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Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:35am
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French

"[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human intention and thus linked to the great crises of History." - Roland Barthes

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:07pm
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students 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 March 4-5 2011 in Stillwater, OK.

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2011

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 6:21pm
T. S. Eliot Society

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2011 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 26-29, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send proposals or abstracts (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish (ngish@usm.maine.edu). Submissions must be received no later than January 15, 2011.

For information on the ALA and its 2011 conference, please see http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2.

German Romanticism and its Fates in World Literature (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 12:58am
Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo; Matthew H. Anderson, SUNY Buffalo

This seminar seeks to examine world literature in the wake of German Romanticism. German Romanticism has often been seen as a response to a philosophical crisis that emerged from Kant's formulations of theoretical and practical reason. Because, from the standpoint of theoretical reason, phenomenal nature is always "contingent" and subordinated to the laws of causality, the world of nature is, by definition, not free. But Kant also maintains that freedom, in its resistance to phenomenal desires and causes, is the unique trait or mark of a humanity that is distinguished from animals and machines, though freedom itself cannot ever appear in nature, and thus cannot be theoretically known as such.

Hemingway: Fact or Fiction?: American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011 (deadline Dec. 15, 2010)

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Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:01pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society

Hemingway's longstanding fame and reputation has fostered a variety of tall tales, stories, allegations and attributions. Some are blatantly false. Others are surprisingly true. Still others linger in the space between fact and fiction. This panel seeks papers that examine the history and circumstances of any of these Hemingway myths, legends, and misappropriations or explore the question of what it is about Hemingway or his writing that creates this mythical aura of potential misinformation around the reality of his life and career.

Globalization, Utopia, Film (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011)

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Friday, October 15, 2010 - 9:02pm
ACLA

This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.

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

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Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:14pm
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:35pm
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 Postgraduate 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).

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
Sheetal Majithia

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral polarizations. Subsequently, feminist studies re-framed debates about melodrama by studying it as a genre addressed to and about women. Moving from a focus on domestic and family dramas, scholarship of the last few decades now exhibits a newfound interest in melodrama as a mode representative of socio-cultural conditions, particularly in transcolonial and transnational contexts.

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:41am
McGill University

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

The McGill English Department's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place in Montreal from March 4 to 6, 2011. The conference will centre on issues of luxury, commodity, and consumption in literature, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

Potential areas for study include, but are not limited to the following:

-class and social standing

-wealth and poverty, images of excess and need

-human rights (sexual freedoms, disability rights, etc.) versus social privilege

-the racialization of wealth and status

Poverty and Whiteness in 20th Century American Literature Panel: ALA 2011

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:45pm
Jolene Hubbs / Veronica Watson

We are seeking a third presenter for a proposed panel at the American Literature Association in Boston (May 26-29, 2011). This panel aims to explore representations of poor whites and/or the intersections of whiteness and social class in twentieth-century works.  One confirmed paper will examine intertextuality as a form of poor white class consciousness in Barbara Robinette Moss's _Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter_; the other will explore white femininity and class mobility in Zora Neale Hurston's _Seraph on the Suwanee_.  Comparative approaches--across races, works, time periods--and papers examining individual works related to the panel theme are equally welcome.

Transnational Women's Writing in Twentieth Century Europe

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 3:14pm
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association

2011 Northeast Modern Language Association
7-10 April
New Brunswick, NJ, Hosted by Rutger's University

Taking Natalie Clifford Barney's "Academy of Women" as an example of what Tirza Latimer characterizes as "women converging in Paris between the wars to establish the terms of on-going debates about representation, sexuality, and the politics of gender," this panel will explore works written by women in Barney's circle AND works written within the broader context of transnational women's writing in twentieth-century Paris. Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Chelsea Ray @ chelsea.d.ray@maine.edu. by 14 October.

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:01am
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Contemporary Interpretations

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10pm
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: "Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry"
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Relationships Between Minds and Bodies--11/15/2010

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
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 November 15, 2010. 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:"

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 9:56am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

[UPDATE] ACLA Vancouver Mar. 31-Apr. 1 2011 - "Mirgrations"

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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 1:17am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

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Proposals are now accepted for the ACLA panel titled "Migrations".
March 31 - April 3, 2011: Vancouver, Canada

Papers for this session should explore the issue of migration in the broadest sense of the term. Potential topics can include:

- migrations of texts and of concepts;
- translations and mistranslations;
- migrating genders and identities;
- queer migrations;
- migration and citizenship in world literature; or
- (im)migration narratives.

We are particularly interested in papers that explore connections between multiple forms of migration. Analyses of literary works, theoretical essays, films, and the visual arts are equally welcome.

Southern Literature and Culture April 20-23, 2011

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:54pm
Popular Culture Association

This year the conference will be held in lovely San Antonio, TX from April 20-23 at the Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-1000. Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php. Contemporary Southern literature remains a growing area for further/future discussion(s) and criticism(s) within the context of society.

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 2:27pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Red Feather Journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child and childhood throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of media: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print resources, art, or any other visual medium.

[UPDATE] Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations from Antiquity to the Present

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 9:17am
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines

IMAGINING EUROPE - PERSPECTIVES, PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS - LUICD Graduate Conference 2011

Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
27 and 28 January 2011

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

THE CONFERENCE

2011 Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference (17-19 March 2011) at UNC Asheville

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:08am
The Philological Association of the Carolinas

Call for Papers and Panels
35th Annual PAC Conference
17-19 March 2011
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2010:

American / British Topics
Dr. Blake Hobby (bhobby@unca.edu)
Assistant Professor of Literature and Language and Director of the Honors Program
University of North Carolina at Asheville

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