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Sixteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 1, 2011/proposals due January 21, 2011)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:30am
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Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
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Sixteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 1, 2011
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Steve Andrews, Grinnell College
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Rooker, former Major League pitcher and announcer, and current children's book author.

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline November 22]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:53pm
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Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd

Open Call for Articles

The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.

Workshop on digital Shakespeare at the WSC in Prague

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:43am
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International Shakespeare Association
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Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, Prague 2011

Call for Participants

Workshop: Global Shakespeares in the Digital Archive

Deadline: November 30, 2010

Conveners: Peter Donaldson, Ford Foundation Professor of Humanities, MIT, and Alexander Huang, Associate Professor at Penn State and Research Affiliate at MIT

Workshop description:

The age of global Shakespeares and digital video archive is upon us, and online video research tools have become indispensable when we research and teach worldwide performances of Shakespeare. It is an age when Shakespeare and world cultures foster symbiotic and antithetical relationships with equal force. This workshop serves two purposes:

Shakespeare on Film and Television, April 20-23, 2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 8:36pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers for its annual conference. This year the National Popular Culture Conference will join with the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Conference to meet Wednesday April 20 through Saturday, April 23, 2011 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. For further information, contact the conference website

We have previously had panels on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
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CSULB Graduate English Department


Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

NEMLA Convention (Call for Papers) April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:57pm
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Anna Cafaro, Bard College, NY
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Human Rights in Italian Theater

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 contains thirty articles. In a society disrupted by continuous violations of those rights we should ask ourselves what theater can do and what it is doing. How can it raise awareness? This panel offers the occasion to explore the role of theater and the urgent need for denouncing and defending human rights in Italian society as well as internationally.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English or Italian to Anna Cafaro,, by October 10, 2010 .

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
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School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

Gestures and Jesters: Irony at a Crossroads, February 24-25th, 2011

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:19pm
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Department of Comparative Literature, The City University of New York Graduate Center

The Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on February 24-25th, 2011.

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011

Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama (2 - 5 June 2011)

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 8:15am
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20th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
  • contemporary (post 1989) theater and drama in English
  • Conference location: Mainz, Germany
  • CFP Deadline: 31 Dec 2010
  • Key-note speakers: Alistair Beaton, Rona Munro, Julia Pascal, and Dan Rebellato
  • For further information on CDE visit the society's homepage at:
  • Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

    Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:50pm
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    Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass
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    There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

    "Peace Matters at CEA" March 31-April 2, 2011

    Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:30pm
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    College English Association

    "Peace Matters" at CEA

    For over twelve years, CEA members concerned with promoting peace through teaching and learning have gathered to share the results of our research and reflection. This year, we are please to ponder how the "wheel of fortune" influences peace. Papers and panels may deal with the fortunes (and misfortunes) of war and peace, the price--and rewards--of peace, and related topics. We invite anyone interested to explore with us the belief that "there is no way to peace; peace is the way."

    Submissions: August 15-November 1, 2010.

    Please see the submission instructions at

    CFP: Creative Writing - the UK's 14th Annual Great Writing Conference (12/1/10 - 6/18/11-7/19/11)

    Monday, September 20, 2010 - 7:35am
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    Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference


    Call for Papers

    Great Writing 2011

    The 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
    Imperial College London
    Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

    Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011.

    To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful National History Museum.