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[Update!] Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 3:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 

Dear All,

Registration has now opened for Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910 (10th-11th September). Details can be found at

http://sall.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/reweavingtherainbow/

You can look forward to a rigorous, friendly, fun conference in beautiful south west England. Registration closes on the 25th June

With very best wishes,

Kate

k.hext@ex.ac.uk

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

'Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence & Enchantment' Illustration Symposium, 2- 4 November 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Amelia Johnstone / Cardiff School of Art & Design
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A call goes out for papers for the first international Illustration Symposium in Cardiff. With Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts.

In association with Material Ludlow & Carnaby Street, and the Courtyard Press.

Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment
2nd – 4th November 2010

Please propose papers around the following themes, and be bold, like Vasilisa;

Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment

Be prepared to go beyond with Alchemy – do not be wary of conjuring with Redolence or enrapturing through Enchantment.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

updated: 
Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 11:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email:
amalkovich@concord.edu
cfp categories:
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
medieval
popular_culture
religion
romantic
science_and_culture

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the arts and humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:54pm
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Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
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MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum
of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the University of Zurich, at Castasegna, in the Swiss Alps

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

Date: 8-10 November 2010

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

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

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

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)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 7:30am
full name / name of organization: 
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)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, 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

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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
PRESENTED BY
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)

updated: 
Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 

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

updated: 
Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:24am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster

UPDATE:

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

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Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 9:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

Jocelyn L. Buckner, independent scholar, jocelynbuckner@gmail.com
Aimee Zygmonski, University of California, San Diego, aimeezyg@earthlink.net

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