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Re-Conceiving the Urban: Public Space and Public Health (ACLA, 1-4 April 2010, New Orleans)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
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Seminar Organizers: Allison Carruth, University of Oregon; Heather Houser, Stanford University

We invite paper proposals for ACLA's 2010 Annual Conference, "Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms," to be held 1-4 April, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.
Proposals are due Friday, November 13.

[UPDATE] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Paths of Progress (?)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:36am
full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Northridge - Associated Graduate Students of English
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In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org) invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
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Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning. One way to rethink this relationship is to consider allegory as intrinsic to language itself (rather than as some meaning located outside of language) and how this view might challenge a hierarchical structure of reference. By bracketing this hierarchical relationship, we can consider the allegory of language itself. Allegory enables one to say two things at once, what one says in words and what one says other than in words. Allegory thus speaks a language that is also other to itself.

Festivals and Faires Call for Chapter-Length Articles for New Book

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Culture/Counter-Culture: Festivals and Faires in America; Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor
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This book, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.
Please submit any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

Beckett Between Conference February 20-21st 2010, Paris

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris
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Beckett Between

Call for Papers for École Normale Supérieure Paris International Conference, 2010

Conference Date: 20-21 February 2010
Locations: École Normale Supérieure and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec. 31, 2009 so the sooner papers/panels are submitted and accepted, the better the registration rates. Also, there is a special outing on the Road Runner train to Santa Fe, seats are filling up. Below is the original CFP:
CALL FOR PANEL AND PAPER PROPOSALS

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at chass.utoronto.ca/complitstudents/transverse

Disability and the Enlightenment

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of acting on stage or walking the streets of London -- the history of the disabled body has played a conspicuously minor role in these investigations. One of the reasons for the absence of a vigorous discussion of disability in the eighteenth century may have to do with the belief that such a discussion might be anachronistic, eighteenth-century England having had no operative category of disability.

The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:55am
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4th Annual International ACSA Conference, The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

Imagination has more than often been conceived of as an art of forming mental images,particularly in relation to objects and phenomena not completely perceived in reality. But if imagination resorts to images then does not the notion of the visual imagination imply a sense of redundancy? If, on the other hand, the word "visual" refers us to the sphere of sensory perception then how can we utilize the sense of sight to arrive at a realistic representation of illusion? In what sense then are images visual and in what sense are they imaginary?

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