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Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood May 5-7, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Lethbridge
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Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood

Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

Ambrose Bierce Project Journal (9/30/10)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 9:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Craig Warren
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The ABP (http://www.ambrosebierce.org) is a hypermedia project and peer-reviewed e-journal hosted by Penn State University. To prepare for the next issue of the journal, we are now seeking literary briefs about the writing of Ambrose Bierce.

Literary briefs typically offer a critical perspective on a *single* Bierce story or work of nonfiction prose. Briefs should not exceed 2,000 words, but should include scholarly notes. Please submit completed briefs, via email, by 9/30/10.

The journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice (April 7-10 2011)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 4:58pm
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NeMLA
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Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

[UPDATE] Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010; extended deadline)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 3:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 18-19 August 2010

The "Political Theology Agenda" (www.political-theology.com) has been run by the Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society since January 2009. The blog is the premier resource on the net for the comparative study of political theology and political theologies across the boundaries of various traditions and academic disciplines.

UPDATE--LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 2:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Defiance College
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I now have a dozen submissions and would like a few more by the July 15 deadline. I am especially interested in seeing more proposals on From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Promethea.

Three presses have expressed interest following query letters. Read the below for full information on the collection.

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With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore, aims to remedy that situation.

NeMLA: "Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in the Americas"

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 11:47am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
CV

Silent and Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities. Nov. 26-27th, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
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"Love, and be silent," Cordelia says in Act One. To some, Cordelia's verbal intransigence toward Lear marks her as proud and stiff-necked, to others as truth incarnate. Without doubt, it is her silence that sets the drama into motion, and the question of whether it issues from a refusal or from an inability to speak constitutes an interpretive crux of Shakespeare's play. Cordelia's silence can be taken to exemplify countless other instances where the meaning, structure and intensity of a literary work hinge on the significance of that which remains unsaid.

CFP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism) University of

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS department of University of Guelph
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Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

Feminist Studies in English Literature, journal issue

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 3:38am
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Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature
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Call for Papers

The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 18, number 2.

The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference (1-2 July 1911; 30 Sept 2010)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 5:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Shail
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*The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference*
Percy Building, Newcastle University, 1-2 July 2011
Keynote speakers: André Gaudreault & Philippe Marion, Ian Christie, Joe Kember
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2010

This conference commemorates cinema's 'second birth', the historical developments and departures that broke cinema's subordination to other media to give us the medium, the industry and the building that we know as 'the cinema'.

Call for book reviewers

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel (www.engl.unt.edu/sitn/) is a quarterly journal that features criticism of the novel in all periods. We are looking for reviewers to write essay-reviews, which involve several books related more or less specifically to an area of expertise. If you should be willing to review these related works, the essay-review format allows four pages per book and is treated as a freestanding publication at the head of its issue's "Reviews" section. While we require a Ph.D. to be held by all reviewers, the essay-review can be a great opportunity for a newly graduated scholar looking for publications in her/his area.

[UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 23rd; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 10:20am
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Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poster Presentations: SAMLA 2010

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 8:25am
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
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In addition to traditional paper sessions and roundtables, through the poster presentation session, SAMLA welcomes visual presentations as well. The subject matter for the proposal may be in any area related to languages and literature, including the special focus: "The Interplay of Text and Image." This topic invites presentations that explore the cross fertilization between text and image through a variety of traditional and modern means--including film, art, illustration, photography, and visual rhetorics. The topic especially lends itself to the "poster presentations" session because of the emphasis on the visual. Please know that while there is a special focus, we welcome and encourage proposals outside of this topic area as well.

Call for papers - information history

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 6:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Toni Weller
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The international, peer reviewed journal, Library & Information History is seeking submissions for a special issue on Information History. Papers are welcome on any topic of information history in any geography or chronology, which may include, but are not limited to:

* changing uses of information/knowledge in past societies
* methodological or conceptual discussions of information/knowledge in history
* censorship, control or issues of access and dissemination of
information/knowledge
* cultural information/knowledge
* information/knowledge in relation to class or gender
* visual, aural or oral information/knowledge
* histories of the information age or of key themes of the information age

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