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March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York
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Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
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Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park
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DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
"Borderlines"
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

[UPDATE] Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context Postgraduate Conference, 17th-18th March 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
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University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Revolution! A Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference. April 2, 2011

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christina Hauck, Department of English, Kansas State University
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At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kind have affected (and continue to affect) our discipline. Revolution! is inspired by Jasbir Puar's groundbreaking work, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, which critiques contemporary configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. Using Puar's work as a touchstone for revolutionary readings, our conference will examine representations of revolution in its various forms—cultural, political, textual, and theoretical—in British and American literature composed during any period.

CEA-MAG "Fortunes & Misfortunes" 5 March 2011

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 3:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

Announcing a call for papers for the CEA-MAG Annual Spring Conference, "Fortunes & Misfortunes," at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD on 5 March 2011. Deadline for proposals: December 15.

[Undergrad] The Journal of Dracula Studies

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/The Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

The Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/The Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

The San Joaquin Valley Journal Spring 2011 Issue

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 2:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
San Joaquin Valley Journal
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The San Joaquin Valley Journal is accepting submissions for the Spring 2011 issue. SJVJ offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is refereed and publishes two electronic issues a year during the fall and spring.

Third Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric, April 1st and 2nd

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:50am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.

Putting on 'The Overcoat' - deadline for submissions 31 March 2011

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:48am
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Short Fiction in Theory and Practice
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Short Fiction in Theory and Practice is a new peer-reviewed journal published by Intellect Press. Issue 1.2 will include a section devoted to creative and critical responses to any aspect of Gogol's story 'The Overcoat'. These might include, but are by no means restricted to, topics including:

[UPDATE] April 2,3 The Graduate Conference of Celebration and Criticism at the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 9:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Steven Norton, University of Wyoming www.uwappreciates.com
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Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.

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