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[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.

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