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[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:35am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

The Once and Future Sonnet - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:20am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Convener: David Mikics (University of Houston)
Rumors of the death of the sonnet continue to be exaggerated. Indeed, the sonnet seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Many journals are publishing more sonnets than they used to, and there are even a number of new periodicals devoted entirely to the form, such as the online publications 14 by 14 and Contemporary Sonnet. This panel will examine the resilience of the sonnet and prospects for its future, paying close attention to the history of the form and discussing some of it preeminent current practitioners. Please send proposals to David Mikics at dmikics@gmail.com, with a CC to alsc@bu.edu.

UPDATE Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:11am
Leiden University

UPDATE: Abstracts (300 words): deadline August 31, 2009
Conference Papers (20 minutes, 2500 words): deadline November 20, 2009
Essays for publication (6.000 words): deadline 30 March, 2010

There will be about 50 Euro fees for coffee/drinks/lunches (dinners and hotels not included) - Please check updates at http://www.hum.leiden.edu/research/africanliteratures/africaloralliterat...

CALL FOR PAPERS. Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

ALSC: The Year in Print - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:04am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

This panel focuses on work that ALSC has published in the past year, focusing on Literary Imagination, Forum, and Literary Matters. Panelists will discuss major pieces from these journals and respond to them, extending the conversation and foregrounding the publications of ALSC. Please send proposals to alsc@bu.edu.

Ancient Drama, Modern Practice - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:01am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Convener: Michael Poliakoff (University of Colorado)
Each generation creates new versions and adaptations of the classics. This panel will examine recent translations, performances and adaptations of the classic drama of Greece and Rome, examining a wide range of forms (theater, film, dance, opera, forms of translation, etc.) the underlying question to be addressed is that of what classical antiquity means to contemporary artists and audiences. Please send proposals to Michael Poliakoff at Michael.Poliakoff@Colorado.edu, with a CC to alsc@bu.edu.

Women and freemasonry since the Enlightenment.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 9:02am
LNS (Lumières Nature Société) Université de Bordeaux 3

Women and freemasonry since the Enlightenment.

Conference organized at Bordeaux University and Musée d'Aquitaine,

June 17-18- 19, 2010
By
LNS (Lumières Nature Société), Université de Bordeaux 3 sponsored by the Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine
CELFF, CNRS, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne
Laboratoire CIRTAI-IDEES, équipe de l'UMR 6228 (CNRS) Université du Havre
Sheffield Centre for Research into Freemasonry, Université de Sheffield
Centre de recherche sur la franc-maçonnerie, FREE, Université de Bruxelles
Center for the Study of Women , UCLA
Unviersité Sapienza, Rome

Scientific committee:

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland: extended deadline June 15, '09:

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 8:23am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES -French Journal of Irish Studies (Peer review): extended deadline June 15, '09

EXTENDED DEADLINE

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APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS / CALL FOR PAPERS

ETUDES IRLANDAISES

French Journal of Irish Studies

Autumn 2009 issue / Numéro d'Automne 2009

Special issue / Numéro Thématique

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

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Figures de l'intellectuel en Irlande

Editors/Dirigé par:

Prof. Carle Bonafous-Murat

&

Prof. Maurice Goldring

NOUVELLE DATE LIMITE POUR SOUMETTRE / NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 15 JUNE 2009

English version

BSECS: 39th annual conference, January 2010 (CFP)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:32am
Dr. Daniel Cook / The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday 5 January-Thursday 7 January 2010
ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, U.K.

CFP Deadline: Friday 25 September 2009

For its 39th annual conference, to be held in Oxford from 6-8 January 2010, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals in either English or French for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers.

Call for Articles (Vol. 40, October 2009): Closing the Gap and Rectification

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:28am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

The nature of scholarship implies process rather than closure. The October special issue on "Closing the Gap and Rectification" aims exactly to highlight the necessity both of preceding achievement as a basis for later development and addition and the inevitability of revision and rectification of foregoing mistakes and dated arguments. Only by means of closing the gap and revising, can a next generation of new ideas announce themselves. The effort at closing the gap or rectification is less an attempt at finding faults with views of early scholars or an impassioned attack or even antics aimed at courting attention.

