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[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Inquire

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 6:56am
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Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature
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Inquire invites submissions from graduate students that clearly strive to reconsider traditional topics in new ways or to take up less canonical forms, genres, and methodologies. We encourage submissions that take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to describe and discuss the production, dissemination, and reception of literature in all forms across languages, cultures, and national borders.

Guidelines: original work not submitted to another journal, complete essays in English, 5-7,000 words (including bibliography and endnotes), MLA format, 12-pt font, double-spaced throughout, include a separate cover sheet with name, institutional affiliation, email, an abstract (200 words), and a short biography (100 words).

New Latin American Writing in the U.S. (9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-10/2010, New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 3:33am
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Bernabé Mendoza / NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
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In light of the recent critical reception of such authors as Roberto Bolaño and Junot Díaz, this panel seeks to ask, what constitutes a Latin American author today in the U.S.? How is s/he read? Fifty years after what was labeled as the "boom," how are we approaching new Latin American texts? Do we still adhere to a boom aesthetic, which insists on a fascination with local color and exoticism? Other questions to be considered include (but are not limited to): What do recent critiques reveal about our understanding and expectations of literary works written by Hispanic writers (writing in English, Spanish, or 'Spanglish')? How are Latin American authors and their texts marketed?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture (April 23 2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
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madison moore /Yale University

What is street style, and what is the relationship between style, "the street," and popular culture? How have the Internet, digital cameras and other technologies impacted how we understand the way we dress? In what ways does street style engage with broader issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture, a one-day symposium at Yale University, aims to investigate and openly discuss the relationships between street style and identity. We are interested in papers that approach street style from a contemporary lens, but also encourage papers with more of an historical perspective.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (9/30/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:47am
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This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represents the experience of Black and Asian sailors and their contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture. Known variously as "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," a growing number of blacks –- slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men –- joined the ranks of the British naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. Historical census records estimate that, by the late-nineteenth century, a third of Britain's maritime force was Black or Asian.

11th Annual SALA Conference, Los Angeles, January 7-8 2011: Transnational Realisms and Post R<!--break-->

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:22am
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11th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: Transnational Realisms and Post Realisms in South Asian Literature and Culture

This conference examines ways in which South Asian realist and postrealist writers unsettle and rework realist codes. South Asian cultural and narrative forms are erased or occluded in the realism/anti-realism debate. The normative account in literary histories posits realism as the precursor to modernism. South Asian literary realisms diverge from, and are discontinuous with, the long history of debate about Platonic and neo-Platonic art as copying a copy of the real.

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
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Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
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The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

"Perfect Harmony" and "melting strains". Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction; 1.-3.Dec.2011

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:54am
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Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany; SFB 644 Transformations of Antiquity

In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating the perfection and beauty of a transcendent cosmic order. At the same time, the emotive and physiological effects of actual musical experience proved it to be a sensuous phenomenon of insistent immediacy and affective power.

Practice-Led Research in the Arts (09/01/2010)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Creative Industries Journal
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Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts

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The Creative Industries Journal is planning a Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries.

Ideas for papers looking at any aspect of Practice-Led Research in the Arts are greatly welcomed, as are "work-in-progress" suggestions. Approaches to Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries - from all disciplines that work in the area - are greatly encouraged.

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Early Cultures, "INTERIORITY"

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 5:52pm
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Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California Irvine


The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for its Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Friday & Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Keynote Address by Paul Strohm (Anna Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University)

Health Acts - 28th-30th April 2011

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:18pm
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University of Exeter
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Health Acts: Applied Theatre, Health, and Well-being
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April, 2011 - Department of Drama, University of Exeter