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Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 3:15pm
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University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22, 2010
Keynote speaker: LEO BERSANI

"A modern reflection on being must be aware of itself not as an approximation of metaphysical truth; rather, the ontology most congenial to an age of information is one that identifies being as relationality, as the principle of connectedness assumed by all technologies of transmission, as well as by the social imaginary that can refract or violate it." - Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, "Beauty's Light"

[UPDATE] Final Call: Creative & Critical Writing (05/31/10; 06/18/10-06/20/10)

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 10:00am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference
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Great Writing 2010

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, to be held this year: 18 - 20 June 2010, in Bangor, North Wales (UK).

Final Call Closes: 31st May 2010

Keynote discussion/talks include such notable speakers as:

Robert Sharp, award-winning journalist and the Campaigns Manager for English PEN: www.englishpen.org

2010 Theme: What future is there for Creative Writing?

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:13am
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Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the arts and humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

Call for Entries: CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 2:00am
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CINESONIKA
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CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

The theme of this international film and video festival is to celebrate the soundtrack. Usually in cinema festivals there is a fixation on movie stars, or captivating imagery, or the literary qualities of screenplays, or the abstract concepts of film theory. Sound tends to be relatively unvalorized in moving-image making. The intent of the festival is to give attention to innovative work in the creation of film and video soundtracks, and to give due credit to the importance of audio in audiovisual media.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:54pm
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Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
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MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Sport Deadline 1 July 2010

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 2:50pm
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John J. Norton/ Shakespeare Journal of the British Shakespeare Association
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Shakespeare Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of Shakespeare and sports, stress relief, the expulsion of anxiety, or exercise for the 2011 issue, "Shakespeare and Sport." We welcome articles of 6,000 words (including notes) that examine the presence and nature of sport or stress relief in Shakespeare's works. We are looking for a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches to Shakespeare and sport/ stress relief, which could include but is not limited to investigations of Shakespeare's use of sport, physical exercise, sporting events, physical fitness, stress relief, the expulsion of anxiety, and competitive games.

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:13am
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Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum
of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the University of Zurich, at Castasegna, in the Swiss Alps

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Date: 8-10 November 2010

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)
and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Date: 18-19 August 2010

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 4:25am
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American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest. [Inter]sections is an online publication (ISSN 2068 - 3472) with three main sections: graduate, undergraduate, and reviews. You can download issue #1(9)/2010 here: http://www.americanstudies.ro/?article=108

You can now submit papers or reviews for our April-June issue by May 20 or for our July-September issue by July 31.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:09pm
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University of Central Oklahoma
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 20, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:16pm
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New German Review
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The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010). If you are interested, please send to us your name and university affiliation, as well as the title you would like to review.

The due date for reviews is July 15 2010.

I. Wilhelm Fink Verlag (Neuerscheinungen Literaturwissenschaften: 2010)

1) Volker Rühle: Verdichtete Zeit: Schöpferische Konsequenz und geschichtliche Erfahrung im Blick auf Hölderlin (320 Seiten).
2) Christine Schmitz (Hrsg.): Mythos im Alltag – Alltag im Mythos: Die Banalität des Alltags in unterschiedlichen literarischen Verwendungskontexten (291 Seiten).
3) Gregor Schwering: Sprachliches Gespür: Rousseau - Novalis - Nietzsche (393 Seiten).

II. Böhlau Verlag

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:47pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

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Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 9:30pm
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American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
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ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

Jocelyn L. Buckner, independent scholar, jocelynbuckner@gmail.com
Aimee Zygmonski, University of California, San Diego, aimeezyg@earthlink.net

Directory of World Cinema: Sweden Call for Submissions

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Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 5:54pm
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Directory of World Cinema

We are seeking contributors for the Directory of World Cinema, Sweden.
This Directory, published by Intellect, is slated to be a wide-ranging
and authoritative resource for scholars as well as students of
literature and film. The Directory will be published in both print and
online formats, with the edited print volume for Sweden
to be published by the end of 2011, and every other year from then on.

For more information, go to:
http://www.worldcinemadirectory.org/

Yale Graduate Symposium: Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, Oct. 2, 2010

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 1:08pm
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Yale University, Department of Renaissance Studies; Elizabethan Club at Yale University
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Call for Papers: "Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics"
A graduate symposium at Yale University, Oct 2, 2010

The graduate students of the Yale University Renaissance Studies program and affiliated departments are pleased to announce an upcoming graduate symposium, "Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics," to be held at Yale University October 2, 2010.

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