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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.

Ann Veronica: Feminist, Flaneuse and Freethinker? 26 September 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 4:15pm
H G Wells Society

This interdisciplinary, one-day conference marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H.G. Wells's 'feminist' novel, Ann Veronica. In this unique conference, we will be exploring the lives and work of women who were associated with Wells or were influenced by him during the Edwardian era.

We welcome hearty debate and papers on the following or related topics:

Ann Veronica, the story of its publication, contents and influence

How 'feminist' a novel is Ann Veronica?

Wells's fiction and his portrayal of concerns and interests relating to women, for instance, education, suffrage, sexual freedom and the role of women in his utopian works

[UPDATE] Righting the Renaissance (at SAMLA, Nov. 09)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:42pm
Lynne M. Simpson, Secretary, Southeastern Renaissance Conference

For the Southeastern Renaissance Conference's panel at SAMLA on "Human Rights in the Humanities"
Atlanta, Georgia
November 6-8, 2009

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009

For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

5th Global Conference: Hope - Probing the Boundaries

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:20pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

ePortfolios in the Academy and Workplace

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:13am
Katherine Wills

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_

Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)

MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference (July '09, UK)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:42am
MeCCSA, hosted by Bangor University

2009 Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network invites submission of abstracts for its Annual Postgraduate Conference to be held:

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 2009 at Bangor University, Wales.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes papers on topics relevant to any area of media, communication, and cultural studies. The conference is organised by postgraduate students and it is designed for Masters and PhD students, as well as early years postdoctoral researchers.

Presentations may take the form of papers, readings, performances, posters, films and multimedia presentations. Panel proposals with up to four papers are also welcome.

M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:58am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bracha Ettinger (EGS, Saas Fee) and Adriana Cavarero (Verona)