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Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:14am
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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.

42nd College English Association Conference: March 31 - April 2, 2011, St. Petersburg, Florida

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 10:42pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

"Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune."
-- Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road"

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at www.cea-web.org

Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal.

[UPDATE] Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance (30 Sept. 2010, NEMLA 7-10 Apr. 2011)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 5:46pm
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Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA
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The Harlem Renaissance tried to fill socially-constructed absences in African-Americans' group identity (such as humanity, art, masculinity, morality) by creating a respectable black middle class. Bourgeois imperatives complicated middle class queer existence by enforcing heteronormativity, in contrast to working class Harlem's more open relationship to sexual expression. This panel explores representations, direct or ambivalent, of African-American lesbian desire and resistance in the arts, music, and literature of the Harlem Renaissance and the contemporary queer renaissance.

Edited Collection: Vibratory Modernism (abstract deadline 10/1/2010)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:46am
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Anthony Enns, Department of English, Dalhousie University
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Vibrations played a central role in nineteenth-century science, as light, heat, energy, and matter were all gradually understood to be essentially vibratory. This new understanding of the universe as being purely composed of vibrations had a tremendous impact on all aspects of the arts in the first half of the twentieth century, as they introduced new aesthetic possibilities that promised to transform the way art was made and viewed. In the visual arts, for example, movements like Futurism and Vorticism conceived of invisible fields of energy that could be tapped into to create new forms of art.

Nineteenth Century British Literature - October 30 Deadline

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 6:21pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal is now accepting essays, book reviews, short stories, poetry and interviews from academics across the world for our fourth issue of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, "Nineteenth Century British Literature," which will be published in January 2011 with Amazon CreateSpace. The page size is 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 12-point font, Times New Roman, MLA-style end-notes and Works Cited listings. The third issue of PLJ, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," is now on sale through Amazon, CreateSpace and other distribution channels.

Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR) Conference, May 28-31, 2011: Call for Session Organizers

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 9:47am
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Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR
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CATR Conference 2011, University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Call for Session Organizers

The 2011 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2011 Congress is Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places / Rivages et Continents: Exploration des Peuples et des Lieux.

Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
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Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

Edited Collection -- Eugene O'Neill's One Act Plays (1/1/11 & 7/1/11)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:29pm
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Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson, Bridgewater State College
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CFP

Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays

Editors: Michael Y. Bennett and Benjamin D. Carson

Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing one-act plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This current collection aims to fill the gap by examining O'Neill's one-act plays, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the formative period of American drama.

2011 Kalamazoo CFP: Raising the Dead in the Middle Ages, May 12-15, 2011

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:24pm
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Frank Napolitano
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This session invites papers that explore the existential and epistemological questions surrounding human mortality, and assurances over the power of death presented in medieval literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. More specifically, the session hopes to explore how miracles force readers, viewers, and audiences to examine the relationship between the received wisdoms of religion, philosophy, and mythology concerning the end of life, and the ever-present realities of death and decay in human existence. The session welcomes scholars examining the relationship between miracles and mortality from various historical, literary, religious, or philosophical perspectives.

'Romanticism and the Tyrannies of Distance' Conference, University of Sydney, 10-12 February 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 8:04pm
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Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.

Plenary speakers:

James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):

Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of "distance" in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)

INTERSECTIONS: Literature, History & Art/ Science & Technology March 24-25, 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:52pm
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McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, Texas Southern University
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The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the conference encompasses "Intersections: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology."

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 9:42am
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Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS NOW CONFIRMED: Carol Mavor, University of Manchester, and Michael Taussig, Columbia University.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

The Tenth Annual Wenshan International Conference: The City and Literature: A Geography of Culture and Space

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:39am
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English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
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The reciprocal relationship of literature and the city reveals a complexity of urban life that has given rise to literary imagery and themes that define our understanding of the city. Novelists and poets contrast ideal cities with earthly cities, culture with nature, the mechanical with the organic, and the city with nature. These writers embrace our ambivalence toward the city that captivates but threatens, excites but intimidates, showing us the potential for greatness along with the fear of failure.

[UPDATE] House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 12:53pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.

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