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Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:04pm
Tammie M Kennedy, Joyce Middleton, and Kris Ratcliffee

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection's title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era. As imagined in this collection, whiteness is an identification, a trope with associated discourses and cultural scripts for thinking and acting. As an identification, whiteness (via its presences and absences) constructs identities for people and texts as well as for cultural events and institutions. As an identification, whiteness functions as Freud describes all identifications: as a ghost, a haunting, which feeds on invisibility, nostalgia, and melancholy.

"English Renaissance Literature," 2013 Meeting of the RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, USA, October 10-12, 2013.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Twenty-minute papers that address any theme pertaining to English Renaissance Literature. Topics of interest include gender, religious, and race studies in early modern literature. Submit a 300-500 word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at respinosa2@utep.edu. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 10, 2013.

"The Russian Boom Was On": The Inter-Cultural Work of Translation (Nov. 8-10, Atlanta Georgia)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:53am
SAMLA 2013 conference

Constance Garnett's 1912 translation of Dostoevsky is credited with sparking the "Russian Fever" in Great Britain, while Russia's entry into the Great War as an ally set off the "Russian Boom." Yet, an increasing fascination with the country, its culture, and its literature dates from the beginning of the 20th century and continues beyond the years of war and revolution.

Arguing Religion in Early Modern England (MLA 2014)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:39am
Melissa M. Caldwell

This panel will focus on the creative uses of various types of religious argument—satire, polemic, animadversion—their innovations, interplay, and relationship to humanism and print culture.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to mcaldwell@eiu.edu by March 10.

Edited Collection: After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:02am
Prof Karl Leydecker and Dr Jenny DiPlacidi/ University of Kent

We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the period of 'after marriage' in the long eighteenth century. It is the aim of this book to bring together a series of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in North America and the UK that explores representations of 'after marriage' (broadly conceived of to include after the marriage ceremony or after the end of the union) in the variety of cultural forms during this period. We welcome work that questions accepted definitions of marriage and married life to explore narratives of alternative experiences during or post matrimony.

Queer Youth

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:27am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2014

Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 2014

Queer Youth

This panel features scholarship focused on the intersections of childhood and queer identities in literature, popular culture, and film. I am especially interested in papers focused on the intersections of sentimentalism and representations of LGBT youth. Open to papers covering a diverse array of genres, time periods, geographical regions. Send 250 word abstracts
and 150 word bios to kproehl@clemson.edu. Due March 15th, 2013.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:20am
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South. We are particularly interested in how the narratives of these specters exorcise cultural guilt about slavery, fears of racial contamination, and the split personality of the state that once succeeded from the Union. We are also happy to consider contributions that take a broader view of what the "Spectral South" might mean. Possible topics might consider the following:

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies www.essachess.com Environment and

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:23am
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Environment and communication

Pieter LEROY (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) and Marie-Gabrielle SURAUD (CERTOP, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse 3, France)

Balkan Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Music (MLA 2014; deadline March 15)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:55am
Mihaela P. Harper, Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas, Bilkent University

Is Balkan "always the other" (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.

Possible topics include:

--figures of Balkan in contemporary national and transnational literatures and film

--new genres of music that evoke and transform traditional Balkan motifs

--interactions between Balkan nations and the EU

--current economic dimensions of the term "Balkanization"

--contemporary political parameters of the term "Balkan"

--traditional Balkan literary tropes returned to or recast

MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:40am
Kristine A. Wilson

For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 15 March 2013 to Kristine Wilson (wilson67@purdue.edu).

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime after April 1).