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Science in Mimesis

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 2:26pm
Renaissance Society of America (March 2011) panel

In recent years, many scholars of early-modern art and literature have examined the new science for its modes of representation. Perhaps it is time for us to reconsider, instead, how the new science was represented in early-modern art and literature. Papers are invited for a panel or panels on period mimeses of emergent natural science. The data can be literary or artistic; the science, from any area or discipline. The goal, however, is to find out how scientific innovations were received and understood by mimetic workers. Please email proposal and cv to jfleming@sfu.ca by May 10th.

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXPLORING NORTH-EAST INDIAN WRITINGS IN ENGLISH (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS: JULY 31, 2010)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:03am
Department of English, Assam University::Diphu Campus, Diphu-782 460 Karbi Anglong, India

The term 'North-East' is a form of geographical, linguistic and ethnic stereotyping that clubs together eight disparate, often misunderstood states that happen to lie in the Northeastern periphery of the Indian union. North-East Indian Writings in English refer to the body of works by English-language writers from this region.

Rethinking Poetics, Columbia University, NYC, June 11-13 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 11:47pm
Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative

Rethinking Poetics

Columbia University, NYC
June 11-13, 2010

Announcing the Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative.

We are convening a three-day conference at Columbia (June 11-13, 2010), "Rethinking Poetics." It is our sense that the practices of poetics are in danger of becoming pro forma and that a focused, skeptical examination of basic assumptions will be most useful. Terms continue to be used routinely in circumstances that increasingly call for nuanced or even fundamental change. What does "materiality of the signifier" mean in the era of data mining or platform instability? What does "news" mean? How useful are current periodizations? Such questions can be multiplied.

[UPDATE} CFP Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 7:28pm
/Postmodern Culture

Reminder: May 1 is our target date to receive all proposals for papers at the Culture After Postmodern Culture conference at UC Irvine in October 9, 2010. Some funds are available for presenters whose proposals are accepted. We hope to include work revised from the conference in an issue of the journal Postmodern Culture.

For more information see http://afterpostmodernculture.net and email pmc@uci.edu.

See you in October!

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:44pm
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Theme Double Issue, Summer/Fall 2010. Ed. Jody Berland and Blake Fitzpatrick

For this special issue we seek papers that address cultures of militarization or that raise questions concerning the ubiquity of militarization as a presence woven into the fabric of civic culture. We also open the possibility of holding the terms culture and militarization apart, in order to investigate the ways a militarized presence is normalized or critiqued in private, public and national narratives.

The Allegory of Guillaume de Digulleville (Deguileville) in Europe: Circulation, Reception and Influence 21-23 July 2011

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:11pm
Université de Lausanne

The fourteenth-century allegorical trilogy composed by the Cistercian monk, Guillaume de Digulleville (or Deguileville) -- the Pèlerinage de la vie humaine [Pilgrimage of Human Life], Pèlerinage de l'âme [Pilgrimage of the Soul], and Pèlerinage de Jhesucrist [Pilgrimage of Jesus Christ] -- travelled widely across the medieval and early modern world. Digulleville's trilogy first allegorizes human life as a pilgrimage, then envisions a journey through the afterlife as another form of pilgrimage, and finally recasts the narrative of the Christian gospels as a story of divine pilgrimage on earth. Addressed to men and women, both rich and poor, Digulleville's pilgrimage allegories were recopied and illuminated with remarkable frequency during the Middle Ages.

Call for Articles- Catholic Library World (ongoing)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 1:35pm
Sigrid Kelsey, LSU

Catholic Library World (ISSN 0008-820X), the quarterly journal of the Catholic Library Association, is seeking articles for its September 2010 and subsequent issues. The peer reviewed journal is published in September, December, March and June.

Articles are sought covering a wide range of information science and religious topics, from a variety of perspectives. Articles may cover any topic within religious studies, information science, and the broader humanities.

"Birth and Death", Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 18-20 November 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 7:42am
Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures/Englisches Seminar Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The focus of the conference will be on birth and death in contemporary British culture. Both birth and death seem to be essential and existential anthropological facts, but both are at the centre of cultural discourses and practices ranging from religious rituals and artistic representations to medical technologies.

Currently, medialisation and medicalisation produce an (alleged) new visibility of death and birth. In parallel with the rise of technological regimes, there is a counter-movement discernible towards nature and metaphysics – be that the re-invention of birthing rites, hospices and home births, or attempts to re-install religion as a discourse which can truly make sense of life and death.

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:45am
University of Surrey, UK

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey
2-3 July 2010.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Andy Mousley, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of De
Montfort, editor of the forthcoming Palgrave collection Literature, Humanism and Posthumanism,

Prof. Steve Dixon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development at the
University of Brunel, and director of multimedia performance research company The Chameleons Group,

Prof. Robert Pepperell, Reader in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and author of The Posthuman Condition.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (PROPOSAL EXTENSION 26 April; conference 26 June 2010)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:00am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Please note, the proposal deadline for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference has been EXTENDED to 26 APRIL 2010.

