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"Women and Work" - Special Session, PAMLA - submissions due March 30, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Women and Work in Literature:

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

We welcome submissions in U.S. and British literature, though we will consider submission from other traditions.

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:22pm
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Law and Order : 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 4:45pm
Nineteenth-Century French Studies

The 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium hopes to foster a discussion of laws and order as represented in French literature and culture of the long century: how they were established, supported, questioned, and overthrown; how the ideological grounds upon which they were constructed were solidified or destabilized; and how authors, characters, themes or formal elements reflect varying degrees of respect for established sets of rules.

The colloquium will take place October 27-29, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The poetics and politics of magic realism today and in the past

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 10:07am
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

On the contemporary literary map, the reign of magic realism is indisputable. Influencing authors from such diverse places as India and the Caribbean, magic realism has always been seen as an aesthetic poetic element as well as a political one.
Our guest of honor is Pauline Melville, an Anglo-Guyanese novelist, poet and actress, winner of the Whitbread First Novel award, Guardian Fiction Prize, Commonwealth Writers Prize and Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Comic and violence: "Doppelgänger" // doubles

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:48am
Christian Hoffstadt

Comic and Violence: Doppelgänger
The forthcoming volume of the book series "Comic and Violence" will be dedicated to the subject of doubles and "doppelgänger" as appearing in literary fiction, movies, art, and psychoanalytic studies. The links between comical effects and aspects of violence will be examined on the base of the motif of the double. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of this relationship between comic, humor, and violence in a broader sense (from bodily violence to symbolical violence).

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing - PAMLA 11/5&11/6 - Deadline to submit 3/20

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:50am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.