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Medievalist Fantasies of Christendom: The Medieval as a Christian Apologetic in the Inklings (Kalamazoo 2011; 9/15)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:59pm
Cory Lowell Grewell

Papers in this panel will analyze in detail how medieval imagery and literary technique is used as Christian apologetic in the works of the Inklings. Papers should go beyond a simple notation of the usage of medieval imagery as apologetic, e.g. the medievalism of Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, and explore how the medieval imagery results in a Christian polemic and of what kind. Under this broad umbrella, there are several questions that might be explored, which might be important to a better understanding of the medievalisms of the Inklings: How authentic is the usage of the medieval in any given work or author to the Middle Ages, and what bearing does this authenticity have on the author's implicit or explicit apologetic stance?

Edited Collection -- Eugene O'Neill's One Act Plays (1/1/11 & 7/1/11)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:29pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson, Bridgewater State College

CFP

Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays

Editors: Michael Y. Bennett and Benjamin D. Carson

Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing one-act plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This current collection aims to fill the gap by examining O'Neill's one-act plays, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the formative period of American drama.

"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:13pm
International Rebecca West Society

September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York

The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.

'Romanticism and the Tyrannies of Distance' Conference, University of Sydney, 10-12 February 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 8:04pm
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.

Plenary speakers:

James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):

Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of "distance" in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)

INTERSECTIONS: Literature, History & Art/ Science & Technology March 24-25, 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:52pm
McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, Texas Southern University

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the conference encompasses "Intersections: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology."

The Tenth Annual Wenshan International Conference: The City and Literature: A Geography of Culture and Space

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:39am
English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

The reciprocal relationship of literature and the city reveals a complexity of urban life that has given rise to literary imagery and themes that define our understanding of the city. Novelists and poets contrast ideal cities with earthly cities, culture with nature, the mechanical with the organic, and the city with nature. These writers embrace our ambivalence toward the city that captivates but threatens, excites but intimidates, showing us the potential for greatness along with the fear of failure.

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries - Rutgers University - February 26, 2011

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 1:09pm
Rutgers English 20th Century Group
    Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC Berkeley English, author of The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism and Modernity. Columbia University Press, 2010.

Sponsored by: Rutgers English Department 20th Century Group, Rutgers Women and Gender Studies Department, the Institute for Research on Women.

[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.

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