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[UPDATE] Creative and Critical Writing (1/15/10)

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 9:45am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

*****

CALL FOR PAPERS

Creative and/or Critical work

for

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing"

published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, internationally

15 January 2010

*Submit work via Manuscript Central*:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mm-new

*New Writing will be available at this year's AWP conference*
[*Latest Issues. 6.2 now out. Call for work for 7.2]

[UPDATE] UPSTAGE: A New Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Dramatic Literature, Theatre, and Theatrical Culture (February 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 9:38am
Helena Gurfinkel/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull/ St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

The Future of the Archetype (3/15/10; MLA special session, Jan 11-15 2011)

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:27pm
L. Michelle Baker

The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance (1920) and James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1922). Both works collected and analyzed a series of legends from different cultures and emerged with a specific pattern of such a ubiquitous nature that it appeared to have the status of an archetype. Neither would be possible at the start of the twenty-first century.

Autism / Text (MLA 2011; abstract deadline 3/15/10)

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 11:29am
Julia Miele Rodas / BCC-CUNY & Chris Foss /U. Mary Washington

Submit 2-page abstracts for an MLA panel on "Autism / Text." Organizers seek work that challenges dominant cultural notions of what autism means and what role it plays in literature, broadly defined. Queries welcome.

4th International Conference "Iberian and Slavonic Cultures in Contact and Comparison: Res Publica(s)", 13 - 15 May 2010, Lisbon

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 6:56am
CompaRes

The 4th International Conference in the series:

Iberian and Slavonic Cultures in Contact and Comparison

under the title

"Res Publica(s)"

University of Lisbon
13 - 15 May, 2010

www.iberian-slavonic.org
compares.ibs5@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The organisers invite you to the 4th International Conference

IBERIAN AND SLAVONIC CULTURES IN CONTACT AND COMPARISON:
"Res Publica(s)"

Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue - Icons and Iconoclasm, Sep. 17 & 18, 2010

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 8:07pm
University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars' Foundation

The Jefferson Scholars' Foundation and the Jefferson Graduate Fellows at the University of Virginia present the second biannual Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Sept. 17 and 18, 2010. The Forum is an interdisciplinary conference for students, faculty, and community members from around the globe. The theme for 2010 is "Icons and Iconoclasm," and we are pleased to have W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry, giving the keynote address.

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

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 7:42pm
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

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
New Directions in Critical Theory

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

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 3:45pm
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)

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 6:15pm
Gregory Leon Miller

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

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 1:23pm
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

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