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The Global and the Local in Contemporary Literature and Film

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 2:07pm
Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global and the Local
in Contemporary Literature and Film

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-Third Colloquium on Literature and Film
October 8-10, 2009

Submissions are invited on the many ways that contemporary authors and filmmakers find their inspiration in global and local issues. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] Bangor University postgraduate Truth and Lies interdisciplinary conference.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:53am
Bangor University

Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th

Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales

Call for Papers

Our society bombards us with deception: false reports, embellished
testimony, misleading advertising, and that which goes unsaid. But are we
really being lied to? Or is the truth hiding underneath the deception, and
is it up to us to actively bring it to light?

We invite contributions from postgraduates across the disciplines in the
Arts and Humanities. Topic areas should reflect the interdisciplinary theme
of the conference. Suggestions may include (but are not limited to):

Reflections in the Margins: Representations of the Marginalized in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 9:33pm
Spanish Graduate Students Committee

2009 marks, in addition to an historic moment in US politics, the anniversary of many watershed moments in the history of Hispanic Literatures. On the Peninsula, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the expulsion of the moriscos from Spain, ending the era of the so-called convivencia of three cultures in Iberia. In Latin America, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1609 publication of the Comentarios Reales by the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, offering a new perspective in the telling of indigenous history in the New World. . In more recent history, we commemorate seventy years since the end of the Spanish Civil War and the ushering in of a dictatorship, which would attempt to silence dissident voices in three ensuing decades.

CFP: Agri-LIterature (MMLA, 6/1/09, 11/12-15/09)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

"Agri-Literature." This panel will address the way recent American literature responds to the disappearance of the family farm. The rise of agribusiness has produced a number of literary conditions: a crisis of the pastoral imagination, a Depression-born masternarrative of reproletarianization, a renewal of interest in regional fiction, and a development and redevelopment of ecopoetics. Papers will explore this range of conditions, focusing on the way the issue of agribusiness turns literary figures into activists and vice versa.

'Migratory Passings': Poetry and the Visual Arts (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 7:51pm
Magdelyn Hammond Helwig/Western Illinois University

In The Necessary Angel, Wallace Stevens argues that the relationship between arts is migratory, similar to the relationship between the external and internal worlds: "The world about us would be desolate except for the world within us. There is the same interchange between these two worlds that there is between one art and another, migratory passings to and fro, quickenings, Promethean liberations and discoveries." How have poets historically conceptualized the relationship between poetry and the visual arts? How has this relationship been manifested in poetic practice? How do we read collaborative or interart forms?

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 7:19pm
Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Proposals for papers, panels, and research seminars are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary or historical) as well as other language-reference texts (glossaries, wordlists, grammars, etc.). This conference will be hosted by the Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, June 3-5, 2010.

Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 5:19pm
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film
- Drama and performance
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

CFP: CCCC 2010 - The Politics of Creativity (4/24/09)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:17am
Thomas Girshin Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality 08/17/09

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:22am
California Institute of Integral Studies

Call for Submissions

OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality is a peer-reviewed, academic, online journal published by the Women's Spirituality program at California Institute of Integral Studies. OCHRE provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for discourse on women's spirituality among a diversity of voices.

NVCQ Issue 11 – Creative Visions: Québec Cinema and its Auteurs

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 6:18pm
Nouvelles "vues" sur le cinéma québécois

Nouvelles « vues » sur le cinéma québécois invites emerging and established researchers, critics, filmmakers and enlightened film enthusiasts to submit article proposals for its eleventh issue on Quebec film and its auteurs, which is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2009.
www.cinema-quebecois.net

The Politics of Creativity

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:38pm
Thomas Girshin / Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

CFP / Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13pm
Franz Potter / Studies in Gothic Fiction

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews for its premiere on-line issue. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.
Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2009.

CFP: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Sea of Poppies'

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 1:55am
Dr. Neerja Arun and Dr. Rakesh Saraswat

We in India are bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. Contributions are hereby invited on Amitav Ghosh's The Sea of Poppies for incorporation in a volume to be brought out by November 2009. The title will address different issues related to theme, plot, language, anthropology, marine industry, new modes of perception and readership; theoretical foregrounding of the novel, politics of agriculture and theoretical analysis of particular texts. The essays should be within 4500- 7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.
If you wish to contribute please send the abstracts of your paper to
either of aforementioned e mail id by 15th May, 2009 as an attachment

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and the 1930s - MLA 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:40pm
Brandon Gordon

We are looking for a third panelist for a proposed MLA special session organized around the response of Southern writers to the dislocations that the South experienced in the 1930s as a result of the Great Depression. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South's under-developed, agricultural economy posed a serious obstacle for the country's overall economic recovery. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to generate support for economic reform and development, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts.

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 7:05pm
Brandon Gordon

We're looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South was particularly vulnerable to the dislocations of the Great Depression. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to propel economic reform, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts, valorizing the region's agrarian economic base and sought to maintain the South's organic, communal society as a bulwark against industrialization.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

Humanities June 27, 28

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 4:46pm
CPRACSIS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANC ERESEARCH AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

Third Annual Feminist Pedagogy Conference

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:02pm
FSG/WSCP CUNY Graduate Center

Call for Papers: Feminist Pedagogy Conference November 6, 2009

The Third Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled The Praxis of Feminist Pedagogy
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Fine

The Conference will take place on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

African Studies Area at Midwest Popular Culture Oct/Nov 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Music
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education

Writing Koot--Special Issue of Open Letter on the KSW

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:53am
Open Letter

Writing KOOT

Open Letter is seeking critical, literary-historical, and creative submissions for a special issue dedicated to the Kootenay School of Writing.

"Writing KOOT" will be guest edited by Gregory Betts and Robert Stacey.

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:12pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

Proposal Deadline: 06/15/2009

MAPACA War Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 4/30/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (mmuneal@emory.edu).

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Authorship, editorial history and literary life ((05/30/2009; journal issue)

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:34am
Denise Almeida Silva

Literatura em Debate (ISSN 1982-5625), a peer-reviewed digital journal published by the MA program in Literature at URI/FW, Brazil, seeks essays on: ethical and juridical questions on authorship, the historicization of the concept, author x authorship, authorship as a textual function. Other topics that are also welcome are: alter-ego, heteronym, orthonym, pseudonym, etc; involuntary and voluntary alterations and omissions in the editions of literary works;literary history and literary system ( producers, editors, receptors;activities in daily life, in bars, academies, groups , institutions and other locations of culture).

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