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UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 8:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

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.

Sound at Play: Music, Humor, and Games (deadline 12/15/10; conference 3/5/11)

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 2:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

Call for Abstracts:
SOUND AT PLAY: MUSIC, HUMOR, AND GAMES

Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2011

The Columbia Music Scholarship Conference invites graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients to submit abstracts to be selected for presentation at our ninth annual meeting on March 5, 2011 at Columbia University. We are soliciting proposals from scholars active in all fields related to the academic study of music, as well as other areas within the humanities, social sciences, education, or science and technology studies.

Deadline for proposals:25 February 2011

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Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:39am
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PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY 2nd International BAKEA

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

The Power of the Humanities (MCLLM), April 1-2, 2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:23pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
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The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

UPDATE: UCA's Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference on Literature

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
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Call for Papers
UCA's Fifth Annual
English Graduate Conference on Literature

Shakespeare:
Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Performance

April 14-15, 2011
University of Central Arkansas

When Ben Jonson wrote that William Shakespeare was "not of an age, but for all time," he could not have realized the full impact of his words. Nearly 400 years after his death, the bard still mesmerizes us. We invite papers on any aspect of Shakespearean studies.

Though the conference theme centers on Shakespeare, we also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

PCA/ACA: LATIN AMERICANS & LATINOS - IDENTITY ISSUES & CULTURAL STEREOTYPES (San Antonio, TX, Apr 20-23. 2011)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 4:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

April 20-23, 2011

San Antonio, Texas
Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotels

Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
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'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Katrin Sieg, Associate Professor of German at Georgetown University's BMW Center for German & European Studies

"The feast is a primary, indestructible ingredient of human civilization; it may become sterile and even degenerate, but it cannot vanish."
~Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

[UPDATE] Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
The City University of New York Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State

"The ironization of form is like the storm which lifts up the curtain of the transcendental order of art and reveals it for what it is, in this order as well as in the unmediated existence of the work."
-Walter Benjamin, The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism

"The irony of the novel is the self-correction of the world's fragility"
-Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel

Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric April 1st-2nd

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:09am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

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, 2010.

Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric, April 1st and 2nd

updated: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

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.

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

**NOTE: Each member of a joint presentation or pre-formed panel MUST submit a proposal individually to the CEA website.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 8, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

Canada, Irishness and Performance: Opening the Debate [Conference: April 15-16 2011; Proposals Due: Dec 17, 2010]

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Irish Theatrical Diaspora project at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto
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The history of Irish diasporas in Canada is rich and diverse, and the Irish have contributed significantly to the creation of Canadian cultural phenomena, yet the study of Irish theatre in terms of Canadian diasporic identities has not produced an equally rich body of literature.

Relationship Status: It's Complicated - University of Pittsburgh - February 24-25 2011

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:55pm
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The University of Pittsburgh French and Italian Graduate Student Association

This two-day conference aims to center its discussion around the role of various contacts in a multitude of relationships within French and Italian studies. Participants are invited to consider the instances and implications of conflict, aggression, collaboration, pleasure, and desire within these voluntary or forced groupings, ranging from literature to cultural studies and beyond. Relevant themes and topics may include, but are not limited to the following relationships:

Colonizer/Colonized
Author/Reader
Citizen/Government
Real/Virtual
Teacher/Student
Parent/Child/Siblings
Love/Hate
Friend/Foe
Nation/Region
Human/Natural World
Queer/Normative
Subject/Monarch

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