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Transgression and the Sacred: An International Philosophy and Literature Conference, 22-23 February 2011.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 8:35am
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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.
We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.
"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)

CFP: SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGINED ORIENT (MAY 4-6, 2011)

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:00pm
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American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter, UK), Margaret Litvin (Boston University), Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University) and Richard Wilson (Cardiff University).

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature, March 10-12, 2011

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:34pm
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English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria
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Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature
Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
March 10-12, 2011

CFP: Genealogies (due 11/19/10; 3/3-5/11

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Friday, November 12, 2010 - 4:11pm
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Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender
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Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 3-5, 2011

Submission Deadline: November 19, 2010

[UPDATE] Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens (Nov 4-5, 2011)

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Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:00am
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The International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, m

usic and dance.

UPDATE - Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:38am
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English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

We invite you to explore these questions at the English Graduate Advancement and Development Society's (EGADS!) annual graduate/undergraduate English-studies conference, "Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure," on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the conference website: http://www.egadsconference2011.org.

« Dey don't belong » : Exclusion and integration in American interwar literature. May 13th, 2011.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:12am
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Université Rennes 2, France

American society in the aftermath of WWI is distinguished by an effort to define itself resulting from a desire of emancipation from the then prevailing European model. All over the country important transformations took place with industrialization and the growing impact of capitalism or multiple immigration waves. On cultural and artistic grounds, such an incentive can be exemplified by the emergence of new forms.

Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts (interdisciplinary conference)

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:13pm
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Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Conference CfP:

'Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts'

The University of Edinburgh, UK, May 28-29 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr. Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee)

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