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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
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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
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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?

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:58pm
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Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
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[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Literature (General)
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:50am
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International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

"Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines," Glasgow, UK. CFP abstract submission deadline: 25 Nov 2009

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:27am
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Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, UK

Call for Papers: 'Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines'
Symposium, 29 January 2010, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/hatii/news/callforpapersmediatedmemoryo...

****** Deadline for submission: 25 November 2009 ******

Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's "Beyond Text" programme, http://www.beyondtext.ac.uk/SLI.shtml

2010 American Studies Association of Turkey Conference: The Art of Language

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:37am
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American Studies Association of Turkey
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American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Solitude and Sociability in the Eighteenth Century, Salt Lake City (2/25-2/27/10) (Update)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 4:04pm
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SCSECS
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The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS annual conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 25-27 has been extended to Dec. 1. Proposals can be sent directly to brett_mcinelly@byu.edu or to panel organizers. See http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2010/cfp.html for a full list of panels. The conference theme is "Solitude and Sociability." Felicity Nussbaum of UCLA and Kevin Cope of LSU will be the plenary speakers.

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:52pm
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Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls "family resemblances" rather than by particular qualities that all works in a given genre necessarily share. While ambiguities at the periphery of genres produce hybrid forms like the prose poem or collage, even works at the center of a genre are shaped by disputes at its edges. For example, one could argue that the growing popularity of the novel as a chief means of narrative expression at the end of the eighteenth century urged poets to re-conceive the fundamental features of their art, thereby shaping the conventions of Romantic poetry.

Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:06pm
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Basuli Deb/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Call for Papers

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 1-4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deadline for a 250 word paper proposal: 13 Nov. 2009
(to be submitted through the ACLA website at http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php)

Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"

In "Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, and Human Rights" Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg underlines:

Gossip, gospel, and governance: orality in Europe 1400-1700

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 12:29pm
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Alex Cowan / Northumbria University, UK

The aim of the conference is to explore the spoken word and its power in a broad range of various contexts:
Street life (orality in any European urban context 1400-1700); Reading aloud (using the lectern for dissemination of written text in convents and monasteries, public proclamation of misdemeanour and laws, 1400-1700);Teaching and learning in University schools 1400-1700; Declamation and discourse in Parliament; Incantation and magic; Performance (theatre, court poetry, poetry competitions);Preaching (history of the preaching orders, biographies of preachers; Parley and discourse of war; Women's speech

Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 4:23am
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American Comparative Literature Association

ACLA (New Orleans, Apr. 1-4, 2010)
Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

Immigrant communities have often been depicted as either inward-looking, focused on preserving cultural practices from the "old country" or outward-looking, intent on fitting into the new "host" country. In recent years, there has been increasing recognition that "immigrant" communities are often also migrant communities, with complex social and travel networks between their country of origin, their new country of residence and sometimes third and fourth countries where their offspring choose to live. This panel invites papers that investigate how these complex patterns are reflected in creative works of literature, film, theater or music.

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