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Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:26pm
Changing Lives Through Literature

In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.
We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
We would like to invite you to submit a 500-800 word piece to be featured on the site. Any topic that deals with literature or writing and the way in which they affect individuals (now or historically) is fair game. You might consider using one or more of the questions below as a jumping off point for an entry or bring ideas of your own to the blog.

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:21am
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC 'Postgraduate Scholars Program' is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

28 – 29 May 2011, Millburn House

This event seeks to intertwine different disciplines and artistic practices through the theme of colour and its relationship with:

· Being

· Perceiving

· Responding

· Communicating

· Belonging

Special guests include Professor Paul Smith (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer)

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 2:59pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

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."

RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE - SUBMIT BY 30 APRIL 2011

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:38am
IMPRESSIONS - (ISSN 0974 – 892X)

Impressions

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE

August 2011 (Vol. 5 Issue 2)

Impressions, A Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of English Studies (ISSN 0974 – 892X) strives to present work of high quality in English Literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multi disciplinary and multi cultural perspective. The aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions on emerging trends in literature in English and works in translation.

Society for Utopian Studies 36th Annual Conference

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 9:52pm
Society for Utopian Studies

THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES - 36th Annual Meeting

Archiving Utopia – Utopia as Archive

The Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State Campus
State College, Pennsylvania
October 20-23, 2011

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:46am
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

CFP: International Steampunk City - Waltham, Mass. -- May 7-8

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:42am
Charles River Museum of Technology/ International Steampunk City

I'm in the process of pulling together an Academic Track for the International Steampunk City, to be held on May 6-8 in Waltham, Massachusetts. The event, which is a benefit for the Charles River Museum of Industry, is going to involve the entire town of Waltham, with performances, exhibitions, and events of many kinds. I've been given a room in the public library, with the mandate to program it with academic panels, lectures, and roundtable discussions, dealing with steampunk, or with 19th century history, culture, technology, literature, architecture, fashion, etc.
We're looking for the following, for programming on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8:

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

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
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
International Shaw Society, University of Guelph, Shaw Festival

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
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)

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
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
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

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
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

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
MLA, Special Session

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

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