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LitPop: Writing and Popular Music (Friday 24th June 2011)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 10:24am
Northumbria University

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music

Friday 24th June 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Going beyond well-rehearsed comparisons between Dylan and Keats, this conference aims to bring fresh perspectives to debates about the forms and functions of popular music in relation to literature, exploring connections and conflicts between writing (fiction and non-fiction, past and present), and popular music (modern, contemporary or otherwise). Where cultural value was once sought for popular music through analogy with literature, or popular music and literary texts were seen as incompatible, writers and critics now borrow the demotic idioms of pop. Why?

"Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 9:01am
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
"Borderlines"
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:45am
CENTRO STUDI OPERA OMNIA LUIGI BOCCHERINI

First International Conference
LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)

ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
and Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

DATES: 1-3 December 2011

LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale

Constructions of Risk (CFP deadline Dec. 7, conference Feb. 24)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:13am
Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (Graduate Student Association), University of British Columbia

CALL FOR PAPERS
Constructions of Risk

What is at stake when risk is invoked? While risk is understood differently in various academic fields and social locations, risk categories are often used to construct groups or individuals in specific ways. For this interdisciplinary conference to be held at UBC on February 24, 2011, we invite your explorations of risk in areas including (but not limited to) health, education, youth, sex, disability, and violence. You may wish to consider the following:

CFP Vol. 12: Unsettled Containers - Aspects of Interiority - Due 28 February 2011

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:12pm
Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts invites you to unsettle the dichotomy of interior and exterior; to redefine and reorient the concept of the interior for the present, and project it towards the future.

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"Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites" March 24-25-26, 2011

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:38pm
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium in Montreal

Abstract: Call for Papers
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium
March 24-25-26, 2011

Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

Everyone's alone — or so it seems to me.
They make noises, and think they are talking to each other;
They make faces, and think they understand each other.
And I'm sure they don't. Is that a delusion?
T.S. Eliot

Prosopopoeia, Petrification, and the Political (ACLA 2011 - Vancouver)

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 11:25am
David Kelman

This seminar proposes to examine the conjunction of the political and the inorganic, via the function of "putting a face on" the force of the political. For Walter Benjamin, history is "a petrified, primordial landscape" that is "expressed in a face — or rather in a death's head." His observation suggests that history imposes an inorganic mask upon the organic evolution of difference, or decomposition. We encourage the exploration of how this prosopopoeiac function may cast in ruins the struggle of politics inherent in any social history.

1st global Conference: Queer Sexualities 13-15 May 2011 Warsaw, Poland

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 1:49am
Inter-disciplinary.net

20 years since the reclamation of the word 'queer' by the LGBTQ community this conference would like to take a closer look at broad themes of queer sexualities through time and space, non-normative sexual constructions and queer sexual identities from a diverse range of perspectives by scholars working in various academic disciplines. Yet our meaning of the word queer is not limited to the non-mainstream sexuality as we opt for inclusion of 'unusual' heterosexual practices into the 'queer domain' in order not to discriminate but understand, include and accept.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to the following themes:

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 8:37pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Sound at Play: Music, Humor, and Games (deadline 12/15/10; conference 3/5/11)

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 2:04pm
Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

Call for Abstracts:
SOUND AT PLAY: MUSIC, HUMOR, AND GAMES

Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2011

The Columbia Music Scholarship Conference invites graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients to submit abstracts to be selected for presentation at our ninth annual meeting on March 5, 2011 at Columbia University. We are soliciting proposals from scholars active in all fields related to the academic study of music, as well as other areas within the humanities, social sciences, education, or science and technology studies.

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