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CFP: 2011 Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, "Ambivalence"

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 7:21pm
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Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

Why Allegory Now?

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:00pm
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University of Manchester
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Call for Papers: Why Allegory Now?
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Manchester, Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

Performance Studies Focus Group Call for Proposals-ATHE 2011 Chicago

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 3:09pm
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Performance Studies Focus Group-Association of Theatre in Higher Education
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Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2011

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites session proposals for the 2011 25th Anniversary Conference at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, 11-14 August on the conference theme of "Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures."

Women and Challenge - March 24-25, 2011

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 2:37pm
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The University of South Dakota
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Women and Challenge will be the focus of The University of South Dakota's Biennial Women's Research Conference, to be held on the USD campus in Vermillion, SD on March 24 and 25, 2011. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four presenters on the challenges that women have faced, or perhaps continue to face, and on women's responses to such challenges, whether those challenges are specific to their status as women or prompted by other circumstances. Challenges may be physical, aesthetic, environmental, economic, psychological, ethical, or social (to name a few); they may be the result of war, legal inequity, colonization, ethnic/religious conflicts, or other factors.

Relations between litterature and movies from 1895 to 1930

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 9:41am
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Danielle Crepaldi Carvalho/ UNICAMP (Campinas - S. Paulo - Brasil)
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I'm studying short stories related to movies published in Brazilian newspapers and magazines from 1895 to 1930. I'm interested in the relations between literature and movies, as well as elite and mass culture.

CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Annual Conference, February 18-20, 2011

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 5:11pm
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CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association
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The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 3:18pm
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NeMLA

[UPDATE] deadline extended:
The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

NeMLA CFP --

According to historical census records, over the nineteenth century a growing number of blacks – slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men – joined the ranks of the naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represented, for example, "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," and their experience of and contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture.

The Neighbor (March 11-13, 2011; University of California, Berkeley)

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 4:04pm
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Department of German, University of California at Berkeley
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Call for Papers

THE NEIGHBOR

Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Program in Experimental Critical Theory
University of California, Los Angeles

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 3:59pm
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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

INTERDISCIPLINARY NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES CONFERENCE, MAR 31-APR3, 2011 (CFP DEADLINE NOV 1,2010)

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:59am
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INTERDISCIPLINARY NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
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How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century? How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?

The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• human nature
• animal nature
• plant nature

[UPDATE] General Issue - Essays Due October 30

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.

Shaw Session at 2011 Comparative Drama Conference: Deadline Dec. 10, 2010

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:28am
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Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
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Send abstracts for papers by December 10, 2010 on any Shaw-related topic for the 2011 CDC in Los Angeles on March 24-26. Send via attachment a 250 word abstract (with title) & CV to "Tony Stafford" , , or by mail to Dr. Tony Stafford, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79912. Information about the conference may be obtained from Kevin Wetmore at kwhetmore@lmu.edu.or or at compdram@lmu.edu. Or see below:

35th Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2010

21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:58am
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University of Glasgow

Call for Papers
CONTRADICTORY WOOLF
21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL VIRGINIA WOOLF CONFERENCE

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: Contemporary Theatre in South Africa

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 8:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) invites papers exploring South African drama today (20th century to the present). We are interested in all explorations of drama and performance art in South Africa. The 2011 NEMLA conference will be held in New Brunswick, NJ, convenient to NYC on April 7-10, 2011. Abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically by Oct. 10, 2010 to Suzanne Kaebnick at suzanne.kaebnick@ncc.edu

Rollins Documentary Film Award

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:13pm
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Popular Culture/American Culture Associations of America
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The jury for the PCA/ACA Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award is currently accepting film and video documentary/nonfiction entries that treat aspects of popular and American culture. Selection for the Rollins Award will be based primarily on strength of message, creativity, technical innovation, and overall style as the work treats popular and American culture topics or themes.

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