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Call for Movie Reviews

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:13am
Jura Gentium Cinema

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

CFP: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures" (SCLA Panel 05/01/10; Baton Rouge 10/21-23/10)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 11:12pm
Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College

36th Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA) "Currents of the Imagination: Circumnavigating the Literary Globe," Baton Rouge, LA (October 21-23, 2010)

Panel: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures"

Seminar Organizers: Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College

Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:27pm
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?

All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.

The Renaissance of Late Derrida -- RSA 2011 -- March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:16pm
Katie Chenoweth

2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal

This panel will address various engagements of the so-called "late" work of Jacques Derrida (ca. 1985-2004) with Renaissance thought and texts.

Submissions are especially encouraged that explore:
1) Derrida's increasing attention to the work of thinkers such as Montaigne, Hobbes, and Descartes.
2) affinities between between 'late' Derrida and the early modern.
3) ways of re-reading Renaissance texts or cultural formations in light of the 'late' Derrida (e.g., questions of sovereignty, friendship, animality, monolingualism, etc.).

LITERA (Journal of Western Languages and Literatures) - deadline: 1 September 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 12:03pm
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Turkey)

LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University. It was founded in 1954 as an annual and multilingual publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Istanbul University. After a long interval LITERA appeared as a refereed journal in 2004 with the publication of its 16th issue. As a biannual journal, LITERA features academic articles in English and Turkish in the fields of literature, arts and culture in general. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on or include discussions of non-Western literatures and cultures are also encouraged.

MLA panel Session: Self-Narrating Lives: Genre Bending Autobiographical Works

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:29am
Association of the Arts of the Present

Autobiographical artists' books, graphic novels are often highly self-reflexive, and their meta-character as books about books, or subversions of norms, makes them sites of citation and parody in which formal mimicry and content play with readers' expectations. Dick Higgins's famous FOEW & OMBWHNW, published in 1968, is a good example of such a work. Bound to resemble a standard hymnal or prayer book, the work is a collection of essays by Higgins in his various personae (e.g. Thunderbaby) that alternately narrate a life and expound his many theories of inter-media and fluxus aesthetics. Higgins's book makes a striking case for the connection between genre as format (look, style, binding, material properties) and the tone and manner of narration.

[UPDATE] CFP: Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms, April 23-24 2010; DEADLINE EXTENDED March 18 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 5:16pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

UPDATE: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:19am
EAPSU / English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US:
Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
 
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
 
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Ecologies of Place
Globalization & Natural Resources
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Watersheds & Boundaries
Literature of Exploration:

Indigenous Studies and Popular Culture

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 12:56am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on Indigeneity, Aboriginality, and First Nations. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

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