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2011 Film Studies Association of Canada Conference

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:36pm
Film Studies Association of Canada

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
FSAC 2011
FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University
June 2-4, 2011
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress Theme
Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places

www.congress2011.ca

FSAC is now seeking proposals for its annual conference. We welcome proposals on topics related to the Congress theme, or on any other film or media studies topic.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011

[UPDATE] The Demonic and the Divine: Religion and the Politics of Grub Street - submit by 30 January 2011.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 4:21pm
Sharon Alker, Department of English, Whitman College

John Richetti has recently commented on the complexity of religion in the work of Defoe. In a comparison of religion in Defoe's Religious Courtship and the Family Instructor he notes, "[r]eligion in…[ Religious Courtship ] is not so much a matter of intense piety and spiritual soul searching as it is a social issue and psychological problem, part of the institutional arrangements for a successful marriage, and not, as in the Family Instructor , a purely spiritual affair" ( The Life of Daniel Defoe 164).

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:35pm
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around! The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, theory and cultural studies.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

ESSAY PRIZE 2011 Katherine Mansfield Society

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:41pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all,
and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE ARTS

Katherine Mansfield's stories show her engagement with popular and classical music, dance, cinema, design, photography, painting and sculpture. Studies of approximately 5,000 words should address this aspect of her work, covering one or more of the arts as they feature in the stories or in her own life, and consisting of original, previously unpublished research.

TERROR AND THE (POST)CINEMATIC SUBLIME (April 15, 2011)

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
Drs Comer and Vayo

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and the (post)cinematic form? Is terror synonymous with the unpresentable? Or is the unpresentable that which exposes terror to its finitude? How do cinematic and post-cinematic media—or do they—communicate that which is unpresentable? How do (post)cinematic media confront the "unpresentable"? Can the aural yield successful representation where the visual proves inadequate? And what are the ethical considerations in this confrontation?

CFP on Environmental Performance

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:20am
R. Besel and J. Blau - California Polytechnic State University

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance

'Churchill Now: 21st Century Caryl Churchill': Caryl Churchill Symposium, Saturday 16th April 2011,

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 4:27am
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Keynote speaker: Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University, UK)

Caryl Churchill is now considered a world-leading playwright. Her work spans fifty years and is significant both for its incisive intervention into the political and philosophical issues of the day as well as its continual rejuvenation of dramatic form.
This one-day symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Caryl Churchill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Churchill's work in the 21st century. Papers will be 20 minutes. Topics may include the following: