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Form and Genesis, April 22-24

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Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 11:08am
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Theory Reading Group at Cornell University
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The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its sixth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

"Form and Genesis"

Featuring keynote speakers Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico) and Robert Kaufman (University of California, Berkeley)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 22-24, 2010

Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

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Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 11:52am
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MELUS & Jewish American Literature Discussion Group

CFP - Negotiating (Jewish) American Ethnic Crossroads

MELUS and the Jewish American Literature Discussion Group are proposing a jointly sponsored panel to be held at the 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles. The focus of the panel will be on the confluence of Jewish writers and those from other American ethnic communities. Papers could include comparative literary analyses of specific texts as well as studies theorizing Jewishness within American ethnic studies as a whole.

Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing - MLA 2011 (Deadline 3/15/10)

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Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 11:21am
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Jewish American Literature Discussion Group

CFP - Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing

The Jewish American Literature Discussion Group will be holding a panel at the 2011 MLA Convention devoted to Jewish American life writing. The Group welcomes papers concerning the representation, as well as the theorizing, of the Jewish American experience in such genres as autobiography, memoir, biography, journaling, blogging, and autobiographic fiction. Papers may concern these expressions in a variety of narrative forms such as traditional literature, film, comics, and new media.

Please send an abstract of 250 words to Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu. Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2010.

[UPDATE] Gender & Difference 20-23 May 2010

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Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 6:56am
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Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne
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GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers

This interdiciplinary conference is organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne.

It will be held at Gregynog Hall. This is the University of Wales residential conference centre, which is situated near Newtown in Mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: CLAIRE COLEBROOK AND MANDY MERCK

Call for Papers for Fall 2010 Special Issue ON MODERNISMS (MAY 15,2010 deadline)

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 5:17pm
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Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
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Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the forms and contents of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.

Credit and Crisis

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 5:00pm
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for 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference ’Politics in Hard Times: International Relations Responses to the Financial Crisis
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Central to an understanding of the global financial crisis 2007-2009 are both economic and epistemic forms of credit. Economic credit, on the one hand, has taken both new dimensions and forms: high levels of economic credit and debt are both a cause and consequence of the crisis – from the credit expansion through sub-prime mortgages, to highly leveraged banks and hedge funds, to the international credit imbalances and large fiscal deficits due to wide-spread state intervention. New forms of economic credit through securitisation and credit derivatives such as Collateral Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Credit Default Swaps (CDSs) also played a critical part.

CFP-Textual Girls

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 4:31pm
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Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Textual girls

The lives of girls are mediated in large part by the plethora of texts that surround them. Though adults often attempt to intercede, manipulate, or otherwise circumvent these texts, still the abundance of media and materials surrounding girls leaves them both vulnerable and savvy as they engage with texts that are either meant to address them directly or not.

Ohio Festival of the Short Story / Friday & Saturday, May 7 & 8, 2010

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 3:44pm
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The Cincinnati Review / University of Cincinnati
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Theory of the short story has a long history, from writers and thinkers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekov, and B. M. Ejxenbaum to contemporary theorists such as Susan Lohafer, Mary Louise Pratt, and Charles E. May. In recent years, critical anthologies and monographs such as The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues (2001), The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas (2003), and Reading for Storyness (2003) indicate continued and diverse interests in the field. How is the short story best defined? Should it be regarded as merely an "apprentice genre" for creative writers and literature students? What are its pedagogical advantages? What would a poetics or rhetoric of the short story look like?

"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 3:15pm
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Modern Language Association
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Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

Why write from or about prison? How do narratives of incarceration and torture inform notions of justice, liberty, and rights?

Especially welcome would be theoretical analyses of prison literature , of the conditions for writing prison narratives, and of the rhetoric of prisons writing.

Send all queries to Jonathan Abel at jonathan.abel@psu.edu. Abstracts of 500 words by March 1st.

CFP: SANE journal volume 1:1 and 1:2: "Comics in the Contact Zone" and "Teaching the Works of Alan Moore"

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:12pm
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SANE journal: sequential art narrative in education
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SANE journal is now seeking submissions for works of research, practitioner-based articles, reviews, and rationales regarding its first two themed issues. Information about this new peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary journal covering all things comics-and-education-related, from pre-k to doctorate, can be obtained by visiting http://www.sanejournal.net/. For more information, e-mail James Bucky Carter: jbcarter2 at utep dot edu.

V1.1 (late 2010 release or per article as considered ready by review board): "Comics in the Contact Zone."

Poverty 2010: An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Graduate Conference

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:54am
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Queen's University

Poverty 2010:
An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Graduate Conference

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
October 14-16, 2010

"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control." (Article 25(1) of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Death in Early Modern Literature

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 11:11pm
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The St. John's University Humanities Review
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Death in Early Modern Europe

The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:

• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague / Executions

Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.

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