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Rethinking Poetics, Columbia University, NYC, June 11-13 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 11:47pm
Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative

Rethinking Poetics

Columbia University, NYC
June 11-13, 2010

Announcing the Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative.

We are convening a three-day conference at Columbia (June 11-13, 2010), "Rethinking Poetics." It is our sense that the practices of poetics are in danger of becoming pro forma and that a focused, skeptical examination of basic assumptions will be most useful. Terms continue to be used routinely in circumstances that increasingly call for nuanced or even fundamental change. What does "materiality of the signifier" mean in the era of data mining or platform instability? What does "news" mean? How useful are current periodizations? Such questions can be multiplied.

[UPDATE] Vexed by 19th-century fiction 6/1/10

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 8:04pm
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina

Updating our earlier CFP, we've extended the deadline out of consideration for those beset by end-of-semester stress. Deadline is now June 1. Here's the full updated CFP:

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, "are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life." Nineteenth-century novels shouldered that didactic mission with particular force and authority. To what extent do they still exert that authority over us today?

CCCCs Panel / Epideixis and Rhetorical Education: Beyond Coercion and Critique (4/30)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 7:35pm
Erich Werner / UNC Chapel Hill

"In epideictic oratory, the speaker turns educator": decades ago, Chaim Perelman and Lucy Olbrechts-Tyteca suggested this powerful tie between education and epideictic. Epideixis, Aristotle's third branch of rhetoric, is the rhetoric of ceremony, of praise and blame, of display, of "speechifying," and "preaching to the choir." The epideictic speaker, Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca implied, educates in the sense that, like a teacher, she initiates her audience into a larger community and its values and traditions: the epideictic rhetor is a kind of educator, and the educator a kind of epideictic rhetor.

[UPDATE} CFP Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 7:28pm
/Postmodern Culture

Reminder: May 1 is our target date to receive all proposals for papers at the Culture After Postmodern Culture conference at UC Irvine in October 9, 2010. Some funds are available for presenters whose proposals are accepted. We hope to include work revised from the conference in an issue of the journal Postmodern Culture.

For more information see http://afterpostmodernculture.net and email pmc@uci.edu.

See you in October!

Documentary Editing: Call for Editions

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:34pm
Documentary Editing/Association for Documentary Editing

CALL FOR EDITIONS

Documentary Editing
The Journal of the Association for Documentary Editing

Background

Since 1979, Documentary Editing has been a premier journal in the field of documentary and textual editing. Beginning with the 2011 issue, Documentary Editing will move online and become an open-access, digital publication. While retaining the familiar content of the print journal, including peer-reviewed essays about editorial theory and practice, in 2011 Documentary Editing will become the first academic journal to publish peer-reviewed editions.

Gender and Manuscript Studies; RSA Montreal 2011 (abstracts by 30 April 2010; conference 24-26 March 2011)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:49pm
Penelope Anderson / Indiana University, Bloomington

This panel takes up the interrelationships between gender and manuscript studies. Recent work has shown that attending to manuscript writings dramatically changes our sense of the genres of and audiences for women's writings. What are the consequences of these studies for ideas of writing and readership in the early modern period? In particular, how can manuscript studies reshape our sense of early modern women's involvement in intellectual culture? What can manuscript writings tell us about ideas of literary form, genre, or audience? How does gender shape manuscript coteries?

This is a panel for the Renaissance Society of America conference in Montreal, March 2011. Presenters must be members of the RSA by the time of the conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:44pm
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Theme Double Issue, Summer/Fall 2010. Ed. Jody Berland and Blake Fitzpatrick

For this special issue we seek papers that address cultures of militarization or that raise questions concerning the ubiquity of militarization as a presence woven into the fabric of civic culture. We also open the possibility of holding the terms culture and militarization apart, in order to investigate the ways a militarized presence is normalized or critiqued in private, public and national narratives.

The Allegory of Guillaume de Digulleville (Deguileville) in Europe: Circulation, Reception and Influence 21-23 July 2011

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:11pm
Université de Lausanne

The fourteenth-century allegorical trilogy composed by the Cistercian monk, Guillaume de Digulleville (or Deguileville) -- the Pèlerinage de la vie humaine [Pilgrimage of Human Life], Pèlerinage de l'âme [Pilgrimage of the Soul], and Pèlerinage de Jhesucrist [Pilgrimage of Jesus Christ] -- travelled widely across the medieval and early modern world. Digulleville's trilogy first allegorizes human life as a pilgrimage, then envisions a journey through the afterlife as another form of pilgrimage, and finally recasts the narrative of the Christian gospels as a story of divine pilgrimage on earth. Addressed to men and women, both rich and poor, Digulleville's pilgrimage allegories were recopied and illuminated with remarkable frequency during the Middle Ages.

Essays for The John Updike Review

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 3:56pm
The John Updike Review

The John Updike Review is a newly-established, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published by the University of Cincinnati and The John Updike Society. The journal specializes in scholarship on the writings, life, and literary and cultural significance of John Updike.
The John Updike Review welcomes all critical approaches and publishes full-length articles as well as shorter notes, book reviews, bibliographical updates, and professional postings about conferences, calls for papers, scholarships, and other items of interest pertaining to Updike.

Call for Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2011 NeMLA@RutgersU, April 22 deadline

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 3:29pm
Women's & Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Call for Articles- Catholic Library World (ongoing)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 1:35pm
Sigrid Kelsey, LSU

Catholic Library World (ISSN 0008-820X), the quarterly journal of the Catholic Library Association, is seeking articles for its September 2010 and subsequent issues. The peer reviewed journal is published in September, December, March and June.

Articles are sought covering a wide range of information science and religious topics, from a variety of perspectives. Articles may cover any topic within religious studies, information science, and the broader humanities.

Economies of Witchcraft in African Literature (April 7-10, 2011)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:18pm
Timothy Johns / Murray State University

Although recent studies in the social sciences have begun to focus on connections between witchcraft and the turbulent political economies of sub-Saharan Africa, studies in African literature have yet to fully confront this sensitive topic. The goal of this panel is to provide a forum for exploring intersections between witchcraft, the political economy, and African literature.

Intertextuality in the Works of Caryl Phillips - SAMLA conference, November 5-7, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:11pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University

Over the course of his nearly thirty-year career as a writer, the Caribbean/black British writer Caryl Phillips has received considerable attention for his unique literary aesthetic that involves the fragmentation and juxtaposition of multiple story lines in any given text. But Phillips has also been consistent in his use of intertexuality, for in his fiction and his non-fiction, he has made extensive and explicit use of a wide range of historical and literature sources. While Phillips' intertextuality never goes the way of pastiche or "literary cannibalism," it is a critical component of his prominent themes and interests in history, in identity, and in the effects of exclusionary practices across race, space, and time.

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