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[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: Feb 15th)

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 12:24am
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University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
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The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics (http://ahalouisville.com) at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, April 16, 2010.

Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 8:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
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Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.

We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow; Abstracts Due 3/1/10

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 8:53pm
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Department of English at University of Rhode Island


"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (Abstract Due: March 1st, 2010)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 6:38pm
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Midwest Conference on British Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

Representation and the Problem of Democracy (3/15/10; MLA '11)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 3:14pm
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Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
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CFP: "Representation and the Problem of Democracy"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2011

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites current graduate students to submit proposals for a panel discussion tentatively entitled "Representation and the Problem of Democracy" at the 2011 MLA annual meeting from January 6 through January 9 in Los Angeles.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:14pm
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Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."

Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Pop Past – It's 'Past', But It's Never 'Over'

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 12:44pm
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PopMatters.com
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There was a time, late 19th/early 20th century or thereabouts, when people, many of them the fashionable French, ventured out to public establishments to imbibe in, among other things, an herbal/licorice/mind-bending brew distilled from the essence of the inelegantly named 'wormwood' plant, which resulted in the poetically named 'absinthe' cocktail. Deep within absinthe's perplexing, complex concoction the "Green Fairy" resided. She is named the "Green Fairy" due to her glowing color and the muse-like inspirations she cast upon some suggestible minds (many quite famous minds, at that). Indeed, absinthe was a fashionable drink among the Parisian artist and intellectual class.

8th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 5:43am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Sunday 19th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (May 13-15, 2010)

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Monday, February 1, 2010 - 12:57pm
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University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society

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

The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' 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.

CFP: 'Textual Bodies' - The Luminary (Lancaster University PG Journal)

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Monday, February 1, 2010 - 8:16am
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Lancaster University

The Luminary
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'
http://www.lancasterluminary.com/contents/cfp1.htm

The Luminary is a postgraduate journal that has been recently set up by a dedicated team of Lancaster University postgraduates, mostly working in the English Literature and Creative Writing department. We are now seeking submissions for the second edition of the journal, and encourage postgraduates of all levels, disciplines and institutions to submit their work for inclusion.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Monday, February 1, 2010 - 8:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) is now open.

In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address (http://www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk/) and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.

A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk.

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