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GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010-[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:14pm
Georgia State University/ New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The Georgia State New Voices 2010 conference is interested in an academic exploration of the role of humor in literature, rhetoric, and all its other myriad permutations. This conference will feature scholarship from graduate students across the state and nation. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are not only welcomed, but encouraged, and we look forward
to hearing from you all!

***UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until September 15th***

François Ozon and French Queer Cinema (April 20-23, 2011)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:52pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Panel Title: François Ozon and French Queer Cinema

Papers are now being accepted on all topics related to the work of director François Ozon as well as other directors or topics connected to French queer cinema.

Pedro Almodóvar and the Cinema of Desire

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:50pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Panel Title: Pedro Almodóvar and the Cinema of Desire

Papers are now being accepted on all topics related to the work of director Pedro Almodóvar.

While all approaches to Almodóvar will be considered, some possible areas of interest are:

European Popular Culture and Literature (San Antonio April 20-23, 2011)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:48pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

[UPDATE] Central European Authors--April 7-10, 2011--New Brunswick, NJ

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:03pm
NeMLA

In "The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts," Milan Kundera observes that Central Europe is rarely perceived as an important region in Europe. Indeed, he attests that the nations that create Central Europe 'have never been masters of either their own destinies or their borders.' As such, the countries that form Central Europe have been viewed as extensions of thriving European countries, such as Germany. Yet, the subordination of Central European countries to either Western or Eastern European nations has had drastic impacts on the writers that emerged from this region, as they have been forced to write in non-native languages, have endured political oppression, and weathered several political upheavals.

"Theorizing Mobility in Transnational Literature" NeMLA 2011 4/6-4/10

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 12:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention

Increased movement of populations, information, and capital in the era of globalization has produced an emphasis in literary studies on the migrant, the cosmopolitan, and the exile, but little focus on practices of mobility. This panel will address treatments of mobility in transnational literature. Topics include, but are not limited to, migration, border crossing, cosmopolitanism, planetarity, and wanderlust. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Penny Vlagopoulos, pigi.vlagopoulos@tamiu.edu, and Nicole Rizzuto, nicole.rizzuto@okstate.edu.

CFP: Ventures into the Unknown: The Writing of City Spaces (NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10, 2011)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 10:21am
Katrin Polak-Springer, German Department at Rutgers, the State University of NJ

CFP: Ventures into the Unknown: The Writing of City Spaces (NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10, 2011)
In his essay "Walking the City" (1984) Michel de Certeau speaks of the experience of walking through a city as a "trace structure of movement, exchange, and quotidian practices", a perspective which cannot be reproduced by looking down from a high rise building as if onto a map. For the pedestrian, the city presents itself like a text that is rendered ambiguous by the very process of walking, a little in the way that waking life is displaced by dreaming- to take one of de Certeau's analogies.

Jeanette Winterson: A Critical Exploration 06/17-19/2011

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Monday, September 6, 2010 - 9:39am
University of Leeds

Contemporary, controversial and complex, Jeanette Winterson's writings remain some of the most studied and significant of the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Characterised by variety and experiment, her fictional oeuvre remains an outstanding literary achievement. Notable for their intricate fusing of symbolism and realism and deliberate mixing of generic forms, Winterson's writings speak in fascinating ways to a vital and diverse range of preoccupations within contemporary British fiction and beyond.
This conference seeks papers on any aspects of Winterson's work.

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