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Collections and Collaborations: Indiana U Dept of English Grad Conference, March 24-26, deadline extended to Jan. 31 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:40pm
Indiana University Department of English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Collections and Collaborations" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from March 24th – 26th, 2011 (hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English).

Modernism and Jewishness, Modernist Studies Association, Oct. 6-9, 2011, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:26pm
Beth C. Rosenberg

This panel will focus on 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.

Reconsidering John Dos Passos

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:04pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.

This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.

Special Topics Session: "Productive" Silences (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:25am
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA

"Productive" Silences
History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or
the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.

I am particularly interested in papers that examine extended metaphors for and various tropes of silence in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, plays, and poetry.

"Women and Work" - Special Session, PAMLA - submissions due March 30, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Women and Work in Literature:

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

We welcome submissions in U.S. and British literature, though we will consider submission from other traditions.

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:22pm
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing - PAMLA 11/5&11/6 - Deadline to submit 3/20

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:50am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

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.

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15pm
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

March 26, 2011

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their second annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) on March 26, 2011. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 5:38pm
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization
Friday, October 14, 2011

"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)

CFP: The Child, The First World War and the Global South (Sydney, 1-4 Dec 2011)

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15am
University of Technology Sydney

'A Game That Calls Up Love and Hatred Both':
The Child, the First World War, and the Global South

1-4 December 2011

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing (ACCY) & Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art

War ain't no giddy garden feete – it's war:
A game that calls up love an' 'atred both …
~ C. J. Dennis, The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916)

Call for Papers on Art and Design

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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 3:45am
Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on various topics. Please visit http://chitrolekha.com/callforwritings.php for details.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

ESSAY PRIZE 2011 Katherine Mansfield Society

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:41pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all,
and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE ARTS

Katherine Mansfield's stories show her engagement with popular and classical music, dance, cinema, design, photography, painting and sculpture. Studies of approximately 5,000 words should address this aspect of her work, covering one or more of the arts as they feature in the stories or in her own life, and consisting of original, previously unpublished research.

TERROR AND THE (POST)CINEMATIC SUBLIME (April 15, 2011)

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
Drs Comer and Vayo

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and the (post)cinematic form? Is terror synonymous with the unpresentable? Or is the unpresentable that which exposes terror to its finitude? How do cinematic and post-cinematic media—or do they—communicate that which is unpresentable? How do (post)cinematic media confront the "unpresentable"? Can the aural yield successful representation where the visual proves inadequate? And what are the ethical considerations in this confrontation?

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE}

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 3:53pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal
dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

Modernist Architecture and Spectacle--MSA 13 Oct 6-9, 2011

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:53am
Modernist Studies Association, Structures of Innovation

Modern architecture emphasizes function over form, incorporating modern materials and a rebellion against traditional styles. This panel seeks to present several diverse studies of modern architecture in the public eye, i.e. for public consumption. In particular, papers exploring political spectacles of architecture (i.e., the aesthetics of the architectural revival in Mussolini's Italy; World Fair exhibitions of architectural design; government building projects designed to reinvent cultural identity) are welcome, as well as papers emphasizing elements of modern architecture across cultures and traditional schools. Please send 500-word abstracts to Heather Lusty at heather.lusty@unlv.edu by April 1, 2011.

Edited Collection. Call for Submissions

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:38am
Libidinal Lives: Economies of Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century

In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked 'every political economy is libidinal'. With this radical pronouncement, Lyotard identified all hegemonic structures as susceptible to the affective ebb and flow of desire. Forming the cornerstone of the new 'libidinal materialism', Libidinal Economy, alongside Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus (1972), saw the desiring body as inextricably bound up with economic, political and fiscal operations. In the decades that followed, a wealth of theoretical work drew on this challenging juxtaposition of the libidinal and the economic.

Gertrude Stein and her Material Present (ALA Boston May 26-29, 2011. Submission deadline January 15, 2011)

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:37am
The Gertrude Stein Society

The Gertrude Stein Society seeks papers dealing with Stein's work as it attempts to engage the problems and questions of her material present. Areas of focus might include her attention to either or both world wars; the American women's movement; race, ethnicity, and/or sexuality as constitutive factors of her own and/or her contemporaries' subjectivities; or other issues of her time and place/s in lived history. Papers that approach material history through discussion of the terms or ideology of a particular genre, such as autobiography, drama, or narrative, are of particular interest. Please send abstracts (300-500 words) and a cv to Amy Moorman Robbins at Hunter College, CUNY.

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