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

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:11am
Mary Ruth Marotte, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas

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
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.

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

'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
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
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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:03am
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
College English Association

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
Irish Theatrical Diaspora project at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto

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
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

Graduate Student Conference: Shakespeare: Pedagogy, Scholarship, Performance

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 12:22pm
Mary Ruth Marotte, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas

Call for Papers
UCA's Fourth Annual
English Graduate Conference on Literature

Shakespeare:
Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Performance

April 14-15, 2010
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.

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

Computers and Writing 2011 - "Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces" CFP due Nov 15, 2010

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:43am
Sweetland Center for Writing - University of Michigan

Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and filmmakers use motion-capture technology to "write down" movement and gesture; and poets invent new multimedia poetic forms. The places we write, and the features of the writing we value, are today more varied – and often more contested – than ever before.

We welcome proposals in a variety of formats that interpret the conference themes from multiple perspectives. Regardless of format (see Session Types below), each proposal should provide the following:

POLITICS, PERFORMANCE AND POPULAR CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 8:43am
Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster

POLITICS, PERFORMANCE AND POPULAR CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN

7-9 JULY 2011

To be held at the Storey Institute, Lancaster.

This is advanced notice of the second conference held under the auspices of our AHRC-sponsored project 'Cultural History of English Pantomime, 1837-1902'.

We welcome proposals for 30 minute papers which explore the connections between politics and popular culture, 1820-1910. In particular, we are interested in examining the extent to which popular theatre can reveal public perceptions of contemporary social and political issues. And conversely, how might popular entertainment influence and shape contemporary political debate?

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