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[UPDATE] Virginia Woolf: The Individual and the Group, PAMLA 2011 (deadline Mar 25)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:02pm
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Session organizer: Judith Paltin, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 

*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
Woolf's novels and essays often sustain a central tension between individuals' freedoms or agency and what they perceive groups to demand of them. For example, A Room of One's Own displays the tensions between intellectual freedom and the mind of the crowd, while Orlando wrestles in ambushes set up by means of unstable identity categories. This approved session looks for papers that discuss Woolf's concerns about the impact of group life on her characters, or that place her literary agonists in proximity to group-driven events and trends between the wars.

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts Conference, 5-7 July 2012, Kingsville, Texas

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Keynote Speaker:
Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University

Call for papers:
Because the Caribbean represents the confluence of peoples and cultures—from Europe, Africa, and the Americas—first through trade routes and colonization and then through the dispersion of its literature and culture in a contemporary diaspora back out to the larger world, it provides a paradigm for studying the processes and effects of globalization. A culturally and linguistically rich region of the world that includes English, French, Spanish, Dutch and native creoles, the Caribbean also provides a fascinating literature that is complicated by its history and location.

American Literature Before 1865 (standing panel) PAMLA, Claremont, CA, Feb 5&6, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 9:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on American Literature Before 1865 via PAMLA's online submission process by March 18, 2011. Contact Liam Corley (wccorley@csupomona.edu) with questions.

PAMLA's Online Submission Process In-Depth:

1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at: http://www.pamla.org/2011/session-topics

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland. 8-9 July, 2011.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:29am
full name / name of organization: 
University College Dublin

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland Conference

University College Dublin, July 8-9, 2011
Hosted by The Humanities Institute of Ireland

"Famous throughout the civilised world and the Irish Free State"
Murphy

"I have also decided to remind myself of my present state before embarking on my stories. I think this is a mistake."
Malone Dies

Generations. Themed Issue.

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 6:05am
full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 

Society is in the balance a significant generational flux. As the baby boomers face retirement—sandwiched between caring for their elderly parents and encouraging their adult children to leave the nest, Gen X, now at the helm with Gen Y biting at their heals close behind, is rapidly resisting its entry into middle-age. In the last American election, this generational transition played a key role in electing Barrack Obama, and in the rest of the world as Twitter Revolutions unfold, the significance of this demographic shift is yet to be fully understood.

PAMLA November 5-6: Special Session: Teaching Big Novels in Developmental Writing? Seriously (proposals 3/25/11)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This panel considers the role a challenging, lengthy (perhaps canonical) novel might play in the developmental, pre-collegiate writing course. Papers should address pedagogical praxis rather than re-hash perennial theoretical questions of literature's role in teaching composition. Proposals must be submitted electronically at the following address: http://www.pamla.org/2011. Queries only to the contact email in this post.

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Architecture
Art
Children
Class
Education
Fashion
Food
Gender
Leisure
Literature
Missionary presses
Music
Race
Topic of your choosing

Disgust and Victorian Culture, Special Session, MLA 2012

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 

This panel invites papers that explore the connections between disgust and Victorian culture, particularly the role of disgust in the affective fashioning of normative or transgressive identities. Functioning as a visceral reaction to filth or as moral abhorrence toward the socially unacceptable, disgust routinely functioned to distance the middle-classes from lower-class individuals, practices, and spaces. The Victorian subject is not only constituted through the repression of the low and the disgusting but is also transformed in the very act of encountering the abject.

THATCamp LAC - June 4-5, 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 8:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Cordell
contact email: 

THATCamp LAC will focus on digital humanities work in the Liberal Arts College environment as well as on issues surrounding technology and pedagogy. THATCamp LAC is looking for 75 faculty, staff, and undergraduates interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.

Where: St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
When: June 4-5, 2011
Who: 75 professors, librarians, technical specialists, and undergraduates interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts

Creative Writing Panel at PCAS/ACAS Conference, New Orleans, Oct. 6-8, 2011

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Popular Culture Association in the South and the American Culture Association in the South
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Call for Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) at PCAS/ACAS 2011

This year's conference will be held in New Orleans October 6-8.

This panel will be comprised of creative writing (poetry and fiction). Please submit either five poems or ten pages of fiction for possible inclusion on the panel. Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments to: jsadreor@kennesaw.edu

The following information should also accompany each submission:

Your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es), and phone number(s).

Submissions are due via e-mail by Friday, April 1.

(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and
 Sexual
 Diasporas
 May
 5‐7, 
2011


updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 2:01pm
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A
 Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign



 
(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and 
Sexual 
Diasporas


A 
Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign


May 
5‐7,
 2011


Keynote
 speaker:
 Eithne 
Luibhéid

Associate 
Professor,
 Gender
 &
Women's
 Studies, 

University 
of 
Arizona


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