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Crisis: tension, transition, transformation - Annual Postgrad Symposium, October 15-16, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:34am
School of English, Media and Performing Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1st call for papers: The 16th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Thursday 15 October and Friday 16 October 2009.

Submissions of proposals are now open.
Please submit proposals of 250-300 words by 17 July 2009 to EMPASymposium@gmail.com

URL to download CFP:
http://empa.arts.unsw.edu.au/news/details.php?RowID=R1498

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

UPDATE - Speakers Announced - Literature/Film Association 8/15/09; 10/15-18/09)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 6:27pm
Literature/Film Association

Call for Papers

LITERATURE/FILM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009
October 15-18, 2009
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

"Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities: Film Adaptation in a Postmodern World"

Plenary speakers: (1) Phillip Lopate, essayist, film critic, and editor
of American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now (2006). (2) A filmmaker from Brave New Films, an organization for social justice in Culver City, CA which makes essay-films on American politics, economics, and media for the DVD market and the Internet.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 5:27pm
University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: Early October

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:36pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Annual graduate essay contest

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:47pm
Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Eighteenth-Century Fiction
JOURNAL

Graduate Essay Prize 2009 / Le Prix Eighteenth-Century Fiction 2009

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:40pm
University of Lisbon

GOING CARIBBEAN!

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

Comparative Postcolonialities, NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Convention

*Comparative Postcolonialities*

What is the value of a comparative approach to postcolonial literary and cultural studies? How might a comparative framework impact our knowledge of histories of colonialism and their aftermaths and inform or reform our understanding of concepts such as "colonialism," "coloniality," and "postcoloniality?" This panel hopes to practice a comparative postcolonial
studies by bringing together scholars from across disciplines and
literatures to reflect on colonialism--past and present, internal to nations or externally imposed. Papers might analyze colonial and postcolonial texts (including, but not limited to, literature, media, and film) from single or multiple linguistic and national contexts.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 NOVEMBER, MALTA)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 8:20am
Department of English, University of Malta

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)
Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté

Organizers:
Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Website: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

Call for Papers

Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses; Proposals Sept. 1, 2009; 45th Int. Congress on Med. Studies (K'zoo), May 13-16, 2010

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 4:33pm
Michael Elam, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

With the increasing prominence of medievalist groups interested in the application of theory to the study of medieval subjects, groups such as The BABEL Working Group and MEARCSTAPA, the usefulness of theoretical approaches to studying the Middle Ages has become increasingly apparent. There is, however, some ambivalence amongst medievalists as to the extent to which such approaches can, or indeed should, be applied. On one hand, some see the application of modern theory as a potential distraction from the basic tools of medieval study (e.g. language study, paleography, codicology, etc.); others see applying theory as a necessary tool in itself, one which potentially opens up medieval material to wider interpretive possibilities.

Tracing Footprints (GEMCS, October 22-25, 2009, Dallas, Texas)

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Drawing from the language of ecology, environmental studies, and urban planning, the theme of this year's GEMCS conference focuses on the different valences and metaphorical possibilities of the footprint. We are especially concerned with exploring the many meanings of the footpring and expanding it as a paradigm for early modern representation. The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on ecosystems; the representational footprint may be a measure of a variety of demonds on and by a text—social, historical, institutional, and textual.

[UPDATE] CALL FOR ARTICLES, KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES JOURNAL

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 10:02am
GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF
KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES,
(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

Special first issue on the theme of
'Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe'

Following on from the success of the international conference held on Mansfield in 2008, based on the centenary of Katherine Mansfield's arrival in London, the first issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the recently created Katherine Mansfield Society, Katherine Mansfield Studies, is now calling for submissions for its special issue 'Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe'.

Submissions are sought on the following:

[UPDATE] KATHERINE MANSFIELD SYMPOSIUM, MENTON, FRANCE, 25 SEPTEMBER 2009

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 9:59am
GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD'

Menton, France, Friday 25 September 2009

A Symposium organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship

The year 2009 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, offered annually to enable a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola Bella in Menton, once the home of Katherine Mansfield. During a week of celebrations in Menton from 21-26 September 2009 to mark this anniversary, the Katherine Mansfield Society will be holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September.

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 9:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended-TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (7/1/09, U of Tulsa 11/5-11/7/09)

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 10:41am
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa

Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa/New York School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009

Keynote Address: RON PADGETT

Poetry Readings and Roundtable Discussions by:
RON PADGETT,DICK GALLUP,
Alice Notley, Robert Harris, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan

Papers are being solicited on what John Ashbery once nicknamed the "soi-disant Tulsa School," including Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, and Dick Gallup—who met in Tulsa in the early 1960s and later moved to New York City. They shaped and were shaped by the artistic and literary milieu of that time and place and became integral parts of The New York School.

"The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice" and future issues

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:24am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
proudly announces
Issue 9.2

The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice, edited by Alan Clinton and John Sundholm

Features:

Tim Sharp—Traveler's Tale (video and cover image), "Notes and Queries on the Veiled Threats Installation"

"The Genealogy of Electracy (an Interview with Gregory L. Ulmer)

Special Feature:
Pack Observing Art Basel >< Miami Beach 2008
Edited by Walter K. Lew, with Alan Clinton
Design by Jeremy James Thompson
With special thanks to Rita K. Wong and 'a'a arts

[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 31, March 17-21, 2010)

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 1:44pm
Graham J. Murphy (Trent University)

ICFA 31:Call for Papers. The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held March 17-21, 2010, at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The theme for 2010 is "Race and the Fantastic." Papers are invited that explore this diverse topic. We especially welcome papers on the work of Nalo Hopkinson (Guest of Honor), Laurence Yep (Guest of Honor), and Takayuki Tatsumi (Guest Scholar). As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media. The deadline is October 31, 2009.

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