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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
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
Cynthia Port / MLA

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)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:45am
Cynthia Port / MLA

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
Virtual World Education

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
University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History

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.

[UPDATE]"The Foreignness of Foreigners: Cultural Representations of Otherness in Britain", DEADLINE EXTENSION: 5 MARCH 2010

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:24am
Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, (Lille, France)

Call for papers :

The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)

An international conference to be held at Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, in Lille (France) on 17 and 18 March 2011.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Linda Colley, Princeton University and Professor Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling (5/15/10; 12/10/10 - 12/12/10)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:07am
Newcastle University, UK

Newcastle University, U.K.
10-12 December 2010

Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy,
Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

Over the past decade, there has been a notable turn to feeling or emotion across the humanities, social sciences and neurosciences. Affecting Feminism brings into focus the particular impact that feminist theory has played in this work on feeling and considers emotions from the mediaeval to the modern.

After the Wire (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - Deadline 2 March 2010)

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Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:05am
MLA 2011

This panel at MLA 2011 in Los Angeles will discuss any and all aspects of the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' with a particular interest in its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition. Please submit 250–500-word abstracts by 2 March 2010 to Gerry Canavan and Lisa Klarr at afterthewire@gmail.com.

Health/Care/Nation (10 April 2010; 14-17 October 2010)

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Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10:53am
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor

Health/Care/Nation

A conference sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 (proposal deadline: 10 April 2010)

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 5/15/10; 11/5-7

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 11:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle

Textual adaptations of traditional literatures have long been written and discussed. Recent incarnations, such as Disney's film The Princess and the Frog (2009) or Michael Buckley's The Sisters Grimm series illustrate our continued fascination with such literatures. Other authors, such as Ryan C. Thomas with The Undead World of Oz or W. Bill Czolgosz and his text Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, have chosen to dig deep into the tales of the undead to breathe new life into such stories. This panel seeks to explore the transformations such tales have undergone and how such retellings impact the lore regarding such works.

[Update]Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 3:59pm
University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society

[UPDATE]

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

The University of Victoria's English Graduate Student' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.

Death in Early Modern Literature

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 12:20pm
The St. John's University Humanities Review

Death in Early Modern Europe

The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:

• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death / Executions
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague

Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

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Friday, February 19, 2010 - 7:12pm
EGE UNIVERSITY

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

"Youth" has consistently been mythologized. People are always making comments about the new generation. Here you are given the chance to reflect your own perspective at Ege University's 1st International Undergraduate Symposium entitled Youth and Myth.

This symposium, co-organised by the undergraduate students of the Departments of American Culture & Literature and English Language & Literature, will be held on 20-21 May 2010 at the Faculty of Letters, Ege University.

Come and join us! Make your voice be heard!

Topics might include but are not limited to:

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