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Levinas and Criticism

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 8:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott DeShong/NeMLA
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Levinas and Criticism, a Society for Critical Exchange panel, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Rochester NY, 15-18 March 2012

This session will explore connections between the thought of Emmanuel Levinas and criticism of literature and other forms of media and culture, involving attention to language, ethics, alterity, and other key aspects of Levinas's work.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers by 30 September 2011 to Scott DeShong, spdeshong@gmail.com.

Seeking Papers for Panel on Egan and Contemporary Fiction: NeMLA Convention: 3/15-18, 2012

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 5:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Brauer/Northeast Modern Language Association conference
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Jennifer Egan, Contemporary Fiction, and the Digital Age

This panel looks to examine the work of NeMLA 2012 Keynote Speaker Jennifer Egan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and other accolades for "A Visit from the Goon Squad," in relation to that of other contemporary writers. Of special interest will be papers that explore the work of Egan and others in the context of the Digital Age, the role of experimentation in contemporary fiction, and the interplay of technology and the self in contemporary fiction. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Stephen Brauer at sbrauer@sjfc.edu by 9/20/11.

The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Blouin, Morgan Shipley, and Jack Taylor / Michigan State University

The relationship between the humanities and nuclear issues has re-emerged continuously in contemporary thought. The proposed collection seeks essays that interrogate the role of the humanities in addressing the nuclear question in a post-Cold War world. During a 1984 conference at Cornell University, theorists gathered to try and articulate the goals of Nuclear Criticism; famously, Jacques Derrida spoke out on the issue, linking literature to the very principles of atomic energy. Rather than a temporary fad, Nuclear Criticism has re-surfaced at various moments in theoretical circles of the last half-century.

"Reading Texts and Contexts in the Eighteenth Century" 9/15 (ASECS 2012--San Antonio TX--Mar. 22-25)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
ASECS 2012/SHARP
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The eighteenth century witnessed significant changes in the availability of reading material and the types of material available. Shifting literacy rates, the proliferation of new genres, and the growth of circulating libraries and reading societies produced both interest and anxiety over how readers read specific texts and how they read in specific contexts. Commentary about how people should read these different texts and how people read in different contexts---as consumers, as critics, as keepers of commonplace books—appeared in essays, novels, poems, periodicals, pamphlets, and more. This panel invites papers on any and all aspects of reading texts and contexts in the eighteenth century.

"The Lamp of Psyche: Nudity and Discovery in the Mythology of the Mediterranean". 43rd Annual Convention Northeast Modern Lang

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMla
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This panel will address the relationships between nudity and the obeserver in the Greek mythology. It will examine the connection between the ancestral version of these myths and the (re)view of them in current contexts (literature and art). Please submit 200-300 words abstract by 30th September to: gspani@holycross.edu

Victorian Media

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
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The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for a conference on Victorian Media (from 26-28 April 2012 in Victoria, BC, Canada).

[REMINDER] CFP: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (August 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

CFP for edited collection: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinous University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

International Journal of Advances in Engineering and technology

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:08am
full name / name of organization: 
IAET
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Call for Papers, Nov-2011

Important Dates

Submissions Due Sept 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance Oct 15, 2011
Publishing Date Nov 1, 2011

Research Paper Publishing - Submission Deadline

There is no specific deadline for paper submission. Because IJAET is a bi-monthly publication and if a submission doesn't fit in the current issue then it will be considered for the next issue.

Comparative Caribbeans, Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, Emory University

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant

Journal of Learning Design - 'The Classroom without walls: Social software, cross institutional and cultural collaboration'

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Australia; Purdue University; University of Adelaide; Massey University
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The 'Grammar Gang' cordially invites contributions for the Journal of Learning Design, March 2012 (Volume 5, Number 1).

The Grammar Gang (http://thegrammargang.blogspot.com/)is a cross-institutional community of educators and bloggers, spanning four institutions, three countries and two hemispheres.

Seeking Asexuality and Masculinity Essays for Asexualities Volume (Sept. 15; Dec. 15)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks

We are seeking two or three essays exploring asexuality and masculinity for a volume titled Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. To get a general sense of the volume, please see the original CFP included below. This volume is well underway, and based on some editorial feedback, we would like to add a few more voices to the collection. We are particularly interested in essays that address the social construction of asexuality from a male or masculine perspective or that tackle the connections between gender and (a)sexuality through the lens of masculinity. Other approaches to thinking asexuality in relation to masculinity will also be considered.

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Caribbeans: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant

CFP: Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2012 | March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association

Call for Papers: Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

CFP: Book History at CEA 2012 | March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Book History and Textual Criticism invites proposals for presentations on book history, bibliography, textual criticism, readership, authorship, print culture, and book history pedagogy.

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