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Contemporary British Fiction: Narrating Violence, Trauma and Loss (International Conference, 17-18 September 2010)

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:48am
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Contemporary British fiction is preoccupied with scenarios of violence, trauma and loss: destruction, guilt, traumatic experiences and apocalyptic anxieties are prevalent thematic and aesthetic concerns that seem to be related to incisive and far-reaching political events. With the postmodern fascination with fragmentation and the dissolution of meaning on the wane, the preoccupation with physical and psychological collapse has prompted some critics to postulate the 'traumatological' (Philip Tew) nature of contemporary writing and to detect a post-millennial aesthetic of responsibility and conscience. These trends and tendencies have been identified, but have not yet received due (and differentiated) critical attention.

Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:05pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England, a conference combining scholarly papers with readings and talks by writers and artists, October 29-31, 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Proposals are invited for presentations on topics such as Poe's relationship to New England literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction and mystery and detective writers and works, works of art, music and poetry by New England writers, artists and composers, including classic, folk and rock music, Gothic literature and the Goth subculture, Poe's New England connections and experiences, his relationship to his contemporaries in New England, or New England literary, folkloristic or historical events and traditions that influenced his work.

Jane Austen in Film and History

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:56pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Jane Austen in Film and History"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Jane Austen in Film and History

Cinephilia: The Love of Film (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:53pm
Cynthia Miller /Film and History

Call for Papers
"Cinephilia: The Love of Film"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Cinephilia: The Love of Film

An American Bromance: Homosocial Love in Film and Television"

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:49pm
Cynthia Miller/ Film & History

Call for Papers
"An American Bromance: Homosocial Love in Film and Television"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: An American Bromance: Homosocial Love in Film and Television

Agape: Faith, God, Mission

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:40pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Agape: Faith, God, Mission"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Agape: Faith, God, Mission

NEH IADTH "Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities" Call for Applications

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 8:49pm
UCLA

"Networks and Network Analysis for Humanities". Call for Applications. Applications are currently being accepted for an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities at UCLA, August 15-27, 2010. Applications must be submitted online no later than November 5, 2009. For more information, and for the online application, please visit http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/hum2010

CFP: Games and Game Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Feb. 2010)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:57pm
Computer Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Games and Game Culture
Computer Culture Area
31st Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
February 10-13, 2010

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of games or game culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture (11/1/2009; CEA 3/25-27/2010)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:13pm
College English Association


U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA 2010

College English Association Conference
March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel
209 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture for our 41st annual conference.

Papers on any topic in U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture will be considered. In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.


General Conference Theme: Voices

Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning--A Special Issue of Reflections

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 4:58pm
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy

The spring 2010 issue of Reflections will explore the interplay between sexuality and literacy, asking us to reconsider the normative structures that position us as particular kinds of sexed/sexualized/gendered people, with certain trajectories of desire and intimacy. We invite authors and artists to reflect with us on community work (broadly conceived) that challenges our normative understanding of "service," "learning," "community," and "citizenship," particularly with regard to the multiple and intersecting discourses of gender and sexuality. What are the different ways in which we approach these issues? What are different ways in which these issues are already gendered, already sexualized?

[UPDATE] Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

The purpose of this panel is to mark intersections between creativity and pedagogy, focusing on teacher-poets.

How does working in a classroom inform the making of poetry?

Papers are invited on poetry by educators. Authors that might be considered include Philip Levine, Gerald Locklin, Tony Hoagland, and Nathan Graziano. While this will be a critical panel, presenters might also comment on their own creative compositions inspired by or about teaching.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Noel Sloboda (njs16@psu.edu) before September 15th, 2009.

"Epistolary (Inter)actions: The Sociable(?) Space of Letters" (SCSECS 2010)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:13pm
Terra Caputo/Allegheny College

Despite the seemingly private and solitary nature of letter writing, there are a number of ways in which letters and, in a broader sense, the epistolary form work to create communities of readers and ideas that extend beyond writer and recipient. In the spirit of the larger conference theme, "Solitude and Sociability," this panel invites papers that explore ways in which epistolarity works to create unique, surprising, or conflicted communities in eighteenth-century English literature and culture. This panel is particularly interested in papers that engage in innovative ways with issues of form: in what ways does epistolarity work to enable and/or preclude sociability in various eighteenth-century literary (and other discursive) contexts?

