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MLA Boston 2013: Nabokov and American Literature (Vladimir Nabokov Society CFP)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
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Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conceived; his role in the American canon. 300-word abstracts by 19 March 2012 to Christopher A. Link (linkc@newpaltz.edu).

PLEASE NOTE: This is to be the guaranteed panel of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society at MLA next January. Presenters must be members of the MLA no later than 7 April 2012 and members of the Nabokov Society by the time of the conference.

CFP: New Book Series - Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College; Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts; Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College
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NEW BOOK SERIES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Series Title: Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy
Publisher: Lexington Books

Contact: Steven Rybin, srybin@ggc.edu
Editors: Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College
Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts
Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College

Expressions of Interest: Fully-funded Special Issue of the Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:04am
full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded Special Issue for 2013.

* Proposals must align with JNZL's mandate to publish new peer-reviewed scholarly work on New Zealand literature and cultural studies.

* Proposals need the majority support of JNZL's International Advisory Board.

* The proposer/s will take responsibility for organising any related conference/symposium and for issuing relevant calls for papers.

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2012

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

* The Prize is available to graduate students and to emerging researchers who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.

* There is a cash prize.

* The winning entry will be published in JNZL 30 (2012).

* Entries are judged anonymously.

* Entries are judged by the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging is by majority decision.

* The adjudicating panel reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

* Non-winning essays may be considered for publication in JNZL in the usual way.

Please submit the following:

Deadline Extended to 3/31/12 for Tragedy in Asian American Fiction panel at MLA, January 2013

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Gardam
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This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics

"Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law", Manchester, 5-7 September 2012 (abstract deadline: May 15th)

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Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Mancept

Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law

In the frame of the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September 2012.

This workshop will be devoted to the Political Theory and Philosophy of Niccolò Machiavelli.

The Airplane Reader: An Anthology of Flight

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Schaberg & Mark Yakich / Loyola University New Orleans

Currently seeking short nonfiction narratives for a book project tentatively entitled "The Airplane Reader: An Anthology of Flight."

This book will collect the best of the website Airplane Reading (airplanereading.org), and will also feature original contributions.

Submissions should focus on ordinary or extraordinary experiences of air travel: everything from security checkpoint debacles and routines of airport waiting and takeoff, to in-flight stories, strange or noteworthy seatmate tales, harrowing landings, and baggage claim misadventures.

Green Man/Wild Man and Children's Culture 20-21 July 2012, Trinity College Dublin

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Jane Suzanne Carroll, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

This two-day multidisciplinary conference which takes place in Trinity College Dublin 20-21 July 2012, will explore the role of green man and wild man motifs in twentieth and twenty-first century children's culture. From Puck to Captain Planet, the green man motif may help to kindle ecological awareness and excite the environmental imagination. The green man offers education and guidance and a release from the pressures and responsibilities of the civic space. Yet the spaces the green man inhabits - forests and wildernesses - are also sites of wild abandon, savagery and panic where human characters become wild men and slip away from their civilised identities altogether.

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