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UMobile Forum on Christianity and the Liberal Arts: "Values and Character Formation in the Lib. Arts Classroom" Sep. 24-25, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:03pm
University of Mobile

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University.

We offer an interdisciplinary forum in which members of the academic community can explore the relationships between Christian theology, ethics, and practice, and the tradition of scholarship and teaching of the liberal arts within the university. We especially welcome presentations that are exploratory in nature, and that raise broad questions about central areas of concern to the liberal arts classroom.

[UPDATE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010 SUNY Albany, Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 9:58am
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization

"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?

Transgression and Its Limits 29-30th May 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 8:44am
University of Stirling

Transgression and its Limits

29-30th May 2010
University of Stirling

Plenary Speaker:
Professor Fred Botting
Reading followed by Q&A Session:
Iain Banks

To discover the complete horizon of a society's symbolic values, it is also necessary to map out its transgressions, its deviants ~ Marcel Détienne.

Shane Meadows

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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 3:51am
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS: Shane Meadows day event, University of East Anglia,
April 16th 2010

[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:27am
EGAD (English Graduates for Academic Development)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com).

In addition to academic topics for this conference, we want to include open creative writing readings and sessions that address creative writing issues.

[UPDATE] The Supernatural in Irish Literature and Film (SAMLA 4/30; 11/5-7/2010)

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 2:56pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

In many ways, Irish literature and film are haunted, literally and figuratively. Additionally, it is home to many creatures and myths and even the most famous of the undead. This panel encourages an open approach to any way in which the supernatural works within Irish literature or film and discussions of the ways in which the supernatural, from haunting to vampires, works in conjunction or juxtaposition with Irish culture.

Approaches may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Bram Stoker's Dracula, Selkies (ex. Secrets of Roan Inish), Pookas, green women, banshees, hags turning in to young women (ex. Cathleen ni Houlihan), spirits, ghosts, apparitions, myth or magic.

The Supernatural in Irish Literature and Film

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 2:47pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

In many ways, Irish literary works and film are haunted, literally and figuratively. Additionally, it is home to many creatures and myths and even the most famous of the undead, Count Dracula. This panel encourages an open approach to any way in which the supernatural works within Irish literature or film and discussions of the ways in which the supernatural, from haunting to vampires to other creatures and forces, works in conjunction or juxtaposition with Irish culture.

Lucayos -- Issue 2 -- Water

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:51pm
The College of The Bahamas, School of English Studies



Lucayos
A journal published by The College of The Bahamas
School of English Studies

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Lucayos is looking for submissions of papers 20-25 pages in length on art, film, literature and culture of the postcolonial world. The journal also invites submissions of creative pieces, specifically poetry, life writing, essays, and short stories. Submit works in full by March 30, 2010.

Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 9:55am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / MELUS Panel / Lucy R. Littler

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at llittler@fsu.edu by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.

[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:30pm
University of Washington, Seattle.

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 5:14pm
Postmodern Culture



Culture After Postmodern Culture

To celebrate 20 years of publication, the journal Postmodern Culture is holding a conference, "Culture After Postmodern Culture," at UC Irvine October 9, 2010. The conference asks what culture means today and examines ways it is challenged by new discourses on ecology, the animal, sexuality, materialism, anthropology, the trans-state, and new media, among others. It also asks how methods for investigating culture have changed over the last two decades. The conference is expected to lead to a special issue in the journal.

Keynotes: Alexander Garcia Düttmann and Manuel de Landa

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
Graduate Students in English Association


Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 4/1/10)

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:27pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf).
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2010, in order to be considered for the 2010 issue.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East and the United States: A Comparative Approach

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:18am
Michael Butter (School of Language & Literature), Maurus Reinkowski (School of History), Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East and the United States:
A Comparative Approach

13-15 January 2011, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

Organizers:
Michael Butter (School of Language & Literature), Maurus Reinkowski (School of History)

Facing the Other in the Absence of Theory, Spetember 30-October 2, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:06am
Faculty of Philosophy, Niksic, Montenegro

To some this title may seem paradoxical or too daunting as human cognition starts with the very opening of the eyes. If we have established that our approach to the phenomena that are other is always unavoidably a matter of semiosis, and that even in an attempt to naturalize phenomenology, like that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who points to the corporeity of consciousness as much as an intentionality of the body, it appears that our most negligible movements present our cultural being or habituality (Cf. Iris Young, Throwing Like a Girl, 1990, 2005). However, many authors have claimed (for example, the novelist D. H. Lawrence or philosopher Luce Iragary) that we know by touch and intuition.

