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[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] "Comparatively Speaking: Conversations, Contexts, Convergences"

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 7:42pm
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Cornell University Comparative Literature

*Deadline Extended to January 15, 2010*

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:
"Comparatively Speaking: Conversations, Contexts, Convergences"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Roland Greene (Stanford University)
Plenary speaker: Professor Natalie Melas (Cornell University)
Ithaca, New York
March 12-13, 2010

Submissions are welcome from all colleagues, faculty and graduate students alike.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

updated: 
Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
New Directions in Critical Theory
contact email: 

In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community

"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")

[UPDATE] CFP: Comparatively Speaking conference at Cornell University DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 3:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Comparative Literature

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:
"Comparatively Speaking"
Keynote speaker: Professor Roland Greene (Stanford University)
Plenary speaker: Professor Natalie Melas (Cornell University)
Ithaca, New York
March 12-13, 2010
Is comparison a method, or is it always in need of a method? Has comparison of specific languages
and literatures become the big unthought of literary and cultural analysis– supposed but unquestioned? In light of recent scholarly debate on the demands and consequences of the global
scope of what comparison means, this conference seeks to discuss methodological questions that

CFP - Representing American Poverty (ALA in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010; deadline Jan 20, 2010)

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 6:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Leon Miller
contact email: 

I am soliciting paper proposals for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in San Francisco May 27-30, 2010. The panel seeks to examine narrative representations of American poverty in fiction, film, and/or drama in the twentieth century and beyond. Papers may approach individual works or be comparative (time periods, genres, and/or works). Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged, but all theoretical approaches are welcome.

Please submit 500-page abstracts along with a brief CV no later than January 20 to Gregory Leon Miller at gleonmiller@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: March 1st, 2010; Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Yanoula Athanassakis / Journal of Transnational American Studies

Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity

Extended Deadline: March 1st, 2010
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Guest-edited by Philip J. Deloria, Hsinya Huang, John Gamber, and Laura Furlan

[UPDATE]: Dept. of French Studies Graduate Student Conference - LSU - March 12-13, 2010

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 1:23pm
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LSU Department of French Studies Graduate Association

Significant Readings: 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference at
Louisiana State University
The 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of French
Studies at Louisiana State University, aims to explore the continued importance of
signs and symbols in French literature and linguistics. In what ways are signs and
symbols used in language to represent/distort or maintain/subvert the status quo?
How have certain symbols evolved throughout French literary history? How do
symbols reflect cultural ideals?
We welcome abstracts of 250‐300 words in French or English discussing any aspect of the conference
topic including, but not limited to, the following:
• Semiotics

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:02am
full name / name of organization: 
University Of Virginia

Call for Papers
(EXTENDED DEADLINE)
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia present

The 17th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference
An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts
February 26-28, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey High
(California State University, Long Beach)

ROBERT BROWNING AMONG THE VICTORIANS – AND AFTER

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 4:52am
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Victorian Poetry

CALL FOR PAPERS
ROBERT BROWNING AMONG THE VICTORIANS – AND AFTER
Browning Bicentenary issue of Victorian Poetry
Summer 2012

Robert Browning is a quintessentially Victorian poet, deeply rooted in the period's culture, and conscious of its politics and intellectual and religious debates. At the same time, he is a significant – though not always duly acknowledged – influence on later authors. He has also lent himself well to twentieth-century critical theory, having been claimed by approaches as wide-ranging as Deconstruction, New Historicism and feminism. How do we assess him 200 years after his birth, in an age when a variety of critical theories coexists with a strong interest in broader issues of Victorian culture?

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 JANUARY 2010 for Conference 31 March-3 April 2010

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:39pm
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Popular Culture Conference: Festivals and Faires Area
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The Festivals and Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association announces an extension of the deadline to apply for the 31 March-3 April 2010 Conference in St. Louis, MO to 4 January 2010.

The Festivals and Faires Area seeks papers from any area of study on festivity and culture. All topics are welcome, but of special interest this year are the following:

1. St. Louis festivals and faires;
2. Burning Man;
3. Renaissance festivals.

Please send 250-word abstract and contact information to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com.

[UPDATE] CFP— "The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love" EXTENDED DEADLINE- Dec. 31, 2009

updated: 
Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 10:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Extended Submission Deadline: December 31, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] ENGLISH AND GERMAN NATIONALIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC DISCOURSE (1871 - 1945)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 5:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

ENGLISH AND GERMAN NATIONALIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC DISCOURSE (1871 - 1945)

The Historical Discourse Working Group and the Leo Baeck Institute London with the support of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations would like to announce their first international conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London on 10-11 November 2010.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS CONFERENCE

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