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[UPDATE] 'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

SHAW WITHOUT BORDERS/SHAW SANS FRONTIÈRES (JULY 25-29)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society, University of Guelph, Shaw Festival
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Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of topics and written from any critical perspective, but those who choose to speak on the conference topic should address Bernard Shaw's broad international interests as expressed in his novels, plays, prefaces, speeches, and travels; productions of Shaw's plays in different countries and languages; ''boundary-free'' internet Shaw; and ''copyright-free'' Shaw (in Canada since 2000, and in most other countries from 2020).

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
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CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.

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In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:30am
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II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
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Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!
This is your opportunity to cross your BORDERS and expand your horizon. The 2nd International Undergraduate Symposium will give you a chance to brighten your vision and those of others by projecting your thoughts on borders with your presentation. The symposium is also your opportunity to develop both social and communication skills, as well as broadening your perspective by enabling you to see beyond presupposed definitions of what borders are.
To give you an idea what your presentation could be about we took the liberty of listing a few possible topics;
• Borders and border-crossing in literature, arts, media, society, politics, religion, history, etc.

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
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AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism - An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts 15 Mar 2011; Convention: 5-8 Jan 2012, MLA, Seattle)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA, Special Session
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This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism. Each of 8 panelists will offer a five-minute demonstration of their digital project emphasizing how the medium has changed the way they approach their work. During the remaining 30 minutes, the audience will circulate around the panelists' stations to ask individual questions and get a closer look at the projects. Representation from Peninsularists, Latinamericanists, and specialists in US Latino is anticipated. Must be member of MLA by April 1, 2011.

Please send 250 word abstract including link to digital work, if available by 15 March 2011 to
Kyra A. Kietrys

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
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http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
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How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

The deadline for submitting proposals to this special session is March 15, 2011. Please note that this session is provisional, pending approval by the MLA Special Sessions committee, which will consider submitted panels in May and inform presiding officers in early June. However, to be listed in the conference program, one must be a member of MLA by April 7, 2011.

The 2011 Trollope Prize

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:40pm
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The University of Kansas
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2011 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 7:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
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CfP deadline 31 May 2011
Strength, virtue and bravery have long characterised the subjects of narrative. If protagonists surmount threats, or survive danger, we are inclined to ascribe the triumph to their heroism. When stories veer into realism, antiheroes receive the attention formerly reserved for gods and heroes.
The gospels are an enquiry into the heroism of their subject. Their opening unstated question is whether there was anything heroic in one who walked open-eyed into an avoidable death? Soon resurrection and a new interpretation of Jesus' heroism was found, and it was seen that he fulfilled a hidden paradigm, Messiahship. A succession of martyrs would bear witness to the same interpretation.

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Montenegro

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual "knowledge," lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New Woman, teaching the fin de siècle today. Not limited to Anglophone literature and culture. Abstract of 300 words and brief C.V. by March 10; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin@siue.edu)

This special session is subject to approval by the MLA; participants must be MLA members by April 7th, 2011.

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