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Call for Contributors: The Impact of the Great Recession on Poverty in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:52pm

I am looking for people who are interested in contributing to a book about the impact of the recession on poverty in the United States. Essays will be published in a two-volume set by ABC-Clio. Contributors will receive a byline, electronic access to the final work, and modest monetary compensation (or a copy of the two-volume series if they prefer).

Specifically, I am looking for people who are interested in writing on the following topics as they relate to the Great Recession and poverty with a September 1, 2012 deadline:

The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 9:49pm
The International Academic Forum

CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?

[UPDATE] Kzoo 2013: Not Your Moder's Medievalism: Rethinking the Medieval through its Self-Imagination (proposals due 9-15-12)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 5:35pm
UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium

The Medieval Research Consortium of UC Davis invites submission of proposals for the following panel for the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies occurring at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 9-12, 2013. Please submit a proposal of 300 words with a completed Participant Information Form (available on the Western Michigan University website) for consideration in these panels. You may submit proposals via e-mail or mail a hard copy of your proposal for consideration; all proposals are due by September 15, 2012.

Panel contact:

Affect: the New Sensibility? (NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013; Deadline 9/30/12)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 3:48pm
Mary Anne Myers / Fordham University

Contemporary theories of affect overlap with eighteenth-century ideas of sensibility as efforts to theorize the social, to affirm feeling as a way of knowing, and to understand the porous interface between and among bodies and minds. This roundtable (brief presentations followed by a conversation) invites participants to suggest ways sensibility might help us understand affect or how affect might help us understand sensibility, by exploring their respective representation in texts and contexts with attention to issues of gender and perceived social standing. Please send 250-400 word proposals and brief cv to Mary Anne Myers at mmyers@fordham.edu.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 3:13pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association (CELLA)

Kashim Ibrahim Tala Annual Lecture is a one day lecture organized annually in honour of Emeritus Professor Kashim Ibrahim Tala - the first Cameroonian to earn a PhD from/in a Cameroonian university.

THEME: "Kashimism: Representing Voices".

Speakers during the event will include:
Professor Nol Alembong
Professor Kizitus Mpoche
Professor Shadrach Ambanasom
Fr. Michael Niba (PhD)
Dr. Oscar Labang
Emeritus Professor Kashim I. Tala

The Inaugural Edition of this Annual Lecture Series will be on
July 20, 2012
Djeuga Palace Hotel, Yaounde, Cameroon

Archival discovery and bibliographical analysis

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:02pm
Resources for American Literary Study

The editors of the AMS annual Resources for American Literary Study invite the submission of scholarly essays presenting and analyzing archival discoveries in American literature. Also welcome are submissions of primary or secondary bibliographies pertaining to American authors. Please send submissions, in new MLA style, to Jackson R. Bryer (jbryer@umd.edu) and Richard Kopley (rxk3@psu.edu). For further information on RALS, please check www.amspressinc.com/rals.html.

Detective Fiction

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:56am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Critic Edmund Wilson likened the genre of detective fiction to "a few bent and rusty nails." Despite the disdain of many literary critics, this liminal genre continues to thrive and stretch its boundaries, challenging readers to understand narrative and social criticism in new ways. This panel will explore the impact of Detective Fiction – its writing and consumption in different languages all over the world.

Extending Gesture 26th – 28th October 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 9:30am
University of Edinburgh

Extending Gesture
A Colloquium at University of Edinburgh 26th – 28th October 2012

'If I write, this strange hand has already
slipped into my writing hand',
(Jean-Luc Nancy).

My hand moves out ahead of me in writing – as Jacques Derrida has conceived it, it is both blind and anticipatory, giving itself over to both in order to touch upon the unknown. Yet in doing so, the unknown touches all along this act; this embodied gesture quivers with unknowability.

Constructions of Women Warriors in Medieval Eurasia (proposal due; 9/15/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 8:14am
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The construction and historicization of the Amazonian type women warriors have generated a long legacy in both Western and Eastern cultures. Either as grotesque feminine other without breasts (such as depicted by Herodotus, Hippocratic Treatises, and Apollodorus) or as heroic women paragons to be emulated (such as China's most famous Mulan), these women warriors were mirrors of the patriarchal societies that constructed them.The ancient world's literary impulse to construct these women warriors and women's kingdoms continued in the Middle Ages. Examples can be found in the writings of Boccaccio, Chaucer, De Pizan, and travel writings of Mandeville and Marco Polo. In the East, "women's kingdom" continued to evolve in Chinese literature and historiography.