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Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 9:12am
University of Huddersfield, UK

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:52pm
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:19pm
York University Graduate English Conference

"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West

Call for Microtheory

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 5:07pm
Superplus, journal of radical perception

Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: Critical Theologies.

While preference will likely be given to pieces falling inside the issue theme, we encourage submissions on a diverse range of philosophical, cultural, and scientific topics, as well as submissions which make use of diverse stylistic and semiotic approaches, including lyricism, images, ideogrammar and expressive graphemes.

Please send submissions to Edmund Zagorin: superplusa2 at gmail dot com

Deadline: March 31, 2010

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 4:09pm
Columbia College Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

– the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation with more than 120 academic programs and nearly 12,500 students.

Dates: May 18-22, 2011

Place: Columbia College, Chicago, IL

"For the poet Carl Sandburg it was the 'City of the Big Shoulders.' Architect Daniel Burnham called it 'the Paris of the Prairies.' That mix of raw energy and refined aestheticism makes Chicago one of the world's great cities—and

the current theatre capital of America."

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context (conference: 8-10 September 2010; abstracts: 30 April 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:44pm
Barbara Susec Michieli, University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television; S. E. Wilmer, School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin. Organised in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems.

CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:40pm
Binghamton University

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Donald E. Pease, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College

Conference Website: (http://americanstudies.binghamton.edu)

Conference Description:

"Contingent Communities" - U of M CSCL, Annual Conference

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 3:58pm
University of Minnesota, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

"Contingent Communities" (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

Keynote Speakers: Rey Chow and Peter Hitchcock

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:01pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

EXTENDED DEADLINE 11-March-2010 for 2011 MLA Panel, "Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 12:27pm
Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "narrating lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (self, body, or consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, or international).

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:25am
Mark Nowak, editor

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues. Previous contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Stewart. Our current double issue, "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," will be available soon.

Please send paper copies of essays/non-fiction prose, along with your email address, to:

Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O'Neill Literary House
Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620

Traffic

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:07am
ESC: English Studies in Canada

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 7:25pm
PAMLA 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 role of accents, dialects, creoles, and multilingualism upon the national project, especially in (but not limited to) the context of francophone and sinophone texts.

This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives. Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
http://www.pamla.org/2010/sessions/nation-and-mother-tongues

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:49pm
Special Issue of Social Semiotics

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue "The Body in Breast Cancer" in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.

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