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

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
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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.

CFP: Games and Game Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Feb. 2010)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Computer Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
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CFP: Games and Game Culture
Computer Culture Area
31st Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
February 10-13, 2010

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of games or game culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] Poetics Colloquium: Emergent Trends in Poetics

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 2:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centenary College of New Jersey

Acclaimed poet Mark Doty, winner of the 2008 National Book Award, is the 2009-2010 Gates Ferry Lecturer at Centenary College of New Jersey. He will read on Monday, October 19 at 8 pm and will participate in our Poetics Colloquium on Tuesday, October 20.
We invite poets and scholars from the NJ- NY- PA tri-state area to propose a presentation on a topic related to contemporary poetry. Please send a one-page proposal and brief bio by September 15.
The following panel topics are underway and will consider another panelist:
Ekphrasis
Poetics of Place
Poetic Forms
Translation and/ of Poetics. This panel would especially welcome abstracts from Latin American, African, or Caribbean writers or scholars.

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

NeMLA 2010--Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
John Hyland & Minna Niemi / University at Buffalo

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

50th Anniversary Conference of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND), Grand Forks, ND, October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Linguistic Circle of
Manitoba and North Dakota, 1959-2009

SEE the LCMND Website for more information about this event & the Circle's venerable history at:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/linguistic_circle/

Where:
Campus of University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

When:
Conference dates are: October 15-17, 2009

Established & emerging scholars and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals in a wide range of humanities topics.

Call for Papers

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Women and the Gendering of Gossip, Talk and Communication Practices across Media – edited collection – Deadline November 15 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Burcon & Melissa Ames

This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.

Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCLA'S Center for the Study of Women

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
announces
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

Call for Book Reviews

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Photography
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art

Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Phil Heldrich, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association
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CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Phil Heldrich, CW Pedagogy Area Chair
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net
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

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

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Phil Heldrich, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 

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

Phil Heldrich, Literature (General) Area Chair
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net
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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