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Special Issue on Transgressive Auto/Biography: 15 April 2011

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 6:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Matthew Kaylor / Masaryk University
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Transgressive Auto/Biography"

We are announcing that, in autumn 2011, a special issue of Brno Studies in
English – the international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the
Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk
University, Brno, Czech Republic – will be devoted to "Transgressive
Auto/Biography."

RMMLA -- Canadian Literature and Film in English, deadline extended

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 2:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

200 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of English Canadian literature and film for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 5-6, 2011.

The deadline has been extended past the March 1, 2011 submission date: please submit to me directly as soon as possible.

Gender and Voice

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim/ Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
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This session will consider how gender fits into the construction of the medieval voice. These voices can be oral or written voices; voices of authority; voices of dissent; musical voices; multilingual voices; marginal voices; animal voices; disembodied voices; bodily noise; heavenly voices, voices from hell. Due March 15 to Dorothy Kim (dokim@vassar.edu).

Gender and Literary Form

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim/ Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
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This session is interested in examining the theoretical as well as the historical scope of gender and literary form. Papers may wish to consider French theory's interest in gender, genus, genre in relation to the nuances of shifting and flexible literary forms in medieval literature. These include the letter, romance, histories, the saint's life, allegory, lyric, drama, animal tale, lai, ballad, sermon, miracle, travelogue, etc. Due March 20 to Dorothy Kim (dokim@vassar.edu).

MLA 2012: Pfaff's and the New York Saturday Press (3/15 deadline, Proposed Special Session)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 12:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Leif Eckstrom
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This panel seeks papers that expand our understanding of antebellum literary history via the relatively uncharted productions of Henry Clapp and his bohemian contributors to The New York Saturday Press:

*Pfaff's and the New-York Saturday Press*
Open session on bohemian Saturday Press and the genres and writers, scandals and crises, scenes and markets that suggest new perspectives on antebellum literary production. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Leif.Eckstrom@tufts.edu by 15 March 2011.

The Beats and Modernism at MSA 2011

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10:27pm
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Jimmy Fazzino / University of California, Santa Cruz
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The Beats and Modernism

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011

I visited Père Lachaise to look for the remains of Apollinaire...
—Allen Ginsberg

The Beat movement can be situated within a number of US, Western, and world traditions. One of the most immediate, yet often overlooked, of these Beat contexts is modernism. This panel seeks to explore the manifold ways in which Beat writing is shaped by, responds to, contests, and transforms modernist legacies. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief professional bio (2-3 sentences) to Jimmy Fazzino at jfazzino@ucsc.edu by April 10, 2011.

NEW JOURNAL - The Hare

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 9:35pm
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Jeremy Lopez, Paul Menzer - The Hare

The editors are pleased to announce the creation of a new journal, THE HARE, publishing scholarly essays and reviews pertaining to the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. THE HARE will be published three times per year (March, July, and November) beginning in 2012. We are now accepting submissions for Volume 1.

THE HARE will be published in an on-line format and hosted by the the Mary Baldwin College Shakespeare and Performance Program. The general editors are Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin College) and Jeremy Lopez (University of Toronto).

Call for essays: The Centennial Reader (31 March 2011)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:42pm
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Mount Royal University

We invite submissions for the second issue of The Centennial Reader. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.

As part of its centennial celebrations during 2010‐2011, Mount Royal University began an online, peer‐reviewed database of essays to offer a publication forum for intellectual discussion for Canadian writers. The Mount Royal Centennial Reader straddles both worlds: the academic world and the popular publication world. Submissions should therefore apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way.

Hannah Arendt and Innovations in Modern American Literature (MSA 13 Oct. 6- 9, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 5:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association Conference

Hannah Arendt's body of work has grappled with many issues now characterized as distinctly modern: life politics, humanism, states of exception, human rights, and identity politics. In 1941 she moved to the United States and her political theory has left a lasting impression on not only American philosophy and politics but on other cultural productions, including literature. This panel seeks papers that engage any aspect of Arendt's political theories and their circulation—either directly or indirectly—in modern American literature and culture.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by April 1, 2011 to karen.weingarten@qc.cuny.edu.

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXV (6/17; 9/15-17)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 4:17pm
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University of Virginia's College at Wise
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The University of Virginia's Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for out twenty-fifth conference.

September 15-17, 2011

Keynote Address

David Bevington

University of Chicago

Shakespeare on Religion

(In)Visibility: Octopus Journal of Visual Studies CFP

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 1:21pm
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Octopus Journal, Visual Studies Dept. at University of California-Irvine
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Octopus Journal volume 5: Invisibility

Spring 2011

Octopus Journal (theoctopusjournal.org), an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal published by the graduate students of the Ph.D. program in Visual Studies at UC Irvine, invites proposals for submissions to its Spring 2011 volume, Invisibility. Across the humanities and social sciences invisibility has proven to be a fecund topic, which we wish to further explore through papers that test and stretch the limits of visuality and visual forms of representation.

[UPDATE - Deadline extended 3/30/11] The Chivalric Knight in Literature - RMMLA Panel (Oct 6-8, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 1:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Mace/RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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"The Chivalric Knight in Literature", a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, which will take place October 6-8, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ, is looking for papers that deal with any aspect of the presentation of chivalric knights in literature, focusing on works from the Medieval and Early Modern Periods.
Please forward 250-350 word proposals, including title, professional affiliation, address (especially e-mail), and phone number by March 1, 2011 to the following email address: RMace-RMMLA@hotmail.com. Hard copies of submissions may also be sent to Richard Mace, English Department, Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

Law & the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 12:22pm
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Canadian and Northeastern Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Law & the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century

Joint Meeting of CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society

At McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
27 – 29 October, 2011

This panel welcomes presentations investigating intersections between law and the arts, broadly conceived, over the course of the long eighteenth century.

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