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Our Sea of Islands 1: Aquatic Spaces: Deadline June 1, 2011 (NCS, Portland, Oregon, Portland, July 23-26, 2012)

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:17am
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The New Chaucer Society

The main title of these two related session refers to the influential twentieth-century ideas of Epeli Hau-ofa, who reimagined the Pacific in terms of plentitude, networks, and routes. For the first panel, proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minute papers that use recent theoretical ideas about aquatic spaces to examine late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What does Britain, Europe, and the world look like from the sea? What shapes did medieval oceanic or inland water routes, vectors, and forces take? How did writers imagine (trans)maritime networks of exchange? What texts or topoi acted as agents of archipelagic and regional integration? What aquatic discourse were familiar to medieval writers, including Chaucer?

Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities/7.28.2011-7.30.2011

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:04am
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Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
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Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

"Modernism and the Nineteenth-Century" MSA October 6-9, Buffalo, NY Abstract due April 10

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:44am
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Modernist Studies Association
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In keeping with the theme of "Structures of Innovation," this panel seeks papers that demonstrate an innovation on rather than a rupture from tradition, and question the so-called radical break from nineteenth-century standards for form, content, and the place of poetry or fiction in society. This panel welcomes submissions that demonstrate concrete connections between modernist American or British texts and the nineteenth-century through formal, political, and cultural modes of inquiry.

Modernism and the Nineteenth-Century

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
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In keeping with the theme of "Structures of Innovation," this panel seeks papers that demonstrate an innovation on rather than a rupture from tradition, and question the so-called radical break from nineteenth-century standards for form, content, and the place of poetry or fiction in society. This panel welcomes submissions that demonstrate concrete connections between modernist American or British texts and the nineteenth-century through formal, political, and cultural modes of inquiry.

Please include a brief bio note with your abstract.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Lifewriting Annual, Vol. 4, to June 1, 2011

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:48am
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Lifewriting Annual
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Lifewriting Annual seeks critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all forms: biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, graphic "novels" and new media. We look especially for articles describing and assessing scholarly resources for biographical writing, such as manuscript collections and letters. For the "Crossings" section, hybrid essays combining one or more lifewriting genres with another genre are welcome. We publish reviews of recently published biographies, autobiographies, and other works of lifewriting, but do not publish reviews of critical works on lifewriting. Submissions may treat works in any language or period but must be written in English.

New Deadline: June 1, 2011

[UPDATE] Jewish American Writers (PAMLA) (4/18/11; 11/5-6/11)

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:46am
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Jaime Cleland
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Jewish American Writers

Deadline Extended

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

This panel will explore the tradition of Jewish American literature. Proposals are welcomed on subjects historical or contemporary, serious or comic, highbrow or lowbrow, any genre.

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 40-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2011/session-topics by April 18, 2011.

Send inquiries to Jaime Cleland at jaime.cleland@gmail.com.

SAMLA 2011 Convention Panel: Making Poetry Happen: History and the Non-Western Imagination

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:15am
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Derrilyn E. Morrison (MaconState College)

This panel examines the role of memory and imagination in the construction of identity and nationhood in contemporary poetry of the diaspora. It welcomes papers that go beyond a traditional historicist approach to reading poetic texts, and re-think what it means to read the text against the grain of history. Proposals may address any relevant topic and should be addressed to a wide audience. Themes may include but are not limited to:

The role of the poetic body
Text, subtext and context
Poetry as a culture of resistance
Cultural shifts created by migration/immigration
Performance poetry
Language and identity politics
Neglected poetry performances

Hospitality & Society: Call for Papers

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:00am
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Paul Lynch, Co-Editor of Hospitality & Society, an Intellect Journal

Hospitality & Society Journal: Call for Papers
Hospitality & Society is a new international multidisciplinary social sciences journal that focuses upon academic perspectives on hospitality and addresses all aspects of hospitality and its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures.
Aims and scope
- To consider issues associated with hospitality leading to its advancement and understanding, including developing new approaches to the study of hospitality.
- To serve as a multidisciplinary forum encouraging interdisciplinarity with contributors coming from a wide variety of disciplinary bases.

UPDATE: HAIKU AESTHETICS; Anthology

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:36am
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Anthology Editor

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at editorial.2008@indiatimes.com.

DEADLINE for ABSTRACTS: 31 MAY 2011.
DEADLINE for FULL PAPER: 31 JULY 2011.

Religion and Popular Culture

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 2:35am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

Call For Papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA., November 3-5, 2011. The deadline for proposals is June 15th, 2011. http://www.mapaca.net/confer/conferHome.html

The Religion and Popular Culture area of the conference seeks presentations on the following topics:

MSA 13 (Oct. 6-9, 2011)--Proposed Panel on Empathy and Modernism

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Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 11:31pm
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Meghan Marie Hammond / New York University
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We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on empathy and modernism for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association conference in Buffalo. Please send 250-word abstracts for papers exploring problems of "thinking with" or "feeling with" others in modernism, along with a short cv, to mmh340@nyu.edu by Monday, April 11. We welcome papers on any modernist topic, but especially those treating the visual arts. Please note if you are not already a member of the MSA you will have to join for the 2011-2012 membership year (starting July 1, 2011) in order to participate.

MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 (Submissions Due 6/15/11)

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Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 7:49pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Travel and Tourism Studies continues to gain popularity as an academic field, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- material culture and tourism
- writing travel
- spatial relations and tourism
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

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