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Manifest Identity

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:50am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students



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.

Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 6:18pm
Philip Heldrich / University of Washington Tacoma

CFP: Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

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Literature (General)
Philip Heldrich, Area Chair, philipheldrich@gmail.com
SW/TXPCA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010

Conference Hotel:
Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 6:13pm
Philip Heldrich / University of Washington Tacoma

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

Please post and send to interested colleagues.
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010

Creative Writing Pedagogy
Area Chair: Philip Heldrich, philipheldrich@gmail.com
SW/TXPCA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Homepage: http://swtxpca.org/

Conference Hotel:
Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

[UPDATE] Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:37am
University of Warwick


Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011

"One hears sometimes of a child being 'the picture of health;' now Emma always gives me the idea of being the complete picture of grown-up health. She is loveliness itself. Mr. Knightley, is not she?"
Jane Austen, Emma, chapter 5


Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
Dr. Claire Brock (University of Leicester)

Global tales

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 3:39am
Lotte Dam / Aalborg University

Theme: global tales

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010-[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:14pm
Georgia State University/ New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The Georgia State New Voices 2010 conference is interested in an academic exploration of the role of humor in literature, rhetoric, and all its other myriad permutations. This conference will feature scholarship from graduate students across the state and nation. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are not only welcomed, but encouraged, and we look forward
to hearing from you all!

***UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until September 15th***

[UPDATE] Central European Authors--April 7-10, 2011--New Brunswick, NJ

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:03pm
NeMLA

In "The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts," Milan Kundera observes that Central Europe is rarely perceived as an important region in Europe. Indeed, he attests that the nations that create Central Europe 'have never been masters of either their own destinies or their borders.' As such, the countries that form Central Europe have been viewed as extensions of thriving European countries, such as Germany. Yet, the subordination of Central European countries to either Western or Eastern European nations has had drastic impacts on the writers that emerged from this region, as they have been forced to write in non-native languages, have endured political oppression, and weathered several political upheavals.

"Theorizing Mobility in Transnational Literature" NeMLA 2011 4/6-4/10

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 12:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention

Increased movement of populations, information, and capital in the era of globalization has produced an emphasis in literary studies on the migrant, the cosmopolitan, and the exile, but little focus on practices of mobility. This panel will address treatments of mobility in transnational literature. Topics include, but are not limited to, migration, border crossing, cosmopolitanism, planetarity, and wanderlust. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Penny Vlagopoulos, pigi.vlagopoulos@tamiu.edu, and Nicole Rizzuto, nicole.rizzuto@okstate.edu.

African Modernisms, African Modernities (April 7-10 2011)

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Monday, September 6, 2010 - 9:12pm
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

In 1958, Chinua Achebe opened his most famous novel with an epigraph from an Irish modernist poem that has been taken as one of the quintessential articulations of modernity: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer, / Things fall apart, the center cannot hold." This moment is suggestive of the intersection between modernism and modernity in African literature, a conjuncture that can be partially viewed in terms of how African writers respond to Western literary tradition. Attempts by African writers to participate in what Simon Gikandi has called "the culture of modernity" have consistently raised questions about where the modern is centered and how it travels.

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