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[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 8:20pm
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

The Folklore of Resistance

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 6:52pm
Tad Tuleja

For a collection of essays tentatively entitled "The Folklore of Resistance," I am seeking papers showing how marginalized groups utilize expressive culture, broadly defined, to define and assert themselves against existing power systems. I will entertain essays with any theoretical bent, but I am looking for resolutely empirical studies in which theory illuminates rather than swamping the data. Please send 250 word abstracts to tftuleja@yahoo.com.

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication; April 1-2, 2011; Univ. at Albany; Keynotes: Wai Chee Dimock and...

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 2:36pm
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice

"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

[Update] California State University Shakespeare Symposium (May 5-6, 2011)

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 4:41pm
California State University, Stanislaus

Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus

Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis

Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011

Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501
Email: www.candlewoodsuites.com

Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 9:33pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

Modernism and 21st Century Literature Panel at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 9:28pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference

I'm seeking papers exploring the influence of such writers as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf on the contemporary literary landscape for a panel on Modernism and 21st Century Literature. The panel will take place at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference is scheduled for October 6-8, 2011. Please email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 31

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 4:44pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

Approaches to the Graphic Novel, ALA 2011 (due 1/20)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 1:35pm
Karen Weekes

Whether you're teaching an entire course on the graphic novel or just incorporating one or two texts into a course on American or contemporary lit, this roundtable is designed to provide various teaching or critical strategies for approaching this genre. Send a brief CV and a 150-word abstract of your technique, analytical emphasis, pedagogical successes, or rationale for text selections to Karen Weekes (kweekes@psu.edu) by January 15.

Special Issue, Dalhousie French Studies: Women from the Maghreb

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 1:30pm
Dalhousie French Studies

From the revolutionaries of Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, the heroines in films by directors such as Nadir Moknèche, Raja Amari and Laïla Marrakchi, to the feminist voices of Hélé Béji's and Gisèle Halimi's texts or the incisive critique of phallocentric discourse of Fatima Mernissi's essays, women from the Maghreb have and continue to be associated with the hopes of modernity, freedom, and democracy. In the 21st century, they have emerged as important players in the socio-political and cultural transformations that have taken place since independence from France.

COLONIALISM AND THE BUDDHIST ENCOUNTER ( LAST DATE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2011)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 12:04pm
KSKV KACHCHH UNIVERSITY, BHUJ, INDIA

COLONIALISM AND THE BUDDHIST ENCOUNTER
( LAST DATE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2011)
We are in the process of putting together an anthology of essays with a primary focus on the colonial rediscovery of Buddhism in South and South East Asia. This anthology seeks to address the concerns that colonialism had with its encounter with Buddhist ethics, culture and art. One is aware through the colonial records that the colonial administrators and the archaeologists at work saw the role of the Buddha and his associated literature seriously and this also saw its output not only within translations of texts but also in the field of archaeology and historiography. This anthology seeks to address the following concerns.

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