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24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, April 15-16, 2011

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:28pm
Anna Lillios/University of Central Florida

24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference
Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida
April 15-16, 2011

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and the Department of English, University of Central Florida

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Lowe,author of Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:

I, S/He, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:44am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 22 (Deadline: 15th December 2010)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:42pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

Call for Papers

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe.

Postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe ONLY are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 22 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. We should also be interested in submissions which consider the future of English Studies in the light of the recent and drastic cuts in funding for the Arts.

Beyond Margins and Centers, April 8 and April 9, 2011

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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:35pm
Marquette University Association of English Graduate Students

Call for Papers
BEYOND MARGINS AND CENTERS
April 8 and April 9, 2011
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Sponsored by Marquette University Association of English Graduate Students

Submissions for a Book collection addressing areas of congruence in James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence (deadline 06/1/2011)

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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 12:21pm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas & University of Tulsa

Call for Papers for an edited essay collection addressing areas of congruence between James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence. The collection will look beyond the more traditionally observed differences between these two modernist writers, and will draw new parallels between their works, aesthetics, and lives. Contributors should submit a full-length text (20-25 pp) with a CV to (joyce.and.d.h.lawrence@gmail.com) by Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Proposals should be new work and previously unpublished. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

UPDATE Call for Submissions New Deadline 01/30/2011

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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:25am
Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies

NEW DEADLINE JANUARY 30, 2011

Seeking Submissions
for a book of literature and art on the
contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan

The anthology will be published by Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies and NMU Press, with funding from the Michigan Humanities Council.

Please submit your original, unpublished poem, short story, creative nonfiction essay, memoir, profile, cartoon, comic strip, stand alone excerpt from a longer work, drawing, illustration, or photograph that depicts the contemporary Native American experience in Michigan. Submissions must be one-half page to 12 pages in length.

CFP: "The Solitary Being" – Symposium in the Botanical Garden

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:11pm
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Fifth Anniversary International Symposium "The Solitary Being"

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Orangery of the Botanical Garden of the University of Bern, Switzerland

Date: 26-27 May 2011

Literature and Media: Studies in Academic and Popular Culture, March 24-26

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:28pm
The University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Association

This conference aims to explore the ways in which the humanities interact, engage with, and are affected by popular media and popular culture. More specifically, this conference is concerned with the intersection of literature and media that complicates, alters, or further enriches literary scholarship and communication.
We particularly welcome proposals that address or are related to the following topics:

CPF: MODERNIST ATTRACTION TO FASCISM, LITERATURE AND POLITICS PCA/ACA SPECIAL SESSION, 12/15; SAN ANTONIO, TX, 4/20/-4/24 2011

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:35pm
George Moore

MODERNIST ATTRACTION TO FASCISM (Special Session)
LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Call for Papers

2011 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA), SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 15, 2010

PCA/ACA 2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE,
Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Marriott Riverwalk and Rivercenter Hotels

Conference Dates:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011—Saturday, April 23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas

Proposals on any aspect of MODERNISM AND FASCISM are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

THE POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY 12/15; PCA/ACA 4/20-4/24 2011 SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:17pm
George Moore

THE POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY (Special Session)
LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Call for Papers

2011 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA), SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 15, 2010

PCA/ACA 2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE,
Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Marriott Riverwalk and Rivercenter Hotels

Conference Dates:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011—Saturday, April 23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas

LITERATURE AND POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOC. (PCA/ACA sub: 12/15), 4/20-4/24 2011 SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:59am
George Moore

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2011 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA), SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 15, 2010

PCA/ACA 2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE,
Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Marriott Riverwalk and Rivercenter Hotels

Conference Dates:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011—Saturday, April 23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature, March 10-12, 2011

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:34pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature
Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
March 10-12, 2011

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 10:59am
2011 Western 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."

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 2:52pm
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal(SPLS)/Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)

The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other. It publishes articles, comments, and reviews, and each issue includes an interview with a known figure in philosophy, literature, or literary theory. The journal is most interested in themes of contemporary or perennial importance in the areas of philosophy, aesthetics and literature, written from post-structuralist, critical theory, deconstructionist, post-colonial and/or non-western philosophical perspectives. The journal is edited in the United States and produced in Nepal, and is sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal.

UPDATE - Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:38am
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

We invite you to explore these questions at the English Graduate Advancement and Development Society's (EGADS!) annual graduate/undergraduate English-studies conference, "Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure," on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the conference website: http://www.egadsconference2011.org.

« Dey don't belong » : Exclusion and integration in American interwar literature. May 13th, 2011.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:12am
Université Rennes 2, France

American society in the aftermath of WWI is distinguished by an effort to define itself resulting from a desire of emancipation from the then prevailing European model. All over the country important transformations took place with industrialization and the growing impact of capitalism or multiple immigration waves. On cultural and artistic grounds, such an incentive can be exemplified by the emergence of new forms.

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

CFP: Children in Film

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:11am
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org). Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

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