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Faulkner's Narrator's - SAMLA 2010

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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 8:58am
South Atlantic MLA

The ambiguity behind Faulkner's narrators can be astounding and confusing – and wonderfully ripe for analysis. This session welcomes 250 to 300 word abstracts that seek to elucidate the vagueness the colors any aspect of Faulkner's narrators. Abstracts that incorporate this year's convention theme of "The Interplay between Text and Image" are welcome but not required. Please send abstracts and current CVs to Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com by September 30, 2010.

Landscape and Vision in Late Modernism, Louisville, Feb. 24-26, 2011

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 5:44pm
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)

Call for Papers Beat Generation and Counterculture

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 12:55pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

Call for Papers Beat Generation and Counterculture

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

Submission Deadline: 12/15/10, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/10

Proposal/Abstract Deadline: November 1 2010

[UPDATE] The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table (9/30 deadline; April 7-10 conference)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association

In 1919, several New York wits 'roasted' drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel. They enjoyed the afternoon so much that they met again as the Algonquin Round Table for the next ten years. This panel will consider the wit and artistry of the Algonquin Round Table. Panelists are invited to submit papers addressing the group or any members: Adams, Benchley, Broun, Connelly, Kaufman, Parker, Ross, Sherwood, Toohey, Woollcott. Our goal: remove some dust from this exciting 20th-century group. Please submit abstracts to cathy.fagan@ncc.edu by 9/30.

[UPDATE] Women Reading/Writing the (King James) Bible (9/30)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:10am
John Acker, Ohio State English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

[UPDATE] The Bible and the Modern Novel (9/30)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:05am
John Acker, Ohio State English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

Regional Literary Cultures: Modernism and After, One-day Postgraduate Conference, University of Nottingham 14-15 April 2011

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 7:03am
Centre for Regional Literature and Culture, University of Nottingham

Call for Papers: One-day Postgraduate Conference
Regional Literary Cultures: Modernism and After
University of Nottingham, 14-15 April 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Prof. Luke Gibbons (NUI Maynooth)
Prof. Dominic Head (University of Nottingham)

Paper submissions of 20 minutes are invited for this one-day postgraduate conference hosted by the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture at the University of Nottingham on 14 April 2011. The event will be followed by a one-day symposium of invited speakers, including Prof. Patrick McGuinness (University of Oxford), Prof. Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University), and Dr Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick).

The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In 1919, several New York wits 'roasted' drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel. They enjoyed the afternoon so much that they met again as the Algonquin Round Table for the next ten years. This panel will consider the wit and artistry of the Algonquin Round Table. Panelists are invited to submit papers addressing the group or any members: Adams, Benchley, Broun, Connelly, Kaufman, Parker, Ross, Sherwood, Toohey, Woollcott. Our goal: remove some dust from this exciting 20th-century group.

[UPDATE] Film & Philosophy: How Films Think

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:27am
UF GFSG

Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman
Just added: a lecture by Andrew Bujalski and a screening of his 2009 film Beeswax

Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
Co-sponsored by the Digital Assembly
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2010

CFP: New Essays on the Work of EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:11pm
Daniel Wood / University of Melbourne

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Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.

Aesthetics and Politics of Literary Multilingualism at NeMLA Convention, April 7-10, 2011 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick,

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:06pm
Paola Gambarota

Literary multilingualism has an ancient and continuous history and yet scholars and critics have taken up this issue only intermittently. This panel aims to discuss recent theories of literary multilingualism, its aesthetic elements and political implications as well as specific examples able to provide relevant models of analysis.

Women's Studies Area of PCA/ACA cfp 12/15/10

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:14am
Popular and American Culture Association

As Area Chair for the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's
"Women's Studies" area, I invite abstracts for the Spring 2011 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in San Antonio, TX April 20-23, 2011.

To find additional information about the association and conference, visit http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Please send 250 word abstracts to me by 12--15--10 via e-mail: lscoleman@eiu.edu

[UPDATE]"Interdisciplinary Studies and Women Modernists" Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 7-10 April, 2011.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 5:25pm
Laurel Harris, City University of New York Graduate Center

In her recent anthology _Gender in Modernism_, Bonnie Kime Scott opens the literary field to include disciplines previously left out of the modernist frame such as dance, painting, cinema, and the sciences. In doing so, Scott broadens the scope of modernism and, in particular, provides new angles of inquiry into the work of women literary modernists. This panel will further explore this interdisciplinary move, asking how, and to what effect, we might bring the insights of other disciplines to bear on questions of gender in literary modernism. How did visual, aural, and performative art forms influence the work of modernist women writers?

Performing Knowledge (deadline 9/30/10; NEMLA April 7-10, 2011)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 2:59pm
John Savarese, Rutgers University

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. For more information, see below.

Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu, by 9/30/10.

NeMLA 2011: New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011.

UPDATE: Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 12:00pm
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:04am
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Abstracts for Iconoclasm due September 10, 2010

"Iconoclasm", featuring keynote addresses by Carol Mavor (Manchester) and Michael Taussig (Columbia), will take place at the University of Toronto, March 17-19, 2011.

We accept abstracts of no more than 250 words for talks of 20 minutes on a range of topics related to the breaking and making of images.
For full CFP and FAQs please visit Iconoclasm Website

CFP Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:53am
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:49am
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:16pm
Andrew Ball, Purdue University

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

The received wisdom tells us that the modernization of American culture and society was contingent upon its secularization. And yet, when we look to both canonical works of American modernism and to contributions to the "cultural front," we find an abiding concern for the religious that troubles this dominant narrative. This panel seeks to reexamine the multivalent modernist concern for the religious in order to reassess its place in early 20th century American literature and culture, to analyze the myth of the 'secular age,' and to determine the place of religion in the conflict between capital and labor.

[UPDATE] NeMLA Panel on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (Abstract Deadline September 30, 2010; Conference April 7-10, 2011)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 1:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm still seeking submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud, which will take place at the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique. Please include an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com by September 30th, 2010.

American Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 5:56pm
Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010

32nd Annual Southwest/Texas American and Popular Culture Association
Conference.

Joint Conference with the National PCA/ACA
San Antonio, Texas
20-23 April 2011

Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
USA
Phone: (210) 223-1000

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle? Limit(e)Beckett Issue 2

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:22pm
Limit(e)Beckett

Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :

Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?

Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Malone meurt

Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible
Bing

Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche

Modernism, Modernity, and Politics: Face-off or Interface? NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University (deadline Sept. 27)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.

A conference on the work of John McGahern

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:45am
Richard Robinson / Swansea University

CALL-FOR-PAPERS
A conference on the work of
John McGahern
Swansea University
8-9 April 2011

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 13, 2010)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:26am
Univeristy of Central Oklahoma

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 11, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:14pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.

6th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (12-15 April 2011)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:49am
The English Laguage and Literature Research Association of Turkey/ Istanbul Kultur University

Studies in English
6th International IDEA Conference
April 13 -15, 2011
Istanbul Kültür University

The Sixth International IDEA Conference will be held at
Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
The Conference will be jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Translation Studies in English.

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