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2011 MAP/ACA Conference - War Area

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 2:37pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
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2011 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Area

Call for Papers


Thursday, November 3 -- Saturday, November 5, 2011
Radisson Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Memory, Modernism and the Country Estate

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:53pm
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Joanna Scutts/Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9
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We invite submissions for a proposed panel that will examine how modernist writers across a range of geographical locations contain, transmit, and transform personal and national memories within the structure of the country estate (broadly defined).

Write Now! 1 Day Creative Writing Conference, 3rd June Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:22am
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Bryony Stocker

Creative Writing, Journalism and English postgraduates and scholars are invited to explore creative writing in the broadest possible terms considering genre, technique, language, historical development, impact and performance.

This conference aims to allow postgraduates and scholars to share their research and creative output but also to foster a community of writers and researchers interested in the many facets of creative writing.

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (proposals due by May 15, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:38am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) - Special Session at the 2011 SAMLA Convention, 11/4-6)
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The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation

"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power"
(Gary Snyder, "The Place, the Region, and the Commons").

"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival"
(Wendell Berry, "The Regional Motive").

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:32am
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Evan Kindley/Modernist Studies Association
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This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

"Shakespeare and the Great War" - special issue of "Shakespeare" (BSA)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:20am
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Dr Monika Smialkowska, Northumbria University

Call for Papers: "Shakespeare and the Great War"

Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Shakespeare and the Great War". It is to be published in 2014, coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Articles of up to 6,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following issues:

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:53pm
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International Comic Arts Forum
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The 15th Anniversary International Comic Arts Forum: ICAF 2011

September 29-October 1, 2011

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its fifteenth anniversary meeting, to be held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, from Thursday, September 29, through Saturday, October 1, 2011.

The EXTENDED deadline to submit proposals is March 25, 2011. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

International Online Gender Studies Call for Participation

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:57pm
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Gender Studies Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is currently seeking international partners from universities abroad interested in designing and implementing international online learning environments for gender studies courses, particularly for an Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies course. We are interested in offering a course that would allow students to interact with their peers around the world by enrolling students from different universities in the same online gender studies course to facilitate internationalization of the campus and community and build cross-cultural perspectives and collaboration.

Go Ahead and Laugh, You Know You Want to!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:39pm
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Anna W Mulamba
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It was another, normal, winter day in the streets of Zaire. My mother was pregnant with me and my father wasn't exactly a millionaire. In addition to that, the streets were filled with soldiers and rebel groups firing one another with shot after shot. In that instant my mom turned to my dad and told him it was time, "The baby is coming," she said. My parents hopped in the car and sped down the street with torpedoing bullets and wounded people lying in their path. At that time my mom was weeping at the idea of me being born in such a situation. Finally they reached the hospital and I was born Anna Wadimanya Mulamba on December 5th 1991 in Kinshasa, Congo.

Go Ahead and Laugh, You Know You Want to!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:38pm
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Anna W Mulamba
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This is a story that simply describes how laughing through pain gives you a much happier life than simply wallowing in it. From the day I was born to when I began college I was always criticized for my "goofy" nature, but eventually it started rubbing off on my family and it helped us as a family survive through all kinds of horrific events. As cliche as this may sound, to me, laughter truly is the best medicine.

History and American Women Writers

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:21pm
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PAMLA
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History in the Hands of American Women Writers,
panel organized by Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers for
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association 109th Annual Conference, Nov. 5-6, 2011, Scripps College, Claremont, CALIFORNIA

[UPDATE] Modernism and Jewishness, Modernist Studies Association,Oct. 6-9, 2011, University at Buffalo

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:11pm
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Beth C. Rosenberg
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Jews and Jewishness in literature and other cultural texts (for example, political documents, polemical publications, medical research, and popular journalism) during the modernist period. Papers for the panel should present innovative pairings between literary and cultural texts, challenging the way Jews and Jewishness in modern literature have traditionally been viewed. They may concern, but are not limited to, the following topics: constructions of Jewishness, stereotype, images and sources, Biblical readings, the relation between Yiddish modernism and Anglo-modernism, Jewishness and the post-colonial, immigration, and anti-Semitism.

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