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[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

SCMLA 2009 Renaissance Non-Drama Panel: "Renaissance Sexualities: Sacred and Profane"

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 5:49pm
Paige M. Reynolds

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance (Excluding Drama) Panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 29th through the 31st in Baton Rouge, LA.

We welcome papers that explore "Renaissance Sexualities" in early modern nondramatic literature. We invite contributors to consider images of gender, sex, and the body that relate to competing (or complementary) ideas of the sacred and the profane in the period's literature.

Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to preynolds@uca.edu by Friday, March 27th for full consideration.

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

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.

Shakespeare October 1-3, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:56pm
American/Popular Culture Association in the South

CFP: Shakespeare

Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South Conference
Wilmington, NC October 1-3, 2009
Deadline: May 15, 2009

Proposals are invited for papers on teaching Shakespeare to today's undergraduates, on Shakespeare and film, on theatrical productions, and on other topics relevant to Shakespeare in popular and/or American culture. Send abstracts (maximum of 200 words) by May 15, 2009, to Prof. Emily Miller, Department of English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia 24450 or e-mail them to millerep@vmi.edu. Maximum reading time for papers: twenty minutes.

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

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.

Humanities for the 21st Century

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 1:44pm
Central Washington University

Papers are invited for a special issue on "Humanities for the Twenty-first Century" for the Journal of Contemporary Thought, a multi-disciplinary, multinational journal published by the Center for Contemporary Theory in India. The journal, started in 1991, circulates mostly in South and Southeast Asia and comes out twice a year. The special issue will be later published in the form of a book.

[UPDATE] Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 1:15pm
Mary Ruth Marotte and Paige Reynolds

The editors of Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of creative nonfiction essays on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and an academic. Much recent discussion about the juxtaposition of parenthood and the academy has focused on the difficulties that female professors face when they choose to become mothers. Books like Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life, edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans, depict the oftentimes bleak prospects of merging the two endeavors. This collection welcomes the masculine voice into this lively and provocative dialogue.