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CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:29pm
Yetta Howard

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

[UPDATE] PAMLA Composition and Rhetoric Standing Session: Submissions due 3/25/11

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. This year's conference will be held at Scripps College, Claremont, California, on November 5-6, 2011. Composition and Rhetoric, a standing session, invites papers addressing contemporary issues and ideas involving rhetorical theory and composition studies.

KJV in Budapest, September 16-18, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:52pm
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

The Institute of English Studies, The Centre for Hermeneutical Research of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (www.kre.hu) and The Hungarian Bible Society are proud to announce an interdisciplinary conference on "THE KING JAMES BIBLE (1611-2011): PREHISTORY AND AFTERLIFE" to be held in Budapest, September 16-18, 2011. Proposals related to any literary, linguistic, cultural or theological aspects of the subject are invited from scholars wishing to contribute. Our institution is named after the 16th century Reformed Pastor Gáspár Károli who published the first complete Hungarian Bible in 1590.

SCMLA Bibliographic and Textual Studies Panel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 3:18pm
South Central Modern Language Association

SCMLA's 68th Annual Convention
Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 27-29, 2011

We welcome 15-20 minute papers related to: textual studies; bibliography; history of the book; authorship; rare books; pedagogy; paratextuality; publishing history; circulation and reader reception; and books and texts as material objects.

Send your 500 word abstract or complete paper by email to John Evans: evansj@smu.edu

For more information about the conference: http://www.southcentralmla.org/67th-annual-conference/

Deadline: Monday, March 28

Cultural Memory and Nation in Texts for and about Children

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:55pm
L. Hutchison / PAMLA Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

PAMLA 2011 - Scripps College, Claremont, California
109th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
November 5-6, 2011
Presiding Officer: L. Hutchison, Metropolitan State College of Denver

This panel explores the movement between nationalism and cultural memory in a range of texts for or about young people, including fiction, poetry, films, comics, and political and/or educational documents. Areas of interest include the concern for and treatment of cultural memory as it is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant national narratives, for the benefit of young readers.

UPDATE Non-Dramatic Literature of the Renaissance, Open Panel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:15am
Julia MacDonald/ South Central MLA Conference, October 2011

Abstracts are invited for an open panel on the non-dramatic literature of the Renaissance. Possible topics: individual authors, works, genres, the relation of the non-dramatic to the dramatic literature. Deadline March 28, 2011.

Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:07am
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

Special Feature editors Rebecca Feind and Crystal Goldman are pleased to announce that manuscripts are now being accepted for the following issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly. The Winter 2011 issue theme is Alternative Library Instruction. The goal of this issue will be to provide examples of alternative library instruction created by librarians or faculty members in all settings, K-12, public, academic, special, etc., that can be implemented by others. Alternative library instruction can be, but is not limited to:

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

The Deeds of Love in the Service of Peace

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:27am
Conference on Christianity and Literature October 28-29 2011

In Christian tradition love it is not an attitude, a relation, a feeling, or a condition sufficient unto itself. Love requires action, deeds. Sometimes, great deeds and other times, small ones, hidden from view, invisible but effective no less. Christian tradition also promises a messiah who will bring peace, whose kingdom is the most peaceable. While this implies a kingdom ordered by love, Jesus is still the Prince of Peace and not the Prince of Love--at least in the prophet Isaiah.