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[UPDATE] Deadline approaching to submit to UW's upcoming Conference on Criticism and Appreication in the Academy

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30pm
University of Wyoming

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.

CFP: Tracing Norumbega on Early Maps of the Americas. SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF DISCOVERIES (PORTLAND, MAINE) SEPTEMBER 22-25,

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 4:51pm
Dr. Lauren Beck

Norumbega was a region situated between New England and Maritime Canada on early maps, deriving from Verrazano's map of North America, c. 1529, on which it was spelled Oranbega. Three centuries later, sixteenth-century Norimbega had become "the unknown regions […or] all the vast territories around the gulf and river of St. Lawrence, with all its islands" (Botham Howitt, 9), and today it remains in some ways an enigma (Bradley, 101). The etymology for the term is unclear; while most scholars agree that it was named after places in Europe, some of its variants exhibit possible indigenous influences (Morison, 464; Baker 1994).

"International Conference on Chinese Literature in Global Contexts" Beijing, April 28-30

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:28pm
Beijing Normal University, Oklahoma University, World Literature Today, and Chinese Literature Today

Beijing Normal University's College of Chinese Language and Literature, the University of Oklahoma, and Chinese Literature Today (and its parent journal World Literature Today) are pleased to invite scholars to present a paper at the International Conference on Chinese Literature in Global Contexts taking place in Beijing from April 28 to 30, 2011. Presenters at this conference will join other scholars, sinologists, and writers from around the world to discuss the rich history and potential future of Chinese literature within China and also in the wider world.

The conference will host numerous academic forums and panels to discuss some of the following topics:

The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 1:33pm
Christopher Collins and Mary P. Caulfield. The School of Drama, Film and Music. The University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

Please see below our general call for papers for our symposium: The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination.

This symposium seeks to re-negotiate the archive of Irish theatre and performance in order to cast a light on those subterranean dramaturgies that are either characterised as the discontents of historical time or indeed, transmogrified into the historical imagination.

Ethincs in Transadapturgy--IFTR Osaka 8/7-12/2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 11:53am
IFTR Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group

CALL FOR PAPERS
IFTR Translation/Adaptation/Dramaturgy Working Group
Osaka, Japan, 7-12 August 2011

The Translation/Adaptation/Dramaturgy Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research invites paper proposals for its 2011 meeting. While papers for the working group need not be limited to the conference's central themes of Tradition, Innovation, and Community, we do have a special interest in papers that consider how ethics inflects translators', adaptors', and dramaturgs' ("transadaptors'") understandings of and work with any of these terms.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline "Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd," IGA Conference, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2nd-5th August 2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 11:35am
10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Recent Gothic studies have increasingly looked into problems associated with the idea of delimitation, both in terms of material and media. This leads to the two sets of questions implied in this conference's title: Where are the limits of the 'classic' Gothic tradition? Where have these limits been reached or even transgressed? Can one speak about a 'post-Gothic mode'? What, if anything, is capable of replacing the Gothic? The second set of questions is prompted by the commercialisation and commodification of an increasingly romanticised Gothic and its diffusion among different media and modes: Is the Gothic dependent on 'literature'? Are there media-specific 'Gothics'? Which intermedial and intermodal forms are there?

[UPDATE] James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:46am
James Agee Society

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

[UPDATE] Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities? 9 and 10 September 2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:29am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE UK) Postgraduate Conference 2011

ASLE UK (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK) www.asle.org.uk ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'
Keynote speakers include:
Kate Soper
Robert McKay

Alvarez Collection (Reminder of Upcoming Deadline)

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:12am
Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen

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:

Call for reviews on the interdisciplinary [1st March]

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:20am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

Excursions, the open access interdisciplinary postgraduate journal at the University of Sussex, invites calls for reviews of up to 1,500 words from postgraduates and early-career researchers on books and events including, but not limited to:

Books on the interdisciplinary
Performance, theatre, installation art and film that transcends boundaries
Multi-media, innovative and cross-disciplinary conferences and exhibitions

Please submit your reviews through our website at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

The Caribbean: Aesthetics, Ecology, Politics - Conference, 23rd-25th Sept., 2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:06am
Michael Niblett, University of Warwick

The Caribbean: Aesthetics, Ecology, Politics

A conference at the University of Warwick, 23rd-25th September, 2011. Deadline for abstracts: 1st March.

Keynote speakers include: Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Oonya Kempadoo, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Janette Bulkan