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Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:10am
Interdisciplinary Science Review

Call for papers
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org)
"Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century"
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This is to invite proposals for contributions to a themed issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews on the topic of "Poetries and Sciences in the 21st Century", to be published as volume 39, number 1, March 2014.

Trespassing Journal Issue 2 Call for Papers

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:04am
Trespassing Journal

The next issue of the Trespassing Journal focuses on the concept of genre and the ways its definition and conceptualization as a method of classifying literary and artistic works have presented stimulating difficulties. If genre is broadly defined as a set of conventions that define a text, then we must assume that trespassing a genre's limits has always been fundamental to its definition. As such, the search for a "pure" example of any genre would be futile. Nevertheless, genre has a functional utility that cannot be ignored. It is used as a powerful marketing tool for cultural products. The mere mention of a genre has the power to secure the popularity of the work in question, a fact confirmed by the success of fantasy and mystery genres.

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06am
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis; film director, author and faculty at Northwestern University

Best Paper Prize: Drafts Due January 16, 2012 at conference email address above.

NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Symposium, April 21-22, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:22am
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture in Nanjing

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) will host the NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Symposium from Saturday morning, April 21, through Sunday, April 22, 2012.

The Film Symposium, which consists of scholarly presentations and panel discussions by prominent directors, producers, and academics accompanies the international student and amateur filmmakers short narrative and animation film competition, which has evolved over the past four years.

The Use of Names March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:51pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE USE OF NAMES
Moderator: Debra Fried, Cornell University
Gary Roberts, Tufts University

We seek papers on the use of names, conventions of naming, or changes of name, in Poetry and in Fiction, especially but not exclusively the use of personal names. Examples might include:

• Papers on the uses of names in dialogue, dramatic speech, literary conversations: what some of the effects of/motivations behind deploying names when someone is talking?

• Papers on names as elements of lexis or diction: names as words, words as names; the placement and poetics of names in various verse designs or prose textures.

• Papers on the ethics of naming name in literature.

History and Fiction from Vergil to Carlyle March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:49pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE RULES OF THE WRITING GAME: HISTORY AND FICTION FROM VERGIL THROUGH GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH AND THE ARTHURIAN VULGATE CYCLE, TO GIBBON AND CARLYLE
Moderator: Nancy Partner, McGill University

We take this as our premise for this session: "Both historiography and fiction are genres of writing, not bundles of fact or nonfact in verbal shape. In either case, then, it all boils down to the rules of the writing game."

Ralph Ellison March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:47pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

STEPHEN J. MERINGOFF SEMINAR ON RALPH ELLISON
Moderator: Adam Bradley, University of Colorado

We seek papers from high school and college teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars on any aspect of Ralph Ellison's career: his early stories, Invisible Man, Shadow and Act, Going to the Territory, his writing on music, his relationships with other authors (Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, etc.), his reception history, Juneteenth, and Three Days Before the Shooting.

Literature of California March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:44pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

LITERATURE OF CALIFORNIA
Moderator: Robert Mezey, Pomona College
B. H. Fairchild, Claremont Graduate University
Timothy Steele, California State University, Los Angeles

Literature of Medieval England March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna Colleg

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:43pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE LITERATURE OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, 1100-1500: QUESTING FOR PERFECTION, CONFRONTING IMPERFECTION

Moderator: John Fyler, Tufts University

It seems that two equally strong impulses lie behind much of the secular and religious literature produced during the high and late medieval centuries in England. One is toward perfection, or transcendence, or structures of completeness and symmetry; the other is toward the acknowledgment, analysis, and comprehension of imperfection, in the form of sinfulness, failure, or inescapable incompleteness.

Ariosto March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:35pm
Association of LIterary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

Moderator: Gordon Teskey, Harvard University
Ronald Martinez, Brown University
Kasey Evans, Northwestern University
Michael Murrin, University of Chicago

We invite papers on any aspect of Ariosto's work, on his relationship to Renaissance or Classical epic, his use of material from The Song of Roland and other sources, his influence on English poets, his presence in later Italian poetry.

[UPDATE] Literature of Culture of the Stalin Era March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:32pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE STALIN ERA
Moderator: Steven Cassedy, University of California, San Diego
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Anna Razumnaya, Boston University

Texts and works of art produced during the Stalin Era or by survivors of it. Subjects might include fiction of Grossman, Platonov, or Bulgakov, poetry of Mandelshtam, Pasternak, Akhmatova or Tsvetaeva, music of Shostakovich or Prokoviev, the condition of Soviet Jewry under Stalin.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 15 to Professor Steven Cassedy, Office of Graduate Studies, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive # 0003, La Jolla, CA 92093-0003 (or scassedy@ucsd.edu).

[UPDATE] Roman Elegy March 9-11 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:31pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

ROMAN ELEGY
Moderator: Alison Keith, University of Toronto
Paul Allen Miller, University of South Carolina
Vincent Katz, School of Visual Arts, New York

We invite papers on any aspect of the Roman Elegy: fragments of Ennius, erotic lyrics of Catullus, poetry of Tibullus or Propertius, Ovid, Cornelius Gallus, or Sulpicia, including their reception in Martial and Statius.

Proposals (300 words) should be sent by December 15 to Professor Alison Keith, Department of Classics , University of Toronto, Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queen's Park,
Toronto ON M5S 2C7, Canada, (or akeith@chass.utoronto.ca).

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