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Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011: UPDATE

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:28pm
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Third International Maroon Conference," The Return."
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This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representation of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme "The Return," it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 11:30am
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Southern Lit Discussion Group/Assoc for Computers and the Humanities
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[UPDATE] Call for Papers
MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Digital South, Digital Futures

(A collaborative session co-sponsored by the MLA's Southern Literature Discussion Group and the Association for Computers and the Humanities)

[Update] Singapore - The Contemporary - June 24th-26th, 2011

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:26am
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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

Main Speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network Sept. 5-7 2012

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:15pm
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European Beat Studies Network

CALL FOR PAPERS

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN BEAT STUDIES NETWORK (EBSN)
THE ROOSEVELT STUDY CENTER, MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

Papers are invited for the Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN). We are open to submissions of both long and short papers, panels, roundtables, dialogues and performances on any aspect of the Beat Generation. Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:56pm
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MLA Special Session

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expressions of social decay and economic division far more threatening to the body politic than biological 'race' ever was. [...] It seems that it has a utility far beyond economy, beyond the sequestering of classes from one another, and has assumed a metaphorical life so completely embedded in daily discourse that it is perhaps more necessary and more on display than ever before" (63).

CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 3:48pm
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Ira Walker/Rocky Mountain Modern Langague Association
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The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
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Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Child Actors/Child Stars: Juvenile Performance on Screen

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:18am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sunderland/University of Sussex

A conference co-hosted by the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, and the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex.

To be held at the David Puttnam Media Centre, University of Sunderland
8-9 September, 2011

[UPDATE] 'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
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University of East Anglia

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

[UPDATE] 35th Anniversay IAPL conference - May 23-29, 2011 - NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 2:22am
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International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers (Organized Sessions)

35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,

May 23rd – 29th, 2011

East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization

All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome. Submissions Organized Sessions are highly recommended.

※Deadline for Submissions: 10th March, 2011

For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info

Comparing: a doctoral summer school

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:51pm
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Patrick O'Donovan/University College Cork
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Comparing is a international summer school prompted by the intellectual urgency of comparison in the humanities today. With the emergence of new investigative frameworks (e.g. global history, world literature, the ethnological turn in disciplines like music, the emergence of transcultural objects and approaches), comparison has become a vital focus for critical debate, both within and between disciplines. Why compare today? And how? These are among the questions we will explore in the School.

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Hosted by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

September 29 – October 1, 2011

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
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

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.

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