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[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:06pm
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:31pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:30pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2009.

CFP: _genre_: A Thematic Journal, vol. 31 - Visual Cultures

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:40pm
Associated Students of Comparative World Literature, Cal State Long Beach

genre, a journal published the Associated Students of Comparative World Literature at Cal State University Long Beach, is soliciting papers for its volume on "Visual Culture & Global Practices." We are interested in works that examine literature (across time periods and languages), images, visual objects and mechanisms, and events from diverse cultures, across national boundaries, and within global contexts . Among the questions to be explored are:

** What are the visual codes of cultural works?

** What is the relationship between these works and their conditions of consumption, production and reception?

** How do images function within political, social, and economic forces?

** What is the cultural work that images do?

Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:05pm
Third International Maroon Conference," The Return."

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representation of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme "The Return," it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:24am
University of Reading, UK

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections. It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.

MINORITY IDENTITIES: RIGHTS AND REPRESENTATION

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Saturday 7th May 2011 • Old Whiteknights House, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

Collections and Collaborations: Indiana U Dept of English Grad Conference, March 24-26, deadline extended to Jan. 31 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:40pm
Indiana University Department of English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Collections and Collaborations" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from March 24th – 26th, 2011 (hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English).

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.

This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.

Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities?

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:21am
ASLE UK Postgraduate Conference

ASLE UK POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
EMERGENT CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS': WHERE NEXT FOR
ECOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES?

ASLE 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

[UPDATE] Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 11:10pm
National Organization for Men Against Sexism

NOMAS: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM
36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEN & MASCULINITY

Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
April 1-3, 2011

The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM holds a yearly National Conference on Men and Masculinity. The 2011 Conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 1 through April 3, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity."

Special Topics Session: "Productive" Silences (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:25am
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA

"Productive" Silences
History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or
the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.

I am particularly interested in papers that examine extended metaphors for and various tropes of silence in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, plays, and poetry.

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