Performing Feminism(s) - Annual Symposium by McGill Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship, May 13, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:46pm
McGill Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship (GGFS)

Call for Papers:
McGill Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship (GGFS) presents:
Performing Feminism(s)
Thursday, May 13, 2010

McGill University's Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship requests papers for our annual interdisciplinary symposium on Thursday, May 13, 2010. This year's conference theme is: "Performing Feminism(s): Gender and Sexuality on Display." We invite papers on this topic from scholars engaged or interested in feminist, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies across disciplines, although interesting proposals on any relevant topic will be considered.

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center

The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY: International Conference on Higher Education, Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8-12, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:38pm
Knowledge Crossing Borders, co-sponsored by West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY: Knowledge Crossing Borders: Opportunities and Challenges in Regional, Transnational and Global Collaboratives. In increasingly globalized and technologically-driven societies, geographical and intellectual borders are reconstructed and reconfigured to create opportunities and challenges for countries, for disciplines, and for institutions. Political, economic, and sociocultural issues condition the production, dissemination, and ownership of knowledge. This interdisciplinary conference examines how knowledge transactions across borders create these challenges and opportunities in research, pedagogical, and administrative acts in higher education.

She-Wolf: Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 8:20am
University of Manchester UK

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Hutchings (University of Northumbria, UK)

The figure of the werewolf has haunted art, literature and culture for millennia. While not as common as their male counterparts, female werewolves appear in a variety of texts, of different genres and different cultures. From transcripts of witchcraft trials to Buffy, the female werewolf and her shapeshifting sisters continue to challenge, excite and entertain.

Conference Dates: 9 - 10 September 2010

This conference will explore representations and cultural meanings of female werewolves and other female shapeshifters, and the perennial fascination of these creatures. Papers are sought from researchers in all disciplines.

Call for Papers: Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences Friday June 18th, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 7:49am
Dr. Rebecca Williams/ University of Glamorgan

Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences
One day conference at the ATRiuM, CCI, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
Friday June 18th, 2010

Proposals are sought for a forthcoming symposium to be held at the University of Glamorgan on the BBC Wales programme Torchwood (2006- ).Whilst academic work has examined Torchwood's parent show Doctor Who in both its classic (pre-2005) and contemporary forms, less attention has focused on Torchwood. This one-day event seeks to redress this balance, considering the show from a media and cultural studies perspective.

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (www.rmmla.org)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:16pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)

Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

Special Session at PAMLA: Sixties Radicalism Redux (Abstracts 3/15/10; Conference 11/13-11/14/10

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 4:12pm
Richard Hishmeh/Palomar College or Jason Spangler/Riverside City College

Barrack Obama's presidency, with its invocation of John F. Kennedy's legend, invites a wider discussion of how 1960s socio-political movements, philosophies, and art may be transformed, reinterpreted, and redeployed in the 21st century. We welcome papers engaging the legacy of 1960s American countercultural or revolutionary literature, visual arts, and/or music, and how they resonate in the collective consciousness, not simply as repositories for nostalgia but as viable, if problematic, strategies for inspiring "hope" and effecting "change."

Please visit PAMLA website for submission guidelines: www.pamla.org. Do not submit papers directly to contact emails from this site.

[UPDATE] Voices from the In-Between: Aporias, Reverberations, and Audiences (Submission: 2/1/10; Conference Dates: 4/16-4/18/10)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:54pm
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures--University of Massachusetts Amherst

This conference seeks to foster a space to discuss, problematize, and rethink possible ways of approaching the elusive concept of the in-between, as it relates to various modes of cultural production and global phenomena. With the aim of engaging in transdisciplinary dialogues, the scope of the conference is not limited to a particular cultural, geographical, linguistic domain, field-specific
methodology, or theoretical framework. Instead, we invite proposals that question how specific objects of study resist clear-cut categorization or placement in genres or domains, abstracts that theorize on the potentiality of the in-between, as well as case studies that investigate the diverse

Skin as Text

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:01pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference session, Skin as Text, welcomes abstracts on any aspect of skin used or seen as text, from tattoos, scarring, piercing, to stigmata. Also possible: parchment and its uses, skin painting, legibilities of skin in literature/film/popular culture.
Please see the RMMLA site for details of the conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM, Oct 14-16: http://rmmla.wsu.edu.

CFP: Autobiography Session, PAMLA 2010 (3/15/10; 11/13-14/10)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 10:32am
Jaime Cleland

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
108th Annual Conference
November 13-14, 2010
Chaminade University
Honolulu, Hawaii

Submissions on any aspect of autobiography are welcome for this open-topic session.

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org by March 15, 2010. The submission function at the web site should be available in February.

Send inquiries to Jaime Cleland at jaime.cleland@gmail.com.

Conference participants must pay PAMLA dues by May 1, 2010.

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