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Magical Realism & Pop Culture

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 1:42pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Special Area—Magical Realism Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Fax: 1-210-223-6239
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Myth & Fairy Tale & Pop Culture

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 1:38pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Fax: 1-210-223-6239
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Transformative Journeys: Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:33pm
2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

"Theorizing Mobility in Transnational Literature" : Deadline for Abstracts 9/30/10 [UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention 4/6-4/10

Increased movement of populations, information, and capital in the era of globalization has produced an emphasis in literary studies on the migrant, the cosmopolitan, and the exile, but little focus on practices of mobility. This panel will address treatments of mobility in transnational literature. Topics include, but are not limited to, migration, border crossing, cosmopolitanism, planetarity, and wanderlust. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Penny Vlagopoulos, pigi.vlagopoulos@tamiu.edu, and Nicole Rizzuto, nicole.rizzuto@okstate.edu.

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

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Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 10:43am
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

Flânerie and the Rise of the Modern Urban Woman (9/30/10 deadline; 4/7-10 conference)

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore the multifaceted inter-relationship between female characters and the city from the fin de siècle to World War II. Although the panel's primary focus will be on British, Irish, and North American texts, I would also be interested in papers that extend this discussion to other areas of the globe. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor (lizfoley@gmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Manifest Identity

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:50am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students



At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

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