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Child Actors/Child Stars: Juvenile Performance on Screen

updated: 
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

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
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

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 2:22am
full name / name of organization: 
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

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patrick O'Donovan/University College Cork
contact email: 

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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 

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.

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Eftihia Mihelakis

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à la télévision. Plus précisément, on cherchera à penser la structure juridique et narrative du procès en tant que mise à mal d'une parole féminine qui ferait trembler la loi patriarcale. Comment revisiter la parole des femmes en procès à l'aune des réformes juridiques mises en œuvre tout au long de la seconde moitié du vingtième siècle ? Peut-on redéfinir le procès en tant que système culturel généralisé où les femmes opposent au discours de la Loi de nouvelles formes de « vivre ensemble » ?

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.

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In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
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AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society and Gonzaga University.
Plenary speakers will be announced.

"The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical,
historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited…"

CFP- Heterotopias

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heterotopias
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A new undergraduate, peer-reviewed journal of critical theory. We are seeking cross-disciplinary papers that demonstrate substantive engagement with theory in relation to a specific text, whether it be philosophical, cultural, or textual. Deadline is March 15.

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen

The contemporary debate surrounding "communities of security" inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated. At the same time, this debate is concerned with regulations that are designed to minimise the risk of danger and which create an atmosphere of fear; an atmosphere which in turn encourages further concerns about security.

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

updated: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of media.

The Boundaries of Autism (MLA 2012/abstracts due 3/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association

The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism's contested identities: Defining autism; autism "spectrum"; changing diagnostic criteria; "high functioning" vs. "profoundly autistic"; autism and disability hierarchy; self-diagnosis. 250-word abstracts, March 21. Julia.rodas@bcc.cuny.edu and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.

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