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[UPDATE] Edited Collection "Because My Story Matters: Struggle and Success on Higher Education's Frontlines"

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:40am
Jennifer Levi and Susan Bernadzikowski/Cecil College

Edited Collection "Because My Story Matters: Struggle and Success on Higher Education's Frontlines" (Deadline Extended: Abstracts due 12.30.11)

We are interested in what it takes for students to succeed in college—what must be balanced, what must be sacrificed, what must be overcome. We think students, their parents, educators, administrators, and policy makers need this information, too.

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations of the Present (Cornell Univ. Mar.30/Apr. 1 2012)

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:30am
Cornell University German Studies

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations
March 31/April 1, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)

"Now: it has already ceased to be since it was pointed out; the now that is is an other than that pointed out to us, it is what has been."
(Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit)

The now, by virtue of its ephemerality, presents a series of problems for attempts to define it. Along with its deictic counterpart the here, it resists the fixity of any determinate content. Yet this very quality of now simultaneously includes a generative power—as demonstrated by ongoing attempts to conceptualize, interpret, produce or poeticize the now.

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference - Bless This Mess: Media and Domesticity (March 2-4)

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:05am
NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference Planning Board/Alexis Aguam (chair)

Call for Papers
BLESS THIS MESS: Media and Domesticity
NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2012
March 2-4, 2012 -- New York University, New York, NY

OPEN TO GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

DEADLINES: January 16th for panels, January 23rd for single presentations

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America/Oct 10-13, 2012

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:01am
Robert Boschman/Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University's award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America will take place October 10 – 13, 2012 in the university's LEED certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.

In addition to the keynotes posted here in September, new keynotes now include:

*Gary Paul Nabhan (University of Arizona)
*Alanna Mitchell (author Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis).

See the new website at http://skies.mtroyal.ca/.

CFP Deadline: Jan 23, 2012.

The Traveller's Poem

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 9:06am
Society for American Travel Writing

The Society for American Travel Writing seeks paper proposals for a panel to be hosted at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA, May 24-27 2012.

TRAVEL WRITING AND AMERICAN POLITICS

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 9:04am
Society for American Travel Writing

The Society for American Travel Writing seeks paper proposals for a panel to be hosted at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA, May 24-27 2012.

MMLA Drama Session: Drama of Wealth. Cincinnati. November 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association. Drama Session.

The Drama panel welcomes papers on the An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth. Given the MMLA's theme of Debt, it seemed fitting to celebrate dramas of abundance. Interpretations of wealth and abundance may be applied widely through such works as Cloud Nine with its excessive gender options or more narrowly through a work such as Enron. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall, Chair of the Drama panel, halla@ohiodominican.edu, by May 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be informed by June 1, 2012, and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.

MLA Harold Pinter Session: Pinter and Booze. January 3-6 2013 Boston

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:38pm
Modern Language Assocation

Shaken and Stirred: Pinter and Booze. One look at a few Pinter works, and it's difficult to ignore the amount of drinking that goes on. Papers discussing the use, misuse, or joy of alcohol in Pinter's plays, films, or other works are welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall at halla@ohiodominican.edu by 17 March 2012. Panelists must be members of the International Harold Pinter Society and the MLA by 6 April 2012. The conference will be held in Boston on January 3-6, 2013. For more information, see www.mla.org.

"Adaptations, Versions and Perversions: French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)" 1-2 December 2011

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 5:25pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Adaptations, Versions and Perversions:
French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)

Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación
Universidad de Valencia
(1-2 December 2011)

The conference aims to explore the presence of French plays and players in England, and their influence upon native dramatists, critics and actors. By means of scrutinising English adaptations of French plays and their critics' and audiences' reception, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions emerging and crystallising between England and France since the nineteenth century.

Programme
Thursday, December 1st

Jack London Society Panels, American Literature Association conference, May 24-27, 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 1:20pm
Jack London Society

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference, May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero. Send abstracts or papers with complete mailing information to Jeanne Reesman at jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu by January 1, 2012. Papers are 20 minutes long and may address any aspect of Jack London studies.

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