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Gothic and Horror Studies: Journal CFP

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:58am
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

CFP: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #6

The online, peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothich orrorjournal. homestead. com) is seeking article submissions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2009. Past contributors have included David J. Skal, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Jancovich and Kim Newman. The Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2009.

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

M/C Journal 'obsolete' Issue

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:41pm
M/C Journal (http://journal.media-culture.org.au)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10 March 2009

M/C - Media and Culture
http://www.media-culture.org.au/
is calling for contributors to the 'obsolete' issue of

M/C Journal
http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal.

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline March 15, 2009)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 4:49pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat


This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.


Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:27pm
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Liberal Arts.

"H.G.Wells, Modernism, and Modernity" Special Session 2009 M/MLA Annual Convention

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:25pm
MMLA November 12-15, 2009, Union Station Marriott, St. Louis, Missouri

H.G. Wells was convinced that writing must communicate a direct social purpose and that its aesthetic qualities must be joined inextricably with it, which put him, necessarily, at odds with much of the Modernist aesthetics of the early 20th century (especially the idea of art for art's sake). And yet, Wells' rejection of certain aspects of emerging Modernism was not a disavowal of writing that concerns itself with beauty, truth, and pleasure (the realm of aesthetics); nor was it an implicit critique of aesthetic sensibility and its socio-historical significance. Rather, for Wells, to abstract the realm of the aesthetic from everyday life, from the here and now, was to make it largely irrelevant.

Consider David Foster Wallace, A Conference - University Of Liverpool, 29/30 July 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:53pm
University Of Liverpool

The passing of the writer David Foster Wallace in September 2008 presents not only a tragic and significant loss to the literary world, but also an important opportunity to consider the impact and magnitude of the remarkable body of work he leaves us. From the irreverency and piercing social commentary of his journalism in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Consider The Lobster to the monumental, sprawling majesty of his gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, Wallace's writing is increasingly considered to be one of the most significant literary canons of the second half of the twentieth century.

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

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