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"Modernism and Ordinary Language Philosophy" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Lamb (Columbia University)
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J. L. Austin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Stanley Cavell have each influenced not only philosophy of language but also the practice of literary criticism. This panel invites papers addressing any aspect of the relation between these thinkers and modernism in the arts, from the mutual indebtedness of their philosophical writings and modernist aesthetics to the application of ordinary language philosophy procedures to the study of modernist writers. Please send 300-word abstracts and brief (2-3 sentence) bios to Kevin Lamb (KML2104@columbia.edu) by May 1, 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:43am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 7:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
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ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

The conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas. ACE will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.

It is hoped that academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

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[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 6:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Jones
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The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at

http://enviroencyclopedia.blogspot.com/

CPF: Apocalyptic Belief and the Internet (Abstracts May 1)

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Glenn Howard
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DEADLINE May 1, 2009

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
(Please distribute widely, and my apologies for any cross-posting.)

Network Apocalypse: Visions of the End in an Age of Internet Media

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
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Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

"Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body" MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 3:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
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This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the "savage" West. For instance, In Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man, the Native American Xebeche is captured and shipped east by railroad caged as an animal in a sort of counter-migration, even as European settlers travel west into the territories from which his relatives are being displaced. Of particular interest are papers that explore the relationship between suffering, objectified, or commodified bodies and American landscape.

Actants, Actors, Agents - A Comparison Between Languages and Theories of Action

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:45pm
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University of Turin
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Lexia (New Series) is a semiannual journal edited by the semioticians of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy, and published by Aracne, Rome.

The second issue of 2009 will be devoted to the theme "Actants, actors, agents: a comparison between languages and theories of action". Part of the volume will contain the proceedings of the roundtable about this topic organized in Turin on December 3, 2008 (with contributions by Marina Sbisà, Ugo Volli, Guido Ferraro, Maurizio Ferraris, etc.). The second part of the volume will contain essays and articles sent to the editor, and selected through a double blind peer review process.

Semiotics of Revelation

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:41pm
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International Association for Semiotic Studies
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The roundtable will focus on the semiotic implications of the idea of revelation. What are the characteristics of meaning that is produced, communicated, and received as "revealed"? Are there anthropological, or even bio-logical constants in such characteristics, or do they rather vary according to socio-cultural contexts and historical époques? What terms express the idea of revelation in the different natural languages, and with which semantic connotations? What values are attributed to the idea of a revelation of meaning, and what, on the contrary, to a meaning that is non-revealed? What relations of rupture, or tension, obtain between these different valorizations? Through what narratives is the idea of a revealed meaning elaborated?

New Voices 2009: The Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse (October 22-24, 2009) [GRADUATE]

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 9:26am
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New Voices Conference: Georgia State University Graduate English Assoc.

The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 9:56pm
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South Central Modern Language Association

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Textual Studies
Bibliography
History of the Book
Authorship
Rare Books
Pedagogy
Paratextuality
Media Studies
E-texts

And any other permutation thereof.

Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.

Speaking of Grief: Death and Language in Modernism (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 4:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore (Queen's University, Canada)
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If the Holocaust motivated aesthetic theorists and writers to rethink the premise of the literary mode altogether, stated in one form by Theodore Adorno in his 1951 claim that to write "poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," early-twentieth-century writers tended to respond to the most violent and rife deaths of their time by zeroing in on words themselves. We may find the most prominent meeting of fatality and diction in the modernist period in attacks on languages of militarism and commemoration launched from a host of quarters, in particular by ex-servicemen following the Great War.

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:10pm
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Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY
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Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."

The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:

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