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Call for Papers: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism, 4/19-22

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:11pm
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joint conference of MELUS and USACLALS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US, and US chapter of Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)
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THEME: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bill Ashcroft, Wlad Godzic, Francisco Jimenez, David Marriott

Unreliable Narration in the Eighteenth Century (22-25 March 2012; proposals by 15 Sept 2011)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:45pm
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2012 Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 22-25 March 2012
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Proposals are invited for papers which help to reconceive the nature of unreliable narration in the eighteenth century, be this in journalism, polemical writing, the novel, poetry, or other genres. Analyses of individual works are welcome, as are broader overviews. Presenters may opt for textual, theoretical or historical approaches to the subject, either to better historicize our understanding of narrative voice, demonstrate how unreliability operates in particular texts, or to fit eighteenth-century works or genres into a larger poetics of unreliability. The session will take the standard format, with three 20-minute presentations followed by wider discussion. Please email enquiries or proposals to Nicholas Seager by 15 September 2011.

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:15pm
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International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS)
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HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 - 9 November 2011

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

[UPDATE] Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
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CFP

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's and young adult literature, culture, and film. The aim of the collection is to demonstrate the significance of historical materialist approaches to children's literature and culture (i.e. Marx, Lukacs, Williams, Eagleton, Jameson, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Zipes, Ian Wojcik-Andrews, Gayatri Spivak, etc.).

SLOT AVAILABLE FOR CHAPTER FOR EDITED COLLECTION - DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH HOUR

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:46am
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Andrew O'Day
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I am editing a collection of essays on the Steven Moffat/Matt Smith era of Doctor Who titled Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. The book is under contract with I.B. Tauris and will be published in November 2013 to coincide with the programme's 50th anniversary. A further slot has become available with the working title 'Monsters under the bed'. This chapter should provide close readings of the fairy tale, gothic elements in Moffat's Who and situate them in relation to the larger context of the programme and in relation to British children's television, addressing the issue of whether Moffat's Who is for children/adults/both.

[REMINDER] Work in Process—Reading David Foster Wallace's The Pale King (22-23 September 2011, deadline abstracts: 15 June 2011)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:35am
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University of Antwerp
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Keynote speakers: Marshall Boswell (Rhodes College) and Stephen Burn (Northern Michigan University)

Three years after the author's death, David Foster Wallace is increasingly seen as a catalyst for a new generation of writers—a generation that tries to reach beyond the representational aporias of postmodernist fiction. At a time when literary reputation is often influenced by Internet buzz and the surrounding hype machine, the publication of Wallace's unfinished novel The Pale King in April 2011 will no doubt affect this development in a variety of ways.

Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:34am
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Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2012

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2012
February 16-18, 2012
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st))

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:46am
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Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.

Four Corners Media and Globalization: October 28-28th

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:04am
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Four Corners Conference, Mesa State College
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The 28-29th of October, 2011, Mesa State College will sponsor a multidisciplinary conference with the theme of " Globalization and the Media" that proposes to explore this relationship--positive and negative, past and future, real and imagined—in the Four Corners region, in the United States and in the whole world from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines including Social Sciences, Linguistics, Communications, Literature, Film, Technology and others.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to send proposals for presentations on industry, the humanities, human services, national security, criminal justice, identity, language or culture.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline of Abstract Submission of the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 11:45pm
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English Department, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
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Conference Website: http://www.scu.edu.tw/english/complit

CALL FOR PAPERS

Obsession in Context

The Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature

Deadline of abstract submission has been extended to July 1, 2011

Soochow University,

Taipei, Taiwan

We take great pleasure in announcing that the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC), will be hosted by Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 10, 2012. The theme for this conference is ¡§Obsession in Context.¡¨

Writing Into the Profession

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:27pm
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English Graduate Student Association at UNC-Greensboro

For its sixth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build a community of graduate scholars. Our conference provides forums for ongoing research in an encouraging and receptive academic environment. Additionally, the Writing into the Profession conference brings graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices, research methods, and the field of English Studies.

[UPDATE

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 7:16pm
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University of California Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
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To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for "Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:50pm
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University of Exeter

"Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response

Postgraduates in the University of Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early-career researchers on the 17th of September, 2011. The conference is in collaboration with the Reader Organisation and will take place in the historic setting of the Devon and Exeter Institution,
which was founded in 1813 as a private library.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Philip Davis (University of Liverpool)

Plenary: "The Reader Cure", hosted by the Reader Organisation of the University of Liverpool

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions [UPDATE]

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
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20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium California State University, Long Beach
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ANNOUNCEMENT COLLOQUIUM 2012 / ANNONCE COLLOQUE 2012

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
California State University, Long Beach

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA
29-31 March, 2012

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (as of June 2011):

Alain MABANCKOU, UCLA, Prix Renaudot, 2006
Odile CAZENAVE, Boston University

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