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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011)

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 5:30pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal
dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

The Neighbor (March 11-13, 2011; University of California, Berkeley)

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 4:04pm
Department of German, University of California at Berkeley

Call for Papers

THE NEIGHBOR

Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Program in Experimental Critical Theory
University of California, Los Angeles

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 3:59pm
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] General Issue - Essays Due October 30

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.

21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:58am
University of Glasgow

Call for Papers
CONTRADICTORY WOOLF
21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL VIRGINIA WOOLF CONFERENCE

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

CFP-Trangressive/Trash/Art/Exploitation Cinema-SWPCA-PCA joint conference 2011 San Antonio

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:45pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema

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

Call for Submissions

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 8:26am
The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Department of English at the University of La Verne (California), welcomes papers on any aspect of the life and work of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, Red Sonya, Solomon Kane, Sailor Steve Costigan, and many other pulp characters from the 1930s. Essays on the various cinematic and comic book/graphic novel adaptations of Howard's characters and stories are also welcome. In addition, essays on writers associated with Howard—such as H. P. Lovecraft, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and so forth—will also be considered, but the connection to Howard's life and/or work should be a prominent element of the argument and analysis.

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Annual Conference

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 10:10am
The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) / University of Salford, UK

Conference
University of Salford
12-14 January 2011 (dates to be confirmed)

Hosted by the School of Media, Music & Performance

2011 conference overview
The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is the UK subject association for those researching and teaching in the area, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.

In 2011 the conference will be hosted by the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre which is situated within the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford.

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 1:56pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Gothic Limits/Gothic Ltd

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 8:00am
International Gothic Association

Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd

10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association

University of Heidelberg, Germany

2nd - 5th August 2011

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

In Memory of Radio: Modernity, (Post) Metropolis and American Writing [Proposal Deadline: 9.30.10]

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:29pm
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (April 7-11, 2011])

2011 NeMLA Seminar Session seeks papers examining exchanges between American writers & the contemporary metropolis, from the late 20th- century to the present. Asking where & how American writers locate and/or represent urban space, we pose new questions at the intersections of American urban geography & literature: Is Detroit an exurb of Alabama? When will the Camden renaissance begin? Where do we catch the last train for Newark?

Seminar looks to reframe discussions of 21st-century American cityscape and its engagement with literature, theory & geography, by bringing consideration to notions such as displacement and the local. Send queries and abstracts to Michael Antonucci by 9/30/10

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Geography/Topos/Literature

Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, September 24, 2010 - 6:14pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society

Call for Papers
Landscape and Vision in Late Modernism
Panel sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society
Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture since 1900
February 24-26, 2011

"…only there, in the silences of the painter or the writer can reality be reordered, reworked and made to show its significant side." (Lawrence Durrell, Justine)

----"Vision is exorcism." (Clea)

Iris Murdoch: Influence and Influences Abstracts Due December 3, 2010

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Friday, September 24, 2010 - 10:16am
University of Tennessee, Tennessee Studies in Literature

The University of Tennessee Press plans to publish a volume of essays entitled: Iris Murdoch: Influence and Influences as part of its Tennessee Studies in Literature series. The volume will include studies of Murdoch's influence on philosophy and literature, as well as influences upon Murdoch in these two areas, broadly defined. Other related topics will be considered, e.g. biographical or political considerations affecting her work and/or her influence. Abstracts of 500 words are requested by December 3, 2010; responses will be sent by March 31, 2011. Final drafts of accepted papers will be expected by July 31, 2011. Publication date is anticipated to be in 2012.

35th Anniversay IAPL conference - May 23-29, 2011 - NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

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Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:37am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature



Call for Papers

35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,

May 23rd – 29th, 2011

East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization

All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.

※Deadline for Submissions: 15 October, 2010

For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info

Gestures and Jesters: Irony at a Crossroads, February 24-25th, 2011

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:19pm
Department of Comparative Literature, The City University of New York Graduate Center


The Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on February 24-25th, 2011.



Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011

Graphic Novels, comics, and popular culture-SWPCA-Joint conference with PCA 2011 San Antonio

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 2:39pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture
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
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture. Any
Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
Some topics could include:
COMICS TO FILM

Charles Olson: Only One Poem (12/1/10; ALA Boston: 5/26-29/2011)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:46am
Gary Grieve-Carlson / The Charles Olson Society

If you could choose only one poem by Charles Olson--for inclusion in an anthology, or to teach to undergraduates, or for a graduate seminar, or as your personal favorite, or as his very best, or his most significant--which would it be? The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the May 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston. Six roundtable participants will be invited to offer ten-minute justifications or explications or celebrations of one poem by Charles Olson. Some might argue that Olson's poems don't stand alone as well as, say, Frost's or Stevens's--that Olson needs to be read in bigger chunks.

Working Through Psychoanalysis 15-17 April 2010

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 3:40pm
University of Leeds

Working Through Psychoanalysis:
Freud's Legacy in Art, Cinema, Literature and Popular Culture*

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Leeds, UK
15–17 April, 2011

Guest speakers
DM Thomas,author of The White Hotel
Professor David Lomas, University of Manchester

Call for Papers

Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:50pm
Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass

There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

"Peace Matters at CEA" March 31-April 2, 2011

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:30pm
College English Association

"Peace Matters" at CEA

For over twelve years, CEA members concerned with promoting peace through teaching and learning have gathered to share the results of our research and reflection. This year, we are please to ponder how the "wheel of fortune" influences peace. Papers and panels may deal with the fortunes (and misfortunes) of war and peace, the price--and rewards--of peace, and related topics. We invite anyone interested to explore with us the belief that "there is no way to peace; peace is the way."

Submissions: August 15-November 1, 2010.

Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:50am
NeMLA, 4/7-4/10/11--Deadline Sept. 30, 2010

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice
Abstracts due September 30, 2010

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