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CFP Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:53am
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

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.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:49am
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

[UPDATE] Humanities in the Digital Age

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 11:58pm
English Graduate Organization (EGO), Western Illinois University


EGO Conference: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23, 2010
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

DEADLINE EXTENDED: October 1, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M University

Conference website: http://www.wiu.edu/ego/conference/2010/

Conference Theme: Humanities in the Digital Age

Contemporary society is pervaded by the culture of computing, and digitization continues to create new processes and patterns. In My Mother Was a Computer, Katherine Hayles remarks,

Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism at NEMLA Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 7-10, 2011

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10:59pm
Nadia Louar

Session: Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism
This panel will address the specific question of bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett. How can we understand this unique literary language? Can Beckett's bilingualism be understood as a phenomenon that goes beyond linguistic boundaries? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in French or English on any aspect of Beckett's bilingualism to Nadia Louar, Email : louarn@uwosh.edu. (Deadline September 30th, 2011)

The Poetics of Metadata (proposals due October 10, 2010; STS conference March 16-18, 2011
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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10:44pm
Paul Benzon / Society for Textual Scholarship

Recent critical trends in media studies have emphasized various aspects of and approaches to the materiality of technology and media information, with methodologies including digital forensics, platform studies, and critical code studies offering both a deep interest in the close reading of technology and a jumping-off point towards multiple larger literary, cultural, and philosophical questions. This panel seeks to build upon and extend those methodologies by focusing in particular on metadata—data about data—as a category of inquiry. How does metadata relate to data in discursive, informational, and ontological terms? How and to what extent does metadata inform the materiality of technology?

19th Century America: CEA 2011 | FORTUNES I 42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:55pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: 19th Century America at CEA 2011

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Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

Call for Papers: Early America: CEA 2011 I 42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Flor

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:41pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

Film Theory Area

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:46pm
2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2011 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
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 15, 2010. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:16pm
Andrew Ball, Purdue University

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

The received wisdom tells us that the modernization of American culture and society was contingent upon its secularization. And yet, when we look to both canonical works of American modernism and to contributions to the "cultural front," we find an abiding concern for the religious that troubles this dominant narrative. This panel seeks to reexamine the multivalent modernist concern for the religious in order to reassess its place in early 20th century American literature and culture, to analyze the myth of the 'secular age,' and to determine the place of religion in the conflict between capital and labor.

[UPDATE] 2010 MCRS Graduate Conference, Oct. 2 2010

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 4:53pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies; University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors, Administrators, and Grad Students:

Following is an announcement for the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

[UPDATE] NeMLA Panel on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (Abstract Deadline September 30, 2010; Conference April 7-10, 2011)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 1:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm still seeking submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud, which will take place at the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. 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 include an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com by September 30th, 2010.

A (Post)Secular Age: Protestant Epistemologies and the American Novel

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:47pm
NEMLA

Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in "homogeneous, empty time," filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.

Call for Papers: "Idea of France" Conference, Nov. 2011

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 9:57pm
Todd Reeser

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

November 10-12, 2011

"The Idea of France" / "L'Idée de la France"

We welcome abstracts from all fields (literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, religion, art, music, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, etc.) that treat the question of the idea of France or Frenchness in any time period from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Papers may be delivered in English or French.

Immagine e Forma nell'Estetica Barocca

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 1:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, New Brunswick (NJ) April 7-10, 2011

This panel invites proposals for interdisciplinary papers focusing on the re-examination of the Baroque Aesthetics. The renewed interest in the 'emblemistica' and renovated interpretation of metaphor, along with the new sensibility inspired by the scientific discoveries of the 17th century, contributed to the development and re-thinking of the concepts of 'immagine' and 'forma' that have been at the center of a lively debate ever since. The complex nature of the Baroque lends itself to a multifaceted approach in the fields of Literature, Philosophy, Art History and Literary Criticism.

