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[UPDATE] Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology CFPs deadline January 8, 2010

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Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:23pm
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric @ University of Alaska Anchorage

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, history, and other related fields. This year's conference explores hybridity constructed within overlapping intersections of history, identity and technology. We draw its meaning from Homi Bhabha's discussion of the forms, entities, or

Studies in Fiction and Non-Fiction of Marilynne Robinson

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Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 8:24am
Scott LaMascus

Marilynne Robinson

Author of
Housekeeping (1980) – winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award;
Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution (1989);
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998);
Gilead (2004) – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; and
Home (2008) – winner of the Orange Prize.

We are seeking scholarly essays of 15,000 words by August 1, 2010 on any aspect or approach to a work by Marilynne Robinson. We encourage submissions on the following suggested topics for an essay collection to be released in 2011:

Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:41am
Brooklyn College English Department

Call for Proposals:
"Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism"
Third Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 10, 2009, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

If one were asked to provide a single explanation for the growth of English studies in the later nineteenth century, one could do worse than reply, 'the failure of religion.' -- Terry Eagleton

Literature would begin wherever one no longer knows who writes and who signs the narrative of the call - and of the "Here I Am"- between the absolute Father and Son. -- Derrida

UPDATE: Shakespeare: _Hamlet_ Due March 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:23am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

_In-between_ invites full length articles on _Hamlet_ (four to eight thousand words) which focus on current critical preoccupations with the play in the academy as well as outside of it. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.

Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.

Call for Papers: Theatre Arts Journal - Studies in Scenography and Performance (Deadline March 31, 2010)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 3:34pm
Tel-Aviv University

We are proud to announce the inaugural issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE (TAJ), a peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal dedicated to investigation of current issues in scenography in performing arts. Please visit our website, http://www.taj.tau.ac.il . We welcome your submissions to our journal.

CALL FOR PAPERS for the Spring 2010 Issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE

Theatrical Ghosting - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 12:14pm
Johanna Frank

Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and other live performance notions of "ghosting." In contrast to ghost as a character, this book explores ghosting as a device that evolves out of specific genres, performance practices, production technologies, contexts, representations of embodiment, presence, absence, etc. Essays that consider "ghosting" in terms of echo, residue, fragment, temporality, or haunting, are also welcome. In addition to an abstract of 100 words or less, please include a brief bio.

Deadline: February 12, 2010

Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 9:12am
The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in cooperation with The Committee on Literature Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology

Conference Call for Papers

22-25 September 2OlO
Ustron, Poland

***
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
(T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, ll.27-3O)
***

Jamesian Afterlives: Henry James sessions at American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 3:14pm
David McWhirter/Henry James Society

The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. For information on the conference, go to www.americanliterature.org. The Call for Papers for the sessions is as follows:

Jamesian Afterlives I: Henry James as a Site of Cultural Production.

The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies[UPDATE extended submission deadline]

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 2:50pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

North Carolina State University English Graduate Student Symposium [March 5-6, 2010]

Extended Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2010.

The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies

Relevant submissions to the symposium will be considered for publication in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy and author Melissa Marr.

Dr. McKoy is the Director of Africana Studies at North Carolina State University and editor of the journal Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. She is also the author of the book When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures.

COMPOSING OURSELVES: A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 1:34pm
University of Cincinnati, Department of English, English Graduate Organization

Composing Ourselves:
A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric
Friday, April 16th, 2010
English Graduate Organization
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Cincinnati

Many of us have experienced the sense of being put together by the process of putting together.
We have composed, and in a sense we are composed.
–Robert Heilman

[UPDATE] Final Call--Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 12:05pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

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