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Literature and Transgression: 3rd International "Literature and..." Graduate Student Conference (May 2-3, 2011)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:20am
Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature

LITERATURE AND TRANSGRESSION

THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL "LITERATURE AND …" GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
2-3 May, 2011, Istanbul University

"Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."
- Romans 4:15

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade

Call for Articles-Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, comics and Education

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Friday, August 20, 2010 - 5:17pm
Rob Weiner

CFP: Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, and Comics in Education
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Syma Texas Tech University Library
In recent years the use of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art in education has exploded. This is due not only to the boom in superhero movies that are based on comic book characters, but also to the wide literary range that graphic novels now have. There are now literally hundreds of college and university courses all over the world that are using graphic novels in their curriculum. The days when comics were just seen as children's trash, with no redeeming literary or educational value, are hopefully behind us.

CFP: "Angel of Newness" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:10am
Dept. of English, National Taiwan Normal University

_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
Vol. 37 No. 2 (to be published September 2011)
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2011

In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting _Angelus Novus_, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 7:57pm
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce's multilingualism. What are the aesthetic and political implications of crossing language boundaries, narrating through multilingual puns and polyglot pastiche in Joyce's works? Suitable topics include the author's complicated relation with Irish, the challenge of translating Joyce's multilingual texts, the relationship between Joyce's multilingualism and cosmopolitanism, and comparisons between Joyce and other writers.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The NeMLA conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will take place on April 7-10, 2011.

Georgia State University's New Voices Conference

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 2:21pm
"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?

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:38am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, social sciences and humanities journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

UPDATE - CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:03am
University of Strathclyde

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

Performing Knowledge-NEMLA 2011-April 7-10

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
Stephen Curley, area chair Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 15, 2010
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2011 Conference, April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative literature
►Sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Contemporary port operations, seafaring, & sailing

Poetry and Melancholia

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 10:11am
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling

CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

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