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Reconsidering John Dos Passos

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:04pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.

This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.

Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature [March 30, 2011]

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:53am
Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisèle M. Baxter

Call for Submissions
Please feel free to forward this to any organizations, individuals, or mailing lists that might be interested.

At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore literary iterations of that mood, the editors of After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature encourage submissions about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian, American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:59am
American Antiquarian Society

THE COSMOPOLITAN LYCEUM: GLOBALISM & LECTURE CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

An Interdisciplinary Conference
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)

This event will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture, in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.

Travel and Truth

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:57am
Travel Cultures Seminar, University of Oxford

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

'Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance" – Richard Braithwhaite, 1631

"We love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them ... blaspheme the sacred name of Truth" - Mark Twain, 1869

"A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar...." - June 18th - ABSTRACTS DUE BY APRIL 1st

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:41am
Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) 2011 @ University of Liverpool

"A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar...."
- Call for Papers -
18th June 2011
University of Liverpool

Keynote Lectures from: Professor Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mr Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation Collection Librarian; Director of MA in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool)

CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities?

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:21am
ASLE UK Postgraduate Conference

ASLE UK POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
EMERGENT CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS': WHERE NEXT FOR
ECOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES?

ASLE UK (www.asle.org.uk ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'

Keynote speakers include: Kate Soper

"Is Hip Hop History" II February 25-26, 2011

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:50am
Warren Orange The City College Center for Worker Education 25 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel. no. 212. 925.6625x239 fax. no. 212. 925.0963

Location: New York, United States
25 Broadway, 7th Floor

Call for Papers Deadline: 2011, 02-02

The Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York is proud to again host the "Is Hip-Hop History?" conference. As the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, it aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students.

[UPDATE] Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 11:10pm
National Organization for Men Against Sexism

NOMAS: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM
36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEN & MASCULINITY

Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
April 1-3, 2011

The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM holds a yearly National Conference on Men and Masculinity. The 2011 Conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 1 through April 3, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity."

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