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[UPDATE] CFP: Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms, April 23-24 2010; DEADLINE EXTENDED March 18 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 5:16pm
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British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

[UPDATE] Polyglot Poetries - Special Session MLA 2011

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 1:42pm
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Martin McKinsey - University of New Hampshire
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he motives for poets introducing a second, third, or even fourth language into a poetic text differ widely, as do the methods they use. Modernist fragmentation sometimes took the form of linguistic disruption, most famously or infamously in the conclusion of T.S. Eliot's watershed poem. More recently, a postcolonial awareness or border consciousness has spurred some writers of minority cultures to counter the hegemonic implications of the monolingual text by interleaving words, phrases, and sometimes whose passages in their native languages. This panel welcomes papers that consider the range of inter-lingual techniques used by poets of the past century, whether to shore up one's cultural ruins or to interrupt someone else's cultural monologue.

UPDATE: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:19am
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EAPSU / English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities
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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US:
Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
 
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
 
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Ecologies of Place
Globalization & Natural Resources
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Watersheds & Boundaries
Literature of Exploration:

Indigenous Studies and Popular Culture

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 12:56am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on Indigeneity, Aboriginality, and First Nations. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 4:04pm
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Graduate Students in English Association

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Literature and the Sacred (deadline for abstracts: June 30th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 2:30pm
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Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:13am
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Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
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Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc (Hacettepe University, Ankara,
Turkey); Elisabetta Marino (University of Rome, Italy); Daniel Y. Kim (Brown University, USA); Te-hsing Shan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Deadline for complete submissions: September 1, 2010

34th International American Studies Conference

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:09am
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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

CFP: New German Reiview (v. 25)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 10:56pm
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New German Review: A Germanic Studies Journal
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Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics.

Book reviews and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

UPDATE: PAMLA 2010 Conference: Women's Writing Today: Distinct or Equivalent?

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:09pm
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PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U, Honolulu HI). Presiding Officer: Terri Baker
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In her essay, "I am not a woman writer", Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory. Moi recalls how, in_A Room of One's Own_, Virginia Woolf famously asks women to write androgynously and how Simone de Beauvoir reminds us that, in "a sexist society, man is the One, she is the Other" (Moi 264). In the 1970s and 1980s, écriture féminine and the subject of women's writing were very popular, but Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Roland Barthes contributed to the rejection of the importance of an author's gender. The question of the gendered author becomes even more complicated with Judith Butler's concept of gender being a performative act. Recently, novelist Rachel Cusk argues (The Guardian 12 Dec.

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