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Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Ethics in Literary & Artistic Production of the French and Francophone World

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:49pm
PAMLA 2009 Special Topic Session

In today's world when governments are rethinking socio-political, economic, and ecological structures on the global level in the light of the recent financial crisis, it is of the most importance to raise the question of ethics. How does literary and artistic production of the French and Francophone world broach this subject? We invite you to investigate the role of ethics in the works of contemporary French and Francophone writers, thinkers, and artists. Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word document to Vera Klekovkina, Scripps College (Vera.Klekovkina@ScrippsCollege.eddu) by March 30, 2009.

Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due May 31, 2009)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:50pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

Women's Studies at MAPACA 11/5-7/09, Boston MA

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:18pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

WOMEN'S STUDIES AT MAPACA
The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Boston, MA
November 5-7, 2009

Women's Studies seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture. Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
*women and the media
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

Calls for Manuscripts: Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:45am
Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary journal for all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Practitioners and academics may turn to the journal for the most up-to-date research in collections management. In its pages, they will find both professional guidance and theoretical grounding, drawn from fields such as life science, art history, anthropology, history, conservation, law, museum studies, and library science.



A Queer Harry Potter Reader

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:44am
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

UPDATE: Proposed Titus Andronicus Collection, EXTENSION

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:02pm
JP Hehmeyer and Liberty Stanavage

*Deadline extended to 4/1/09*

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that consider the role of bodies, both physical and conceptual, in the text and on the stage.

Renewed scholarly interest in Titus has largely focused on issues of gender and alterity, or the role of the text in its broader critical tradition. The proposed collection, "This Hollow Prison of My Flesh": Bodies in Titus Andronicus, instead approaches the text by examining the pronounced role that bodies of all types play in it.

Butch Voices, Queer Communities

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:24pm
Butch Voices

Butch Voices will be holding its first ever multifocal conference and forum for all selfidentified butches, studs, aggressives, and other allied identities. We are a group of openminded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a commitment to critical thinking and a common goal of building a powerful, inclusive community for us all.

The conference will take place August 20 through August 23, 2009 in Oakland, California. We invite you to join us for four days of workshops, panels, and performances intended to reflect the diversity and complexity of butch gender, identity, and action. On the one hand, butch, stud, and aggressive are hyper-visible identities; on the other, our voices too often go unheard or are misunderstood.

Shakespeare and Related Topics- PAMLA Nov. 6-7, San Francisco

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:31pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Panel Topic: Shakespeare and Related Topics

November 6-7, 2009

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2009

Special Issue Image [&] Narrative: Imagining the Author: The Development of Particularity (Deadline: June 1st, 2009)

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
Christian Chelebourg / Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative

In his analysis of the history of mathematics, Gaston Bachelard calls for a reversal of perspectives on the complexity of reasoning: "[…] the simple is in fact always simplified: it can only be thought of correctly when appearing to be the product of a process of simplification." (L'Épistémologie non cartésienne.) Likewise, in literature and in the visual arts, the particularity of authors, what one has come to call their "little music", what makes them irreducible to others, is not only the fruit of their genius, but also a meticulous construction, the product of a particularising process, constructions based on what Claude Lévi-Strauss designates as signifying structural choices (La Voie des masques). The particular is thus actually particularised.

CFP Beowulf to Shakespeare:Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance MAPACA Nov 5-7, 2009

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:44pm
Diana Vecchio/Mid Atlantic Popular American Cultural Association

Call for Papers MAPACA 2009
Conference November 5-7, 2009
Boston, MA

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

American Literature I: Literature Before 1870: "Migration: Crossing/Transgressing Sociocultural Borders/Barriers"

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 12-15, 2009, St. Louis, MO.

For this M/MLA Permanent Panel, we invite papers that respond to the general conference theme of "Migration," especially papers that focus on topics such as immigrant literature, transnational studies, diasporas, bildungsroman/quests/odysseys, racial/ethnic "passing," travel literature, or pedagogical theory and praxis related to these topics. We invite papers that explore these or other "migration" topics through an analysis of issues of navigation/negotiation of the sociocultural borders and barriers in American society as represented in several genres of American Literature before 1870 – novels, short stories, poems, non-fiction prose, slave narratives, essays, speeches, sermons, and letters.

[UPDATE] Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:10am
Ana Kothe / University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Call for Submissions: Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II extends its deadline for submissions to March 31, 2009. The editors of The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave 2007) invite submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative pieces—short stories, poems, personal essays—on the topic of unruly Catholic women, following a spirit of inquiry regarding the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts female unruliness. Also in keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover varied geographic and ethnic points of view. All submissions must be written in or translated into English.

