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RMMLA 2011: Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2011

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

Plutarch in the Renaissance October 2011

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:49pm
Julia Griffin

Session CFP for the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, October 2011 in Fort Worth, TX
Plutarch in the Renaissance

Deadline extended--Negotiations and Confession

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:34pm
Rocky Mountain MLA, Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011

This special session invites proposals for papers on the confessional mode in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, and court proceedings. We define confession in its broadest sense:
• Confession and the law
• Religious confession
• Confession as an assertion of belief
• Confession as either a construction or presentation of identity, i.e., Rousseau's Confessions
• The performativity of confession
• Confession as Self-advocacy

Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:30pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

Shakespeare and Related Topics

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 4:25pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

A call to all enthusiasts of the bard to consider submitting a paper to the session "Shakespeare and Related Topics" for the Fall 2011 Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), taking place November 5-6 2011 at Scripps College in sunny Claremont California.

The provisional session theme is "Shakespeare and the Senses," and papers are especially welcome that explore the role of one or more of the five senses either as themes in the plays and poetry or as features in dramatic performance. However, as the official session title suggests, any and all papers on Shakespeare or related topics are heartily welcome.

The Sound of Silence

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Call For Articles : RRCA n°3: "Post-racial" America?

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:26pm
RRCA Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine / on-line journal of American Studies

The historic election of Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States of America has been frequently presented, domestically and abroad, as the paradigmatic illustration of the integration of Blacks in the US. Obama's victory in trompe-l'oeil was immediately welcomed as a symbol of a "post-racial" America. However what is this post-racial America? What is this "post-racial" thought that put the notion of race back into the center of political and academic debates in the US and abroad? Does it describe a real change in American society? What effects can it have on American public policies like affirmative action? Does it question the relevance of the idea of race while replacing it with that of equal opportunities?

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:06pm
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

Close Playing: Literary Methods and Videogame Studies (MLA 2012, Seattle)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:52pm
Mark Sample

A roundtable discussion of specific approaches and close playings that explore the methodological contribution of literary studies toward videogame studies. 300-word abstract and 1-page bio to Mark Sample (samplereality@gmail.com) by March 15.

All participants must be MLA members by April 7. Also note that this is a proposed special session; the MLA Program Committee will have the final say on the roundtable's acceptance.

CfM: Medieval and Medievalist Scholarship

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 1:06pm
Witan Publishing

Witan Publishing welcomes submissions of scholarly work addressing medieval studies and medievalism. Because Witan produces high-quality double-blind peer-reviewed scholarship in e-publishing formats only, we are not bound by print market prices; therefore Witan especially welcomes conference proceedings, Festschrifts, and other edited collections. Although Witan will consider manuscripts of any length, we are particularly interested in monographs between 40-200 pages that are too long for journal articles, yet too short for print books.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and the Material World (March 2, 2011)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:33pm
Early English Studies Journal

Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.

[UPDATE] Representing Digital Culture: MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:31pm
Modern Language Assoication (special session)

How has contemporary literature represented and responded to recent advances in information technology, mobile communication, social networking, and digital media? A variety of approaches are welcome, but the scope of the final paper must be appropriate for a 15-20 minute conference presentation. Email paper proposal (~300 words) and brief bio by 7 March 2011 to Mark Bresnan (bresnan@stolaf.edu).

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