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Modernism and Scientific Knowledge (MSA 2009)

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:48pm
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Modernist Studies Association 2009
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Modernist Studies Association 2009 (Nov 5-9, Montreal): CFP, Modernism and Scientific Knowledge Panel

The first half of the twentieth century produced both scientific and cultural revolutions; what it also produced, as CP Snow pointed out in The Two Cultures, was the perception of an even greater divide between scientific and "non-scientific" knowledge.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 10:17am
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Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
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Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption? How have literature and film portrayed the impact of secrecy and disclosure on adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents? What is the impact of recent revelations of secret histories in memoir, books such as _The Girls Who Went Away_, documentaries such as _First Person Plural_ (the creators of both will be keynote speakers)? How and why did adoption secrecy, and the practices it hides, develop differently in different cultures, countries, and even different states? Where are alternatives to secrecy practiced and how do they work?

After Writing Back. Present and future perspecives in Postcolonial Studies (13-15 October 2009 -University of Bergamo Italy)

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 6:03am
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Flaminia Nicora/ Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures -PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet "Literary and Cultural Studies")
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International conference

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies.

University of Bergamo, Italy 13-15 October 2009

Call for Papers

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:38am
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Rupkatha
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"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, Critical theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and environment, Visual arts, Photography, Digital arts, Philosophy and Art, History of Art. Articles should focus on interdisciplinary connections of a specific topic.
Contact info:
Journal address: www.rupkatha.com
Contact: info@rupkatha.com
Last date of Submission: July, 2009.

CFP: "Spenser's Duplicity: Copies, Facsimiles, and Simulacra in the Work of Edmund Spenser" GEMCS 10/22-25/09; 5/17/09

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 12:48pm
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Kris McAbee / UCSB; Jessica C. Murphy / UT-Dallas
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Archimago's creation of Una's double at the end of the first canto of The Faerie Queene exposes a critical tension at work throughout his poetry: namely, the formation of facsimiles. How is it that Una, the very embodiment of unity, can have a double, not to mention an evil counterpart like Fidessa—who is herself redoubled in her own alter-ego, Duessa?

This panel aims to tackle the confusions and consequences of the virtual glut of copies, replications, and doubles at work in the poetry of Edmund Spenser. Possible topics include:
• Characters and Counterparts
• Mirrors and Reflection
• Copies and Reprints
• Simulacra

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 8:06am
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Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
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For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media. They have studied its sexual politics and aesthetic structures, its audiences, its authors, and the industry that produces and distributes it world-wide. For the most part, however, they have done so in isolation, divided by boundaries of nation, genre, and academic discipline.

[UPDATE] 14 NOV 2009 CFP Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 7:57am
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Kate Holeywell
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CALL FOR PAPERS REOPENED

2009 Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

Saturday 14th November 2009 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

In recent years trends in biography have shifted from the desire to present a definitive life to a more self reflexive approach. Metabiographies such as Lucasta Miller's The Bronte Myth, Sarah Churchwell's The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder provide alternative renderings of both the biographical subject and his or her entry into collective cultural consciousness.

This one day postgraduate conference intends to respond to these recent innovations in life writing by offering the opportunity to explore such questions as:

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 1:54pm
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Southerners in Contemporary Film
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This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film. We are especially interested in essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We welcome submissions considering independent or popular films. By June 1, 2009, please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliations, and contact information via email to Dr.

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011) Submission deadline: 10-01-10

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 1:06pm
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Transformative Works and Cultures

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/
editor AT transformativeworks.org

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

Sarah Gatson (Gatson AT tamu.edu), Sociology, Texas A&M University,
http://sociweb.tamu.edu/faculty.php?faculty_id=12

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 9:47am
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Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
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Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)
Joep Leerssen (Amsterdam University)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:14pm
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LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of regional/global intersections more generally.

The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: "Experiments" – Deadline – July 6, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 7:08pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world. There are no geographic boundaries or genre boundaries in the first, summer issue – only the restraints of a website template.

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