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NEICN Scots/Irish Studies conference

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:02pm
The University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain" : Ireland and Scotland

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

November 12th to 14th, 2010

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

CfP: The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory - Deadline: 09/30/2010

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011

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

The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory

Broadly construed as a major shift in focus and trajectory, the so-called "spatial turn" describes a move away from questions of time and chronology towards those of space and topography. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines from the social sciences to the humanities have turned to the relevance of space (and topography) as constitutive of society, culture, and knowledge.

Call For Papers-The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies-Deadline June 30

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:27am
Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies: Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies seeks articles and book reviews by students relating to the Jewish experience in Canada.

About the Journal:
SJCJS is web-based, peer-reviewed and is supported by the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

Our goal is to attract a diverse audience and to provide a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the field of Canadian Jewish Studies. This is excellent opportunity for students at the undergraduate and graduate level to publish in an academic context.

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:36pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:39pm
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight
October 22-23 / Ohio University / Athens, Ohio

Keynote Address by: Anne Francis Wysocki
Special Reading by: Imad Rahman

"Literature is news that stays news."
-Ezra Pound

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:20pm
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"/Georgia State University-English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

Religion and Popular Culture: Revised CFP and Deadline Extended to June 30

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:52pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture (MAP/ACA)

We are especially interested in papers that pertain to the following topic:

The Popularity of the End Times

A series of recent films, like 2010, and texts, like The World without Us, offer audiences fantasies of the end of human society. This panel seeks papers that compare and contrast these popular visions to stories from religious traditions that also describe the End Times (for example, the Biblical Revelations). Papers can also explore the ideological purposes of these popular visions of Armageddon or the reasons why audiences remain fascinated with The End.

[UPDATE] Reminder: Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (June 30, 2010)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 11:18am
Lori Harrison-Kahan

Addressing questions raised by the 2009 MLA roundtable "Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?," this special issue of MELUS will survey the current state of Jewish American literary scholarship and explore new directions for the future of the field. Guest edited by Lori Harrison-Kahan and Josh Lambert, the issue aims to highlight innovative approaches that will reinvigorate and redefine the study of Jews and Jewishness in American literature and to examine challenges posed by Jewish literature to the disciplinary and theoretical paradigms of American and ethnic literature. We invite a broad range of contributions, but topics of particular interest include:

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