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ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:13pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning. One way to rethink this relationship is to consider allegory as intrinsic to language itself (rather than as some meaning located outside of language) and how this view might challenge a hierarchical structure of reference. By bracketing this hierarchical relationship, we can consider the allegory of language itself. Allegory enables one to say two things at once, what one says in words and what one says other than in words. Allegory thus speaks a language that is also other to itself.

UPDATE: Adoption Poetry Collection

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jesse Goolsby
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This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words. The collection will not only serve as a stand alone example of beautiful and engaging work, but will also contribute as a companion piece to courses that deal with the intermingling of behavior, family, and society. Multiple perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.

New Deadline: 1 January 2010

[UPDATE] WORK – IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27 NOV]

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:37am
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Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Theoretical engagements are also of interest. While this call is not limited to interests of any period, we seek topics with relevance or insight into contemporary experiences and constructions of work.

Possible topics:
- Cultural (literature, film, TV, etc.) representations of work
- Artists whose own work is reflective on questions of labor
- Cultures of labor and the workplace
- Discourses of labor in media
- Theoretical engagements with labor and work (Virno, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, etc)

Disasters, Crises, and the Politics of Recreation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:27pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Certain conditions have defined the beginning of the 21st century: imperialist war for control of the Middle East and Afghanistan, super exploitation of labor and global resources like the food crisis of 2008, deep-rooted racism and sexism, and the conspicuous disparity between the voraciousness of corporate accumulation and the deprivation of basic necessities of entire populations, as the environmental catastrophe of Katrina and the recent capitalist crisis reveals.

"Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" (12/20/09 due) Crossroads in Cultural Studies (June 17-21, 2010)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 6:40pm
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Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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We are organizing a panel entitled "Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference (June 17-21, 2010) in Hong Kong. Please submit your paper proposal (500 words) by Dec 20th, 2009 to wochingling@hotmail.com

[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec. 31, 2009 so the sooner papers/panels are submitted and accepted, the better the registration rates. Also, there is a special outing on the Road Runner train to Santa Fe, seats are filling up. Below is the original CFP:
CALL FOR PANEL AND PAPER PROPOSALS

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
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Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at chass.utoronto.ca/complitstudents/transverse

Disability and the Enlightenment

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
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Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of acting on stage or walking the streets of London -- the history of the disabled body has played a conspicuously minor role in these investigations. One of the reasons for the absence of a vigorous discussion of disability in the eighteenth century may have to do with the belief that such a discussion might be anachronistic, eighteenth-century England having had no operative category of disability.

The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:55am
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4th Annual International ACSA Conference, The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

Imagination has more than often been conceived of as an art of forming mental images,particularly in relation to objects and phenomena not completely perceived in reality. But if imagination resorts to images then does not the notion of the visual imagination imply a sense of redundancy? If, on the other hand, the word "visual" refers us to the sphere of sensory perception then how can we utilize the sense of sight to arrive at a realistic representation of illusion? In what sense then are images visual and in what sense are they imaginary?

Susan Sontag. Due December 31, 2009

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:04am
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In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
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_In-between_ has room for two or three short articles (less than four thousand words) which deal with Susan Sontag's prose such as _On Photography_, _Against Interpretation_ or _Regarding the Pain of Others_. 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.

[UPDATE] CFP: Comparatively Speaking conference at Cornell University

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:04am
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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

* We are welcoming submissions from all colleagues in Comparative Literature, graduate students and faculty alike.

Shakespeare: _Hamlet_ Due December 31, 2009

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:03am
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In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
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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.

Susan Sontag. Due December 31, 2009

updated: 
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
contact email: 

_In-between_ has room for two or three short articles (less than four thousand words) which deal with Susan Sontag's prose such as _On Photography_, _Against Interpretation_ or _Regarding the Pain of Others_. 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.

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
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[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Literature (General)
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

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