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Politics of Language - MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 12:10pm
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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.

"The Drawn Map" Graduate Student Conference--Jan 15th Extended Deadline

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:12am
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
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"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010

Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):

Professor Martin Bruckner
University of Delaware
"Cartography in Motion: Ambulatory Maps and Visual Perception in Eighteenth-Century America"

Faculty Speaker:

Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
Northeastern University

& Professionalization Roundtable:
"Mapping the Archive"

Queer Ecology (ASLE panel at MLA, 6-9 January 2011 in L.A.)

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)

Queer Ecology
ASLE panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)

Proposals are invited for presentations that explore the relationship between ecocriticism and queer theory. How do ecocriticism and queer theory mutually reinforce and/or challenge each other? What underlying assumptions in ecocritical theory are called into question by queer theory, and vice versa? What does it look like to "queer" ecocriticism? What does it look like to "green" queer theory? What is the relationship between queer ecology and ecofeminism?

How do particular literary texts illustrate or dramatize answers to these questions? How do literary texts express a "queer ecology"? Paper proposals may address any or a combination of these questions.

UPDATE: Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production March 13-14 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
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Mar 13-14 2010 Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English, University of Calgary
Contact Email: freeex@ucalgary.ca
http://english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange
Call For Papers/Participants

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:35pm
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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

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

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
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Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary
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The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:14am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference

March 4-6, 2010

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.

[UPDATE] CFP "Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States" - DEADLINE EXTENDED to Jan. 11, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 5:23pm
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Concordia University

Call for Papers:

8th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States

March 19-20th, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: January 11, 2010
Submit to: colloquiumconcordia@gmail.com

Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts. April 15-17, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
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The University of Virginia Department of English

Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them. But our understanding of these reactions can at times seem limited to the biological. Our senses do not just perceive the physical; they serve physiologically liminal roles which govern our interactions with the world surrounding us. This conference will investigate both the role of sense in perceiving the textual and the sensory aspects of texts. Topics will include the five physical senses, affect and sensibility, and the ways in which relationships with other people and environments are conducted and understood through the senses.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal - March 25 Deadline

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 7:17pm
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"New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature"/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2010 Special Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature." In the 1980's Stephen Greenblatt developed "New Historicism." Despite H. Aram Veeser's 1989 anthology, The New Historicism, and numerous other publications in this field, one is left puzzled about why a historical examination of literature is "new." Essays should either strive to define new or old historicism, or should practice a historical evaluation of literature.

The 7th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference: Tolkien in the Classroom [Reminder]

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 1:43pm
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Tolkien at The University of Vermont
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This April 9-11, 2010, the English department will host the three-day J.R.R. Tolkien conference. Leslie Donovan will be our guest speaker. Papers can be on any subject but special consideration will be given to those abstracts relating to the theme of Tolkien in the classroom. Please submit abstracts or complete 8-10 page papers electronically to cvaccaro@uvm.edu by January 15, 2010.

2010 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, June 14-20, 2010, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada (02/15/2010

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 6:06pm
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Marxist Literary Group
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Call for Papers
2010 Marxist Literary Group, Institute on Culture and Society
Special Topic: "The Dialectic"
Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2010.

The 2010 Marxist Literary Group's Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 15-20, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University. The (particularly timely) special topic of the 2010 ICS will be "The Dialectic."

[UPDATE] Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology CFPs deadline January 8, 2010

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Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:23pm
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Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric @ University of Alaska Anchorage
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Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, history, and other related fields. This year's conference explores hybridity constructed within overlapping intersections of history, identity and technology. We draw its meaning from Homi Bhabha's discussion of the forms, entities, or

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