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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY


The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary ( 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)

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:13pm
American Comparative Literature Association

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

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:44pm
Culture/Counter-Culture: Festivals and Faires in America; Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

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:

Beckett Between Conference February 20-21st 2010, Paris

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:44am
Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris

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

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
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:

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

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

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
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

Disability and the Enlightenment

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

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

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:55am
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)

Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:58pm
Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA

[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

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

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:50am
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

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:27am
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.

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

Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's "Beyond Text" programme,

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

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:37am
American Studies Association of Turkey

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