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Asian American Literature - Ambivalent Precursors (ALA May 27-30, 2010 San Francisco)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:59am
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies / American Literature Association

The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies invites papers for a panel on critical reevaluations of Asian American literature before 1970. According to Kandice Chuh, Asian American studies initially relied on claiming America as a nation to contest racist essentialism. But more recently, shifts in Asian American studies towards transnational analyses demand more complex responses to early Asian American texts. For example, literature previously dismissed as Orientalist might be recuperated as complex responses to both subnational and transnational affiliations. Or canonical texts of Asian American literature might be re-situated in the context of a more open genealogy of precursors.

Green Literature: Ecocriticism

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:53pm
Bhavya Tiwari and Cynthia Francica ACLA 2010

Many cultures, literatures, and philosophies have systematically stressed the intimate relation between the human and the animate or inanimate "other." The present threat to our planet and the species inhabiting it demands that we (re)consider, (re)construct and (re)assess the structural connections and biological ties that exist between human beings, their natural surroundings and art forms or genres. What are the links between literature and ecology? Is ecocriticism a new "ism," or has it always existed? What structural elements, themes, and associations allow for the conception of notably "green" artistic forms (however "greenness" is defined)? Can we read literature of the past through "green" lenses?

Atheism in the Age of Enlightenment

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:51pm
Philippe Seminet / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Join us in beautiful Salt Lake City, February 25-27, 2010 for another fun-filled gathering of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. What better place to discuss atheism and enlightenment in the same breath!

For more info: http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/

Literary London 2010, 7-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:38pm
Literary London

Literary London 2010

Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, London, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London

7-9th July 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Susan Alice Fischer (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York)

Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Proposals by 31st March 2010

The Classical Influence

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 6:41pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Seeking 15- or 20-minute papers on the subject of The Classical Influence in the eighteenth century. This topic might include studies on translations, historiography, antiquarian societies, or original art, music, or literature based on classical sources or models. SCSECS subscribes to the idea of the "long" eighteenth century, approximately 1680 to 1830, so subjects need not be restricted to a strict 1700-1799 time frame. The conference is interdisciplinary; all subjects are welcome as long as they fit the general topic.

The SCSECS conference this year will be held in Salt Lake City, February 25-27.

Re-defining art: Artistic genres in literary works.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:43pm
The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

This seminar seeks to identify how and why contemporary literature uses visual works of art (murals, montages, sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) as a means of interpretation. How does the translation of a visual piece into textual form affect both the verbal and the visual expressions? With a particular interest in inter-arts encounters that are cross-cultural in nature, we ask: How does the textualisation of art affect its reception? Does using art in crosscultural works add to or diminish its value as a cultural representation? Does textualization permit the representation of more than one culture? Does reinterpretation involve the loss of an essence, or a change? What is the role of the reader?

From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:14pm
Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3 (Michel de Montaigne University, Bordeaux, France)

"From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors"
CLIMAS (Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3), June 10-12, 2010
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Bodies in Motion: Corporeality & the Representation of Immigrants, Refugees & Other Diasporic Subjects (ACLA 11/13/09; 4/1-4/10)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar seeks to explore connections and tensions between discourses of the body and discourses of diaspora, migration, exile, and transnationality. How do processes of migration challenge or expand our understandings of corporeality? How do the conditions of corporeality challenge or expand our understandings of migration? How is the body shaped or defined by experiences of border-crossing? How is the nation or community shaped or defined by the bodies that enter or leave it, bidden and unbidden? How do migration and diaspora intersect with gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability? All temporal and geographical foci welcome.

Columbia Graduate Journal

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:51pm
Epitextes

The Columbia French Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its journal of graduate work, Épitextes, on the subject of:

"Circulation": Networks, Knowledge and the Literary

[UPDATE] National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:42pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Disability Studies and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Call for Papers: South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Salt Lake City (February 25-27, 2010)

Disability Studies and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

updated: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Marianne Moore Panels at the ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:28pm
Heather White and Luke Carson/The Marianne Moore Society

The Marianne Moore Society will present two panels at this year's ALA, as described below. Please send 500 word abstracts no later than January 15 to Heather White (hwhite@bama.ua.edu) and Luke Carson (lcarson@uvic.ca).

Directions in Marianne Moore Criticism

We welcome papers addressing the past and present states of Moore criticism, as well as those that forecast, devise, or advocate for its most fruitful future developments.

Open Topic

Proposals welcome on any aspect of Moore's life and work.

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