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Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [article submissions; Nov 25]

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:22pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks. We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

"A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place" (August 11-14, 2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 7:19pm
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education

LGBT Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11-14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 15 (send to conference planner Nick Salvato, ngs9@cornell.edu)
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at www.athe.org)

Simon de Beauvoir's The Second Sex: Newly Translated and Rediscovered, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 6:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Sixty years after its initial publication, thanks to Constance Brode and Sheila Malovany Chevallier, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex has been newly translated and unabridged for the first time in English. How does this new translation provide fresh insights into this canonical text? How might it influence women's studies today? This roundtable panel invites abstracts on the evaluation of de Beauvoir's work and on the impact of the new translation on feminism and gender studies. Send abstracts in body of email to Denise Feldman (df@berkeleycollege.edu) with The Second Sex in subject line.

Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

[UPDATE]"Interdisciplinary Studies and Women Modernists" Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 7-10 April, 2011.

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 5:25pm
Laurel Harris, City University of New York Graduate Center

In her recent anthology _Gender in Modernism_, Bonnie Kime Scott opens the literary field to include disciplines previously left out of the modernist frame such as dance, painting, cinema, and the sciences. In doing so, Scott broadens the scope of modernism and, in particular, provides new angles of inquiry into the work of women literary modernists. This panel will further explore this interdisciplinary move, asking how, and to what effect, we might bring the insights of other disciplines to bear on questions of gender in literary modernism. How did visual, aural, and performative art forms influence the work of modernist women writers?

[UPDATE]--Material Cultures conference, CFP deadline 9/15, conference date May 6-8, 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 3:23pm
University of Ottawa

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

Performing Knowledge (deadline 9/30/10; NEMLA April 7-10, 2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 2:59pm
John Savarese, Rutgers University

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. For more information, see below.

Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu, by 9/30/10.

NeMLA 2011: New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011.

Theorizing Dickens. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Theorizing the Victorian Novel

This session will explore the ways in which literary theory can be helpful in illuminating Victorian novels and those accompanying social contexts and issues that we find in the Victorian age. How might Victorian novels in turn be helpful in illuminating different schools of theory? 250 words abstract by Sept. 30, 2010. Send to Robert Lougy, Penn State University, RXL1@psu.edu.

Sexing Science Fiction

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:31pm
Sherry Ginn

Call for papers

Sexing Science Fiction

Editors: Sherry Ginn, Ph.D.
Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.

UPDATE: Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 12:00pm
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:38am
College English Association / Jamie L. McDaniel, Children's and Adolescent Literature Special Topics Chair

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

UPDATE Collection of Essays on the Role of Music in Multicultural Activism

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:14am
Ed. Lindsay Michie Eades, Eunice Rojas

This book is a two volume series of essays telling stories of the ways in which music has propelled resistance and revolutionary movements in the United States and around the world from the gospel music of slavery in the antebellum South to anti-apartheid freedom songs in South Africa.
The two-volume series will illustrate a consistent pattern of musical influence on political resistance movements by providing accounts describing a vast array of musical styles from diverse parts of the world. One volume will cover movements in the U.S. and the other will have an international focus. The purpose of this series is to encompass a wide perspective on the role of music in political activism.

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:04am
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Abstracts for Iconoclasm due September 10, 2010

"Iconoclasm", featuring keynote addresses by Carol Mavor (Manchester) and Michael Taussig (Columbia), will take place at the University of Toronto, March 17-19, 2011.

We accept abstracts of no more than 250 words for talks of 20 minutes on a range of topics related to the breaking and making of images.
For full CFP and FAQs please visit Iconoclasm Website