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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.

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:22pm
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15pm
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

March 26, 2011

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their second annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) on March 26, 2011. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 5:38pm
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization
Friday, October 14, 2011

"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

CFP on Environmental Performance

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:20am
R. Besel and J. Blau - California Polytechnic State University

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance

'Churchill Now: 21st Century Caryl Churchill': Caryl Churchill Symposium, Saturday 16th April 2011,

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 4:27am
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Keynote speaker: Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University, UK)

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:

Best & Worst Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Productions 2000-2010

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:44pm
Shakespeare Bulletin

SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is seeking short theatre reviews for one or more issues in the 2012 volume.

We solicit accounts & reviews of the BEST and/or WORST productions of Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists of the past decade.

Our goal is to run a great many of these reviews, and to encourage formally and stylistically innovative & adventurous writing about performance. Therefore, reviews should be a MAXIMUM of 500 words.

Submissions will be accepted from now through September 30, 2011.

Utopia, Crisis, Justice: 12th Utopian Studies Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus 8-11/7/2011, Deadline 15 March 2011 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:46am
University of Cyprus

[UPDATE] Utopia/Crisis/Justice: 12th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, July 8-11, 2011
full name / name of organization:
University of Cyprus
contact email:
balaso@ucy.ac.cy

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tom Moylan (Emeritus, University of Limerick)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Phillip Wegner (University of Florida)

website: cyprusconferences.org/uss2011 (website temporarily down due to hacker attacks in Cyprus; please revisit in due time)

Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 31/03/2011)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:02am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

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