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[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"

Peer English 6

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 1:49pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language 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. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research.

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA 2010 Special Session

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the roles of accents, dialects, inflections, and multilingualisms within and upon the national project, as well as the effects of gendered experience on nationalist constructs.

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:48pm
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, The Tempest (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"

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:17pm
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared. The purpose of this panel is to address the ghosts that do in fact terrorize the Canadian imagination, the Canadian psyche and Canadian culture. We are looking to discover and discuss that which lurks in the shadows of the author's imagination and experience to understand what they represent. These ghosts, real or imagined, can come from any and all forms of Canadian Literature: French, Native, Neo-Canadian, traditional and non-traditional. Please submit a 300-word abstract to lee.bessette@gmail.com by May 14th, 2010.

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:38pm
University of Toronto

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference: Narrative Arts and Visual Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Toronto May 6-7 2010

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 1:50pm
Scott St. Pierre

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta. The panel welcomes proposals that examine any aspect of the topic including analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Papers that engage with questions of the intersections between disability and regionalism, metrocentricity, North/South, city/country, as well as race, class, gender, and sexuality are especially encouraged. Work that addresses the theme of this year's conference – the interplay of text and image – is also especially desirable.

[UPDATE] Writings of Intimacy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries - Deadline Approaching

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:57pm
Loughborough University, UK

10th – 12th September 2010
Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Keynote speakers: Adam Phillips (UK), Leo Bersani (USA), Lauren Berlant (tbc) (USA).

A special performance of intimate poetry and prose is also scheduled, including readings from poets Andrea Brady and Jonty Tiplady and novelist Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski.

Literature and Politics

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:59am
University of Brighton, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

Literature and Politics:
A study day on the politics of teaching literature and
the teaching of political literature

University of Brighton
24 September 2010

{UPDATE} Nationalism and Legitimacy (September 10-11, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:03am
University of Nancy 2 (France), CRESAB Research Group, co-organized with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

Call for Papers

Nationalism and Legitimacy, 10-11 September 2010
Nancy-Université, France

The notion of legitimacy is essential to the study of nationalism. As Anthony D. Smith has argued, "For nationalists, the nation is the sole criterion of legitimate government and political community. […] [T]oday no state possesses legitimacy which does not also claim to represent the will of the 'nation', even where there is as yet patently no nation for it to represent."

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:55am
Todd Comer

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.

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