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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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Interdisciplinary Arts Conference on HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 5:52pm
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Religion & Culture Society
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Interdisciplinary Arts Conference 2010

HOPE

Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite submissions on the topic of interest from all Faculty of Arts students, at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Some related topics may be, but are not limited to:

Human Rights; Global Issues; Philosophy; Religion and Culture; The Environment; Politics; Psychology; Economics; Multiculturalsim; Visual Culture and Media; Academia

To be held on March 27th, 2010 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation (February 27-28, 2010)--Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2009

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 3:52pm
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Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference
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Deadline: December 15th, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

Graduate students in Islamic Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are now accepting papers for the following conference:

No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation

February 27-28, 2010

Duke University

Keynote Speaker - Kecia Ali, Boston University

"And when a limit is established, norms and interdictions are not far behind"

—Jacques Derrida

Turning Points and Transformations (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 2:59pm
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Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the effects of transformative moments and experiences—textual, cultural and academic. Topics might include but are not limited to: effects of historical and political crises on literature and culture; revolutions; linguistic transformations; bodily transformations; religious conversions; personal turningpoints in autobiographies, literary characters, academic careers, etc.; genre transformations; texts into film; dissertation into book; academic turning points.

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[UPDATE] LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue "Writers and the Business of Writing" DEADLINE 11/16/09

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:32pm
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LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
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LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes critical essays which interpret texts from an engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which provide original, close readings of texts. Because LIT addresses a general literate audience, we encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical jargon. We do not restrict the journal's scope to specific periods, genres, or critical paradigms. Submissions must use MLA citation style. Please send essays in triplicate (if outside the US or Canada, one copy will do), along with a 100 word abstract, to Regina Barreca, Editor, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, University of Connecticut, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4025, Storrs, CT 06269-4025, USA.

Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language Literature and Culture - March 6, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:29pm
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University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies
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Debates around how "the human" is defined, interrogated and regulated often delineate boundaries that separate the human and its others (e.g. the animal, the divine, the monstrous). Far from being abstract exercises in taxonomy, assessments of these boundaries impose ways of knowing, reading and seeing. Political, ideological, scientific, religious and economic regimes participate in framing the human. Determining who or what counts as human under these regimes has profound consequences. For example, one can be biologically but not politically human (e.g. undocumented workers). One's political "human-ness" can be stripped away or called into question after certain violations of the law (e.g. enemy combatants).

Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds, February 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:18pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds

Considering Deneuve, February 10-13, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:15pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Considering Deneuve

This panel seeks essays that examine the work, films, star persona, and/or the fan cultures of Catherine Deneuve.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

[UPDATE] Polluted Places/Impure Spaces

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 11:21am
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ACLA Conference: Proposal deadline Nov. 13/ Conference April 1-4 2010
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Participants in this seminar will examine the voices that emerge from polluted or impure sites. This "pollution" could take many forms, and comprise an array of relations. Any polluted locations — in as many forms as we can discern or devise — are fair game for our study: prohibited or tabooed Superfund sites, reconstituted dumps, artificial nature, tainted texts and ritually impure space.

These are the places that invite "cleansing" in the name of "purity" — like the swamps around New Orleans from which the maroon Bras Coupé strikes in G.W. Cable's The Grandissimes.

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