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[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:34pm
CUNY Graduate Center

REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 4:33pm
Jeanie Tietjen

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition. This roundtable at the Spring 2010 Montreal NEMLA conference solicits reflection and inquiry on the presence of trauma, especially in composition courses. Please send 150 word abstract to jtietjen@massbay.edu by September 15.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 5:04am
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.

We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Becomings, Misplacements, Departures: Butler & Whitehead

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 3:34am
Whitehead Research Project

Call for Student Papers
Conference Date: December 3-5, 2009
Location: Claremont, California
Paper Submission Due: Monday, August 31, 2009 to rfaber@ctr4process.org
Conference Website: whiteheadresearch.org/butler-whitehead

The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is hosting a major international event that will feature scholars who are specialists in the thought of Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. In line with the "initial aim" of WRP, this conference seeks to generate novel interfaces, stimulate interdisciplinary innovation, and provoke unexpected impulses for philosophical discourse in our complex world.

[UPDATE] "Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:42am
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
http://www.csupomona.edu/~international/other_programs/callpaper.shtml

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

CFP: ecloga

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Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 11:30am
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 also welcome submissions of creative writing.

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:18am
PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:

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