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Fantasty Ireland: Imaginings and Reimaginings

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:42pm
North East Irish Culture Network - University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Fantasy Ireland:
Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Shirley Jackson Collection (Sept 30 deadline)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:29pm
Matthew B. Prickett

Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

"Explosive Past, Radiant Future", International Colloquium (submission deadline, 30 September)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 9:54am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
presents

Explosive Past, Radiant Future

an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:

Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)

Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Talking Tongues, Speaking Gestures: International Conference on Orality & Performance(01/12-13-14/2010; Deadline: 10/15/2009)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:56am
Jadavpur University

The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters ""status for the individual and the community. The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.

Reading *Twilight*: Analytical Essays

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Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 10:21pm
Giselle Liza Anatol

Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga, *Twilight*, has sold more than 42 million copies. The first installment, first published in 2005, was the best selling book of 2008; the fourth and final novel sold 1.3 million copies on the first day alone. The novels have been translated into 37 languages, and their popularity earned Meyer the title of USA Today's 2008 "Author of the Year," as well as comparisons to J.K. Rowling. *Twilight* might very well be the most formative children's literature series since the Harry Potter novels.

Conference on Exiled Writers October 22-23, 2009

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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:23am
Dr. Karen Tatum/Norfolk State University

Conference Theme: "SINGING THEIR SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND: The Impact of Exile on Diasporan Writers"

Keynote speaker: Dr. M'bare N'gom, authority on Equatorial Guinean writers and chair of the Foreign Languages Department at Morgan State University

To acknowledge and celebrate the artistic contributions of Diasporan writers, the Departments of English and Foreign Languages, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies as well as the Honors College invite proposals for papers to be delivered Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2009.

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:18am
PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:

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