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Understanding the Loop: Music, Literature and the Visual Arts, March 3-5, 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 6:16am
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University of Liège/CIPA, Belgium
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Understanding the Loop: Music, Literature and the Visual Arts, March 3-5, 2011

The University of Liège's Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics (CIPA: www.cipa.ulg.ac.be) will hold its fifth international conference on March 3-5, 2011.

The conference will explore the loop in a transdisciplinary perspective, with a special, but not exclusive, emphasis on literature, music and the visual arts. Of particular interest will be the extent to which the loop can be considered as a specific manifestation of repetition.

Potential topics could be drawn from the following list, which is intended to be merely suggestive rather than exhaustive:

ANZAMEMS 2011 8th Biennial International Conference

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 5:20pm
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Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Call for Papers and Panels

The Australian and New Zealand Association
for
Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Inc.

Eighth Biennial International
Conference
2-5 February 2011

University of Otago
Dunedin
New Zealand

Keynote speakers:
Professor Alastair Minnis (Yale Unviersity)
Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College)
Professor Frances E. Dolan (University of California at Davis)
Professor Dauvit Broun (Glasgow University)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/mems/anzamems

We wish to invite proposals for papers and panels for ANZAMEMS 2011.

Sound Reproduction and the Literary (Special Session @ MLA 2011, Deadline: 3/15/10)

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 4:26pm
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Jentery Sayers, University of Washington / Dene Grigar, Washington State University

This panel will explore the role of digital/analog audio when composing literature and criticism by emphasizing storage, fidelity, and sound design; audiovisual synchronicity; and audio recording histories and literature.

Please submit a 300-word abstract with a CV by March 15, 2010 to jentery@uw.edu and dgrigar@vancouver.wsu.edu.

Queries welcome.

Queer Ecology (ASLE panel at MLA, 6-9 January 2011 in L.A.)

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)

Queer Ecology
ASLE panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)

Proposals are invited for presentations that explore the relationship between ecocriticism and queer theory. How do ecocriticism and queer theory mutually reinforce and/or challenge each other? What underlying assumptions in ecocritical theory are called into question by queer theory, and vice versa? What does it look like to "queer" ecocriticism? What does it look like to "green" queer theory? What is the relationship between queer ecology and ecofeminism?

How do particular literary texts illustrate or dramatize answers to these questions? How do literary texts express a "queer ecology"? Paper proposals may address any or a combination of these questions.

Pulp Fiction and the Environment

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:06pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) panel at MLA (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

Pulp Fiction and the Environment
ASLE panel at the MLA (Jan. 6-9, 2011 in L.A.)

Proposals are invited for presentations that examine works of pulp fiction—e.g. fantasy, science fiction, westerns, mysteries, thrillers, romance novels—for their environmental and/or ecological significance. What are the strengths and/or weaknesses of pulp fiction as a medium? What is the relationship between green pulp fiction and more traditional environmental literature (such as H. D. Thoreau's Walden)? How does green pulp fiction complicate or enrich what it means to practice ecocriticism?

Paper proposals may address any or a combination of these questions.

UPDATE: Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production March 13-14 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
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Mar 13-14 2010 Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English, University of Calgary
Contact Email: freeex@ucalgary.ca
http://english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange
Call For Papers/Participants

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:35pm
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Department of English at University of Rhode Island

"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
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Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
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The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:14am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference

March 4-6, 2010

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.

UPDATE FiNAL CALL FOR PAPERS Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

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Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 1:10pm
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Universit of Hertfordshire
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The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way. Since their animation out of folk materials in the nineteenth century, by Polidori, as Varney and in Le Fanu and Stoker, vampires have been continually reborn in modern culture. They have stalked texts from Marx's image of the leeching capitalist, through Pater's Lady Lisa of tainted knowledge, to the multifarious incarnations in contemporary fictions in print and on screen. They have enacted a host of anxieties and desires, shifting shape as the culture they are brought to life in itself changes form.

[UPDATE] CFP "Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States" - DEADLINE EXTENDED to Jan. 11, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 5:23pm
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Concordia University

Call for Papers:

8th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States

March 19-20th, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: January 11, 2010
Submit to: colloquiumconcordia@gmail.com

PAMLA 2010 Special Session: Lilo's O'hana: Mainland and Pacific children meet through media

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:10pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

PAMLA 2010 Conference: "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific."

PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date. This is certain to be one of PAMLA's most beautiful conference sites ever.

Special Session Title:

"Lilo's O'hana: Mainland and Pacific children meet through media"

In light of the PAMLA drive to encourage works "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," this special session seeks proposals that engage childhood representations of the Pacific through mass media.

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