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Jean Rhys at Louisville

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
Bob Volpicelli / Penn State University

I would like to form a panel on Jean Rhys for the 2012 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. The Conference will be held February 23-25 and more information can be found at http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (300 words) for papers on Jean Rhys. All topics relating to Rhys are welcome. Please send abstracts and inquires to Bob Volpicelli, rav140@psu.edu by Sept. 1 2011.

Along with your abstract, please include a C.V.

"Through me many long dumb voices": Performing Identities in American Literature (10 September 2011)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 4:59pm
Department of English Studies, University of Durham

Performing Identities in American Literature seeks to explore the ways in which American identity is defined, enacted and contested in texts from the sixteenth century up to the present day. Tapping into the influential, yet highly contradictory visions of identity which have dominated the modern field of American Studies, in which multiculturalist and pluralist critiques of a unified national sensibility are set against the "indifference to difference" of an increasing cosmopolitanism (Michaels, 2004), the event invites fresh discussion of the identities contained and performed beneath the umbrella term "democracy".

Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by May 15, 2012

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:49pm
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2012. We would be interested in short articles or notes dealing any aspect of Carson McCullers' work, especially McCullers' influence on other writers, or their influence on her. Also, we seek contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

CFP: Linguistic, Cultural/Literary and Translation Studies

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:47pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) in Lisbon, Portugal. It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Memory, Received Wisdom, and Religion in Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:43pm
Jason J. Gulya/NEMLA

This panel will examine the complex relationship between literature, received wisdom, and cultural knowledge in early modern and eighteenth-century Europe. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals about, but not limited to: methods of validating Biblical wisdom; the reconstruction of Biblical stories or parables into new forms or genres; and empirical approaches to religious knowledge. Please submit abstracts of 500 words or less, in PDF form, to Jason J. Gulya at jasongulya@gmail.com.

NeMLA Panel: New Victorian Biogenres: Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives in the Twenty-First. Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How have recent innovations in life writing disrupted, reconstructed, and refigured nineteenth-century Anglo-American subjects? This panel will investigate emerging biographical genres that reinterpret the nineteenth century, including cultural biography, biofiction, and biodrama, as well as filmic, electronic, and new media representations that expand and problematize what constitutes 'new' biography in the twenty-first century. Send short cv and abstracts of 300-500 words to Paul Fisher at pfisher@wellesley.edu, by September 30, 2011.

[Update] Short fiction - Nature (deadline 1 Sept. 2011)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:34pm
Editions Bibliotekos

Nature's World (the environment): Short Stories (fiction). There is a fine line to be drawn here: we do not need Emerson or Thoreau redux. That is, we are not interested in so-called nature writing per se – that has been done and re-done. We do not need science fiction (apocalyptic stories about dinosaurs or doomsday). We do not need disaster stories (that focus on devastating storms). We are primarily interested in stories that deal with the changing climate in terms of how these changes affect people, families, communities (environmentally, ecologically, politically, historically, socially). Character, therefore, will be an important component of stories we select.

Religions and their Despisers: Criticism and Vilification of Religions and Believers

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:43am
Dutch Association for the Academic Study of Religion

We are soliciting papers for our upcoming conference on the theme Religions and their Despisers: Criticism and Vilification of Religions and Believers.

Paper proposals are welcomed from the fields of religious studies, history, cultural anthropology, social sciences, media studies, critical theory, philosophy, ethics, and other disciplines.

Deadline for proposals (500 words): 20 July 2011.

Performance and Identity - The Music of Lady Gaga [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 10:10am
Richard Gray, Ph.D. / Carson-Newman College

Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is a American pop musician who has taken the world music scene by storm. Her debut album, The Fame, reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The album later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations. In early 2009, Lady Gaga began her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour.

[UPDATE] The Chivalric Knight in Literature - RMMLA Panel (Oct 6-8, 2011) Deadline June 24th

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 9:59am
Richard Mace/RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

"The Chivalric Knight in Literature", a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, which will take place October 6-8, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ, is looking for papers that deal with any aspect of the presentation of chivalric knights in literature, focusing on works from the Medieval and Early Modern Periods.
Please forward 250-350 word proposals, including title, professional affiliation, address (especially e-mail), and phone number by June 24, 2011 to the following email address: RMace-RMMLA@hotmail.com. Hard copies of submissions may also be sent to Richard Mace, English Department, Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

The Changing Face of Terror and Terrorism in South Asian Narratives

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 9:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The Changing Face of Terror and Terrorism in South Asian Narratives

The panel invites papers exploring the changing concept of terrorism and terrorist activities in cultural narratives from the South Asian context. Do we notice an ethics of terror and resistance emerge, or have the cultural and visual media initiated a divergent tactics and a loose commentary which confuse the line between the disciplinary apparatus and the terrorist? Is this changing concept of terror and its perpetuation a symptom of a greater ill or is it an end in itself? Send abstracts within 150 words to: de.aparajita@gmail.com

Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:21am
Journal "Textes et contextes"

The 7th issue of e‐journal Textes et contextes (EA 4182, Research centre Interlangues, TIL, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France) will be devoted to the literatures of the early 20th and 21st centuries in their links with their preceding centuries, in a project questioning aesthetics, genre issues and literary history. We invite contributions on the formal, genre and ethical filial links between the two eras, questioning those "débuts de siècle" (see Terence McCarthy, ed., Les Débuts de siècles, published in Dijon in 2000) in the wake of many literary or historical studies on "fins de siècle" (J. R. Aymes and S. Salaün, eds., Les Fins de siècles en Espagne, 2003).

The Winter's Tale symposium -- 12 November 2011

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:19am
University of Liverpool. UK

This one-day Symposium is a part of the larger month-long Liverpool Winter's Tale Festival (www.liv.ac.uk/the-winters-tale) celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. It aims to enhance our understanding of this complex play, and papers presented at the symposium may focus on the text at the moment of production, its relationship with its predecessors and contemporaries, both within Shakespeare's own writing and beyond, its transmission through editorial processes, as well as its interpretation through contemporary performances and re-readings.

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