of travel (such as exile, diaspora, immigration, and colonial adventure) in Middle Eastern literatures. The topics include, but are not limited to: transnational narratives (dis)connecting East and West; travel writing; re-visioning history; cross-dressing and cross-gender dynamics in travel. Interdisciplinary approaches on popular culture and media studies are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts and brief bios to Eda Dedebas at eda.dedebas@uconn.edu

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