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Daniel Pennac's Multiculturalism/ Le multiculturalisme de Pennac

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:54am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Please submit a 500 word maximum proposal for this session of next PAMLA's Conference, which will take place November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

Papers can be given either in English or in French.

Submit proposal using the online form that can be find at www.pamla.org

Please make sure you click on the correct session.

Deadline for submission: March 30th, 2009

Feel free to contact me by e-mail with your questions.

CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 6:59pm
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 5:28pm
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (University of Waikato)

The 2009 JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

• The prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.

• There is a cash prize.

• The winning entry will be published in JNZL 27 (2009)

• The prize is open internationally.

• Entries will be judged anonymously.

• The adjudicating panel consists of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.

• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Ancient and Modern Relations - PAMLA, March 30, 2009 - San Francisco

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 4:24pm
Andrew Warren

I will be chairing a panel on Ancient-Modern Relations at November's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's conference in San Francisco. The conference tends to be wide-ranging, so work on anything related to the topic is welcome. Of particular interest are issues related to: Romanticism, the C19, and Modernism; "Orientalism" and/in the Ancient World; Postcolonial approaches to and definitions of the "Ancient"; and Critical Theory's debt to Ancient Philosophy.

But again, this is a broadly defined panel, and all proposals dealing with Ancient and Modern Relations are welcome.

The conference dates are November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

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.

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.

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

[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.

Journalism - Feature Writing, MLA, Dec. 27-30, 2009

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 4:30pm
Claire Pamplin/Borough of Manhattan Community College

Feature Writing: 2009 Modern Language Association Convention. Dec. 27-30, Philadelphia.

Teaching ideas, experiences. Undergraduates' challenges: style, voice, tone; journalistic versus term paper methods, sources; journalists' integrity, accuracy, angle, bias, motive, fact, opinion. Old media versus new. Reading assignments. Abstracts, vitae by 20 Mar.; Claire Pamplin (claire.pamplin@gmail.com). BMCC. Under the auspices of the MLA Nonfiction Studies Committee.

Session Proposals due April 15, 2009 for 41st NeMLA Convention; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009


For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

ePortfolios in the Academy and Workplace

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:13am
Katherine Wills

Title:
ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_

Editors:
Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)

M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:58am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bracha Ettinger (EGS, Saas Fee) and Adriana Cavarero (Verona)

Resources For American Literary Study (journal)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:02pm
Gib Prettyman, Associate Editor, RALS

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press). RALS has long been a leader in archival study and bibliographical analysis, and its specialty continues to be scholarly discovery in American literature. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, with notes and a list of works cited (also double-spaced) following the text. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the new MLA style, with internal citation wherever possible. Please send three copies of the manuscript to Jackson R.

Transatlantic routes of American roots music: September 12-13, 2009

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:53am
University of Worcester, UK

Call for Papers [DEADLINE April 24th 2009]:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music

University of Worcester, UK

September 12-13, 2009

We invite proposals for papers for this conference examining the impact and significance of American folk music(s) in Britain. We would especially welcome contributions that examine representations of such music in an interdisciplinary frame.

Photography & International Conflict

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Little Magazines and Modernism (Proposed MLA Special Session - 12/27/09-12/30/09)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 3:12pm
Belinda Wheeler

What is gained or lost when reading T.S. Eliot's _The Waste Land_ alongside early 1920s little magazines? Does such a reading enhance our perception of modernism? Please email 250-word abstracts by March 17 to Belinda Wheeler (bwheeler@siu.edu).
Please note: Papers can focus exclusively on Eliot's work or they use Eliot's work as a touchstone for their wider argument.
This call is for a proposed special session for this year's MLA - i.e. it has yet to be approved.
More information about the conference can be located at
http://www.mla.org/convention

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

Gothic and Horror Studies: Journal CFP

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:58am
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

CFP: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #6

The online, peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothich orrorjournal. homestead. com) is seeking article submissions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2009. Past contributors have included David J. Skal, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Jancovich and Kim Newman. The Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2009.

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

[UPDATE] Expertise in the Early Modern World (grad) - 5/8-5/9/2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:44pm
Princeton Renaissance Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

EXPERTISE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference sponsored by the Princeton
University Renaissance Studies Program

May 8-9, 2009 at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Keynote speaker: Sarah Blake McHam, Department of Art History, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:27pm
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Liberal Arts.

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

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