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[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:45am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter (nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, by March 01, 2011. Receipt will be acknowledged, and notifications will be sent by March 15.

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:42am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Although this is currently an open topic, proposals which examine various aspects and effects of wartime traumas and/or traumatic memories are particularly welcome.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter (nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, by March 01, 2011. Receipt will be acknowledged, and notifications will be sent by March 15.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

Sumission for TINTA's Fall issue

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:52pm
TINTA Journal of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCSB

TINTA welcomes submissions for future issues at any time. Papers should be related to the literature, language, or culture of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. We publish once a year, in Fall. Articles received in November or after will be considered for publication in the next issue.

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

[Update] Chitrolekha International Magazine [28.11.2011]

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:36am
Chitrolekha International Magazine

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on the following topics:

Topics

* Traditional art: Alpona

* Architecture: Brihadeeswara Temple

* Feature: Stone Sculpture

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 4:16pm
Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed "Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Papers - Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:44pm
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences

BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

http://brocku.ca/conferences/immersive-worlds

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED NOW FEBRUARY 28th 2011

NEW CONFERENCE FEATURES:

Additional keynote address by Michael Schmaltz, President, Digital Extremes

http://www.digitalextremes.com/

Modernism and Picture Writing (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 2:07pm
Modernist Studies Association

How and why do modernist writers and artists write with images or pictorialize with words, whether in experimental literature and fine arts, or in popular arts such as children╒s literature or comics? What connections might such aesthetics have with ideologies of biopower, cosmopolitanism, primitivism, futurism, or with other cultural discourses? Abstracts are solicited for an MSA 13 panel of three to four papers. Send a paragraph abstract and scholarly bio of 2 to 3 sentences to Glenn Willmott at gw12@queensu.ca by April 7, 2011.

Modernist Ecologies (Modernist Studies Association, October 6-9, 2011)

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 2:04pm
Modernist Studies Association

Behind, beside or within the Unreal Cities of modernism, are there also Unreal Natures? Among the sparks, ghosts and shells of the human, are there also Unreal Animals? Abstracts are solicited for an MSA 13 panel of three to four papers that consider non-realist, avant-garde or fantasy representations of nature and the animal in modern literature, comics, painting or other arts. How are such representations susceptible to the ecological or economic discourses of ecocriticism, or to the biopolitical stakes of human-animal studies? Send a paragraph abstract and scholarly bio of 2 to 3 sentences to Glenn Willmott at gw12@queensu.ca by April 7, 2011.

Call for proposals: Katherine Mansfield and Influence (28 February 2011)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 7:03pm
Melinda Harvey (Monash University) and Sarah Ailwood (University of Canberra)

Call for book chapter proposals

Working title: Katherine Mansfield and Influence.

We are calling for formal expressions of interest for our essay collection on Katherine Mansfield, which we are framing around the rubric of 'influence'.

We are seeking submissions that talk to Mansfield's influence as a writer, reviewer, editor, diarist, correspondent and person. We are also interested in essays that examine the influence other people but also places, experiences, the arts, philosophical ideas and so on had on Mansfield herself, both during her life and after it.

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.

Modernist Writing and the Challenge of New Media (Modernist Studies Association Conference, October 6-9, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:53am
Justin Parks / University at Buffalo

This is a proposed panel for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association Conference. A complex network of complicities and parallelisms between writing and emerging media—photography, film, sound recording, and the like—have been associated with modernism, a period roughly analogous with Walter Benjamin's paradigmatic "age of mechanical reproduction" (or "technological reproducibility"). Modernist poets and novelists—Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Zukofsky, H. D., Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes, James Agee, John Dos Passos, and Richard Wright, just to name a few—often refer to and draw upon such media in formulating their own representational strategies.

The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 9:23am
Drs Andrzej Gasiorek, Anna Burrells, and Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham

'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (formerly 'The Wyndham Lewis Annual') is the pre-eminent scholarly journal dedicated to the life, paintings, and writings of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957). The journal is peer reviewed. 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' seeks to make decisive contributions to Lewis studies, and to be a vital resource for all those working within, or seeking to contribute to, the field. Now under new editorship from 2010 onwards, 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' seeks a range of new contributions to Lewis studies, and is keen to include work from early career and established scholars.

Satire's Double-Edged Irony MLA, Seattle, 5-8 January 2012

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 8:51am
American Humor Studies Association

Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.

Recent studies, such as "The Irony of Satire," suggest that perception of satire's object often rests in the reader's or viewer's own biases. This panel is interested in exploring the implications of this ambiguity in the production, deployment, and teaching of satire. How does this affect satire's admittedly subversive purpose? Is this satire's power, its limitation, or both?

250-word abstract by 15 March 2011

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/

For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com

CFP: Modernist Ethics (MSA 13 Buffalo, NY; 6-9 October, 2011; deadline April 1 2011) I am seeking papers that address how modern

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 5:08pm
Modernist Studies Association

CFP: Modernist Ethics (MSA 13 Buffalo, NY; 6-9 October, 2011; deadline April 1 2011)
I am seeking papers that address how modernist fiction articulates ethics, challenges existing ethical models, and explores areas of ethical ambiguity. Possibilities:
• tensions or continuities between early-twentieth-century ethicists (e.g., Spencer, Moore) and the ethics of modernist fiction
• tensions or continuities between modernist fiction and contemporary ethics (e.g., Levinas, Derrida, Badiou, Zizek; or Nussbaum, Rorty, et al.)
• the ethics of particular writers or even of particular works – what do they posit, what leave unsaid or indicate is unsayable?

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