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Deadline for proposals:25 February 2011

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Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:39am
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PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY 2nd International BAKEA

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Colloquium Series: New Research in Foucault Studies (12/1/10)

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Friday, November 5, 2010 - 2:03am
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The Foucault Society

The Foucault Society is pleased to announce a new colloquium series, which will begin in January 2011 and meet monthly in New York City. As a forum for new research and works-in-progress, this series will provide an opportunity for both junior and senior scholars to share new work with a friendly and supportive audience of colleagues.

We invite paper proposals on any aspect of Foucault studies. Papers may offer close readings of Foucault's texts; analyze social, cultural or political phenomena in the context of Foucaultian critique; or situate Foucault's work in terms of related thinkers or areas of critical theory. Diverse critical, historical and empirical approaches are welcome, as are critiques of Foucault and comparative readings.

The Power of the Humanities (MCLLM), April 1-2, 2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:23pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
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The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

Book Destruction: Call For Papers for a Conference at Senate House, University of London 16 April 2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:19am
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Birkbeck College, University of London

Much attention has been given in recent years to the book as a material, historical object and its possible technological obsolescence in the era of digitization. Such reflections have tended to concentrate on the production and cultural circulation of books, their significance and their power to shape knowledge and subjectivities. But there is another aspect to our interactions with the book which remains relatively unexplored: the history of book destruction. In certain circumstances books are treated not with reverence but instead with violence or disregard. This conference invites reflections on this alternative history of the book, and we welcome papers from a range of historical periods and disciplinary backgrounds.

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
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The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
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Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
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'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Katrin Sieg, Associate Professor of German at Georgetown University's BMW Center for German & European Studies

"The feast is a primary, indestructible ingredient of human civilization; it may become sterile and even degenerate, but it cannot vanish."
~Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

[UPDATE] Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
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The City University of New York Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State

"The ironization of form is like the storm which lifts up the curtain of the transcendental order of art and reveals it for what it is, in this order as well as in the unmediated existence of the work."
-Walter Benjamin, The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism

"The irony of the novel is the self-correction of the world's fragility"
-Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:09am
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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, 2010.

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:03am
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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, 2009.

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
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College English Association
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In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

**NOTE: Each member of a joint presentation or pre-formed panel MUST submit a proposal individually to the CEA website.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 8, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:16am
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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

POLITICS, PERFORMANCE AND POPULAR CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 8:43am
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Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster
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POLITICS, PERFORMANCE AND POPULAR CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN

7-9 JULY 2011

To be held at the Storey Institute, Lancaster.

This is advanced notice of the second conference held under the auspices of our AHRC-sponsored project 'Cultural History of English Pantomime, 1837-1902'.

We welcome proposals for 30 minute papers which explore the connections between politics and popular culture, 1820-1910. In particular, we are interested in examining the extent to which popular theatre can reveal public perceptions of contemporary social and political issues. And conversely, how might popular entertainment influence and shape contemporary political debate?

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:39pm
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CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes and the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:24am
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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
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Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes in the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

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