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11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College
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Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

Poetry, Politics, and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:24am
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University of Sheffield

From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

The Expanding Universe: Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century (International Conference: 6-8 Feb 2010)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 6:58am
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Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

The conference will focus on the interface between science and literature in the nineteenth century. Professor Gillian Beer will deliver the inaugural lecture at the Conference.

Myth & Fairy Tale Pop Culture

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 6:07pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
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Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.

Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:07pm
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Cynthia Miller/Film & History
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Call for Papers
"Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History

British Society for Literature and Science 2010 Conference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:26am
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British Society for Literature and Science
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 5th annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK on 8-10 April 2010.

Keynote speakers will include John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science at Exeter University; Nick Daly, Professor of English Literature at University College Dublin; and Patricia Waugh, Professor of English Literature at Durham University.

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
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Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

50th Anniversary Conference of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND), Grand Forks, ND, October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Linguistic Circle of
Manitoba and North Dakota, 1959-2009

SEE the LCMND Website for more information about this event & the Circle's venerable history at:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/linguistic_circle/

Where:
Campus of University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

When:
Conference dates are: October 15-17, 2009

Established & emerging scholars and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals in a wide range of humanities topics.

Call for Papers

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Women and the Gendering of Gossip, Talk and Communication Practices across Media – edited collection – Deadline November 15 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Burcon & Melissa Ames

This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.

Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCLA'S Center for the Study of Women

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
announces
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

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