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Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:41am
McGill University

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

The McGill English Department's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place in Montreal from March 4 to 6, 2011. The conference will centre on issues of luxury, commodity, and consumption in literature, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

Potential areas for study include, but are not limited to the following:

-class and social standing

-wealth and poverty, images of excess and need

-human rights (sexual freedoms, disability rights, etc.) versus social privilege

-the racialization of wealth and status

Narrative Scale and the Limits of the Sensible

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:45pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative

We welcome paper proposals on narrative scale in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century fiction, film, or visual media for the 2011 International Conference on Narrative. We are specifically interested in essays exploring the relationship between narrative representation and what the selection of scale brings to view or obscures. For example, what is made legible if we imagine literary history in terms of blunt dates (like the annular study) rather than in terms of broad conceptual markers (like modernity)? Or what is the relationship between evolution as metaphor bounded by narrative and scientific evolutionary theory? Particular areas of interest might include:

The Conference On The Conference - March 4th and 5th, 2011

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 9:54pm
Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts The Conference On The Conference Organization Committee

THE CONFERENCE ON THE CONFERENCE

March 4th and 5th, 2011

Simon Fraser University,
A School for the Contemporary Arts
Graduate Candidate's Symposium/Exhibition, Vancouver, BC. Canada

Call for Papers: The Conference on The Conference

Reading Transcendentalism after Cavell (ALA: 5/26-5/29/2011)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 3:15pm
The Thoreau Society

A Session Sponsored by The Thoreau Society
American Literature Association--22nd Annual Conference, Boston, May 26-29, 2011
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, Organizers

Reading Transcendentalism after Cavell: Anticipating the Fortieth Anniversary of The Senses of Walden (1972)

[UPDATE] JANUARY 3 DEADLINE: Grad Conference: "ANIMAL.MACHINE.SOVEREIGN."

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:03am
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo

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PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)
Catherine Malabou (Universite de Paris X-Nanterre, SUNY Buffalo)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)

Contributors to the conference must be currently enrolled graduate students (in any discipline), and are encourage to engage in presentations that probe the political constitution of the human-animal divide as a condition for thinking sovereignty, the State, nation, law and politics in general.

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:01am
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Contemporary Interpretations

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10pm
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: "Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry"
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Kate Chopin panel at 2011 ALA Conference

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 7:37pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.

Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at etoth@lsu.edu by January 15, 2011.

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