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Issues of Mobility and Confinement in Women's Literature (NeMLA 2012 Panel)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:45pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Elizabeth I and Shakespeare: Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:23pm
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Elizabeth I and Shakespeare
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Submissions are invited for the panel "Elizabeth I and Shakespeare," to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.

The papers need not limit the subject of discussion to Shakespeare's reflection of Elizabeth and her distinctly androgynous nature in his plays, but may address a range of topics, such as the extent to which the writing of both is integrated in the same web of cultural, political, and gender-specific concerns.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

Please email the abstracts (300 words or less) to Anna Riehl Bertolet, ariehl@auburn.edu, no later than September 15, 2011.

Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:40pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant's experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female authors have been largely overlooked. This panel seeks paper proposals exploring the role of the peripheral actor in times of war, particularly female non-combatants who are nonetheless directly affected by the traumas of war.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter, George Washington University, at nlcarter@gwu.edu.

Abstract deadline: 30 September 2011.

Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia (Autumn 2012)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:16pm
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Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012)
Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

Faulknerian Anniversaries

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:20pm
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Jay Watson / William Faulkner Society
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Call for Papers
William Faulkner Society
at the Society for the Study of Southern Lliterature conference
March 29-April 1, 2012
"Faulknerian Anniversaries"

Modern Language Studies, Books Reviews

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:19pm
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Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
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Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications.

I am particularly interested in receiving reviews of hypertext publications. Hypertext presents limitless possibilities, but many web projects would doubtless benefit from a more stringent review process.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu.

ROLE OF SOCIAL IMAGINATION IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:54am
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Dr.D.R.Pratima Roy

This paper aims to present the role and function of social imagination within a comparative framework in literature.Prior to delving into the depths of the topic, it is rudimentary to state the contents of the paper.Key topics include a definition of literature and the impulses behind literature, the elements of literature, the purpose and significance of comparison of literatures in this world of globalization in general, application of social imagination to harmonize the literatures, its prominent and active role in widening the prospective by accommodating all the cultures and literatures through translation and, finally the scpe and limits of social imagination.

[UPDATE] IMC Kalamazoo 2012: Fame! Exploring Reputation, Rumor, and Historical Legacy in the Middle Ages

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:20am
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Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
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Influenced by Max Weber's theories of social "enchantment" the theater historian Joseph Roach suggests that, through a process of "re-enchantment," the affects and emotions associated with saints and other religious figures get mapped onto actors and other stars of stage and screen beginning in late seventeenth century Restoration theater. And so the modern notion of celebrity was born. This panel will explore the historical backdrops and preconditions for Roach's claim, examining the ways that the reputations of saints, heretics, kings, poets, and other medieval "celebrities" were formed. We aim to concentrate particularly on the relationships between fame and the circulation of rumor, gossip, and popular opinion.

Special Journal Issue: Surrealism and Egypt

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:19am
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Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/)

"Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

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