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Constructing Spaces in Literature, Linguistics and Culture - May 6-7th, 2011

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:39pm
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

13th Annual Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara

CALL FOR PAPERS

Space as a multidimensional concept has been constructed by humans through languages, arts, politics, and history. Our realities are a result of our interpretation of the space of which we are part. Such spaces are cultural, emotional, and sacred in nature, among others. It also creates limits and boundaries that need to be challenged.
Our intention in this conference is to question and explore such limits and boundaries established by languages, literary works, and cultural movements with an interdisciplinary approach.

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:43pm
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Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnational- SAMLA- Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:40pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association- SAMLA
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Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism
Azade Seyhan writes, " 'Two moves amount to a fire,' a Turkish saying goes. Multiple migrations end in the loss of our homes, possessions, and memorabilia. When the smoke clears, we are faced with charred pieces of identification, shards of language, burned tongues, and cultural fragments. However, from this site of fire, the phoenix of a transnational, bi- and multilingual literature has arisen." This panel aims to explore such a transnational identity and transnational phenomena through their representation in literature- poetry, slogans, short stories, novellas and novels.

The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:33pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.

Please submit your abstract online at:

http://www.pamla.org/2011/topics/fictions-peace

The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:58pm
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The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder
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The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations. The Consortium is designed to spotlight scholars from all academic institutions, at all levels, and in all fields, including undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, full faculty, and independent writers. The mission of the Consortium project is to bring together thinkers in different areas of inquiry, with an emphasis especially on literature, philosophy, classics & rhetoric, art & art history, visual culture & media, and the social sciences (including questions of technology, economics, and global contexts).

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
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Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am
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NTU~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 [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

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

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
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Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:09am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
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MLA 2012
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accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (april.miller@unco.edu).

Screenplay Translation: ALTA, Kansas City, Nov. 16-20, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:39pm
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proposed session, American Literary Translators Association
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Seeking panelists for a proposed American Literary Translators Association session on the literary translation of film screenplays. Translators who work in this genre as well as interested screenwriters, scholars, and members of the publishing industry are invited to participate. Panelists will present their topics (10-15 minutes each) in a communicative fashion rather than reading directly from papers. Please send a 100-word abstract and a 100-word bio to lakanost@ksu.edu by April 11.

Essay Collection: Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:42pm
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Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film
Due: July 4, 2011
Edited by Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón

Proposals are sought for an edited collection entitled Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film, a collection slated to be published by Centipede Press in their long-established Studies in the Horror Film series.

[UPDATE] Virginia Woolf: The Individual and the Group, PAMLA 2011 (deadline Mar 25)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:02pm
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Session organizer: Judith Paltin, UC Santa Barbara
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*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
Woolf's novels and essays often sustain a central tension between individuals' freedoms or agency and what they perceive groups to demand of them. For example, A Room of One's Own displays the tensions between intellectual freedom and the mind of the crowd, while Orlando wrestles in ambushes set up by means of unstable identity categories. This approved session looks for papers that discuss Woolf's concerns about the impact of group life on her characters, or that place her literary agonists in proximity to group-driven events and trends between the wars.

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

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