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[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:58pm
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:38pm
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

The Literary Organ, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:16pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

"I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale. I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore. My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion. The question is, what and where is the skin of the whale?"

--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

"The Drawn Map" Graduate Student Conference--Jan 15th Extended Deadline

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:12am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010

Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):

Professor Martin Bruckner
University of Delaware
"Cartography in Motion: Ambulatory Maps and Visual Perception in Eighteenth-Century America"

Faculty Speaker:

Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
Northeastern University

& Professionalization Roundtable:
"Mapping the Archive"

Special Forum - Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 8:40am
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Special Forum on Asian American Studies
Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora
and Representation

Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey); Elisabetta Marino (University of Rome, Italy); Daniel Y. Kim (Brown University, USA); Te-hsing Shan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Deadline for complete submissions: September 1, 2010

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

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 6:22am
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: 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

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

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 6:16am
University of Liège/CIPA, Belgium

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
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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
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
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
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.

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