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"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
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The Comparatist
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Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden—or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism—antagonistic rivalry between critics—a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:40am
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Marie Chantale Mofin
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The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Sub-Saharan Africa Literature, Culture, and Film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature and film
African Diaspora
Maghreb Literature, Culture, and Film
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers
Migrant Literature
National/Transnational Theory
Oral tradition, etc.

CFP:"Culture Within/Against Empire: Racialization and State Violence in Moments" ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:12am
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christian ravela
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This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings. American studies and related scholarship, particularly in critical ethnic studies, has decentered US national culture, demonstrating the ways in which the material practices of racial slavery, colonial expansion and empire, gendered and racialized labor exploitation, incarceration and permanent war generated and persist as the conditions of possibility for the emancipatory claims of U.S. political modernity.

CFP: Shakespeare across Media: National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, 06/7-9/2012; abstracts due 02/15/2012)

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 3:53am
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National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum
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Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)

Call for Papers

The National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum will host its sixth conference, "Shakespeare across Media," in Taipei on June 7-9, 2012.

W.S. Gilbert--Author and Critic

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:25pm
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MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
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W.S. Gilbert changed English musical theatre. We are seeking proposals on all aspects of Gilbert's work, but studies dealing with music receive priority. Send 250 word proposals by February 22, 2012.

Eugene O'Neill and Music

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:59pm
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MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society
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For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering a joint session on Eugene O'Neill and Music. O'Neill uses music in many of his plays, and many of his plays have been set to music. We welcome 250 word abstracts on any aspect of O'Neill and music. Send abstracts to both DrJSDailey@aol.com and KEisen@tntech.edu by February 17, 2012.

Call for Papers: "Stranger in a Strange Land" April 28, 2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 4:16pm
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Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature, University of British Columbia

Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012

A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature and Cultural Texts

With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park

The University of British Columbia
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:48am
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Northumbria University

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

This two-day conference invites papers that consider the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Approaches to this theme are welcomed from established scholars and especially from postgraduate students.

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:21am
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Alex Vernon / Hendrix College
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CFP

"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Rather than the typical single-text approach, Kent State University Press's Teaching Hemingway series will focus each new volume on pedagogical approaches to major issues in the author's works. As its title, the volume intends to explore the many intersections of teaching war, teaching war literature, and teaching the works of Ernest Hemingway. We are thus hopeful that our contributors and our audience will come to us from several academic disciplines. The target audience is teachers at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:17am
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Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
18-19 May, 2012
(Submission deadline 15 March, 2012)
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Miami.

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:05am
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The University of Edinburgh
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Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now (April 27, 2012)

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:13pm
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New Oxford Shakespeare ~ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University

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