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English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 7:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
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Proposals for papers, panels, and research seminars 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.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)
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This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

Third Annual Feminist Pedagogy Conference

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
FSG/WSCP CUNY Graduate Center

Call for Papers: Feminist Pedagogy Conference November 6, 2009

The Third Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled The Praxis of Feminist Pedagogy
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Fine

The Conference will take place on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)
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CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)
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CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

Book Project-Graphic Novels and Libraries

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert G. Weiner Texas Tech University Library
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Call for Papers--Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues.

Graphic Novel publishing has exploded in the last decade. While, during the mid-1990s, it might have been possible for even a modestly budgeted library to acquire much of the published Graphic Novel output, now it is almost impossible even for libraries with big budgets to afford EVERYTHING published in this format. What was once considered a "cult" of devoted Graphic Novel readers and fans is now a part of the mainstream of readers. Graphic Novels is the one area of publishing that continues to grow year by year.

"Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500)" by 6/01/09

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 1:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci are seeking proposals for a new collection of essays entitled Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500). This volume will explore the ways in which private or public acts of consumption during the medieval period define relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit. Proposals concerning the use/consumption of material goods (culture) and how such consumptions relate to gender and power will be of particular interest. We would like the essays in this volume to cover but not necessarily be limited to the following:

Political Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 05/10/09)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am
full name / name of organization: 
InterCulture

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining to the theme "Political Ecologies" (volume 6, issue 2) due on Monday, May 10, 2009.

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
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"

ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Time (Submission due April 12th)

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 4:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Olga Ast / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; The Tank; New York City Future Salon
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ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Time

The ArcheTime conference and art exhibition aims to foster critical discourse between scientific, academic and artistic thought on Time. We endeavor to examine and compare the various models of Time that have been suggested across disciplinary boundaries. We invite participants from these divergent disciplines to come together and share their visions of Time in the spirit of multi-disciplinary collaboration and the search for new perspectives.

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emory Comparative Literature
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Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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