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Fifteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature in Culture (March 26, 2010, proposals due January 15, 2010) [UPDATE] New keynote

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 7:29pm
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Middle Tennessee State University
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***SEE BELOW FOR NEWS ON REPLACEMENT LUNCHEON SPEAKER***

Fifteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 26, 2010

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Jim Carothers, U. of Kansas, "Baseball Fictions and Baseball Facts"

***REPLACEMENT LUNCHEON SPEAKER***
Luncheon Speaker: Ferguson Jenkins, former Major League pitcher and Baseball Hall of Fame member.

The Future of the Archetype (3/15/10; MLA special session, Jan 11-15 2011)

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:27pm
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L. Michelle Baker
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The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance (1920) and James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1922). Both works collected and analyzed a series of legends from different cultures and emerged with a specific pattern of such a ubiquitous nature that it appeared to have the status of an archetype. Neither would be possible at the start of the twenty-first century.

Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 11:34am
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Association of Adaptation Studies

International Conference
"Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe"
Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, 30 September to 1 October, 2010
Call for Papers and Panels
Convenors: Pascal Nicklas (Humboldt University Berlin),
Gesa Stedman (GBZ Berlin), Eckart Voigts-Virchow (Siegen University)
The Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, (Großbritannienzentrum) will host an international conference on "Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe", in co-operation with the Association of Adaptation Studies and the Centre of Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
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New Directions in Critical Theory
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In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community

"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")

[UPDATE] CFP: Comparatively Speaking conference at Cornell University DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 3:45pm
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Cornell University Comparative Literature

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:
"Comparatively Speaking"
Keynote speaker: Professor Roland Greene (Stanford University)
Plenary speaker: Professor Natalie Melas (Cornell University)
Ithaca, New York
March 12-13, 2010
Is comparison a method, or is it always in need of a method? Has comparison of specific languages
and literatures become the big unthought of literary and cultural analysis– supposed but unquestioned? In light of recent scholarly debate on the demands and consequences of the global
scope of what comparison means, this conference seeks to discuss methodological questions that

CFP - Representing American Poverty (ALA in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010; deadline Jan 20, 2010)

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 6:15pm
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Gregory Leon Miller
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I am soliciting paper proposals for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in San Francisco May 27-30, 2010. The panel seeks to examine narrative representations of American poverty in fiction, film, and/or drama in the twentieth century and beyond. Papers may approach individual works or be comparative (time periods, genres, and/or works). Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged, but all theoretical approaches are welcome.

Please submit 500-page abstracts along with a brief CV no later than January 20 to Gregory Leon Miller at gleonmiller@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at ALA 2010

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 4:14pm
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American Theatre and Drama Society
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Call for Papers:
American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

Conference Dates: May 27-30, 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA (Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Ctr)
Website: www.americanliterature.org
Deadline for Proposals submitted to ATDS: January 15, 2010
EMAIL proposals to: Dr. Jim Cherry (cherryj@wabash.edu)

THEME for ATDS sessions for 2010:
Intertextual Exchanges

Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon, 16 October 2010, Birmingham UK

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 12:28pm
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Dr Vicky Angelaki / Birmingham City University
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Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon
16/10/2010

Hosted by the School of English, Birmingham City University

Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Dan Rebellato (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Graham Saunders (University of Reading)
Dr Aleks Sierz (Rose Bruford College, Boston University London branch)

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:02am
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University Of Virginia

Call for Papers
(EXTENDED DEADLINE)
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia present

The 17th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference
An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts
February 26-28, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey High
(California State University, Long Beach)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 JANUARY 2010 for Conference 31 March-3 April 2010

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:39pm
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Popular Culture Conference: Festivals and Faires Area
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The Festivals and Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association announces an extension of the deadline to apply for the 31 March-3 April 2010 Conference in St. Louis, MO to 4 January 2010.

The Festivals and Faires Area seeks papers from any area of study on festivity and culture. All topics are welcome, but of special interest this year are the following:

1. St. Louis festivals and faires;
2. Burning Man;
3. Renaissance festivals.

Please send 250-word abstract and contact information to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com.

[UPDATE] CFP— "The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love" EXTENDED DEADLINE- Dec. 31, 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 10:37am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Extended Submission Deadline: December 31, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

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