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[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Dickens Society panels at the 2012 MLA

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 11:39pm
Dickens Society

Deadlines are fast approaching for three MLA panels, sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please do consider applying and feel free to share these with lists, colleagues, and graduate students.

1. Dickensian Things
Dickens' world apparently bursts with things. This panel considers the nature of the Dickensian Thing and asks what we discover about the novel from Dickens' thing-filled authorship. Proposals are welcome on things and thing-ness in Dickensian characterization, plot and narration. 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Claire Jarvis (cjarvis@stanford.edu).

[UPDATE] Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:33pm
University of New South Wales

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

Travel and Literature (Proposal Due 3/25)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:48pm
Racquel Goodison/ Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Looking for any proposal on travel and literature, particularly papers dealing with the element of desire in the drive to travel. What lusts, needs, and/or desires fuel the travel we see depicted in literature? What do literature's characters show us about what lies at the heart of travel? Hybrid essays are welcomed.
This years PAMLA will be held at Scripps College in Claremont, California from November 5-6.
Please submit a brief proposal through the following link:http://www.pamla.org/2011/topics/travel-and-literature

Significations

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

The Cal State L.A. EGSA is proud to organize Significations, an annual academic conference meant to foster graduate level exploration in the fields of literature, composition & rhetoric and creative writing as well as cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies and visual & performing arts.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Students are invited to enter seminar length papers considering any period or genre of literary, linguistic, and visual culture.

[UPDATED] Deadline Extended- Shakespeare and the Material World (April 1, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 5:42pm
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.

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 5:14pm
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee

Call for Submissions

At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in
daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore
literary iterations of that mood, the editors of 'After NAFTA:
Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature' encourage submissions
about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic
novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian,
American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.

The editors of After NAFTA have an agreement for publication with
Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Walter Mosley Panel at PAMLA (Nov. 5-6) Submission Deadline Mar. 25 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 3:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference

This session will examine Walter Mosley's fiction. Papers that examine any aspect of Mosley's fiction may be submitted. Particularly welcome are papers that explore Mosley's use of setting and his exploration of the city, especially Los Angeles. Also encouraged are papers that explore Mosley's use and adaptation of genre.

Please submit proposals by 25 March 2011 to the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2011/. The conference will be held November 5-6, 2011 in Claremont, CA.

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 3:23pm
Studies in Gothic Fiction

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.

Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.

Topics which could be explored include:

Neo-Victorian Studies Journal: Submissions Summer/Autumn General Issue 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 2:24pm
Neo-Victorian Studies Journal

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently still accepting submissions for the summer/autumn 2011 general issue.

Neo-Victorian Studies, an on-line, peer-reviewed journal, is dedicated to the exploration of the fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century in the present. Inter-disciplinary and international in scope, the journal seeks to analyze our complicated investments in and creative engagements with the period.

Current and past issues can be found here: http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/

Gertrude Stein: Open Topic (PAMLA 11/5-11/6/2011; Claremont, CA; Submission deadline 3/25/11)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 2:24pm
The Gertrude Stein Society

The Gertrude Stein Society seeks papers dealing with any aspect of Stein's writing and/or her legacy in 20th/ 21st century American poetry and poetics. Please upload your abstract of 300-500 words to the PAMLA online submission tool at http://www.pamla.org/2011. Please ALSO send your abstract and a current c.v. to Amy Moorman Robbins at Hunter College, CUNY. Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2011.

Twentieth Century Studies

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

The "Politics" of Representation, Assimilation and Latino/a Identity for LASA 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:50pm
Rosa E. Soto William Paterson University

This CFP is interested in papers that address the representation of Latinos in Cultural Studies (Film, Television, Advertising or Literature). Specifically, we are looking for papers that examine the tensions between ethnic otherness and cultural assimilation in the representations of Latino/as in mainstream American culture. For example, representations of Latinos promoting "family values" in U.S. Army advertisements and those of Sonia Sotomayor throwing out the first pitch at a Yankees game, each implicitly argue for a type of "public," as Richard Rodriguez might argue, American identity, one which attempts to minimize the otherness of ethnic identity in the U.S.

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA, USA - 23-25 September 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:40pm
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
www.cosmopolitanlyceum.com

The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)

This conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.

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