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CFP "Aesthetic Mutations" CLTC Grad Conference at UC Santa Barbara - due 4/4/11 (5/27)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
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Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
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ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Due Monday, April 4, 2011 to cltcucsb@gmail.com

The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Literature and Politics

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:43pm
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SCMLA
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SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at cbradshaw@utm.edu.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel---Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Howard
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New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

What does new formalism bring to the popular religious novel? Marjorie Levinson has suggested that new formalism, at its most sensitive and nuanced, offers a way of re-approaching central questions concerning the work of literature in modernity. It does this, not by rejecting history as a grounding methodological episteme, but by returning, historically, to the different ways literary form has been understood over time.

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (proposals due by May 15, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:38am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) - Special Session at the 2011 SAMLA Convention, 11/4-6)
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The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation

"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power"
(Gary Snyder, "The Place, the Region, and the Commons").

"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival"
(Wendell Berry, "The Regional Motive").

Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:44pm
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Culture of Cities Centre
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The Culture of Cities Centre, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing, to be held June 23-26, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Leisure Modernism - for MSA October 6-9, 2011 - Abstract due April 7

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:22pm
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Christian Gerzso and Shawna Ross
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This panel for MSA13 aims to present a significant intervention in new modernist studies by contending that the dialectic of labor and leisure, which has not received sustained attention within modernist scholarship, is a key category through which modernists imagined, critiqued and reconfigured modernity. Not only a concept but also a set of specifically modern cultural practices and institutions, leisure is set against competitive and coercive work, on the one hand, and mere conspicuous consumption and abstention from labor, on the other. This panel seeks to explore not only influential representations of modern leisure, but also to uncover how modernists reflexively defined themselves and their art through concepts of leisure.

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:05am
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Evan Kindley / Modernist Studies Association
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This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

Space and Motion in Literature, Abstracts due March 21, Conference May 23

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:34am
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King's College London English Graduate School
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250 word abstracts are invited for anything regarding space, motion, and literature (in any language). This will be an exciting day, ending with an exciting key-note address presented by Professor Andrew Thacker of DeMontfort University. Please include a short biography with your submission. All abstracts due my March 21st.

29-31 March, 2012

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 12:56pm
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20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium
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20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
California State University, Long Beach

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA
29-31 March, 2012

Teaching Business Writing with Technology

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 12:33pm
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Association for Business Communication at the MLA Convention
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Association for Business Communication

Teaching Business Writing
Contemporary business communication is shifting from traditional memos to technology based communication models. Papers about teaching effective electronic business writing/using these tools in the classroom are welcomed. 300 word abstract/CV by 10 March 2011; Mahli Xuan Mechenbier (mmechenb@kent.edu).

Indigenous Studies - MPCA/ACA; Oct 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:41am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2011

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011.

[Reminder] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:06am
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Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
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CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deadline for Proposals: March 20, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Undercurrents, Overtones: Interdisciplinary Conference Saturday, April 23rd 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

2011 GSA/EGO Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
"Undercurrents, Overtones"
April 23, 2011
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The I.U.P. Graduate Student Assembly and English Graduate Organization invite you to our 9th annual conference, to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Undercurrents, Overtones."

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