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Medieval Panels at NeMLA

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:33pm
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NeMLA

Call for Papers
Medieval Sessions at
Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Convention
Rochester, New York
March 15-18, 2012
Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2011

Please consider submitting an abstract for NeMLA 2012 in Rochester. In addition to the sessions below, the Russell Hope Robbins library at the University of Rochester is rapidly becoming one of the most acclaimed research libraries for medievalists and is one of the headquarters of the TEAMS project. The Robbins Library has recently acquired a significant stained glass and research collection as well.

Passing, Past, Present

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 11:21am
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NeMLA
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The racial passing narrative has long been a standard in American
literature and the themes of identity instability, discomfort,
kinship, and belonging have more recently expanded to explore not only race but gender and sexuality. This panel seeks to create dialogue between the history and present of this evolving genre. We encourage papers that explore the interplay of multiple identities in passing narratives, queered color lines, and the adaptation of the trope over time. Submit abstracts to Lisa Brundage, CUNY Grad Center, lbrundage@gmail.com.

Shakespeare's inside-out immunities: 

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10:39am
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Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University
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This is a CFP for a panel proposal for the upcoming British Shakespeare Association conference, February 2012. The theme of the conference is 'Shakespeare Inside-Out'

Shakespeare's inside-out immunities: 

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10:11am
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Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
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Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and the Natural World

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 9:34am
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Jennifer Park and Katie Walker; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Shakespeare and the Natural World"

A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London

Location: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus

March 30-31, 2012

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:59pm
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NEMLA
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This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory, tzechory@fas.harvard.edu.

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:58pm
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Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference

Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…

This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 15 Jan. 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 7:41pm
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Roehampton University
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The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from Work in Progress

Speakers include: Susie Thomas (author of Hanif Kureishi: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism) and others (TBA)

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:25pm
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NeMLA
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43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

In the past fifteen years, Latin American cinema has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, among whom Lucrecia Martel and Claudia Llosa, who have known great popular and critical successes. This panel will examine the work of any contemporary Latin American female director, with a special interest in submissions that explore questions related to aesthetics and embodiment. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Caroline Godart at godart@eden.rutgers.edu.

Call for Papers: War and Culture. 2021 SW/TX PCA & ACA 33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. February 8-11, 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:02pm
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2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for the War and Culture Area.

Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome. We invite contributions in the fields of literary and cinema studies, cultural history, and all forms of visual studies that explore…

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:17pm
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New Voices, Georgia State University
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Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Shakespeare and Performance

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:05pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 issue will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

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