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[UPDATE] CFP Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:58pm
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 4:37pm
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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.

Guidelines for Submission:

UPDATEHanif Kureishi and His Work

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 3:38pm
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17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE Hanif Kureishi and His Work
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17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
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African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College
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Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

"Hogar, Dulce Hogar": An Exploration...of "Home" 9/21 Toronto 6-9 October 2010

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 9:26am
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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Topic: "Hogar, Dulce Hogar": An Exploration into the Latin American/Latino Conceptualization and Experience of "Home"

Abstracts are invited for a proposed WORKSHOP on the topic of "Home" to take place at the XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) on October 6-9, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The theme of the conference is "Crisis, Response, and Recovery" (see http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/index.asp).

'Truthiness' Across Cutures, Vol. 1 No. 1, Autumn 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:58am
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Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
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Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Autumn 2009 issue

Authors are asked to consider and/or critically discuss any novel definitions of or new perspectives on 'truthiness' in light of cultures. Authors may also choose to re-negotiate the concept of 'culture' in light of what passes as truth.

We are seeking work rigorous in its scholarship yet accessible in its style to audiences somewhat wider than highly trained specialists in the social sciences, particularly in areas such as applied-linguistics, communication, media studies, semiotics, rhetoric, or literature.

Papers accepted for publication in the online journal will receive subsequent reviews for the publication of future collected and bound volumes.

Feb 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:15pm
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North Georgia College and State University
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North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2010:
What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

CfP: Call for Chapter Abstracts for the Book "The Internet & Surveillance"

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 5:51pm
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Christian Fuchs

CfP: Call for Chapter Abstracts for the Book "The Internet & Surveillance"

PDF version of CfP: http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/CfP_Internet_Surveillance...

Editors: Christian Fuchs, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund, Marisol Sandoval

Supported by COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (http://www.cost.esf.org, COST Action Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS, IS0807), Working Group 2: Surveillance Technologies in Practice

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

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:48am
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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
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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):

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