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Bruce Springsteen

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:35pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Dr. Peter J. Fields, Assoc. Prof. of English, Midwestern State University, Department of English, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099; Office Ph:940-397-4246; English Dept Fax 940-397-4931; PLEASE SUBMIT Abstract (approx. 50-100 words) with Proposal (approx. 100 words)by e-mail attachment to peter.fields@mwsu.edu

Description: Interdisciplinary response to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen. Analysis may emphasize songs,life,band,audience, and performance, including literary/religious/philosophical/psychological/cultural/
gender/political implications--very wide open.

[UPDATE] CFP: At the Round Table (food writing)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:50pm
Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.

AAALS Session at MLA 2013 (Jan. 3-6, 2013)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:13pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)

Proposals are invited for the AAALS session to be held at the 2013 MLA Convention to be held in Boston from January 3rd through January 6th, 2013. Please send 200-word abstracts to Nathanael O'Reilly (n.oreilly@tcu.edu) by March 15th, 2012. The session topic is "History, Fiction & Australia." The topic may be interpreted broadly and transnational approaches are particularly welcome.

Interpreting Prophecies. 2012 RMMLA (10/11-10/13); submissions due 3/1/12

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:08pm
Juliette Bourdier - University of Colorado at CU Boulder

Lost or Gained in Translation, Interpreting Prophecies.

This session will explore how revelations,visions, journeys in the Afterworld were brought back and became prophecies. How they were interpreted, translated, transmitted, tainted.
Influence, transformation, use and doubt.

Shakespeare, RMMLA, October 11-13, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine any theme pertaining to Shakespeare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, gender, race, and religious studies in Shakespeare. Please submit a 300-word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at respinosa2@utep.edu by March 9, 2012.

MLA BOSTON 2013-The Renaissance Anthropocene: Imagining Life Without Nature in Early Modern Literature-DEADLINE MARCH 14

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:55am
Justin Kolb, Oberlin College

Coined by environmental scientists to describe the current geological epoch, "Anthropocene" denotes an age in which human action has pervasively and irreversibly transformed the land, sea, and atmosphere of the Earth, creating an ecology in which nature cannot be disentangled from artifice.

This concept existed in the minds of early modern writers under other names, especially "the decay of nature," as they imagined a world in which technologies ranging from alchemy to poetics might improve, degrade, or outright replace natural processes.

The Renaissance Anthropocene: Imagining Life Without Nature in Early Modern Literature

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:38am
Justin Kolb, Oberlin College

Coined by environmental scientists to describe the current geological epoch, "Anthropocene" denotes an age in which human action has pervasively and irreversibly transformed the land, sea, and atmosphere of the Earth, creating an ecology in which nature cannot be disentangled from artifice.

Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:35am
Kathryn Kirkpatrick & Borbala Farago

From the shape-shifters of the sagas and the simian Paddies of the nineteenth century to the Celtic Tiger of recent years, non-human animals have figured powerfully in portrayals of Irishness. These portrayals tell us a great deal about the ways discourses of animality construct the human, and often, the sub-human. Indeed, Maureen O'Connor has argued that the constructed proximity of the Irish to animals justified the colonial use of force to subdue and contain them. Conversely, making the ideological connections between the oppression of women, the Irish, and animals, prominent nineteenth-century animal advocates from Ireland like Richard Martin of Galway, worked for both human and animal liberatory practices.

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:13am
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states. Please send a 1-page CV and 250-word abstract by 12 March 2012; Kimberly O'Neill (kloneill@quinnipiac.edu).

Call for Papers: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:30am
Modern Fiction Studies

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century. Feminist readings of single texts, essays on groups and/or movements, and overviews of a single woman's career are equally welcomed. We are particularly interested in new theoretical approaches to modernism emerging out of feminist theory, imbued with what Sianne Ngai calls "a feminist attentiveness to a persistence of sexual hierarchies" (2). How can a feminist attentiveness to women writers shape the conversation at a time when New Modernist studies have largely shifted the focus away from gender toward history and nation?

[UPDATE] Borges and She

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:25am
W. C. Bamberger

Deadline extended: We are extending the deadline for proposals to March 21, with papers due June 1.

Borges and She: An Anthology on the Role and Depiction of Women in the work of Jorge Luis Borges.

Old and Middle English - RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:20am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Accepting papers on literature in Old and/or Middle English. Submit one-paragraph abstract to Pamela Troyer, Metropolitan State College of Denver, by March 1. RMMLA Conference, October 11-13, 2012

Call for papers - international workshop "Beauty: Commons vs. Contests" (24-26 October 2012, University of Antwerp)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 9:18am
University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA)

UCSIA organizes in collaboration with members of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of History of the University of Antwerp the two-day international workshop Beauty: Commons versus Contests from Wednesday 24 until Friday 26 October 2012 at the University of Antwerp.

The programme wants to investigate the way that beauty is being commodified and how it is being negotiated and renegotiated in local and global contexts via magazines, advertisement and television. Moreover it wants to look at the effects of globalizing beauty standards on people's identification and wellbeing.

Papers may address any of the following subtopics:

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