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Rethinking Boundaries: New Frontiers in 20th Cent. British Literature -- Oct. 28-30, 2010

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:39pm
South Central Modern Language Association / Chair: Jennifer Powlette

The SCMLA 20th century British literature panel welcomes submissions on the topic "New Frontiers." Although the panel topic is open, papers rethinking borders or boundaries (textual, literal, psychological, critical, to name a few) are encouraged. Please submit -- as a Word attachment -- 500 word abstracts or papers no later than March 1 to jpowlett@email.arizona.edu .

For further information on this year's conference and location please visit http://www.ou.edu/scmla/.

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (www.rmmla.org)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:16pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)

Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

UPDATE: Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945 (deadline: Feb 1, 2010; conference: June 15-17, 2010))

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 7:51pm
Space Between Society

Call for Papers:
Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945


University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, June 17-19, 2010

The interwar years have often been regarded as a period of secularization, disillusionment, and disenchantment, yet many of the period's cultural productions engage questions of faith, Belief, and spirituality. This interdisciplinary conference invites literary and cultural critics, historians, and scholars of modern religion and philosophy to explore a range of topics relating to the collision of belief and disbelief in the years between 1914 and 1945.

UPDATE Medieval Perspectives: From the Mundane to the Miraculous

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 5:12pm
New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Conference at the University of Connecticut

The 27th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium
Graduate Student Conference will feature plenary speaker Amy Appleford of Boston University on April 10, 2010.

Abstracts from graduate students are still being accepted on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including:

Anthropology – Archaeology – Art History – Classical Studies – Comparative Literature – Disability Studies – Drama – Gerontology – History – History of Science – Language Studies – Literary Studies – Manuscript Studies – Musicology – Philosophy – Paleography – Religious Studies – Urban Studies – Women's and Gender Studies

Poetry of the Americas Symposium at Princeton, April 17, 2010

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 4:22pm
Princeton University

CALL FOR PAPERS
POETRY OF THE AMERICAS
5th Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Symposium
Department of Comparative Literature
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Saturday, April 17, 2010

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a symposium in comparative poetics titled "Poetry of the Americas." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Special Session at PAMLA: Sixties Radicalism Redux (Abstracts 3/15/10; Conference 11/13-11/14/10

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 4:12pm
Richard Hishmeh/Palomar College or Jason Spangler/Riverside City College

Barrack Obama's presidency, with its invocation of John F. Kennedy's legend, invites a wider discussion of how 1960s socio-political movements, philosophies, and art may be transformed, reinterpreted, and redeployed in the 21st century. We welcome papers engaging the legacy of 1960s American countercultural or revolutionary literature, visual arts, and/or music, and how they resonate in the collective consciousness, not simply as repositories for nostalgia but as viable, if problematic, strategies for inspiring "hope" and effecting "change."

Please visit PAMLA website for submission guidelines: www.pamla.org. Do not submit papers directly to contact emails from this site.

[UPDATE] Voices from the In-Between: Aporias, Reverberations, and Audiences (Submission: 2/1/10; Conference Dates: 4/16-4/18/10)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:54pm
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures--University of Massachusetts Amherst

This conference seeks to foster a space to discuss, problematize, and rethink possible ways of approaching the elusive concept of the in-between, as it relates to various modes of cultural production and global phenomena. With the aim of engaging in transdisciplinary dialogues, the scope of the conference is not limited to a particular cultural, geographical, linguistic domain, field-specific
methodology, or theoretical framework. Instead, we invite proposals that question how specific objects of study resist clear-cut categorization or placement in genres or domains, abstracts that theorize on the potentiality of the in-between, as well as case studies that investigate the diverse

Old and Middle English

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:05pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Old and Middle English, welcomes submissions on any aspect of Old and Middle English literature.
Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Cindy Carlson at carlsonc@mscd.edu by March 1, 2010. The conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16, 2010. For complete details, please visit the RMMLA site: http://rmmla.wsu.edu.
Speakers must be members of RMMLA by April 1, 2010.

Skin as Text

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:01pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference session, Skin as Text, welcomes abstracts on any aspect of skin used or seen as text, from tattoos, scarring, piercing, to stigmata. Also possible: parchment and its uses, skin painting, legibilities of skin in literature/film/popular culture.
Please see the RMMLA site for details of the conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM, Oct 14-16: http://rmmla.wsu.edu.

CFP: Autobiography Session, PAMLA 2010 (3/15/10; 11/13-14/10)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 10:32am
Jaime Cleland

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
108th Annual Conference
November 13-14, 2010
Chaminade University
Honolulu, Hawaii

Submissions on any aspect of autobiography are welcome for this open-topic session.

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org by March 15, 2010. The submission function at the web site should be available in February.

Send inquiries to Jaime Cleland at jaime.cleland@gmail.com.

Conference participants must pay PAMLA dues by May 1, 2010.

SCMLA Old and Middle English Session Oct. 28-30; deadline for submission March 26

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 9:27am
South Central Modern Language Association: Old and Middle English Session Chair Rebecca Dark

The SCMLA Old and Middle English Session welcomes submissions on any topic related to Old or Middle English studies including gender, ethnicity/national idenity, environment, history, culture, and (of course) literature. The general conference theme is "New Frontiers," but the session is topic is open. Please send papers or 500 word abstracts to rebeccad@dbu.edu on or before the March 26, 2010 deadline. E-mailed submissions are preferred, but regular mail submissions will be accepted. Submissions made by regular mail must be postmarked by the deadline.

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