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CFP: [Children] ChLA sponsored session at MLA 2009

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 9:56pm
Jordana Hall

Malevolent Metafiction: Good Books Gone Bad
Children's literature includes abundant examples of heroes and heroines
who seek knowledge, solace, and even friendship within the pages of
books. Many authors, however, demonstrate the seductive lure and hidden
dangers inherent in the reading process. Works like China Mieville's Un
Lun Dun use metafiction to warn readers of the reality of reading as
enculturation. This panel considers the role of metafiction in
encouraging young readers to question authority figures, printed or
otherwise, within these treacherous texts. Topics include metafiction as
ineffective or threatening authority figures, metafiction as

CFP: [Victorian] Dickens Society Symposium (3/31/2009; Providence College 8/6-8/9/2009)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 8:48pm
Elizabeth Bridgham

14th ANNUAL DICKENS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
6â€"9 AUGUST 2009

 
  The Dickens Society’s fourteenth annual symposium, business meeting and
dinner will be held at Providence College the weekend of August 6â€"9,
2009. Hotel accommodations will be in downtown Providence, RI, with
shuttle service conveying delegates to and from the college, which is
located in Providence’s historic Smith Hill neighborhood.

CFP: [Film] Celebrating 50 years of the Twilight Zone

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 6:39pm
Barbara Audet

 â€œCelebrating 50 Years of The Twilight Zone” October 2-3, 2009 • Ithaca
College, Ithaca, New York Proposals Due: March 1, 2009 “Celebrating 50
Years of The Twilight Zone,” an interdisciplinary academic conference
dedicated to the works of Rod Serling, is set for Friday, October 2 and
Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at
Ithaca College.
The College, where Serling taught from 1967 through 1975, is also home to
the Rod Serling Archives. The archives include an extensive collection of
television scripts, film screenplays, stage play scripts, films,
unpublished works by Rod Serling, and other materials vital to

CFP: [Postcolonial] Transnationalism

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 4:23pm
O.P. Dwivedi

Changing Nations/Changing Words: The Concept of Nation in the
Transnational Era.
Editors: Dr. Joel Kuortti and Dr. O. P. Dwivedi.
Call for Papers:
The concept of nation is going through changes in the post-colonial era.
Globalization has brought in its train many new concepts. One of the more
pervasive of these is transnationalism, presently prevalent across the
globe and throughout the literatures of the world. Transnationalism has
compelled especially immigrants into changing not only their identities
but also their languages. The use of the English language has become
highly instrumental for immigrants in competing within the rapidly

UPDATE: [International] NEW DEADLINE: Between the "Urge to Know" and the "Need to Deny": Ethics and Trauma i

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 12:11pm
Sonia Baelo-Allué

Following various requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts
and full papers to the Ethics and Trauma conference has been extended to
February, 2 2009.

BETWEEN THE "URGE TO KNOW" AND THE "NEED TO DENY": ETHICS AND TRAUMA IN
CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE IN ENGLISH

Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
University of Zaragoza
Jaca, Huesca (Spain)
March 26-28, 2009