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Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 9:55am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / MELUS Panel / Lucy R. Littler
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In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at llittler@fsu.edu by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.

Word / Image / Culture, 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, November 11 - 13, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures, University of West Georgia
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CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia: November 11 – 13, 2010

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association


Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
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Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Specs Journal/ Rollins College
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specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
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Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center

The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.

Performance After Identity: The Neo-Political Subject

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 7:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
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Performance After Identity: The Neo-Political Subject

A Book Proposal by Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh

Whence catastrophic pronouncements of the sort: only a homosexual can 'understand' what a homosexual is, only an Arab can understand what an Arab is, and so forth. If, as we believe, only truths (thought) allow man to be distinguished from the human animal that underlies him, it is no exaggeration to say that such minoritarian pronouncements are genuinely barbaric.

Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Rethinking Boundaries: New Frontiers in 20th Cent. British Literature -- Oct. 28-30, 2010

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association / Chair: Jennifer Powlette

The SCMLA 20th century British literature panel welcomes submissions on the topic "New Frontiers." Although the panel topic is open, papers rethinking borders or boundaries (textual, literal, psychological, critical, to name a few) are encouraged. Please submit -- as a Word attachment -- 500 word abstracts or papers no later than March 1 to jpowlett@email.arizona.edu .

For further information on this year's conference and location please visit http://www.ou.edu/scmla/.

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (www.rmmla.org)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:16pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)
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Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

UPDATE: Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945 (deadline: Feb 1, 2010; conference: June 15-17, 2010))

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 7:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Space Between Society
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Call for Papers:
Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945


University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, June 17-19, 2010

The interwar years have often been regarded as a period of secularization, disillusionment, and disenchantment, yet many of the period's cultural productions engage questions of faith, Belief, and spirituality. This interdisciplinary conference invites literary and cultural critics, historians, and scholars of modern religion and philosophy to explore a range of topics relating to the collision of belief and disbelief in the years between 1914 and 1945.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline--EGSA-NEH Annual Conference: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tulsa

5th Annual University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

Theme: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

The aim of this conference is to engage with literature through the various lenses and concepts of space, place, and travel. While this is a graduate run conference primarily for graduate students, undergraduate submissions and paper abstracts are welcome and encouraged. Possible panels include:

Creating Friction: An Interdisciplinary Creative-Practice Postgraduate Conference 22/04/2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University

With the expansion of creative possibilities for study within University settings, it is increasingly imperative that we question the borders between the creative and critical components of postgraduate study. How do the different modes of creative practice intersect with the world of traditional academia? How does a creative practitioner function as a PhD candidate? What methods can be used for assessment? What role does the accompanying critical thesis play in the context of the creative work produced? How does creative practice differ from fieldwork? What frictions are created by interdisciplinary work?

Cultural Translations

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 10:06am
full name / name of organization: 
African Studies Group, Lancaster University
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Africa: Cultural Translations

Lancaster University, UK 21-22 May 2010

http://www.transculturalwriting.com/Content/african_studies.html

Call for Papers

Scholars working on Africa-related topics are often faced with social, cultural or linguistic gaps that open up in the translation from one form of cultural representation to another. This conference seeks to explore translation, not only on a linguistic level, but in relation to the spaces and tensions between one cultural form or practice and another, one medium and another, or between reality and representation.

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