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Inventors and Inventing in Young Adult/Children's Literature MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 8:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
contact email: 

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

This proposed panel will consist of three 20 min papers (8 pages double spaced) or four 15 minute (6 pages double spaced) papers. Successful abstracts will explore the ways in which representations of inventors, inventing and inventions both scientific and magical in YAL/children's fiction and non-fiction (including picture books and films) are depicted. Theoretical approaches and readings are encouraged and mere close readings of the texts in question are discouraged.

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS*) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is currently accepting proposals for the 5th annual AEGIS conference on April 2, 2011 in Carbondale, IL.

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed "Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

[UPDATE] Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th Int'l James Fenimore Cooper Conference, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta
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We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape. Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:

Literary and Artistic Collaborations

The Bread and Cheese Club

Painters of the Hudson River School

Cooper's Influence and Influences on Cooper

Literary Rivalries

Competing Representations of the Frontier

Responses to Indian Relocation

The Anti-Rent War

Populism and Democracy

We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address Cooper's work and his time.

Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation). Send proposals via e-mail to:

The Detection Club panel MLA Seattle 2012

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
M Lott
contact email: 

The Detection Club
Abstracts are being requested that focus on the Detection Club. Papers may examine the works of individual members, the Club's anthologies, or its influence on members' texts. 200-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2011; Monica Lott (mllott@uakron.edu).

Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty (special session): ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 3:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Borushko / 2011 International Conference on Romanticism
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CFP: "Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" (ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5, 2011)

This CFP aims to assemble a special session for submission to the 2011 International Conference on Romanticism, "Reinventing Romanticism," to be held in Montreal on November 3-5, 2011.

http://icr2011.wordpress.com

"Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" seeks to bring together papers that revisit and reimagine the relationship between Romantic literature and the sublime and the beautiful. Broadly conceived, this CFP means to include topics such as the following:

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/

For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 7:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

This panel seeks to explore the figure of the ghost child in children's and young adult literature. Trapped in a permanent state of childhood/adolescence, the ghost child, through its lack of body, does not physically mature, thereby experiencing a stasis that is both tragic and frightening; however, in many texts the ghost child undergoes some type of transformation that allows it to "grow up" in perhaps alternative ways. Papers might consider, but are not limited to, what the ghost child suggests about the following:

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