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Impersonality beyond "Tradition" (MSA, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 9:44pm
Claire Laville/Modernist Studies Association

Impersonality is usually linked to "Tradition and the Individual Talent," in which T.S. Eliot famously declares, "The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." For this panel, I am seeking papers that dislodge the impersonal from Eliot's vision of a cohesive European canon. This may mean sidestepping Eliot and his legacy entirely or reconsidering its premises. Where can modernists find an account of the "process of depersonalization"? Could it be narrated in the first person? Does the impersonal have a history? a future?

(UPDATE) Film Area

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 4:00pm
2011 SWTX PCA/ACA Annual Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 24, 2010

Proposals are being reviewed for 20-minute presentations on contemporary and classic film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies.

The 2011 SWTX PCA/ACA conference will be held jointly with the National PCA/ACA from April 20 - 23 in San Antonio, Texas.

Submit a proposal with:
100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
current curriculum vitae;
working bibliography for your paper;
contact information: name, address, and email.

Submit to:
Richard Crew
Film (General) Area Chair
Dick.crew@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association, May 26-29 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 2:11pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will host two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2011

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 1:18pm
UMass Dartmouth

Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

The journal can be found at http://www.umassd.edu/jfs

Why a new journal? Why now?

Ethnic and African American Writers, Readers, and the Literary Marketplace (ALA panel; abstract due 1/14/11)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:45pm
American Literature Association, panel organized by Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society (RSS) is organizing a panel at the ALA in Boston focused on the reception of literature by ethnic American or African American writers. The American Literature Association Conference will be held on May 26-29, 2011, in Boston, MA. See ALA site for more conference details: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/american_literature_asso...

The Reception Studies Society is seeking papers focused on any of the following issues:

Disability and Native American/Indigenous Studies, Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies, 3/15/11

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:36am
Penelope Kelsey, University of Colorado

In Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-1950, a Nisga'a elder implores the historian Mary Ellen Kelm: "When we talk about the poor health of our people, remember it all began with the white man" (xv). This special issue of JLCDS invites scholars to consider two interrelated phenomena: on the one hand, colonialism has produced indigenous disability and illness—through the depletion of traditional sources of food and medicine, enforced containment in boarding schools and substandard reservation housing, trauma, poverty and so on. On the other hand, colonial discourse also pathologizes Native people—construing them as genetically prone to certain illnesses, for instance.

Call for papers for special issue of the journal 'Shakespeare' (deadline: 15 October 2011)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 6:28am
Dr Siobhan Keenan / De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

On 20 March 1961 it was announced that the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon would become known as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and its company as the Royal Shakespeare Company. 2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of this important moment in the history of the RSC and their main Stratford theatre. To mark this occasion the journal 'Shakespeare' is planning a special issue dedicated to the RSC and its 50-year history, for which it invites papers (10,000 words maximum).