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MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, April 20-23, 2011

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
Dr. Gary L. Kieffner / Popular Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to be held 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the beautiful San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotels.

Papers and presentations are requested on motorcycling and its impact on societies and cultures. Suggested topics include:

Alvarez Collection

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 2:31pm
Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen

Co-editors Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen are soliciting paper abstracts for a scholarly collection of essays treating Julia Alvarez's work. Writers may address adaptations/translation, her young adult and children's literature, novels, poetry, autobiography, nonfiction, or any other of her productions.

Abstracts should be 750 words and may consider any topic, including the following:

SCSECS 2011 "Dreaming and Becoming," Feb 17-19th, Saint Simons Is, Georgia

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 2:21pm
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation. In government, in economics, in all the sciences as they came to be established, in publication, in all the arts, in short, all were keen on implementing what were largely theoretical (and quite often utopian) notions. When we return to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, in February our theme will be Dreaming and Becoming, and (among other things, of course) we will consider the slippage, sometimes fortunate and other times not, between what was thought to be coming and what came to be.

Soundings - Critical Essays on Alice Oswald (31/12/2010)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 12:37pm
Kym Martindale - University College Falmouth; Niamh Downing - University of Exeter

Book collection: Soundings: Critical Essays on Alice Oswald
Editors: Kym Martindale and Niamh Downing

[UPDATE] CFP: The Funny (and Unfunny) in Fandom (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:26am
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on The Funny (and Unfunny) in Fandom for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes and the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:24am
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes in the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fan Communities and the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:21am
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Communities and the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fan Production and the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:20am
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Production and the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

[UPDATE] CFP: Convergence Culture and the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:18am
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Convergence Culture and the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

[UPDATE] CFP: Commerce, Collecting, and Commercialism in the Fantastic (11/15/10; ICFA, 3/16/11 – 3/20/11)

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 11:16am
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Commerce, Collecting, and Commercialism in the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.

Call for Movie Reviews

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 9:33am
Jura Gentium Cinema

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

"Inside Job" by Charles Ferguson. The first film to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse [IMDb].

UPDATE: Anthology of Poems

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 8:43am
Editor

UPDATE: Anthology of Poems

Original Poems, maximum five, ranging between 25 to 40 lines, from poets across the globe, are invited for an Anthology of Poems to be published by a Literary Foundation from India. The poems must be on the theme of Nature, Environment, Ecology and Earth. The poems must accompany an undertaking that they are original and unpublished. Detailed biodata along with passport size photograph and postal / correspondence address of the poets must also be submitted. For further details, please contact the editor of the anthology: hyphenworld@ymail.com

Deadline for submission of poems: 31 December 2010.

9/11/2011 abstract delivery: 30 November 2010

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:23am
Altre Modernità Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

9/11/2011
Guest Editors Emanuele Monegato (UNIMI) and Cinzia Scarpino (UNIMI)

SCSECS 2011 "Dreaming and Becoming," Feb 17-19th, Saint Simons Is, Georgia

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 5:27am
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation. In government, in economics, in all the sciences as they came to be established, in publication, in all the arts, in short, all were keen on implementing what were largely theoretical (and quite often utopian) notions. When we return to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, in February our theme will be Dreaming and Becoming, and (among other things, of course) we will consider the slippage, sometimes fortunate and other times not, between what was thought to be coming and what came to be.

Porous Approaches to Literature, Borders, Nationalism[s], and World Orders at ACLA Conference, Vancouver BC

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 1:15am
April Durham/University of California Riverside

While a determination to open literary studies to alter-canonized literatures is important to the creation of a broader perspective on cultural practice, the pedagogical tools available for teaching "world literature" need to move away from epistemological traditions that engender exclusion, alienation, and devastation.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Baudrillard and Feminist Theory, abstract deadline extended to 12 November 2010

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:19pm
ACLA 2011, Vancouver, 3/31-4/3/2011

From Jane Gallop's 'French Theory and the Seduction of Feminism', Meaghan Morris' 'Room 101 or A Few Worst Things in The World' to Douglas Kellner's 'Baudrillard's Affront to Feminism,' the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard has been widely condemned in the 80s and 90s as an anti-feminist philosopher. This criticism makes some sense: Baudrillard's major mistake has indeed been his caricaturizing of feminism and feminist theory as mere emancipation or equal rights discourse.

[UPDATE]35th Anniversay IAPL conference - May 23-29, 2011 - NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:12pm
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers

35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,

May 23rd – 29th, 2011

East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization

All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.

