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Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:26am
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University of Cyprus
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From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious wars of the reformation and counter-reformation, and from the decline of the ancien régime to the upheavals of revolution and class struggle in the 19th century, "Utopia" is a name that has always been linked to crisis: as a reformist or revolutionary response to antagonisms and contradictions in the social, political and economic order, as a means of contemplating and urging a world to come during a period of transition and uncertainty.

Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 5:48am
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FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.
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In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:57pm
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MPJournal
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MP Journal is extending its call for papers to include any topic related to feminism or Women's studies in addition to its current call for papers (see below). Papers must be submitted in their full form by May 15th, 2010.

TALKS AND POSTER SESSIONS FOR ISLE2:METHODS OLD AND NEW

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Monday, May 3, 2010 - 12:34pm
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Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English
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ISLE2 is to meet at Boston on 17-21 June 2011. The Society invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions: deadline 30 September 2010. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.

[UPDATE] -- Nation and the Mother Tongue(s) -- Due 4 May 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:40am
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Regina Yung Lee / PAMLA
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What if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? What do these stranger tongues speak into being? This panel seeks to examine the roles of multilingualisms, accents, dialects, and inflections within and upon the national project, as well as the effects of gendered experience on nationalist constructs.

This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines and scholarly perspectives,including pedagogy and the interdisciplines.

Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
http://www.pamla.org/2010/sessions/nation-and-mother-tongues

Final CFP: The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 3:35am
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American Studies Association of Turkey
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American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime (6/01/10; MMLA 11/4-7, 2010)

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:43pm
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Todd Comer
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Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and to the cinematic form? And how does film--if at all--confront the "unpresentable?" What is the "ethical" nature of this confrontation? Do death, birth, and God remain unpresentable today or have they also fallen prey to a nostalgic closure? Papers on the Coens, Christopher Nolan, Tarantino, Peter Weir, and less mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 5:00pm
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Melissa Ames
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This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

1ST INTERNATIONAL "50's GENERATION" CONGRESS - 25th, 26th and 27th November 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:06am
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Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI, Porto, Portugal)

In the 25th, 26th and 27th November 2010, there will take place, in Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI, Porto, Portugal), the 1st International "50's Generation" Congress, under the responsibility of the Centro de Estudos em Letras (CEL) and the Centro de Estudos de Língua, Comunicação e Cultura do ISMAI (CELCC).

CFP: New Writing; Creative and Critical Writing - International Journal (06/01/10)

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:27am
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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory is open for submissions for Issue 7.3 (late 2010), and Volume 8 (2011 publication).

The journal considers creative work (in any genre) and critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are also considered.

The journal is edited by Graeme Harper. www.graemeharper.com

The journal is independent of any organisation, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and includes on its

MMLA 2010 (11/04-07, Chicago) - The Philosophical-Literary Hybrid Text

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 11:01pm
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Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago
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The mixed formal properties of certain texts across the history of philosophy and literature resist any attempt at their easy classification within either of these traditional generic categories. Such philosophical-literary hybrid texts seem to deny the adequacy of either strictly philosophical or literary form for expressing a particular content or inducing some affective or intellectual experience. This panel seeks to explore questions raised by the philosophical-literary hybrid text, in all its historical and geographical variation. What is the relationship between the hybrid form of some philosophical-literary text and its content? What are the stakes of philosophical-literary hybridity for some author?

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