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Text and Image

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 11:06am
Columbia University French Graduate Student Association

The French Graduate Student Association of Columbia University is pleased to announce its 20th Graduate Student conference, to be held March 4th, 2011.

The conference will take as its theme text and image in French and world literatures and art. We will explore how text and image complement and interact and compete with one another in composite works, and how an understanding of each can inform readings of hybrid works, such as textual/lettrist art, visual poetry, film, and even theatre. Graduate students of all departments are welcome to submit abstracts of 300-500 words, and we especially welcome projects with a comparative focus and/or approach. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Early Modern Encounters

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 3:14pm
CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG) of the CUNY Graduate Center presents:

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

Location
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers innovative in form are especially welcome.

[UPDATE] Boundaries (Un)Defined

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:46pm
Sigma Tau Delta

The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space in world literatures, including, but not limited to:

• Public and Private Spaces
• Digital Space (including Computers)
• Ethnic, Language, or Literal Borders Websites, etc.
• The Space of Memory
• The Space of Genders and Sexualities
• Existential Boundaries
• Spiritual and Religious Spaces

Writers' Festival, Feb 17-19 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:55pm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Writers Festival, Feb 17-19
http://academics.umhb.edu/writersfestival/
We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading, so no more than ten typed, double-spaced pages. Please include with your selection a short biography of the author, including where you have previously published your work or awards or honors you have received for your writing.

Children and Childhood in the English Renaissance 10.-11.2.2012, University of Siegen

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 9:12am
University of Siegen

Despite the fact that the terms "child" and "childhood" have inspired scholars of various disciplines and ages, the representation of childhood in the time of the English Renaissance remains an under-investigated topic. The reasons for this oversight are manifold. Although Philip Ariès's thesis that childhood was discovered in the eighteenth century has meanwhile been revised (see, for instance, Orme and Hanwalt on the Middle Ages, or Pollock on the Early Modern Period), comprehensive studies of childhood in the Renaissance are still comparatively scarce.

The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice (Seminar at the AIS) deadline 12.10.2010

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:19am
ASSOCIATION FOR ISRAEL STUDIES (AIS) [June 13-15 2011]

The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice

The word kol in Hebrew means "voice" as well as "vote", thus implying kol as having the potential for political power. In our seminar we wish to examine the interplay of power and the use of voice/vote: voices creating or deconstructing identities, voices heard or unheard in the literary piece, granted or disowned voices. Who has the right to speak in Hebrew literature? What are the literary means enabling the freedom of speech? How does this relationship of power and voice come into play in the literary piece? What are the places of the muffled, choked voice? What are the places of the loud, screaming voice? How does canonization tune/orchestrate the different voices within literature?

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