Women's Resistance in Early Modern England; submit by 4/15/09

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:51am
2010 RSA Venice Conference (April 8-10) / Renaissance Society of America

Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew's Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel's political prophecies in the final decades of the seventeenth. While the lengthy reign and potency of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) certainly set a precedent for early modern women's writing, texts by women played a significant political role well before and after her rule, and arguably found their apogee in the ideological fervor that surrounded the reigns of her Stuart successors. More importantly, women authors actively participated in the early modern public sphere at a time when magistrates and divines were striving to situate women within the realm of the household.

Rethinking Humanities

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:07am
cpracsis.org

International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak

Pre-1700 English Literature (3/30/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:32am
Hilda Ma / Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Session Topic: English Literature (pre-1700)
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Pre-1700 English Literature.
Proposals on any topic within the field are encouraged.

Please submit a 500 word proposal and 50 word abstract through the online proposal submission form: http://pamla.org/2009/proposals

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:02pm
Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Include your name, mailing address, email address, and a bio that includes your racial and geographical background WITHIN your piece, as submissions will be separated from emails to be read. Submit your work by email, as an attachment in MS word to:
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com

D. H. Lawrence Review--Articles Needed

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 2:00pm
D. H. Lawrence Review

The D. H. Lawrence Review is actively soliciting articles for its next issue. Topics may be related directly to Lawrence or to his period, contemporary writers and individuals close to Lawrence, writers who have been influenced by him, or other topics of interest to Lawrence scholars. Papers on the teaching of Lawrence are also welcome. Each article submitted is double blind peer reviewed by two readers. The journal's website is .

Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English:The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; October 16-17 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:47pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.

Special Issue: "Sex and Sacredness" in Ecumenica Journal (4/20/09)

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:30pm
Carolyn Roark, Ecumenica

Ecumenica, a journal of theatre and performance, seeks submissions for our next special issue, tentatively titled "Sex and Sacredness," scheduled for publication in Spring 2010. It will be guest edited by Prof. John Fletcher.

The Translator as Writer, 7 November 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:10pm
University of Portsmouth

Keynote speakers: Neil Bartlett (author, director and translator)
Jody Byrne (author, Technical Translation)

When we think of translation skills we tend to think first of linguistic expertise, then perhaps of subject expertise (e.g. telecommunications, music, medicine, law). It is too often forgotten that central to the translator's skill set is the ability to write. This conference will explore the interfaces between subject expertise, writing and translation. These might include but are not limited to:

Collection of Essays ( Book )

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:42am
Subhasis Chattopadhyay , Assistant Professor, Editor, Ramananda College, Bisnupur, West Bengal

We invite brief and fast submissions for a book to be published next month. Much in the style of the American FACTS ON FILE, we are seeking essays for Graduate and Post-Graduate students on the following topics:

[UPDATE] Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context (deadline extended to 3/17)

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:00pm
Anthony Alessandrini

This is a call for contributors for a panel being proposed for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in December 2009; I am also planning to put together an edited collection on the same topic, so any abstracts that are submitted for the MLA panel will also be considered for the proposed volume. I am interested in any proposals that approach the subject, dealing with texts old or new (from Ottoman literature to contemporary work) in any genre.

[UPDATE] Date Extention- Submit Short Stories, Poetry, Hybrids Etc.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dash Literary Journal

Call for Submissions
Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2009 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

Boundaries (push at your own risk)
Poems
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.

Art
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.

Hybrid
Surprise us.

Ravenna, a new online journal dedicated to the relationship between the British decadent movement and Italy

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 12:08pm
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/ravennahub.htm

Ravenna is an interdisciplinary bilingual journal dedicated to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. Its aim is that of bringing together scholarly material devoted to the analysis of those British authors and artists whose lives and works were influenced by Italian art, its soil, people, history, its clime and light, its echoes. And vice versa. The choice of Ravenna as a title is a statement of intent. Oscar Wilde's poem, his first major work, is a crucible of all of these elements. Within the city's ancient walls, "where Dante sleeps, where Byron loved to dwell", Wilde watches the "turquoise sky" turning to "burning gold", the colours of the Ravenna mosaic we have chosen as background for the journal.

The Karen Burke Memorial Prize for Graduate Work on Luce Irigaray, June 15th deadline

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:31am
The Luce Irigaray Circle

The Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers: The Karen Burke Memorial Prize

The Irigaray Circle invites submissions for The Karen Burke Memorial Prize. The award recognizes excellent work by a graduate student on or inspired by Luce Irigaray. The winner will present the second annual Karen Burke Memorial Lecture at the 2009 meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. We invite papers from all disciplines that engage with any aspect of Irigaray's work, such as:

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

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