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States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline March 15, 2009)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 4:49pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat


This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.


Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

"H.G.Wells, Modernism, and Modernity" Special Session 2009 M/MLA Annual Convention

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:25pm
MMLA November 12-15, 2009, Union Station Marriott, St. Louis, Missouri

H.G. Wells was convinced that writing must communicate a direct social purpose and that its aesthetic qualities must be joined inextricably with it, which put him, necessarily, at odds with much of the Modernist aesthetics of the early 20th century (especially the idea of art for art's sake). And yet, Wells' rejection of certain aspects of emerging Modernism was not a disavowal of writing that concerns itself with beauty, truth, and pleasure (the realm of aesthetics); nor was it an implicit critique of aesthetic sensibility and its socio-historical significance. Rather, for Wells, to abstract the realm of the aesthetic from everyday life, from the here and now, was to make it largely irrelevant.

Francis William Newman Graduate-Student Essay Contest

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:16pm
Journal: Intellectus ante Fidem / Francis William Newman Society

The FWNS sponsors the annual Francis William Newman Graduate Student Essay Contest and welcomes qualified submissions from March through July.

Intellectus ante Fidem is to be published under the auspices of the Francis William Newman Society by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It will be made available in digital format to institutional and individual subscribers through the database POIESIS. For details, please see our posting: http://www.fwnewman.org/Journal/index.html

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:27am
Mark West / University of Glasgow

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

This issue emphasises cross-cultural Atlantic exchanges, noting that the ocean has served not to separate but to connect
the peoples of the Atlantic continents - Africa, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe - from 1492 to the present day. 'Atlantic Exchanges' seeks to encourage inter-cultural perspectives in a variety of disciplines.

eSharp welcomes submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and contributors are invited to interpret the theme broadly.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE 31 MARCH 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 3:19am
BAKEA HERO (EXTENSION)

PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ

BAKEA
Uluslararası
Batı Kültürü ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları
Sempozyumu

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
BAKEA
International
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

7-8-9 Ekim 2009

7-8-9 October 2009

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Extended deadline for proposals:
31 March 2009

ICR 2009 - Cities and Citizens

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 10:44am
Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud

We invite submissions for a special panel titled, "Cities and Citizens: Romanticism in the Liberal Metropolis," part of this year's International Conference on Romanticism, to be held November 5-8 in New York City.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 4:32am
Nathan Waddell

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:46pm
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

The HECBC invites undergraduate students of all majors to participate in this multidisciplinary event by displaying their work in one of the following conference formats:
• individual or panel paper-presentations
• poster presentations
• musical, theatrical, or oratorical performances
• artistic or technical exhibitions
The conference theme is "Juggling Ambiguity," but students' work does not have to address this theme.

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 6:53pm
University of California, Davis

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Bettyann Kevles (Yale, History).
Professor Mark Micale (University of Illinois, History).

Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature (1 April 2009)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 1:08pm
Kate Ashley

Reminder: "The Paradise of the Learned": Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature

'The remark was sufficient to withdraw Jude's attention from the imaginative world he had lately inhabited, in which an abstract figure ... was steeping his mind in a sublimation of the arts and sciences, and making his calling and election sure to a seat in the paradise of the learned' (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure).

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:17pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

[UPDATE]:MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 9:54am
Elizabeth Ho

Deadline for abstracts extended until March 20th, 2009.

Abstracts are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally "embrace(d) the graphic novel" in 2007, supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British tradition of sequential art?

The Journal of Browning Studies

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 4:28am
Joseph Phelan

The Journal of Browning Studies

The Journal of Browning Studies, the successor to Browning Society Notes, invites contributions on all subjects connected with the life and work of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and their circle. The new journal, which will appear annually, is intended to become the natural home for critical and scholarly work on the poets. As well as articles and reviews, it will also include a 'Brownings Notes and Queries' section correcting or supplementing existing scholarly and biographical information on the poets.

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