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[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit for next issue by 05/31/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:02am
Akademeia

Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review

Modernist Marriage and Divorce - abstracts due 4/7

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:17pm
Holly Jackson/ Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9

From the rise of no-fault divorce to nativist anxiety about exogamy, the shifting structure of marriage is a defining preoccupation of modernist fiction. This panel will examine the cultural innovations that reshaped marriage in the modernist moment. How do representations of marriage relate to teleology/futurity? What formal structures and aesthetic strategies arise to represent the dissolution of the institution that traditionally represents narrative closure? Does divorce signify differently in American and British modernisms? Despite the spike in the divorce rate, is marriage itself resistant to modernization? Is marriage a site of nostalgia, a yardstick of historical change, an antiquated relic?

MSA 13: The Global Reach of Modernism and the "British World" (Buffalo, NY; 6-9 October, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:38pm
Modernist Studies Association

Recent landmark works in imperial historiography by such noteworthy scholars as John Darwin, James Belich, and Simon Potter have noted how conceptions of the British Empire began to change over the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Where before overseas migration to the colonies had born an innate stigma, the development of faster communication technologies, the expansion of international finance capital, and the emergence of a cultural sense of pan-Britishness all contributed to a reevaluation of the role of settler colonies within the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference, 7-9 July 2011, London

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:56pm
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 2011 Annual International Conference, its 37th, will be held during the first full week of July 2011 at two venues: at POSK in London's Hammersmith district on 7 and 8 July and at the University Women's Club near The Ritz in Mayfair on 9 July.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the work and life of Conrad, and proposals for panels are welcome. Deadline for abstracts (approximately 200 words) is 30 April 2011: Dr Keith Carabine email: keith@carabine.co.uk.

All participants who are not already members of the Society will be required to take out membership for one year.

SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:38pm
SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 9:51pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association) 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Please submit proposals by 3/25 2011

Modernism and Totalitarianism 5/4/11 -- 6-9/8/11

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 3:17pm
Patricia Rae/Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

"In our age, the idea of intellectual liberty is under attack from two directions. On the one hand are its theoretical enemies, the apologists of totalitarianism, and on the other its immediate, practical enemies, monopoly and bureaucracy. Any writer or journalist who wants to retain his integrity finds himself thwarted by the general drift of society rather than by active persecution."

George Orwell, "The Prevention of Literature" (1946)

Proposals are invited for a possible MSA session on the subject of modernism and totalitarianism.

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:30pm
Univeristy of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each
issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested
in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the
guidelines below.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:25am
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature

Friday, May 13, 2011
*DEADLINE EXTENDED to FRIDAY, MARCH 25
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
*WEBSITE: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/english/events/ComposingSpaces.asp...

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:37pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

CFP "Aesthetic Mutations" CLTC Grad Conference at UC Santa Barbara - due 4/4/11 (5/27)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture

ANNOUNCING: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC) on 27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Due Monday, April 4, 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.

Literature and Politics

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:43pm
SCMLA

SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at cbradshaw@utm.edu.

Memory, Modernism and the Country Estate

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:53pm
Joanna Scutts/Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9

We invite submissions for a proposed panel that will examine how modernist writers across a range of geographical locations contain, transmit, and transform personal and national memories within the structure of the country estate (broadly defined).

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:32am
Evan Kindley/Modernist Studies Association

This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

THE INCONVENIENT POLITICS OF MODERN EUROPEAN ARTISTS AND WRITERS

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:36pm
Ernest Ialongo/Hostos Community College, CUNY

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE INCONVENIENT POLITICS OF MODERN EUROPEAN ARTISTS AND WRITERS

FOR: Modernist Studies Association conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 7, 2011

[UPDATE] Modernism and Jewishness, Modernist Studies Association,Oct. 6-9, 2011, University at Buffalo

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:11pm
Beth C. Rosenberg

Jews and Jewishness in literature and other cultural texts (for example, political documents, polemical publications, medical research, and popular journalism) during the modernist period. Papers for the panel should present innovative pairings between literary and cultural texts, challenging the way Jews and Jewishness in modern literature have traditionally been viewed. They may concern, but are not limited to, the following topics: constructions of Jewishness, stereotype, images and sources, Biblical readings, the relation between Yiddish modernism and Anglo-modernism, Jewishness and the post-colonial, immigration, and anti-Semitism.

Leisure Modernism - for MSA October 6-9, 2011 - Abstract due April 7

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:22pm
Christian Gerzso and Shawna Ross

This panel for MSA13 aims to present a significant intervention in new modernist studies by contending that the dialectic of labor and leisure, which has not received sustained attention within modernist scholarship, is a key category through which modernists imagined, critiqued and reconfigured modernity. Not only a concept but also a set of specifically modern cultural practices and institutions, leisure is set against competitive and coercive work, on the one hand, and mere conspicuous consumption and abstention from labor, on the other. This panel seeks to explore not only influential representations of modern leisure, but also to uncover how modernists reflexively defined themselves and their art through concepts of leisure.

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:05am
Evan Kindley / Modernist Studies Association

This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 10:26pm
ISEEES, IES, UC-Berkeley

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Call for Papers:*

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

University of California-Berkeley

November 10^th , 2011

Popular Culture: all topics

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 2:16pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Northeast Popular Culture Association
(NEPCA)

ANNUAL MEETING
November 11 and 12, 2011
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
(Direct Metro-North train service from Grand Central Terminal)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association will hold its annual fall conference on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2011 on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

The NePCA program committee welcomes proposals on any popular culture or American culture topic. Both individual papers and complete session proposals are encouraged. Complete session proposals should consist of two or three complementary papers and a chair or respondent.

29-31 March, 2012

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 12:56pm
20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
California State University, Long Beach

Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA
29-31 March, 2012

1st Gloabl Conference: Space and Place

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:26am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Space and Place

Wednesday 14th September – Friday 16th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[Reminder] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:06am
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deadline for Proposals: March 20, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Undercurrents, Overtones: Interdisciplinary Conference Saturday, April 23rd 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:05am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

2011 GSA/EGO Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
"Undercurrents, Overtones"
April 23, 2011
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The I.U.P. Graduate Student Assembly and English Graduate Organization invite you to our 9th annual conference, to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Undercurrents, Overtones."

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

updated: 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 5:52pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

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