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UPDATE--LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 2:31pm
Defiance College

I now have a dozen submissions and would like a few more by the July 15 deadline. I am especially interested in seeing more proposals on From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Promethea.

Three presses have expressed interest following query letters. Read the below for full information on the collection.

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With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore, aims to remedy that situation.

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:38pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

NeMLA: "Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in the Americas"

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 11:47am
NeMLA

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
CV

Silent and Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities. Nov. 26-27th, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:26pm
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

"Love, and be silent," Cordelia says in Act One. To some, Cordelia's verbal intransigence toward Lear marks her as proud and stiff-necked, to others as truth incarnate. Without doubt, it is her silence that sets the drama into motion, and the question of whether it issues from a refusal or from an inability to speak constitutes an interpretive crux of Shakespeare's play. Cordelia's silence can be taken to exemplify countless other instances where the meaning, structure and intensity of a literary work hinge on the significance of that which remains unsaid.

Losing Battles & Welty's complex interplay of the visual and verbal.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 6:11pm
Eudora Welty Society

From signs to photographs to letters to oral history, Eudora Welty employs layers of visual and verbal texts in her 1970 novel Losing Battles. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of this novel, this session seeks papers that examine the interplay between text and image in, arguably, Welty's most complex novel. Please send 500 word abstracts to Rebecca Harrison (rharriso@westga.edu ) by June 30, 2010 (extended deadline).

For more information about the 2010 SAMLA convention, visit their website at http://samla.gsu.edu/

Thinking Comparatively in Contemporary Literature - NeMLA, Apr. 7-10, 2011 (abstract due Sept. 30, 2010)

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 1:40pm
Cornelius Collins / NeMLA

How might interpretive juxtapositions between such divergent modes as fiction and nonfiction, literary and nonliterary, and verbal and visual articulate some of the current ambivalence about method in the discipline of literary studies? Papers welcome on all aspects of comparative thinking by period, genre, or media in relation to 20th/21st century literature. Abstracts and short vitae to Cornelius Collins, Rutgers University (corneliuscollins (at) rocketmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Please include with your abstract:

Summer Call for Curators

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:55pm
In Media Res

Summer Call for Curators
In Media Res

In Media Res is currently seeking theme-week curators for the period of July 5, 2010 through September 17, 2010. Please forward this CFC to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.

In Media Res, a website devoted to experimenting in collaborative, multi-modal online forms of scholarship, asks contributors to curate a 30-second to 3-minute clip accompanied by a 300 to 350-word impressionistic provocation. Descriptions of the planned theme-weeks included below are meant as a guide only—individual contributors have wide berth for their own creativity and interests.

CFP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism) University of

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:48pm
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS department of University of Guelph

Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference:15-16 July, 2011

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:17am
University of Chichester,UK/Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

CFP: 'Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference'

An international conference hosted by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Chichester, and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

15th and 16th July 2011 Chichester, UK

Keynote Speakers include: Joanne Harris | Michael Moorcock | Peter Winnington | Colin Manlove | Farah Mendlesohn | Sebastian Peake

Nebula Latest Issue and CFP (AUGUST 10, 2010)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:08pm
NEBULA: A JORNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARSHIP

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

Nebula 7.1/7.2 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nebula.la .

The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.

Racism, Ragheads and Rednecks.
By Ryan Al-Natour
1-22

Putting the Doctorate into Practice, and the Practice into Doctorates: Creating a New Space for Quality Scholarship Through Creativity
By Tara Brabazon and Zeynep Dagli
23- 43

On the Hyphenated Edge -- Hyper-Existentialism, Hybridity and the Magical Hyper-real in the Writings of Michael Mirolla.
By Yuan-chin Chang
44-70

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