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Gestures and Jesters: Irony at a Crossroads, February 24-25th, 2011

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:19pm
Department of Comparative Literature, The City University of New York Graduate Center


The Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on February 24-25th, 2011.



Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011

50th Anniversary of Cheikh Hamidou Kane's L'Aventure ambiguë, March 17-19, 2011

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:01pm
Brigham Young University French Department

2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication of l'Aventure ambiguë (Ambiguous Adventure) by Cheikh Hamidou Kane. Various events are being planned in Senegal and around the world to celebrate this 50th Anniversary, and Brigham Young University is honored to host a colloquium March 17-19. We are now accepting submissions in French or English. We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of the following conference theme and subthemes:

Ambiguous Adventure:lights and shadows

• Light and shadow, reason and faith in Ambiguous Adventure

• Ambiguities and certainties in Ambiguous Adventure

• Africa's ambiguous adventure: is ambiguity still relevant?

Graphic Novels, comics, and popular culture-SWPCA-Joint conference with PCA 2011 San Antonio

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 2:39pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture. Any
Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
Some topics could include:
COMICS TO FILM

Emerson Society Awards 2011

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 1:51pm
Emerson Society

Emerson Society Awards 2011
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by March 1, 2011.

Queer as an Active Verb, 11/15/2010; 3/31/2011-4/2/2010;

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 12:33pm
Sophie Mills / 2011 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville

CALL FOR PAPERS
Queer /kweer/v., n., & adj. • v. 1 to transgress boundaries. 2 to change lives. 3 to...

2011 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville
March 31 through April 2, 2011, Asheville, NC

The UNC Asheville Queer Studies conference is dedicated to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We welcome a range of approaches and participants, including faculty, graduate, community members and undergraduate students. All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4 papers.

CFP: Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2011)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:00am
Infonomics Society

The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE 2011 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

Charles Olson: Only One Poem (12/1/10; ALA Boston: 5/26-29/2011)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:46am
Gary Grieve-Carlson / The Charles Olson Society

If you could choose only one poem by Charles Olson--for inclusion in an anthology, or to teach to undergraduates, or for a graduate seminar, or as your personal favorite, or as his very best, or his most significant--which would it be? The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the May 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston. Six roundtable participants will be invited to offer ten-minute justifications or explications or celebrations of one poem by Charles Olson. Some might argue that Olson's poems don't stand alone as well as, say, Frost's or Stevens's--that Olson needs to be read in bigger chunks.

Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:42am
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens. Contributions in social, political, economic, and cultural history are welcome, as are related midwestern and Civil War topics, the history of the Northwest Territory, and Illinois biography.

Articles for publication are carefully chosen by the editors, who solicit the comments of at least two referees. Articles are judged on their quality and depth of research, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for this Journal.

Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama (2 - 5 June 2011)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 8:15am
20th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
  • contemporary (post 1989) theater and drama in English
  • Conference location: Mainz, Germany
  • CFP Deadline: 31 Dec 2010
  • Key-note speakers: Alistair Beaton, Rona Munro, Julia Pascal, and Dan Rebellato
  • For further information on CDE visit the society's homepage at: http://www.english.uni-mainz.de/projects/cde/
  • ACLA seminar - "Migrations" (Vancouver, Mar.31 - Apr.3)

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    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 7:07am
    Alla Ivanchikova, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    ACLA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada,
    March 31- April 3, 2011

    Proposals are now accepted for the ACLA panel titled "Migrations".

    PANEL DESCRIPTION:

    War Cinema : Final call for abstracts

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    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 4:31am
    Jura Gentium Cinema

    We are looking for contributions to a special issue, "War Cinema," of JG Cinema, an online journal that deals with film, globalization, and issues of social justice. This issue will deal with war cinema and address question such as the following: how does cinema move between the national and the global in imagining, reflecting, fictionalizing, or inventing life during wartime? How does film confront, evade or displace issues of war and wartime? How can we think about both film and war in a global context? What categories of social cohesion or contestation have emerged from the way cinema has staged wartime?

    Rethinking Baudrillard and Feminist Theory [deadline 11/1/2010] ACLA 2011, Vancouver, 3/31-4/3/2011

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    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 12:42am
    Panel proposal for American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting

    From Jane Gallop's 'French Theory and the Seduction of Feminism', Meaghan Morris' 'Room 101 or A Few Worst Things in The World' to Douglas Kellner's 'Baudrillard's Affront to Feminism,' the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard has been widely condemned in the 80s and 90s as an anti-feminist philosopher. This criticism makes some sense: Baudrillard's major mistake has indeed been his caricaturizing of feminism and feminist theory as mere emancipation or equal rights discourse.