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MLA 2012: Food and Literature Panel

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 11:38pm
Seth Rosenbaum, Harvard University

Food & Literature
How do we write about food and literature, from a methodological perspective? Might food be a unique, and as yet unopened, window into literary study? 500 word abstract & CV by 10 March 2011; Seth Rosenbaum (sarosenb@fas.harvard.edu).

[UPDATE] Women Writing the Natural World, deadline 3/15

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 9:52pm
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies / Summer 2011 Special Issue

This special issue of Nineteenth Century Gender Studies will explore the way in which nineteenth-century women wrote about the natural world. It is designed to cover writings on landscape and on plant and animal life. It aims to emphasize women's participation in scientific discussion of Darwinian ideas, and also in a broader range of scientific and aesthetic engagements with nature.

CCT's gnovis - call for papers, deadline Feb. 15

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 9:33pm
gnovis

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown's Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests in the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe explore the relationships among technology, culture, media, politics, and share their original research.

Spring 2011 Call for Papers

"Detroit, Global City: The Motor City in the World" 9/23-9/24, 2011

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 9:26pm
Sarika Chandra, John Pat Leary / Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

The American Studies Program at Wayne State University, Detroit MI, invites papers on the theme, "Detroit, Global City: The Motor City in the World," scheduled for September 23 and 24, 2011.

REMINDER: Media Fields Journal Issue 3: Documentary & Space

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 8:37pm
Media Fields Journal [Department of Film and Media Studies, UCSB]

Apologies for Cross-Posting

REMINDER: Call for Submissions:

MEDIA FIELDS JOURNAL ISSUE 3
DOCUMENTARY AND SPACE

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011.

[UPDATE] Contributors: Black Women's Writing as Spiritual and Ritual Experiment (essay collection) 4/4/11 (abstracts); 6/13/11

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 8:27pm
Brenda Smith

The editors of a collection of essays tentatively titled _Working the Book: Black Women's Writing as Spiritual and Ritual Experiment_ have extended the deadline for contributors to submit abstracts for essays exploring and analyzing the use and nature of imagery, symbolism, and cognitive and/or cosmic structures derived from African diasporic religions (e.g., Vodoun, Hoodoo, Santeria, Yoruba, and Candomblé) in the literature of black women writers.

Update: 12th International D. H. Lawrence Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2011.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 7:32pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

Update: 12th International D. H. Lawrence Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2011.
Theme: D. H. Lawrence: Colonial, Modernist and Postcolonial Perspectives. Conference Coordinators: Dr. Nancy L. Paxton and Dr. David Game. Second Call for papers: Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to nlpaxton60@gmail.com by Feb. 10, 2011. For details, see http://dhlsna.com.

National Women's Studies Association Conference Fat Studies CFP (Conf: Nov 10-13; Proposal Due: Feb 13)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 7:11pm
Joelle Ruby Ryan

This year the NWSA Fat Studies Interest Group is having an OPEN call for papers for the 2011 NWSA conference to be held Nov. 10-13 in Atlanta, GA. Papers on any topic at the intersection of women's studies/feminism/gender/sexuality and fat studies will be considered.

At minimum, your submission should fall under one of the following themes for NWSA 2011:

* The Politics of Crisis
* Subverting the "Master's" Tools?
* Deploying Feminisms
* Women's Studies without Walls
* Creative Interventions

For more information on the themes, visit: http://www.nwsa.org/conference/cfp.php

[UPDATE] Writing in Online Courses: Disciplinary Differences--Call for Papers for a Proposed Edited Collection

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 6:24pm
Phoebe Jackson and Chris Weaver, William Paterson University

Deadline for submission: March 14, 2011

Writing teachers know that writing itself is not a neutral act of articulating knowledge, but a highly contested act of constructing oneself in relationship to one's environment. We are also aware of how online spaces differ from traditional spaces and how those differences affect the way that teachers and students construct themselves in relationship to each other. This edited collection will look at how teachers in different disciplines have grappled with these issues and what they can tell us about writing as an act of negotiating identities.

Possible topics:

MLA 2012 - Digital Humanities and the Record of Slavery

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:50pm
Lauren Klein, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Call for Papers - Special Session
MLA 2012, Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

How can the theories, tools, and techniques of digital humanities scholarship illuminate the literary and/or archival record of Atlantic-world slavery? We seek presentations that address issues of authorship and authenticity, narrative structure and style, geospatial and geographical concerns, relations among texts and across archives, oral and visual archival forms, and more.

250-word abstract and short CV by March 1, 2011 to:

Lauren Klein
Department of English
The Graduate Center, CUNY
lklein@post.harvard.edu

All panel participants must be members of the MLA by April 1, 2011.

Early Modern Possible Worlds (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds." This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the "possible," which authors variously define through the terms "what may be," "what should be," or even "what if."

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:04pm
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."

[UPDATE] CFP: Extended Deadline: FYHC

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 4:16pm
FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition

Please consider this extended deadline of March 31 for submissions to FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition.

FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition (http://fyhc.info), a peer-reviewed academic journal, is pleased to announce its re-launch. FYHC was inaugurated in spring 2006 with the intention of being the national forum for collegial discussion of issues related to first-year honors composition.

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