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Kurt Vonnegut at ALA, Boston, May 26-29, 2011

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:16pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2011 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join, especially since we do not have any dues). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 10, 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP reminder (13/11/10) and Postcards Competition (21/01/11)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:06pm
Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
University of Sussex, UK. 24-26 March, 2011.
Submission deadlines:
Call for papers: deadline for abstracts for creative, academic and experimental paper and discussion forum proposals: 13 November, 2010.
http://www.postcards-letters.org.uk/index.php/picturethis/pt/schedConf/c...
NEW! Postcards Competition (with full details of how to enter): deadline for Postcards Competition entries:
21 January, 2011

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music (Friday 24th June 2011)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 10:24am
Northumbria University

LitPop: Writing and Popular Music

Friday 24th June 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Going beyond well-rehearsed comparisons between Dylan and Keats, this conference aims to bring fresh perspectives to debates about the forms and functions of popular music in relation to literature, exploring connections and conflicts between writing (fiction and non-fiction, past and present), and popular music (modern, contemporary or otherwise). Where cultural value was once sought for popular music through analogy with literature, or popular music and literary texts were seen as incompatible, writers and critics now borrow the demotic idioms of pop. Why?

"Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 9:01am
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
"Borderlines"
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 3:45am
CENTRO STUDI OPERA OMNIA LUIGI BOCCHERINI

First International Conference
LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)

ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
and Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

DATES: 1-3 December 2011

LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale

Constructions of Risk (CFP deadline Dec. 7, conference Feb. 24)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:13am
Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (Graduate Student Association), University of British Columbia

CALL FOR PAPERS
Constructions of Risk

What is at stake when risk is invoked? While risk is understood differently in various academic fields and social locations, risk categories are often used to construct groups or individuals in specific ways. For this interdisciplinary conference to be held at UBC on February 24, 2011, we invite your explorations of risk in areas including (but not limited to) health, education, youth, sex, disability, and violence. You may wish to consider the following:

CFP Vol. 12: Unsettled Containers - Aspects of Interiority - Due 28 February 2011

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:12pm
Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts invites you to unsettle the dichotomy of interior and exterior; to redefine and reorient the concept of the interior for the present, and project it towards the future.

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"Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites" March 24-25-26, 2011

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:38pm
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium in Montreal

Abstract: Call for Papers
Concordia University English Literature Graduate Colloquium
March 24-25-26, 2011

Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

Everyone's alone — or so it seems to me.
They make noises, and think they are talking to each other;
They make faces, and think they understand each other.
And I'm sure they don't. Is that a delusion?
T.S. Eliot

Prosopopoeia, Petrification, and the Political (ACLA 2011 - Vancouver)

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 11:25am
David Kelman

This seminar proposes to examine the conjunction of the political and the inorganic, via the function of "putting a face on" the force of the political. For Walter Benjamin, history is "a petrified, primordial landscape" that is "expressed in a face — or rather in a death's head." His observation suggests that history imposes an inorganic mask upon the organic evolution of difference, or decomposition. We encourage the exploration of how this prosopopoeiac function may cast in ruins the struggle of politics inherent in any social history.

1st global Conference: Queer Sexualities 13-15 May 2011 Warsaw, Poland

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 1:49am
Inter-disciplinary.net

20 years since the reclamation of the word 'queer' by the LGBTQ community this conference would like to take a closer look at broad themes of queer sexualities through time and space, non-normative sexual constructions and queer sexual identities from a diverse range of perspectives by scholars working in various academic disciplines. Yet our meaning of the word queer is not limited to the non-mainstream sexuality as we opt for inclusion of 'unusual' heterosexual practices into the 'queer domain' in order not to discriminate but understand, include and accept.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to the following themes:

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