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[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

UPDATE: FOOD & CULTURE

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:04pm
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Women of Ireland : confronting Eastern and Western perspectives (16-17 June 2011)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 12:06pm
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

If contemporary research on Ireland and its relationship with the world has tended, understandably, to privilege either the United States or Great Britain, the aim of this conference is to move beyond these geographical boundaries and consider Ireland's relationship not just with its British neighbours, but also with Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and to analyse this specifically in relation to women's experiences. Ireland has undergone massive change over the last two decades, the years of economic boom and immigration having recently given way to economic disaster and the introduction of hardline immigration

[UPDATE] CFP: Narrative Scale and the Limits of the Sensible (2011 Intl. Conference on Narrative, April 7–11)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:14am
Katie R. Muth

We welcome paper proposals on narrative scale in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century fiction, film, or visual media for the 2011 International Conference on Narrative. We are specifically interested in essays exploring the relationship between narrative representation and what the selection of scale brings to view or obscures. For example, what is made legible if we imagine literary history in terms of blunt dates (like the annular study) rather than in terms of broad conceptual markers (like modernity)? Or what is the relationship between evolution as metaphor bounded by narrative and scientific evolutionary theory? Particular areas of interest might include:

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 3:42pm
Texas A & M University-Commerce

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.

Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] THE CONFERENCE ON THE CONFERENCE

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:39pm
The Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts organizing committee for The Conference on The Conference

THE CONFERENCE
ON

THE CONFERENCE

March 4th and 5th, 2011

Simon Fraser University
A School for the Contemporary Arts
Graduate Candidate's Symposium/Exhibition
Vancouver, BC. Canada

Call for Papers: The Conference on The Conference

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:22pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara

DEADLINE December 10, 2010

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our tenth annual Conference, "The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 11-12, 2011 at UCSB.

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:01pm
Steven Bruhm

Julia Kristeva's work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form. This formal concern is a literary one as well: fictions of horror also revel in de-composition, that is, in significations that lose their composure, in letters that refuse to convey, or in utterances that seem to be without subject or object. Horror Studies is seeking essays for a special issue devoted to horror and textuality that will address problems of textual decomposition. In the twentieth century's turn to the film image as arguably the primary vehicle for horror, "Decomposing Fictions" will address how theories and practices of textuality resonate with or operate differently from the visual horror image.

Science Imagined | Literature Realized: Truth and Fiction in Canada (ACCUTE Conf., Fredericton May 28-31 - deadline Nov 15/10 )

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 1:23pm
Marc Andre Fortin / Queen's University

From the botanical studies of Catharine Parr Trail, and the faith-related empiricism of Christophe Regnault, to the literary imaginings of evolution, meteorology, palaeontology, chemistry, and biology of contemporary writers such as Christian Bök, Nino Ricci, Rivka Galchen, Nicole Brossard, and Tim Bowling, the connections between science and fiction have become enmeshed in the literatures of Canada through the historical questioning of faith, reason, epistemology, and the subjective

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 1:18pm
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

The Horror Literature Division of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts invites submissions on the Fantastic Ridiculous or any other subject focused on Horror Literature, including but not limited to theory, criticism, the Gothic, and the supernatural.

[UPDATE] In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, Jan. 28 Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:08pm
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

For this collection, tentatively titled In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, we seek essays that critically explore the places, potentials and possible limits of creative writing in college composition. We are particularly interested in how composition teachers employ creative writing in first-year composition and how this work relates to institution outcomes for first-year college writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

·Histories of creative writing in the college composition curriculum.

In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition -- Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:47am
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

For this collection, tentatively titled In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, we seek essays that critically explore the places, potentials and possible limits of creative writing in college composition. We are particularly interested in how composition teachers employ creative writing in first-year composition and how this work relates to institution outcomes for first-year college writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

·Histories of creative writing in the college composition curriculum.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:14am
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:28am
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, popular culture, theory and cultural studies.

Maghrebi Writing and the Unfungibles of World Literature(s) (Vancouver ACLA March 31-April3, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:04am
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar examines how writing from the Maghreb intersects with word literature(s) and how language becomes a function of world literary value. How do the concepts of world literature or comparative literature relate to, elucidate, or occlude regional, national, or local concerns? How has critical and creative writing attempted to come to terms with the legacy of French colonial language politics in the Maghreb since 1830 and the enduring effects of Orientalism as a radical re-organization of forms of knowledge and cultural practices? How to trace the development of Arabization (and its discontents) and the range of "postcolonial" language wars and contestations?

Beyond Walls: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Anguilla Conference 4/28-29/2011

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 8:05pm
U of West Indies, Open Campus Anguilla

A Multi-disciplinary Conference focusing on issues of relevance to Anguilla

April 28-29, 2011

Submissions should include:

A cover sheet containing the title of the paper, author's address and contact information, (Email/
Tel/Fax number), institution, a 25 word summary and author's bio-data of approximately 50 words
for inclusion in the conference programme.

One page with a 250-word abstract of the paper.

Submission Deadlines:

Abstract by November 30, 2010.

Full Paper by March 31, 2011.

Send submissions to:

anguilla@open.uwi.edu

For more information contact:

The UWI Open Campus

The Valley, Anguilla

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 5:38pm
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside

As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by new media, and specifically the online environments which define contemporary fandom experience? What are its canons? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? And whose purposes do these questions serve?

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 2:41pm
Brooks E. Hefner

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term "Weltliteratur," Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust's Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin's entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin's involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin's own reading?

CFP: 'Nabokov and Morality' Symposium

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:33am
Michael Rodgers

Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium

'Nabokov and Morality'

University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Papers are invited for a two-day symposium at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on the 5th & 6th May 2011. The event will involve 15-20 speakers over two days and be based on papers/presentations of 20 minutes each plus 10 minutes for questions. Both days will conclude with a roundtable discussion.

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 9:51am
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association

UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers. Our conference is the largest and longest running student-led conference in the southeast. This year, come and see how the rules of the game are changing.

The UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association invites faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates to submit an original essay or presentation for the annual spring semester conference.

The writing of Rose Macaulay, in her historical and cultural context 23 September, 2011

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 3:56am
Institute of English Studies, University of London

This symposium offers an opportunity to focus the mind on Rose Macaulay's writing in her life, and to consider her work in its cultural context.
The day will be organized as a series of 20-minute papers, beginning with a talk by Sarah LeFanu, Macaulay's most recent biographer, on researching Macaulay's life, and is open to all who have an interest in Macaulay, as a forum to discuss how they have been drawing on her life or writing in their own research, in their own writing, or in another aspect of culture or criticism, perhaps travel writing or journalism.

ATHE's Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:25am
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance" for the 2011 ATHE conference in Chicago, IL (August 11-14, 2011). This annual panel is held in memory of Dr. Bruce Kirle, a longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance focus group. Dr. David Savran will serve as the respondent. Dr. Savran is the Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center as well as the editor of The Journal of American Theatre and Drama. His most recent book, Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of The New Middle Class, was published in 2009 by the University of Michigan Press.

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