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The Artfulness of Play: Bridging Creative and Theoretical Discourses (Sept 25 - 27, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 12:28pm
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University of Western Ontario, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.

Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
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Rachel Luria/ SAMLA
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Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

2nd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - October 16-17, Chattanooga TN

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 1:49am
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Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter

present

The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

October 16 – 17, 2009

Call for Papers:

The City (September 24-26 2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
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Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Extension to Call for Papers: New Postgraduate Journal – Victorian Network

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 3:30am
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Victorian Network

Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. We are extending the deadline for submissions until 1st May 2009.

The journal is guest edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by other doctoral students. Two types of submissions are now accepted for the first issue. We are seeking essays of no longer than 7000 words which engage with the topic of the first issue, "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". Topics might include but are not limited to:

The Jewish Woman and Her Body

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:34pm
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Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State University
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The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010

Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009

Since Eve, the woman and her body have had a central position in Jewish tradition. Experiences such as childbirth, violence, sexuality, hunger, infertility, and aging have preoccupied Jewish life. Representations of the female body in Jewish texts include idealization, restriction, and objectification. This interdisciplinary conference will explore real and imagined constructions of the Jewish woman and her body.

Proposals from all disciplinary approaches, historical periods and geographical locations are welcome.

CFP: [Transatlantic] Atlantikos (5/1/09; journal issue)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:53pm
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Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship
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Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship

Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 issues.

As a resource for young scholars new to the field of transatlantic studies, Atlantikos is particularly interested in publishing the work of advanced graduate students and new professors. We encourage submissions that join an ongoing conversation about the current status and evolution of transatlantic scholarship, both generally and in relation to specific texts, figures, and concepts.

novel

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:25am
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shahriar valipour
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i would like to apply to your web site in order to submm it for call for papers concerning novels and short stories.
i am an English literature student getting my BA.

Short Story: Stories with Histories. MMLA St. Louis Nov. 12-15, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:55pm
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Shiela Pardee / Midwest Modern Language Association
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Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: spardee@semo.edu

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 3:45pm
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Rice University
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Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

[UPDATE] Bangor University postgraduate Truth and Lies interdisciplinary conference.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:53am
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Bangor University

Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th

Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales

Call for Papers

Our society bombards us with deception: false reports, embellished
testimony, misleading advertising, and that which goes unsaid. But are we
really being lied to? Or is the truth hiding underneath the deception, and
is it up to us to actively bring it to light?

We invite contributions from postgraduates across the disciplines in the
Arts and Humanities. Topic areas should reflect the interdisciplinary theme
of the conference. Suggestions may include (but are not limited to):

CFP / Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13pm
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Franz Potter / Studies in Gothic Fiction

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews for its premiere on-line issue. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.
Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2009.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
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Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)
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This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

Humanities June 27, 28

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 4:46pm
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CPRACSIS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANC ERESEARCH AND CULTURAL STUDIES
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Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

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