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CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:13am
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

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Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum
of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the University of Zurich, at Castasegna, in the Swiss Alps

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Date: 8-10 November 2010

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:09am
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

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Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)
and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Date: 18-19 August 2010

'The Depoliticization of 9/11

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 8:33am
Newcastle University

Call for Papers
The Depoliticisation of 9/11
A one-day conference at Newcastle University
November 6, 2010 10.00 – 17.00
Keynote: Dr. David Holloway (University of Derby)

Text, Transmission, Reception - 28-29/10/2010 (CFP until 15/06/2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 7:30am
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands

Text, Transmission, Reception

Call for papers

Radboud University Nijmegen
October 28 and 29, 2010

Over the past two years, a number of researchers of the Faculties of Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology of Radboud University have explored common ways to study the function and meaning of "texts" in the broadest sense of the term. They would like to share their results with others and therefore invite scholars from both the Netherlands and abroad to send in abstracts for papers to be read at a conference that will be held on the campus of Radboud University on October 28 and 29, 2010. The language of the conference will be English.

Invited Speakers

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 4:25am
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest. [Inter]sections is an online publication (ISSN 2068 - 3472) with three main sections: graduate, undergraduate, and reviews. You can download issue #1(9)/2010 here:

You can now submit papers or reviews for our April-June issue by May 20 or for our July-September issue by July 31.

[UPDATE] Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World 31.07.2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 1:30am
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi

Due to globalization, multiculturalism and migration, there has been a change in the outlook of the people. The modern people are rooted in ideas rather than places, in memories as well as in material things. Salman Rushdie is of the opinion that migrants can see the illusionary reality clearly as they have crossed borders. In this context, it would be interesting to examine the effects of globalization and multiculturalism on people from around the world and study its representation in literature. The aim behind this book is to collect and publish papers on migration, identity, hybridity, ethnicity in order to engage in a critical debate regarding these issues as well as to encourage research scholars into critical thinking.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 1:10am
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things. This book aims at collecting articles on diasporas around the world. The editors are looking forward to articles dealing with migration, hybridity, postcoloniality, identity, culture, ethnicity, minority studies which would not only generate new and critical discussions but also would be of help to research scholars.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:09pm
University of Central Oklahoma


Conference Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 20, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 8:30pm
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Department of Foreign Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
University of Rome (Sapienza)

Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:16pm
New German Review

The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010). If you are interested, please send to us your name and university affiliation, as well as the title you would like to review.

The due date for reviews is July 15 2010.

I. Wilhelm Fink Verlag (Neuerscheinungen Literaturwissenschaften: 2010)

1) Volker Rühle: Verdichtete Zeit: Schöpferische Konsequenz und geschichtliche Erfahrung im Blick auf Hölderlin (320 Seiten).
2) Christine Schmitz (Hrsg.): Mythos im Alltag – Alltag im Mythos: Die Banalität des Alltags in unterschiedlichen literarischen Verwendungskontexten (291 Seiten).
3) Gregor Schwering: Sprachliches Gespür: Rousseau - Novalis - Nietzsche (393 Seiten).

II. Böhlau Verlag

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:47pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

Special TETYC Issue on English as a Second Language in Diverse Genres and Voices

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:17pm
National Council of Teachers of English

TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to second language learning and teaching in the context of the first two years of college, community college, and intensive academic ESL programs. We are also interested in hearing from those involved with international education/EFL programs. The issue, to come out in September 2012, will be guest-edited by Natasha Lvovich and Martha Clark Cummings (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY). All submissions are due by September 1, 2011. Please conform to TETYC regular submission guidelines as outlined in all issues of the journal, and send manuscripts via email attachment (.doc or .docx) to

ELN 49.1 "Transnational Exchange" Submissions due 10/1/10

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 11:24am
English Language Notes

Call for Papers - Deadline for Submissions 10/1/10

ELN (English Language Notes) 49.1 (Spring/Summer 2011)

"Transnational Exchange"

As global flows of texts, media, persons, goods and cultures traverse national borders, what is gained, what is lost? How do we compare these modes of being, knowing and aesthetic expression as they move from one context to another? From what critical ground? This special issue of ELN invites contributions that investigate the epistemological, aesthetic, economic, cultural, social, political and/or disciplinary histories and methodologies of transnational exchange in an effort to determine critically the stakes and premises of such exchange.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:24am
University of Westminster


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are surrounded by scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.