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[UPDATE] Aesthetic Mutations - Interdisciplinary Grad Conference -- Abstracts due April 7th

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 6:51pm
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture

REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)

27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Deadline *extended* -- Please send by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to cltcucsb@gmail.com

The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Posthuman Joyce

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:02pm
Peter Mahon and Matthew Brown

Call for Submissions: PostHuman Joyce: Machines, Informatics, Technology (edited collection)

"In conception and technique I tried to depict the earth which is prehuman and presumably posthuman." (Joyce, discussing "Penelope" in a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 8 February 1922, Letters 1:180, Selected Letters, p. 289)

[UPDATE] Science Fiction Literature and Film deadline EXTENDED: April 15th (RMMLA)

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 1:23pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics:

posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.

Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to hqrq@iup.edu by April 15th.

"Modernism and the Nineteenth-Century" MSA October 6-9, Buffalo, NY Abstract due April 10

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:44am
Modernist Studies Association

In keeping with the theme of "Structures of Innovation," this panel seeks papers that demonstrate an innovation on rather than a rupture from tradition, and question the so-called radical break from nineteenth-century standards for form, content, and the place of poetry or fiction in society. This panel welcomes submissions that demonstrate concrete connections between modernist American or British texts and the nineteenth-century through formal, political, and cultural modes of inquiry.

Modernism and the Nineteenth-Century

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:39am
Modernist Studies Association

In keeping with the theme of "Structures of Innovation," this panel seeks papers that demonstrate an innovation on rather than a rupture from tradition, and question the so-called radical break from nineteenth-century standards for form, content, and the place of poetry or fiction in society. This panel welcomes submissions that demonstrate concrete connections between modernist American or British texts and the nineteenth-century through formal, political, and cultural modes of inquiry.

Please include a brief bio note with your abstract.

Hospitality & Society: Call for Papers

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:00am
Paul Lynch, Co-Editor of Hospitality & Society, an Intellect Journal

Hospitality & Society Journal: Call for Papers
Hospitality & Society is a new international multidisciplinary social sciences journal that focuses upon academic perspectives on hospitality and addresses all aspects of hospitality and its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures.
Aims and scope
- To consider issues associated with hospitality leading to its advancement and understanding, including developing new approaches to the study of hospitality.
- To serve as a multidisciplinary forum encouraging interdisciplinarity with contributors coming from a wide variety of disciplinary bases.

MSA 13 (Oct. 6-9, 2011)--Proposed Panel on Empathy and Modernism

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Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 11:31pm
Meghan Marie Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on empathy and modernism for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association conference in Buffalo. Please send 250-word abstracts for papers exploring problems of "thinking with" or "feeling with" others in modernism, along with a short cv, to mmh340@nyu.edu by Monday, April 11. We welcome papers on any modernist topic, but especially those treating the visual arts. Please note if you are not already a member of the MSA you will have to join for the 2011-2012 membership year (starting July 1, 2011) in order to participate.

CFP - NeoAmericanist Journal

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:20pm
NeoAmericanist: AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY ONLINE JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICA

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

"Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends" - the 4th Annual English Graduate Student Conference at Middle Tennessee State University

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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 3:16pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 4th Annual MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature
•American Literature
•British Literature
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted by email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee: submissions@mtsuegso.org

John Dos Passos: Giving Modernity Form (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6 2011)

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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:21pm
James Travis Rozier / University of Mississippi

This panel seeks submissions dealing with the works of John Dos Passos in the interests of reviving scholarship on an author who has received scant recent critical attention. In keeping with the theme of the convention, the topic will address ways in which Dos Passos's works represent, respond to or possibly resist the forces of modernity. This panel seeks papers which address the ways Dos Passos's work renders visible the forces of modernity and seeks to resist these forces. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the ways in which Dos Passos' formal experimentation deals with the issues of alienation, flows of capital, new technologies, historical fracture or social loss. Submitters are encouraged to interpret this topic broadly.

Association for Asian Performance, Aug 10-11 Chicago

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 2:25pm
Association for Asian Performance

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 11th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference.

Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/ The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011.

