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T. S. Eliot and Violence (MLA 2011; proposal deadline 4 Mar. 2010)

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 10:21pm
David Chinitz, for the T. S. Eliot Society

For a Jan. 2011 MLA special session sponsored by the T. S. Eliot Society. Violence in Eliot's work and thought--in relation to, e.g., modernity, world war, gender and sexuality, religion, politics, art, or language itself. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 4, 2010.

PAMLA 2010 Special Session: Lilo's O'hana: Mainland and Pacific children meet through media

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:10pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

PAMLA 2010 Conference: "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific."

PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date. This is certain to be one of PAMLA's most beautiful conference sites ever.

Special Session Title:

"Lilo's O'hana: Mainland and Pacific children meet through media"

In light of the PAMLA drive to encourage works "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," this special session seeks proposals that engage childhood representations of the Pacific through mass media.

Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts. April 15-17, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
The University of Virginia Department of English

Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them. But our understanding of these reactions can at times seem limited to the biological. Our senses do not just perceive the physical; they serve physiologically liminal roles which govern our interactions with the world surrounding us. This conference will investigate both the role of sense in perceiving the textual and the sensory aspects of texts. Topics will include the five physical senses, affect and sensibility, and the ways in which relationships with other people and environments are conducted and understood through the senses.

MLA 2011: Names in Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 2:55pm
Keith Dorwick

For much of its history, literature written for young people has been concerned with the idea of names. One might think of the conversation between the White Knight and Alice in which what a song is called is sharply (if nonsensically) distinguished from its name, or of Ged's long search for his own shadow's name. For this panel, a collaboration between the American Name Society and the MLA Division for Children's Literature, co-chairs Keith Dorwick of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Donna Lillian, East Carolina University, seek five hundred word abstracts.

Blogging Domesticity: Lives on Display, American Studies Association Conference, San Antonio, November 18-21, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 1:25pm
Anne Bruder / Bryn Mawr College

Until relatively recently,hand embroidery, lace tatting, and vegetable canning might have suggested female confinement and domestic malaise to some. Now as Second Wave feminists begin to retire from their working lives outside the home, new generations of women have reappropriated their mothers' and grandmothers' needle and the spool, turning granny squares and crocheted doilies into fashionable accessories, symbols of a new and liberated domesticity. In their construction of intimate communities of unseen multitudes, female bloggers have both documented and propelled this movement. This panel seeks to investigate the intersection of identity formation, new domesticity, and internet technologies. We ask what kind of selves are produced on blogs? How

NeuroRhetorics - MLA 2011

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 12:28pm
Rhetoric Society of America/Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Title of session: NeuroRhetorics
Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts
Deadline for submissions: 1 Mar. 2010

Inviting papers on rhetorical constructions, controversies and histories of mental illness, neurological differences, and/or scientific understandings of the brain. Participants may also consider implications for theories and practices of rhetoric and composition.

Co-sponsored by the Division on History and Theory of Rhet/Comp.

Send abstracts to jjack@email.unc.edu.

MLA 2011-- Collaborative Session on Rethinking Style in Rhetoric and Composition

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 12:16pm
Rhetoric Society of America/Division on the Teaching of Writing

Title of session: Rethinking Style
Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts.
Deadline for submissions: 1 Mar. 2010

Co-sponsored with the Division on Teaching of Writing.

Although "style" was one of the five canon's of ancient rhetoric and a key part of rhetorical pedagogy, today many scholars worry that the field has paid less attention to this canon than it might. Drawing on ancient and/or contemporary rhetorical theories, papers should consider how to reinvigorate the study and teaching of style in the field of rhetoric and composition.

Send abstracts to jjack@email.unc.edu.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Emerging Scholars Panel

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 9:54am
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Theatre Alive: Theater, Media, and Survival," and it takes place at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, August 3-6, 2010.