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MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JUNE 20TH

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:01pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section

We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott from November 3-6, 2011. The 2011 informal convention theme is "Play...No, Seriously."

The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012. Call for papers – Approaches to Adventure in the Late 19th Century

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
Rebekah Greene/University of Rhode Island

This panel examines the burgeoning interest in adventure during the years 1880-1901. Joseph A. Kestner in his recent _Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915_ has suggested that adventure texts are filled with 'codes' such as 'rescue, heroism, survival, courage, duty, isolation, voyaging' for audiences to 'live up to' (1). Papers that scrutinize late Victorian literary treatments of these codes, in addition to tropes such as travel, sailing, mountain climbing, and camping are warmly welcomed.

Mother/Nature Conference - March 16-18, 2012 - Hattiesburg, MS

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:43am
University of Southern Mississippi English Graduate Organization

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

We live in a time of crisis in our homes and in our natural environment. From hurricanes to oil spills, we are linked to each other through the loss and degradation of regional and national habitats. Our selfhoods and the place we make for ourselves in the world are ultimately rooted in both our biological and ecological families.