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[UPDATE]: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (4/20/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:32am
Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

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Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011. (Limited remaining space – presentations from the UK, USA, continental Europe, Australia, China, and more!)

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

[UPDATE] CSECS/ABS/NEASECS 2011 panel, Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature--new deadline April 12

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:08pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society/Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] "The Immaterial 18th Century"--NEW DEADLINE April 12

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:03pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/ Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society

Call for Papers
Joint Meeting of CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
Hosted by McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, 27-29 October, 2011

"The Immaterial Eighteenth Century"

VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE (Charles DIckens: Past, Present, and Future), October 21-22, 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 9:41am
Victorians Institute

Call for Papers: Victorians Institute Conference
Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC

To help usher in the global celebration of his bicentenary in 2012, the 41st annual conference of the Victorians Institute will focus rather broadly on the life and work of Charles Dickens. We welcome papers that examine Dickens's writings and their relevance to us today. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary essays exploring the literary life and legacy of Dickens in relation to science, economics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, law, history, aesthetics, and theater and film adaptation.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:29pm
Yetta Howard

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:38pm
SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:30pm
Univeristy of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each
issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested
in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the
guidelines below.

[UPDATE] Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities? 9 and 10 September 2011

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 6:29am
ASLE UKI Postgraduate Conference

ASLE UK POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
9th and 10th September 2011
EMERGENT CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS: WHERE NEXT FOR
ECOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES?
ASLE UK (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK) www.asle.org.uk ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'
Keynote speakers include:
Kate Soper
Robert McKay

PERFORMING SOUTH ASIA AT HOME & ABROAD

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 5:35pm
SALA (South Asian Literary Association)

South Asian Literary Association (SALA)/ MLA Annual Conference
Seattle 2012

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:37pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

CFP "Aesthetic Mutations" CLTC Grad Conference at UC Santa Barbara - due 4/4/11 (5/27)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture

ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Due Monday, April 4, 2011 to cltcucsb@gmail.com

The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Literature and Politics

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:43pm
SCMLA

SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at cbradshaw@utm.edu.

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