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International conference. "Eccentricity". 5-6 November 2010.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Burgundy (Dijon, France)
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"The most common form of eccentricity of all was one that could be seen as another exaggeration of Englishness, its innate conservatism" (Paul Langford, Englishness Identified, Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 305). Any critical assessment of Englishness rests on a number of seemingly contradictory notions: amongst these, eccentricity has its special place.
This conference will focus on the evolving definitions of eccentricity in English culture from the XVIth century to the present day. The aim is twofold: provide an overview of the critical history of eccentricity and conceptualise a notion that seems to be taken for granted and that crops up consistently whenever the English "character" is evoked.

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 5:29am
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American Studies Association of Turkey--34th International American Studies Conference
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American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Gertrude Stein and Popular Literature (Deadline 1/29/10; ALA 5/27-5/30, San Francisco)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 1:13pm
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The Gertrude Stein Society

In anticipation of the formation of The Gertrude Stein Society at the ALA, papers dealing with Gertrude Stein and pop literature, especially detective fiction, are sought.

Please send 500-word abstract and current CV to Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu

Amy Moorman Robbins
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY 10065

UPDATE: Gertrude Stein at the ALA (New Deadline 1/29/10; Conference May 27th-30th San Francisco)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:12am
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The Gertrude Stein Society

In anticipation of the founding of the Gertrude Stein Society at the next conference of the ALA, papers which consider Gertrude Stein's work in various contexts are invited. In particular,

1) Papers that deal with Stein's writings published in the journal transition; or

2) Papers that deal with Stein and detective fiction; or

2) Papers that consider any aspect of Gertrude Stein's work and/or her role as a public figure. Possible approaches might include but are not limited to the study of Stein in relation to: literary theory; modernisms/postmodernisms; the 21st century; contemporary poets/writers; genre studies; language; gender and sexuality; historical perspectives.

Call for Movie Reviews

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 9:27am
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Jura Gentium Cinema
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The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

[UPDATE] Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 8:05am
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New York University Department of Comparative Literature

Deadline Extended: 300 word abstracts due to disagreement.NYU@gmail.com by Monday, 01/18/2010!

Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)
March 5-6, 2010

Can we disagree? The question forces you to answer 'yes' or 'no,' to commit to one path or the other. Perhaps it even forces you to choose your allies, to prepare for combat.

[UPDATE] Drawing Out Shakespeare Conference Sydney 17-19 June 2010

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 12:14am
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Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA)
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Call for Papers
Education is a 'drawing out' – of knowledge, experience, of the learner and of the teacher. Situations, narratives and interrogations of teaching and learning occur frequently in Shakespeare's plays and many other texts of the period. The problems of teaching 400-year-old texts, under different societal, technological, cultural, and even geographical constraints, remain challenging today.

Dickens and Psychoanalysis; MLA, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:22pm
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John Jordan/Dickens Society panel for the MLA 2011
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New psychoanalytic readings of Dickens and his works: Dickens and trauma, dissociation, dreams, hallucinatory states, unconscious memory. Dickens and Victorian theories of mind: double consciousness, mesmerism, physiognomy. Novels as case studies. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2010 to picasso@ucsc.edu.

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:20am
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Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester
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Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.

[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30 (Jan 15, 2010 deadline)

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 10:48am
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The Kurt Vonnegut Society
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The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. We are especially interested in papers related to the topics listed below, but papers dealing with any aspect of Vonnegut's life and work are also most welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 15, 2010.

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 7:36am
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The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)
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The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer: csecs.2010@gmail.com

For more information, see:
http://www.mun.ca/english/csecs/scedhs.php

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 5:31am
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Sigma Tau Delta
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Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Sessions at MLA 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 2:07pm
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American Association of Australian Literary Studies

Proposals are invited for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies sessions at the 2011 MLA Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. The "Indigenous Australian Literature" session seeks papers focusing on any aspect of Australian Indigenous literature in any genre. The "Transnational Approaches to Australian Literature" session seeks papers focusing on transnational approaches to Australian literature in any genre from any period. Send 250-word proposals to Nathanael O'Reilly (nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu) by March 1, 2010.

Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century - April 7 and 8, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 1:49pm
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Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D - Social Theory Forum


The VII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
Call for Papers
Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century
April 7 and 8, 2010
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dear Colleague,

I'm pleased to tell you about an exciting conference coming up April 7-8, 2010 at the University of Massachusetts, Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan for the 21st Century.

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