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New Histories of Eighteenth-Century Satire (5/31/09 -- 10/8-11/2009)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 1:28pm
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Christopher Vilmar / ECASECS
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Eighteenth-century satire was, as contemporary observers knew, thoroughly implicated in the circumstances of secular history. Yet many of these contemporaries defended satire by explaining its acrimonious intervention in current affairs as incidental to its articulation of sacred moral truths. Samuel Johnson's definition captures this felt tension: "A poem in which wickedness or folly is censured. Proper satire is distinguished, by the generality of the reflections, from a lampoon which is aimed against a particular person; but they are too frequently confounded." And even today explanations of satire still tend towards a kind of "generality" that explains away many historical details as incidental or secondary.

Division Street, U.S.A.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
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University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
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The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:42am
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NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
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"Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities"
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

From the early 1960's till the late 1980's, both artists and researchers have focused on the body as a major site of exploration and theorization in order to challenge issues of gender and sexuality.

"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 3:14am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Call for Papers
"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex' -- NEMLA Quebec Apr 7-11 2010

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 4:43pm
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Stephen J. Gallagher
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"Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new
translation, this would be a good time to discuss some of the possibilities -- and some of the dangers -- that the new translation will present. Some ideas, intended to spur possible topics but by no means to limit them:

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex'

updated: 
Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
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Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new
translation, this would be a good time to discuss some of the possibilities -- and some of the dangers -- that the new translation will present. Some ideas, intended to spur possible topics but by no means to limit them:

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:21pm
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English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
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Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Journal Issue on the Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities of Australia and New Zealand (30 Sep. 2009)

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 2:24am
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Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

The peer-reviewed quarterly Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will be published online from Wright State University's Lake Campus and will be published in limited print runs from the United States. The journal's editorial board is being finalized but already includes academics from a truly international range of colleges and universities.

[UPDATE] Journal Issue on Contemporary Indian and Chinese Fiction (30 Sep. 2009)

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 2:18am
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Journal of Contemporary Literature
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This is an amendment to the CFP posted about three months ago.

The December 2009 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature will be devoted not only to articles on contemporary Indian novelists, including novelists of the Indian diaspora, but also to articles on contemporary Chinese novelists, including novelists of the Chinese diaspora. The issue will be expanded to accommodate this expanded focus, which will make the issue contents more marketable as a collection of essays.

Articles should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, including notes. Documentation should follow MLA guidelines. Analyses of individual works, thematic surveys of multiple works, as well as comparative treatments are welcome.

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

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Friday, May 8, 2009 - 4:08pm
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T. S. Eliot Society
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Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

This year's seminar will be led by Marina MacKay of Washington University in St. Louis. Professor MacKay is the author of Modernism and World War II (Cambridge UP), editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II, and co-editor of British Fiction After Modernism (Palgrave). She has articles published or forthcoming in such prestigious journals as PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, ELH, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Journal of Modern Literature, as well as in several essay collections.

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18pm
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University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
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Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

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