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October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

[UPDATE] Victorian Markets and Marketing Oct 15-17, 2009 Vancouver

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Selesky / VSAWC-VISAWUS
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Victorian Markets and Marketing Oct 15-17, 2009. Vancouver, BC. Coast Plaza Hotel
A Joint Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada and the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. Hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of the Fraser Valley

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

[EXTENDED DEADLINE10 September, 2009] Fantasy Ireland:13-15 November 2009

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16am
full name / name of organization: 
North East Irish Culture Network/University of Sunderland

Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:28pm
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LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:

Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?

ETUDES IRLANDAISES , Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010 (non-thematic)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 6:00am
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ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer-reviewed)
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The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 volume of the journal.
Scientific project of the review :
Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.
General issues published in Spring alternate with special issues in Autumn .

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:55pm
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Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
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

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, international, int

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 4:04pm
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Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
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Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other conceptions of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of Media's: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print sources, art, or any other visual medium.

[UPDATE] Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 8:44am
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field's transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people.

UPSTAGE: A Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Theatre and Theatrical Culture

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:08pm
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and St. Mary's University College, England

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century theatre and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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