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[UPDATE] Why Allegory Now?

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59am
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University of Manchester
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A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the University of Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
Dr. Roger Pooley, English, Keele University

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

Composition and Decomposition, BAVS Annual Conference, 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:36am
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British Asociation for Victorian Studies
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Call for Papers: BAVS Conference 2011, University of Birmingham

Composition and Decomposition

The University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2011 BAVS Conference, 1–3 September 2011, on the Edgbaston campus. We invite papers that deal with the conference theme of 'Composition and Decomposition' in all its various connotations.

Memory and Representation Symposium

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:25pm
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Art History Association at the University of Oregon

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. The symposium will focus on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization and will examine the variant roles of the arts in the representation of memory. Likewise, it will investigate documentation in art practice, production, exhibition, reception, and methodology. These concepts may be applied to varying cultural and historical aspects of art history as well as a number of other academic disciplines, particularly those within the humanities.

Call for papers: Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:20pm
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University of New South Wales
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Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 20

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 1:04pm
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Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna, July 24-26 2011

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:34am
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Prof. Dr. Werner Huber, Paul Fagan M.A., Dr. Ruben Borg / Department of English Studies, Vienna, Austria

Full CFP available at http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011/CFP.html

100 Myles:
The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference

University of Vienna, Austria, 24-26 July 2011

[UPDATE/Extension] Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:39am
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McGill Graduate Conference

The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).

Please find the call for papers below.

McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:28am
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
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RAW MATERIAL

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

March 19-20, 2011

2nd CFP Transgression and the Sacred: Philosophy and Literature Conference, UCD, Dublin, 22-23 February 2011.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:18am
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University College Dublin

This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.

Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).

We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.

"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)

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