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[UPDATE] House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 12:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.

The Relationship Between Music and Literary Works by Langston Hughes (4/6-9/11)

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 12:35pm
The Langston Hughes Society

The Langston Hughes Society
Panel: The Relationship Between Music and Literary Works by Langston Hughes
2011 College Language Association Convention
Host: the University of South Carolina, Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Host Hotel: The Spartanburg Marriott Hotel at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC
Conference Dates: April 6-9, 2011

Memory and Collective Identity in Comparative Literature and Others

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:06am
452ºF Journal of Comparative Literature

On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal
of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and
addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.

The bidding terms, which are exposed below and that regulate the reception
and publication of the different articles are subject to the content of
the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be
consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.

Cases and their Publics: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on the Case Study Genre 26-28 Sept 2011

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 8:21pm
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia

The interdisciplinary and transnational character of the case study genre has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of the sexed self, sexual subjectivity and sexual pathologies.

This workshop will investigate the case study genre and its relationship to different publics and audiences, from patients to social reformers, from moral crusaders to literary audiences.

We are interested not only in how case studies were used to communicate the findings of individual researchers to other members of their academic disciplines - and beyond that, to broader publics - but also in how in turn case studies were used by a range of publics and audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge.

CFP: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 8:27pm
EGO - The English Graduate Organization

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From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22
Gainesville, FL

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive - International Conference, June 23-26, 2011

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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 5:53am
University of York, UK

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Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive

International Conference, University of York, June 23-26, 2011

"My texts are in a terrible mess."

In the wake of his 2006 centenary, Samuel Beckett's prestige has continued to grow. His work has a continuing resonance in the public sphere, as the recent high-profile publication of the first volume of his letters shows, and the field of Beckett studies remains central to developments in the understanding of modernism. Beckett's oeuvre is also celebrated for its transcendence of specific cultural and historical contexts, a situation that appears to pull against his increasing historical importance.

The IV James Joyce Birthday Conference in Rome

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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 2:17am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation

CFP: The IV James Joyce Birthday Conference in Rome

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 05/08/2010

CFP: The IV James Joyce Birthday Conference in Rome
"Why Read Joyce in the 21st Century?"

The IV James Joyce Conference in Rome, endorsed by The James Joyce Italian Foundation, will be hosted by the Department of Comparative Literatures at the Università di Roma Tre, on the occasion of Joyce's 129th birthday, February 2-3, 2011.

Papers are invited on any aspect of Joyce's writings. Issues may include, but are not limited to:

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 12:21pm
NeMLA

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu

Deadline: September 15th

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