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[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:16pm
Andrew Ball, Purdue University

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

The received wisdom tells us that the modernization of American culture and society was contingent upon its secularization. And yet, when we look to both canonical works of American modernism and to contributions to the "cultural front," we find an abiding concern for the religious that troubles this dominant narrative. This panel seeks to reexamine the multivalent modernist concern for the religious in order to reassess its place in early 20th century American literature and culture, to analyze the myth of the 'secular age,' and to determine the place of religion in the conflict between capital and labor.

Contemporary Women's Novels: The Changing Story? (NeMLA 2011 4/7-4/11) New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts due Sept. 30

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 2:40pm
Karen E. Waldron, College of the Atlantic

To what extent can contemporary fiction by women and about women from different cultures can be brought together coherently for discussion? What has happened to such fiction as women's political and social conditions have been challenged? This session will investigate how women's fictional plotting has changed with globalization and what that contributes to the comparability/incomparability of these works. Email 300-500 word abstracts about recent women's novels in a comparative / world literature teaching context to kwaldron@coa.edu.
Chair: Karen E. Waldron
Areas: Women's and Gender Studies; World Literatures (non-European Languages)

[UPDATE] NeMLA Panel on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (Abstract Deadline September 30, 2010; Conference April 7-10, 2011)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 1:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm still seeking submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud, which will take place at the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique. Please include an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com by September 30th, 2010.

Call for Papers: "Idea of France" Conference, Nov. 2011

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 9:57pm
Todd Reeser

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

November 10-12, 2011

"The Idea of France" / "L'Idée de la France"

We welcome abstracts from all fields (literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, religion, art, music, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, etc.) that treat the question of the idea of France or Frenchness in any time period from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Papers may be delivered in English or French.

Immagine e Forma nell'Estetica Barocca

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 1:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, New Brunswick (NJ) April 7-10, 2011

This panel invites proposals for interdisciplinary papers focusing on the re-examination of the Baroque Aesthetics. The renewed interest in the 'emblemistica' and renovated interpretation of metaphor, along with the new sensibility inspired by the scientific discoveries of the 17th century, contributed to the development and re-thinking of the concepts of 'immagine' and 'forma' that have been at the center of a lively debate ever since. The complex nature of the Baroque lends itself to a multifaceted approach in the fields of Literature, Philosophy, Art History and Literary Criticism.

Horror Area: 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference, 20-23 April, 2011

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 9:45am
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. The conference runs from 20 to 23 April, 2011.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

"Horror," SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Association, 4/2-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 3:47am
Steffen Hantke

CALL FOR PAPERS
"HORROR"

Joint Conference of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations at the Marriott Rivercenter Conference Hotel on

April 20-23, 2011

in San Antonio, Texas

The area chair for Horror of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, or general culture.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please send a detailed abstract (300-400 words) for a paper of 18 to 20 minutes reading time via e-mail. Please provide contact information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, and especially e-mail address.

Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls (April 20-23, 2011)

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:28am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Panel Title—Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls

PCA Romance Area, San Antonio, TX 20-23 April, 2011. Deadline: Dec 15, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:20pm
Popular Culture Association: Romance Area

CFP: PCA 2011--San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011

We're soliciting proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association conference. This year it's in San Antonio, TX. As always, it's the Wednesday-Saturday of Easter/Passover weekend, April 20-23, 2011.

PCA is an amazing conference to go to to experience the community of Popular Romance Studies. It's a VERY inviting conference for new scholars, and for interested non-scholars. We've had undergraduates and brand new graduate students very successfully present papers at PCA. We're welcoming, friendly, fun, a little bawdy, and very very interesting.

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