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The Pedestal and its Mediations, Conference March 2-3 2012, University of Montreal

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:31pm
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

The Pedestal and its Mediations

Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

The Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal 's annual conference will be held on March 2nd and 3rd. This event primarily aims at establishing a stimulating forum of discussion, drawing on interdisciplinarity, allowing the exchange between graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The conference will be devoted to the pedestal and the implications and problematics underlying this figure. Intermediary between the objet consecrated and its consecrators, the pedestal is the locus and the pretext of a singular mediation between the work of art and the world, the artist and his spectators, the writer and his readers.

Ted Hughes - Collection

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:57pm
Xenoppa

Ted Hughes – Collection Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring the work of Ted Hughes. Chapters may interrogate his poetry, prose or children's fiction from any theoretical perspective Final articles should be 5000 – 8000 words long and in English in MLA style. Deadlines for articles 31st January 2012. Send to: xenoppa@gmail.com.

Shakespeare and Bakhtin Book

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:55pm
Xenoppa

Shakespeare and Bakhtin Book – Collection Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring Bakhtinian understandings of Shakespeare. Chapters may interrogate any play, plays or poetry by Shakespeare (except for 12th Night which is already allocated Final articles should be 5000 – 8000 words long and in English in MLA style. Deadline for finished articles 31st January 2012. Send to: xenoppa@gmail.com.

Lacan & Horror

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:54pm
Xenoppa

Lacan and Horror Book – Collection

Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring Lacanian understandings of horror. Articles may employ any theoretical model and interrogate literature, film or any other media. Please send the following in the body of an email (attachments will not be opened) in English:

Final articles should be 5000 – 8000 words long and in English in MLA style. Deadline for finished articles 31st January 2012.
Send to: xenoppa@gmail.com.

Eroticism & Horror

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:52pm
Xenoppa

Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring the relationships between the erotic and horror and eroticism in horror. Articles may employ any theoretical model and interrogate literature, film or any other media. Articles should be 5000 – 8000 words long and in English in MLA style. Deadline for finished articles 31st January 2012.
Send to: xenoppa@gmail.com.

Collection of Essays: Lacan, Cixous, Kristeva & Irigaray

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:48pm
Xenoppa

Chapters sought for collection of essays exploring the and elucidating the theoretical work of Lacan, Cixous, Kristeva and Irigaray for undergraduate and postgraduate students
Final articles should be 5000 – 8000 words long and in English in MLA style. Deadline for finished articles 31st January 2012.
Send to: xenoppa@gmail.com.

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:46pm
Villanova University: Theatre Department

Call for Papers
and
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

CFP--Racism, Colonialism and Law

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:19pm
Leslie Shortlidge/The Kirwan Institute

The focus of this issue revolves around the ideas of racism, colonialism and law, considered together. We ask contributors to consider how ideas and practices associated with racism, colonialism and the law either help to reveal or unhelpfully obscure the social experience of marginalized groups. We also welcome reflections on the importance of critical social and legal interventions as responses to those everyday needs and realities that fall through the cracks.

We welcome contributions that engage questions such as the following:

KNJIZNICA / LIBRARY: 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (extended submission date 1.11.2011)

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:41am
Slovene Library Association

We are pleased to announce the first international issue of KNJIŽNICA (LIBRARY), journal of library and information science.

The aim of the international issue is to stimulate scientific communication on recent development in library and information science (LIS) and profession in South Eastern and Eastern European regions. The international issue welcomes (1) research articles covering various aspects of LIS and related fields as well as (2) research articles covering various aspects on LIS and related fields by authors (researchers, students, librarians, etc.) affiliated in South Eastern and Eastern European regions.

UPDATE: The Corpse and Catastrophe

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:07am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop/ David Sherman

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)

This seminar will examine the corpses in and of literature, including the catastrophic meaning of corpses. Papers with aesthetic, ethical, political, and historical dimensions are welcome, and might address a range of questions:

Zombies vs. Professors: An Academic Symposium (April 13th-15th, 2012)

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 10:58am
Indiana University/University of Louisville

Zombies seem to everywhere these days, and now they're banging on the gates of the Academy . . .

The undead hordes have always represented a challenge to humanism and civility, to the humanities and civilization. Stalking the cultural horizon, they wreak havoc on notions of identity and agency, ideologies of expression, mechanisms of production and consumption, and boundaries of property and safety, culture and theory, bios and zoe, death and non-death.

The Writing of Spiritual Crisis and Conversion

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 10:14am
American Comparative Literature Association (March 29-April 1, 2012)

Spiritual conversion is truly one of the most radical changes one can experience or live through. Pierre Hadot emphasizes the dual nature of conversion: both as repetition – as a re-birth and the reiteration of the original event on which the religion we convert to is based – and as a new creation – as a radical rupture from what is familiar, depending on some sort of illumination that can make the soul embark on a new path.

CFP for the Open Issue of Rupkatha Journal

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:32am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers: Open Issue, Vol 3, No 4

Rupkatha Journal seeks only original and scholarly articles, book reviews, artworks and poems for Vol 3, No 4 which will be an open one. Articles can be submitted on any of the following areas:

English Literature
Literature Written in Other Languages
New Literature in English, Indian Writings in English
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Cultural Studies
Critical Theories
Aesthetic Studies
Literature and Environment
Visual Arts, Digital Art, Photography
History of Art.

Creative Section
Any form of visual art
Poems (five short or one long)

If we cannot inherit the earth, what next? Perpignan, France-May 23-27, 2012

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 3:09am
American Studies Association in France (AFEA)

This session at the French American Studies Association's 2012 Colloquium (centering on the theme of Heritage) investigates the ways in which the relation between the land and its occupants has to be rethought in the light of ecocriticism. The national history of the United States, which juxtaposes the spoliation and displacement of indigenous peoples and the influx of immigrants from other continents, renders the concept of heritage problematic. Native Americans conceptualized their relationship to the land differently from the English colonists, who saw it as property to be claimed, utilized, and exchanged or passed on to their descendants.

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