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[UPDATE] Call For Papers,Academic Exchange Quarterly

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 9:10am
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Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3,
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Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is calling for papers on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?
*Can local/foreign culture in literature help in (re)shaping identity?

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:17am
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Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Poetry and Poetics session, PAMLA Conference, Chaminade U, Honolulu HI, Nov. 13-14, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 7:24pm
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Steven Gould Axelrod, session chair, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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This session invited papers on poetry or poetics by April 5, 2010. Check for details about the PAMLA annual conference. Submit proposals through the website or directly to me. I'll need a title, a forty-word abstract, and an informal description of the paper.

18th Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium at CSU Fullerton, May 7-8, 2010 (Papers due by April 19, 2010)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:36pm
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The Acacia Group and As You Like Shakespeare Society
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Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State University at Fullerton, on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2010. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. Papers must be no longer than 20 minutes of reading time and are to be submitted, via e-mail attachment (in MSWord or Word-compatible, please), to Symposium Co-ordinator Prof. Kay Stanton, at The deadline for submissions will be Monday, April 19, 2010.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:53am
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Goldsmiths College, University of London
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Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Summer Shaw Symposium at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 23-25, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:19pm
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International Shaw Society
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For the "Call for Papers" and other information about the symposium, see Deadline for both abstracts and ISS Travel Grant applications is April 15, 2010. Send questions to ISS Webmaster, Professor Richard Dietrich, at For the performance schedule at The Shaw Festival, see The ISS homepage is

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
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Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian

Conference Homepage:

Peer English 6

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
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Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
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Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
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Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain: Ireland and Scotland 12-14 November, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:16pm
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University of Sunderland, UK / North East Irish Cultural Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:57am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The conference seeks to examine and explore why it is people choose, quite deliberately, to end their own lives – or why it is that people value death more than they value life. Biological, mental, medical, social, economic, religious and other factors will be considered along with an assessment of the contexts within which acts of suicide take place. The 'meaning' of suicide will assessed, particularly in relation to narrative, cultural, and existential influences.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00pm
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Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:05pm
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_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)
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American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"