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Global Environmental Literature: Comparative Approaches to Environmental Criticism

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:46pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Seeking papers for a panel at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Panel aims to highlight the direction the field of environmental studies is headed: more interdisciplinary and global approaches to environmental concerns.

Call For Papers: Gender Matters Conference

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:44pm
Dr. Jason Zingsheim / Governors State University

Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. Conference planners seek to bring together students, activists, and researchers from the Chicagoland area and Midwest region to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:55pm
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Special Issue
Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

Guest Editors:
Kevin Brooks, North Dakota State University
David Beard, University of Minnestoa, Duluth

Wideman Society at American Literature Assn., 26-29 May 2011

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 4:03pm
John Edgar Wideman Society

The John Edgar Wideman Society invites 200-word proposals for papers or panels at the American Literature Association conference. Deadline for proposals is 15 January 2011. Presenters must be members of the Society by the time of the conference.

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference [Reminder - Deadline: 17 December]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:41pm
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Conference

Call For Papers

To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).

24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, April 15-16, 2011

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:28pm
Anna Lillios/University of Central Florida

24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference
Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida
April 15-16, 2011

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and the Department of English, University of Central Florida

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Lowe,author of Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:

Platte Valley Review: Forces of Nature [deadline 12/15/10]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:41pm
Platte Valley Review: University of Nebraska at Kearney

Platte Valley Review will publish a special issue for Spring 2011. The theme, Forces of Nature, should be interpreted as contributor wishes.

Poetry, Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Environmental and Critical Essays, Photography, or Artwork, relevant to Forces of Nature are welcome as general submissions.

The Platte Valley Review is published under the auspices of the endowed Reynolds Chair, Allison Hedge Coke, senior editor, and Robert Ficociello, managing editor.

Distinguished UNK Sandhill Crane Literary Fellows will jury and contribute to this edition.

Circle Gets the Square: Advancing Conversations in Game Studies [Edited Collection]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:27pm
Jason Thompson, University of Wyoming and Marc Ouellette, McMaster University

Game Studies—that peculiar multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary field wherein researchers from such diverse areas of computer science, literary studies, psychology, and media studies come together to study the how games are made, how games come to mean, and how games effect people—has reached an unproductive stasis.

[UPDATE] IALJS-6 "Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis" - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium - 12-14 May 2011

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:00am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 12-14 May 2011. The conference will be held at the Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SIC) at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.

I, S/He, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:44am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

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