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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 7:16pm
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University of California Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
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To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for "Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:50pm
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University of Exeter

"Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response

Postgraduates in the University of Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early-career researchers on the 17th of September, 2011. The conference is in collaboration with the Reader Organisation and will take place in the historic setting of the Devon and Exeter Institution,
which was founded in 1813 as a private library.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Philip Davis (University of Liverpool)

Plenary: "The Reader Cure", hosted by the Reader Organisation of the University of Liverpool

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions [UPDATE]

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
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20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium California State University, Long Beach
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ANNOUNCEMENT COLLOQUIUM 2012 / ANNONCE COLLOQUE 2012

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
California State University, Long Beach

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA
29-31 March, 2012

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (as of June 2011):

Alain MABANCKOU, UCLA, Prix Renaudot, 2006
Odile CAZENAVE, Boston University

"The Power of Poetry in the Modern World of Print," South Atlantic Modern Language Association (11/4-11/6, Abstracts Due 6/27)

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:06pm
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Bartholomew Brinkman

In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," this special session seeks papers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world mediated by print. Possible topics include: the power of print to shape poetic form and meaning; the power of such print outlets as the anthology and modern magazine to popularize or restrict the audience for poetry; the bibliographical means by which poetry has expressed or challenged power; the ways in which poetry questions the power of modern print through an emphasis on orality or through an embrace of the digital.

American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Proposal deadline: 15 September 2011. Essay deadline: 15 January 2012.

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
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Ferda Asya, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American writers who lived and wrote in Europe from 1850 to the present.

Transitions and Transactions: Literature Pedagogy in Community Colleges - April 20-21 2012 - Proposals due November 15, 2011

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 11:14am
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Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

We invite proposals for papers exploring literature pedagogy at the community college level and welcome critical/theoretical approaches to teaching literature. This is an interdisciplinary call extended to teachers and graduate students. Suggested topics include:

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:15am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:13am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.

ANTHOLOGY OF ESSAYS; 31 August 2011

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:09am
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Editor

Critical / analytical / interpretive essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the GEETANJALI of the noted Indian Poet Nobel Laureate RABINDRANATH TAGORE. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher based in India and having its distribution network the world over.
The essay must be within 2500 and 4000 words, typeset with 1.5 paragraph space and must be according to the latest MLA Stylesheet.
An Abstract of the essay is desirable possibly before 15 July 2011.
The last date for submission of complete essay is August 31, 2011.
For further details, please write to Editor of the Anthology at editorial.india@yahoo.com

The Materials of American Studies

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 11:38pm
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Australian Journal of American Studies

AJAS Call for Papers

The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.

Bill Brown observes that by the end of the nineteenth century, "the invention, production, distribution and consumption of things rather suddenly came to define a national culture" [Sense of Things 4]. This issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, "The Materials of American Studies," explores the role of objects in understanding, representing, tracing and conceptualising America, its past and present. We invite essays that explore the material of American Studies: the production, reproduction, consumption and circulation of objects from the colonial period to the present.

Possible topics:

Christopher Marlowe in Performance (15 - 18, March 2012, deadline Sep 30, 2011)

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 9:05pm
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NeMLA
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This panel seeks to examine the stage history of Christopher Marlowe's dramatic works, considering the literature as the product of a theatre artist. Papers will be asked to approach Marlowe's plays from a theatrical standpoint, in order to discuss what we might learn from by examining the force of performance as a shaping factor in the reception of Marlowe's small but vibrant body of work. Papers that discuss cinematic treatments of the plays, as well as considerations of Marlowe's place in Elizabethan stage history are also welcome. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Louise Geddes atLGeddes@adelphi.edu. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.

Interrogating Cosmopolitan Conviviality: New Dimensions of the European in Literature (Bamberg, 24 - 25 May 2012)

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 5:02pm
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University of Bamberg (Germany)
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Ever since the publication of Appadurai's groundbreaking study Modernity at Large (1996), concepts like "multiculturalism", "globalisation" and, more recently, "cosmopolitanism" have contributed to raise questions about the future of Postcolonial Studies – opening up to issues of "canon expansion" and "rerouting", among others (Madsen 1999; Wilson et al. 2010). From a somewhat counter-perspective, attempts at turning Europe itself into a highly problematic region of postcolonial analysis have also been made.

The Pedalto Report: A Journal for Incorporated Art (submissions deadline 8/15/2011)

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
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The Pedalto Report
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The term "incorporated art" might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.

Teaching Languages and Literature: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Classroom (due June 15, 2011)

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:44pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention in Atlanta, GA Nov. 4 - 6, 2011

"Statues Talking Back, Beauties Becoming Beasts, and Little Red Riding Hood Laughing at Wolves: Revisionist Mythmaking in the Classroom" (Teaching Languages and Literature Panel at the annual SAMLA Convention)

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