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Composition and Decomposition, BAVS Annual Conference, 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:36am
British Asociation for Victorian Studies

Call for Papers: BAVS Conference 2011, University of Birmingham

Composition and Decomposition

The University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2011 BAVS Conference, 1–3 September 2011, on the Edgbaston campus. We invite papers that deal with the conference theme of 'Composition and Decomposition' in all its various connotations.

Dickens and the Idea of 'The Dickensian': A Tale of Four Cities, 2-8 February 2012

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:30am
Jointly sponsored by: University of Paris-Diderot; Centre Culturel de l’Entente Cordiale, Château d’Hardelot at Condette and Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3; Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent; Dickens Museum and the

The aim of this week-long travelling conference is to celebrate the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, which falls on 7 February 2012, in a manner befitting a writer who has given so much to so many around the globe. It takes the form of a kind of pilgrimage - festive, of course, rather than solemn - joining four cardinal places central to Dickens's life and art. This journey of critical discovery takes us from Paris, where he finished Little Dorrit, to Condette near Boulogne where he spent time with Ellen Ternan, to Rochester and Chatham where he grew up, to end up in London, the city with which he is so often associated (rightly or wrongly), on the birthday itself.

The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender. 6-8 September 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 6:48am
University of Glasgow

The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

An International Conference organised in association with the Ford Madox Ford Society

The University of Glasgow, 6-8 September 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) made a major contribution to the literature and culture of the Edwardian era as a novelist, poet, editor, and critic. While much scholarship has focused on Ford's collaboration with Conrad, his success as a writer of historical fiction, and the founding and editing of the groundbreaking English Review during these years, there remains much exciting work to be done on this period of Ford's life and work.

Sights and Sites: Topographical Approaches to British Cinema - A Post-Graduate Study Day, 2nd April 2011, Queen Mary University

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 3:25am
Queen Mary, University of London

In the last two decades the notions of 'space' and 'place' have become a paramount topic within film studies, often encouraging interdisciplinary work with subjects as far-ranging as geography, anthropology and post-colonial studies. With no sign of the topographical approach losing momentum, this post-graduate study day intends to use the topic of space, in all its myriad forms, to encourage innovative discussions on British Cinema. The deliberate choice of a broad area of film studies as an entry point to consider British Cinema is intended to attract postgraduate students from a variety of specialisms, ensuring a day of intellectually vibrant and diverse presentations and dialogues.

UPDATE: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/31/10; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 4/20/11-4/23/11)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:34pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Submission date extended to December 31, 2010

Call for Papers Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture for the
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

You may submit your proposals online by going to the conference event management database, here: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/

A Wizard of Their Age: Essays on Harry Potter (Deadline January 31.2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:35pm
Cecilia Konchar Farr/Saint Catherine University

Looking for excellent essays by 18-24-year-olds about the Harry Potter novels for an edited collection: A Wizard of Their Age: College Students Write About Harry Potter. Best submissions will analyze the novels from the perspective of the writer's academic discipline. Some favorites so far include "A Nursing Care Plan for Tom Riddle," "Loading the Canon (a Study of FanFic), and "WWHPD: Christ Images in Harry Potter." Please refer oustanding undergraduate essays or early graduate student work, 1-20 pp. Memoir pieces ("My Life with Harry") also welcome.

Memory and Representation Symposium

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:25pm
Art History Association at the University of Oregon

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. The symposium will focus on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization and will examine the variant roles of the arts in the representation of memory. Likewise, it will investigate documentation in art practice, production, exhibition, reception, and methodology. These concepts may be applied to varying cultural and historical aspects of art history as well as a number of other academic disciplines, particularly those within the humanities.

Call for papers: Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:20pm
University of New South Wales

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 20

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 1:04pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

Extended Deadline for the PCA/ACA conference

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:51pm
National PCA/ACA and Southwest/Texas Conference

The National PCA/ACA and Southwest/Texas Conference has extended the deadline for submission of proposals to December 31st. For more information, please visit the link http://pcaaca.org/

CFP Jim Harrison Society (American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 26-29, 2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:25pm
Jim Harrison Society

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association convention in Boston, May 26-29, 2011. We invite 15 minute papers on any aspect of, or approach to, Harrison's fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Please send an abstract of about 250-500 words and a brief c.v. to Robert Murray, Department of English, St. Thomas Aquinas College at rmurray@stac.edu by January 15, 2011.

The Rise of World Literatures (June 30- July 3, 2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:17pm
World Literature Association

The Rise of World Literatures
The First Congress of the World Literature Association
Venue: Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
Dates: June 30- July 3, 2011

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Imagining History in Literature of the Early Republic (ALA 2011; proposals by 1/3/2011)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:07pm
Angela Vietto

The imagined past and its uses in the literature of the new republic for a panel at the American Literature Association 2011 (Boston, May 26-29).

From representations of the distant past (e.g. Barlow's Columbiad, Rowson's Reuben and Rachel) to early constructions of the history of the founding (Weems on Washington, Bleecker's History of Maria Kittle), writers of the early Republic turned to history as a source of meaning for their present, even in the face of the discontinuous nature of revolutionary history.

Seeking proposals for papers that deal with any aspect of the imagined past as it appears in the literature of the early Republic. Topics might include

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