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Cultures of Differences: National / Indigenous / Historical, May 24 to 30, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 10:06am
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International Association for Philosophy and Literature
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The International Association for Philosophy and Literature will be hosted from May 24 to 30, 2010 by the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. The conference theme is "Cultures of Differences: National / Indigenous / Historical". The final deadline for applications is approaching (November 7), but inquiries may be directed to Dr Hugh Silverman at execdir@iapl.info or Dr Lynn Wells at wellsl@uregina.ca We welcome proposals for individual papers and for organized sessions.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 6:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

NEW PLENARY SPEAKER: DARKO SUVIN

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Darko Suvin, McGill University

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism/utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

Second Annual Graduate Conference on Lit. and the Humanities at U. of Arkansas. April 9th, 10th, 2010

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 9:15am
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Graduate Students in English at University of Arkansas
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The University of Arkansas will be hosting its second annual graduate conference on literature and the humanities on April 9th and 10th, 2010. The conference seeks papers that deal with literature in relation to any aspect of the humanities: language, history, philosophy, etc. Panel proposals are encouraged. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue within the graduate community.

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our conference to include panels on creative writing as well: poetry, fiction, translation. Panel proposals are encouraged here as well.

There is no registration fee for the conference.

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community-- April 30-May 1 2010

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 7:42pm
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New Directions in Critical Theory
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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")

"The Life of the Text: Creation, Reception, and Explication" [12/1/09;2/19/10]

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:56pm
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Natures 2010--a graduate student humanities conference--Feb. 19, 2010
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Graduate students working in all areas of humanities studies, including art, film, history, religion, literature, and the performing arts are encouraged to submit abstracts. Papers on a wide variety of subjects will be considered. Topics may include, but not be limited to:
The Life of the Text: Creation, Reception, and Explication
(how texts are produced, read, or investigated)
Creation: conditions of composition and inspiration
Reception: seeing the text/reading the text
Explication: practices and examples of scholarship on texts
Visual texts/auditory texts/tactile texts
Children as producers or consumers of texts
Film as/and text: the intertextuality between film and other disciplines

CFP: The World and the Stage: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms, Envisioning Global Rights (ACLA 1-4 April 2010; 13 Nov 2009)

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 1:51pm
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Florian Becker, Bard College
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CFP for papers to be given as part a linked set of three panels at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans, USA

"The World and the Stage: Re-assessing Theatrical Paradigms,
Envisioning Global Rights"

Seminar leaders: Florian Becker (Bard College) and Brenda Werth
(American University)

http://www.acla.org/acla2010/?p=249

Global Nonkilling Working Papers

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Global Nonkilling
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The Center for Global Nonkilling, an organization working to promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world, is launching in January 2010 its "Global Nonkilling Working Papers" series. The collection will published in a regular basis both on print and online, with all contribution been made freely accessible through its website. The series will incorporate original scientific works that tackle issues related to the construction of nonkilling societies, where killing, threats to kill and conditions conductive to killing are absent. Extension should be within the 10,000 to 20,000 word range.

American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at The American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 9:26am
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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

UPDATE: California Culture Call for Papers, Abstract/Proposals by December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:41pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010
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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710. Priority Registration rate available until December 15, 2009.

Papers Wanted for Literary Journal on American Identity - 11/15/09 Deadline

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:10am
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St. John's University Humanities Review
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This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind": Love and Sight in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer McDermott/ University of Toronto

The University of Toronto's Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS) seeks papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind": Love and Sight in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature, to be held April 22 and 23rd 2010. This is an interdisciplinary conference welcoming papers from all fields of study.

We are very pleased to announce the plenary speakers for this conference will be Professor Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto), who will speak on "The Geometry of Love," and Professor Katherine Rowe (Bryn Mawr College), who will speak about "Architectures of Shakespearean Desire: Virtual Globe Theaters from Hollar to Second Life."

[UPDATE] Politics and Literature: Winter Issue of PLJ - Deadline Extended - 11/10/09

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

The deadline for the Winter Issue, "Politics and Literature" of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is extended until November 10th. The last few months revealed great news for this new publication. It will be listed in the MLA International Bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals in December. EBSCO Humanities International Complete will make the critical essays available to a wide academic audience. We are also listed on the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada. The business is registered in Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is numbered, ISSN 2151-3066.

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