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Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:48pm
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American Culture Association

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference. This year's conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205) from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, Apr. 23.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:58pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:12pm
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Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:10am
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University of California, Berkeley
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The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Thinking Gender 2011

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 2:45pm
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Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:

http://www.csw.ucla.edu/research/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2011

Contact email: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 8:15am
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Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies
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SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.
Recommended length of contributions:
• Articles: 6000 - 8000 words (including footnotes and references).
• Notes: 3000 - 4000 words (including footnotes and references).

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:25am
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University of Central Lancashire
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Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there's hardly a young person in the UK that hasn't heard of Jacqueline Wilson.
This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Areas for consideration
• Autobiography and becoming a writer
• Telling life stories
• Bildungsroman and identity
• Growing up with/through Jacqueline Wilson's characters

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:31pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
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AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:36pm
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Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
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Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:07pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

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