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"TURNING POINTS": SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION. 4TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE. STANFORD COMP LIT. APRIL 30-MAY 1, 2010

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:37pm
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY, DEPT. OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

"TURNING POINTS":
SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30 - Saturday May 1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University

Call for Papers

"Me from Myself, to vanish
had I art,
Impregnable my fortress,
of all heart
And since myself attacked me,
how have I peace,
except by subjugation consciousness,
And since we are mutual monarch,
how this be,
except by abdication,
me to me"

-Emily Dickinson

Solitude and Sociability in the Eighteenth Century, Salt Lake City (2/25-2/27/10) (Update)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 4:04pm
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SCSECS
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The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS annual conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 25-27 has been extended to Dec. 1. Proposals can be sent directly to brett_mcinelly@byu.edu or to panel organizers. See http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2010/cfp.html for a full list of panels. The conference theme is "Solitude and Sociability." Felicity Nussbaum of UCLA and Kevin Cope of LSU will be the plenary speakers.

CFP Fractured Images / Broken Words - 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:28pm
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Lancaster University

FRACTURED IMAGES / BROKEN WORDS

Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
12th June 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Terry Eagleton, of Lancaster University and Andy Diggle, comic-book writer and former editor of 2000 AD.
Featuring art installations by Christine Dawson.

[UPDATE] -- ACLA Panel: Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:29am
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Tanya Rawal-Jindia, University of California, Riverside; Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside

Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms
American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting
April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:23am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal. While focusing on how this transnationality gives voice to diaspora and creole communities, we will examine how transnational spaces, bodies, and motion are constructed from forms of mimicry and parody already extant within the construction of the nation-state. Is what Judith Butler calls "an insurrection at the level of ontology" required to make room for such potentially monstrous or alien proliferations? This seminar welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences www.ijens.org

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 2:32am
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IJENS
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The International Journals of Engineering n Sciences (IJENS) aims to be an effective forum for interchange of high quality theoretical and applied research in all Engineering and Sciences disciplines from basic research to application development.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences are scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that provide rapid publications and a forum to the academics, scholars and advanced level students for exchanging significant information and productive ideas associated with all Engineering and Sciences disciplines.
International Journal of Engineering & Technology Call for Papers

International Journal of Video & Image Processing and Network Security Call for Papers

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:52pm
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Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls "family resemblances" rather than by particular qualities that all works in a given genre necessarily share. While ambiguities at the periphery of genres produce hybrid forms like the prose poem or collage, even works at the center of a genre are shaped by disputes at its edges. For example, one could argue that the growing popularity of the novel as a chief means of narrative expression at the end of the eighteenth century urged poets to re-conceive the fundamental features of their art, thereby shaping the conventions of Romantic poetry.

German Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 3:36pm
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Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference / U. of Kentucky (Lexington)
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DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 15, 2009.

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
April 15-17, 2010

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of German literature and culture of the eighteenth century, including comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Please submit via conference web site. See all CFP's and submission guidelines at http://web.as.uky.edu/kflc/CFP.htm

[UPDATE] Contemporary British Fiction: Narrating Violence, Trauma and Loss (International Conference, 17-18 September 2010)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 9:44am
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Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany in association with the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies
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Contemporary British fiction is preoccupied with scenarios of violence, trauma and loss: destruction, guilt, traumatic experiences and apocalyptic anxieties are prevalent thematic and aesthetic concerns that seem to be related to incisive and far-reaching political events. With the postmodern fascination with fragmentation and the dissolution of meaning on the wane, the preoccupation with physical and psychological collapse has prompted some critics to postulate the 'traumatological' (Philip Tew) nature of contemporary writing and to detect a post-millennial aesthetic of responsibility and conscience. These trends and tendencies have been identified, but have not yet received due (and differentiated) critical attention.

AlterNative seeks papers in indigenous languages

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 11:15pm
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AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

The world is currently facing a crisis in the revitalisation of indigenous languages. On average, every fortnight an indigenous language becomes extinct as sole surviving speakers pass away or indigenous languages are overwhelmed by those of a dominant culture. In line with this ethos, AlterNative aims to publish one article in its original language per issue.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal which aims to present indigenous views from native indigenous perspectives. We are dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of indigenous knowledge that belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples, as well as first nations, from around the world.

CFP: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism (ACLA 2010)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 6:39pm
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ACLA 2010
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American Comparative Literature Association, 2010 Annual Meeting

April 1-4, 2010 (New Orleans)

Title: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism

Seminar Leaders:

Julia Ng (Northwestern University), Markus Hardtmann (Northwestern University), Tülay Atak (Rhode Island School of Design)

Contact: Julia Ng (j-ng@northwestern.edu)

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