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Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? April 8-10, 2010

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:15pm
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Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

international conference on caribbean studies UPDATE

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 3:08pm
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University of Texas Pan American
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2nd. International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

"The Many Caribbean's and the Bicentennial of the Continental
Spanish American Independence Movements

University of Cartagena, Cloister of St. Augustine
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
March 15-19, 2010

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (1/31/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 2:41pm
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Cinema and Landscape

Call for Papers

International Conference


University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Nov. 13, 2010 18th Annual English and American Literature: Everyday Life and Literature

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:52am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republicof China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way. Everyday life often manifests itself as the textual Other outside the major narrative thrust, and, therefore, receives scant critical attention in literary studies. In fact everyday life can be seen as an arena of two-way negotiation: it is where power reproduces itself in daily practice, but it is also where both personal and collective creativity intervenes in the reproduction of power. Moreover, everyday life often emerges, becomes visible, or acquires meaning through its engagement with other social categories—gender, race, class, ethnicity, nature, and so on, whose different relations with dominant regimes of power call for different strategies of everyday life practices.

Go Green: Die Germanistik und grünes Gedankengut, The 1st Montreal German Studies Graduate Student Conference 23-25 April 2010

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 9:14pm
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McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 4th graduate conference at McGill and the 1st in collaboration with Université de Montréal, this year's theme sees its justification in the steady rise of awareness toward environmental issues, a concern not solely limited to the political or scientific worlds, but also prevalent within the humanities. This awareness is corroborated, but at times also corrupted by the abundance of news coverage in the mainstream media that have increasingly presented climate change with an apocalyptic outlook.

SC4:The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (fourth biennial)

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 2:17pm
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Rhonda V. Wilcox / Gordon College; Whedon Studies Association; Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association

SC4: The Fourth Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses
June 3-6, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies ( and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fourth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC4), sponsored by Flagler College. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, June 3-6, 2010. Drs. Tamara and James Wilson of Flagler's Department of English will be local arrangements chairs.

Worlded Comparatist:The Intellectual in Exile as Foundation for a New Comparative Literature

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 4:29pm
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Evren Akaltun/ Suny Stony Brook for ACLA
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The changing landscape of our discipline can be understood through the work of Emily Apter and Amir Mufti on Auerbach, Spitzer, Said and the figure of the intellectual in exile. The cases of these intellectuals lead one to reconsider what it means to be a comparatist in our cosmopolitan age.

[UPDATE] Call for Exemplary Undergraduate Humanities Essays

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:34pm
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Valley Humanities Review
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The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

ACLA: Breaking Languages, Broken Subjects (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/21)

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 1:48pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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The "breakage" of language, and the breakdown of communication that may ensue from this breakage, marks the borderlines between personal, social and cultural difference, but the defamiliarization and fragmentation of the self that this breakage may effect can also produce new visions of the self/other relationship and new communicative possibilities. The poet John Hollander begins a poem with the line, "nothing makes something happen." Language's failures and silences have been used as a starting place for epistemological possibility and recovery in literature from pre- to post-modernity, and are a main emphasis of writers as diverse as George Herbert, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Dionne Brand, and Judith Butler.

T. S. Eliot Society at American Literature Association Conference, May 27-30 2010

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 11:53am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The T. S. Eliot Society will
sponsor two sessions at the 2010 Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association, May 27–30, at the Hyatt Regency in San
Francisco. Please send proposals or abstracts(up to 250 words), along
with a curriculum vitae, electronically to Professor Lee Oser
( Submissions must be received no later than
January 15, 2010.

still taking essay considerations James Bond book

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:36am
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Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy
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Call for Essays Consideration-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
We are still taking considerations for essays for our forthcoming volume
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking a few specific articles to supplement a book in progress about James Bond and Popular Culture. The following topics will be given first consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming book.
James Bond and Linguistics: How have the James Bond movies and novels affected our speech and semeiotic communication?
Gender in the James Bond Comics