[UPDATE] 2nd International Aksit Göktürk Conference: "Myths Revisited"

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 5:38am
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature -Turkey

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.

Myths Revisited, 28th-29th November 2011

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 5:30am
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature -Turkey

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 7:22am
University of Glasgow

The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

An International Conference organised in association with the Ford Madox Ford Society

The University of Glasgow, 6-8 September 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 MAY 2011

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) made a major contribution to the literature and culture of the Edwardian era as a novelist, poet, editor, and critic. While much scholarship has focused on Ford's collaboration with Conrad, his success as a writer of historical fiction, and the founding and editing of the groundbreaking English Review during these years, there remains much exciting work to be done on this period of Ford's life and work.

MSA Oct '11 Panel: Music, Gender and Modernist Intersubjectivity

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 8:31pm
Cecily Swanson & Ben Glaser (Cornell University)

This panel will explore how the modernist music salon, modernist musical event, and the poetics and rhetoric of music within modernist writing, call attention to moments of failed artistic autonomy, and thus permit the articulation of social relationships that might seem otherwise foreclosed. In particular, it asks how the gendering of music informs modernism's claims for autonomy, and how such claims might be challenged or revised through a critical exploration of modernism's diverse discourse of music. In the case of Ezra Pound and T.S.

VOLUME 4 KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:22am
GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 4 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

on the theme of

'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic'

Submissions are sought on the following:

• Critical articles on the theme of this issue: 'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic'

• Creative pieces – poetry and prose with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

• Book reviews with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

DEADLINE EXTENDED SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:34pm
Cristian Bratu

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by APRIL 15, 2011.

[UPDATE: Deadline] Son of Classics and Comics) Abstracts: APRIL 15, 2011; Contributions: Sep 1, 2011)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:15pm
George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall

[Please note: proposals deadline extended to April 15, 2011]

Son of Classics and Comics
Edited by George Kovacs (Trent University) and
C.W. Marshall (University of British Columbia)

Proposals are invited for chapters examining the ancient world in comics and related media for an edited volume to be entitled Son of Classics and Comics.

Tom Lea Month Call For Papers Deadline April 15, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 2:47pm
Tom Lea Institute

The Tom Lea Institute, the El Paso Times, and the University of Texas El Paso will sponsor four papers to be presented during Tom Lea Month in El Paso. The institute invites proposals on subjects related to the life and works of Tom Lea (1907-2010), whose legacy is celebrated in his hometown every October. Papers will be presented on October 24-25. Those selected will receive a $500 stipend, travel, and one night's lodging. The call is cross-disciplinary.

Symposium on John Wilkinson's The Lyric Touch, 23 June 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:12am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson's collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors' papers.

We welcome proposals for papers of around 20 minutes in length dealing with any aspect of The Lyric Touch, its critical methodologies, its readings of individual poets and poems, or its relationship to its author's poetry. Ideas for panels are also welcome.

Studies in Australasian Cinema

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Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 10:16pm
Anthony Lambert, Macquarie University

Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. We would like to announce a call for papers for the following issues:

Issue 5.3 (Dec 2011): Cities and Australasian Film and Television

Issue 6.1 (Apr 2012): Imaging Religion and Spirituality

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

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Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 4:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Detective Fiction, Professionalism, and the Modern Bureaucratic State (Modernist Studies Association, Buffalo, Oct. 6-9, 2011)

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 4:49pm
Daniel Harney / University of Toronto

This panel explores the simultaneous emergence of the crime writing genre, the modern bureaucratic state, and professional society. Does the amateur private eye in British or American detective fiction represent an effort to subvert the professional police force and offer a corrective to the corruption within the modern bureaucratic state? Or is the private eye (and by extension the genre) ultimately conservative in maintaining the status quo, following a professional code amidst romantic temptations, and perpetuating the "evident failure of the unfettered free market to deliver a just society" (McCann, 2000, 6)? More broadly, what does detective fiction tell us about forms of resistance to the rise of professional society during the modernist period?

Backward Glances: 31st August - 1st September

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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 6:44am
University College, Cork

Call For Papers:

Backward Glances: History, Imagination, and Memory
University College Cork, Ireland.
31st August – 1st September 2011

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