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Re-defining art: Artistic genres in literary works.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:43pm
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The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
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This seminar seeks to identify how and why contemporary literature uses visual works of art (murals, montages, sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) as a means of interpretation. How does the translation of a visual piece into textual form affect both the verbal and the visual expressions? With a particular interest in inter-arts encounters that are cross-cultural in nature, we ask: How does the textualisation of art affect its reception? Does using art in crosscultural works add to or diminish its value as a cultural representation? Does textualization permit the representation of more than one culture? Does reinterpretation involve the loss of an essence, or a change? What is the role of the reader?

Columbia Graduate Journal

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:51pm
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Epitextes
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The Columbia French Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its journal of graduate work, Épitextes, on the subject of:

"Circulation": Networks, Knowledge and the Literary

[UPDATE] National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:42pm
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University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
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University of South Florida English
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National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Syl-la-ble: Performing Syntactic Vulnerability

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 1:25pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu
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This panel addresses the roles that syntax and performance play in telling the stories of people who live, or live within, bodily transformations. An accident, an operation, a condition, even a diagnosis can alter the definition of the self. What results is a literary genre, the memoirs of people with bodies in pain. Is the vulnerability of language to nonsense (as in the loss of a syllable from a familiar word) analogous to the experience of such a self? How does the loss of an organ, of a function, of a potential, or the compensatory gain of a prosthesis produce writing? How can the ontological condition of "becoming a patient" be seen as an artistic genre or condition?

Ravenna, an online journal dedicated to the relationship between the British decadent movement and Italy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:07am
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http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm
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I am pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of D.C. Rose.

http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

This issue includes the following articles:

"Limits of the Human"

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:30am
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Early Modern Center at Uninversity of California, Santa Barbara
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The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites paper proposals for our 2010 Winter Conference, "Limits of the Human." The conference will take place on Friday March 5 2010 at UCSB. We hope to include papers from a range of critical and disciplinary contexts, covering the period 1500-1800.

The Michaelian - Issue 2: "Victorian Maenads" - EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 9:33am
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The Michaelian

CALL FOR PAPERS - The Michaelian, Issue 2: "Victorian Maenads"
EXTENDED DEADLINE - November 13, 2009

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"The Michaelian" is an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper)
and their circle. The journal is published by Steven Halliwell and The Rivendale Press as one of the OSCHOLARS group of journals under the general editorship of D. C. Rose.

The inaugural edition of "The Michaelian" can be viewed at http://www.oscholars.com.

Further call for papers: Afterlives: Survival and Revival, 2-5 September 2010, Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2010

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 3:58am
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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS)
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We are pleased to announce that the 20th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 2-5 September 2010.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexandra F. Johnston, Ph.D., FRSC, Past President of the Academy of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Aural Archive, ACLA, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans (11/13/09)

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Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:18pm
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Michael Cohen, Louisiana State University; Sarah J. Townsend, New York University

"The Aural Archive"

ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Proposals due: Nov. 13, 2009

This seminar aims to draw out several theoretical and methodological questions lurking behind recent work in media studies, performance studies, musicology, and literary studies: If the aural realm is ephemeral (as is often said), how does it factor into the historical record? When you listen to your archive, what and how do you hear? And how do you theorize the silences and noises in the archival grain?

CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene

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Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 10:32am
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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca (Italy)
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CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene

International Conference

ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice

DATES: 2-4 December 2010
LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale

Land of Promise: Stories of the immigrant in multicultural Canada (February 3-4-5, 2010, proposals due December 15, 2009)

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Friday, October 23, 2009 - 11:35am
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Centre for Canadian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature,Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

In a multicultural and multilingual context, immigration has been an integral part of the national identity of Canada.
Modern Canada constitutes of a large percentage of Diasporic population who contribute extensively to the making of Modern Canada. In the wake of globalization, the evolution of Canada as a Multicultural State has been receiving much attention from mass media. This again has been a contested terrain since the settlement of a chosen race in a promised land has resulted into the subjugation of the Peoples who have been residing in the geo-political entity which came later to be known as Canada.

CENSORSHIP AND DISCOURSE IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (16th-21st centuries) University of Rennes 2 ( France), 27-28 May 2010

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Friday, October 23, 2009 - 9:40am
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University of Rennes 2

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