Short essays wanted: literature, justice, social change and education

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:13am
Changing Lives Through Literature

Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltl.umassd.edu/blog.

We have featured essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.

Horror Area: 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference, 20-23 April, 2011

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 9:45am
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. The conference runs from 20 to 23 April, 2011.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

"Horror," SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Association, 4/2-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 3:47am
Steffen Hantke

CALL FOR PAPERS
"HORROR"

Joint Conference of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations at the Marriott Rivercenter Conference Hotel on

April 20-23, 2011

in San Antonio, Texas

The area chair for Horror of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, or general culture.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please send a detailed abstract (300-400 words) for a paper of 18 to 20 minutes reading time via e-mail. Please provide contact information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, and especially e-mail address.

Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls (April 20-23, 2011)

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:28am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

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: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Panel Title—Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls

PCA Romance Area, San Antonio, TX 20-23 April, 2011. Deadline: Dec 15, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:20pm
Popular Culture Association: Romance Area

CFP: PCA 2011--San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011

We're soliciting proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association conference. This year it's in San Antonio, TX. As always, it's the Wednesday-Saturday of Easter/Passover weekend, April 20-23, 2011.

PCA is an amazing conference to go to to experience the community of Popular Romance Studies. It's a VERY inviting conference for new scholars, and for interested non-scholars. We've had undergraduates and brand new graduate students very successfully present papers at PCA. We're welcoming, friendly, fun, a little bawdy, and very very interesting.

Beyond the Body: Migrating Past Physical Borders in Feminist Literature - Call for Papers for a Proposed Edited Collection

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:56pm
Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks - University of Texas at San Antonio and Dr. Glenda Tibe Bonifacio - University of Lethbridge, Canada

The body remains a preeminent place of reading in feminist theory, past and present. But, we wish to complete a feminist examination of those areas of research that speak of movements beyond the physical body. This project seeks papers that examine feminist literary characters that negotiate multiple borders and identities. What borders exist to be transgressed? What are the consequences (mental, physical, social) of transgressing these borders? What is specifically feminist in the act of crossing a border, any border that exists?

We are looking to put together 10-12 essays (which we will edit, introduce, and conclude) with the following sub-categories:

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle? Limit(e)Beckett Issue 2

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:22pm
Limit(e)Beckett

Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?

Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Malone meurt

Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible
Bing

Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for ou

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:56am
College English Association

Food and the Arts

The panel of Food and the Arts welcomes submissions of descriptions of food and meals that are illustrative of misfortune, economic decline, and natural or unnatural catastrophes. Discussion may be based on literature, painting, and film.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Modernism, Modernity, and Politics: Face-off or Interface? NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University (deadline Sept. 27)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF LITERATURE COMPASS ON THE GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:09am
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue of the Global Circulation Project, edited by Geraldine Heng and Lynn Ramey, on the Global Middle Ages.

We define our period broadly as premodernity c. 500-1500 CE, always with flexible time horizons, and always with the understanding that the semi-convenient term "Middle Ages" is a heuristic category under erasure, and with diminished purchase for cultures and worlds outside premodern Europe.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 13, 2010)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:26am
Univeristy of Central Oklahoma

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 11, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

[UPDATE] Rendering the Visible

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 9:38pm
Moving Image Studies Program, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

RENDERING THE VISIBLE
Conference
February 11-12, 2011

The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."

Keynote speakers: Vivian Sobchack and Akira Lippit

One of the most pressing questions facing studies of the image today is how to theorize visuality as more and more of the image archive is given over to the digital. This conference proposes that the notion of "rendering" might provide a useful entrée for an exploration of theoretical continuities and discontinuities in our understanding of the technologically-reproduced image, from Benjamin's "Short History of Photography" to CGI.

(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:14pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Popular Culture

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 1:33pm
Lawrence C. Rubin, Ph.D.; St. Thomas University

Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
2011 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 20-23, San Antonio, Texas

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