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[UPDATE] Open Topic: William Dean Howells Panel at the ALA, May 24-27, 2011

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Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 3:56pm
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The William Dean Howells Society
contact email: 

The William Dean Howells Society is sponsoring two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association conference, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Boston. For one of the panels, we are interested in papers that touch upon any topic in Howells's work. We are especially keen to hear about new directions in Howells scholarship and/or texts that often get overlooked.

Please send your brief (1-2 page) abstract and a current CV as a Word attachment to Lance Rubin at lance.rubin@arapahoe.edu by October 1, 2011. Inquiries welcome!

[UPDATE] Teaching William Dean Howells (American Literature Association, Boston, MA: May 24-27, 2011)

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Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 3:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
The William Dean Howells Society
contact email: 

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for a panel at the 2011 ALA in Boston that deal with any and all issues related to teaching Howells in the classroom. What has succeeded? What obstacles do you face? We are especially interested in presentations that offer insights into teaching Howells to undergraduate students and/or with such mega-anthologies as the Heath and Norton. Also important are presentations exploring the use of the vast resources of the media and the Internet.

Please submit your 200-250 word abstract and a current CV (or any inquiries) to Lance Rubin at lance.rubin@arapahoe.edu by October 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: Oct 31, 2010)

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Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 12:36pm
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EJES: The European Journal of English Studies

This special issue of EJES (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13825577.asp) addresses the dislocation of bodies (human and non-human), concepts, cultures, and goods across borders of various kinds not just in relation to notions of mobility, but with special attention to their interaction with their surrounding environments.

cfp: "Risk" (11/1/2010, 3/31/11-4/2/11) at CEA 2011

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 1:42pm
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College English Association-New York College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

cfp: Literature and Law//Literature and Criminal Justice (11/1/2010, 3/31/11-4/2/11) at CEA 2011

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 1:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-New York College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

cfp Special Topics: Anatomy of Violence in Literature (11/1/2010, 3/31/11-4/2/11) at CEA 2011

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-New York College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

cfp: Special Topics: Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer (11/1/2010, 3/31/11-4/2/11) at CEA 2011

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 11:44am
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-New York College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

[UPDATE] Women Reading/Writing the (King James) Bible (9/30)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:10am
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John Acker, Ohio State English Department
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The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

Women's Studies Area of PCA/ACA cfp 12/15/10

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Popular and American Culture Association
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As Area Chair for the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's
"Women's Studies" area, I invite abstracts for the Spring 2011 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in San Antonio, TX April 20-23, 2011.

To find additional information about the association and conference, visit http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Please send 250 word abstracts to me by 12--15--10 via e-mail: lscoleman@eiu.edu

Performing Knowledge (deadline 9/30/10; NEMLA April 7-10, 2011)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 2:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Savarese, Rutgers University

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. For more information, see below.

Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu, by 9/30/10.

NeMLA 2011: New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011.

Theorizing Dickens. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:56pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

Theorizing the Victorian Novel

This session will explore the ways in which literary theory can be helpful in illuminating Victorian novels and those accompanying social contexts and issues that we find in the Victorian age. How might Victorian novels in turn be helpful in illuminating different schools of theory? 250 words abstract by Sept. 30, 2010. Send to Robert Lougy, Penn State University, RXL1@psu.edu.

UPDATE: Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)
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Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Abstracts for Iconoclasm due September 10, 2010

"Iconoclasm", featuring keynote addresses by Carol Mavor (Manchester) and Michael Taussig (Columbia), will take place at the University of Toronto, March 17-19, 2011.

We accept abstracts of no more than 250 words for talks of 20 minutes on a range of topics related to the breaking and making of images.
For full CFP and FAQs please visit Iconoclasm Website

CFP Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

updated: 
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)
contact email: 

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

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