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English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 10:35pm
Stephani Pierce/San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Paper proposals of 500 words and a 40-word abstract are due by April 5, 2010. Please submit online at PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form: http://www.pamla.org/2010/please-register

[UPDATE] Film (Regular Session) 2010 SAMLA Convention; May 15

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:41pm
Adrienne Angelo / SAMLA

In keeping with the theme of the 2010 SAMLA convention, this panel seeks paper proposals that address the interplay of text and image. Possible topics may include but are not limited to: cinematic adaptations of literary works, film theory and authorship, reflexivity in film and literature, and the relationship of word and image in national cinemas and cinematic traditions. By May 15, 2010, please send proposals of approximately 500 words with presenter's name, academic affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail and mailing addresses) to Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University, at ama0002@auburn.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Political Speak:The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture & Punishment-SAMLA 11/7/10- 11/11/10-Abstracts due 05/01/10

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:22pm
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.

This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.

[UPDATE] Call For Papers,Academic Exchange Quarterly

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 9:10am
Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3,

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is calling for papers on the following special section.
Focus:
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?
*Can local/foreign culture in literature help in (re)shaping identity?

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:17am
Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

CLR James in Focus, 6th Workshop on Caribbean Theory and Criticism, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, April 21, 2010.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 4:11pm
Richard Clarke / UWI

The work of the noted Caribbean scholar C. L. R. James will be the focus of CTC6: the 6th Workshop on Caribbean Theory and Criticism to be held by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature of the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados on Wednesday April 21st, 2010.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Brown University.

Papers are invited on any aspect of James's career or work, ranging from his critical writings on Caribbean thought, politics and society, literature and popular culture to his creative writings. Some areas that this workshop seeks to discuss include (though are not limited to):

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics, Durham UK (Deadline: 15 May 2010)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm
Marc Botha and Heather Yeung / University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Department of English Studies and St John's College, University of Durham UK
8-10 September 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Derek Attridge (York)
Stephen Bann (Bristol)
Michael Davidson (UCSD)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Present Tense

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 5:04pm
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. We are a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens.

Seeking to address current or presently unfolding issues, we publish short articles of no more than 2,000 words, the length of a conference paper. We also encourage conference-length multimedia submissions such as short documentaries, flash videos, interviews and podcasts, as well as reviews that are thematically related to the goals of the journal.

Here is a suggestive, though by no means exhaustive, list of topics that potential submissions might address:

Greek Literature. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 1:39pm
T. R. Walsh / Pacific Ancient and Modern Lanuage Association

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Greek session invites papers on all topics related to the literary production of ancient Greece. All genres and periods will be considered. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

18th Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium at CSU Fullerton, May 7-8, 2010 (Papers due by April 19, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:36pm
The Acacia Group and As You Like Shakespeare Society

Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State University at Fullerton, on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2010. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. Papers must be no longer than 20 minutes of reading time and are to be submitted, via e-mail attachment (in MSWord or Word-compatible, please), to Symposium Co-ordinator Prof. Kay Stanton, at kstanton@fullerton.edu. The deadline for submissions will be Monday, April 19, 2010.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:53am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Registration Open For: (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are pleased to announce that registration for

(re)Performing the Posthuman – a conference on performance arts and posthumanism
University of Sussex, 21-22 May 2010

is now open.

The programme will include presentations, performances, video showings, a small exhibition space and a gallery in Second Life. The event will take place in InQbate, a state-of-the-art technological presentation venue on the University of Sussex campus.

The deadline for registration is April 30th 2010.

An overview of the programme, additional information, as well as registration details, can be found on the conference website:

North Korean Comics & Animation

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 1:06am
ImageText

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

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