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CFP: Jewish American Writers, PAMLA 2011 (March 25, 2011; Nov. 5-6, 2011)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 3:31pm
Jaime Cleland

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

This panel will explore the tradition of Jewish American literature, particularly that of women writers. How have these authors addressed issues of religion, gender, culture, history, social justice? Proposals are welcomed on subjects historical or contemporary, serious or comic, highbrow or lowbrow, any genre.

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 40-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2011/proposals by March 25, 2011.

Faulkner and Warren: A Conference

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:49pm
Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State University

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Warren
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 25-27, 2012

This "Faulkner and Warren" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Robert Penn Warren. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as race, gender, class, history, politics, war, religion, humor, and technique. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Call for Papers for Panel on American Humor October 6-8, 2011

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:14pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Abstracts are being solicited for a panel on American Humor for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Any area of American humor studies is welcome, including teaching American humor in the college classroom. Please submit any questions or your abstracts by March 1 to Dr. Judy Sneller, SD School of Mines & Technology at jsneller@sdsmt.edu. Applicants will be advised within 3 weeks of acceptance status.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

CFP: Essays on Teaching Creative Writing

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:45pm
Professional and Higher Publishers, UK

(not all of the submission info may have gotten through the first time, this is a re-send)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Teaching Creative Writing

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

Inventors and Inventing in Young Adult/Children's Literature MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 8:58am
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

This proposed panel will consist of three 20 min papers (8 pages double spaced) or four 15 minute (6 pages double spaced) papers. Successful abstracts will explore the ways in which representations of inventors, inventing and inventions both scientific and magical in YAL/children's fiction and non-fiction (including picture books and films) are depicted. Theoretical approaches and readings are encouraged and mere close readings of the texts in question are discouraged.

CFP: Reading with Kristeva: Philosophy, Literature, Psychoanalysis and the 20th century Women Writers

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 3:03am
Dr Rossie Artemis

I am looking for paper submissions for a thematic issue of a literary journal dedicated to the work and influence of Julia Kristeva on the twentieth- and twenty-first century women writers.
Kristeva's training and prolific scholarly career range from linguistics to philosophy to psychoanalysis, most often singularly on the border of disciplines and fields. As a student and critic of Jacques Lacan, her voice is just as influential among academics and intellectuals today as it was some thirty years ago, despite the numerous debates and criticism she continuously faces on both sides of the Atlantic.