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[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space (deadline extended until Mar. 7)

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:49pm
Southern Methodist University English Department (Graduate)

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space ($125 award for the best essay)
full name / name of organization:
Southern Methodist University's English Department (Graduate Students)
contact email:
smugradconference@gmail.com
Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.
Possible paper topics include:

Twentieth Century Studies Area 2013 MIdwest Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:49pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
2013

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] Renaissance of Roland Barthes Deadline 3/1/13

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature and English Departments

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara

Sensationalims and the Genealogy of Modernity

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:38am
Alberto Gabriele

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

A Two-Day International Workshop

Tel Aviv University, December, 18-19, 2013

*Final Call*, The Return of the Text Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2013

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:52pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

*Final Call*, The Return of the Text Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2013; 20-minute Paper Proposals Due March 1, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu
The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

[UPDATE] The Dada App (MSA 15, August 29 - September 1, Brighton)

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:08pm
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University

What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger'€™s Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies journal - Special Issue

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:35pm
Elizabeth Kelley Bowman / Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State)

We invite essays from interdisciplinary perspectives that address contemporary adaptations of Renaissance literature or art, particularly Jacobean, in film.

Approaches sought include anachronism, narrative disjunction, radical or extreme subject matter, and irreverence toward source material.

Disciplines might include adaptation studies, literature, art history, reception history, genre studies, and historical and theoretical approaches to early modern works and the materials and production of adaptations.

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