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The Films of Kathryn Bigelow, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:33pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 3:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects:

Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Heroes in Rober Cormier's Novel "Heroes" Deadline: June 1st

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 2:11pm
Eduardo Morones/ Moreno Valley High AP Literature Class

Robert Cormier, author of various renowned young adult novels, began writing at the ripe age of twelve. As Cormier began to age and mature, he slowly established a reputation as a brilliant and uncompromising writer. His masterful use of flashback and gothic realism has led him to become one of the most popular novel writers of the 20th century. One of his last novels, Heroes, revolves around the idea of heroism. Some scholars believe a hero is defined by his actions, while others believe it is a person's intentions which make them a hero. What is more important in a person's life - his or her good deeds or bad ones?

Conference on Shakespeare's 'Winter's Tale' - December 3-4, 2010

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 1:35pm
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Centre de recherches Anglophones (CREA)

The Centre de Recherches Anglophones (CREA) of the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, with the support of SEAA 17-18 and the French Shakespeare Society, will hold an international conference on Shakespeare's 'Winter's Tale' on December 3-4, 2010 in Nanterre (France).

We welcome paper proposals dealing with: text and contexts; form and performance; interpretive challenges.

Proposals (20-30 lines long, in English or French) should be sent to the organisers by July 10: anny.crunelle@u-paris10.fr and yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr

The papers will be published by the university press early 2011.

Victorian Sensation Fiction at the <em>Fin de Siecle</em>

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 4:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. We will ask: How did the genre anticipate and respond to late 19th century Parliamentary activity? In what ways did sensation fiction challenge or reflect evolving ideas about gender and identity? Panelists will interrogate sensation fiction's relationship to art and aestheticism movements, advances in technologies including "iron horses," commercial culture, and Modernity's historical and political events, including Britain's empire project. We will discuss the ways in which sensation fiction seeded later literary movements such as the "New Woman" novels.

2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 12:58pm
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Association (BWWA)

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year's conference is "Curiosities." We encourage submissions that consider how the concept of curiosity—in its dual meaning of intellectual pursuit and particular material objects—influenced the lives and work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, and continues to drive our scholarship today.

Ethics and Discourse in Historical Perspective: Practice & Theory

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 11:44am
EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)

International Interdisciplinary Conference
15-16 April 2011
« Ethics and Discourse in Historical Perspective: Practice & Theory »

Organized by EMMA in collaboration with CRISES and DIPRALANG (Montpellier III, France)
With the support of the French Society of English Stylistics
and the French University Institute

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian [Update]

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 11:33am
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

Seeking two proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need the essays to round the manuscript out.

Here are some potential topics, but I am open to good ideas not on the list:

Conan after de Camp and Carter
The Conan industry
Feminist approaches to Conan
Appropriation of Conan in rock/heavy metal
Conan the television show
Masculinity/Male studies and barbarism

Essays should be in the 8000-10000 word range. An agreed-upon style manual will be send to all contributors.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 10:44am
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce's multilingualism. What are the aesthetic and political implications of crossing language boundaries, narrating through multilingual puns and polyglot pastiche in Joyce's works? Suitable topics include the author's complicated relation with Irish, the challenge of translating Joyce's multilingual texts, the relationship between Joyce's multilingualism and cosmopolitanism, and comparisons between Joyce and other writers.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The NeMLA conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will take place on April 7-10, 2011.

2010

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 12:25am
khodaverdi Alizadeh

ELT - EFL -ESL I need to be informed of all calls for paper in the field of EFL and ESL. also i would like to be informed of the new teaching methods used in developed countries to teach English. i would rather to know about the conferences' full papers and recieve them by email.

[UPDATE] The Terrors of Renaissance Drama, M/MLA (6/25/10;11/4-7/2010)

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 9:29pm
Hillary Nunn

Scholars have long been interested in the effects of physical violence in non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama. This Midwest Modern Language Association panel hopes to expand such approaches to consider how the era's plays depict – and inflict – terror in less explicitly physical ways. How do social rifts, economic practices, and language gaps create terror? How do staged renditions of crime pamphlets and folktales exploit audience fears? How do social and psychological dimensions of violence complicate or complement bloodshed? How do plays involve (and implicate) audience members in their terrifying moments, and for what purpose?

Writing Into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 3:58pm
Brian Ray & Mercer Bufer, English Graduate Student Association, UNCG

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar
Saturday, September 25 2010

For its fifth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build a community of graduate scholars. Our conference provides forums for ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, the Writing into the Profession conference brings graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices, research methods, and the field of English Studies.

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