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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.


"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

Slash Books -- "In Uniform" -- Short Story Fiction

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 10:19pm
Slash Books inc.

Slash Books Call For Submissions - "In Uniform"

(Almost) nothing is sexier than a person in uniform!

Slash Books is looking for short stories (500 - 20K words) that explore the gay or lesbian relationships of people in uniform - any uniform. Firefighters, police, french maids... all of these are valuable fodder for our target authors. We want to learn all about the many ways people in uniform find love!

Your story should focus on the relationship and its evolution. While sex is a part of a healthy relationship, we're looking for plot and characterization, not simple PWP. Intriguing characters and interesting situations are the ticket to success here. Be creative! All genres (humour, action, angst, etc) welcome.

Fences and Walls In International Relations

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 9:13pm
Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies

Call For Papers
Conference October 29th 2009 – Fences and Walls in International Relations

Charles-Philippe David, Raoul Dandurand Chair and Full Professor of Political Science, UQAM
Élisabeth Vallet, Research Director at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair and Lecturer in Geopolitics, UQAM

CFP: Terrified White Masculinity in Twentieth-Century American Literature (NeMLA 4/7-11, Montreal)

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 3:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

From Quentin Compson to Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom and beyond, twentieth-century American literary representations of white masculinity reveal a preoccupation with the idea of terror. Why? Is terror a necessary condition of white American masculinity? Was it new to the twentieth century, and does it continue in the twenty-first? Do non-white-male authors represent masculinity in its terror? Why does the triangulation of whiteness, masculinity, and "the American century" give rise to so much terror? Please send 250- to 500-word abstract by September 30, 2009 to Sharon Paradiso at

CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 2:21pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association--Detective Fiction Area

CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)

The Detective Fiction Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual MAPACA conference, which will be held this year in Boston, MA, November 5-7, 2009.

CFP: Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (7/1/09; collection)

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 2:11pm
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman's diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman's oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.

Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Generation X HIS-Stories 8/30/2009

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 8:57am
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.

We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories. Generation X male faculty and all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts. We are currently in the process of securing a publisher for the project.

UPDATE Creative Prose Collection

Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 2:46pm
Editions Bibliotekos, Inc.

Editions Bibliotekos, Inc. plans a Collection of Creative Prose on: Medical Humanities (humanizing medical practices): Pharmaceuticals; Death and dying; Care giving; Doctor-patient relationship; Empathy; Grief and grieving; Healing; Mental illness; Palliative care; Religion; Scientific research (e.g., stem-cell research); Professional, legal, and medical ethics; Pain and suffering; Body-mind; Medical education; What happened to me and my body? We are interested in all types of stories that put a real, recognizable human face on this topic. Deadline: 30 September 2009 – ASAP.

Contact/Query us at:
General Editor, Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D.

Yale CompLit graduate student conference: ZOO

Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:26am
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature

The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be...

Emily Dickinson


Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 4, 2009

Keynote address by Professor Haun Saussy (Yale)

Discussants will include Yale faculty and graduate students.

Popular Film Criticism in Media Culture (8/9/09; SCMS Los Angeles)

Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:46am
Will Scheibel

Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, March 17-21, 2010
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, CA

Deadline for submissions to this panel: August 9, 2009 11:59 PM CST

Submissions sought for a panel that considers the relationship between film reviewing and media culture. Papers addressing film criticism in ways that relate to the overall conference theme (SCMS at 50: Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past) are particularly welcome.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers and Original Works on Visual Arts

Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 11:25am
Rupkatha Journal

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: An Online Open Access E-Journal ( invites critical writings from writers and original innovative works from the artists for the Special Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on visual arts. This Special Theme has been chosen with a view to showcasing original works of contemporary artists and publishing critical insights into the areas like painting, sculpture, architecture and photography. We are also open to the suggestion of inclusion of new area on the quality of articles/works.
For submission of critical writings, please send:
* Completed article (3000-5000 words)
* Abstract (100-200 words)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:15am
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education (14-20 August 2009)

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 5:57am
Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education
Venue: Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Dates: 14-20 August 2009

Call for Papers

The conference is aimed to prepare for a "New Enlightenment Movement" and to explore the possibility of developing a paradigmic theory of Ecologism. It is jointly organized by the Institute of World Literature and the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Peking University, China;Global Citizens for Sustainable Development, India; and Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany; with the support of La fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'homme (FPH) and the Beijing Eco Group (BEG). The conference themes include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29pm
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

Oscar Micheaux and the American West (9/30-10/3/09)

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 1:30pm
Western Literature Association

This panel will explore Micheaux's relationship with South Dakota and the American West. The Western Literature Association Conference will be holding its annual meeting in Spearfish, South Dakota, this year (September 30-October 3, 2009). This is the first time since 1977 that the conference has been in South Dakota and represents an opportune time to re-examine Oscar Micheaux's work in the context of his western experiences. The years Micheaux spent homesteading in South Dakota had a continuing influence on his writing and filmmaking throughout his career. Individual papers might focus on Micheaux's books, his films, or a combination of the two.

Collection: American Literature After the "American Century"

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:41am
Gioia Wods and Lance Rubin

We are looking for 2-3 essays to round out a collection entitled "American Literature After the 'American Century'". Broadly concieved, the essays we are looking for should explore the formal and thematic trends that are found in the ealy years of this new century. What characterizes American literary preoccupations after the 20th century, the so-called "American Century," as coined by Henry Luce in 1941? How have American writers incorporated or resisted social, cultural, and political events in the 21st century? How is American literature responding to what Fareed Zakaria has called "the post-American world" or what Davis S. Mason has called "the end of the American Century"?

[UPDATE] Corporate Libraries - deadline extended

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:22am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Lousiana State University

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference, May 7-8, 2010

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:27am
Sarah Blacker, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Call for Proposals:

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference
May 7-8, 2010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Confirmed Keynotes: Ann Cvetkovich (_An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures_), Angela Grauerholz (_At Work and Play: A Web Experimentation_), Ben Highmore (_The Everyday Life Reader_; _Everyday Life and Cultural Theory_), Michael O'Driscoll (_The Event of the Archive_)


Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:40am
berrin akgun yuksekli

I am an assistant professor at Balikesir University. I am interested in call for papers about especially architecture and architectural history. My research field "ethnicity and national identity" in architecture.
Thank you for your interest.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Advertisements and Sponsorships

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 5:09pm
FemRhet 2009 Conference/Michigan State University

Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 Sponsorship Opportunities
Please disregard any cross postings.

We are sending this message to invite your program to participate in one of the most exciting and cutting edge academic conferences in the interdisciplinary intersection of rhetorical studies and feminists studies/practices: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 (FemRhet 2009). Participating as a sponsor of FemRhet 2009 is an opportunity for your program to demonstrate its commitment to exploring the complexities of our field and its communities and practices, and to garner the attention of attendees who share in this commitment.

Robinson Jeffers and the Poetry of the West, Feb 12 -14, 2010

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 4:55pm
Robinson Jeffers Association

Many critics have described Robinson Jeffers as the greatest poet of the American West. Whatever one's response to such a claim may be, the answer may ultimately be less interesting than the underlying assumption that makes the claim possible in the first place: that there is such a thing as poetry of the West. Defining such a genre is not a simple matter. If it does exist, who is part of it? Poets who were raised in the west but left (Robert Frost)? Poets who moved to the west only well on in life (Czeslaw Milosz, W. S. Merwin)? Poets who address it thematically but never lived in the west (Longfellow, in "The Cross of Snow")? Poets who lived in the west but do not address typical western themes (Yvor Winters, Charles Bukowski)?