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Lynching, Animality, and Animals (ASLE June 2011; deadline for abstracts October 30, 2010)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:15pm
Lindgren Johnson/Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Seeking abstracts for a panel at ASLE that take a challenging and innovative approach to the impact of nonhuman animals, both material and rhetorical, on Southern lynchings:

Over the last two decades lynching studies has become firmly established in the academy. As critical animal studies now makes its way into African American studies how could and should it change the way we approach lynching?

Questions to consider might include:

NEMLA Convention (Call for Papers) April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:57pm
Anna Cafaro, Bard College, NY

Human Rights in Italian Theater

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 contains thirty articles. In a society disrupted by continuous violations of those rights we should ask ourselves what theater can do and what it is doing. How can it raise awareness? This panel offers the occasion to explore the role of theater and the urgent need for denouncing and defending human rights in Italian society as well as internationally.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English or Italian to Anna Cafaro, annacafaro@hotmail.com, by October 10, 2010 .

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

CFP: New essays for collection on Nicholas Ray

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 1:25am
Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel

Going Home: Essays on Nicholas Ray in Cinema Culture
Editors: Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel

We are currently accepting proposals for a new collection of essays on Nicholas Ray, tentatively titled Going Home: Essays on Nicholas Ray in Cinema Culture. A university press has shown an interest in this collection.


Friday, September 24, 2010 - 6:14pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society

Call for Papers
Landscape and Vision in Late Modernism
Panel sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society
Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture since 1900
February 24-26, 2011

"…only there, in the silences of the painter or the writer can reality be reordered, reworked and made to show its significant side." (Lawrence Durrell, Justine)

----"Vision is exorcism." (Clea)

Technology and Active Learning in the Literature or Composition Classroom

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 4:51pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association

For College English Association Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, March 31-April 2, 2011.
• New Technology & Active Learning in the Literature or Composition Classroom
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on new forms of active learning &/or use of technology for literature or composition in classroom settings. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology--PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites).

Environmental Science Fiction Before 1962

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 4:37pm
Eric Otto, Science Fiction Research Association

Published in 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is often identified as the founding text of environmentalism, namely because it generated the popular interest in environmental issues that culminated in the first Earth Day in 1970 and has since branched into a number of political and radical movements. Proposals are invited for presentations that explore science fiction's engagements with environmental issues before the full-scale emergence of environmentalism in the years after 1962. Are there authors of (proto)environmentalist science fiction that were thinking about environmental issues before such thinking was popularly accepted?

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Deadline: 15 December 2010)

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 3:37pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assocaition and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations (Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr. 20-23, 2011)

The 2011 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Panels: Panelists will have 15-20 minutes to read their own work. Time will be reserved after the panelists' readings for questions from the audience. Those interested in participating should send five sample poems with a brief letter to the listed physical address or email address listed below. Please include ALL of your contact information as well as your university affiliation with your submission.

update ISLE-2 June 17-21, 2011

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:15pm
Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English

Call for Proposals: Workshops, Talks, and Poster Sessions

Eugene Green and Bruce Fraser of The New England Committee (isle2wtp@bu.edu) are glad to respond to preliminary inquiries.

ISLE2's First Call for Proposals on Workshops and Abstracts on Talks and Poster Sessions now has a deadline of 30 September 2010 for all submissions.
Workshop Proposals

The New England Committee invites workshop proposals that address approaches applicable to one or more fields of linguistic analysis.

MPA Conference (12/1/10; 2/18-19/11)

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:09pm
Mississippi Philological Association

Call for Papers
Mississippi Philological Association Conference
February 18-19, 2011
Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi

Abstracts due December 1, 2010

UPDATE--Being Erica and Philosophy CFP (Deadline: 10-1-10)

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:11pm
Dr. Heath A. Diehl

Since its premiere on January 5, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Being Erica has delighted fans in its native Canada and gained a considerable following as a syndicated export in a number of other countries, including Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. At the same time, the program seems to have confounded many media critics. On one hand, precious little "writing" about the program actually exists despite its swift release to DVD (usually a sign of both popularity and potential profitability—both typically strong indicators of media interest as well as scholarly pursuit).