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Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 9:14am
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Autopsia Online Journal
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New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

Puppeteering the Other

Throwing voices

Impersonations

Adaptation

Agalmaophilia

Intertextuality and/as ventriloquism

Role-playing

Stand-ins

Parroting

Global Aging: Arts and Culture

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 8:38am
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Modern Language Association
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20 March 2010. "Global Aging: Arts and Culture," a session at the Modern Language Association conference, 6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA; session sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group. What the visions of aging in a graying world? This panel explores the diversity of representations of youth and aging from Asia, Australia, Africa and North and South America. It seeks perspectives that cross religious, ethnic and national boundaries. We are interested in both the differing and common themes in artistic and cultural portrayals of the stages of human life from around the world. 300+word abstracts to Ted Anton, tanton@depaul.edu

The Maritime Novel

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:24am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
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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, Hawaii. This session on the maritime novel may include (but isn't limited to) the following topics: the role of the novel in exploration, trade, colonization, empire; masculinities at sea; cartography; contact zones; the relation between fact and fiction in maritime narratives; formal dimensions of maritime narrative. Papers that concern the Pacific are especially welcome.

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 12:31am
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Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:53pm
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UCLA English Department
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"Afterlives": June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:55pm
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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" – Call for Papers for ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

Boise State University; Boise, Idaho (USA)
1-3 October 2010

The 2010 western regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 1-3 October 2010 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:41pm
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Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
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The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition. We have extended the deadline to September 1, 2010. We have reduced the submission requirements for scripts from 50 pages to 20 pages double-spaced and a 1 page synopsis. We will still offer a $1000

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:09am
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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.

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:15am
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Cynthia Port / MLA
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This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality. Is there an "epistemology of old age"—a distinctive cognitive and expressive style—that might stand outside conventional articulations of temporality (as, perhaps, a counterpoint to the queer "epistemology of youth" theorized by Judith Halberstam)? How are narratives of aging illuminated by recent work on national, postcolonial, or global temporalities? How do literary and cultural conceptions of old age look different when read against the idealization of the child and focus on the future that Lee Edelman calls "reproductive futurism"?

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality. Is there an "epistemology of old age"—a distinctive cognitive and expressive style—that might stand outside conventional articulations of temporality (as, perhaps, a counterpoint to the queer "epistemology of youth" theorized by Judith Halberstam)? How are narratives of aging illuminated by recent work on national, postcolonial, or global temporalities? How do literary and cultural conceptions of old age look different when read against the idealization of the child and focus on the future that Lee Edelman calls "reproductive futurism"?

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 9:58am
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Virtual World Education
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Virtuosity is a new, blind peer-reviewed e-journal focusing on distance education, hybrid learning and teaching experiences. As a third party service provider dedicated to serving educational institutions and their virtual world needs, Education Services Management Group has assembled a number of virtual world educators and administrators to serve as editors and peer reviewers for an audience of virtual teachers, administrators, and students. The journal is expected to publish quarterly, beginning on the 15th day of April. Therefore, we are soliciting pieces for this new, ongoing education e-journal with a rolling deadline.

History and Migration: "Beyond the Border, Behind the Men. The Invisibility of Female Migration"

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:29am
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University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History
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The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration. We would like to propose to open an space for the reflexion on both the relevance of female migration as an autonomous process within the general frame of historical migratory processes, especially overseas, and the supposed "invisibility" that still afects the knowledge of this important chapter. Actually, there have been some degree of misunderstanding, and even unknownness, on the role played by women in the development of migrations, from the very first moment of taking the decision of migrate, to the processes of adaptation and integration in the host society, as well as their role in the transmission of ethnic features as language, religion or customs from the Old country.

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