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'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/

Relationship Status: It's Complicated - University of Pittsburgh - February 24-25 2011

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:55pm
The University of Pittsburgh French and Italian Graduate Student Association

This two-day conference aims to center its discussion around the role of various contacts in a multitude of relationships within French and Italian studies. Participants are invited to consider the instances and implications of conflict, aggression, collaboration, pleasure, and desire within these voluntary or forced groupings, ranging from literature to cultural studies and beyond. Relevant themes and topics may include, but are not limited to the following relationships:

Colonizer/Colonized
Author/Reader
Citizen/Government
Real/Virtual
Teacher/Student
Parent/Child/Siblings
Love/Hate
Friend/Foe
Nation/Region
Human/Natural World
Queer/Normative
Subject/Monarch

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:48pm
The Atrium/Ivy Tech Community College

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal that invites and encourages innovative, creative and critical articles that spur academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges. Articles published will be those of interest to a broad range of disciplines. We are interested in limited amounts of fiction and poetry, controversial topics in the academy, and articles that cross boundaries. We seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines.

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

Computers and Writing 2011 - "Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces" CFP due Nov 15, 2010

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:43am
Sweetland Center for Writing - University of Michigan

Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and filmmakers use motion-capture technology to "write down" movement and gesture; and poets invent new multimedia poetic forms. The places we write, and the features of the writing we value, are today more varied – and often more contested – than ever before.

We welcome proposals in a variety of formats that interpret the conference themes from multiple perspectives. Regardless of format (see Session Types below), each proposal should provide the following:

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:39pm
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.

MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, April 20-23, 2011

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
Dr. Gary L. Kieffner / Popular Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to be held 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the beautiful San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotels.

Papers and presentations are requested on motorcycling and its impact on societies and cultures. Suggested topics include:

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

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:12pm
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 November, 2010

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

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:24pm
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:03am
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the implications of which scholars in other disciplines have begun to explore. Owen Flanagan, a philosopher at Duke University, has coined the term eudaimonics to designate the growing, multi-disciplinary framework for critical inquiries into well-being, a topic fueling research in psychology, medicine, neurology, philosophy, ethics, neuroeconomics, and other fields. To date, however, scholars from the humanities, despite noteworthy contributions from philosophers and ethicists, have generally not addressed the subject.

Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 11:29am
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University

Call for papers
Re-production
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011
Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University

Literature (?) Philosophy (at ACLA 2011, Vancouver, March 31-April 3)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association Panel

This interdisciplinary panel focuses on the shifting and difficult to define relationship(s) between literature and philosophy, both as genres and as disciplines. The indeterminate relation (?) in the title provides a space for speakers to insert their own approach so that the panel may generate a dialogue between different interdisciplinary methods, practices, or views (in addition to a dialogue between literature and philosophy). This panel welcomes papers focusing on any aspect of this complex topic either in theory or in practice.

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:18am
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011. This event will bring together postgraduates and early-career researchers working on travel, tourism and leisure histories from a wide range of methodological perspectives. The conference seeks to highlight the volume of historical research currently being undertaken in these emerging areas, which are too often split between more established sub-fields such as transport history and sport history.

Suggestions for proposals include:

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 1:26pm
Newman University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
"The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings"

Conference Description: Food is something we all think about every day—sometimes as scholars, and certainly as eaters. How have cultures been shaped by food production? How has food been used symbolically? What does it mean to eat? These and other questions will guide our discussions of the many meanings of food. Although the theme of the literary festival is "food," the Scholars Day in which it is set encompasses submissions of work on any topic and in any format. Essays, poster presentations, and artwork from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged.

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:14am
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 9:40pm
English Graduate Student 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. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:12pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline. This year's theme is North and South: Constructing and/or Crossing the Cultural, Geo-Political or Metaphorical Divide.

There have been lots of new updates and plans made for this year's conference, including: keynote speakers Dr. Gerald Graft and Dr. Cathy Birkenstein, a night at the renowned music venue the Blue Moon Saloon included in your registration, an authentic cajun dinner at Randol's, and, of course, special guest Speaker Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street".

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:17pm
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at 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 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?

[UPDATE] Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive - International Conference, June 23-26, 2011

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:29am
www.outofthearchive.com University of York, UK

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Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive
Following the large response to our first call for papers, we are pleased to announce a second round for the submission of abstracts. Slots available for speakers are limited. Details of registration will be available at www.outofthearchive.com soon. Please note that places are available for non-speaking delegates; e-mail us at Beckett.outofthearchive@gmail.com

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