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&Now Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts: October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
University at Buffalo
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The &Now Conference explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

PLEASE SUBMIT….

Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings,
performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and
multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that
address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged.

Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative
panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

Final CFP: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe" (update)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Angelaki
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(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

Final Call for Papers: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/0969725x.html

Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)

ANGELAKI hereby invites contributions on the topic of "Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

This special issue is scheduled for early 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rice University, Houston, TX
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Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

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.

CFP: Keeping The Faith: Successful Strategies to Help Underrepresented Faculty Achieve Tenure and Promotion (5/31/2009)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Dwayne Mack, Ph.D.
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As many of us who are members of academia know, the road to tenure and promotion is one that can be fraught with roadblocks, pitfalls and other often unexpected challenges. This is particularly true in the case of faculty of color, women, Gay and Lesbian and other underrepresented faculty.

Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies West
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A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA
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Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown

CFP: 21st Century European Literatures: Mapping New Trends, 15-17th September 2010

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:21am
full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 21st CENTURY EUROPEAN LITERATURES
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: 15-17th SEPTEMBER 2010

21st-Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends

CALL FOR PAPERS

Organising body: School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews

Convenor: Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Department of French

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

Metaphor in Public Discourse

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.

Chaucer and Related Topics - San Francisco, November 5-7

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brantley Bryant, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are welcome for the standing "Chaucer and Related Topics" panel for the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held at San Francisco State University on November 6th and 7th, 2009.

The deadline has been extended to April 10th. Please disregard any earlier deadlines mentioned on conference websites.

Papers an any aspect of Chaucer studies, fourteenth-century English literature, Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, or Chaucerian adaptations are very welcome.

Please submit your proposal using the online proposal form:
http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals

E-Utama: Journal of Malay Culture, Literature, Language and Education--Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at

http://mlcd.myplace.nie.edu.sg/instructions_eutama.html.

Ancient and Modern Relations - PAMLA, March 30, 2009 - San Francisco

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Warren
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I will be chairing a panel on Ancient-Modern Relations at November's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's conference in San Francisco. The conference tends to be wide-ranging, so work on anything related to the topic is welcome. Of particular interest are issues related to: Romanticism, the C19, and Modernism; "Orientalism" and/in the Ancient World; Postcolonial approaches to and definitions of the "Ancient"; and Critical Theory's debt to Ancient Philosophy.

But again, this is a broadly defined panel, and all proposals dealing with Ancient and Modern Relations are welcome.

The conference dates are November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

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