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Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse (abstract deadline: Sept. 30; conference: March 15-18)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:16pm
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43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Conference:
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

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Serious Play in the Political Novel (Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 3-6, 2011, St. Louis)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 12:16pm
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Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri
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This already accepted special session--organized for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the MMLA, whose informal theme is "Play... No, Seriously"--will consist of papers exploring the ways in which fiction writers, when turning to the political, have made use of those resources available to novelists and short story writers interested in non-realistic, non-traditional, experimental, difficult—playful—forms and modes. While traditionally (and reductively) conceived "realism" has often been assumed to be the default mode for the politically engaged fiction-writer, we will examine those works that have taken alternative approaches. Among the array of questions our panelists might ask: How can writers engage the political?

Whip Me, Beat Me: The Representation of Violence Against Women (NEMLA deadline: 9/30/11)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 12:10pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention Rochester NY April
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This panel invites papers that study the representation of violence against women in literary texts. Papers may focus on: How are these acts represented in the text, as a taboo or as a 'normal act'? Are these acts decried by the characters or accepted as 'normal' behavior? Do these acts affect the passions and sexuality of the characters? Please send 200-300 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Victoria Ketz

Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 11:26am
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Dalhousie University
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The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2012. Compendium2 publishes theoretical and practice-based essays that address writing development in post-secondary education. For the journal's fifth issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.

NOMe-IoT 2011 : International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:02am
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ACM
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3rd CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENDED BY 10 DAYS]
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NOMe-IoT 2011
International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things

Special Session Topic "Seriously Different: Playing the Foreign in Early Modern Drama" November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 4:27pm
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2011 Midwest MLA Annual Convention “Play…No, Seriously”

People and commodities from abroad played a vital role in Renaissance London's urban scene, and their influence made their way into the era's theaters as well. The panel aims to explore how early modern dramas played with the foreign. How are foreign people, texts, and commodities represented in the Renaissance theater? How do these dramas play with the notion of foreigness, and to what effect? Papers can explore playhouse invocations, appropriations, and exploitations of the foreign, as well as ways in which early modern drama invited audience members to lay claim to the foreign.

Riding Beyond the Purple Sage: the 21st Century American Western, 9/30/11 [NeMLA: Rochester NY; March 15-18, 2012]

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:19pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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In 1912, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, an important text in the development of the American western. Over the past 100 years, the western has increased in popularity, and undergone a number of significant developments. This panel will explore the American western in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. What changes characterize the ongoing development of the genre? Please submit 250-400 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to James J. Donahue at donahujj@potsdam.edu. Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation, Email address, A/V requirements.

CFP Maggie Gee Conference 30-31 August 2012

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:37am
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University of St Andrews and University of Surrey
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This two-day international conference aims to bring together scholars for the first academic conference dedicated to Maggie Gee's writing. Gee is one of Britain's most prolific and critically-acclaimed novelists: the author of 12 novels, as well as collections of short stories, edited anthologies of contemporary writing and, most recently, an autobiography – My Animal Life (Telegram Books, 2010).

The organisers welcome papers on any topic related to Maggie Gee's writing. Please send a title and 300 word abstract for a 20 minute paper along with your name, affiliation and 100 word professional biography to gee@gylphi.co.uk by 1st February 2012.

Paper and Screen : the Inter-Art Work, NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 (la version française suit celle en anglais)

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:35am
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Karine Abadie (Université de Montréal), Catherine Chartrand-Laporte (Université de Montréal / Université de Bordeaux 3)

Paper and Screen : the Inter-Art Work
2012 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Rochester (NY), March 15-18, 2012

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 9:33am
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University of Bucharest

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION
October 1, 2011
Bucharest- English Department of the University of Bucharest
This conference is organized as part of the CNCSIS-funded project The European Dimension of Shakespearean Translations: Romanian Perspectives, ID_1978/2008
Keynote speakers:
Keith Gregor (University of Murcia)
Laura Tosi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Valerie Henitiuk (University of East Anglia)

Imagining Chaos: States of Emergency in Law and Fiction December. December 8-9 2011

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 8:59am
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University of Copenhagen
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In recent years, the collapse of legal structures has been a prominent theme in legal studies as well as in cultural studies. Until now, however, there have been few attempts to unite the legal and the cultural studies approach to the state of emergency – and none on the field of disaster research.

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