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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
EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

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:

Time and Space in Words and Music: The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 7:55am
The Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)

Call for Papers: "Time and Space in Words and Music"
The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, November 4-6, 2010

The Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF), founded in 2009 under the auspices of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), offers 'emerging scholars' additional opportunities to present papers – including but not limited to work in progress – and establish a scholarly network of those who share an interest in word and music studies. The central event of the Forum will be a biennial conference, held in alternating years with the WMA international conferences.

"Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond" - Abstract Deadline 3/15/10

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 7:51pm
2010 University of Texas at San Antonio English Graduate Symposium

2010 UTSA English Graduate Symposium

The 2010 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond."

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio

May 1, 2010 at University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker: Norma Alarcón

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010

How do you tame a wild tongue, train it to be quiet, how do you bridle and saddle it? How do you make it lie down?
- Gloria Anzaldúa

UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 4:41pm
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010.

CFP Realism's Mixed Modes, German Studies Association 2010, October 7-10, Oakland, California

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:34pm
Geoffrey Baker

CFP "Realism's Mixed Modes" German Studies Association 2010, Oakland, California

Realism's Mixed Modes

Eric Downing has pointed out, in his book _Double Exposures_, that realism continues to be viewed as a "heavily normed discourse or style, that purports to universal, transparent, natural, and ahistorical status, and the simultaneously and necessarily excludes or represses both self-consciousness and otherness. Katherine Kearns has also written that realism is "often charged with blindsiding social, political, and epistemological complexities, with throwing its considerable materialistic weight against all that would challenge or suborn the status quo."

[UPDATE]: Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:08pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals on any aspect of the author's life and work for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights.

Send abstract to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10@psu.edu by January 21, 2010. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

Call for Papers to epiphany, a refereed international journal of literature and social sciences

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 9:55am
epiphany/International University of Sarajevo

epiphany
Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
International University of Sarajevo
ISSN 1840-3719

CALL FOR PAPERS

epiphany is a refereed online academic journal edited at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, devoted to publishing articles related to the fields of English Literature, Political Science, Psychology, and Visual Arts. Indexed in DOAJ, epiphany publishes bi-yearly authentic articles that promise to contribute to the study of these disciplines.

Writings of Intimacy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, 10th - 12th Sept, 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 8:37am
Dept. of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Adam Phillips (UK)
Professor Leo Bersani (USA)

This conference seeks to explore the significance of intimacy in and for the writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Our most intimate relationships are those which can powerfully define and nurture us, hurt and grieve us. Yet intimacy is not necessarily confined to those we know well: it is possible between strangers. and is not always conditional upon a personal relationship existing between the subjects involved. There are, indeed, intimate ways of behaving towards others which involve acts of violence, such as torture and rape.

Digital Romanticisms, 22-23 May 2010, U of Tokyo

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 7:48pm
Steve Clark, University of Tokyo

DIGITAL ROMANTICISMS

Conference at Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, May 22-23 2010

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 6:05pm
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Currently accepting submissions: Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

The President's Ghost: A Hauntology of Democracy. MLA 2011 (Los Angeles 1/6-9)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 4:25pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

Presidents of the United States and presidential candidates have a long history of "writing" autobiographies which skillfully enact and construct a piece of political theater. The public's complicity in desiring a "war hero" president enables such posturing. However, the political performance ultimately becomes restrictive and the public becomes confused when the president or candidate betrays expectations. The politician's desire to manipulate inauthentic portrayals is itself subject to contradiction.

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 3:11pm
Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

Harvard University
Committee on Ethnic Studies

Friday, April 9, 2010
Proposals due: March 8, 2010

Hosted by the Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University

Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities - Submission Deadline 28/02/10

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 1:26pm
eSharp

eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. Issue 15, Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities, will open explorations on social, economic, cultural and political facets of internationalization and globalization. We welcome articles which take up the implications of internationalization in the field of arts, humanities, social sciences and education. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.

[UPDATE] Paths of Progress(?)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:47pm
California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

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