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RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:44pm
Northeastern University Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:

RAW MATERIAL

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

March 19-20, 2011

[Update] Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism: 28 - 29 April 2011 (Abstracts 31 December 2010)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 2:49pm
Notre Dame University, Lebanon

To celebrate the centennial of Ameen Rihani's Book of Khalid, the Department of English, Translation and Education at Notre Dame University – Lebanon, invites scholars to the Second International Conference on Lebanese-American Literary Figures, titled "Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism." Rihani's travelogues, correspondence, poetic, and prose works, especially The Book of Khalid, testify to his deep sense of Romanticism and Modernism. His eagerness to launch a cultural, political, economic, social, and spiritual revolution, one which would question Western and Eastern traditional norms and propose new systems of thought, is an expression of his universality.

Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:21am
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization

From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?

ISEA2011 ISTANBUL Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 8:17am
ISEA2011 Istanbul

ISEA2011 Istanbul Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks

Dear Colleagues,

The Call for Papers, Artworks, Panels and Workshops for ISEA2011
Istanbul is available at this link http://ow.ly/36HW0

The deadline for submission is December 01, 2010.

In order to stay in touch You can subscribe to ISEA2011 Istanbul and Leonardo Electronic Almanac Newsletters following this link http://ow.ly/36I5H

April 2-3, Appreciation in the Academy Conference at the University of Wyoming

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 4:14pm
Steve Norton; University of Wyoming

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2ndand 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.

Kurt Vonnegut at ALA, Boston, May 26-29, 2011

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:16pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2011 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, especially since we do not have any dues). 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, 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP reminder (13/11/10) and Postcards Competition (21/01/11)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:06pm
Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
University of Sussex, UK. 24-26 March, 2011.
Submission deadlines:
Call for papers: deadline for abstracts for creative, academic and experimental paper and discussion forum proposals: 13 November, 2010.
http://www.postcards-letters.org.uk/index.php/picturethis/pt/schedConf/c...
NEW! Postcards Competition (with full details of how to enter): deadline for Postcards Competition entries:
21 January, 2011

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music (Friday 24th June 2011)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 10:24am
Northumbria University

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music

Friday 24th June 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Going beyond well-rehearsed comparisons between Dylan and Keats, this conference aims to bring fresh perspectives to debates about the forms and functions of popular music in relation to literature, exploring connections and conflicts between writing (fiction and non-fiction, past and present), and popular music (modern, contemporary or otherwise). Where cultural value was once sought for popular music through analogy with literature, or popular music and literary texts were seen as incompatible, writers and critics now borrow the demotic idioms of pop. Why?

"Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 9:01am
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

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."

"Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites" March 24-25-26, 2011

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:38pm
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium in Montreal

Abstract: Call for Papers
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium
March 24-25-26, 2011

Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

Everyone's alone — or so it seems to me.
They make noises, and think they are talking to each other;
They make faces, and think they understand each other.
And I'm sure they don't. Is that a delusion?
T.S. Eliot

Prosopopoeia, Petrification, and the Political (ACLA 2011 - Vancouver)

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 11:25am
David Kelman

This seminar proposes to examine the conjunction of the political and the inorganic, via the function of "putting a face on" the force of the political. For Walter Benjamin, history is "a petrified, primordial landscape" that is "expressed in a face — or rather in a death's head." His observation suggests that history imposes an inorganic mask upon the organic evolution of difference, or decomposition. We encourage the exploration of how this prosopopoeiac function may cast in ruins the struggle of politics inherent in any social history.

1st global Conference: Queer Sexualities 13-15 May 2011 Warsaw, Poland

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 1:49am
Inter-disciplinary.net

20 years since the reclamation of the word 'queer' by the LGBTQ community this conference would like to take a closer look at broad themes of queer sexualities through time and space, non-normative sexual constructions and queer sexual identities from a diverse range of perspectives by scholars working in various academic disciplines. Yet our meaning of the word queer is not limited to the non-mainstream sexuality as we opt for inclusion of 'unusual' heterosexual practices into the 'queer domain' in order not to discriminate but understand, include and accept.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to the following themes:

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 8:37pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

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.

Perspectives

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Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 11:16am
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

As graduate scholars, teaching assistants, and creative writers, we each bring unique perspectives to the contexts in which we write and the texts that we produce. Fortunately, the English discipline has shown an exceptional flexibility to incorporate our new perspectives while retaining a foothold on its firm foundations. Now, in this dynamic 21st Century climate, our discipline has shifted once again to include new genres, texts, and dialogues. This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization warmly invites you to share the fresh and innovative ways you represent our discipline. We welcome student selections concerning composition pedagogy, literary and rhetorical scholarship, and the artistic expressions of your perspective.

[Akademeia]: A peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal

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Friday, November 5, 2010 - 8:21am
Akademeia

Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. Akademeia will be publishing its inaugural issue in January 2011 and welcomes contributions from students, trainees and faculty members from both the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website . All submissions (either in the form of research articles, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded review by at least one student reviewer and one expert reviewer.

www.akademeia.ca

Deadline for proposals:25 February 2011

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Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:39am
PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY 2nd International BAKEA

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

The Power of the Humanities (MCLLM), April 1-2, 2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:23pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

Fashion and Middle Brow Modernism (12/15/10; 4/20- 4/23/2011

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 3:49pm
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference

Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism
National Conference of the Popular & American Culture Association

April 20-23, 2011 • San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

D. H. Lawrence: Colonial, Modernist and Postcolonial Perspectives, June 29 –July 2, 2011 Sydney, Australia

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 4:26pm
Dr. Nancy L. Paxton, Conference Organizer; D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

The D. H. Lawrence Society of North America invites you to attend the 12th international conference in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2011. Conference organizers invite established and emerging scholars interested in all genres of Lawrence's writing, biography, or experience of Australia to join with specialists concerned with his reception by Australian modernists or his influence on more recent post-colonial writers, composers, artists and filmmakers in Australia and around the world. While conference organizers will consider individual papers that address other aspects of Lawrence's writing, they invite panels and papers on the following topics:

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Katrin Sieg, Associate Professor of German at Georgetown University's BMW Center for German & European Studies

"The feast is a primary, indestructible ingredient of human civilization; it may become sterile and even degenerate, but it cannot vanish."
~Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

[UPDATE] Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
The City University of New York Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State

"The ironization of form is like the storm which lifts up the curtain of the transcendental order of art and reveals it for what it is, in this order as well as in the unmediated existence of the work."
-Walter Benjamin, The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism

"The irony of the novel is the self-correction of the world's fragility"
-Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:09am
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, 2010.

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:03am
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, 2009.

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
College English Association

In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

**NOTE: Each member of a joint presentation or pre-formed panel MUST submit a proposal individually to the CEA website.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 8, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

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