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(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:49pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

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(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)
and Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

The 23rd annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will be held from March 8-10, 2012, and will focus on the concept of "Absence": the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of that which is not present. Following from last year's conference, "Iconoclasm," we now consider not that which has been broken, but that which is simply—and yet profoundly—absent.

Leon Edel Prize--November 1, 2011 [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:39pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Henry James Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

Leon Edel Prize

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:34pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Henry James Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:14pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Organizers of the 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for American, British, and other World literatures outside of our other specific Literature areas. Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:08am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent. Considering that one of the earliest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, with its many descriptions of the randy exploits of a Sumarian prince, can be considered bawdy, one might suggest that bawdiness is an intrinsic quality of literary discourse. From Rabelais's laughing pregnant hags, to Rochester's copious odes to genitalia, and Joyce's "obscenities" in Ulysses, the bawdy has titillated centuries of readers.

Rethinking Early Italian Literature: The Hybrid Narrative of Love (March 15-18, 2011)

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 4:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, NeMLA

This panel wishes to reassess, and bring to the fore, the important role of the love treatise within Renaissance literature. In fact, recent new studies show that the genre of the love treatise, situated within its own historical moment and cultural context, functioned as a unique hybrid text in which different traditions - literary, philosophical and medical- were elaborately intertwined to explain the genesis and anatomy of love. Thus, by undertaking a comparative study of the Renaissance love treatise, this panel will explore the varying discourses that once informed this hybrid genre.

Critical Studies in Television // Peer Reviewed Journal // UNDERGRADUATE // Ongoing Submissions

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:16pm
Columbia College Chicago Television Department

The Television Department at Columbia College Chicago invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers to the The Watercooler Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a cross-disciplinary online source that focuses on nearly any topic involving the critical study of television programming. Papers may address the medium as a whole, specific television programs, transmedia, fan studies, social and/or cultural implications, individual episodes within a series, etc. Please visit http://www.thewatercoolerjournal.tv to read papers that have been accepted.

UPDATE- Savagism and Civilization- Submissions Deadline Extended

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:31am
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies Department

*Deadline extended to September 16, 2011*
Savagism and Civilization
"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

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