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CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 8:37am
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Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011
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Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 1:48am
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Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain."

A few possible perspectives for the study the figure of the villain are:

Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:48pm
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American Culture Association

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference. This year's conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205) from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, Apr. 23.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:58pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:12pm
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Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).

[UPDATE] Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing (deadline extended 10/25/10) (3/31-4/3/11)

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 10:30am
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British Women Writers Conference
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Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 Columbus, OH

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on the relationship between aesthetics and environmentalism in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We are especially interested in papers dealing with late 18th-century or Romantic writers.
500-word abstracts due by October 25, 2010, please include full affiliation and contact information.

Email Andrea Crow crow.73@buckeyemail.osu.edu and Todd Williams williams@kutztown.edu

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:10am
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University of California, Berkeley
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The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Thinking Gender 2011

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 2:45pm
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Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:

http://www.csw.ucla.edu/research/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2011

Contact email: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

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

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:59am
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English Department, 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:

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:31pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
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AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:36pm
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Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
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Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:07pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

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