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International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Denmark, Roskilde University near Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 11:00am
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PsyArt Foundation
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We are pleased to announce that the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at Roskilde University, Denmark, close to Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011. Our hosts will be Professor Camelia Elias of Roskilde University and Professor Bent Sørensen of Aalborg University. The conference sponsors are the PsyArt Foundation and Roskilde and Aalborg Universities.

Poetry and Cognition

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:48am
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Princeton University

"Poetry and Cognition" (April 15-16, 2011)

This two-day graduate student conference, to be held at Princeton University, will bring together graduate students and faculty from a range of disciplines to discuss the relationships between theories of mind developed by philosophers, cognitive scientists and linguists, and the poetry of different cultures and eras. The conference will feature a keynote address by Ian Lancashire, Professor of English at The University of Toronto.

Madness and Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 3:17pm
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Cindy Murillo/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel on nineteenth century American literature seeks papers that explore notions of madness and monstrosity, broadly defined, for an upcoming session at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be held at The Chaparral Suites Resort October 6-8. We welcome submissions that approach this topic from a variety of angles in American novels and short stories of the long nineteenth century. Some avenues of inquire could include, but are not limited to:
* monstrous depictions of ethnic groups
* stigmas attached to the New Woman
* gothic tropes and civil discourse
* disabled bodies
* ghostly encounters
* the abject
* spectral space

Ravenna is online

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:52am
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http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/ravennahub.htm
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Ravenna (ISSN 2045-5127) is an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy. Ravenna is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of David Charles Rose.

http://oscholars.com/Ravenna/ravennahub.htm

Ravenna is now accepting submissions for articles and reviews of recent books for future issues. If you are interested in sending a proposal, please contact the editors at the following email addresses:

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 4:23pm
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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."

Monster Classics, 2011 ACCUTE conference May 28-31 Fredericton, NB

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:41pm
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ACCUTE

That Pride and Prejudice would inspire a zombie rewriting was perhaps surprising to Austen fans and critics, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has itself inspired enough monstrous mash-ups from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim" to "Jane Slayre" to constitute a genuine genre: monster classics. Something of a pun on the afterlife of fiction, what, if anything, do these neo-Romantic and neo-Victorian monstrosities suggest about the culture from which they are drawn? About our own culture? This panel welcomes papers that consider any aspect of the monster classic phenomena, from theories of adaptation and mutation to considerations of genre or canon.

Monster Classics, 2011 ACCUTE conference May 28-31 Fredericton, NB

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
ACCUTE

That Pride and Prejudice would inspire a zombie rewriting was perhaps surprising to Austen fans and critics, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has itself inspired enough monstrous mash-ups from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim" to "Jane Slayre" to constitute a genuine genre: monster classics. Something of a pun on the afterlife of fiction, what, if anything, do these neo-Romantic and neo-Victorian monstrosities suggest about the culture from which they are drawn? About our own culture? This panel welcomes papers that consider any aspect of the monster classic phenomena, from theories of adaptation and mutation to considerations of genre or canon.

Call for contributions: censorship and literature in English-speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:35pm
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ACE - University of Rennes 2 UEB - France

Call for Contributions: collected essays on censorship and literature in English speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

With the development of the modern state, there has been an ongoing tension between the will to control and at the same time allow free speech to develop. In English-speaking countries, the theme of "Censorship and Discourse" has been a recurrent concern from the 16th century to the present day, as the numerous censored publications and writings against censorship testify.

2nd Global Conference: Revenge - Probing the Boundaries (July, 2011: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 4:57am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Revenge - Probing the Boundaries

Saturday 16th July 2011 - Monday 19th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

Free Books for Review - No Deadline

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 2:29pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Are you interested in receiving a free book from the publisher in exchange for writing a thorough 1,200-1,600 word review of the book? If so, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking requests from professors in all literary fields. Please choose one of the publishers from the following list (these have already agreed to send free books, and most have already sent at least one book to one of our reviewers):

University Press of Colorado
University of Nebraska Press
Hackett
Duke University Press
Columbia University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Ashgate
The University of Alabama Press
University of Chicago Press
John Hopkins University Press
Rodopi
Ohio State University Press

Text and Image

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 11:06am
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Columbia University French Graduate Student Association

The French Graduate Student Association of Columbia University is pleased to announce its 20th Graduate Student conference, to be held March 4th, 2011.

The conference will take as its theme text and image in French and world literatures and art. We will explore how text and image complement and interact and compete with one another in composite works, and how an understanding of each can inform readings of hybrid works, such as textual/lettrist art, visual poetry, film, and even theatre. Graduate students of all departments are welcome to submit abstracts of 300-500 words, and we especially welcome projects with a comparative focus and/or approach. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Boundaries (Un)Defined

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:46pm
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Sigma Tau Delta
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The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space in world literatures, including, but not limited to:

• Public and Private Spaces
• Digital Space (including Computers)
• Ethnic, Language, or Literal Borders Websites, etc.
• The Space of Memory
• The Space of Genders and Sexualities
• Existential Boundaries
• Spiritual and Religious Spaces

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