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Book Destruction: Call For Papers for a Conference at Senate House, University of London 16 April 2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:19am
Birkbeck College, University of London

Much attention has been given in recent years to the book as a material, historical object and its possible technological obsolescence in the era of digitization. Such reflections have tended to concentrate on the production and cultural circulation of books, their significance and their power to shape knowledge and subjectivities. But there is another aspect to our interactions with the book which remains relatively unexplored: the history of book destruction. In certain circumstances books are treated not with reverence but instead with violence or disregard. This conference invites reflections on this alternative history of the book, and we welcome papers from a range of historical periods and disciplinary backgrounds.

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

[UPDATE}Australian Association for Caribbean Studies International Biennial Conference 2011

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 11:00pm
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies

*EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE*
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies
International Biennial Conference
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
16-18th February, 2011
The ninth biennial conference of the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies (AACS) will be held in Newcastle, 16-18th February 2011.
The theme for the conference is:
Caribbean Narratives of Race, Place and Migration
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Karen Fog Olwig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Helen Tiffin, Formerly Professor of Literature at the University of Tasmania

*Paper proposals that do not fit the conference theme are welcome*

In the Mirror of the Past: Journeys from History to HISTORY - Int. Conference on the Fantastic and the Miraculous May 9-10, 2011

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:06pm
Center for Mythopoeia and Philosophy of Literature at the University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Co-sponsored by Center for Mythopoeia and Philosophy of Literature and Center for
Advanced Studies in Popular Literature at the Department of Polish, as well as by Center for
Francophone Literature and Culture at the Department of Modern Languages, the three-day
FANCUD conference at the University of Zielona Góra, Poland, is the only annual conference
in the country on the literary and filmic intersections of myth, fantasy, science fiction and
other speculative genres.

Paper proposals on TELEVISION due Dec 15, 2010 for conference meeting April 20-23, 2011

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:44pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture

Call for Papers: Television
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Abstract or Panel Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Hotel Phone: 1-210-223-1000

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Katrin Sieg, Associate Professor of German at Georgetown University's BMW Center for German & European Studies

"The feast is a primary, indestructible ingredient of human civilization; it may become sterile and even degenerate, but it cannot vanish."
~Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

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