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Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature Seminar Date April 7-10, 2011,Deadline Submission Sept. 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:51pm
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Arka Chattopadhyay as part of the NEMLA 42nd Annual Convention New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011

Call for Papers
Seminar: Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature

Contact email: i) arkachattopadhyay2002@yahoo.co.in
ii) arkaless@gmail.com

Conference Date: April 7-10, 2011

Conference Venue: Hyatt New Brunswick, New
Brunswick, New Jersey

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Sept. 30, 2010
(300-500 words)

Notification of acceptance of papers by 5th of October, 2010.

Deadline for Final Paper Submission: March 15, 2011

Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit November 5-7

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
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This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to: investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric. By May 1, 2010, please send an abstract of no longer than one page to Amanda Mills, Georgia State University, amills8@student.gsu.edu.

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 6:34am
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Autopsia Online Journal
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Final Call for Submissions

We want to thank our contributors so far for their excellent contributions, but there is still space for another 2-3 papers to round out our inaugural issue. Here again is the CFP:

Call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:59pm
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Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism
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Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Williams's The Long Revolution (1961) in 2011, Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism is planning a Special Issue on the book and its contemporary relevance.

We welcome submissions on topics relating to Williams's discussion of

• the creative mind
• the analysis of culture
• individuals and societies
• images of society
• education and British society
• the reading public
• the popular press
• Standard English
• the social history of British writers and of dramatic forms
• the analysis of 'Britain in the 1960s'

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 11:22am
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University of Edinburgh


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland


(Image)ining the Female Body

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:23am
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Amanda Finelli/ University of Surrey, UK
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(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:55am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular.

We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;
iv. Latin American literature and arts on the digital world;

Dalit Literature

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
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The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit Identity
Dalit Consciousness
Dalit Autobiograhy
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures
Subaltern voices in Dalit Autobiography

We are short of 4-5 quality papers only.
Papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in MLA format. A 200-250 words
abstract along with bio will be due by 15 June 2010. Full papers due
by 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
asha.choubey_at_yahoo.com
asha.choubey_at_gmail.com
reader1234_at_rediffmail.com
Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (July 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:49pm
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Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 5:46pm
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American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Diasporic Imagination Research Group

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

The co-conveners of the Diaporic Imagination Research Group invite participants to submit work-in-progress for a working session of the 2010 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Seattle, WA, November 18-21, 2010.

Participants are invited to consider how power is embodied in diasporic identities, cultural practices, and performances. Our session emphasizes the spatial and temporal aspects of the "corporeal power" at the conceptual heart of CORD/ASTR 2010. By paying attention to diaspora's "discontents," we will also focus on the material and political effects of diasporic performance and the exercises of corporeal power.

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) 30 October 2010

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
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Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010). This journal aims at investigating and researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies. Submissions of research papers, book reviews, conference reports and interviews are welcome from the established as well as emerging scholars. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of MLA Handbook/ Style Sheet and they should send both hard and soft copies of the material. Email submissions are preferred.

LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Defiance College
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With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled *Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore*, aims to remedy that situation.

2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium - Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority, 8-10 October 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010 - 11:52pm
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Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul / AUT University, Auckland
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University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010

Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Is architecture a cult of the externalised object? It would seem so: of 46 images of prize winning entries on the 2009 World Architecture Festival website, for example, only four show interiors.[2] So efficiently are interior and exterior sealed off from each other that they are frequently treated as discrete professional domains. However, inside and outside are always ready to be reversed and today's spaces may seem even more involuted, fragile and unsettled than those of the past.

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