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Literature and Transgression: 3rd International "Literature and..." Graduate Student Conference (May 2-3, 2011)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:20am
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Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature
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LITERATURE AND TRANSGRESSION

THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL "LITERATURE AND …" GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
2-3 May, 2011, Istanbul University

"Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."
- Romans 4:15

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade

Call for Articles-Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, comics and Education

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Friday, August 20, 2010 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner
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CFP: Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, and Comics in Education
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Syma Texas Tech University Library
In recent years the use of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art in education has exploded. This is due not only to the boom in superhero movies that are based on comic book characters, but also to the wide literary range that graphic novels now have. There are now literally hundreds of college and university courses all over the world that are using graphic novels in their curriculum. The days when comics were just seen as children's trash, with no redeeming literary or educational value, are hopefully behind us.

(UPDATE) Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 30/10/2010)

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Friday, August 20, 2010 - 8:52am
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Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

CFP: "Angel of Newness" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:10am
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Dept. of English, National Taiwan Normal University

_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
Vol. 37 No. 2 (to be published September 2011)
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2011

In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting _Angelus Novus_, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

Graduate Student Conference: Globalization and Aesthetics, December 3, 2010

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 5:58pm
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The Postcolonial Studies Group of the Rutgers Department of English

Graduate Student Conference:
Globalization and Aesthetics

The recent global recession has reignited debates on the social, political and cultural implications of globalization. Though the term 'globalization' is most often used to describe processes associated with the rise of neoliberal economies across the globe, these structural changes are themselves embedded in much longer histories of colonization and exploitation on the one hand, and transnational and cross-cultural exchanges on the other. Scholars such as Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Stuart Hall, Fredric Jameson, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have theorized globalization and mapped its complex histories and forms.

Georgia State University's New Voices Conference

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 2:21pm
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"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / Georgia State University - English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9: What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, social sciences and humanities journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

UPDATE - CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:03am
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University of Strathclyde
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ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
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Stephen Curley, area chair Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 15, 2010
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2011 Conference, April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative literature
►Sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Contemporary port operations, seafaring, & sailing

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

updated: 
Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

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