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Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
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
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson, Bridgewater State College

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
Frank Napolitano

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
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
McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, Texas Southern University

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
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
English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

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
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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.

Memory and Collective Identity in Comparative Literature and Others

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:06am
452ºF Journal of Comparative Literature

On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal
of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and
addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.

The bidding terms, which are exposed below and that regulate the reception
and publication of the different articles are subject to the content of
the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be
consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.

CFP: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 8:27pm
EGO - The English Graduate Organization

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From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22
Gainesville, FL

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (Oct. 21-22 2010)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 4:52pm
EGO - The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference

October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of _Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture_ (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

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