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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.

CEU Summer University announcement - June 6 - July 29, 2011

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 9:38am
CEntral European University - Summer University

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 6-July 29, 2011) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:48pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society

Call for Papers

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2010 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 10, 2010.

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference - July 14-16, 2011

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:42pm
17th Annual SWSW Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 17th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2011 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 31/03/2011)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:02am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Watermark Journal Call for Papers (Submission Deadline 1/28/11)

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Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:12pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

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Monday, January 3, 2011 - 8:55am
James Agee Society

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

[UPDATE] interdisciplinary conference deadline extended to Jan 15th

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Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 11:08pm
Federation Rhetoric Symposium and Texas A&M University-Commerce

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here March 9-11, 2011, TAMU-Commerce
full name / name of organization:
Federation Rhetoric Symposium, English Graduates for Academic Development, Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email:
writingdemocracy@gmail.com

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Federation Rhetoric Symposium, March 9-11, 2011
Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, Texas

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1-15-11 AND NEW CONTACT E-MAIL] Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

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Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 2:24pm
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The 2011 Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of French
Studies at Louisiana State University, will explore the concepts of life, death, and afterlife in French and Francophone literature as well as how these ideas apply to the French language, itself. How do the motifs of passing away or coming into being function in French and Francophone narratives? What can we say about the trajectory of French as a living or dying language? (What deaths has it suffered? How is it being reborn?) What evidence can we see of French afterlives (linguistic or cultural) in territories, departments, and former colonies?

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

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Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 1:51pm
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge

Francophonies: The Living and The Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The 2011 Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of French 
Studies at Louisiana State University, will explore the concepts of life, death, and afterlife in French and Francophone literature as well as how these ideas apply to the French language, itself. How do the motifs of passing away or coming into being function in French and Francophone narratives? What can we say about the trajectory of French as a living or dying language? (What deaths has it suffered? How is it being reborn?) What evidence can we see of French afterlives (linguistic or cultural) in territories, departments, and former colonies?

[LAST CALL, UPDATE} Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 12:08pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 8:20pm
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication; April 1-2, 2011; Univ. at Albany; Keynotes: Wai Chee Dimock and...

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 2:36pm
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice

"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

Feminist Studies in English 19.1

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:28am
Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature

The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 19, number 1.

Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 9:33pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

Modernism and 21st Century Literature Panel at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 9:28pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference

I'm seeking papers exploring the influence of such writers as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf on the contemporary literary landscape for a panel on Modernism and 21st Century Literature. The panel will take place at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference is scheduled for October 6-8, 2011. Please email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 31

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 4:44pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

"Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience", April 23-24, 2011

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Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:50pm
Harvard Interdisciplinary Huamnities Graduate Student Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Soldiering:
The Afterlife of a Modern Experience

The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, April 23-24, 2011

Indian Fiction in English

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Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 11:57am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

Contributions are invited for a special issue of _In-between_ which proposes to focus on close textual readings, interpretative analysis as well readings of the Indian English fiction in the light of current critical view-points. Comparative studies will be considered. Articles may not be longer than four thousand words.
Gulshan Taneja, Editor, _In-between_,

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Anita Desai's _In- Custody_. [1/4/ 2011]

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Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:53am
In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism

Contributions are invited for a special issue of _In-between_ which proposes to focus on Anita Desai's _In- Custody_. Close textual readings, interpretative analysis of different aspects of the text, as well readings of the novel in the light of current critical view-points may be undertaken. Comparative readings may be submitted.
Articles may not be longer than four thousand words.

Gulshan Taneja, Editor, _In-between_, inbetween@rediffmail.com, grtaneja47@htomail.com

doctorate student

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Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 3:18am
hatice bay

i want to recive the anouncements related to american studies, english literature, theory, comparative studies, cultural studies, twentieth century literature and beyond, and lastly postcolonial literature

oulipo@50 October 5-8, 2011

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Friday, December 24, 2010 - 1:09pm
University at Buffalo - SUNY

OULIPO@50 [ L'Oulipo à 50 ans ]
North American International Colloquium on Oulipo, the last continental avant-garde.

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