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The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 4:43pm
Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012, we seek abstracts (300-500 words) for an edited, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays.

Engineering marvel, instant parable, and dramatic stage set, the Titanic is as fascinating for its long afterlife as it is for its short but spectacular career. This collection proposes a re-examination of both the immediate and enduring cultural impact of the Titanic a century after its sinking. We welcome abstracts for articles addressing any aspect of the Titanic phenomenon from any critical, theoretical, or historical approach.

Possible topics:

CFP: The Cowper and Newton Journal (Spring 2011 Issue)

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:24pm
The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK

The Cowper and Newton Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Cowper and Newton Journal, a new scholarly annual published by the Trustees of The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK, is seeking submissions for its first issue, to be published in Spring 2011.

The Journal accepts contributions on any topic related to William Cowper, John Newton and their circle but also embraces the wider milieu – literary, artistic, religious, historical, horticultural – of their contemporaries in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In keeping with its museum origins, the Journal's scope also covers material culture: the study of relevant objects from the period and their wider significance.

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:29pm
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - University of Cambridge, UK - 25-26th March 2011

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:48am
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

25-26th March 2011
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK

I was only thinking last night people have hardly begun to write yet. Put poetry out of it for a moment & leave out Shakespeare – now I mean prose. Take the very best of it. Aren't they still cutting up sections rather than tackling the whole of a mind? (Katherine Mansfield, 1921)

ASETEL 2011: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:36am
Azucena G. Blanco

CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Granada (Campus de Cartuja, s / n)
CONFERENCE THEMES
Literary Theory and Literary Genres
Comparative Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literary Knowledge
Sociology of Literature
Cultural Studies: Literature, Film, New Media
PLENARY SESSIONS
The Conference will feature five one-hour keynote speeches, one for each theme. The
ASETEL Board of Directors and the Local Organizing Committee have received confirmation of

The Feminist Art Movement: Beyond NYC/LA Due Date: January 1, 2011

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 7:51pm
Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

In 2006 and 2007 twin events, the creation of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and the mounting of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, created the sense that the 1970s feminist art movement had finally found its place in the art historical record. But significant lacunae still exist. Contemporary analyses largely focus on individual artists located in major metropolitan areas, particularly the American art centers of New York and Los Angeles or major Western European cities. Consideration of the connections among feminist artists, the movement aspect of the feminist art movement, are quite rare.

[UPDATE] after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastrophe

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:51pm
Eileen A. Joy/The BABEL Working Group

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?

Physician/Pastor, Doctor/Divine: Intersections of Religion and Medicine, NeMLA Apr 7-10, 2011 [Abstracts due 9/30]

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:10pm
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio

From Cotton Mather's *The Angel of Bethesda* to the television drama *House, M.D.*, purveyors of American culture remain preoccupied with the intertwining roles of the physician and the pastor. Mather's assertion that illness is sin and medical cures can be found by cleansing the soul invokes related anxieties about medicine thwarting divine will. Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories of mad scientists and William Wells Brown's condemnation of medical experiments on enslaved Africans speak to the fear of medicine infringing on the dictates of the divine--a tension that continues today as medical dramas pit the "miracles" of Western medical therapeutics against the "wonders" of faith.

DEADLINE: June 20th -- Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 3:16pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric.

The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era, Deadline 30th November 2010

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 7:18am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles - Pascale Drouet

The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era

We invite submissions for the 2011 issue of Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir-Shakespearean Afterlives. These might include essays (6000-7000 words including notes) for the issue proper, and review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews of plays or exhibitions (1000-1500 words) for the issue's supplement L'Oeil du spectateur.

Collection CFP: Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure (4 October, 2010)

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 6:03am
Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland/English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia

Collection Call for Papers:

Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure

Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia

Contact email: attachedtofiction@gmail.com

"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."

-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.

Legal Fictions, NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 10:33pm
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association

The concept of a "legal fiction"—"a supposition avowedly false, but treated as if it were true, for the imagined convenience of administering the law" (Lewis, 1832)—describes the pretenses that disguise changes in the application of a legal rule. However, as its terminological indebtedness to the institution of fiction underscores, the concept also offers a suggestive rubric for understanding the nexus between law and literature—reminding us that law, as much as literature, is an unstable amalgam of fact and fiction. Examining the fictional elements of law, nonetheless, need not end only in textual ambiguity. The characterization of extant laws as mere fictions of the state has often been a strategy for political critique and legal reform.

Ecocriticism Sessions at NeMLA (4/7-11/11; 9/30/10)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers in Ecocriticism
at
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Among the 370 Sessions accepting abstracts are the following looking for essays on ecocritical issues:

Drama at NeMLA (4/7-11/11; 9/30/11

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 9:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers for Drama
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Among the 370 Sessions accepting abstracts are the following looking for essays on drama and theatre:

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (UPDATE: Abstracts due September 1, 2010)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 5:31pm
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures. While embracing the rich history of themes of class and class conflict in baseball fiction, poetry, and drama, this collection also seeks to extend the discussion throughout other disciplines, some even far afield from literary studies. For example, one could examine the significant spike in costs related to attending a game at, say, Wrigley Field, and perhaps reach a determination that Cub management prefers a certain type or class of fan, almost to the point of excluding others.

The Beautiful Prison

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 11:14pm
Doran Larson, Hamilton College & Attica CF

The Beautiful Prison

CFP: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:55pm
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Address by Carol Mavor (Manchester) (others to follow)

[UPDATE] Film & History (All Areas) (9/15/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 8:23pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

FINAL DEADLINE! September 15, 2010

Film & History has now entered its final CFP period! We invite those who have not already done so to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables for our upcoming conference, "Representations of Love in Film and Television," to be held November 11-14, 2010, in Milwaukee, WI. Please see the list of active topic areas, below, and watch for topical calls for papers soon!

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 5:21pm
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 30, 2010.

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 3:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:33pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 3:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects:

Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Victorian Sensation Fiction at the <em>Fin de Siecle</em>

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 4:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. We will ask: How did the genre anticipate and respond to late 19th century Parliamentary activity? In what ways did sensation fiction challenge or reflect evolving ideas about gender and identity? Panelists will interrogate sensation fiction's relationship to art and aestheticism movements, advances in technologies including "iron horses," commercial culture, and Modernity's historical and political events, including Britain's empire project. We will discuss the ways in which sensation fiction seeded later literary movements such as the "New Woman" novels.

2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 12:58pm
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Association (BWWA)

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year's conference is "Curiosities." We encourage submissions that consider how the concept of curiosity—in its dual meaning of intellectual pursuit and particular material objects—influenced the lives and work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, and continues to drive our scholarship today.

Ethics and Discourse in Historical Perspective: Practice & Theory

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 11:44am
EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)

International Interdisciplinary Conference
15-16 April 2011
« Ethics and Discourse in Historical Perspective: Practice & Theory »

Organized by EMMA in collaboration with CRISES and DIPRALANG (Montpellier III, France)
With the support of the French Society of English Stylistics
and the French University Institute

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