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Call for Papers for Panel on American Humor October 6-8, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:14pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Abstracts are being solicited for a panel on American Humor for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Any area of American humor studies is welcome, including teaching American humor in the college classroom. Please submit any questions or your abstracts by March 1 to Dr. Judy Sneller, SD School of Mines & Technology at Applicants will be advised within 3 weeks of acceptance status.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:39pm
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS*) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is currently accepting proposals for the 5th annual AEGIS conference on April 2, 2011 in Carbondale, IL.

Sumission for TINTA's Fall issue

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:52pm
TINTA Journal of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCSB

TINTA welcomes submissions for future issues at any time. Papers should be related to the literature, language, or culture of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. We publish once a year, in Fall. Articles received in November or after will be considered for publication in the next issue.

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

[Update] Chitrolekha International Magazine [28.11.2011]

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:36am
Chitrolekha International Magazine

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on the following topics:


* Traditional art: Alpona

* Architecture: Brihadeeswara Temple

* Feature: Stone Sculpture

Rethinking Hamlet's Modernity (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:16pm
David Hershinow / Johns Hopkins University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Is Hamlet's modernity necessarily tied to the intellectual history of the inward-looking, discontented self? Are there other ways in which Hamlet can be understood as modern or as the product(ion) of modernity?

This panel aims to account for Hamlet's representative status with respect to the modern human condition in ways that do not ultimately rest on a particularly entrenched philosophical tradition, one that points to Hamlet's frustrated interiority as an opportunity to theorize modern selfhood (e.g., Freud, Lacan, Benjamin, Adorno, and Nietzche). How else might we read _Hamlet_ with an eye for its modernity?