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Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Permanent Vacation: Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:41am
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

For Midwest MLA in St. Louis, November 12-15, 2009

A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

250-word abstracts by April 30, 2009 to

Patricia S. Rudden, New York City Coll. of Technology, patriciarudden@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Modernism/Postmodernism (3/30/09; San Francisco 11/6-11/7/09)

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks papers of 15-20 minutes. The field is relatively open, though papers on poetry or narrative that deal specifically with modernist/postmodernist aesthetics and/or politics are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please submit a 50-word abstract and 200-word proposal directly to the PAMLA online submission tool at www.pamla.org. Direct inquiries to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

Modernism/Postmodernism

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:56pm
3/30/09: PAMLA Conference (San Fracisco 11/6-11/7/09)

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks submissions for papers of 15-20 minutes. The field within this panel is relatively open, though papers on modern/postmodern poetry, as well as papers (focused upon any genre) that make trans-century connections between modern and postmodern aesthetics and politics, are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please send proposals of 200 words, a 50-word abstract, and brief bio to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

&Now Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts: October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:54pm
University at Buffalo

The &Now Conference explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

PLEASE SUBMIT….

Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings,
performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and
multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that
address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged.

Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative
panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

Focus:
The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

Literature and the Other Arts--PAMLA, San Francisco, Nov. 6-7, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:28am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Literature has a clear kinship with the other arts. This panel seeks papers examining cross-currents between literature and other artistic forms, including but not limited to music, painting, sculpture, performance art, theater, dance, photography, or film. Topics might include the incorporation of one artistic form in another (music in a novel, literary references in a painting), pedagogical approaches to bringing the arts into a literature course, the work of an author/sculptor, or poetic responses to painting.

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