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Spain and the British Isles in the Long Eighteenth Century (10-12 Dec. 2009)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:00am
Universitat de Barcelona, Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII are pleased to announce their first joint conference, to be held in Barcelona in December 2009.

The conference will focus on the full range of contacts and exchanges between Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, and British and Spanish colonies in the long eighteenth century (1689–1832). Proposals for papers, panels, and round tables are invited on topics such as, but not limited to

Film Studies at PAMLA (San Fran Nov. 6-7 2009)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 1:12am
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association

ATTN: PAMLA SPECIAL SESSION: FILM STUDIES ABSTRACTS DUE (3/30/09)

Hello Film Buddies and Bruisers,

Paradoxa, "Three Asias: Japan, South Korea, China,"

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:46pm
Paradoxa: World Literary Genres

CFP for "Three Asias -- Japan, South Korea, China"

In the wake of globalization, popular culture travels faster across
national boundaries than ever before. In this emerging global
culture, Asian countries play an increasingly important role,
challenging the predominance of the American entertainment industry.
From anime and soap opera to pop music and online gaming communities,
popular culture exports from three nations in particular--Japan,
South Korea, and China--are capturing the attention of audiences
everywhere.

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 4:06pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 15th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Time (Submission due April 12th)

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 4:02pm
Olga Ast / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; The Tank; New York City Future Salon

ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Time

The ArcheTime conference and art exhibition aims to foster critical discourse between scientific, academic and artistic thought on Time. We endeavor to examine and compare the various models of Time that have been suggested across disciplinary boundaries. We invite participants from these divergent disciplines to come together and share their visions of Time in the spirit of multi-disciplinary collaboration and the search for new perspectives.

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Permanent Vacation: Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:41am
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

For Midwest MLA in St. Louis, November 12-15, 2009

A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

250-word abstracts by April 30, 2009 to

Patricia S. Rudden, New York City Coll. of Technology, patriciarudden@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: QUARTERLY REVIEW OF FILM AND VIDEO

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 4:51pm
Quarterly Review of Film and Video

The editors (Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster) of Quarterly Review of Film and Video seek submissions of manuscripts in film, video, and moving image studies. The journal publishes five times per year (four regular issues, and one year-end special issue), and is now seeking selected articles for publication.

QRFV is devoted to providing innovative perspectives from a broad range of methodologies, including writings on newly developing technologies, as well as essays and interviews in any area of film history, production, reception and criticism.

Our page length for articles is from 17 minimum to 35 pages maximum, including notes and/or works cited.

"Tulsa School" (and NY School) Conference 11/5/2009-11/7/2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:48pm
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa

Call for Papers
the "Tulsa School"
Conference
November 5-7 2009

at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Invited Participants: RON PADGETT, DICK GALLUP,
Alice Notley, Robert Harris, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan

[UPDATE] Modernism/Postmodernism (3/30/09; San Francisco 11/6-11/7/09)

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks papers of 15-20 minutes. The field is relatively open, though papers on poetry or narrative that deal specifically with modernist/postmodernist aesthetics and/or politics are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please submit a 50-word abstract and 200-word proposal directly to the PAMLA online submission tool at www.pamla.org. Direct inquiries to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

Modernism/Postmodernism

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:56pm
3/30/09: PAMLA Conference (San Fracisco 11/6-11/7/09)

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks submissions for papers of 15-20 minutes. The field within this panel is relatively open, though papers on modern/postmodern poetry, as well as papers (focused upon any genre) that make trans-century connections between modern and postmodern aesthetics and politics, are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please send proposals of 200 words, a 50-word abstract, and brief bio to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

&Now Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts: October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:54pm
University at Buffalo

The &Now Conference explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

PLEASE SUBMIT….

Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings,
performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and
multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that
address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged.

Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative
panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

[UPDATE] Continuities Graduate Conference: From Medieval to Early Modern in English Literature (1400-1650). Due 3 April 2009.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:34am
Trinity College Dublin

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference for postgraduates in the field of English Literature, taking place on 25 and 26 June 2009.

Thanks to the generous support of the Society for Renaissance Studies, a number of postgraduate travel bursaries will be available. For further information, please contact the conference organisers.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Andrew Hiscock (University of Wales, Bangor)
Dr. John McCafferty (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Final CFP: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe" (update)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7:48pm
Angelaki

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

Final Call for Papers: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/0969725x.html

Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)

ANGELAKI hereby invites contributions on the topic of "Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

This special issue is scheduled for early 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

Focus:
The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

"Aftermath" -- book-length edited collection

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:22pm
Foster Dickson

Editor is making a second call for submissions for an edited collection, "Aftermath," which is a book of autobiographical creative nonfiction (memoirs) about growing up in the South AFTER the Civil Rights movement. Editor is seeking to enhance and expand the manuscript, which has already been through two separate scholarly reviews. Any writer interested in contributing should query the editor via e-mail with the following information only: where in the South you grew up and when, what your narrative does/will cover in terms of subject matter, and when the narrative will be ready/completed. Please do not send submissions without querying first.

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

[UPDATE] "Beowulf and Related Topics" Extended Deadline

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Keri Wolf

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association is now accepting proposals for the "Beowulf and Related Topics" panel to be held at the association's annual conference on November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 30th, 2009. Please submit a proposal of 500 words and a 50-word abstract online at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. It is not necessary to be a member of PAMLA in order to submit a paper proposal. However, all presenters must be current on their PAMLA dues by April 15, 2009, or they will not be included in the program.

Literature and the Other Arts--PAMLA, San Francisco, Nov. 6-7, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:28am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Literature has a clear kinship with the other arts. This panel seeks papers examining cross-currents between literature and other artistic forms, including but not limited to music, painting, sculpture, performance art, theater, dance, photography, or film. Topics might include the incorporation of one artistic form in another (music in a novel, literary references in a painting), pedagogical approaches to bringing the arts into a literature course, the work of an author/sculptor, or poetic responses to painting.

Mapping the World - The City, the Novel and Modernity

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:27am
RMIT University, Melbourne

Mapping the World
The City, the Novel and Modernity
1900 to the present

'The city is one of the great subjects of literature, both ancient and modern.' (John M. Ganim 2002, Review essay, 'Cities of Words: Recent Studies on Urbanism and Literature' Modern Language Quarterly 63:3)

Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:39pm
American Conference for Irish Studies West

A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

Technology for Teaching and Research-PAMLA annual conference at San Francisco State University, Nov. 6-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:08pm
Pacific Coast Branch of the Modern Language Association

The Technology section welcomes prentations on the use of technology for teaching and research in language and literature. The section leader needs
to receive the proposals by April 7, 2009. Please use the online
submission form found at:http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals
You must be a member of PAMLA to present at the conference.
To join PAMLA see their website at www.pamla.org/membership

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA

Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

William Carlos Williams Society Conference 18-20 June 2009

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:25pm
William Carlos Williams Society

William Carlos Williams's Paterson: The Province of the Poem

Location: William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Date: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th June 2009.

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