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[UPDATE] The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
University of Notre Dame Department of English

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham

(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 4:56am
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Conference

(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines.

An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Graduate Program in Visual and Studies at the University of California, Irvine

March 31-April 1, 2011, Irvine, California

The Visual Studies Graduate Conference at UC Irvine is seeking submissions on (In)Visible Subjects. We welcome work that addresses invisibility, visibility and hyper-visibility, in terms of current social and political discourses surrounding immigration, borderlands and cultures, marginalized communities, subject production, gender issues, queer identities and urban art.

Update: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 7:42pm
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum University of Michigan

CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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[UPDATE] Oklahoma State University English Conference

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

[UPDATE] "animal.machine.sovereign." Graduate Conference. Deadline: JAN. 3

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 11:28am
department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo

Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)

animal.machine.sovereign.
2011 Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

Deadline Extended/Final CFP: The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:22am
Tanfer Tunc

For the full CFP, see:

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180967&keyword=Turkey

Abstracts and one-paragraph bios should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments to Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Bahar Gursel (asat2007@gmail.com) by December 31, 2010. If accepted for publication, full-text submissions will be due March 31, 2011.

This project is sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Latino Cultures of NYC Conference

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:19am
NYiT

New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011. The confirmed speakers for this event are Carmelita Tropicana, Laura Lomas, and Claudio Remeseira.

Sixth Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA (October 25-30, 2011)

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:39pm
The American Shakespeare Center

In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center's Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate. Past conferences have included such notable scholars as Andrew Gurr, the "godfatASC actor and 2009 Blackfriars Conference presenter: James Keegan as Falstaff in 1H4.her" of the Blackfriars Playhouse, Tiffany Stern, Russ McDonald, Gary Taylor, Stephen Greenblatt, Roz Knutson, Tina Packer, and many more in five days full of activities.

[Update] Hispanic Culture Review - Call for papers (Dec.20th)

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 2:27pm
Hispanic Culture Review

Hispanic Culture Review is a scholarly journal that publishes narratives, reviews, essays, poetry, drama, and visual art, related to the Hispanic world at George Mason University. The journal covers a variety of topics related to the world of Hispanic culture, literature,linguistics and art. This year we are celebrating 20 years of promoting Hispanic culture.

The journal welcomes original submissions written in either Spanish or English. Submissions should be sent to: hcr@gmu.edu or hcr.gmu@gmail.com

Brown University Department of Slavic Languages - Graduate student conference on "Estrangement"

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:18pm
Brown University Department of Slavic Languages

The Slavic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium and the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University are pleased to announce our upcoming graduate student conference on the subject of Estrangement. The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. We are currently soliciting proposals for individual papers on topics related to the theme of estrangement in Russian, East European and Eurasian literature, history, and culture in any historical period. We plan to include topics such as:

March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
"Borderlines"
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

[UPDATE] Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context Postgraduate Conference, 17th-18th March 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:37am
Universidade de Vigo

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

[UPDATE] Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 6:59pm
Leslie Crowell

Despite the Civil War's lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies. This proposed panel welcomes papers on literature of and about the Civil War through the end of reconstruction. Papers on individual texts or larger trends are welcome, as are traditional and non-traditional definitions of "literature."
Please email a 250-word proposal and a 1-page c.v. to crowell2@illinois.edu by December 15, 2010.

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