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The Sound of Silence

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Edited Volume on the writings of William T. Vollmann

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:34am
Christopher Coffman & Daniel Lukes

William T. Vollmann has been publishing fiction, non-fiction and journalism since the late 1980s, acquiring a cult audience and sensationalist reputation in the process. However, the 2003 publication of Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means (Vollmann's seven-volume, twenty-years-in-the-making treatise on the causes, effects and ethics of violence) and his winning of the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for Europe Central have arguably explicitly sanctioned his position at the forefront of contemporary mainstream American letters.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:00am
MLA

Call for Paper for a Special session in 2012 MLA Convention:
Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam
Perception of Ottoman Turks in Western discourse; in different genres, eras. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism. 300-page abstract and a brief bio or CV. by 10 March 2011; Beyazit Akman (bhakman@ilstu.edu) and Filiz Barin-Akman (fbarin@ilstu.edu).

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 1:56am
MLA

Call for Paper for a special session in MLA 2012 Convention:

Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era
Representations of Islam and Muslims in contemporary novels in the context of post-9/11 discourse. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism. 300-word abstract and a brief bio or CV by 10 March 2011; Beyazit Akman (bhakman@ilstu.edu) and Filiz Barin-Akman (fbarin@ilstu.edu).

MLA 2012: Automating Love's Labors (special session)

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 6:43pm
Natalia Cecire and Scott Selisker

When Adam requires a companion to alleviate his loneliness, God fashions him one out of a spare bone; if Christ, of whom Adam is the prefiguration, is "begotten, not made," Eve is pointedly the reverse. Thus when Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam envisions an Ève future (1886), it is perhaps no surprise that this ideal helpmeet should be a machine: she perfects the machinic quality of the original Eve. While a prevalent discourse of the machine age marks out the robotic and the automatic as the cold inverse of real human (often female) affection, British and American texts of the modernist period, broadly conceived, stage the robotic and the automatic as inquiries into the relations between modernity, labor, affect, and gender.

Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (Oxford, September 16 - 17, 2011)

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 4:48pm
Dr. Betiel Wasihun and Kristina Mendicino, Lincoln College, Oxford University

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
Lincoln College, Oxford University, September 16 - 17, 2011

"Verrat und Argwohn lauschen in allen Ecken"
(Friedrich Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell" 1, 4)

LASA 2012 (San Francisco) "The Nature of Things: Material Culture in Latin America"

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:02pm
LASA

Material culture has played a central role in Latin American history and in the definition of national identities, especially when it has taken the form of objects and commodities. Nevertheless, the links between material culture and cultural production in Latin America pertain to an area of study that is relatively unexplored. The aim of this panel is to examine the relationship between the circulation of material objects and Latin American literature and cinema, by analyzing those spaces where culture and the world of material objects interacts.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 11/5-11/6 , 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:14am
PAMLA

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?

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

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Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:43pm
Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

History and Hermeneutics in Biblical Translation - 28 May 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
Birkbeck College, University of London

2011 marks the fourth centenary of the publication of the King James Bible, now widely recognised as the landmark work in the history of English scriptural translation, even if contemporaries were slow to embrace the work. It is an appropriate time, then, for a retrospective glance at the Bible's place in the English language, from its earliest mediaeval incarnations, through the manifold early modern versions to the present-day, when the Bible is still being adapted to the idioms of modern speech, as in Rob Lacey's Street Bible (2002). More than any other work, the Bible has participated bilaterally in the development and enrichment of the language, and of the cultures which that language has underpinned.

Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at scott.st.pierre [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am
NTU~Singapore

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

*Main Speakers [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian McHale
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:09am
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna

CALL FOR PAPERS N.5/2011
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
MLA 2012

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (april.miller@unco.edu).

[UPDATE] Virginia Woolf: The Individual and the Group, PAMLA 2011 (deadline Mar 25)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:02pm
Session organizer: Judith Paltin, UC Santa Barbara

*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
Woolf's novels and essays often sustain a central tension between individuals' freedoms or agency and what they perceive groups to demand of them. For example, A Room of One's Own displays the tensions between intellectual freedom and the mind of the crowd, while Orlando wrestles in ambushes set up by means of unstable identity categories. This approved session looks for papers that discuss Woolf's concerns about the impact of group life on her characters, or that place her literary agonists in proximity to group-driven events and trends between the wars.

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:43am
Global Research Studies

Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast

www.globalresearchstudies.com/research_studies/evil_and_the_nature_of_th...

September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:49pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Architecture
Art
Children
Class
Education
Fashion
Food
Gender
Leisure
Literature
Missionary presses
Music
Race
Topic of your choosing

[UPDATE] CFP: Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:53am
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 Proposal Submissions: 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.

Transgressions

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:35am
Steen Christiansen

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater. Transgressions and transgressive practices have often been at the forefront of seeking out and pointing to the presence of boundaries, whether we look at aesthetic practices, social conventions or national borders.

On the one hand, then, transgressions move beyond boundaries and easy categorization, usually in order to disrupt cultural order or question cultural, social or national divisions. Conceptual blurring is thus a key aspect of transgression.

"Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings" graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:11am
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written "in the language of the oppressor" less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:45pm
Lyndsey Lefebvre

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

MPCA/ MACA- Southern Literature and Culture

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 3:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers
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 Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct 14- Sunday, Oct 16.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR works about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion
- Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:21am
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC 'Postgraduate Scholars Program' is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

28 – 29 May 2011, Millburn House

This event seeks to intertwine different disciplines and artistic practices through the theme of colour and its relationship with:

· Being

· Perceiving

· Responding

· Communicating

· Belonging

Special guests include Professor Paul Smith (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer)

[UPDATE] Registration now open for: Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - 25-26 March 2011

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:08pm
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge

Registration now open for:

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day international residential Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society and Anglia Ruskin University

25-26 March 2011, University of Cambridge

Our Keynote Speakers:
Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University)
Professor David Trotter (University of Cambridge)

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