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Dickens and the Idea of 'The Dickensian': A Tale of Four Cities, 2-8 February 2012

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:30am
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Jointly sponsored by: University of Paris-Diderot; Centre Culturel de l’Entente Cordiale, Château d’Hardelot at Condette and Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3; Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent; Dickens Museum and the

The aim of this week-long travelling conference is to celebrate the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, which falls on 7 February 2012, in a manner befitting a writer who has given so much to so many around the globe. It takes the form of a kind of pilgrimage - festive, of course, rather than solemn - joining four cardinal places central to Dickens's life and art. This journey of critical discovery takes us from Paris, where he finished Little Dorrit, to Condette near Boulogne where he spent time with Ellen Ternan, to Rochester and Chatham where he grew up, to end up in London, the city with which he is so often associated (rightly or wrongly), on the birthday itself.

Memory and Representation Symposium

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:25pm
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Art History Association at the University of Oregon

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. The symposium will focus on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization and will examine the variant roles of the arts in the representation of memory. Likewise, it will investigate documentation in art practice, production, exhibition, reception, and methodology. These concepts may be applied to varying cultural and historical aspects of art history as well as a number of other academic disciplines, particularly those within the humanities.

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

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 1:04pm
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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:

Canadian Literature and Collective Memory (La version française suit)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:48am
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Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises

Association of Canadian and Québécois Literatures
Association des littératures canadienne et québécoises

Congrès des sciences humaines Université du Nouveau-Brunswick et Université St Thomas
Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick
du 28 au 30 mai 2011
May 28-30 2011

[UPDATE/Extension] Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:39am
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McGill Graduate Conference

The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).

Please find the call for papers below.

McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:28am
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
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RAW MATERIAL

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

March 19-20, 2011

I, S/he, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing [UPDATE]

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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 8:09am
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Boston College
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As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction 17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:59am
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Queen's University Belfast

Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, UL, UCC, QUB) Crime Genre Research Group -

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Call for papers/ Appel à contribution

Deadline/ Date limite: 31st January 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace

Literature and Translation

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 8:51pm
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Australian Association for Literary Translation
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Australasian Association for Literature (AAL), the Australian Association for Literary Translation
(http://home.vicnet.net.au/~aalitra/) and the Literature Research Unit, Monash University, are holding a conference on

Literature and Translation
Monash University (Caulfield Campus), Melbourne, 11-12 July 2011

Plenary speakers:

David Damrosch (Harvard University)
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)

Rupture Symposium June 6, 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:20am
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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 Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

This symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:05am
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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 Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

While the geographies and politics of "space" and "place" have attracted much discussion, this symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:37pm
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Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
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CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.

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