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Violent Masculinities in Early Modern Literature and Culture--Edited Collection (Abstracts due 6/20/2011)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
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Catherine Thomas and Jennifer Feather

How does understanding violence and masculinity as interrelated illuminate intersections between religious, national, sexual, ranked, or racial identities? Excellent scholarship in gender studies over the past several decades has emphasized the extent to which masculinity has been an under-examined norm and stressed the many forms masculinity takes in the early modern period. This collection builds on those efforts by interrogating how masculinity and violence are specifically linked and by considering the ways multiple identity categories simultaneously influence constructions of masculinity.

The Worlds of Carol Shields - University of Ottawa (Canada) - April 27-29 2012

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:53pm
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University of Ottawa - Dept. of English
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Announcing the 2012 Canadian Literature Symposium

The Worlds of Carol Shields

April 27-29 2012

Essayist and fiction writer, playwright and poet, CAROL SHIELDS had an extraordinary literary career, winning, among other prizes, the American Book Critics' Circle Award, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the Governor General's award for Fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize. The University of Ottawa granted her an MA (1975) and conferred on her the first of her honorary degrees (1995).

Proposals are invited for this major conference. All topics are welcome, biographical, literary, and especially new methodologies of reading her many writings.

Send electronic or paper proposals by September 15, 2011 to

New Perspectives on T. S. Eliot (SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6 2011)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:36am
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T. S. Eliot Society Panel
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The T. S. Eliot Society will host a session at the upcoming SAMLA conference, to be held at Loews Hotel in Atlanta, November 4-6 2011. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a 300-word abstract along with a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (ajcuda@uncg.edu) before 1 June 2011.

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:12am
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Royal Holloway, University of London

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century
Royal Holloway Postgraduate Symposium
Saturday 11th June 2011
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG
Keynote speakers: Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston) and Professor Mark Currie (QMUL)

'The most harrowing contemporary fears are born of existential uncertainty'
– Zygmunt Bauman

CFP- Journal of North American Studies, DeadlineSeptember 15th, 2011

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:09am
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Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos
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Contributions are requested for the 15th volume (2011) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos. Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos is an international journal which publishes papers and contributions on diverse aspects of American Studies, mainly literary, cultural, historical, artistic or critical. The journal is published by the University of Seville and the Spanish Association for American Studies and welcomes papers from scholars whose research meets the scientific requirements established by its Director and by the Board of Editors and Advisors. The journal has been instrumental in fostering publications in American Studies since 1992. Evaluation of the contributions is done anonymously by two different advisors.

Shakespeare and Tyranny

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:03am
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University of Murcia, Spain
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SHAKESPEARE AND TYRANNY:
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

University of Murcia, Spain

12-14 December 2011

[UPDATE] CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT (12/1/11; Boston, MA 4/4-7/11)

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:49pm
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Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2012:
A CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT
CALL FOR PAPERS (PCA: BOSTON, MA 4/4-7/12)
SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE COMICS & COMIC ART AREA
ORGANIZED BY MICHAEL A. TORREGROSSA AND JASON TONDRO
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZERS BY 1 DECEMBER 2011

Trauma in Children's Literature (18/07/11)

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 6:48pm
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Roxanne Harde/University of Alberta
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We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Bookbird: Trauma in Children's Literature. Papers should be sent to the incoming editors by 18th July 2011. These articles might respond to on-going world crises (e.g. war, refugee status, natural disaster) or more personal crises, as represented in literature for children and young adults.

Submissions are also invited by 31st December 2011 on Children's
Literature from the United Kingdom, the country which is hosting the
33rd IBBY International Congress "Crossing Boundaries: Translations and
Migrations". This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Thiel and
Alison Waller from Roehampton University, London.

"Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 3:27pm
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University of Exeter

Postgraduates in the University of Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early-career researchers on the 17th of September, 2011. The conference is in collaboration with the Reader Organisation and will take place in the historic setting of the Devon and Exeter Institution, which was founded in 1813 as a private library.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Philip Davis (University of Liverpool)

Plenary: "The Reader Cure", hosted by the Reader Organisation

UPDATE: Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys (06/01/11)

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:28pm
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Mary Wilson & Kerry Johnson, co-editors

Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys

We seek submissions of original completed essays for a collection on the writings of Jean Rhys. Although Rhys's critical reputation has steadily grown since the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 and her death in 1979, only one edited collection of Rhys criticism has been published to date. In fact, given the sense that there is an emerging "industry" devoted to Rhys and her work, the lack of a collection of current scholarship on Rhys is puzzling and perhaps speaks to the challenges of categorizing a writer who crosses the boundaries of modernism, postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies and women's and gender studies.

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