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Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain: Ireland and Scotland 12-14 November, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:16pm
University of Sunderland, UK / North East Irish Cultural Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

International Bernard-Marie Koltès Symposium

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:27pm
7Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA

Conference Announcement for Next Weekend in Atlanta!

The International Koltès Symposium and world premiere of the English translation of Koltès' The Day of Murders in the History of Hamlet, directed by Thierry de Peretti, will take place on April 3-4, 2010.

A few highlights from the weekend:

April 3 International Koltès Symposium 10am - 3pm (12-1, break for lunch)

Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta
Alliance Française
Colony Square Plaza Level
1197 Peachtree St. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30361
For directions and parking info please go to

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:38pm
University of Toronto

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference: Narrative Arts and Visual Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Toronto May 6-7 2010

[UPDATE] Writings of Intimacy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries - Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:57pm
Loughborough University, UK

10th – 12th September 2010
Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Keynote speakers: Adam Phillips (UK), Leo Bersani (USA), Lauren Berlant (tbc) (USA).

A special performance of intimate poetry and prose is also scheduled, including readings from poets Andrea Brady and Jonty Tiplady and novelist Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski.

Literature and Politics

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:59am
University of Brighton, UK


Literature and Politics:
A study day on the politics of teaching literature and
the teaching of political literature

University of Brighton
24 September 2010

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:55am
Todd Comer

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and to the cinematic form? And how does film--if at all--confront the "unpresentable?" What is the "ethical" nature of this confrontation? Do death, birth, and God remain unpresentable today or have they also fallen prey to a nostalgic closure? Papers on the Coens, Christopher Nolan, Tarantino, Peter Weir, and less mainstream directors are of particular interest.

Women in Popular Music: Facing the Fear Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, Illinois from November 4-7, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 9:48am
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Midwest/Midwest MLA

What part does fear play--for good or for ill--in the work and careers
of female musicians? Which artists build their work around creating a
feeling of unease, shock or even peril in their audiences, how do they
do it, and how does it contribute to their success? Artists who turn
their backs on the nurturing, comforting female persona and go for the
discomforting--from Goths to Diamanda Galas--are the subject of this
year's panel.  250-word abstracts to by April


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 8:08am
Susan Reid / Katherine Mansfield Society


Final call for submissions to the Katherine Mansfield Society prize essay competition, which for 2010 is open to all and will be on the subject of: KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND D. H. LAWRENCE.

Comparative studies in English, of approximately 5,000 words, should address any aspect of the literary relationship between Mansfield and Lawrence and consist of original, previously unpublished research.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £300 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies (the peer-reviewed journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society).

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:57am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The conference seeks to examine and explore why it is people choose, quite deliberately, to end their own lives – or why it is that people value death more than they value life. Biological, mental, medical, social, economic, religious and other factors will be considered along with an assessment of the contexts within which acts of suicide take place. The 'meaning' of suicide will assessed, particularly in relation to narrative, cultural, and existential influences.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:

Paroles gelées Call for Articles: "The Branded City / La Ville marquée" April 30, 2010 (UCLA French Graduate Student Journal)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:37pm
Paroles gelées Journal of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Graduate Student Journal

Journal of French and Francophone Studies

The Branded City / La Ville marquée
Throughout history, cities have been contact zones where the past, present and future coexist, where urban and suburban meet and where (im)migrants, ex-patriots, urban explorers, and local inhabitants mix anonymously.