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The Karen Burke Memorial Prize for Graduate Work on Luce Irigaray, June 15th deadline

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:31am
The Luce Irigaray Circle

The Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers: The Karen Burke Memorial Prize

The Irigaray Circle invites submissions for The Karen Burke Memorial Prize. The award recognizes excellent work by a graduate student on or inspired by Luce Irigaray. The winner will present the second annual Karen Burke Memorial Lecture at the 2009 meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. We invite papers from all disciplines that engage with any aspect of Irigaray's work, such as:

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009


For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

5th Global Conference: Hope - Probing the Boundaries

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:20pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:27pm
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Liberal Arts.

Francis William Newman Graduate-Student Essay Contest

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:16pm
Journal: Intellectus ante Fidem / Francis William Newman Society

The FWNS sponsors the annual Francis William Newman Graduate Student Essay Contest and welcomes qualified submissions from March through July.

Intellectus ante Fidem is to be published under the auspices of the Francis William Newman Society by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It will be made available in digital format to institutional and individual subscribers through the database POIESIS. For details, please see our posting: http://www.fwnewman.org/Journal/index.html

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:27am
Mark West / University of Glasgow

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

This issue emphasises cross-cultural Atlantic exchanges, noting that the ocean has served not to separate but to connect
the peoples of the Atlantic continents - Africa, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe - from 1492 to the present day. 'Atlantic Exchanges' seeks to encourage inter-cultural perspectives in a variety of disciplines.

eSharp welcomes submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and contributors are invited to interpret the theme broadly.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Responses to the War on Terror

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 6:13am
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.

Folklore and Mythology

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:46am
Sufen s Lai/ PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA 2009
107th Annual Conference
San Francisco

Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology

Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:

http://www.pamla.org/2009/cfp

"Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 10:09am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 4:32am
Nathan Waddell

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:46pm
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

The HECBC invites undergraduate students of all majors to participate in this multidisciplinary event by displaying their work in one of the following conference formats:
• individual or panel paper-presentations
• poster presentations
• musical, theatrical, or oratorical performances
• artistic or technical exhibitions
The conference theme is "Juggling Ambiguity," but students' work does not have to address this theme.

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:17pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:16am
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

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A.S.A.P. is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.

Science and Fiction: "Posthumanism Today" (4/15/09; MMLA; 11/12-15/09)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:08pm
Todd Comer

This year's Science and Fiction panel at M/MLA will consider representations of the posthuman. Of particular interest will be papers that consider the posthuman from the standpoint of biotechnologies and their impact on our thinking of what it means to be human. One concrete way of considering this issue is to imagine Frankenstein's monster in the 21st century. The monster did its best to escape its constructedness and assert a semblance of humanity. Is it possible for any body—human or machine, real or fictional, sane or insane—to do the same today? If not, where does that leave "humanity"? Please send 250 word abstracts to Todd Comer, Defiance College (tcomer@defiance.edu), or D.

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 7:12pm
Stephen Gallagher

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian protagonist
- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, Raeleans, etc)
- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates
- when religion comes to power: implications from the Taliban to the Christian Right

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:21pm
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The conference theme is "Ireland: Medieval to Modern," but papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any topic related to Irish and Irish Diaspora Studies, and presentations may be given in English or in Irish. The plenary speakers are Mary O'Malley and Brian Ó Conchubhair; Louis de Paor will be awarded the Charles F. Fanning Medal for his contribution to Irish Studies.

Please send 200-word abstracts to Beth Lordan, Director, Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2009.

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

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Monday, March 2, 2009 - 9:52pm
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

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Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:58pm
Melissa Click / University of Missouri, Columbia

CFP: Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

Edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Proposal deadline: April 10, 2009

CFP: [Religion] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

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