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[Inter]sections Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 3:49am
[Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest

[Inter]sections is the trimestrial peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest. We are now accepting academic papers, reviews, and interviews for inclusion in our March 2011 issue. The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2011.

Because of the large number of submissions we've been getting, we need more people on our peer-reviewing team. Those interested should send us a short bio (no more than 200 words), as well as a writing sample (between 3,000 and 7,000 words) and a list of the main areas they would be prepared to cover. The deadline for peer reviewing applications is also January 31st, 2011.

Impersonality beyond "Tradition" (MSA, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 9:44pm
Claire Laville/Modernist Studies Association

Impersonality is usually linked to "Tradition and the Individual Talent," in which T.S. Eliot famously declares, "The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." For this panel, I am seeking papers that dislodge the impersonal from Eliot's vision of a cohesive European canon. This may mean sidestepping Eliot and his legacy entirely or reconsidering its premises. Where can modernists find an account of the "process of depersonalization"? Could it be narrated in the first person? Does the impersonal have a history? a future?

(UPDATE) Film Area

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 4:00pm
2011 SWTX PCA/ACA Annual Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 24, 2010

Proposals are being reviewed for 20-minute presentations on contemporary and classic film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies.

The 2011 SWTX PCA/ACA conference will be held jointly with the National PCA/ACA from April 20 - 23 in San Antonio, Texas.

Submit a proposal with:
100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
current curriculum vitae;
working bibliography for your paper;
contact information: name, address, and email.

Submit to:
Richard Crew
Film (General) Area Chair
Dick.crew@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association, May 26-29 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 2:11pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will host two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2011

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 1:18pm
UMass Dartmouth

Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

The journal can be found at http://www.umassd.edu/jfs

Why a new journal? Why now?

Ethnic and African American Writers, Readers, and the Literary Marketplace (ALA panel; abstract due 1/14/11)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:45pm
American Literature Association, panel organized by Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society (RSS) is organizing a panel at the ALA in Boston focused on the reception of literature by ethnic American or African American writers. The American Literature Association Conference will be held on May 26-29, 2011, in Boston, MA. See ALA site for more conference details: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/american_literature_asso...

The Reception Studies Society is seeking papers focused on any of the following issues:

Disability and Native American/Indigenous Studies, Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies, 3/15/11

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:36am
Penelope Kelsey, University of Colorado

In Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-1950, a Nisga'a elder implores the historian Mary Ellen Kelm: "When we talk about the poor health of our people, remember it all began with the white man" (xv). This special issue of JLCDS invites scholars to consider two interrelated phenomena: on the one hand, colonialism has produced indigenous disability and illness—through the depletion of traditional sources of food and medicine, enforced containment in boarding schools and substandard reservation housing, trauma, poverty and so on. On the other hand, colonial discourse also pathologizes Native people—construing them as genetically prone to certain illnesses, for instance.

Call for papers for special issue of the journal 'Shakespeare' (deadline: 15 October 2011)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 6:28am
Dr Siobhan Keenan / De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

On 20 March 1961 it was announced that the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon would become known as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and its company as the Royal Shakespeare Company. 2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of this important moment in the history of the RSC and their main Stratford theatre. To mark this occasion the journal 'Shakespeare' is planning a special issue dedicated to the RSC and its 50-year history, for which it invites papers (10,000 words maximum).

CFP - Graduate Conference "Print Modernities" - Deadline January 30, 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:24pm
University of British Columbia

"Print Modernities, 1845 – 1945"
A Graduate Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2-3 May 2011.

This graduate conference will be concerned with the relationships between "modernity" and print production. "Modernity" and "print" should be understood in the broadest sense, and interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged. We are interested in the commercialization of literary modernism, in the visual representations of modernity, and in the social impact of technical innovations in the printing industry from 1845 to 1945. Possible considerations are:

[UPDATE] Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Extended Deadline: 12/31)

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2011 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23
NEW DEADLINE: 31 December 2009

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.

[UPDATE]Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities--Graduate Literature Conference (Proposals due 1/7/11; Conference 2/24-26/11)

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 10:48am
University of Wisconsin Madison Graduate English Student Association

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
February 24-26, 2011

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. Our keynote speaker for this year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," is Professor Rita Felski. The focus encourages examination of the role of humanistic inquiry and the arts in moments of crisis, and also extends the opportunity to participants to explore broader questions about how "crisis" might appear, be defined, or be addressed in their own areas of study.

[UPDATE] Why Allegory Now?

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59am
University of Manchester

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the University of Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
Dr. Roger Pooley, English, Keele University

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

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