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[UPDATE] Modernist Intimacies, University of Sussex, Friday May 17, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:41am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013.

Call for Papers:

Modernist Intimacies

Friday May 17, 2013.

The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex

Featured Speaker: Denis Flannery (University of Leeds)

Diasporic Subjectivity, Intimacy and Memory

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:04am
Thomas Lacroix/Migrinter, University of Poitiers

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference
TITLE: "Diasporic Subjectivity, Intimacy and Memory"
CONFERENCE DATES: June 30-July 2, 2013
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: February 15, 2013
PLACE: Oxford University

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE: THE INTERNATIONAL FAULKNER Sibiu, 31 May – 1 June 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:26am
LUCIAN BLAGA UNIVERSITY of SIBIU, ROMANIA, THE DEPARTMENT OF ANGLO-AMERICAN AND GERMAN STUDIES and C. PETER MAGRATH RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

Half a century after William Faulkner's demise, his inciting works and artistic example still continue to challenge misconceptions and misappropriations. Faulkner's legacy equally keeps triggering heated debates and rebuttals, along with radical reappraisals. The present conference intends to be the first of a series of biennial events to examine the international relevance of Faulkner's works and their fecund worldwide impact, along with their centrality to American studies.

Keynote Speakers: Robert Hamblin (Southeast Missouri State University), "The International Faulkner"

Scandinavian Film Comedy

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:24am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

CFP: Scandinavian Film Comedy

"If someone ever asks you if you would like to see a Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish […] comedy then... well, I won't say 'Run for your life!!' but I will say 'Be careful'. Movies in the north love to deal with serious issues like death, drugs, alcohol and other fun stuff, and even most of our comedies will leave you with a feeling that the world is a horrible place." (http://satwcomic.com/funny-movie)

"Victorian Commonwealths," Panel for Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader: The 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:40pm
Kathryn Holland

Victorian Panel for Woolf and the Common(Wealth) Reader: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

This panel aims to contribute to ongoing critical discourses on the points of contact between Victorian and modernist literary cultures. Papers will explore the varied connections between nineteenth-century literary/artistic networks and those created by Woolf and her contemporaries. Organized around the theme of 'Victorian Commonwealths,' possible topics include:

Truer West: Western American Authenticity Ten Years On

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:26pm
Andrew Husband / Western Literature Association

Ten years after the publication of Nathaniel Lewis' Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship, western, post-western, and critical regional studies still grapple with the problem of authenticity in the American West. If, as Lewis playfully suggests, the "very struggle over authenticity [is] perhaps the only 'true' condition of the western cultural imagination," then how might this struggle have altered the tone of Western literary and cultural criticism in the last decade? What does the poststructural, postmodern distrust of authenticity do to encourage fresh analyses of texts previously heralded for their authentic portrayals of the West?

[UPDATE]: Monstrous Spaces in Literature and Pedagogy -- March 9, 2013 (deadline extended)

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:12pm
St. John's University Graduate English Conference

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sicari

We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.

Geographies of Asian America (ALA May 23-26, 2013)

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies invites submissions for two panels that reflect on the development and state of Asian American literature through the "geographies" of Asian America with an eye to regional differences and the transnational turn.

"European Cooperation/Cooptation: Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination"

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 3:54pm
Center for European Studies, Dalhousie University

For the third annual colloquium in European Studies (26-27 April 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada), we invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes that deal with any aspect of cooperation in Europe. Papers are welcome from all disciplines and historical periods, from antiquity to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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