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NAVSA 2010: Scale and Perspective: Individual Agency vs. Invisible Hand, 11/11-11/13

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 9:02pm
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Ilana Blumberg/NAVSA (proposed session, subject to approval)
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How do Victorian texts (novels, in particular) stage a confrontation between the sense of moral urgency and individual agency on the part of characters (or narrator) and the more distant, less personalized, and at times ironic sense of human lives as an effect of the invisible hand? What role does economic theory play in the sense of plot as beyond the control of any one human will? What generic or narratological innovations come about in response to this newly expressed form of fate? Is there a third path between individual agency and the invisible hand?

Please send proposals of 300-500 words and one-page cv to Ilana Blumberg (imb@msu.edu) by February 15.
Session subject to approval.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
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University of Washington, Seattle
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In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 11:21am
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Swansea University
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International conference, 12-14 July 2010

http://www.swan.ac.uk/CREW/Conferences/TheorisingWales/

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

C-SCAP (Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics)

GENCAS (Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)

in collaboration with the Richard Burton Centre, all at Swansea University

Keynote speakers

Simon Brooks (Cardiff University)

Glenn Jordan (University of Glamorgan)

Gerardine Meaney (University College Dublin)

Chris Weedon (Cardiff University)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 10:28am
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Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue. Visit the site at http://magazine.bhattercollege.org.in. Consult the guidelines before you submit any content at http://magazine.bhattercollege.org.in/?page_id=17

Deadline of Submission: January 21, 2010.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 8:53am
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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
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, currently Visiting Professor at 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)

Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:58pm
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Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:25pm
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Modern Language Association
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Benedict Anderson's "philological-lexicographic revolution" and after. Cultural standardization and fixity in the regime of print-capitalism; implications of fluid lexicographical practice and access online. Abstracts by March 15 for possible Special Session at the MLA convention, Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:38pm
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Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

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

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:32pm
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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 at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, April 16, 2009.

Archives of Irish Studies in the 21st Century MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 12:15pm
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American Conference for Irish Studies
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The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2010 to be included on the Los Angeles conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.

Irishness and Celebrity MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 12:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
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The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2010 to be included on the Los Angeles conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.

Politics of Language - MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 12:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
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2011 MLA Convention, Los Angeles
Modern Language Association (MLA) / ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2010 to be included on the Los Angeles conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.

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