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

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association

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

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 11:53am
T. S. Eliot Society

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
(leeoser@holycross.edu). Submissions must be received no later than
January 15, 2010.

still taking essay considerations James Bond book

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:36am
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

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

UPDATE: ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/23)

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:26am
American Comparative Literature Association

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.

CFP: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory (deadline: Nov. 23)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:42pm
ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Seminar title: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory

The term "postnational" is deployed here to reflect the indeterminate time that sur-vives the nation in which various forms of singularities occur, arrive, and/or are anticipated both within and across national spaces, institutions, and arts. This panel explores the potential of the postnational as a means of critically questioning the currently fashionable terms of transnationalism.

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:22pm
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

Extended deadline for submission of paper proposals: Monday, Nov. 23

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Seminar Description:

CFP Problems of Literary Genres

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am
Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts

Journal THE PROBLEMS OF LITERARY GENRES (Zagadnienia Rodzajow Literackich)

Volume 53 (2010), 105-106

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: International Association for Philosophy and Literature

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:14am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers and Proposed Sessions
34th Annual Conference
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
to be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
24-30 May 2010
Topic: CULTURES OF DIFFERENCES: national / indigenous / historical

For submissions and more information, please visit http://www.iapl.info/
Deadline for Submissions: 30 November 2009.

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