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«Intrangers»: les écrivains beurs des origines à nos jours (session du 41e Congrès de NeMLA - 7-11 avril 2010 - Montréal)

Monday, June 15, 2009 - 5:17am
Ilaria Vitali

L'immigration maghrébine en France a conduit, dès les années 80, à la naissance d'une nouvelle littérature, faite par les enfants des immigrés. Issus de France et d'ailleurs, ces «intrangers» – d'après la précieuse définition de l'écrivain Y.B. – sont pourtant difficiles à classer sans les stigmatiser. De la «littérature beure» à la «littérature urbaine», les étiquettes se sont succédé au fil des années. Mais comment a changé cette littérature, au-delà des définitions? Quelles sont les différences qui marquent le passage des romans des initiateurs, dont ceux d'Azouz Begag, à ceux des auteurs plus récents, comme Faïza Guène?

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Monday, June 15, 2009 - 3:43am
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers
A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium to be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 17 September 2009 and hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network
Keynote speaker: Professor Luke Gibbons

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 6:14pm
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:57pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Deadline extended to July 14.

Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

October 22-25, 2009
Dallas, Texas

GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This year's theme, "Tracing Footprints," is intended to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. As always, GEMCS welcomes panels and proposals on all aspects of culture between 1450 and 1850.

18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: September 1, 2009. Austin, Texas

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 5:55am
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization

The medium is the message. Using this conceptual framework, our conference will explore how historical changes in media from the oral to the digital lead to the emergence of hybrid literary forms and the constant reinvention of literariness itself. With the revolution of (e)merging technologies as our schema, we seek pluralistic and interdisciplinary research on the dynamic network linking modes of communication, mass media and textuality.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Exploring Childhood Studies

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 9:26pm
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 7:23pm
Jack London Society

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia. Proposals of no more than 200 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Jack London's fiction. Please send your proposals by email to kbrandt@scad.edu. Proposals are due by July 12, 2009.

For more information on the Symposium visit the ALA website at: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

"Making her Meaning Known": New Scholarship on Audre Lorde (NeMLA 4/7-11/2010; abstracts due 9/30/09)

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference

Seventeen years after her death, Audre Lorde's work continues to have influence despite—or possibly because of—inevitable shifts in dialogues about feminism and racism in American literary scholarship. Lorde dedicated much of her prose and poetry to complicating discussions of race, gender, class, and sexuality and to what she called "the transformation of silence into language and action." This panel seeks papers which analyze elements of Lorde's work which have remained silent in critical discussions yet and which question how her work may continue to help others "survive" in the 21st century.

[UPDATE]The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction DEADLINE EXTENDED

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:43pm
Margaret E. Mitchell/ SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 6-8 2009)

Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good. Elaine Scarry's seductive _On Beauty and Being Just_ leaps calmly into the fray, arguing that beauty "actually assists us in the work of addressing justice," thereby establishing a tenuous relationship between beauty and human rights. But the opposing argument--that beauty essentially derails justice, either by distracting or lulling the senses or, more insidiously, by aestheticizing what is dangerous and unjust—-still thrives. This panel welcomes proposals for twenty minute papers on contemporary fictional explorations (whether overt, as in Zadie Smith's _On Beauty_, or implicit; of this controversy.

UPDATE: Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due June 30, 2009)

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Deadline extended

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.