The second annual conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Representing Women's Medico-Literary Texts in the Long Eighteenth Century, NEASECS, Buffalo, October 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:59pm
Angela Monsam and Danielle Spratt

We are seeking paper proposals for the panel "Representing Women's Medico-Literary Texts in the Long Eighteenth Century," which will occur during the annual NEASECS meeting to be held in Buffalo from October 21-23, 2010. The CFP and the link to the conference page is below. If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please email a 250 word abstract and a brief CV by May 15.

outh Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:44pm
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

Edited Collection - Toni Cade Bambara's Gorilla, My Love, September 1, 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:00pm
Mary S. Comfort/ Moravian College

Studies of one or more of the short stories in Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara will be considered for a new volume in the Dialogue series of literary studies published by Rodopi Press Amsterdam / New York, under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The series offers new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts (those which have received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature). The major goal of the series is to open the door to voices which are already silenced by the selective nature of academic presses and to encourage new approaches and insights that will both enliven the text and promote further discussion of the work in question.

BSECS 40th Annual Conference 2011

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 6:29pm
The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

BSECS 40th Annual Conference

Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th January 2011
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

"Emotions"

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

CFP: Digital Narrative: 8th Annual iDMAa Conference,Vancouver, BC, Canada, 4/6/2010, Deadline: 8/30

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 3:07pm
international Digital Media and Arts association (iDMAa)

The Digital Narrative: 8th Annual iDMAa Conference, November 4-6, 2010. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Leading academics, professionals and artists will gather at Emily Carr University of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's 8th annual conference to explore how digital media and art is informing, challenging and reinventing our notions of narrative structures and storytelling. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panels, networking, discussions, social events as well as opportunities to explore Emily Carr's Intersections Digital Studios and Center for Social Media.

Survey: Africa in Higher Education

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 10:43am
Natasha Himmelman, University of Cape Town

Ph.D. student conducting survey on

African Studies
Africana Studies
Diaspora Studies
Caribbean Studies
African American Studies

in institutions of higher education, seeking undergraduate, postgraduate, and recent graduate responses to simple 10-question survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Z6QC7C

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Natasha at nhimmelman@gmail.com.

2010 PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM, 13 - 18 June 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:25am
CHARLES UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF ARTS

PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 MAY

Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website: www.jamesjoyce.cz.

Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.

Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.

Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.

[UPDATE} Cleaning up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Ireland

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 4:08am
The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture

The deadline for submission of articles to the IRIC has been extended. The new deadline is July 1, 2010. This was due to a number of server problems, which have virtually blocked our website for many weeks. We apologize with all those who sent queries and submissions and never got an answer

The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture solicits the submission of papers for the 2010 issue entitled Cleaning Up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Post-Tiger Ireland.

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 8:28pm
Rice University

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

Submission deadline: June 15th, 2010.

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

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 5:56pm
EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

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
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of  Representing
Space/Place
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing

Teaching with Technology

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 1:41pm
Radical Teacher

Teaching today is ubiquitously tied to technology; from K-12 through graduate school, today's classroom is increasingly digital, and the call to make it more so grows. Institutional resources are increasingly directed toward classroom digital initiatives, libraries are merged with academic computing departments, and the instructional technologist has begun to occupy a central role on many campuses. New degree programs are popping up. Digital humanities is a newly, yet nebulously, defined discipline.

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Popular Culture area MPCA-- Minneapolis

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:43am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture 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 Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

Housing Fictions: the House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:39am
Francesca Saggini (Universita' della Tuscia)

This issue of EJES aims to engage the variety of European approaches to the study of the house in Anglophone literatures and cultures from the standpoint of contemporaneity.
Submissions are invited from scholars working in the fields of the Anglophone literatures, language, media and culture, including the arts and architecture. Contributors may emphasise theoretical/methodological approaches or textual readings. Invited topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
• the cultural architecture of the house;
• the house and the episteme; the disciplines and discourses of the house;
• thresholds and boundaries of/in the house;

MP Journal: Feminisms 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:41am
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

CFP Feminism 2010:

One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010.

The Unreadable (Oxford Literary Review 33:1)

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:20am
Oxford Literary Review

OLR 33:1 The Unreadable

Call for Papers

'We read because we do not know how to read.' (Jean-François Lyotard, Augustine's Confession).

'The unreadable is not the opposite of the readable, it is the arête that also gives it the chance or force to start up again. "The impossibility of reading should not be taken too lightly." (Paul de Man.) That the unreadable give to be read is not a compromise formulation. Unreadability is no less radical for all that: it is absolute, if you read ne correctly.' (Jacques Derrida, "Living On – Borderlines.")

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 6:03pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 5:59pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

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