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Building the Polis: English teaching, ethical criticism and the new rhetoric 12-14 July 2010, University of Sydney, Australia

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 1:04am
Arts, English and Literacy Education Network (AELE, Faculty of Arts) and School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM, Faculty of Education), University of Sydney

This conference is open to teachers and academics from both secondary and university sectors to discuss what ethical criticism and the new rhetoric might offer the profession as a way of developing a robust and ethical polis, where students are oriented toward one another and oriented toward the wider world.

Green Literature: Ecocriticism

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:53pm
Bhavya Tiwari and Cynthia Francica ACLA 2010

Many cultures, literatures, and philosophies have systematically stressed the intimate relation between the human and the animate or inanimate "other." The present threat to our planet and the species inhabiting it demands that we (re)consider, (re)construct and (re)assess the structural connections and biological ties that exist between human beings, their natural surroundings and art forms or genres. What are the links between literature and ecology? Is ecocriticism a new "ism," or has it always existed? What structural elements, themes, and associations allow for the conception of notably "green" artistic forms (however "greenness" is defined)? Can we read literature of the past through "green" lenses?

Literary London 2010, 7-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:38pm
Literary London

Literary London 2010

Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, London, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London

7-9th July 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Susan Alice Fischer (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York)

Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Proposals by 31st March 2010

Re-defining art: Artistic genres in literary works.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:43pm
The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

This seminar seeks to identify how and why contemporary literature uses visual works of art (murals, montages, sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) as a means of interpretation. How does the translation of a visual piece into textual form affect both the verbal and the visual expressions? With a particular interest in inter-arts encounters that are cross-cultural in nature, we ask: How does the textualisation of art affect its reception? Does using art in crosscultural works add to or diminish its value as a cultural representation? Does textualization permit the representation of more than one culture? Does reinterpretation involve the loss of an essence, or a change? What is the role of the reader?

From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:14pm
Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3 (Michel de Montaigne University, Bordeaux, France)

"From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors"
CLIMAS (Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3), June 10-12, 2010
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Columbia Graduate Journal

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:51pm
Epitextes

The Columbia French Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its journal of graduate work, Épitextes, on the subject of:

"Circulation": Networks, Knowledge and the Literary

[UPDATE] National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:42pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Syl-la-ble: Performing Syntactic Vulnerability

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 1:25pm
Catalina Florina Florescu

This panel addresses the roles that syntax and performance play in telling the stories of people who live, or live within, bodily transformations. An accident, an operation, a condition, even a diagnosis can alter the definition of the self. What results is a literary genre, the memoirs of people with bodies in pain. Is the vulnerability of language to nonsense (as in the loss of a syllable from a familiar word) analogous to the experience of such a self? How does the loss of an organ, of a function, of a potential, or the compensatory gain of a prosthesis produce writing? How can the ontological condition of "becoming a patient" be seen as an artistic genre or condition?

"Longing in the Age of New Media" 2/19/10

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:52am
USC Comparative Literature Symposium/USC Department of Comparative Literature

We invite you to submit paper proposals to the 2010 Comparative Literature Symposium at USC. We welcome submissions from all disciplines relevant to the conference theme:

"Longing in the Age of New Media"
Symposium Date: Feb. 19th, 2010

Please submit an abstract by November 8th 2009 to Coltsymposium@gmail.com

Ravenna, an online journal dedicated to the relationship between the British decadent movement and Italy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:07am
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

I am pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of D.C. Rose.

http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

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