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2nd CFP Transgression and the Sacred: Philosophy and Literature Conference, UCD, Dublin, 22-23 February 2011.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:18am
University College Dublin

This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.

Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).

We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.

"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)

CFP: "Romance." Deadline extended to May 10, 2011 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:11am
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic call for papers. We invite innovative interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."

Scotland - SCOTTland, Schönburg, Germany 26-29 May, 2011

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 8:24am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

The title slogan has been infused with a breath of fresh air by the publication of Stuart Kelly's Scottland – The Man Who Invented A Nation (2010). To quote Kelly, Scott's publication of Waverley (1814) "changed the entire world's perception of Scotland, and Scotland's perception of itself". Sir Walter Scott's influence, however, did not start with the publication of Waverley but already manifested itself in his earlier lyrical publications, most notably in The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802-1803). With this collection of ballads, Scott intended to "contribute somewhat to the history of [his] native country".

The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman

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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 9:53am
Editors A. Burdge, J. Burke, K. Larsen: Kitsune Books

Submissions are sought for the forthcoming second volume of the critical essay series: The Mythological Dimensions to be published by Kitsune Books in 2012. This second volume will be on the subject of the Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman with a mind toward the incredible opportunity for multidisciplinary discourse on his work.

I, S/he, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing [UPDATE]

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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 8:09am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction 17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:59am
Queen's University Belfast

Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, UL, UCC, QUB) Crime Genre Research Group -

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Call for papers/ Appel à contribution

Deadline/ Date limite: 31st January 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace

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