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Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:24am
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter
Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael Dillon (Lancaster) and Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) Introduced by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter)

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:52pm
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Here are some potential topics, but I am open to good ideas not on the list:

Age of Conan: The Hyborian Age Online RPG
Conan after de Camp and Carter
The Conan industry
Feminist approaches to Conan
Appropriation of Conan in rock/heavy metal
Conan the television show
Masculinity/Male studies and barbarism

Essays should be in the 8000-10000 word range. An agreed-upon style manual will be send to all contributors.

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:44pm
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:25pm
Society for Utopian Studies

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning. Exploring the role of punishment in utopian imaginings, we invite papers on all aspects of legal and non-legal punishment in utopian and dystopian literature and communities.

"The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights in the fields of humanities" 13-14 April 2011

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:16am
Al al-Bayt University / Jordan

The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to participate in the Second Jordanian International Francophone Conference entitled "The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights" in the Fields of Humanities to be held at the University of Al-Albayt on 13-14 April 2011.

* Languages of participation: French, English and Arabic.

30/04/2010 Sexuality Across the Disciplines

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:45am
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton

The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on
Friday, April 30, 2010 at SUNY Binghamton. This conference
seeks to consider the intersections between literature and
other humanities and social sciences fields, including
anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art history, history, and
how these fields interpret, understand, and/or engage issues
of sexuality.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

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Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:25pm
Blossombones

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.

We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.

The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

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Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:20pm
Faculty of English, University of Oxford

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts. Please see the attached poster, or visit our website at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jesu1838/.

The conference gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research to a wide audience. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

From Ideal City to Cyberspace: Architecture and Urban Space in Utopian/Dystopian Literature and Film" PAMLA-Deadline April 5

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Friday, March 19, 2010 - 6:01pm
Andre Schuetze

This session seeks to explore depictions of architecture and urban space in utopian and dystopian literature and film, analyzing how these representations reveal ideological and social concepts of the ideal community, as well as underscoring the problematics of a utopian social order.

Some possible issues to be explored: utopian island, symmetry and organization, isolation vs. receptivity, ideal city as reflection of the cosmos, control and surveillance, panopticon, revolution and architecture, architecture of Ledoux and Boullée, constructivist architecture, post war architecture, light and nature as metaphor for utopia, Outer space as utopian/dystopian space.

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