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

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:19pm
International Shaw Society

For the "Call for Papers" and other information about the symposium, see www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2010.htm. Deadline for both abstracts and ISS Travel Grant applications is April 15, 2010. Send questions to ISS Webmaster, Professor Richard Dietrich, at dietrich@cas.usf.edu. For the performance schedule at The Shaw Festival, see www.shawfest.com. The ISS homepage is www.shawsociety.org.

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
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:
http://enkidumagazine.com/chics/esc.htm

Peer English 6

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

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

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
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

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:16pm
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)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:57am
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)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:05pm
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
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"

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 1:13pm
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."

Presented by the Studies in Psychoanalysis and Literature Reading Group
and GRIT: The Group for the Reading of Incredible Theory
May 21, 2010
Department of English
University of Toronto

Call for Papers

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

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:59am
University of Exeter, UK

**CFP deadline extended! It is now Friday, 16th April 2010 **

Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature and Philosophy 1850-1910

University of Exeter, 10th - 11th September 2010

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine --
Unweave a rainbow...
(Keats, Lamia, 229-237)

1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:11am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

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

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines, professions and vocations to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

The Journal of Browning Studies

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 10:04am
The Browning Society

The Journal of Browning Studies invites contributions for its second issue, to be published in March 2011. As well as articles (6000-8000 words) on any aspect of the lives and work of the Brownings and their circle, the editors also welcome shorter pieces on particular textual, critical and biographical issues. Contributions should be sent to the editors by 1 September 2010 to be considered for the next volume.

Editors: Joe Phelan, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (JPhelan@dmu.ac.uk)
Britta Martens, UWE, Bristol, UK (Britta2.Martens@uwe.ac.uk)

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon 27th-28th June 20011

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:52am
Association for Research in Popular Fictions

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Science Fiction and Science Education
Leeds Trinity University College, UK 27th-28th June 2011

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:47pm
Keridiana Chez

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 interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss' advice to think with the animal.

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:44pm
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced

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