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Call for Jounral Submissions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Frederick Douglass--June 1, 2010

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:15am
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] Do You Bowles? Paul Bowles's Centennial -- International Conference, October 21 - 23, 2010 - Portugal

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 4:33am
Ulices - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies - Faculty of Letters

Paul Bowles is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most skillful storytellers and imaginative composers of modern American music. His unsettling literary themes and expatriation to Morocco made him into a cult figure whose life and work continue to fascinate contemporary audiences.

By examining the interplay between literary, musical, visual and cultural texts, the conference aims at stimulating discussion on Bowlesian musical and literary themes, as well as cultural and anthropological issues and on the relationship between the artist's challenging work and current inner and outer geographies.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010 - 04/10/2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:51pm
Vitalpoetics

Vitalpoetics is now seeking submissions for Vol.3 No.1, 2010. Now in its third year, Vitalpoetics is an international journal of literary theory and new writing. We promote key ideas in the field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to cultural and political contexts. We seek to publish the best writing by emerging and established writers. As of this year we are accepting:

* Essays (3000-5000 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 pages)
* Prose (up to 2000 words)
* Original translations in any of these categories

CFP: New German Review

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 5:55pm
Department of Germanic Languages-UCLA

Call for Submissions

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German
Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews
and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

Literature and Religion

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:57pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Literature & Religion session at RMMLA convention in Albuquerque, NM on October 14-16, 2010, seeking paper proposals. Please send short abstract and any questions to Joan Grenier-Winther at grenierj@wsu.edu. Proposals will be considered as received. For more info, please visit www.rmmla.org.
Thank you.

Making Connections: Spring 2010 Call for Papers

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:44pm
Fredrick Douglas Institute Collaborative

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 1:22pm
Melissa Ames

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

Bilingualism and Translation Panel. Submission Deadline: April 14, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 12:34pm
International Conference “Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities,” October 14-16, 2010; Urbana, Illinois

As early as 1969, George Steiner 's essay "Extraterritorial" challenged Nabokov scholars to define how subcurrents of Nabokov's Russian affect his English: "We need really detailed study of the quality and degree of pressure which Russian puts on Nabokov's Anglo-American. How often are his English sentences "metatranslations" of Russian? To what extent do Russian semantic associations initiate the images and contour of the English phrase?"

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2011 NeMLA, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Conceptualizing "European literature"

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:30am
V. Liska & T. Nolden ICLA CHLEL

Conceptualizing "European literature"
We are inviting essay proposals for a volume to be published in a new series by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. Given the series' emphasis on "problems in contemporary literary studies," we are pursuing a wide variety of models for conceptualizing "European literature." The volume will be edited by Professor Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Professor Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College / M.I.T.).

Vocal Arts Symposium: June 13, Grožnjan, Croatia. Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space and Practice

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:01am
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia

Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice

Call for Papers
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to acousticity.symposium@gmail.com, by May 3, 2010.

"There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." (John Cage, "Experimental Music")

International Journal of Travel and Places Seeks Submissions (Deadline May 10, 2010)

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 2:52pm
World-Weary: A journal of places

See World-Weary.com for additional submission details and don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions.

This is first and foremost a journal of places. People now travel more than ever, yet there is a dearth of intelligent, thoughtful, long-form writing about the spaces in which people live, work, and visit. Though humans have explored most of this planet, these feats are meaningless unless we are able to create in-depth reflections on our experiences.

Non-fiction literature about people and places will form the majority of the World-Weary's content, but essays, histories, fiction, interviews, satire, investigations, and other forms of written expression will also be featured.

GENDER RESISTANCE, 31 October 2010

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 4:17am
European Journal of English Studies

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

GENDER RESISTANCE

Guest Editors: Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou.

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010)

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 10:42am
Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York

Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.

Call for Articles: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 9:27am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood has as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. Starlight and Shadows explores this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

The Carnival of Death: Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas - 24-26 Feb 2011

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 6:20am
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The Carnival of Death: Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas
An interdisciplinary conference organised by Maria-José Blanco and Ricarda Vidal, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2010
Conference dates: 24-26 Feb 2011
Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
In the most general terms death is defined as the final and irreversible cessation of the vital functions in an organism, the ending of life. However, the precise definition of death and the exact time of the transition from life to death differ according to culture, religion and legal system.

Film Studies at PAMLA (Deadline: 4/5/2010)

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 10:57pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

ATTN: PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Film Studies Panel(s)
(DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 4/5/10)

Aloha Concerned Cinema Citizens,

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

PANEL DESCRIPTION: F I L M S T U D I E S

International Conference: "Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities."/Urbana, IL/Deadline: April 15, 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:39pm
The Center for Translation Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The Université Denis-Diderot, Paris, France

October 14-16, 2010

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Levis Faculty Center

This conference will convene scholars and practitioners to present state-of-the-art research on translation and the humanities. In particular, we seek to assess if, and how, academic disciplines comprising the humanities consider translation to be constitutive of their practice.

Translation scholars have called for a paradigm shift in defining the relationship between translation and the humanities. While it is acknowledged that a large share of our common knowledge is conveyed through translation, too little has been said about the way knowledge itself is built and circulated, particularly in the domain of interpretive disciplines.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:02am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) will CLOSE on April 22nd.

In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address (http://www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk/) and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.

A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk.

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 10:35pm
Stephani Pierce/San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Paper proposals of 500 words and a 40-word abstract are due by April 5, 2010. Please submit online at PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form: http://www.pamla.org/2010/please-register

Reading the Visual Text: Visual Rhetoric in a Visual Culture (SAMLA conf. 2010, special session, abstracts due June 15, 2010)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:01pm
Alice Myatt / Georgia State University

This panel invites participants to explore the ways in which reading visual texts plays out in our increasingly visual culture. From the bombardment of images used in advertising, to the moving image that adapts printed text to the cinematic screen, to the increasing centrality of visual images in digital spaces like Facebook and Second Life, our culture is one that often takes for granted the interplay between text and image.

Proposals for any presentation connected to the field of visual rhetoric are welcome.

Presentations may seek to answer any of the following questions, or they may offer a perspective on visual rhetoric that connects to the convention theme "The Interplay of Text and Image":

[UPDATE] Film (Regular Session) 2010 SAMLA Convention; May 15

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:41pm
Adrienne Angelo / SAMLA

In keeping with the theme of the 2010 SAMLA convention, this panel seeks paper proposals that address the interplay of text and image. Possible topics may include but are not limited to: cinematic adaptations of literary works, film theory and authorship, reflexivity in film and literature, and the relationship of word and image in national cinemas and cinematic traditions. By May 15, 2010, please send proposals of approximately 500 words with presenter's name, academic affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail and mailing addresses) to Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University, at ama0002@auburn.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Political Speak:The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture & Punishment-SAMLA 11/7/10- 11/11/10-Abstracts due 05/01/10

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:22pm
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.

This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (DEADLINE EXTENDED 4/5/10; Midwest Conf on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:15pm
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:17am
Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics, Durham UK (Deadline: 15 May 2010)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm
Marc Botha and Heather Yeung / University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Department of English Studies and St John's College, University of Durham UK
8-10 September 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Derek Attridge (York)
Stephen Bann (Bristol)
Michael Davidson (UCSD)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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