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[UPDATE] Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology CFPs deadline January 8, 2010

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Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:23pm
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric @ University of Alaska Anchorage

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, history, and other related fields. This year's conference explores hybridity constructed within overlapping intersections of history, identity and technology. We draw its meaning from Homi Bhabha's discussion of the forms, entities, or

Labor and Migration in the Americas

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Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 11:16am
Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas

Labor and Migration in the Americas: Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas,
April 16-17, 2010

The Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas is seeking papers, presentations and panels from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to issues of work and labor.

Possible topics include but are by no means limited to:

* Literature and/or Cinema And The Working Life
* Globalization And International Division Of Labor
* Legacies Of The New Deal
* Women, Minorities And Civil Rights Labor Issues
* Wage Earners, Unemployment And The Living Wage
* The Great Migration

Studies in Fiction and Non-Fiction of Marilynne Robinson

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Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 8:24am
Scott LaMascus

Marilynne Robinson

Author of
Housekeeping (1980) – winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award;
Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution (1989);
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998);
Gilead (2004) – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; and
Home (2008) – winner of the Orange Prize.

We are seeking scholarly essays of 15,000 words by August 1, 2010 on any aspect or approach to a work by Marilynne Robinson. We encourage submissions on the following suggested topics for an essay collection to be released in 2011:

Beyond the Cold War: New Directions in Soviet, Central and Eastern European Cinema Studies

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Friday, December 25, 2009 - 11:48pm
Dr John Haynes/University of Essex

The Centre for Film Studies at the University of Essex, UK, is pleased to announce the international conference ''Beyond the Cold War: New Directions in Soviet, Central and Eastern European Cinema Studies'. This conference, featuring a range of distinguished speakers, aims to offer both a survey and a critical, reflective assessment of the broad range of new and emerging approaches to the study of cinema under the conditions of State Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe.

[UPDATE] "Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)" - January 10th

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Friday, December 25, 2009 - 10:07pm
American Literature Association (ALA) / Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS)

DEADLINE EXTENSION: "Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s)"

The proposal deadline has been extended to January 10th. Please see the CFP below, and forward to any interested parties. Thank you.

The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) invites papers that explore the literary connections between African and Asian diasporic communities. What might we learn by looking at the texts of African and Asian migrants comparatively?

We welcome papers that particularly compare and/or contrast ways in which the experiences of both African and Asian diasporic peoples open new textual possibilities. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Theatrical Production as Collaborative Translation

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 6:53pm
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)

International Federation for Theatre Research
Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group
World Congress, Munich, 26-31 July 2010
Call for Papers/Participants

Theatrical Production as Collaborative Translation

Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:41am
Brooklyn College English Department

Call for Proposals:
"Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism"
Third Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 10, 2009, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

If one were asked to provide a single explanation for the growth of English studies in the later nineteenth century, one could do worse than reply, 'the failure of religion.' -- Terry Eagleton

Literature would begin wherever one no longer knows who writes and who signs the narrative of the call - and of the "Here I Am"- between the absolute Father and Son. -- Derrida

UPDATE: Shakespeare: _Hamlet_ Due March 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:23am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

_In-between_ invites full length articles on _Hamlet_ (four to eight thousand words) which focus on current critical preoccupations with the play in the academy as well as outside of it. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.

Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.

War and Postwar Literatures in Canada, ALCQ-ACQL, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 9:48am
Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures/ L'Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises

Panel title: WAR AND POSTWAR LITERATURES (to take place at the ALCQ-ACQL conference during Congress for Social Sciences and Humanities at Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

Call for Papers: Theatre Arts Journal - Studies in Scenography and Performance (Deadline March 31, 2010)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 3:34pm
Tel-Aviv University

We are proud to announce the inaugural issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE (TAJ), a peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal dedicated to investigation of current issues in scenography in performing arts. Please visit our website, http://www.taj.tau.ac.il . We welcome your submissions to our journal.

CALL FOR PAPERS for the Spring 2010 Issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE

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

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 12:18pm
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?

Theatrical Ghosting - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 12:14pm
Johanna Frank

Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and other live performance notions of "ghosting." In contrast to ghost as a character, this book explores ghosting as a device that evolves out of specific genres, performance practices, production technologies, contexts, representations of embodiment, presence, absence, etc. Essays that consider "ghosting" in terms of echo, residue, fragment, temporality, or haunting, are also welcome. In addition to an abstract of 100 words or less, please include a brief bio.

Deadline: February 12, 2010

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