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Call for Submissions: Writing Our Environment

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:34pm
The IOWA ENGLISH BULLETIN (journal of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English)

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Call for Submissions
Iowa English Bulletin, Issue #45: Writing Our Environment

Matthew Dickerson (2006) explores The Environmental Vision [in the literature] of J.R.R. Tolkien. M. Jimmie Killingsworth (2005) suggests how the professional communication field may invoke environment and ecology to reconsider conventional research methods. Hothem et al. (2009) describe an ecocomposition pedagogy that helps students recognize contextual influences when writing. Terry Gifford (2008) reviews how ecocriticism augments creative writing workshops.

African American Literature 2010 RMMLA

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 8:30pm
RMMLA

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites submissions for abstracts or papers for African American Literature session at this year's RMMLA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The African American session will consider papers or panels on any aspects of African American life and letters. Proposals should be sent electronically to Stephen Macauley, Program Coordinator (nat_macauley@yahoo.com).

Deadline for submission is March 13; notification of acceptance by March 15.

Please note that, while non-RMMLA papers may submit proposals, all presenters must be members of RMMLA by April 1, 2010.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 5:48pm
Vitalpoetics

Vitalpoetics is now seeking submissions for Vol.3 No.1, 2010. Now in its third year, Vitalpoetics is an international journal of literary theory and new writing. We promote key ideas in the field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to cultural and political contexts. We seek to publish the best writing by emerging and established writers. As of this year we are accepting:

* Essays (3000-5000 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 pages)
* Prose (up to 2000 words)
* Original translations in any of these categories

MLA CFP--Reproductions: Eugenics & Genetics

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:48pm
Rebecca Garden

Modern Language Association annual meeting
Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011
Literature and Science Division

Reproductions: Eugenics and Genetics

Literary engagements with eugenic and genetic theories and practices. How do literary texts reproduce or rewrite scientific discourses of disability, deafness, immigration and ethnicity, disease, breeding? 250-word abstracts to gardenr@upstate.edu by 5 Mar. 2010.

All participants in convention sessions must be MLA members by 7 April 2010.

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:37pm
Michelle Brown

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.

Abstracts to Michelle Brown (MLBrown10@gmail.com) by 15 Mar. 2010.

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:50pm
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentation is "Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s." Scholarly research on presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including, but not limited to the following:

The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
Modernism in Literature, Art and Music
Post WWI thought
Expatriate Artists
Literature and the War
The Anti-War Novel and short story
Surrealism

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability" October 7 – 10, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:32pm
Association for Integrative Studies

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability"
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference
Hosted by San Diego State University's
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,
School of Public Affairs
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Center for Regional Sustainability
and
The Ethics Center for Science and Technology (SDSU, UCSD, USD)

October 7 – 10, 2010
Kona Kai Spa and Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3102

Collection: Vexed Encounters with 19th-century Fiction

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:59pm
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, "are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life." Nineteenth-century novels shouldered that didactic mission with particular force and authority. To what extent do they still exert that authority over us today?

CFP: Angles 2: Another Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Cultural History

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:14pm
Birkbeck, University of London

ANGLES 2: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY
Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 19 June 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

Following the success of the first Angles conference in 2009, we are returning in 2010 with another one-day event and the launch of an online network for research students working in the field of cultural history.

Texts and Places - Oct 9-10, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:00pm
Center for Urban and Global Studies, Trinity College

As part of the growing field of the history of media, this workshop will explore how the production and reception of the written word shapes and is shaped by particular places and their inhabitants.

The workshop will create intellectually coherent panels and discussion groups so that scholars from different fields can engage productively around a central theme or question. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers so that each session can be devoted to an informed discussion of the subject.

Speakers and discussants will include Lisa Gitelman (NYU), Robert Gross (Univ. of Connecticut), John Kelly (Univ. of Chicago), Jonathan Rose (Drew Univ.), and Barbara Sicherman (Trinity College).

Harold Pinter Society Panels

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 1:59pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chicago, IL). Especially welcome are papers exploring the representation of love relationships in absurdist and neo-absurdist drama and papers considering the relationship of Pinter's work to that of Beckett and the project of the "new theatre" more generally. Please send abstracts to Judith Roof at roof12@comcast.net by 31 March 2010.

The interface between politics and discursive practices (09/10/2010)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:33pm
Journal Culture, Language and Representation

Journal Culture, Language and Representation seeks contributions for volume 9 to be published in May 2011.
The issue will be devoted to:

The interface between politics and discursive practices.

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:00pm
Sophie Létourneau

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device? Please send abstracts addressing the prospective movement or the narrative conflict induced by a fortune teller in film, television or contemporary literature by MARCH 15.

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