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[UPDATE] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 2:02am
University of California, Riverside

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (New deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 16th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year's theme is "Brave New Worlds."

[UPDATE] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 1:56am
University of California, Riverside

[UPDATE]: Illustrating Literary Worlds. New submission deadline: 3/11/2009.

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 16th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year's theme is "Brave New Worlds."

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:17pm
University of Otago

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

24-26 June, 2009

Organised by the Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Keynote Speakers: Professor Robert J.C. Young, New York University; Professor Graham Huggan, University of Leeds; Associate Professor Susie O’Brien, McMaster University

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 1:16pm
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus

CFP: "Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites current graduate students to submit proposals for a panel discussion entitled "Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics" at the 2009 MLA annual meeting from December 27 to December 30 in Philadelphia.

[UPDATE] CFP: Eudora Welty Society Panel, SCMLA Baton Rouge, 10/2009

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 11:50am
Eudora Welty Society

UPDATE: The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to March 25, 2009.

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for its session at the South Central Modern Language Association convention, to be held in Baton Rouge, October 29-31. Papers on any topic are welcome, but especially so are those that engage Welty's life, career, or work in reference to the conference theme, "Displacements/Continuities." Email inquiries or 500-word abstracts to kordonowy@virginia.edu by 15 March 2009.

MLA Special Session proposal - Reconsidering the Transnational Turn - 3/24

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 1:50pm
John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University

In recent years, a "transnational" approach to literary history has become popular. This approach criticizes the supposed naturalness of some of the borders, boundaries, and binaries that define our political affiliations and have structured—some would argue limited—our cultural histories. The "transnational turn" has taken a variety of forms and includes other mode of cultural critique, like "borderlands" readings and Atlantic world studies. Yet even as the transnational turn has become institutionalized—as indicated by the increasing numbers of English literature job listings advertising this specialty—it still has the ring of an insurgent challenge to national traditions of literary studies.

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