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Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film: NEMLA April 7-11 2010

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 5:44pm
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Thomas Knauer
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NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film
Numerous films--from Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Manchurian Candidate and Spellbound--are preoccupied with acts of forgetting. More than just a plot element, forgetting serves as a narrative device that keeps afloat multiple narrative possibilities, forcing the viewer to engage manifold variables by denying the possibility of a singular narrative. This panel invites papers that investigate how the act of forgetting--rather than the attempt to remember--is used as a narrative device in film. Send abstracts to Thomas Knauer at thomas.knauer@sunyit.edu.

CFP Colporteurs' Conference 2009 "Spaces, Places, Landscapes", 23 September 2009. Abstracts deadline: 31 July 2009

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 8:39am
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Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.

The group Colporteurs is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies at Bologna University (via Zamboni, 32 – Bologna, Italy).
The chosen subject has been inspired by the theme (Declensions of Space) of this year PhD seminar in "Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures".

Anarchism and the Literary Imagination, Call for Chapters

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 4:20pm
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J. Shantz

ANARCHISM AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Chapters are sought for the collection Anarchism and the Literary Imagination. This volume examines historical and contemporary engagements of anarchism and literary production. Anarchists have used literary production to express opposition to values and relations characterizing advanced capitalist (and socialist) societies while also expressing key aspects of the alternative values and institutions proposed within anarchism. Among favoured themes are anarchist critiques of corporatization, prisons and patriarchal relations as well as explorations of developing anarchist perspectives on revolution, ecology and ecocriticism, polysexuality and mutual aid.

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 3:07pm
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Queen's University Department of English and Strathy Language Unit
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Proposals for papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary or historical) as well as other language-reference texts (glossaries, wordlists, grammars, etc.). This conference will be hosted by the Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, June 3-5, 2010.

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 3:06pm
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Davies Group Publishing
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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT PROPOSALS

CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES: NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION AND HISTORY
published by THE DAVIES GROUP

Series Description:

This series provides a forum for scholarship at the nexus of religion and history in which the contexts and consequences of change are examined.

Monographs in this series employ innovative methods in the study of religion. Past titles have explored pivotal historical moments, or proposed alternative readings of history.

While maintaining the standards required in scholarly research, works in this series should be accessible, engaging, and suitable for use in the undergraduate classroom.

Proposals should be no more than five pages in length, and must include:

40 Years of Philological Studies in Sibiu, 19-21 November 2009

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 1:23pm
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Faculty of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
School of Letters and Arts

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:
40 YEARS OF PHILOLOGICAL STUDIES IN SIBIU

19-21 November 2009

In today's globalised world, language, literary and cultural studies facilitate not merely a much-needed dialogue between different cultures but also a mediation between local and global culture. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu is proud to celebrate a forty-year-long tradition in fostering disciplines that respond to the cultural, political and social effects of globalisation. We invite papers in English, French and German investigating issues that are of interest to Higher Education professionals and researchers in the philological fields.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 4:45pm
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Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical 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 (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 2:32pm
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Rice University
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Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 11:33am
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Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Roundtable: Technical/ Professional Writing for Undergraduates, Apr. 7 - 11, 2010

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 3:24am
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Maria Plochocki, NorthEastern Modern Language Association
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With the increasing complexity of and necessity for writing instruction, both across the curriculum and within the disciplines, the familiar complaint of poor student writing skills and preparation continues to ring ever truer. The more writing is necessary, important, useful/ relevant, the poorer students seem to become at it. Nowhere does this seem more applicable than at technical institutions, such as those offering primarily engineering, scientific, and related curricula and degrees; a close second are various "professional" programs, most notably business.

D.H. Lawrence and Questions of Race and Empire, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 4:05pm
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University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

This panel aims to engage the ways in which D.H. Lawrence and his texts relate to issues of empire, colonialism, and, perhaps more largely, those of race and alterity. Topics for the panel might include—but would certainly not be limited to—the author's reaction to and depiction of Imperial Britain or his rendering of locations, persons, or cultural elements that are particularly foreign to his own cultural identity.

Call for Book Reviews

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:40am
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MP: an Online Feminist Journal
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MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.

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