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[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:09pm
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Proposed special session at MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
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Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: wccorley@csupomona.edu

EGSA Colloquium: FRENZY -- May 11-12, 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06pm
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York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

[UPDATE] New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/15/2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 5:49pm
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128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts
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The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

Call for Webtexts (Deadline: Rolling)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:18pm
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Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, & Pedagogy

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices and promotes work that enacts scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative media. We are actively seeking webtexts and multimedia compositions related to the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy for upcoming open-themed issues for all seven sections:

Topoi: Extended scholarly and often theoretically driven analyses of large-scale issues

Praxis: scholarly investigations with an emphasis on what happens in the writing/rhetoric classroom and why

[Update] Bullying and Self-expression panel for MLA 2013

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:05pm
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Edward Chamberlain
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CFP - Bullying and Self-expression (deadline extended)
CONFERENCE - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
LOCATION - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
DATES - January 3rd to 6th 2013
ABSTRACTS DUE - March 17th 2012

Session description –

Quotation in Modernism (Modern Language Association/MLA Convention, January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:01pm
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Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University

How and why do quotation practices change in modernism? To what literary effect? This panel invites papers on copyright, typography, marking strategies, punctuation, intertextuality, repetition, misappropriation, speech, and dialogue.

Please submit 350-word abstracts by March 15, 2012 to Elizabeth Bonapfel (elizabeth.bonapfel@nyu.edu).

CFP: Submissions for Fall Issue of MP: An Online Femininst Journal

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:47am
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MP: An Online Femininst Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal is seeking submissions for its fall issue. We seek ­scholarly articles, book reviews, and short essays that engage any aspect of feminism or feminist scholarship. ­Interdisciplinary and international submissions are highly encouraged. We recently have ­published ­essays about the body, the academy, religion, girls' studies, work, activism, and agency.

Maximum length for manuscripts is 30 double-spaced pages. Submissions may be in any accepted ­academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, or Chicago Style but must be consistent ­throughout and carefully edited. Submissions must not be published elsewhere already. Also include a ­current copy of your CV and a 50-word bio.

[REMINDER] 15th John Gardner Conference April 13 CFP deadline March 15, 2013

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:42am
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John Gardner Society, Genessee Community College

We are seeking one-page abstracts of proposals for presentations or round-table discussions. Topics concerning Gardner's fiction, non-fiction, operas, drama, poetry, or teaching will be considered. Please send abstracts by March 15, 2013. Presentation length may vary between fifteen and thirty minutes. The conference will be held at GCC in Batavia, New York, on April 13, 2013. Please contact Dr.

Kafka and the Paradox of the Universal (12-14 of December)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:11am
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University of Antwerp
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Kafka and the Paradox of the Universal

Place: University of Antwerp
Date : 12-14 of December
Organizing Committee: Prof. Dr. Vivian Liska; Prof. Dr. Arthur Cools, Drs. Jo Bogaerts, Drs. David Dessin
Keynote speakers : Stanley Corngold, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Rodolphe Gasché, David Suchoff

Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 5th May 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06am
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Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University)

A one-day symposium featuring keynote contributions from Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher. Deadline for abstracts: April 2nd.

A nomadic poetics is … always changing, morphing, moving through languages, cultures, terrains, times without stopping. Refuelling halts are called poases, they last a night or a day, the time of a poem, & then move on. A nomadic poetics needs mindfulness in & of the drift (dérive) - there is no at-homeness here, but only an ever more displaced drifting. For the language to be accurate to the condition of nomadicity, it too has to be drifting, to be always 'on the way', as Celan puts it.
Pierre Joris – A Nomad Manifesto

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