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INCS Conference 2011: Special Thread on 19th-C Science (cfp deadline Nov 15, 2010)

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:09pm
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
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SPEAKING NATURE
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011 at Pitzer College, CA

SPECIAL THREAD ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE

How did nineteenth century science conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did science shape—in what ways was science shaped by—other discourses of the nineteenth century?

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:07pm
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Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students Association
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The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference March 4-5 2011 in Stillwater, OK.

German Romanticism and its Fates in World Literature (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 12:58am
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Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo; Matthew H. Anderson, SUNY Buffalo
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This seminar seeks to examine world literature in the wake of German Romanticism. German Romanticism has often been seen as a response to a philosophical crisis that emerged from Kant's formulations of theoretical and practical reason. Because, from the standpoint of theoretical reason, phenomenal nature is always "contingent" and subordinated to the laws of causality, the world of nature is, by definition, not free. But Kant also maintains that freedom, in its resistance to phenomenal desires and causes, is the unique trait or mark of a humanity that is distinguished from animals and machines, though freedom itself cannot ever appear in nature, and thus cannot be theoretically known as such.

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:14pm
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University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
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CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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Boundaries (Un)Defined

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 12:24am
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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

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
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Sheetal Majithia
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Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral polarizations. Subsequently, feminist studies re-framed debates about melodrama by studying it as a genre addressed to and about women. Moving from a focus on domestic and family dramas, scholarship of the last few decades now exhibits a newfound interest in melodrama as a mode representative of socio-cultural conditions, particularly in transcolonial and transnational contexts.

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:41am
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McGill University

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

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

The McGill English Department's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place in Montreal from March 4 to 6, 2011. The conference will centre on issues of luxury, commodity, and consumption in literature, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

Potential areas for study include, but are not limited to the following:

-class and social standing

-wealth and poverty, images of excess and need

-human rights (sexual freedoms, disability rights, etc.) versus social privilege

-the racialization of wealth and status

The Tide that Binds: Exploring the Victorian Coast

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 9:29pm
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Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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Victorians flocked to coasts and shorelines to seek leisure, employment, escape, beauty, death, and the natural world, amongst other pursuits. For Great Britain, an island nation at the centre of an expanding empire, the relationship between natural edge and national border took on increasingly complex resonances as the nineteenth century progressed. This session seeks to explore the investments made by Victorians in coasts both symbolic and literal, including the various aesthetic, industrial, gendered, classed, patriotic, and religious meanings that inhered in representations of the line between land and sea.

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:01am
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Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
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Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Arthur Hallam Bicentenary

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 4:42am
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University of Sheffield

In Celebration Arthur Henry Hallam

A Bicentenary Seminar

Saturday 5th February 2011
Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

Contemporary Interpretations

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10pm
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CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium
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2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: "Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry"
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Kate Chopin panel at 2011 ALA Conference

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 7:37pm
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Kate Chopin International Society
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The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.

Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at etoth@lsu.edu by January 15, 2011.

Detecting Genius: The Adaptation of Sherlock Holmes

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 2:48pm
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Natasha Alvandi Hunt / Popular Culture Association Annual National Conference, San Antonio, Texas
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CALL FOR PAPERS in ADAPTATION

The Adaptation Section of the 2011 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23
Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio, and Marriot-San Antonio Riverwalk

Proposal deadline—November 30, 2010

Detecting Genius: The Adaptation of Sherlock Holmes

Relationships Between Minds and Bodies--11/15/2010

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
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Schuylkill Graduate Journal
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Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on the relationships between minds and bodies, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to the Article Editors at skook@temple.edu by November 15, 2010. No simultaneous submissions please.

In a famous chapter-long digression in Samuel Beckett's _Murphy_ (1938), the narrator pauses to justify the expression "Murphy's mind:"

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