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Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
contact email: 

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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
contact email: 

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
contact email: 

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

CFP Philosophy and Kafka August 2-6, 2010

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
INternational Society for the Study of European Ideas
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a Workshop on "Philosophy and Kafka" to be held at the 12th international conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) at Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey on August 2-6, 2010. The theme of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction."

It is sometimes said that Franz Kafka's novels and stories defy philosophic extrapolation. Conversely, it has also been suggested that precisely the tendency of Kafka's writings to elude discursive solution is itself a philosophical tendency, one that is somehow contributing to a wiser relationship of human beings with language.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline!! - Sigma Tau Delta's Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric, and Composition

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter announce an extended submission deadline for The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference
on Literature, Composition and Rhetoric

[UPDATE] Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (9/30/09; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for Neil Gaiman and Philosophy has been extended to September 30, 2009.

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

CFP: Conference Panel on Biblical Narrative – 10/1 abstracts, 4/8-11 conf

updated: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michele Wilbert
contact email: 

As part of a proposed panel for the upcoming International Conference on Narrative, we are seeking papers on the general theme of Biblical narrative. Scholars are not limited to a specific period or genre, and may choose to compare/contrast Biblical material with other literary narratives. A grounding in narrative theory will help since this is primarily a conference for specialists, but it is not necessary for theory to be your primary area of study. We welcome scholars from all fields, and anticipate particular interest from those in English, cultural studies, and comparative/religious studies.

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