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"German Literature since 1900", Scottsdale, AZ , October 6-8, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Dear Colleagues,

I still have room for one or two papers for the Section on "German Literature since 1900" for the 2011 RMMLA Meeting in Scottsdale, Arzona, October 6-8. If you wish to submit a proposal, please send a one-page abstract to chisholm@u.arizona.edu. by March 25.

I hope to see you in Scottsdale in October.

Best regards,

David H. Chisholm
Professor of German Studies and Faculty Member, Arizona-Leipzig
Joint Ph.D. Program in Transcultural German Studies
Learning Services Building
University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 621-5924 or 621-7385
Fax: (520) 626-8268

New Research in Celtic Studies, MLA panel Jan. 5-8, 2011. Deadline for abstracts 15 March 2010.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group in Celtic Languages and Literatures
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New approaches, texts, and takes relating to work in any of the six Celtic languages/literatures. The MLA Discussion Group welcomes innovative approaches to writing and research in the field of Celtic Studies. Please send 250-word abstracts to rmurphy@uscupstate.edu

Flannery O'Connor Society, open topic, SCMLA, Oct. 27-29, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Mark Graybill

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks proposals for papers on any aspect of O'Connor's work. Final presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Please send proposals of 250 words or fewer by April 3, 2011, to Mark Graybill at msgraybill_at_mail.widener.edu.

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] Shakespeare and the Material World (April 1, 2011)

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:45am
full name / name of organization: 
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.

Call for Essay Proposals: Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN (June 15, 2011)

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Calihman

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is beginning work on a collection entitled _Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN_ (to be edited by Gerald Early and Matthew Calihman). The volume will be part of the MLA's widely read Approaches to Teaching World Literature series.

If you are interested in proposing an essay for the volume, please submit an abstract (not to exceed 500 words) and a brief c.v. by June 15, 2011.

Inquiries are welcome.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to Matthew Calihman (matthewcalihman@missouristate.edu).

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012: Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Sean Scanlan/ New York City College of Technology

Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations.

Panel will examine two questions. What does globalization feel like? And, how are such feelings represented in literary language? 250 word abstract. by 18 March 2011; Sean Scanlan (sscanlan@citytech.cuny.edu).

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:55am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
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Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

'Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance"
– Richard Braithwhaite, 1631

"We love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them ... blaspheme the sacred name of Truth"
- Mark Twain, 1869

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora - The Sequel in African Literature; deadline: 6/1/11; conf. dates: 11/4-6/11

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:33am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works. Topics related to the notion of sequels could include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following: the function of prequels, interquels, or midquels; the amount of "real" time between installments; alterations in perspective, focus, tone, or voice between installments; attempts to revise/re-write/elaborate a récit through new installments.

Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by June 1, 2011 to Dr. Walter Collins at collinsw@sc.edu

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing
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The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual postgraduate conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.

CFP Journal Issue

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 7:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Maeve Tynan, Centre for Studies in Otherness

Call for Papers: Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory

The Centre for Studies in Otherness (http://www.otherness.dk/) invites articles on the subject of Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory for its current e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.1, forthcoming in Autumn 2011.

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 7:23am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English

'A Self-Conscious Voice' - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/
Poster: https://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/poster-scv.pdf

Cine-Excess V: revised dates and extended deadline for submissions

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess V

Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

26th-28th May 2011, Odeon Covent Garden

Guests of Honour: Franco Nero (Django, Keoma, Die Hard II)
Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust, House on the Edge of the Park)

Further Guests TBA

Plus an exclusive premiere of the new 2011 Cut of Cannibal Holocaust

Keynote Address by Professor Martin Barker (author of The Video Nasties: Freedom and Censorship in the Arts) on House of the Edge of the Park + 6 UK theatrical premieres/exclusive cult screenings

The 8th annual Literature & Ecology Colloquium "Coastlines & Littoral Zones"

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:39am
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Literature and Ecology Colloquium / Department of English, University of the Western Cape
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Southern African and African literatures are rich in representations and explorations of our extensive coastlines, their associated waters and denizens. Yet this zone and its symbolisms are thus far almost entirely absent from our literary critical studies. This colloquium seeks to begin to fill this gap. While the emphasis is on the Southern African region, coastal studies of other regions, especially with African and comparative perspectives, are welcome. "Literature" is to be regarded as including all genres, including non-fiction. The colloquium also seeks to draw in the scientific community, to begin an environmentally fruitful conversation between ecology, literature, and related disciplines.

Obsession in Context: The Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 2:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC) v.s. Department of English Language and Literature at Soochow University
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We take great pleasure in announcing that the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC), will be hosted by Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 10, 2012. The theme for this conference is "Obsession in Context."

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