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Call for contributors [ UPDATE Due July 2011] African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:40pm
Beatrice Russell / California State University, Sacramento Department of Foreign Languages
  • Second Call for contributors (Due July 2011)
  • African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy
  • Full name/ Name of Institution
  • Beatrice Russell
  • Email:Beatrice.russell@csus.edu
  • Contributors are welcome for a Reference book that will be published by BrownWalker Press Publisher in 2011.
  • The book is tentatively titled : African – Americans and Language Literacy in the Global Context. Bridging the Foreign Language Gap.
  • The text will consist of approximately 50 entries, each entry will vary in length from 500-3000 words. The entire volume will be approximately
    180,000 words or 400 pages and will be illustrated.
  • RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Scottsdale, Arizona (Proposals 3/1/2011; Conference 10/6-8 2011)

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:51pm
    Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

    250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2009, and the conference dates are October 6-8, 2011.

    Please note that accepted presenters will need to be current in their RMMLA dues by 4/1/2011. Abstracts and CVs may be emailed as Word, RTF or PDF attachments to srogers@weber.edu or sent via regular mail to Scott Rogers, 1404 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 84408.

    For further information, see the conference website:

    [UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:13pm
    Craft Critique Culture

    What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

    This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."

    "Fantasy and the Mundane in 19th century Realism" March 20, 2011

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:06pm
    Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 109th Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011

    This special session will examine some of the ways in which everyday life is represented and negotiated through the intersections of fantasy and the mundane in 19th century realist novels. All papers that consider the fantasy, desire, and the mundane in 19th century realism are welcome. Please send a brief abstract and c.v. to swafford@bradley.edu by March 20, 2011.

    Kevin Swafford, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of English
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Bradley University

    Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 15 August 2011

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:51pm
    The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

    Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2011 issue of The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

    Articles should be no more than 5000 words in length, and should be emailed to the editor by 15 August 2011.

    Further information is available from the editor at Helen.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk or from The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society at http://www.townsendwarner.com

    Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
    Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

    UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
    http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
    If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.
    Also, please submit any A/V requests with your proposal to ensure that they can be met.

    Call for Papers: 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?

    UPDATE: Integrating Lit and Culture (MLA 2012 Jan 5-8, Seattle) abstracts by 15 Mar

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:03pm
    Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA and MLA

    Community College Humanities Association Panel at the 2012 MLA in Seattle.

    What Works? Integrating Literature and Culture

    Innovative strategies for integrating literary and cultural studies in English and Foreign Language lower division and continuing education courses. Roundtable. Stacey Donohue sdonohue@cocc.edu. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2011; George Louis Scheper (shepbklyn@aol.com) and Stacey Donohue (sdonohue@cocc.edu).

    Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 2:33pm
    Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

    Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 25, 2011

    "States of National Belonging"

    This special session welcomes submissions that deploy comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. This session is particularly intended for those papers that are not easily categorized within one specific ethnic subfield because the analysis attempts to read texts or artifacts across ethnicities in the service of a pan-ethnic American studies. Papers should interrogate questions that fall within the broad theme: "States of National Belonging."

    Journal of Screenwriting Final Call for Papers

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 1:58pm
    Journal of Screenwriting published by Intellect Press

    Journal of Screenwriting Final Call for Papers Volume 3. 1

    We invite researchers, educators and practitioners to contribute to Issue 3.1 of the Journal of Screenwriting, a newly established peer-reviewed journal which focuses on this important aspect of moving image pre-production and conceptualisation. Contributions are sought on the history, theory and practice of screenwriting and related topics, covering a wide range of practices from film and television to animation, new media and computer games.

    NWSA Pedagogy Panel: Teaching Feminism in the Core Humanities Curriculum

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 1:45pm
    Layne Craig/Erin Hurt

    2011 NWSA Conference (November 10-13 in Atlanta, GA)

    Abstracts Due February 11, 2011

    This session will contribute to the 2011 NWSA conference theme of "Women's Studies Without Walls" by gathering feminist and gender studies scholars who teach lower-division "core" humanities courses for a conversation about strategies for incorporating discussion of gender, sexuality, and feminist politics into those courses.

    [UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 1:28pm
    University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

    The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

    April 1-2, 2011

    ***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

    Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
    Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

    "The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order." —Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

    Sixth Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA (October 25-30, 2011)

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:45am
    The American Shakespeare Center

    In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center's Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate. Past conferences have included such notable scholars as Andrew Gurr, the "godfatASC actor and 2009 Blackfriars Conference presenter: James Keegan as Falstaff in 1H4.her" of the Blackfriars Playhouse, Tiffany Stern, Russ McDonald, Gary Taylor, Stephen Greenblatt, Roz Knutson, Tina Packer, and many more in five days full of activities.

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