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CFP "Aesthetic Mutations" CLTC Grad Conference at UC Santa Barbara - due 4/4/11 (5/27)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
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Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
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ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Due Monday, April 4, 2011 to cltcucsb@gmail.com

The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Literature and Politics

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:43pm
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SCMLA
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SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at cbradshaw@utm.edu.

Non-dramatic Poetry of the Renaissance

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:26pm
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Julia MacDonald/ South Central MLA Conference, October 2011
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I am accepting 500-word abstracts for an open panel on non-dramatic poetry of the Renaissance: Spenser, Wyatt, Sidney,
sonnet,sonnet cycles, romance epic, allegory.

deadline, March 25, 2011

Inclusive Museum Conference, 30 June-3 July 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:30pm
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Fourth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE INCLUSIVE MUSEUM
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
30 June to 3 July 2011
http://www.OnMuseums.com/Conference/

At this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change? The International Conference on the Inclusive Museum is a place where museum practitioners, researchers, thinkers and teachers can engage in discussion on the historic character and future shape of the museum. The key question of the conference is 'How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive?'

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel---Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:16pm
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Kathleen Howard
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New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

What does new formalism bring to the popular religious novel? Marjorie Levinson has suggested that new formalism, at its most sensitive and nuanced, offers a way of re-approaching central questions concerning the work of literature in modernity. It does this, not by rejecting history as a grounding methodological episteme, but by returning, historically, to the different ways literary form has been understood over time.

The Moviegoer at 50: October 14-16, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:53pm
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Walker Percy Center, Loyola University New Orleans

CALL FOR PAPERS

http://loyno.edu/wpc/call-papers

Name of Conference: The Moviegoer at Fifty

Hosted by: The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans

Where: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (on campus)
When: October 14-16, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Jay Tolson
Proposals: We welcome both session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy, The Moviegoer and pertinent contexts.
Please send two-page session proposals and/or one-page individual paper abstracts by May 15, 2011 to wpc@loyno.edu

2011 MAP/ACA Conference - War Area

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 2:37pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
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2011 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Area

Call for Papers


Thursday, November 3 -- Saturday, November 5, 2011
Radisson Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Memory, Modernism and the Country Estate

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:53pm
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Joanna Scutts/Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9
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We invite submissions for a proposed panel that will examine how modernist writers across a range of geographical locations contain, transmit, and transform personal and national memories within the structure of the country estate (broadly defined).

Write Now! 1 Day Creative Writing Conference, 3rd June Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:22am
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Bryony Stocker

Creative Writing, Journalism and English postgraduates and scholars are invited to explore creative writing in the broadest possible terms considering genre, technique, language, historical development, impact and performance.

This conference aims to allow postgraduates and scholars to share their research and creative output but also to foster a community of writers and researchers interested in the many facets of creative writing.

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (proposals due by May 15, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:38am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) - Special Session at the 2011 SAMLA Convention, 11/4-6)
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The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation

"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power"
(Gary Snyder, "The Place, the Region, and the Commons").

"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival"
(Wendell Berry, "The Regional Motive").

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:32am
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Evan Kindley/Modernist Studies Association
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This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

"Shakespeare and the Great War" - special issue of "Shakespeare" (BSA)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:20am
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Dr Monika Smialkowska, Northumbria University

Call for Papers: "Shakespeare and the Great War"

Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Shakespeare and the Great War". It is to be published in 2014, coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Articles of up to 6,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following issues:

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:53pm
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International Comic Arts Forum
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The 15th Anniversary International Comic Arts Forum: ICAF 2011

September 29-October 1, 2011

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its fifteenth anniversary meeting, to be held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, from Thursday, September 29, through Saturday, October 1, 2011.

The EXTENDED deadline to submit proposals is March 25, 2011. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

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