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ACLA Seminar: The Alien Topography of Ancient Rome in Postwar Film

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:38am
American Comparative Literature Association Seminar, 31 March-3 April 2011, Vancouver BC [Deadline November 12]

The legends and history of Greco-Roman antiquity have enjoyed a revival in cinema and television (300, Troy, Gladiator, Rome, Spartacus), and scholars have approached such works using the analytical tools of both classics and film studies. We suggest, however, that this interdisciplinary dialogue is due for development beyond film adaptation into a greater examination of film's use of ancient Rome's alien topography.

CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 8:37am
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 1:48am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain."

A few possible perspectives for the study the figure of the villain are:

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 9:05pm
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context. If interested, please submit your proposal by January 15, 2011:

"1925 – 2010: From Flappers to Facebook" April 12-14, 2011 San Antonio, TX

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:13pm
San Antonio College Multicultural Conference

Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio College in 1925, this year's conference will emphasize developments over the past 85 years, as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, education, international relations, the military and the economy.
This year's conference will be dedicated to Professor Juan Bruce-Novoa, who was one of the founders of the conference and who passed away in June 2010. Papers concerning his work are also solicited.

Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:48pm
American Culture Association

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference. This year's conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205) from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, Apr. 23.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:48am
JMMS

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year, and welcomes new submissions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS will also consider previously published work not available elsewhere on the internet (such as book chapters in edited collections).

Mythical Animals (RSA 2011 and a volume of collected essays)

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 9:23pm
Irina Iakounina / James Fujitani

We are putting together a panel and a volume of essays on mythical animals in the Renaissance. In this dawning age of science, did people really believe in their reality? It is common to see science and myth coexist in literature, scientific and philosophical treatises, travel journals, curiosity cabinets, etc. Where was the boundary between the real and the fabulous, the plausible and the implausible? A publisher expressed interest in our topic, and we are seeking contributors. Please send abstracts to iiakouni@kent.edu and jfujitani@apu.edu.

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?

pacificREVIEW- San Diego State University's Annual Literary Journal.

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:54pm
pacificREVIEW - SDSU

pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for the 2010-2011 issue entitled "Revolt."

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:12pm
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).

Consuming and Contesting Asian America Panel: AAAS 2011 - 10/29

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 3:07pm
Amy Tang/Joshua Chambers-Letson

We are seeking a third paper for our proposed panel "Do Not Swallow: Consuming and Contesting Asian America" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference in New Orleans (May 18-21).

"...a past that has never been present": Art/ Philosophy/ History (June 8-12, 2011)

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:14pm
University of King's College

Call for Papers
International Conference, University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 8-12, 2010

" …a past that has never been present": Art/Philosophy/ History

Keynote speakers:

Cathy Caruth (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Emory University)
Leonard Lawlor (Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University)

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:10am
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 9:24pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Rochester

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
*Laura Kipnis*
Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

Ordo: 8th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris (proposals due 15 January 2011)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 6:16pm
International Medieval Society - Paris

Ordo
8th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris

Dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2011

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2011 Symposium organized around the theme of ordo in medieval France.

D. H. Lawrence: Colonial, Modernist and Postcolonial Perspectives

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:35pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

Call for Papers:
D. H. Lawrence: Colonial, Modernist and Postcolonial Perspectives
Wed., June 29 –Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sydney, Australia

The D. H. Lawrence Society of North America invites you to attend the 12th international conference in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2011. Our goal is to bring together scholars interested in all aspects of D. H. Lawrence's writing with those interested in its reception by modernist, post-modernist, and postcolonial writers. When Lawrence arrived in Sydney in 1922, two decades after Federation, Australia was consciously redefining its relation to its colonial past and imagining new nationalist futures, as Lawrence recognized in Kangaroo.

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:05pm
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College

Thinking Gender 2011

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 2:45pm
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:

http://www.csw.ucla.edu/research/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2011

Contact email: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:59am
English Department, University of Chester (UK)

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 8:15am
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.
Recommended length of contributions:
• Articles: 6000 - 8000 words (including footnotes and references).
• Notes: 3000 - 4000 words (including footnotes and references).

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:25am
University of Central Lancashire

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there's hardly a young person in the UK that hasn't heard of Jacqueline Wilson.
This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Areas for consideration
• Autobiography and becoming a writer
• Telling life stories
• Bildungsroman and identity
• Growing up with/through Jacqueline Wilson's characters

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:31pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:36pm
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:01pm
Assoication for Theatre in Higher Education

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice
Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference
CFP Deadline: 29 October 2010

Food & Culture: SPACE FOODS IN POP CULTURE

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:13pm
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers for a panel on representations of SPACE FOOD in film, television, and print media for the annual conference at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX

Papers in this panel will be interested in examining how eating in space is represented in popular media (i.e. examples from a few popular historical and science fiction films, television shows like Star Trek, and in cartoons like the Jetsons).

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