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The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

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.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

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Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

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

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

Steampunk! The Popular Manifestation of Neo-Victorianism

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Steampunk Society
contact email: 
majortinker@aol.com

Steampunk! The Popular Version of Neo-Victorianism

A One-Day Conference hosted by the Victorian Steampunk Society, September 11, 2010

Lincoln Castle and Lawns, Lincoln U.K.

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook
contact email: 
susan.elizabeth.cook@gmail.com

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present?

Collection: Vexed Encounters with 19th-century Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina
contact email: 
haynswor@mailbox.sc.edu

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, “are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life.” Nineteen

[UPDATE]Submission Deadline Extended to March 15! Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 36.2 "M"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Guest Editor: Frank Stevenson

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