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[DEADLINE] Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture: Sep. 30, 2009.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 7:16pm
NEMLA 2010

This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to mcartt@sage.edu.

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7-11 April 2010, Montreal, QC [UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 4:34pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers that the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

Teaching Matters: And Just Wgat Do You Teach? March 26-27, 2010, proposals by February 14, 2010,, registration fee: $45.00

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:43pm
Dr. Jason Horn/Teaching Matters: And Just What Do You Teach?

Presentation for this interdisciplinary conference on teaching should address the "how" of delivering knowledge and may discuss the use of high or low technology or tradtional and experimental methods. The guiding concern is just what is it that we really want students to glean from our teching efforts.

[Last minute CFP] Seeing Things: Dreams, Visions and Hallucinations/ NeMLA 2010

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:10pm
Anna Strowe

This panel explores the connections between reality and imagined or imaginary worlds by examining the ways in which sight, and in particular the seeing of things that are not present or do not exist, contributes to knowledge and understanding. The faculty of vision is often a metaphor for understanding and learning, and the mystical or otherworldly vision represents not only an explanation for the integration and processing of new information into an older worldview, but a metaphorical space in which personal growth can be demonstrated through "seeing" new connections and truths.

[Last minute CFP] Dante meets MTV: Studying Medieval Literature in a Post-Medieval Context/NeMLA 2010

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:06pm
Anna Strowe

This roundtable aims to create a discussion about the role and methods of the study of medieval literature in the contemporary world. In the modern context, seemingly so far removed from the medieval context, scholars and students of medieval literature are presented with numerous problems as we try to read, interpret, and understand across the chronological divide. How do we approach medieval literature and culture from an analytical perspective? How can we (or can we at all) appropriately use modern interpretative tools with medieval texts? As teachers, how do we help students approach the radically different worldview of the Middle Ages and appreciate medieval literature for what it is rather than what it is not?

Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

[UPDATE] The Politics of the Western

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 10:39am
Darren Millar, John Abbott College

Call for Papers

The Politics of the Western (Expanded Topic)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Moving Writing

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:36pm
Ramiro Armas, 2010 NeMLA Convention, Montreal, QB, Canada

A frequent preoccupation in aesthetics has been to name one art form the measurement of all others. This obsession has tempted many to posit the cinema as the "top art" by which other arts, including the literary, should be discussed. Our panel intends to explore the repercussions of this debated idea. Please, submit your 250 max. abstract by October 30, 2009.

CFP: Sargasso 25th Anniversary Issue

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:31pm
Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture 2/1/2010

S A R G A S S O
25th Anniversary Issue: 25 Interviews
Call for Interviews
suggested abstract deadline November 15, 2009
submission deadline February 1, 2010

CFP: PCA/ACA Literature and Politics Sessions, 3/31/-4/3/2010; deadline 12/15/09

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:30pm
George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2010 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 15, 2009

PCA/ACA 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, RENAISSANCE GRAND HOTEL ST. LOUIS, 800 WASHINGTON AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63101

Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Irish Studies

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 2:00pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The 2010 national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 5 – 8 May 2010 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday evening, May 5th, and concurrent panels will begin on Thursday morning, May 6th. The announced theme is intended to encourage a broad range of paper topics. Papers are welcome on any Irish Studies topic, including traditional concerns of the discipline and evolving areas of interest in the visual, literary, and interdisciplinary areas. We welcome proposals for individual papers, which, if accepted, will be placed within a relevant panel.

American memory of WWII: adding the European "Second Generation" to the historical narrative

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:23pm
Dr. Krystyna T. Zamorska

I am compiling a collection of "second generation" academic memoir essays by those who were born and raised in post-Second World War Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and are now academics or scholars in US institutions.

If possible, we can begin by convening a group of scholars (Polish, Polish American, and others with East-European roots) who are descendants of victims of German crimes in German-occupied Europe. (Tri-state area?)Those who have already done research in this area are particularly welcome. The goal is to expand the dominant American narrative of WWII, shaped during the Cold War.

Contact: Krystyna T. Zamorska, Ph.D. at krystyna.zamorska@gmail.com

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