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Conversazioni in Italia: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

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Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 11:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, Poe Studies Association

Conversazioni in Italia:
Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

Florence, Italy, June 8-10, 2012

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and the Poe Studies Association

The conference organizers are calling for proposals for papers and panels that discuss Emerson, Hawthorne, or Poe in terms of transatlantic literary culture in their era (for instance, questions of transatlantic travel, influence, slavery, the Civil
War, marketing, reception, and copyright). We also welcome proposals for papers and panels that relate the three authors to each other or to their European contemporaries, as well as proposals focusing on any topic related to Emerson, Hawthorne, or Poe in these contexts.

Forbidden Places and Prohibited Spaces in English Women's Writing (1640-1740) Abstracts due 9/30/2011; NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012

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Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 10:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Fabrizio and Ruth Garcia / Northeast Modern Language Association

In early modern England, travel has the disruptive potential to alter the female traveler as well as to question, defy, and change the shape, rules, and parameters of her social space. Physical journeys open up opportunities for more impalpable travel, including but not limited to social, political, and internal journeys. As Rosi Braidotti has said, "some of the greatest trips can take place without physically moving from one's habitat. It's the subversion of set conventions that defines the nomadic state, not the literal act of traveling" (Nomadic Subjects, 5). This panel seeks to draw a connection between the physical act of traveling itself and the variety of figurative journeys that ensue because of a woman's movement in the world.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Multidisciplinary Book on Pratchett's Discworld Series

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 3:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne Hiebert Alton & William Spruiell

"Noticing the Slanty Bits: Converging on Discworld" (tentative title)

This volume will provide a variety of scholarly perspectives on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Ideally, it will include essays that approach Pratchett's Discworld series, and its adaptations, from a range of fields, such as language and linguistics, literary criticism, political science and law, geography, visual and performance art, popular culture, etc.

We are currently seeking original submissions in the following areas:

CFP: Victorians Special issue on Thackeray

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 1:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Logan, Editor, Victorians / VCL
contact email: 

Victorians / VCL (formerly Victorian Newsletter) #120, Fall 2011 will be a special edition featuring new work on William Thackeray, in honor of the bicentennial of his birth. Submission deadline: June 30, 2011. Notification deadline: August 30, 2011.

Manuscript submissions: electronic e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word docs), in MLA documentation format.

Please address submissions and/or questions to:

deborah.logan@wku.edu -- or -- victorian.newsletter@wku.edu

Performance and Identity: The Music of Lady Gaga [UPDATE]

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Gray, Ph.D. Carson-Newman College
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Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is a American pop musician who has taken the world music scene by storm. Her debut album, The Fame, reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The album later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations. In early 2009, Lady Gaga began her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour.

out of print, the evolution of twentieth-century writing, Friday 16 September 2011

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 5:43am
full name / name of organization: 
School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK

The conference will explore all aspects of the theme to ask: Why are some writers neglected? How can we read the position and problem of writing that is no longer published? What is at stake during the movement from page to other mediums? With the dawn of the kindle, what about the materiality of books, journals, newspapers? Has the role of small imprints changed, and what are the implications of print on demand? What happens at the margins of the printed? Rediscovery of neglected writing, the re-branding of second-hand books as desirable retro objects and an ever increasing number of film and television adaptations bring questions of the legacy and future of twentieth-century writing into ever-sharper focus.

Fictionality Across the Arts and Media, Free University Berlin, 13-15 October

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 2:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Friedrich Schlegel School of Literary Studies Free University Berlin
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The Annual Conference of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) takes place on October 13--15, 2011. The programme committee invites scholars to submit proposals for papers on the topic of fictionality across the arts and media.

Comparative Literature Essays--Deadline JUNE 15

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 1:05am
full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley 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:

Symposium On Feminist Methodology 29th – 30th September 2011

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 3:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
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Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
Faculty of Social Science,
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi

Symposium
On
Feminist Methodology
29th – 30th September 2011

Convener
Kiran Barman
Coordinator
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
&
Professor
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Science
Banaras Hindu University
Organizing Secretary
Anita Singh
Co- Coordinator
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
&
Professor
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University

Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Abstracts due 9/30; NEMLA 2012)

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / NEMLA
contact email: 

From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

Renaissance Science

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 1:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
RSA 2012- Washington DC
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Bruno Latour has noted that "no 'new man' suddenly emerged sometime in the sixteenth century, and there are no mutants with larger brains working inside modern laboratories who can think differently from the rest of us." What, if we believe Latour, can we say about the age of scientific expansion in the Renaissance and its proximity to innovations in art and culture? This panel is seeking papers that challenge the boundaries between literature and science throughout the Renaissance in Italy, France, Spain, the Low Countries, or England and beyond.

CFP SCSECS Conference, Asheville, NC, 23-25 February 2012

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Conference Theme: Panoramas and Prospects
Deadline for Panel Proposals: Aug. 1, 2011
Deadline for Paper Proposals & Full Panels: Oct. 1, 2011

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains from February 23-25, 2012. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the area, this year's conference will explore the "Panoramas and Prospects" of the long eighteenth century. We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the eighteenth century.

2nd International Conference on Human & Social Sciences

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sapienza University of Rome / MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research

The conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social and human sciences. Are encouraged to register and attend this Conference all academics, researchers or scholars.

Klick here to go on the website of the conference:

http://www.mcser.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Item...

Forms of Corruption in History and in Contemporary Society (CORHICS 2011), Paris 1 Sorbonne University, 14-16 Sept 2011

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 7:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association

The etymology of the word "corruption" (lat. Co-rruptum) indicates either an alteration, or an act of seduction, but in any case it leads toward a rupture. In a broader meaning, corruption is understood as the behavior of a person who derails another one from his/her way, customs or duties, through the promise of money, honors or security. History shows that this phenomenon has generally been manifesting in different kinds of cultures and societies starting with the most ancient times. Today corruption is still a reality, generated by the particular economic, cultural and political conditions in both developing and developed countries.

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