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CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

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Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

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

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

Date: 18-19 August 2010

Text, Transmission, Reception - 28-29/10/2010 (CFP until 15/06/2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 7:30am
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Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Text, Transmission, Reception

Call for papers

Radboud University Nijmegen
October 28 and 29, 2010

Over the past two years, a number of researchers of the Faculties of Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology of Radboud University have explored common ways to study the function and meaning of "texts" in the broadest sense of the term. They would like to share their results with others and therefore invite scholars from both the Netherlands and abroad to send in abstracts for papers to be read at a conference that will be held on the campus of Radboud University on October 28 and 29, 2010. The language of the conference will be English.

Invited Speakers

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:09pm
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University of Central Oklahoma
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 20, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 8:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Department of Foreign Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
University of Rome (Sapienza)

[UPDATE] Utopian Animals: Society for Utopian Studies 2010 panel proposal (5/15/10)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
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In H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, "I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs."

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA's special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education's coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to mainstream prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss' advice to think with the animal.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:24am
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University of Westminster


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

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 surrounded by 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.

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 9:30pm
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American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
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Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

Jocelyn L. Buckner, independent scholar,
Aimee Zygmonski, University of California, San Diego,

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 10:10am
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Newcastle University
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Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)
Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy, Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

[UPDATE] Please note the website for this conference is now available>; and we are on Twitter - - please join us! [UPDATE]

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 11:18am
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Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

"Two players sat down to play a game together to while eternity away and for their board they chose the sky from rim to rim, whereon lay a little dust; and every speck of dust was a world upon the board of playing."

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
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Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
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This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book. There will also be a discussion about the value of edited collections when applying for tenure. Roundtable participants will share their recent publishing experiences (in the form of a 5-6 minute presentation), after which there will be time for an informal discussion between conference attendees and panelists.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
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Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars. This panel presentation seeks to recover several important female editors of little magazines, books, fliers, zines, etc in the U.S. and abroad. Papers discussing minority women are especially welcome, as are papers discussing female editors who were also artists, poets, writers, etc. Because of the important recovery aspect of this panel presentation, it is hoped that presenters will provide conference attendees with supplementary materials, in the form of handouts or PowerPoint presentations, to situate these foundational female editors for the audience.

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 1:45am
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Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

Plenary lecturers will include: Julia Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine) and John Schad (Lancaster University).

Other participants include: Jo Carruthers (Bristol University), Paul Contino (Pepperdine University), John Cox (Hope College), Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mark Eaton (Azusa Pacific University), Peter Hawkins (Yale University), Emma Mason (Warwick University) and Susannah Monta (University of Notre Dame).

[UPDATE] Sirens (women and fantasy) - 10/7/2010-10/10/10, deadline extended to May 10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. Guests of honor include Holly Black, Marie Brennan, and Terri Windling. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.