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[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 31

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 4:44pm
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Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

Literature, Faith, & Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Friday, December 24, 2010 - 12:37pm
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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."

[UPDATE] FIRST FICTIONS: CHANGE OF DATE/CFP EXTENSION

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 10:34am
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Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
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FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

Festival and Academic Conference: Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd January 2012

Confirmed delegates include:
Ian Rankin, Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Steve Bell, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.

[update] Deadline Extended--Myth & Fairy Tale Popular Culture CFP

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 8:44pm
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Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
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Deadline Extended--Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 31 December 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Fax: 1-210-223-6239
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.

Representing Animals in Britain (Deadline for proposals 2/1/2011, Conference 10/20/2011)

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:12am
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University of Rennes 2
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Britain is traditionally seen as a nation of animal lovers and evidence for this has cropped up with mounting regularity over the past two centuries. Yet, the essentially self-congratulatory idea that Britain is "a nation of animal lovers" and that their representations of animals are unlike any other people's is currently being questioned, in both activist and academic circles. This conference, which will welcome the healthy confrontation of interdisciplinary viewpoints, invites in-depth examination of the representation(s) of animals in the fields of history, philosophy, sociology, politics, law, cultural studies, the visual arts and the media. How have animals been imagined, portrayed, idealised, regarded or disregarded, even effaced?

Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 3:33pm
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Stony Brook University English Department

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011 (proposal deadline Jan 14, 2011)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 12:49pm
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Association of Humanities Academics at University of Louisville (AHA)
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The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.

Edited Collection. Call For Submissions.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 9:01am
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Libidinal Lives: Economies of Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century

In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked 'every political economy is libidinal'. With this radical pronouncement, Lyotard identified all hegemonic structures as susceptible to the affective ebb and flow of desire. Forming the cornerstone of the new 'libidinal materialism', Libidinal Economy, alongside Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus (1972), saw the desiring body as inextricably bound up with economic, political and fiscal operations. In the decades that followed, a wealth of theoretical work drew on this challenging juxtaposition of the libidinal and the economic.

[UPDATE] Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due 1 February 2011)

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Monday, December 20, 2010 - 1:39am
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The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate conference on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

Disability and Native American/Indigenous Studies, Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies, 3/15/11

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:36am
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Penelope Kelsey, University of Colorado

In Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-1950, a Nisga'a elder implores the historian Mary Ellen Kelm: "When we talk about the poor health of our people, remember it all began with the white man" (xv). This special issue of JLCDS invites scholars to consider two interrelated phenomena: on the one hand, colonialism has produced indigenous disability and illness—through the depletion of traditional sources of food and medicine, enforced containment in boarding schools and substandard reservation housing, trauma, poverty and so on. On the other hand, colonial discourse also pathologizes Native people—construing them as genetically prone to certain illnesses, for instance.

CFP - Graduate Conference "Print Modernities" - Deadline January 30, 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:24pm
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University of British Columbia

"Print Modernities, 1845 – 1945"
A Graduate Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2-3 May 2011.

This graduate conference will be concerned with the relationships between "modernity" and print production. "Modernity" and "print" should be understood in the broadest sense, and interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged. We are interested in the commercialization of literary modernism, in the visual representations of modernity, and in the social impact of technical innovations in the printing industry from 1845 to 1945. Possible considerations are:

[UPDATE]Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities--Graduate Literature Conference (Proposals due 1/7/11; Conference 2/24-26/11)

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 10:48am
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University of Wisconsin Madison Graduate English Student Association
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
February 24-26, 2011

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. Our keynote speaker for this year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," is Professor Rita Felski. The focus encourages examination of the role of humanistic inquiry and the arts in moments of crisis, and also extends the opportunity to participants to explore broader questions about how "crisis" might appear, be defined, or be addressed in their own areas of study.

[UPDATE] Why Allegory Now?

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59am
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University of Manchester
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A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the University of Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
Dr. Roger Pooley, English, Keele University

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

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