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Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 4:23pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

Monster Classics, 2011 ACCUTE conference May 28-31 Fredericton, NB

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:41pm
ACCUTE

That Pride and Prejudice would inspire a zombie rewriting was perhaps surprising to Austen fans and critics, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has itself inspired enough monstrous mash-ups from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim" to "Jane Slayre" to constitute a genuine genre: monster classics. Something of a pun on the afterlife of fiction, what, if anything, do these neo-Romantic and neo-Victorian monstrosities suggest about the culture from which they are drawn? About our own culture? This panel welcomes papers that consider any aspect of the monster classic phenomena, from theories of adaptation and mutation to considerations of genre or canon.

Monster Classics, 2011 ACCUTE conference May 28-31 Fredericton, NB

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:40pm
ACCUTE

That Pride and Prejudice would inspire a zombie rewriting was perhaps surprising to Austen fans and critics, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has itself inspired enough monstrous mash-ups from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim" to "Jane Slayre" to constitute a genuine genre: monster classics. Something of a pun on the afterlife of fiction, what, if anything, do these neo-Romantic and neo-Victorian monstrosities suggest about the culture from which they are drawn? About our own culture? This panel welcomes papers that consider any aspect of the monster classic phenomena, from theories of adaptation and mutation to considerations of genre or canon.

Call for contributions: censorship and literature in English-speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:35pm
ACE - University of Rennes 2 UEB - France

Call for Contributions: collected essays on censorship and literature in English speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

With the development of the modern state, there has been an ongoing tension between the will to control and at the same time allow free speech to develop. In English-speaking countries, the theme of "Censorship and Discourse" has been a recurrent concern from the 16th century to the present day, as the numerous censored publications and writings against censorship testify.

Free Books for Review - No Deadline

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 2:29pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Are you interested in receiving a free book from the publisher in exchange for writing a thorough 1,200-1,600 word review of the book? If so, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking requests from professors in all literary fields. Please choose one of the publishers from the following list (these have already agreed to send free books, and most have already sent at least one book to one of our reviewers):

University Press of Colorado
University of Nebraska Press
Hackett
Duke University Press
Columbia University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Ashgate
The University of Alabama Press
University of Chicago Press
John Hopkins University Press
Rodopi
Ohio State University Press

[Update] Paris in American Literature, Edited Volume

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 8:33am
Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi K. Koneru, Editors

We invite submissions from new and established scholars for a volume on the role of Paris in American Literature. Original articles, theoretical pieces, linguistic analyses, and historical perspectives concerning any period, are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Contexts:

History of Americans in Paris
Literary Life in France

Interpretations:

Expatriate Cultural Mimicry
Use of French Language by Americans in Paris
Imagining Americans: Parisian Responses to Artistic Exiles
Displacing Plymouth to Paris: Writing New Identity

Authors:

Text and Image

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 11:06am
Columbia University French Graduate Student Association

The French Graduate Student Association of Columbia University is pleased to announce its 20th Graduate Student conference, to be held March 4th, 2011.

The conference will take as its theme text and image in French and world literatures and art. We will explore how text and image complement and interact and compete with one another in composite works, and how an understanding of each can inform readings of hybrid works, such as textual/lettrist art, visual poetry, film, and even theatre. Graduate students of all departments are welcome to submit abstracts of 300-500 words, and we especially welcome projects with a comparative focus and/or approach. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice (Seminar at the AIS) deadline 12.10.2010

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:19am
ASSOCIATION FOR ISRAEL STUDIES (AIS) [June 13-15 2011]

The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice

The word kol in Hebrew means "voice" as well as "vote", thus implying kol as having the potential for political power. In our seminar we wish to examine the interplay of power and the use of voice/vote: voices creating or deconstructing identities, voices heard or unheard in the literary piece, granted or disowned voices. Who has the right to speak in Hebrew literature? What are the literary means enabling the freedom of speech? How does this relationship of power and voice come into play in the literary piece? What are the places of the muffled, choked voice? What are the places of the loud, screaming voice? How does canonization tune/orchestrate the different voices within literature?

Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011

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Monday, November 22, 2010 - 8:45pm
Oklahoma State University 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?

Collections and Collaborations (March 24-26, 2011)

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Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:30pm
Indiana University Department of English

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"

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).

[UPDATE] CFP: 2011 Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, "Ambivalence"

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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 8:12pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

Survival Logics: Narrative and the Margins - Graduate Student Conference: March 25, 2011

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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 5:35pm
The Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University

Keynote: Professor Michael Rothberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Modes of survival often work against threats of erasure and containment. In turn, survival narratives reveal the restrictive procedures of normative forces and present logics that evade them. Often, different survival narratives come into conflict with each other and negate, eclipse, or marginalize the impact that each can have in the common or public sphere. If competing narratives about historical or cultural experience reveal the heterogeneous reality of social, political and cultural groupings, tensions and fissures are even more visible in contested spaces, whether in the center or at the margins of nodes of power.

Voyaging in, voyaging out: Virginia Woolf and Latin America. Montevideo, June 22-24 June 2011.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 3:40pm
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Montevideana is an International Conference on literary texts written and/or read across languages, regions, and cultures. Each edition addresses specifics texts or authors and their relations with Latin America, with a focus on the River Plate region. The 2011 conference will be devoted to Virginia Woolf.

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity: PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 5:15pm
Popular Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter-San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities [February 24-26, 2011]

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:29pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate English Students Organization

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," engages the intersections between art, science and the academy as institution. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Rita Felski (University of Virginia).

One-day symposium on The Lyric Touch by John Wilkinson, March 11 2011

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 3:05pm
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents a one-day symposium on The Lyric Touch by John Wilkinson.

Friday March 11 2011

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex is hosting an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson's collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors' papers.

6th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2011: Oxford, UK)

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:48am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Tuesday 12th July 2011 – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

[UPDATE] NATURES 2011 abstract deadline is Dec. 3 [conference is 2/18/11]

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:53pm
Natures 2011--Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
Textual Politics:
• Inspiration: the power politics of textual creation
• Influential forces on textual production and reception

Deleuze and Photography

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 1:46pm
Rhizomes

Rhizomes Special Issue: Deleuze and Photography

[UPDATE] CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Conference 2011--DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 12:43pm
CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association

The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature/ Book Collection 31st January 2011

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:31am
Middlesex University UK

This book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature, will be a coherent, critical examination of British and USA literature's engagement with Buddhism in the twentieth century. It will show readers how twentieth-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and was a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West.

Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:55pm
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Special Issue
Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

Guest Editors:
Kevin Brooks, North Dakota State University
David Beard, University of Minnestoa, Duluth

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference [Reminder - Deadline: 17 December]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:41pm
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Conference

Call For Papers

To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).

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