※Deadline for Submissions: 15 November, 2010

For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info

Walker Percy: Science and Literature

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 5:54pm
Christian Scholars Conference

Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist. Much of his fiction aims to confront "scientism," a belief that only science provides knowledge about the universe. He worries that people are unable to recognize the limits of scientific knowledge, and thus, they depend on it even to define the self. This session requests papers that explore Percy's dialogue with science, either in his novels or in his published essays.
Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words in a Word.doc attachment via email to Dr. Jessica Hooten at jhooten@umhb.edu by January 15, 2011. Notice of acceptance of your paper will be provided by February 15, 2011.

Writers Festival, Feb 17-19 [UPDATE]

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 5:51pm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Annual Writers' Festival, February 17-19 2010
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Contact email: drjessicahooten@gmail.com
We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading, so no more than ten typed, double-spaced pages. Please include with your selection a short biography of the author, including where you have previously published your work or awards or honors you have received for your writing.

Science Fiction and Biopolitics -- journal issue -- February 15, 2011

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 3:19pm
Science Fiction Film and Television (journal published by Liverpool UP)

Science Fiction Film and Television (http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/121631/) is seeing articles for a special issue on biopolitics.

How do biopolitial theories of figures such as Foucault, Hardt and Negri, Esposito and Agamben inform readings of sf? What can sf contribute to ongoing discussions of biopolitial governance? What can sf visions of posthumanism tell us about life under biopolitical capitalism? How can recent work on life in/as capital, by scholars such as Nikolas Rose, Melinda Cooper and Kaushik Sunder Rajan, inform our readings of sf?

SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGINED ORIENT May 4-6, 2011

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 3:02pm
American University of Beirut (AUB)

The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter, UK), Margaret Litvin (Boston University) and Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University).

DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES BEYOND THE ACADEMY (14-15th May 2011)

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 2:42pm
PEGS (Public Engagement in Gender and Sexuality) at Newcastle University, UK

This event is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality. The event aims to both introduce and 'demystify' public engagement by providing a toolkit of knowledge and skills to help enable postgraduate researchers to realise the public engagement potential of their research. In addition to keynote presentations by experienced academics actively involved in public engagement, the event will offer an interactive workshop and Q&A session.

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:24pm
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:03am
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the implications of which scholars in other disciplines have begun to explore. Owen Flanagan, a philosopher at Duke University, has coined the term eudaimonics to designate the growing, multi-disciplinary framework for critical inquiries into well-being, a topic fueling research in psychology, medicine, neurology, philosophy, ethics, neuroeconomics, and other fields. To date, however, scholars from the humanities, despite noteworthy contributions from philosophers and ethicists, have generally not addressed the subject.

Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature 4/8 - 4/9 2011

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 3:13pm
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, www.smumn.edu

On April 8-9 of 2011, the Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will hold its nineteenth annual conference.

This year, the NPCEBL will be hosted by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi river in Winona, MN. The conference attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles. The keynote speaker this year will be Dolores Frese of the University of Notre Dame.

Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 11:29am
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University

Call for papers
Re-production
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011
Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University

Literature (?) Philosophy (at ACLA 2011, Vancouver, March 31-April 3)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association Panel

This interdisciplinary panel focuses on the shifting and difficult to define relationship(s) between literature and philosophy, both as genres and as disciplines. The indeterminate relation (?) in the title provides a space for speakers to insert their own approach so that the panel may generate a dialogue between different interdisciplinary methods, practices, or views (in addition to a dialogue between literature and philosophy). This panel welcomes papers focusing on any aspect of this complex topic either in theory or in practice.

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 4:48pm
Coeditors Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen

Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

Co-editors Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen are soliciting paper abstracts for a scholarly collection of essays treating Julia Alvarez's work. Writers may address adaptations/translation, her young adult and children's literature, novels, poetry, autobiography, nonfiction, or any other of her productions.

Abstracts should be 750 words and may consider any topic, including the following:

Women's War, 1939-1945.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 4:17pm
Jeanne Perreault, University of Calgary; Marlene Kadar, York University

The Second World War opened channels for women in unprecedented ways: women journalists and photographers on the allied side were said to have an alibi to go everywhere and do everything. Other women found their way into less savoury work, including making propaganda for the Nazis or doing their dirty work in the camps. For an edited collection, we invite papers that discuss little examined aspects of women's work during the war. We particularly welcome considerations of life writing, documentation, or memory documents.

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