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Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference New Orleans 10/3/2013 - 10/5/2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:44pm
South Central MLA - submission deadline: March 31, 2013

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 31, 2013 to Jamie Korsmo at jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

South Central Modern Language Association's 70th Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 3-5, 2013

Conference theme: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject"

The 21st METU British Novelists Conference: The Bronte Sisters and Their Work 12-13 December 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:24pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

"The Bronte Sisters and Their Work" is the theme for this year's METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University. The organizers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches placing the work of the Bronte Sisters within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:04pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

Fall Stories Conference — 18th-19th June 2014

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 1:22pm
Zohar Hadroi-Allouche / University of Aberdeen

A Call For Papers

Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective

18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

As the 340th anniversary of John Milton's death approaches, we seek to explore the theme of the Fall in a diverse, interdisciplinary context.

The conference, which is organised with the intention of leading to a publication of proceedings, will examine the concept of the Fall across a range of disciplines and languages. The temporal scope extends from antiquity to contemporary times.

We welcome proposals with research interest such as, but not limited to, Literature, Religion, Languages, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Art, Film and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and Economics.

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/22/2013.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:33am
The CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/23/2013.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For this issue, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Event 11th-12th July 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:10am
University of Sussex

Update: Deadline for submissions is fast approaching! Please submit by 15th March.

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

Excursions Journal and the University of Sussex Doctoral School are pleased to announce PURITY, a unique interdisciplinary event, to be held on the University of Sussex Campus, Falmer, near Brighton, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2013.

Workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:07am
Nottingham Trent University, UK

The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University will host the workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013. This workshop will provide a space for dialogue between creative writers, literary critics and publishers who are involved or interested in British Asian writing. Kavita Bhanot's anthology Too Asian, Not Asian Enough: Fiction from the New Generation (2011) asserts that it is time to challenge the British Asian label and to make it new. In the workshop we would like to continue the debate on how the British Asian experience is narrativised, marketed and analysed. Are there new trends in British Asian writing when it comes to depicting identity, community and belonging?

War Memories: Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English-speaking World- 17, 18, 19 June 2014

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 9:54am
Université Européenne de Bretagne – Rennes 2, France

The wars of the past have not left the same imprint on collective memory. Wars of conquest or liberation have marked the history of the British Empire and its colonies in different ways. American foreign policy seems to be motivated by what is sometimes viewed as an imperialist vision which led the army into the quagmire of Vietnam and more recently into controversial involvement in the Gulf. Whether they end in victory or defeat, or are a source of patriotic pride or collective shame, wars are commemorated in museum exhibitions or through literature and the cinema in which the threads of ideological discourse and the expression of subjective experience are intertwined.

Some Strange Elsewheres: Travel Poetry from the Beats on - University of Bedfordshire, 4th July 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:15am
Dr Michael Faherty / University of Bedfordshire

Beginning with and following on from the examples of Ginsberg and the other Beat poets, we welcome papers that explore as many poetic responses to travel as possible.

The American poet Billy Collins has often called poetry 'a kind of travel literature', even 'the original travel literature'. 'I want the reader to be in the sidecar, ready,' says Collins. 'Then off we go. Then we can take a ride from what seemed to be a hospitable and friendly environment into an environment that's perhaps disorienting, manipulative, or a little off balancing. I want to start in a very familiar place and end up in a strange place.'

"Secularity and Faith"; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: April 15, 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 1:24am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in San Diego, California. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013.

How do writers negotiate faith in a secular age? What are the varieties of secularism expressed in literary works? The panel especially welcomes engagement with Charles Taylor's recent work, A Secular Age.

REMINDER (Deadline: March 15): MLA 2014 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:47am
Julien J. Simon

Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

PANEL 1
Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon (jjsimon@iue.edu) and Lisa Zunshine (lisa.zunshine@gmail.com).

English 1700 to Present (PAMLA, November 1-3)

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:42am
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/english-1700-present

While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.

Proposals are due April 15th.

[UPDATE] MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature (due Mar 22)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:01pm
Kristine A. Wilson


For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 22 MARCH 2013 to Kristine Wilson (wilson67@purdue.edu).

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime in June).

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Desire, Spirituality and "Regimes of Truth" in Contemporary South Asian Literature

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:07am
The World Forum for World Literature Studies

The World Forum for World Literature Studies published by Shanghai Normal University, Purdue University and the Wuhan Institute for Humanities calls for paper for its Special Issue on South Asian Literature. The Special Issue will examine the nature of power and its manifestations in various discourses on desire and spirituality in contemporary South Asian literature. According to Michel Foucault, power is the "network of relations" in which entities confront each other. There is no "essence" to power, but only its specific relational forms.

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity (PAMLA 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:48pm
Megan Cannella/PAMLA 2013

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference , University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 4:37pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year's conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived and perceived within different contexts, the ways in which literature, film, performance, and other forms of art relate to and incorporate contemporary outbursts of violence, the new ways in which this process can be theorized in the field of humanities and social sciences, and finally the ways in which this type of violence changes cultural politics of diversity in societies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:31pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

CFP: Television Series & the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:51pm
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

Call for Papers: Television Series and the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on television (spring 2014), guest edited by Franck Boulègue and Marisa C. Hayes.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of television, past and/or present. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

[Reminder] Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:42am
Lena Wånggren and Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh

Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution (Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013)

[Deadline approaching: 1st of April]

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote speakers:
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London)
Professor Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University)

The AnaChronisT journal (5/31/2013) papers, interviews, book reviews

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 7:23am
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 18 (2013) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2013/4. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Friday, 31 May 2013.

The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ 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;

TYCA-NE 48th Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2013

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 4:47pm
Two-Year College Association - Northeast

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference. Presentations should focus on some aspect of our theme for this year's conference, R/evolutions: Addressing Pedagogical and Institutional Change in Higher Education. We are interested in presentation topics that include revolutions in pedagogical thinking, planning and collaboration.

Proposals may address the following topics:

Transnational America(s)

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:32am
Irish Association for American Studies

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
May 18 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.

The Sublime Emotion and Cognitive Neuroscience

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:06am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Papers exploring the sublime emotion and question of disinterestedness in context of cognitive neuroscience and affect theory. Abstracts of 250-500 words by 28 March 2013 to Dr. Jana Giles, Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe.

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