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Beyond the Body: Migrating Past Physical Borders in Feminist Literature - Call for Papers for a Proposed Edited Collection

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:56pm
Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks - University of Texas at San Antonio and Dr. Glenda Tibe Bonifacio - University of Lethbridge, Canada

The body remains a preeminent place of reading in feminist theory, past and present. But, we wish to complete a feminist examination of those areas of research that speak of movements beyond the physical body. This project seeks papers that examine feminist literary characters that negotiate multiple borders and identities. What borders exist to be transgressed? What are the consequences (mental, physical, social) of transgressing these borders? What is specifically feminist in the act of crossing a border, any border that exists?

We are looking to put together 10-12 essays (which we will edit, introduce, and conclude) with the following sub-categories:

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle? Limit(e)Beckett Issue 2

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:22pm
Limit(e)Beckett

Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?

Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Malone meurt

Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible
Bing

Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for ou

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:56am
College English Association

Food and the Arts

The panel of Food and the Arts welcomes submissions of descriptions of food and meals that are illustrative of misfortune, economic decline, and natural or unnatural catastrophes. Discussion may be based on literature, painting, and film.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Modernism, Modernity, and Politics: Face-off or Interface? NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University (deadline Sept. 27)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF LITERATURE COMPASS ON THE GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:09am
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue of the Global Circulation Project, edited by Geraldine Heng and Lynn Ramey, on the Global Middle Ages.

We define our period broadly as premodernity c. 500-1500 CE, always with flexible time horizons, and always with the understanding that the semi-convenient term "Middle Ages" is a heuristic category under erasure, and with diminished purchase for cultures and worlds outside premodern Europe.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 13, 2010)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:26am
Univeristy of Central Oklahoma

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 11, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

[UPDATE] Rendering the Visible

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 9:38pm
Moving Image Studies Program, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

RENDERING THE VISIBLE
Conference
February 11-12, 2011

The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."

Keynote speakers: Vivian Sobchack and Akira Lippit

One of the most pressing questions facing studies of the image today is how to theorize visuality as more and more of the image archive is given over to the digital. This conference proposes that the notion of "rendering" might provide a useful entrée for an exploration of theoretical continuities and discontinuities in our understanding of the technologically-reproduced image, from Benjamin's "Short History of Photography" to CGI.

(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:14pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Popular Culture

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 1:33pm
Lawrence C. Rubin, Ph.D.; St. Thomas University

Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
2011 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 20-23, San Antonio, Texas

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011 Session: Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:46am
Nadia Louar

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011
Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

This panel will address the specific question of bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett. How can we understand this unique literary language? Can Beckett's bilingualism be understood as a phenomenon that goes beyond linguistic boundaries? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in French or English on any aspect of Beckett's bilingualism to Nadia Louar, Email: louarn@uwosh.edu.(Deadline 30th September, 2011)

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