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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 11:15pm
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

[UPDATE] UMobile Forum on Christianity and the Liberal Arts, Sep. 24-25, 2010 (Deadline Extended: 5/28/10)

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 5:12pm
University of Mobile

We have received requests to extend the deadline for abstracts and panel proposals. The new submission deadline is May 28.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University, "The Place of Truth in the Liberal Arts."

We offer an interdisciplinary forum in which members of the academic community can explore the relationships between Christian theology, ethics, and practice, and the tradition of scholarship and teaching of the liberal arts within the university. We especially welcome presentations that are exploratory in nature and that raise broad questions about central areas of concern to the liberal arts classroom.

[UPDATED DEADLINE] Imago Dei in Contemporary World Literature (31 May; SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010)

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:48pm
J. Stephen Pearson

Special Session on Religion & World Literature: Imago Dei: humanity contains the image of God. What does this idea look like in late 20th-century world literature (1970-2010)? How have globalization, technologization, secularization, post-secularization and other historical developments created new "images of God"? In what ways are modern "images of God" syncretic and in what ways are they traditional?

Send 1 page abstract by 31 May to Steve Pearson at aristophanes68@hotmail.com . Panelists will need to be SAMLA members by 15 August.

Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence [22/10/2010 (CFP until 30/06/2010)]

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 7:30am
University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France

Conference:
Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence in the British Isles and Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
22 October 2010, University of Toulouse Le Mirail.
Research Centre: Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes, EA 180.

Language: English / French
Research areas: literature, history, history of ideas, history of art, philosophy, philology.
Period: Early Modern, Classic, Enlightenment in England, in Europe and in colonial America.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fashion Media (Extended: July 15, 2010)

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 1:28am
SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture (Macquarie University Sydney)

This special issue of SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture will explore new directions in fashion and design with regard to screen media, media convergence, cross media/creative collaborations and hybrid media and design aesthetics. While fashion media has been a stalwart of print media — books, magazines, and journals — in the digital era it represents a dynamic site of transformation. The new decade has witnessed a plethora of fashion films: satire (Bruno); bio-pics (Coco-Avant Chanel); documentary (The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor) and fashion film cross-productions (Tom Ford's A Single Man).

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 7:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email:
amalkovich@concord.edu
cfp categories:
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
medieval
popular_culture
religion
romantic
science_and_culture

Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 3:15pm
University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22, 2010
Keynote speaker: LEO BERSANI

"A modern reflection on being must be aware of itself not as an approximation of metaphysical truth; rather, the ontology most congenial to an age of information is one that identifies being as relationality, as the principle of connectedness assumed by all technologies of transmission, as well as by the social imaginary that can refract or violate it." - Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, "Beauty's Light"

Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism. 28 - 29 April 2011. Abstracts due: 30 Sept. 2010

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:32am
Notre Dame University – Lebanon

To celebrate the centennial of Ameen Rihani's Book of Khalid, the Department of English, Translation and Education at Notre Dame University – Lebanon, invites scholars to the Second International Conference on Lebanese-American Literary Figures, titled "Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism."

Rihani's travelogues, correspondence, poetic, and prose works, especially The Book of Khalid, testify to his deep sense of Romanticism and Modernism. His eagerness to launch a cultural, political, economic, social, and spiritual revolution, one which would question Western and Eastern traditional norms and propose new systems of thought, is an expression of his universality.

[UPDATE] Final Call: Creative & Critical Writing (05/31/10; 06/18/10-06/20/10)

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 10:00am
Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference

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Great Writing 2010

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, to be held this year: 18 - 20 June 2010, in Bangor, North Wales (UK).

Final Call Closes: 31st May 2010

Keynote discussion/talks include such notable speakers as:

Robert Sharp, award-winning journalist and the Campaigns Manager for English PEN: www.englishpen.org

2010 Theme: What future is there for Creative Writing?

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:13am
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the arts and humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:54pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.

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

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

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

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)

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

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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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)

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