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Philip Roth Society Panel on 'Roth's Influences' at ALA Annual Conference (San Francisco May 24-7)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:12am
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Philip Roth Society
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At this year's 23rd annual ALA conference (to be held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, May 24-7), the Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel entitled 'Philip Roth's Influences'. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of this topic, for example papers that explore the relationship between writers/artists who have influenced Roth, and/or been influenced by him, and the work of Roth himself. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 300 words, should be titled Roth Society Proposal and emailed by December 30 2011 to the Program Chair, David Brauner, at d.brauner@reading.ac.uk.

"(M)Other Tongues" (collection), deadline 12/12/2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:36am
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Dr. des. Juliane Prade, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in the volume "(M)Other Tongues". Papers may explore literary texts in any language discussing concepts of the mother tongue, its acquisition, its differentiation from other tongues, and whether it can be actually one, one's own, or a mother's language. Readings of literary texts are particularly welcome, but papers might as well pertain to the theory of autobiography and translation and to objects in other genres.

CFP: Fronteras, disidencias y márgenes por cartografiar, 1 abril de 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:32pm
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Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas, República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Desbordar el territorio, bordear, explorar nuestro afuera. Apostar a apropiarse de las zonas y objetos que no tienen nombre. Infringir. Disentir para labrar nuevos caminos. Explorar territorios sin ley, donde aún todo está por inventarse, incluso a costa del peligro. Escindir la lengua, escindir la práctica, derivar, multiplicar. Un recorrido en la frontera es siempre inaprensible, desdibujado. Pero urge volver a circundar cada tanto nuestro margen, nuestro afuera, nuestro límite: hacernos ajenos para volver a vernos.

[UPDATE] CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:07pm
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The American University of Paris
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark Tribe, Brown University

In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.

Topics may include:

Graduate Student Conference "Textual Intercourse: Medieval Appropriations and Appropriation of the Medieval," March 17-18, 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 2:27pm
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Medievalists @ Penn (M@P)
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Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) presents its
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Textual Intercourse: Medieval Appropriations and Appropriation of the Medieval
March 17th-18th, 2012
University of Pennsylvania
Keynote speaker: Prof. Kevin Brownlee

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 2:06pm
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Alyce von Rothkirch/Swansea University

***DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 1 DECEMBER 2011***

CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.

UPDATE: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 1:37pm
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SW/TX PCA/ACA

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Modern Fiction and Politics: Mfs special issue deadline 1 February 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:41am
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Modern Fiction Studies
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The Editors of MFS seek essays that reflect on the relationship between modern fiction and politics, broadly conceived. In a world structured by dominance and animated by heterogeneous and often incommensurable temporalities, how should fiction, in the act of constructing itself, address the world as well? Would such an address be political or nameless, or would it be a gesture that transcends this axiomatic binary? During times when the very category of "the political" is in utter disrepute, when politics is mired either in ideological sclerosis or the fakery of prepared answers, how should fiction imagine with precision critical-utopian alternatives to the status quo of the world?

Tolkien Studies Conference at University of Vermont April 13-15th 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:02am
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Tolkien at UVM
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CFP for the 2012 conference April 13-15th at UVM. Please submit abstracts no later than January 27th 2012. This year's theme is Tolkien's Bestiary and our keynote speaker is Jonathan Evans. Abstracts on all topics will be considered; however, those focused on the theme will receive greater consideration.

[UPDATE] FANTASY SPORTS PANEL; Sports Area: 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference (Boston, MA), April 11-14, 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 8:47am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at ploe4030@yahoo.com by Monday, November 28th.

Faculty of Humanities Susah (Tunisia) February 25th 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:45am
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Faculty of Humanities
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Library Journal Faculty of Humanities, Susah, Tunisia
Now that the elections of October 23rd 2011 have taken place, the different parties are about to undertake the task of establishing the new constitution for the country. Such task, being so rare and delicate, does not only imply rigorous decision-making, but also the making of deliberate choices the implications of which would certainly be long-lasting. If the jurisdictional power is about to be delegated, it should not, however, become the definitive substitute to collective thinking. In addition, it has to promote its activity within a context that would be surrounded, supported and framed by the whole society.

Update Adapting Historical Narratives

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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:25am
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De Montfort University, Leicester
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Adapting Historical Narratives

A one-day conference

De Montfort University, Leicester, Tuesday 28th February 2012

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid), represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to popular-cultural). Foci might include heritage cinema; historical documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms.

Proposals (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to:

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