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Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 4:23am
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.

Turning Points and Transformations (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 2:59pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the effects of transformative moments and experiences—textual, cultural and academic. Topics might include but are not limited to: effects of historical and political crises on literature and culture; revolutions; linguistic transformations; bodily transformations; religious conversions; personal turningpoints in autobiographies, literary characters, academic careers, etc.; genre transformations; texts into film; dissertation into book; academic turning points.

Guidelines for Submission:

Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language Literature and Culture - March 6, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:29pm
University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies

Debates around how "the human" is defined, interrogated and regulated often delineate boundaries that separate the human and its others (e.g. the animal, the divine, the monstrous). Far from being abstract exercises in taxonomy, assessments of these boundaries impose ways of knowing, reading and seeing. Political, ideological, scientific, religious and economic regimes participate in framing the human. Determining who or what counts as human under these regimes has profound consequences. For example, one can be biologically but not politically human (e.g. undocumented workers). One's political "human-ness" can be stripped away or called into question after certain violations of the law (e.g. enemy combatants).

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

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 10:06am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

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
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
Graduate Students in English at University of Arkansas

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
New Directions in Critical Theory

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
Natures 2010--a graduate student humanities conference--Feb. 19, 2010

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
Florian Becker, Bard College

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
Center for Global Nonkilling

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
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

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

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:41pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

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.

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