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[UPDATE] Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:09am
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Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2010

The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century
April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 9:32am
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School of History, University of Liverpool
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Call for Papers

'British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives'

Conference

School of History, University of Liverpool, 17 -18 June 2010

Since the publication of Paul Boyer's seminal study By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age in 1985, the examination of nuclear culture has mainly been conducted within the context of the United States. In spite of the fact that nuclear culture in Britain was, and still is, pervasive and powerful, scholars have largely neglected the topic, and it remains unclear how the term 'nuclear culture' should be understood.

Self-Denigration (MLA January 2011; Abstracts 3/5/10)

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 8:19am
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Deanna Kreisel / University of British Columbia

Special session for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles.
Papers addressing masochism, self-punishment, religious mortification, rituals and communities of self-abnegation, self-loathing, and/or askesis in literature and/or theory.

300-word abstracts and CVs by March 5 to both Deanna Kreisel (Deanna.Kreisel@ubc.ca) and Bo Earle (Bo.Earle@ubc.ca).

Literature of an Independent England

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 7:58am
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Michael Gardiner & Claire Westall, University of Warwick

Literature of an Independent England

6th November 2010, University of Warwick
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary "Canon"

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:17am
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Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino

The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers. Today, Chinese American authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Amy Tan, earn the praise of both scholars and the lay public alike and collectively, their work has played an important role in transforming the image of the United States and its literary output.

Postcolonial Intimacies

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Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:09am
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Critical Intimacy Reading Group, McMaster University

Energized by cross-disciplinary investigations, the new field of intimacy studies generates epistemological sites akin to what Foucault, writing on the instrumentality of sexuality, identifies as "dense transfer point[s] for relations of power." To scrutinize the affective orientations that shape habits of everyday living is not to dislodge local and contemporary coordinates of gestures from global and historical ones; rather, this close examination re-textures our understandings of the complex regulation of bodily subjectivity (Butler; Fanon; Grosz; Mbembe; Ahmed) and makes it possible for us to re-imagine interpersonal interactions (violence, conviviality, attraction, dis/comfort, humour) and their entangled attachments to macro-histories of belonging,

[UPDATE] Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production ABSTRACTS DUE: JAN 22, 2010

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 4:36pm
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Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Department of English, University of Calgary
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Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
English Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2010 March 13-14 with evening performance March 12th.
Submit abstracts (critical or creative) to freeex@ucalgary.ca.

RAWI Conference CFP [1 Feb. 2010, 3-6 Jun. 2010]

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 8:21pm
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Conference of Radius of Arab American Writers
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Arab American Art and Culture:
Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities

RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers, announces its third national conference, "Arab American Art and Culture: Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities. This conference will bring together Arab American, Arab, and Anglophone-Arab writers of all genres in performance, critique, and conversation.

RAWI welcomes individual paper or full panel proposals. Individual paper proposals should include a presentation title, short biography, and 300-word abstract. Full panel proposals should include presenter bios, both panel and presentation titles, and a description of each presentation, including titles.

POWER AND POLITICS

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 2:01pm
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Social Science History Association_Urban Network
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Power and Politics

Surface and Depth: How We Read Now - proposed panel for Marxist Literary Group MLA panel 2011

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 1:03pm
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jason potts /marxist literary group
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Although Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus make clear in "Surface Reading: An Introduction" that the essays appearing in the Fall 2009 special issue of Representations amount to "neither a polemic against nor a postmortem of symptomatic reading" they also clearly mean to "distance" surface reading from interpretive practices dedicated to uncovering what a text "represses(3). In particular, Best and Marcus mean to distinguish surface reading from the mode of reading championed by Fredric Jameson in The Political Unconscious.

Quebec University English Undergraduate Conference, March 26-27, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:43pm
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Bishop's University
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1st Annual Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference (QUEUC)
March 26 & 27, 2010
Hosted by Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Undergraduate students from departments of English Literature attending Quebec universities are encouraged to submit papers to this conference. Essays may address literature from any genre, region, or historical period. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates attending Quebec universities to meet one another and present their ideas in a collaborative conference setting. Participants will also gain valuable professional experience for future graduate studies and post-graduate careers.

Labor and Migration in the Americas [UPDATE]

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 12:19pm
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Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas

Labor and Migration in the Americas: Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas, April 16-17, 2010

The Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas invites submissions of papers, presentations and panels from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to issues of work and labor.

The event begins on the evening of Friday, April 16 with a reading by Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist Ana Castillo.

Papers will be delivered on Saturday, April 17 in a colloquium style (only one panel at a time to allow for greater participation by attendees).

American Studies: Citizenship and Belonging

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:55am
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Pacific Northwest American Studies Association
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2010 PNASA Conference Call for Papers

***Deadline Extended***

Proposals for individual papers or full panel presentations are now being accepted for the annual PNASA conference, April 15-17, 2010, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, Washington. Papers on topics related to the conference theme, "Citizenship and Belonging," are especially encouraged. Proposals on other topics in American studies are also welcome.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the conference program, please submit an abstract of around 250 words by January 31, 2010, via e-mail to Dr. Brian Donahue, PNASA president. (Previous deadline was January 15.)

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: Exploring the Poetics of Place, 10/1-3/10, Submission deadline 4/15/10

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:20am
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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 of Pennsylvania, 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.

In Susquehanna, River of Dreams, Susan Stranahan recognizes the dynamic intersections of the local with the global when she observes:

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