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[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
New Directions in Critical Theory

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
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
Gregory Leon Miller

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
American Theatre and Drama Society

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
Dr Vicky Angelaki / Birmingham City University

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
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
Popular Culture Conference: Festivals and Faires Area

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
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:

[UPDATE] NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 11:23pm
NEXUS

NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus

Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine

Shakespeare Quarterly: Shakespeare and Performance (1/2011)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 2:19pm
Sarah Werner / Folger Shakespeare Library

The study of Shakespeare and performance has grown rapidly in recent years, and now encompasses the examination of different periods, cultures, and media. This special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly solicits submissions examining why we study performance and how we study performance. What are the important issues facing the study of Shakespeare and performance today? How might such study differ from the study of other categories of performance? How might it differ from other studies of Shakespeare? Essays might take as their focus a particular production, theatrical practice, or performer; they might also focus on theories of performance, either as a creative practice or as a field of interpretation.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:02am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.

Space and Place in Early Modern English drama

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:25pm
Essay collection

After a very successful conference entitled "Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces" at California State University, Long Beach this past November, the organizers are proposing a collection of essays. (Conference program and details are still available at www.csulb.edu/centers/med-ren)

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:16pm
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders.php

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from the health sciences to comparative literature meet to share their research and work. Our theme for the 2010 conference is "Globalisms."

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