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The Supernatural in Irish Literature and Film

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 2:47pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

In many ways, Irish literary works and film are haunted, literally and figuratively. Additionally, it is home to many creatures and myths and even the most famous of the undead, Count Dracula. This panel encourages an open approach to any way in which the supernatural works within Irish literature or film and discussions of the ways in which the supernatural, from haunting to vampires to other creatures and forces, works in conjunction or juxtaposition with Irish culture.

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS - 28 February 2020 - 2-4 September, 2010

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 6:36pm
Dr Sanja Bahun, University of Essex

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
Date: 2-4 September, 2010
Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex is pleased to announce an international conference on "Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious" to be held at the Wivenhoe Park campus, 2-4 September, 2010. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions, dealing with the conjunction of myth, psychoanalysis, and literary-artistic activity. While proposals on any aspect of myth, literary, and psychoanalytic studies are very welcome, the organisers would particularly encourage interdisciplinary contributions. The topics might include, but will not be confined to:

Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 9:55am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / MELUS Panel / Lucy R. Littler

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at llittler@fsu.edu by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.

[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:30pm
University of Washington, Seattle.

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
Graduate Students in English Association


Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 4/1/10)

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:27pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf).
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2010, in order to be considered for the 2010 issue.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Facing the Other in the Absence of Theory, Spetember 30-October 2, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:06am
Faculty of Philosophy, Niksic, Montenegro

To some this title may seem paradoxical or too daunting as human cognition starts with the very opening of the eyes. If we have established that our approach to the phenomena that are other is always unavoidably a matter of semiosis, and that even in an attempt to naturalize phenomenology, like that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who points to the corporeity of consciousness as much as an intentionality of the body, it appears that our most negligible movements present our cultural being or habituality (Cf. Iris Young, Throwing Like a Girl, 1990, 2005). However, many authors have claimed (for example, the novelist D. H. Lawrence or philosopher Luce Iragary) that we know by touch and intuition.

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center

The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.

She-Wolf: Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 8:20am
University of Manchester UK

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Hutchings (University of Northumbria, UK)

The figure of the werewolf has haunted art, literature and culture for millennia. While not as common as their male counterparts, female werewolves appear in a variety of texts, of different genres and different cultures. From transcripts of witchcraft trials to Buffy, the female werewolf and her shapeshifting sisters continue to challenge, excite and entertain.

Conference Dates: 9 - 10 September 2010

This conference will explore representations and cultural meanings of female werewolves and other female shapeshifters, and the perennial fascination of these creatures. Papers are sought from researchers in all disciplines.

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (www.rmmla.org)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:16pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)

Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

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