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"Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond" - Abstract Deadline 3/15/10

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 7:51pm
2010 University of Texas at San Antonio English Graduate Symposium

2010 UTSA English Graduate Symposium

The 2010 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond."

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio

May 1, 2010 at University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker: Norma Alarcón

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010

How do you tame a wild tongue, train it to be quiet, how do you bridle and saddle it? How do you make it lie down?
- Gloria Anzaldúa

Simone de Beauvoir: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 5:02pm
Simone de Beauvoir Society

102 years have passed since her birth, 24 since her death, 61 since the publication of her masterpiece, The Second Sex, a work that changed forever the way in which the world looks at women. Yet Simone de Beauvoir, widely considered as the inspiration for modern feminism, still represents an essential reference for millions of women and men all over the world who have been influenced by both her theoretical and her narrative works and by the example of her own life.

UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 4:41pm
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010.

maternity and early modern romance narratives in English

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 2:53pm
Karen Bamford and Naomi J. Miller

Proposals are invited for an anthology of essays exploring the intersection of maternity and romance narratives in early modern England. We are particularly interested in romance narratives by women or non-canonical authors. Send 500 word abstracts with a short cv by April 1, 2010, to Karen Bamford (kbamford@mta.ca) and Naomi Miller (njmiller@smith.edu). Completed essays will be due Dec. 15, 2010.

CFP Realism's Mixed Modes, German Studies Association 2010, October 7-10, Oakland, California

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:34pm
Geoffrey Baker

CFP "Realism's Mixed Modes" German Studies Association 2010, Oakland, California

Realism's Mixed Modes

Eric Downing has pointed out, in his book _Double Exposures_, that realism continues to be viewed as a "heavily normed discourse or style, that purports to universal, transparent, natural, and ahistorical status, and the simultaneously and necessarily excludes or represses both self-consciousness and otherness. Katherine Kearns has also written that realism is "often charged with blindsiding social, political, and epistemological complexities, with throwing its considerable materialistic weight against all that would challenge or suborn the status quo."

[UPDATE]: Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:08pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals on any aspect of the author's life and work for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights.

Send abstract to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10@psu.edu by January 21, 2010. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

Further call for papers: Afterlives: Survival and Revival, 2-5 September 2010, Stellenbosch. Deadline 31 January 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 9:56am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Afterlives: Survival and Revival
SASMARS 2010, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2010
We are pleased to announce that the 20th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 2-5 September 2010.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexandra F. Johnston, Ph.D., FRSC, Past President of the Academy of the Royal Society of Canada.

Call for Papers to epiphany, a refereed international journal of literature and social sciences

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 9:55am
epiphany/International University of Sarajevo

epiphany
Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
International University of Sarajevo
ISSN 1840-3719

CALL FOR PAPERS

epiphany is a refereed online academic journal edited at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, devoted to publishing articles related to the fields of English Literature, Political Science, Psychology, and Visual Arts. Indexed in DOAJ, epiphany publishes bi-yearly authentic articles that promise to contribute to the study of these disciplines.

Rape in crime fiction March 26 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 9:42am
Dr. Berit Astrom, Dept. of Language Studies, Umea University, Sweden

Rape in Crime Fiction – Call for Papers

Katarina Gregersdotter and Berit Åström of Umeå University in Sweden and Tanya Horeck of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK invite contributions for a collection of essays, which will discuss and theorise the various roles that rape plays in contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone crime fiction.

Writings of Intimacy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, 10th - 12th Sept, 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 8:37am
Dept. of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Adam Phillips (UK)
Professor Leo Bersani (USA)

This conference seeks to explore the significance of intimacy in and for the writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Our most intimate relationships are those which can powerfully define and nurture us, hurt and grieve us. Yet intimacy is not necessarily confined to those we know well: it is possible between strangers. and is not always conditional upon a personal relationship existing between the subjects involved. There are, indeed, intimate ways of behaving towards others which involve acts of violence, such as torture and rape.

"Green Thoughts in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds"; EES Journal Submission Feb.15, 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 7:59am
Early English Studies Journal

Early English Studies Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of medieval or early modern green/environmental topics for the 2010 issue, "Green Thoughts in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds." We welcome articles between 20 and 30 pages (including notes) that interrogate ecological or environmental questions that arise in literary and historical texts approximately between the years 1400 and 1700.