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RAWI Conference CFP [1 Feb. 2010, 3-6 Jun. 2010]

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 8:21pm
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Conference of Radius of Arab American Writers
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Arab American Art and Culture:
Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities

RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers, announces its third national conference, "Arab American Art and Culture: Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities. This conference will bring together Arab American, Arab, and Anglophone-Arab writers of all genres in performance, critique, and conversation.

RAWI welcomes individual paper or full panel proposals. Individual paper proposals should include a presentation title, short biography, and 300-word abstract. Full panel proposals should include presenter bios, both panel and presentation titles, and a description of each presentation, including titles.

Quebec University English Undergraduate Conference, March 26-27, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:43pm
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Bishop's University
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1st Annual Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference (QUEUC)
March 26 & 27, 2010
Hosted by Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Undergraduate students from departments of English Literature attending Quebec universities are encouraged to submit papers to this conference. Essays may address literature from any genre, region, or historical period. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates attending Quebec universities to meet one another and present their ideas in a collaborative conference setting. Participants will also gain valuable professional experience for future graduate studies and post-graduate careers.

"Seeking Commonalities: Writing, Literature, and Criticism" Abstract deadline: January 30, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 9:15pm
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Wiregrass Conference in English Studies
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The conference is sponsored by Valdosta State University's English Graduate Student Association.

The complexities of literature and language studies can fragment graduate students to the degree that they lose sight of the commonalities among the components of their discipline. This conference seeks to reconnect us to the common allure of language, literature, and the contingent sub-disciplines that likely drew us to this multi-faceted field. We encourage submissions, especially from graduate students, on topics related to the conference theme.

[UPDATE] THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 5:40pm
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Stephen E. Severm, West Texas A&M University
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Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. The session will explore provocative sub-titles or epigraphs in individual works of post-Renaissance fiction. Papers that engage recent theories of paratextual elements by scholars such as Jerome McGann and Gérard Genette are especially welcome, as are those analyses that merge rhetorical and literary perspectives

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Dr. Steve Severn by March 15th 2010.

Electronic submissions are preferred:(ssevern@mail.wtamu.edu)

Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
Box 60908
Canyon, TX 79016

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: Exploring the Poetics of Place, 10/1-3/10, Submission deadline 4/15/10

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:20am
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EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities
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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA

Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.

In Susquehanna, River of Dreams, Susan Stranahan recognizes the dynamic intersections of the local with the global when she observes:

Virtual Victorians: Networks, Connections, Technologies (Abstracts due: 15 April 2010)

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 12:11am
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Meagan Timney/Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria
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The proposed multi-disciplinary collection seeks to illuminate connections between Victorian and twenty-first-century technologies, as well as ask how we might consider "virtuality" in relation to Victoriana. It will explore the networks and connections facilitated by technology by combining close reading, broad theoretical questions, project descriptions, and pedagogical methods.

UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 4:41pm
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Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research
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The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010.

CFP Realism's Mixed Modes, German Studies Association 2010, October 7-10, Oakland, California

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:34pm
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Geoffrey Baker
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CFP "Realism's Mixed Modes" German Studies Association 2010, Oakland, California

Realism's Mixed Modes

Eric Downing has pointed out, in his book _Double Exposures_, that realism continues to be viewed as a "heavily normed discourse or style, that purports to universal, transparent, natural, and ahistorical status, and the simultaneously and necessarily excludes or represses both self-consciousness and otherness. Katherine Kearns has also written that realism is "often charged with blindsiding social, political, and epistemological complexities, with throwing its considerable materialistic weight against all that would challenge or suborn the status quo."

Call for Papers to epiphany, a refereed international journal of literature and social sciences

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 9:55am
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epiphany/International University of Sarajevo
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epiphany
Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
International University of Sarajevo
ISSN 1840-3719

CALL FOR PAPERS

epiphany is a refereed online academic journal edited at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, devoted to publishing articles related to the fields of English Literature, Political Science, Psychology, and Visual Arts. Indexed in DOAJ, epiphany publishes bi-yearly authentic articles that promise to contribute to the study of these disciplines.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 6:05pm
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
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Currently accepting submissions: Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

Comparative Literature Deadline 3/1/2010

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 4:06pm
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Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain MLA
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Soliciting proposals for the Comparative Literature panel at the 2010 RMMLA Convention in Albuquerque, NM. I am particularly interested in transatlantic connections, but other areas are also welcome.

[UPDATE] Paths of Progress(?)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:47pm
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California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English
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In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

[UPDATE] 75 Years of Penguin Books: International Conference (29 June - 1 July 2010); CFP DEADLINE: 1 FEB 2010

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:19am
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AHRC Penguin Project, University of Bristol

This conference seeks to cover the diversity of Penguin's publication history. In 2010, Penguin Books will be 75 years old and Puffin Books will be 70 years old. Organised by the AHRC Penguin Archive Project, the International Penguin Conference is occasioned by these two anniversaries of what is arguably the most distinctive and the most significant publishing house in the twentieth century and beyond. The conference will take place at the University of Bristol on three days: Tuesday 29 June - Thursday 1 July 2010.

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