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[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:48pm
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

CFP: Feminism 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:51am
MP: an International Feminist Journal

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we
shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
Ed Chamberlain

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to edachamb@indiana.edu by Saturday March 20th.

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:50pm
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentation is "Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s." Scholarly research on presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including, but not limited to the following:

The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
Modernism in Literature, Art and Music
Post WWI thought
Expatriate Artists
Literature and the War
The Anti-War Novel and short story
Surrealism

Harold Pinter Society Panels

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 1:59pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chicago, IL). Especially welcome are papers exploring the representation of love relationships in absurdist and neo-absurdist drama and papers considering the relationship of Pinter's work to that of Beckett and the project of the "new theatre" more generally. Please send abstracts to Judith Roof at roof12@comcast.net by 31 March 2010.

"[UPDATE]"RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS" special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:40am
University of Naples L'Orientale

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it). In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 15 June 2010.

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:43am
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

"The minor but not dismissed, the dismissed but not excluded,the excluded but not forgotten"
Department of English, Szczecin University, Poland, 21 -24 October 2010.

Recent literary, linguistic and cultural studies have been largely dominated by burgeoning new theories paving the way for the most interesting and up-to-date concepts, notions and ideas. Yet there are many scholars whose main research area is centered at the peripheries of these mainstream discoveries thus leading to the emergence of niche fields of study within current literary and linguistic research projects.

"RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS", a special issue of ANGLISTICA AION An Interdisciplary Journal deadline: 15 June 2010

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 1:25pm
University of Naples L'Orientale

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it). In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 15 June 2010.

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 9:14am
Autopsia Online Journal

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

Puppeteering the Other

Throwing voices

Impersonations

Adaptation

Agalmaophilia

Intertextuality and/as ventriloquism

Role-playing

Stand-ins

Parroting

THE EVERYDAY

updated: 
Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:26pm
Hellenic Semiotic Society and Department of French Studies and Modern Languages of the University of Cyprus

THE EVERYDAY
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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The Hellenic Semiotic Society and the Department of French Studies and Modern Languages of the University of Cyprus are organizing an international conference on The Everyday. The conference will take place from 5 to 7 November 2010 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Working languages are English, French, and Greek.

African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:33am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2010 - 12:31am
Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

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