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Paroles gelées Call for Articles: "The Branded City / La Ville marquée" April 30, 2010 (UCLA French Graduate Student Journal)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:37pm
Paroles gelées Journal of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Graduate Student Journal

Journal of French and Francophone Studies

The Branded City / La Ville marquée
Throughout history, cities have been contact zones where the past, present and future coexist, where urban and suburban meet and where (im)migrants, ex-patriots, urban explorers, and local inhabitants mix anonymously.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, Myth (_American Literature_) (31 May 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:05pm
_American Literature_ (Duke University Press)

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:47pm
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

Textual and Bibliographical Studies Regular Session

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

TEXTUAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES regular session for the annual convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association to be held November 5-7, 2010, at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. This session is an open topic in textual and bibliographical studies. By April 30, 2010, please send a brief outline of your proposed paper (about 250 words) either by e-mail at rgreer@twu.edu or via post to Dr. Russell Greer, Texas Woman's University, Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages, Box 425829, Denton, Texas, 76204-5829.

East West Literary Relations, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:51pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

This panel accepts a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical concerns related to the study of Asian and Euro-American literatures. We welcome the study and cross-disciplinary use of visual texts and/or media, as well as traditional author-centered research.

Fat Sudies Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, October 1-3, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:41pm
Elena Levy-Navarro, Fat Studies Area Chair, MPCA

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2010

The Fat Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is soliciting proposals for its joint annual conference. We seek proposals for papers, roundtables, or forms of artistic expression that forward a fat-affirmative agenda. Critical discussions of fat, thin, and body size are welcome, especially those that either consider or counter phobic constructions of the presentday. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 16-18, 2010 (Undergrad) (proposals by June 18, 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:08pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate papers for the upcoming Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 16-18, 2010.

Papers by undergraduates covering any area of Medieval and Renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be 250-300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor.

Abstracts (and letters) should be submitted electronically or by regular mail by June 18, 2010 to:

Early Modern Local Identity, SAMLA , Nov. 5-7, 2010 (abstracts by 05/01/10)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:46pm
John Adrian, University of Virginia's College at Wise

Even in an age of burgeoning nationhood, English men and women were profoundly influenced by—and even drew their primary identity from—the parish, the town, and the county. This session welcomes proposals that focus on the textual construction and maintenance of local identity and/or community. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the impact of a geographical locale on a particular writer's works, the depiction of the local as an alternative to or retreat from national events and initiatives, or the invocation of local places, traditions, and ways of thinking to respond to the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Regis at Gonzaga: The Hopkins Conference July 8-11, 2010 Opening reception, lectures, panels, papers, Mass and readings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:32pm
Regis University

Call for Papers

Submit paper proposals to Dr. Victoria McCabe by May 10, 2010.

Via e-mail: vmccabe@regis.edu
fax: 303-964-5531
mail: 3333 Regis Boulevard, H-24
Denver, CO 80221-1099 USA

July 8,2010 Opening reception at Foley Library, Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga University
July 9 & 10, 2010, Friday/Saturday-lectures, panels, papers
July 11, 2010 Sunday-Hopkins Memorial Mass, followed by readings

Modernist Historiography (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 1:36pm
Seamus O'Malley, Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Modernist Historiography

The modern era saw a shift in society's views of history, as history began to be seen as circular, degenerative, utopian, etc. There was also a related, but distinct, shift in how histories were written, as the professionalization of the discipline of history intensified and creative writers made the writing of history new.

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 1:13pm
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."

Presented by the Studies in Psychoanalysis and Literature Reading Group
and GRIT: The Group for the Reading of Incredible Theory
May 21, 2010
Department of English
University of Toronto

Call for Papers

Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 12:21pm
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:33am
José I. Prieto-Arranz / University of the Balearic Islands

As previously announced, the IV SELICUP conference Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture: Spaces and Contexts will be hosted by the Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) on 20-22 October 2010. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 May 2010.

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation:

Prof Paul Julian Smith (University of Cambridge): "The continuing localism of youth culture in Spanish TV and film"

Dr Josephine Dolan (University of the West of England): "Firm and Hard: old age, the 'youthful' body and essentialist discourses"

[UPDATE!] Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:59am
University of Exeter, UK

**CFP deadline extended! It is now Friday, 16th April 2010 **

Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature and Philosophy 1850-1910

University of Exeter, 10th - 11th September 2010

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine --
Unweave a rainbow...
(Keats, Lamia, 229-237)