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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Schuylkill Graduate Journal--1/18/11

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 3:16pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on the relationships between minds and bodies, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to the Article Editors at skook@temple.edu by January 18, 2011. No simultaneous submissions please.

In a famous chapter-long digression in Samuel Beckett's _Murphy_ (1938), the narrator pauses to justify the expression "Murphy's mind:"

Undergraduate Humanities Research - Apollon eJournal

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:04pm
Jason Cohen / Berea College and Apollon eJournal

Apollon eJournal invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication. Interested faculty should contact us by January 15, 2011; students submissions deadline is February 15, 2011.

PCEA Conference - Narratives of Travel & Navigation: English by Water, Air, Land, and Imagination

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:01pm
Pennsylvania College English Association

Erie, Pennsylvania, the state's only port city, has historically served as a center for maritime and rail travel. Its waters were vital to winning wars and providing a point of arrival for immigrants. Erie's remote location and close proximity to the Canadian border also offered a conduit for those escaping slavery. Narratives of travel have long served to document the course of peoples' physical and imaginative movements. They have recorded minute details of lived experience as well as aspirations for the future and fears of the unknown, creating histories of time and place, directing individual lives, and shaping cultural realities.

"Shaw and the City"

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 1:11pm
SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies

SHAW 32 will be devoted to the theme "Shaw and the City," with Desmond Harding as guest editor. "Shaw and the City" will provide a composite picture of Shaw coming into his several roles as dramatist, critic, and cultural commentator in active exchange with the metropolis as a site of convergent literary traditions and histories, as well as a crossing-point of emerging national, cultural, political, social, and artistic boundaries. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to him at hardi1d@cmich.edu or mailed to Dr. Desmond Harding, Department of English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Deadline: 1 August 2011.

Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2011

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 12:13pm
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2011 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, 26-29 May.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights. Of particular interest might be work focusing on Fitzgerald in the classroom or Fitzgerald and the literature of hard times, particularly as reflected in the connections to be drawn between the author's post-1920s work and the contemporary era.

Time, Memory, Oblivion

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series)

The academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) invites contributions for the two 2011 issues dedicated to the topic of Time, Memory, Oblivion.

[UPDATE] The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
University of Notre Dame Department of English

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham

Update: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 7:42pm
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum University of Michigan

CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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Reconsidering John Dos Passos

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:54pm
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] Oklahoma State University English Conference

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
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?

Defining Academic Work in Modern Languages and Literatures

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:12pm
2012 Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle (Jan 5-8)

This panel seeks to analyze the nature of faculty work in modern languages and literatures from an interdisciplinary, scholarly perspective. What characterizes faculty labor in these fields and the humanities in general, especially as compared to work in other academic disciplines such as the natural and social sciences? How do configurations of academic work as variable combinations of teaching, scholarship and service justify or fail to justify different career tracks for faculty members? We seek papers that advance historical, philosophical, and theoretical analyses in order to explain current configurations of faculty work and help us to imagine new ones. 500 word abstract by March 15, 2011.

The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due April 1, 2011)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:49pm
Joseph Donica/Southern Illinois University

With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts of states.

Uses and Abuses of Aesthetics Today (Feb 18-19; abstracts due Jan 5)

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:56pm
Graduate students in German Studies, Cornell University

SINN UND SINNLICHKEIT: USES AND ABUSES OF AESTHETICS TODAY
Graduate Student Conference in German Studies
Cornell University
February 18-19, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
Plenary Speaker: Peter Gilgen, Cornell University

Brown University Department of Slavic Languages - Graduate student conference on "Estrangement"

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:18pm
Brown University Department of Slavic Languages

The Slavic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium and the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University are pleased to announce our upcoming graduate student conference on the subject of Estrangement. The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. We are currently soliciting proposals for individual papers on topics related to the theme of estrangement in Russian, East European and Eurasian literature, history, and culture in any historical period. We plan to include topics such as:

March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

Business Culture / Corporate Culture Papers, 20- 23 April 2011, San Antonio, Texas

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 9:32pm
2011 National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Conference

2011 PCA/ACA National Conference
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels
101 Bowie Street , San Antonio,TX 78205

Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 23

Business Culture / Corporate Culture Area

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association invite papers on corporate and business culture. We are particularly interested in works that explore the interplay between corporate culture and popular culture.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
"Borderlines"
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

[UPDATE] Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context Postgraduate Conference, 17th-18th March 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:37am
Universidade de Vigo

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Revolution! A Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference. April 2, 2011

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
Christina Hauck, Department of English, Kansas State University

At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kind have affected (and continue to affect) our discipline. Revolution! is inspired by Jasbir Puar's groundbreaking work, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, which critiques contemporary configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. Using Puar's work as a touchstone for revolutionary readings, our conference will examine representations of revolution in its various forms—cultural, political, textual, and theoretical—in British and American literature composed during any period.

CEA-MAG "Fortunes & Misfortunes" 5 March 2011

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 3:36pm
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

Announcing a call for papers for the CEA-MAG Annual Spring Conference, "Fortunes & Misfortunes," at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD on 5 March 2011. Deadline for proposals: December 15.

Eastern European Culture- Call for Papers for the 2011 PCA/ ACA

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:16am
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
Eastern European Culture
NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2011 JOINT CONFERENCE
April 20- 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.
Eastern European includes but is not limited to cultures within the following nations: Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Albania.

T. S. Eliot Society 2011 (Paris)

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:58pm
T. S. Eliot Society

Call for Papers

The T. S. Eliot Society's annual meeting will be held in Paris to commemorate the centenary of Eliot's vital postgraduate year in that city. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be forwarded by February 13, 2011, to the President, David Chinitz (dchinit@luc.edu).

The Conference On The Conference [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 3:51pm
Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts The Conference On The Conference Organization Committee

THE CONFERENCE
ON
THE CONFERENCE

March 4th and 5th, 2011

Simon Fraser University
A School for the Contemporary Arts Graduate Candidate's Symposium/Exhibition
Vancouver, BC. Canada

Call for Papers: The Conference on The Conference

The San Joaquin Valley Journal Spring 2011 Issue

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 2:00pm
San Joaquin Valley Journal

The San Joaquin Valley Journal is accepting submissions for the Spring 2011 issue. SJVJ offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is refereed and publishes two electronic issues a year during the fall and spring.

Third Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric, April 1st and 2nd

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:50am
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.

[UPDATE] April 2,3 The Graduate Conference of Celebration and Criticism at the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 9:56pm
Steven Norton, University of Wyoming www.uwappreciates.com

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.

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