UPDATE: The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:08pm
Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship (roundtable)

In 2002, Peter Elbow proposed that the Cultures of Literature and Composition learn from one another to both improve scholarship and pedagogy and heal the longstanding gulf between the two fields. Since the publication of Elbow's article, how has the relationship between Composition and Literary Studies changed? What challenges remain to inhibit their alliance?

[UPDATE] Poetics Colloquium: Emergent Trends in Poetics

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 2:24pm
Centenary College of New Jersey

Acclaimed poet Mark Doty, winner of the 2008 National Book Award, is the 2009-2010 Gates Ferry Lecturer at Centenary College of New Jersey. He will read on Monday, October 19 at 8 pm and will participate in our Poetics Colloquium on Tuesday, October 20.
We invite poets and scholars from the NJ- NY- PA tri-state area to propose a presentation on a topic related to contemporary poetry. Please send a one-page proposal and brief bio by September 15.
The following panel topics are underway and will consider another panelist:
Ekphrasis
Poetics of Place
Poetic Forms
Translation and/ of Poetics. This panel would especially welcome abstracts from Latin American, African, or Caribbean writers or scholars.

Call for Papers

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 1:13pm
The Historian-A Biannual Research Journal Published by the Department of History, GC University, Lahore

Department of History, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan invites research papers for publication in The Historian, a referred bi-annual research journal. The next issue (Volume: 8 Number. 1, January-June 2010) is intended to examine the relationship between culture(s) and the Pakistani state. The papers should examine the institutional and pedagogical practices in the post-partition Pakistani society. We would keenly welcome theoretically innovative papers analyzing the nexus of culture and the state-craft in the contemporary Pakistan.

Possible areas of study may be:

Institutional Matrix in Pakistan (Military, Police, Bureaucracy)

Education as a controlling technology

Extremism, Modernity and Tradition

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

NeMLA 2010--Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:14am
John Hyland & Minna Niemi / University at Buffalo

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

American Literature ater the American Century. Abstracts due October 10, full essays due November 30

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 8:12pm
Northern Arizona University and Arapahoe Community College

The ideology of American exceptionalism has a long history in the expressive arts, especially after Henry Luce's famous 1941 editorial urging Americans to accommodate themselves "spiritually and practically" to the fact that their nation was the "most powerful and vital in the world." At the beginning of the 21st century, however, pundits across the political spectrum have declared the end of the ideology which had maintained the longstanding narrative of the American Century. What changes will take place in American identity and in the form and content of American literature? How has narrative responded to recent history? What is the future of postmodernity? How is the unavoidable link between politics and aesthetics re-shaping American literature?

Game Studies Area - National PCA/ACA Conference

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 4:36pm
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference

Game Studies: 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association National Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO.

[UPDATE] "'This world only my body remembered'": Nature, Nation and Self in Women's Writing (9/30/2009 ; 4/7-11/2010)

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

UPDATED DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30,2009

The wilderness has long been conceived of as a space of individuation, a testing ground for the independent seeker, and an "outside" to the protection, as well as the surveillance and discipline, of the dominant social order. In the United States, wilderness has also been seen as constitutive of a kind of national exceptionalism and a formative element of a uniquely "American" character. With the twentieth century the established conflation of "the west" with "the wilderness" deepened, and a tendency to conflate both with masculinity grew as well. And yet, a feminine gendering of the wilderness and an association of womanhood with the natural world has a long and complicated history in America.

50th Anniversary Conference of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND), Grand Forks, ND, October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:28pm
Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Linguistic Circle of
Manitoba and North Dakota, 1959-2009

SEE the LCMND Website for more information about this event & the Circle's venerable history at:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/linguistic_circle/

Where:
Campus of University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

When:
Conference dates are: October 15-17, 2009

Established & emerging scholars and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals in a wide range of humanities topics.

Call for Papers

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:32pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2009 Special Issue on DELEUZE. Submissions on Deleuzian thoughts or analysis of literary texts from Deleuzian approach are welcome.
Submission Guidelines
1. The submissions must be in CMS (we use "Footnotes") documentation style.
2. The length of the essays should preferably be between 4000 to 5000 words (more or less is acceptable).
4. All submissions should be sent at the following email address: philitsociety@gmail.com.
5. The submissions will be sent for peer-review.

Call for Papers

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

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