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Responses to the War on Terror

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 6:13am
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.

Folklore and Mythology

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:46am
Sufen s Lai/ PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA 2009
107th Annual Conference
San Francisco

Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology

Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:

http://www.pamla.org/2009/cfp

EDITED VOLUME ON POSTCOLONIAL FILMS

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 12:41am
Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Sanyan

Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."

Transforming Visions in African American Literature and Rhetoric (M/MLA, 11/12-15/09, deadline 4/20/09)

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 12:32am
Permanent Session on African American Literature for the Midwest Modern Language Association

Transforming Visions in African American Literature and Rhetoric

This is an open call for presentations at the Permanent Session on African American Literature. We invite papers that respond broadly the conference theme of "migration." Projects may treat literary, rhetorical, theoretical, and/or pedagogical concerns raised by the work of African American authors from any period. Papers that pursue transnational analytics or concerns are encouraged. Projects that intersect with feminist, queer, disability, and religious/spiritual inquiries are especially welcome. Proposals due by April 20 to T J Geiger at geiger.tj@gmail.com.

51st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association

Blending Media. Art in the Theatre/ Theatre in the Arts. 1 - 5 August, 2009

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 6:14pm
Agnieszka Kolodziejska, University of Gdansk

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre, the University of Gdansk and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute are proud to announce a conference, entitled "Blending Media. Art in the Theatre/ Theatre in the Arts", to be held in Gdansk, 1 - 5 August, 2009.

WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND TRAVELLING MODERNISMS CONFERENCE

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 4:22pm
Carole Ferrier

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism in various parts of the world. The conference is being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Already confirmed speakers include Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University), Susan Sheridan (Flinders University), Maryanne Dever (Monash University).

Usual length of papers will be 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is 30 March 2009.

Session Topics may include:

Mapping Exception in Early Modern England 20-21/11/09

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 1:24pm
CREA / University of Paris 10 at Nanterre

Deadline for CFP: 30 June 2009

As part of its series of meetings on "Early Modern Cartography of Difference", the CREA research group is organising a two-day conference on the politics of exception in the Elizabethan era (broadly interpreted) on 20th-21st November 2009, hosted by the University of Paris Ouest – La Defense.

This conference follows up on a previous gathering in 2006 where we traced ways in which a number of forms of otherness (the deviant, the uncanny…) were negotiated or enacted through language and texts.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 1:36pm
Peter Norberg/ Melville Society

Modern Language Association Convention
Philadelphia, 27-30 December 2009
Sponsored by the Melville Society

"Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 10:09am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

[UPDATE] CFP David Mitchell Conference, 3-4 September, UK

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:43am
Dr Sarah Dillon, University of St Andrews

David Mitchell is one of Britain's foremost contemporary writers, author of four novels with a fifth forthcoming: his first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award; his second, number9dream (2001), was shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction; his third novel, Cloud Atlas (2004), was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award; and his fourth novel, Black Swan Green (2006) was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Quill Book Award (USA). In 2003, David Mitchell was amongst one of twenty writers named by Granta magazine as 'Best of Young British Novelists'.

Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:42am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Native American Literature and Human Rights

UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (5/1/09; 9/11-9/13/09)

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 7:56am
Reception Study Society

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS
RSS CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 11-13, 2009 -- note change of date
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers:

James Phelan, Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.
"Rhetoric, Ethics, and Audiences in Fiction and Nonfiction: Austen, Didion, and Others."

Steven Zwicker Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington University. "The day that George Thomason collected his copy of the 'Poems of Mr. John Milton, both English and Latin, Compos'd at Several Times'."

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 4:32am
Nathan Waddell

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:46pm
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

The HECBC invites undergraduate students of all majors to participate in this multidisciplinary event by displaying their work in one of the following conference formats:
• individual or panel paper-presentations
• poster presentations
• musical, theatrical, or oratorical performances
• artistic or technical exhibitions
The conference theme is "Juggling Ambiguity," but students' work does not have to address this theme.

[UPDATE] Essays on the Caribbean

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 8:02pm
Editors: Dorsía Smith, Tatiana Tagirova, and Suzanna Engman

We are looking for a few additional papers to complete an edited book about the Caribbean. Papers on all aspects of the Caribbean and its diasporas, including Central and Latin American countries are welcome.

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 6:53pm
University of California, Davis

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Bettyann Kevles (Yale, History).
Professor Mark Micale (University of Illinois, History).

"Beowulf and Related Topics," PAMLA, (3/15/09) Nov. 09

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 1:24pm
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 is March 15th, 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.

Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature (1 April 2009)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 1:08pm
Kate Ashley

Reminder: "The Paradise of the Learned": Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature

'The remark was sufficient to withdraw Jude's attention from the imaginative world he had lately inhabited, in which an abstract figure ... was steeping his mind in a sublimation of the arts and sciences, and making his calling and election sure to a seat in the paradise of the learned' (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure).

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:17pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:16am
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

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A.S.A.P. is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.

[UPDATE]:MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 9:54am
Elizabeth Ho

Deadline for abstracts extended until March 20th, 2009.

Abstracts are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally "embrace(d) the graphic novel" in 2007, supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British tradition of sequential art?

1st Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (19th September-21st September 2009; Oxford, UK)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 5:07am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Saturday 19th September - Monday 21st September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
The hero may always get the bad guy but the bad guys always grab our attention first. Bad guys – both male and female – are almost always the more interesting characters in a tale, whether told via song, film, folk-tale, novel, theatre, myth, television (live action or animated), or urban legend. Villains can devise and implement or commit their acts of villainy either by their innate sheer genius or employing the dark arts of black magic.

The Journal of Browning Studies

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 4:28am
Joseph Phelan

The Journal of Browning Studies

The Journal of Browning Studies, the successor to Browning Society Notes, invites contributions on all subjects connected with the life and work of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and their circle. The new journal, which will appear annually, is intended to become the natural home for critical and scholarly work on the poets. As well as articles and reviews, it will also include a 'Brownings Notes and Queries' section correcting or supplementing existing scholarly and biographical information on the poets.

Amity in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 4:25am
Paraic Finnerty / University of Portsmouth

We are pleased to announce that the third Annual English Literature Symposium at the University of Portsmouth will be on Amity in Early Modern Literature and Culture and will take place on September 17th 2009. We are delighted that Professor Lorna Hutson will be the plenary speaker at this event.

[UPDATE] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 2:02am
University of California, Riverside

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (New deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 16th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year's theme is "Brave New Worlds."

[UPDATE] CFP: Mark Helprin's Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 1:59am
University of California, Riverside

UPDATE: Mark Helprin's Worlds (grad) (new submission deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 16th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year's theme is "Brave New Worlds."

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