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Emerson Society Awards 2011

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 1:51pm
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Emerson Society
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Emerson Society Awards 2011
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Journal

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:08pm
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Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is now accepting submissions.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction with race, class, place and nationality. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies publishes two regular issues a year, in addition to a specially-themed summer issue, and accepts submissions year-round.

Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 11:18am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The historical novel has had a very interesting history itself. During the 19th century the historical novels of Scott, Hugo, Thackeray, Dickens, Tolstoy and a host of other writers enjoyed both popular success and critical admiration. Success has never really died out, but admiration has been another matter. During the 20th century, historical fiction began to be disparaged by critics who looked down on the genre and its elements of romance, adventure and swashbuckling. This disparagement reached such a pitch that Robert Graves, author of I, Claudius and Claudius the God, felt compelled to say that he only wrote these novels because of pressing financial needs.

The Art of Villainy: Machiavelli and the Creation of the Fictional Villain

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 11:15am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Few political writers have had as much of an influence on literature as Niccolò Machiavelli. The Florentine and his ideas have inspired so many works throughout the years that one wonders if they should constitute their own separate genre. Although his presence is most keenly felt in early modern drama, whenever writers create a calculating villain or a speech on amoral politics, Machiavelli always seems to be standing over their shoulders.

"Peace Matters at CEA" March 31-April 2, 2011

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:30pm
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College English Association

"Peace Matters" at CEA

For over twelve years, CEA members concerned with promoting peace through teaching and learning have gathered to share the results of our research and reflection. This year, we are please to ponder how the "wheel of fortune" influences peace. Papers and panels may deal with the fortunes (and misfortunes) of war and peace, the price--and rewards--of peace, and related topics. We invite anyone interested to explore with us the belief that "there is no way to peace; peace is the way."

Submissions: August 15-November 1, 2010.

Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

CFP: Submissions for a Book collection on Pacific Island Women (deadline 12/17/2010)

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:05am
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Helen Thompson, University of Guam
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Call for Papers for an edited book collection on Pacific Island women. The collection will span women's experiences in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and contributors should submit a full-length text or 500 word abstract and a CV to drhelent@gmail.com by Friday December 17. Contributions can be academic papers, research studies, non-fiction essays, personal essays, fiction, poetry, or drama. Any kind of text in any discipline that reflects upon the experience of women in the Pacific will be considered. Proposals should be new and unpublished. Topics may include but are not limited
• Status of women in a Pacific island nation or territory

Genealogies: Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 1:01pm
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Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender
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The Executive Committee of the Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 3-5, 2011. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history. Papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

[UPDATE] "Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, NJ: Abstracts by 30 Sept.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:28pm
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about? While ecocriticism has become an increasingly popular field of inquiry, its positionality remains an issue for negotiation. From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which continues to influence mass eco-activisms, to the anti-GMO groups that shape discussions of bioethics, ecocriticism remains in dialogue with practical approaches in what Lawrence Buell has termed a "spirit of commitment to environmentalist praxis" (The Environmental Imagination, 1995). Moreover, current ecocritical scholarship underscores a general distrust of the romanticizing rhetoric of early ecocriticism.

Seeking Replacement Panelist for "Women's Voices in Poetry" at the Rocky Mountain MLA Conference on 10/14/2010

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 7:45pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference

I'm currently seeking a replacement presenter for a panel called "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Albuquerque. The panel is scheduled for 10/14/2010. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

More information about the conference can be found here:

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

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