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Book Prize call for submissions (March 15)

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:51pm
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Canadian Association for American Studies
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The Canadian Association for American Studies would like to call for submissions for the first annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of the CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2010. The postmark deadline for submission is 15 March 2011.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website: .

'Churchll Now: 21st Century Caryl Churchill' International Symposium

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:12am
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Dr Sian Adiseshiah University of Lincoln UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University)
Professor Mary Luckhurst (University of York)

Caryl Churchill is now considered a world-leading playwright. Her work spans fifty years and is significant both for its incisive intervention into the political and philosophical issues of the day as well as its continual rejuvenation of dramatic form.
This one-day symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Caryl Churchill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Churchill's work in the 21st century. Papers will be 20 minutes. Topics may include the following:

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:08am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Defining Form, MLA 2012 (Proposals by 1 March)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:58pm
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Colleen Rosenfeld and Jacqueline Wernimont

Defining Form: This round table will ask, what is form?

8-minute papers that offer a definition of form and analysis of an exemplary case study. Submissions welcome from all fields. 1-page proposals. by 1 March 2011; Colleen Rosenfeld (colleen.rosenfeld@pomona.edu) and Jacqueline Wernimont (jacqueline.wernimont@scrippscollege.edu).

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
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Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

Journal of Applied Arts and Health

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:19am
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Journal of Applied Arts & Health/Intellect Publishers
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he Journal of Applied Arts and Health (JAAH) serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Applied Arts and Health.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22 [DEADLINE EXTENDED to FEB 15]

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:11am
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University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode
Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:04pm
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The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:13pm
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California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Call for contributors [ UPDATE Due July 2011] African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:40pm
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Beatrice Russell / California State University, Sacramento Department of Foreign Languages
  • Second Call for contributors (Due July 2011)
  • African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy
  • Full name/ Name of Institution
  • Beatrice Russell
  • Email:Beatrice.russell@csus.edu
  • Contributors are welcome for a Reference book that will be published by BrownWalker Press Publisher in 2011.
  • The book is tentatively titled : African – Americans and Language Literacy in the Global Context. Bridging the Foreign Language Gap.
  • The text will consist of approximately 50 entries, each entry will vary in length from 500-3000 words. The entire volume will be approximately
    180,000 words or 400 pages and will be illustrated.
  • [UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

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    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:13pm
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    Craft Critique Culture

    What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

    This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."

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