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Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology

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Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 7:18pm
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Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology 1970s-Present
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Call for Indian English Poetry Submissions
Project editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes, Strayer University, Memphis TN, USA and
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi,Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College(Calcutta, University), Kolkata(India).

2nd International Conference on Human and Social Sciences

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Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 3:24pm
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Sapienza University of Rome/MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research
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The Conference will be held on March 23-25, 2012 in Tirana Albania in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Human Sciences.

Link of the conference: http://www.mcser.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Item...

English V (Modern British): Food & Socialization in Modern British Literature (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 3:49am
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Rebecca Brown
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Twentieth- and twenty-first century British writers have evinced an overwhelming interest in depicting communal cooking scenes, unsavory solitary meals, lavish dinners with family members, struggles with eating disorders, and WWII rationing in their works. Recent literary studies and articles focusing on food and gender, food and cultural identity, food and social class, and food and children's literature attest to this burgeoning critical interest.  This panel seeks proposals for papers that explore the intersections between food and socialization in the twentieth- and/or twenty-first century British novel, short story, poem, and/or play.

IMAGINING MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN LITERATURE

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:18pm
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Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea (MEMESAK)
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The Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Seoul National University will co-host an international conference under the title of "Imagining Magic and Witchcraft in Medieval and Early Modern Literature." In medieval and early modern society, magic and witchcraft provided sources of popular and literary imagination and objects of both sheer fascination and collective anxiety, as well as pretexts for political and religious persecution. They also marked the frontier of scientific inquiry and human understanding. Imagining magic and witchcraft was an attempt to map the unmappable—the supernatural, the unknown, and the prohibited.

Cultural Studies and Its Discontents: Reconsidering Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 7:49pm
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English Language and Literature Association of Korea
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The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) invites papers for an international conference to be held in Onyang, Korea, November 17–19, 2011. The theme for special sessions is "Cultural Studies and Its Discontents: Reconsidering Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century."

MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JUNE 20TH

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:01pm
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MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
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We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott from November 3-6, 2011. The 2011 informal convention theme is "Play...No, Seriously."

The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:28pm
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Laura Wright
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The MLA has approved a the volume Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works for its Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. The full volume has gone through a round of peer review, and the MLA board has asked that the editors -- Laura Wright (Western Carolina), Jane Poyner (Exeter), and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) -- solicit some additional essays for inclusion.

We are looking for one additional essay on Coetzee and the history of the novel. We ask that authors interested in being considered for inclusion submit a 300 word abstract on any aspect of this topic to lwright@email.wcu.edu by August 20, 2011.

CFP: Aldous Huxley: Fifty Years After (NeMLA 2012; abstracts due 9/30/11)

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:23pm
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Bill Harrison/SUNY Geneseo
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2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.

CALL FOR PAPERS: MULTI-ETHNIC POETRY IN ENGLISH FROM NORTH-EAST INDIA: A CRITICAL SPECTRUM (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS:AUGUST 31, 2011)

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 1:01pm
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PG Department of English, Assam Central University:: Diphu Campus, Diphu-782 460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

The term 'North-East' is a form of geographical, linguistic and ethnic stereotyping that clubs together eight disparate states comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim, that happen to lie in the Northeastern periphery of the Indian union. The body of works by English-language writers from this region refers to the North-East Indian Writings in English. Some of the most interesting Indian writing in English today is coming from this region. Intense political conflict and complex issues of identity along with some of the psychological and social perplexities of the present provide much fodder for storylines.

3RD NECS GRADUATE WORKSHOP BLURRED BOUNDARIES/CONTESTED GEOGRAPHIES BELGRADE, SERBIA, 29‐30 SEPTEMBER 2011

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
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NECS Graduates

After the success of the first NECS Graduate Workshop in Istanbul (Summer 2010) and in anticipation of a successful second workshop in London (Summer 2011) we are now organizing a
two-day intensive workshop in Belgrade this Autumn focusing on the topic Blurred Boundaries/Contested Geographies. The aim of the NECS workshops is to bring young researchers and graduate students together in fruitful debate creating a sustainable international network that meets regularly throughout the year. Participants will find a platform where they peer review
works-in-progress and practice presentation and discussion skills in preparation for academic conference participation.

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