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The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 4:43pm
Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012, we seek abstracts (300-500 words) for an edited, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays.

Engineering marvel, instant parable, and dramatic stage set, the Titanic is as fascinating for its long afterlife as it is for its short but spectacular career. This collection proposes a re-examination of both the immediate and enduring cultural impact of the Titanic a century after its sinking. We welcome abstracts for articles addressing any aspect of the Titanic phenomenon from any critical, theoretical, or historical approach.

Possible topics:

"Pioneering Romanticism": November 11-14, 2010

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:36pm
International Conference on Romanticism

The 18th annual International Conference on Romanticism will meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from November 11-14. We will explore ways in which writers, playwrights and poets from the Romantic period as well as contemporary critics have participated in what might be termed "Pioneering Romanticism". The Romantic period marked a time of change and innovation. This year's conference will explore the novel contributions and pioneering efforts made, but not limited, to the following areas: literature, poetry, art, music, philosophy and politics. We will also address the influence Romantic ideals have had on the innovations and ideals of later time periods and in various countries.

CFP: The Cowper and Newton Journal (Spring 2011 Issue)

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:24pm
The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK

The Cowper and Newton Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Cowper and Newton Journal, a new scholarly annual published by the Trustees of The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK, is seeking submissions for its first issue, to be published in Spring 2011.

The Journal accepts contributions on any topic related to William Cowper, John Newton and their circle but also embraces the wider milieu – literary, artistic, religious, historical, horticultural – of their contemporaries in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In keeping with its museum origins, the Journal's scope also covers material culture: the study of relevant objects from the period and their wider significance.

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:29pm
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - University of Cambridge, UK - 25-26th March 2011

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:48am
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

25-26th March 2011
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK

I was only thinking last night people have hardly begun to write yet. Put poetry out of it for a moment & leave out Shakespeare – now I mean prose. Take the very best of it. Aren't they still cutting up sections rather than tackling the whole of a mind? (Katherine Mansfield, 1921)

CFP: Stephen King Area (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:04am
Stephen King Area--American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Stephen King Area
2011 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
San Antonio, TX: April 20th-April 23rd

Papers, presentations,panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film—from his experimentation with medium to his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series—are sought for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in San Antonio, April 20th-April 23rd, 2011.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please e-mail a 200-300 word abstract/proposal by December 15th, 2010, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information, addressed to:

ASETEL 2011: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY

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Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:36am
Azucena G. Blanco

CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Granada (Campus de Cartuja, s / n)
CONFERENCE THEMES
Literary Theory and Literary Genres
Comparative Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literary Knowledge
Sociology of Literature
Cultural Studies: Literature, Film, New Media
PLENARY SESSIONS
The Conference will feature five one-hour keynote speeches, one for each theme. The
ASETEL Board of Directors and the Local Organizing Committee have received confirmation of