Crisis: tension, transition, transformation - Annual Postgrad Symposium, October 15-16, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:34am
School of English, Media and Performing Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1st call for papers: The 16th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Thursday 15 October and Friday 16 October 2009.

Submissions of proposals are now open.
Please submit proposals of 250-300 words by 17 July 2009 to EMPASymposium@gmail.com

URL to download CFP:
http://empa.arts.unsw.edu.au/news/details.php?RowID=R1498

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

UPDATE - Speakers Announced - Literature/Film Association 8/15/09; 10/15-18/09)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 6:27pm
Literature/Film Association

Call for Papers

LITERATURE/FILM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009
October 15-18, 2009
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

"Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities: Film Adaptation in a Postmodern World"

Plenary speakers: (1) Phillip Lopate, essayist, film critic, and editor
of American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now (2006). (2) A filmmaker from Brave New Films, an organization for social justice in Culver City, CA which makes essay-films on American politics, economics, and media for the DVD market and the Internet.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 5:27pm
University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: Early October

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:36pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Annual graduate essay contest

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:47pm
Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Eighteenth-Century Fiction
JOURNAL

Graduate Essay Prize 2009 / Le Prix Eighteenth-Century Fiction 2009

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:40pm
University of Lisbon

GOING CARIBBEAN!

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

Comparative Postcolonialities, NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Convention

*Comparative Postcolonialities*

What is the value of a comparative approach to postcolonial literary and cultural studies? How might a comparative framework impact our knowledge of histories of colonialism and their aftermaths and inform or reform our understanding of concepts such as "colonialism," "coloniality," and "postcoloniality?" This panel hopes to practice a comparative postcolonial
studies by bringing together scholars from across disciplines and
literatures to reflect on colonialism--past and present, internal to nations or externally imposed. Papers might analyze colonial and postcolonial texts (including, but not limited to, literature, media, and film) from single or multiple linguistic and national contexts.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 NOVEMBER, MALTA)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 8:20am
Department of English, University of Malta

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)
Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté

Organizers:
Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Website: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

Call for Papers

Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses; Proposals Sept. 1, 2009; 45th Int. Congress on Med. Studies (K'zoo), May 13-16, 2010

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 4:33pm
Michael Elam, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

With the increasing prominence of medievalist groups interested in the application of theory to the study of medieval subjects, groups such as The BABEL Working Group and MEARCSTAPA, the usefulness of theoretical approaches to studying the Middle Ages has become increasingly apparent. There is, however, some ambivalence amongst medievalists as to the extent to which such approaches can, or indeed should, be applied. On one hand, some see the application of modern theory as a potential distraction from the basic tools of medieval study (e.g. language study, paleography, codicology, etc.); others see applying theory as a necessary tool in itself, one which potentially opens up medieval material to wider interpretive possibilities.

Tracing Footprints (GEMCS, October 22-25, 2009, Dallas, Texas)

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Drawing from the language of ecology, environmental studies, and urban planning, the theme of this year's GEMCS conference focuses on the different valences and metaphorical possibilities of the footprint. We are especially concerned with exploring the many meanings of the footpring and expanding it as a paradigm for early modern representation. The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on ecosystems; the representational footprint may be a measure of a variety of demonds on and by a text—social, historical, institutional, and textual.

[UPDATE] CALL FOR ARTICLES, KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES JOURNAL

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 10:02am
GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF
KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES,
(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

Special first issue on the theme of
'Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe'

Following on from the success of the international conference held on Mansfield in 2008, based on the centenary of Katherine Mansfield's arrival in London, the first issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the recently created Katherine Mansfield Society, Katherine Mansfield Studies, is now calling for submissions for its special issue 'Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe'.

Submissions are sought on the following:

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