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

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 12:14am
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle
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In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 11:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Swansea University
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International conference, 12-14 July 2010

http://www.swan.ac.uk/CREW/Conferences/TheorisingWales/

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

C-SCAP (Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics)

GENCAS (Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)

in collaboration with the Richard Burton Centre, all at Swansea University

Keynote speakers

Simon Brooks (Cardiff University)

Glenn Jordan (University of Glamorgan)

Gerardine Meaney (University College Dublin)

Chris Weedon (Cardiff University)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 10:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue. Visit the site at http://magazine.bhattercollege.org.in. Consult the guidelines before you submit any content at http://magazine.bhattercollege.org.in/?page_id=17

Deadline of Submission: January 21, 2010.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 8:53am
full name / name of organization: 
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
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, currently Visiting Professor at Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)

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

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