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Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:58pm
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:38pm
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

Ends of Time: Apocalypses Ancient and Modern (MLA 2011)

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 3:46pm
Classics and Modern Literature Discussion Group, MLA

This panel, organized by the Classics and Modern Literature Discussion Group, will explore the ways and means of eschatological pronouncements from antiquity to the present. The apocalypse is an ultimatum that both threatens and consoles; the etymology of the word ("uncovering") points toward future and past alike. The apocalypse marks time while disrupting its continuity; it holds the present hostage to a final aim, which gains reality from what is adjourned or lost in anticipation. How does the apocalypse give voice to the oppressed? How does it militate for revenge? Under what circumstances does the apocalyptic event arise and by what detours does it, as a performance, pass from a symbolic sphere into fulfillment?

[UPDATE] Martyred Bodies and Religious Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:31pm
The Medieval and Early Modern Institute / University of Alberta

A CALL FOR PAPERS
"MARTYRED BODIES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE"

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INSTITUTE (MEMI) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2010
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 13, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TODD OLSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. DR. OLSON IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ENTITLED CARAVAGGIO'S PITIFUL RELICS: PAINTING HISTORY AFTER ICONOCLASM.

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary

The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal - March 25 Deadline

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 7:17pm
"New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature"/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2010 Special Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature." In the 1980's Stephen Greenblatt developed "New Historicism." Despite H. Aram Veeser's 1989 anthology, The New Historicism, and numerous other publications in this field, one is left puzzled about why a historical examination of literature is "new." Essays should either strive to define new or old historicism, or should practice a historical evaluation of literature.

2010 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, June 14-20, 2010, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada (02/15/2010

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 6:06pm
Marxist Literary Group

Call for Papers
2010 Marxist Literary Group, Institute on Culture and Society
Special Topic: "The Dialectic"
Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2010.

The 2010 Marxist Literary Group's Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 15-20, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University. The (particularly timely) special topic of the 2010 ICS will be "The Dialectic."

Theatrical Ghosting - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 12:14pm
Johanna Frank

Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and other live performance notions of "ghosting." In contrast to ghost as a character, this book explores ghosting as a device that evolves out of specific genres, performance practices, production technologies, contexts, representations of embodiment, presence, absence, etc. Essays that consider "ghosting" in terms of echo, residue, fragment, temporality, or haunting, are also welcome. In addition to an abstract of 100 words or less, please include a brief bio.

Deadline: February 12, 2010

[UPDATE] Final Call--Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 12:05pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

The Future of the Archetype (3/15/10; MLA special session, Jan 11-15 2011)

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:27pm
L. Michelle Baker

The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance (1920) and James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1922). Both works collected and analyzed a series of legends from different cultures and emerged with a specific pattern of such a ubiquitous nature that it appeared to have the status of an archetype. Neither would be possible at the start of the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] "Comparatively Speaking: Conversations, Contexts, Convergences"

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 7:42pm
Cornell University Comparative Literature

*Deadline Extended to January 15, 2010*

The Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum at Cornell University invites submissions for its
biennial interdisciplinary spring conference:
"Comparatively Speaking: Conversations, Contexts, Convergences"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Roland Greene (Stanford University)
Plenary speaker: Professor Natalie Melas (Cornell University)
Ithaca, New York
March 12-13, 2010

Submissions are welcome from all colleagues, faculty and graduate students alike.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
New Directions in Critical Theory

In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community

"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:02am
University Of Virginia

Call for Papers
(EXTENDED DEADLINE)
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia present

The 17th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference
An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts
February 26-28, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey High
(California State University, Long Beach)

[UPDATE] NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 11:23pm
NEXUS

NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus

Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine

Mythcon 41: War in Heaven (4/15/10; 7/9/10–7/12/10)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 3:42pm
Mythopoeic Society

The 41st Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XLI)
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41/
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
July 9–12, 2010

Guests of Honor

Tim Powers, Author

Tim Powers is a science-fiction and fantasy author. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his works, including the World Fantasy Award for his novels Last Call (1992) and Declare (2000). He has been nominated for four Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, most recently for Three Days to Never (2006).

Janet Brennan Croft, Scholar

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:16pm
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders.php

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from the health sciences to comparative literature meet to share their research and work. Our theme for the 2010 conference is "Globalisms."

Kore Dissertation Award

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 5:20pm
Association for Study of Women and Mythology

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology announces the Kore Award for best dissertation in women and mythology, offered annually in even-numbered years for dissertations completed in the previous two calendar years. Applicants can be from any discipline, including but not limited to literature, religious studies, art or art history, classics, anthropology, and communications. Creative dissertations must include significant analysis of mythology in addition to creative work. All dissertations must be in English. Applicants must include letter of recommendation from dissertation advisor or member of dissertation review committee. All materials must be sent electronically.

"The Green Goddess: Ecofeminism and Women's Spirituality"

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 5:18pm
Association for Study of Women and Mythology

Proposals for papers, panels and workshops are sought for the first national meeting of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. The theme of the conference, to be held April 23-25 near Scranton, PA, is "The Green Goddess: Ecofeminism and Women's Spirituality," to deal with spiritual aspects of the natural and built landscape, as well as mythic interpretations and interrogations of "the earth as goddess" paradigm. Papers and panels addressing that topic will be given preference, but other subjects will be considered. Papers should be 20 minutes; up to four papers on a related topic may be proposed together. Workshops (limited to 90 minutes) should be organized to provide audience interaction and must clearly address theme.

Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text April 16-17, 2010 University at Albany Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:59am
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization

"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?

[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 11:54am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

Final Call Film & History Area at the SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 9:41am
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Film & History Area

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Fachbereich Medien
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel
Germany
Email: Until 31 August 2009: Email: tobias.hochscherf@northumbria.ac.uk
Thereafter: tobias.hochscherf@fh-kiel.de

And

Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-795-2321
Email: chris_laucht@yahoo.com

Turning Points, October 15, 2010

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:11pm
Michigan College English Association

http://www.michcea.org

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 15, 2010

Theme: Turning Points

Location: Henry Ford Community College
Mazzara Building, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

Queer Privates: UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium, May 14 2009

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:23pm
UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

CFP: "Queer Privates"

2010 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
Date: Friday, May 14

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
Mel Chen's research interests include queer and feminist theory, critical linguistics, contagion and contamination, critical animal studies, and the cultural politics of race, sexuality, ability, and immigration.

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