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Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [article submissions; Nov 25]

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:22pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks. We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

"A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place" (August 11-14, 2011)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 7:19pm
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CALL FOR PAPERS
LGBT Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11-14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 15 (send to conference planner Nick Salvato, ngs9@cornell.edu)
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at www.athe.org)

[UPDATE]--Material Cultures conference, CFP deadline 9/15, conference date May 6-8, 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 3:23pm
University of Ottawa

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

Theorizing Dickens. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Theorizing the Victorian Novel

This session will explore the ways in which literary theory can be helpful in illuminating Victorian novels and those accompanying social contexts and issues that we find in the Victorian age. How might Victorian novels in turn be helpful in illuminating different schools of theory? 250 words abstract by Sept. 30, 2010. Send to Robert Lougy, Penn State University, RXL1@psu.edu.

UPDATE: Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 12:00pm
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:04am
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Abstracts for Iconoclasm due September 10, 2010

"Iconoclasm", featuring keynote addresses by Carol Mavor (Manchester) and Michael Taussig (Columbia), will take place at the University of Toronto, March 17-19, 2011.

We accept abstracts of no more than 250 words for talks of 20 minutes on a range of topics related to the breaking and making of images.
For full CFP and FAQs please visit Iconoclasm Website

CFP Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:53am
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:49am
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable will explore the genre of historical fiction. Topics include: reception; historical context; historiographic and literary theory; fact and
fiction; reappraisal of those who have not received their critical due; "serious" and "popular" historical fiction; recent subgenres within historical fiction, etc.
What is the essence of historical fiction? Why does it continue to be such a popular and resilient genre? What is its history? What is its future? Please submit 250-300 word abstracts (MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at jackiec159@hotmail.com.

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