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[UPDATE] Rendering the Visible

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 9:38pm
Moving Image Studies Program, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

RENDERING THE VISIBLE
Conference
February 11-12, 2011

The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."

Keynote speakers: Vivian Sobchack and Akira Lippit

One of the most pressing questions facing studies of the image today is how to theorize visuality as more and more of the image archive is given over to the digital. This conference proposes that the notion of "rendering" might provide a useful entrée for an exploration of theoretical continuities and discontinuities in our understanding of the technologically-reproduced image, from Benjamin's "Short History of Photography" to CGI.

[UPDATE] KJV Remix: The Bible and 19th-Century British Literature (9/30)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:47pm
John Acker, Ohio State U English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

[UPDATE] Translating the Bible in the Long Reformation (9/30)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:45pm
John Acker, Ohio State U English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

[UPDATE] African-American Literature and the Bible (9/30)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:41pm
John Acker, Ohio State U English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

[UPDATE] The Bible and Early Modern Radicals: Milton, Bunyan, and Others (9/30)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:38pm
John Acker, Ohio State U English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

(Kalamazoo, 2011) Early Middle English and the Law

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:10pm
Early Middle English Society

We are interested in papers that will address any aspect of the law broadly defined in early Middle English texts. This could range from legal language, the influence of the Magna Carta, legal procedure and literary production, outlaws, disputatio, law as a separate language, canon law and religious texts, Lateran IV, royal law and court production, law and historiography, law and hagiography, legal documents, contracts, Jews and the law, law and visual iconography.

Proposals should be sent to Dorothy Kim (dokim@vassar.edu) by September 25th.

(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:14pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.

African American Literature at CEA (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:57pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African American Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Popular Culture

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 1:33pm
Lawrence C. Rubin, Ph.D.; St. Thomas University

Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
2011 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 20-23, San Antonio, Texas

[Update] Sidney at Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2011; Deadline 15 Sept. 2011

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 11:39am
International Sidney Society

The Sidney Society sponsors two open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

12-15 May 2011

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As always, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

{UPDATE) The Relationship Between Music and Literary Works by Langston Hughes 4/6-9/11

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 10:12am
The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention)

The Langston Hughes Society
Special Session: The Relationship Between Music and Literary Works by Langston Hughes
2011 College Language Association Convention
Host: the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Host Hotel: The Spartanburg Marriott Hotel at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC
Conference Dates: April 6-9, 2011

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011 Session: Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:46am
Nadia Louar

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011
Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

This panel will address the specific question of bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett. How can we understand this unique literary language? Can Beckett's bilingualism be understood as a phenomenon that goes beyond linguistic boundaries? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in French or English on any aspect of Beckett's bilingualism to Nadia Louar, Email: louarn@uwosh.edu.(Deadline 30th September, 2011)

UPDATE: Exploring the New Century "Other" Deadline Oct. 30, 2010

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:45am
LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

The rise of Barak Obama to the United States presidency, as the first African American to occupy the position, has heralded a new dawn both for America and the world. This development also underlies a re-shaping of political, economic, and social structures in a century that has seen a shift in perceptions toward minorities and other marginalized segments of the human race. Given this background, the Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the new century "Other." Submissions may focus on such topics as contemporary views of sexuality, race, religion, nationhood, migration, etc.

Tarot at PCA/ACA Conference 2011

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:33am
PCA/ACA Conference

I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio (April 20-23). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Tarot and art history
-Tarot and literature
-Tarot artists, writers, and readers
-Individual decks and their guidebooks
-Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
-Playing cards in art history

Participants should be prepared to present their work as scholarly research and / or for the benefit of an interested audience of academics.

Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words). Deadline for submissions December 15, 2010.

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