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Proposed Special Session on Bernard Shaw, MMLA Conference in Cincinnati, November 2012.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:47am
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International Shaw Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"Bernard Shaw and Debt Sealings"

A Proposed Session on Bernard Shaw at the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention November 8-11, 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio.

The proposed session seeks papers on Shaw's writings that dovetail with the conference theme of "Debt." Possible topics could include:

*representations of borrowers and lenders, borrowing and lending, in Shaw's plays

*debts Shaw and/or his plays owe to other thinkers, writers, and/or political figures

*Shavian debts accrued by contemporary plays, playwrights, and/or theorists

Literary Translation Studies and Comparatism

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:42am
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452ºF Comparative Literature Journal
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Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.

Crowd control in the Renaissance

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 4:49am
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European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.

The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.

MMLA DRAMA 2012 November 8-12

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:26pm
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Drama Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association
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An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, halla@ohiodominican.edu, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.

Modernist Reputations (MSA 14; Oct. 18-21, 2012)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 4:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Will Scheibel / Modernist Studies Association
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Prospective Conference Panel

Modernist Studies Association 14: Modernism & Spectacle, Las Vegas, NV

Deadline for submission: Fri., April 6, 2012

[update] Contemporary American Lit, ALA, May 24-27, 2012 (1/10/12)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 3:39pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

As a recently founded society, we are especially interested in discovering significant new contributors to prose, poetry, and other modes of literature. Attention to genre blurring and experimental texts is particularly welcome.

Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 3:08pm
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Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Paper submissions from senior and emerging scholars are invited for this symposium, which will examine craft's increasingly urgent role within contemporary American culture. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, American Art's branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative arts, this program seeks to broaden the dialogue surrounding craft's recent histories, and to articulate rapid changes to the field since the advent of the current century.

[UPDATE] Satire in Theory and Practice -- Deadline Extended 1-20-2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:50pm
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Al Coppola
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Satire in Theory and Practice / Literature and Law Conference, March 29-30, John Jay College, CUNY

In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law, March 29-30, 2012. (For full details on the conference, see below for the general cfp)

[UPDATE] RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class for ALA (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012) abstracts due Jan. 16, 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:44pm
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Research Society for American Periodicals
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CFP: RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class (ALA, MAY 2012)

The Research Society for American Periodicals will organize a panel at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Center) in San Francisco, California. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE JANUARY 16th, 2012

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 33rd Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kings College London

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:33pm
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Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
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Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 4 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Association will hold its 33rd Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, for 4 - 6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 30 Jan. 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:08pm
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Roehampton University

The University of Roehampton presents

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

Conference events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from work-in-progress

Invited speakers include:

Susie Thomas (Independent, UK)
Tentative title: 'Kureishi's Revolutionary Cultural Experiment and the Literary Canon'

Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin, Victoria, Australia)
Tentative title: 'The Other Kureishi: Reading Something to Tell You'

Peter Childs (Gloucestershire, UK), TBA

WSQ (Womens Studies Quarterly) Call for Papers, Poetry, Prose and Art: Fashion Issue (due March 15)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:50am
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WSQ at the Feminist Press

Fashion is an economic and social force, a culture industry, a global powerhouse, a political statement. Fashion can simultaneously express freedom and constriction, be both democratic and totalitarian; both repress and liberate the body and gender roles. Transformation and affect are at its heart. Fashion is a universal form of human expression that transgresses boundaries of gender/race/class/embodiment/culture/nation. Fashion ignites passions, produces colossal waste, demands ruthless exclusion, inspires hysterical devotion. Bubbling up and filtering down, fashion mixes high and low, sultry and strong, ancient ritual and cutting edge technology.

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:41am
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H.G. Wells Society
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The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2012 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.

UPDATE* A Call For Papers: **Deadline extended to January 15, 2012** Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:34am
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Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012 "Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion"

A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.

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