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CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (SCMLA, Nov. 8-10, 2012 -- deadline for proposals March 30)

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:22pm
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South Central MLA
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Call for Papers: Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel
South Central MLA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
November 8-10, 2012
http://www.southcentralmla.org/

The 69th annual convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15 minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, history of the book, authorship, rare books, pedagogy, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, books and texts as material objects, and any other permutation thereof.

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:59am
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SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies
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Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

SAAS is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.

1st International Symposium: Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning. 10th-12th, Nov., 2012. Montreal, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:43am
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International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

4th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging. 6th-8th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:34am
full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia

4th International Symposium:
Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

1st International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality. 2nd-4th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium
Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

6th International Symposium: Identity & Multicultural Politics. 29th-31st, October, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia

6th International Symposium:
Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st of October, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in identifying the conflicting forces and political realities of multiculturalism and of identity formations in diverse political, societal and cultural contexts.

[MLA Boston 2013 Panel] Across the Global Pacific: Transcultural Exchange and New Narrative Forms

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:32pm
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Koonyong Kim
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The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in globalization and the resulting formation of transnational culture as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek to reconfigure national literature and culture from a global and planetary perspective. In response to such ongoing efforts to globalize or "world" the study of literature and culture, an increasing number of studies have begun to explore the Pacific Rim as a salient locus of transcultural interaction, appropriation, and contestation.

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:08pm
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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In the chapter "Spectacles in Color" in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the "Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles." For Hughes, the ball where "men dress as women and women dress as men" is representative of Harlem life in the 1920's. After positioning the drag ball within the broader context of Harlem life—including Countee Cullen's wedding and the church services of Rev. Dr. Becton—Hughes comes to the conclusion that "Harlem likes spectacles of one kind or another."

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:27pm
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Sharon Lynette Jones
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I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or intepretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance.
Please submit an abstract,a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at sharon. jones@wright.edu by April 15, 2012.

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or intepretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance.
Please submit an abstract,a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at sharon. jones@wright.edu by April 15, 2012.

MSA 14 Panel: Analogical Modernism (Oct 18-21, 2012)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dora Zhang
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Analogy has a long history as a figure of rhetoric and logic. In his 1951 essay, "Effects of Analogy," Wallace Stevens makes this figure central to poetics, writing, "Poetry is incredibly one of the effects of analogy." This term, in Steven's understanding, encompasses various procedures of saying the same thing another way such that the restatement illustrates and gives definition to the thing stated. Poetry is a kind of rhetoric in which "the feeling of one man is communicated to another in words of the exquisite appositeness that takes away all their verbality."

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 22, 2012

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:55pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

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PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

"WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)"

This special session welcomes submissions that deploy comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. This session is particularly intended for those papers that are not easily categorized within one specific ethnic subfield because the analysis attempts to read texts or artifacts across ethnicities in the service of a pan-ethnic American studies.

MSA 14 Panel: Analogical Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dora Zhang
contact email: 

Analogy has a long history as a figure of rhetoric and logic. In his 1951 essay, "Effects of Analogy," Wallace Stevens makes this figure central to poetics, writing, "Poetry is incredibly one of the effects of analogy." This term, in Steven's understanding, encompasses various procedures of saying the same thing another way such that the restatement illustrates and gives definition to the thing stated. Poetry is a kind of rhetoric in which "the feeling of one man is communicated to another in words of the exquisite appositeness that takes away all their verbality."

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