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Literature (?) Philosophy (at ACLA 2011, Vancouver, March 31-April 3)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association Panel

This interdisciplinary panel focuses on the shifting and difficult to define relationship(s) between literature and philosophy, both as genres and as disciplines. The indeterminate relation (?) in the title provides a space for speakers to insert their own approach so that the panel may generate a dialogue between different interdisciplinary methods, practices, or views (in addition to a dialogue between literature and philosophy). This panel welcomes papers focusing on any aspect of this complex topic either in theory or in practice.

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 4:48pm
Coeditors Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

Co-editors Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen are soliciting paper abstracts for a scholarly collection of essays treating Julia Alvarez's work. Writers may address adaptations/translation, her young adult and children's literature, novels, poetry, autobiography, nonfiction, or any other of her productions.

Abstracts should be 750 words and may consider any topic, including the following:

Women's War, 1939-1945.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 4:17pm
Jeanne Perreault, University of Calgary; Marlene Kadar, York University

The Second World War opened channels for women in unprecedented ways: women journalists and photographers on the allied side were said to have an alibi to go everywhere and do everything. Other women found their way into less savoury work, including making propaganda for the Nazis or doing their dirty work in the camps. For an edited collection, we invite papers that discuss little examined aspects of women's work during the war. We particularly welcome considerations of life writing, documentation, or memory documents.

Submit Your Writing and Art for Publication in Pomona Valley Review's Spring 2011 Issue.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 2:02pm
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review, an online liberal arts journal, needs your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2011 issue. We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit. This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in the humanities. Combine 1-5 works into a Word or PDF file
for submission. See our website for more info.

www.pomonavalleyreview.com

Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:35pm
12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

Imagining Locality: Regionalization in U.S. Literature and Culture before the Civil War (essay collection; 5/1/11)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:03am
John Funchion

In the wake of the "the planetary turn" in literary and cultural studies, scholars have devoted increasing attention to issues of space and place. The growing influence of transnational paradigms of study—including Atlantic, hemispheric, and global studies—have challenged us to re-examine the way social and political spaces are produced, maintained, and transformed. In the midst of this critical re-assessment, the status of the "region" requires particular attention. What happens to the concept of regionalism as we continue to call the definitions and intersections of local, national, and border spaces into question? What are regions and how might we define them? What role has the discourse of regionalism played in U.S. literary history and culture?

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:18am
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011. This event will bring together postgraduates and early-career researchers working on travel, tourism and leisure histories from a wide range of methodological perspectives. The conference seeks to highlight the volume of historical research currently being undertaken in these emerging areas, which are too often split between more established sub-fields such as transport history and sport history.

Suggestions for proposals include:

Crossing Realities: Transferring Borders in the New Millennium

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:18am
Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures & Societies

This call for papers aims at an overall inclusion concerning the full cultural contemporary debate on the concepts of shift and interconnection among different areas of communication and nationhoods. The purpose is to gather together academics and scholars from as diverse backgrounds as possible (linguistics, literature, cultural studies, history, history of art, film studies, theatre studies etc) in order to study how ideological and cultural differences shape and reshape the sense of borders and crossings in the postcolonial field.
The key term should be "post", that is "renewal" and "changed positions and attitudes". Subthemes offering pathways towards and around the node of "crossing realities" include but are not limited to the following:

Book Submissions Wanted - No Deadline

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 9:24am
Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora Literary Press will be listed in the upcoming issue of the Writer's Market. We now accept submissions of book-length manuscripts from authors around the world. The submission should be in English, with MLA citations (if it is an academic book). Genres we hope to publish: academic and scholarly books, drama, novels and novellas, poetry, autobiography, biography, journals, conference proceedings, edited dissertations, and other genres. We have previously published 3 issues of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. This year, PLJ is growing from two to three issues per year. Please email submissions directly to the Publisher, Anna Faktorovich, at pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com.

Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections (14-15 July 2011)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7:52am
University of Lincoln (UK)

In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.

CFP : George MacDonald among His Contemporaries (30 March 2011; deadline 15 January 2011)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 4:30am
Ginger Stelle and John Patrick Pazdziora / School of English, University of St Andrews

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Call for Papers:
George MacDonald among His Contemporaries

A one day conference hosted by the School of English, University of St Andrews

30 March 2011, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland

George MacDonald (1824-1905) is most often discussed in terms of what came after: his role in the development of fantasy literature and his influence on writers such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though providing valuable insights into MacDonald's legacy, this emphasis tends to obscure his involvement in his own time. MacDonald was a Victorian. His works attest to his wide knowledge of his time and culture, and his deep engagement with the issues of the day.