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Theatre/Performance Studies and Popular Culture

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Theatre and Performance Studies
Boston, MA - November 5-7, 2009

Paper/Panel Proposals Due JUNE 15, 2009.

The study of theatre and performance often reveals unexpected insights into a culture's historical and ideological conditions. Papers in this area will address how the institutions and practices of the performance define concepts of taste, suggest causes and solutions for social conflict, and reflect the importance of race, gender, and religion in relation to national or regional identity. We seek presentations, panels, and papers which focus on the theatre as a reflection of popular and/or American culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernism, Gender, and Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA, Montreal (november 2009)

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 3:57pm
Stephanie Byttebier

Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his critique of theatricality, his foregrounding of a meta-theatrical skepticism, and his preoccupation with the key social issue of the position of women in society (Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism). This panel will seek to extend Moi's claims by asking if we can identify an "other," early or "original" modernism—one somewhat different from what Moi, borrowing from Frederic Jameson, calls the post-WWII "Ideology of Modernism"—in the works of various fin de siècle dramatists staging rebellious women.

Language, literature and cultural studies

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:35pm
Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania- Department of Foreign Languages

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
http://www.mta.ro
The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy Bucharest-Romania- invites you to contribute to the third and fourth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Postmodernism and minimalism or "the game of less is more"

Third call for papers: Worlds in Dialogue

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 10:31am
A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA),the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS),the South African Society for General Literary studies (

Third call for papers:
Worlds in Dialogue
NOTE: The CFP is also available in Setswana and Afrikaans – see below

A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children's and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).

Writing Rider Haggard

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:11am
Robbie McLaughlan and John Miller/ University of Glasgow

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but under-examined contribution to late nineteenth and early twentieth century literature. While his two most famous works, King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887) have attracted a steady stream of articles in recent years, most notably from the fields of postcolonial and gender studies, a significant proportion of his oeuvre remains almost entirely unstudied, despite their considerable popular success in his lifetime. In order to extend and enhance Haggard scholarship we are soliciting proposals for chapters in a forthcoming edited collection of essays.

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 8:58pm
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago, the Academia de la Llingua Asturiana and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

CFP: "Detours de Babel" between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe (Panel; 05/01/09; 10/1-3/09)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 8:47pm
Katharina N. Piechocki, NYU

35th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference, Arizona State University

"Translating and Mapping: Rethinking Literature in the Age of Globalization"

October 1-3, 2009

Panel: "Detours de Babel" between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe

Seminar Organizer: Katharina N. Piechocki, New York University

"If the past is a foreign country, it follows that even the most monoglot of historians is a translator." (Paul Cohen/Peter Burke)

Modernism, Gender, & Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA Montreal (November 2009)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 7:45pm
Stephanie Byttebier

Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his critique of theatricality, his foregrounding of a meta-theatrical skepticism, and his preoccupation with the key social issue of the position of women in society (Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism). This panel will seek to extend Moi's claims by asking if we can identify an "other," early or "original" modernism – one somewhat different from what Moi, borrowing from Frederic Jameson, calls the post-WWII "Ideology of Modernism" - in the works of various fin de siècle dramatists staging rebellious/fallen/deviant women.

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 6:01pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives as possible. The conference requests proposals that expand our knowledge of medieval and early modern historical studies, literary criticism, folklore, musicology and music practice, children's literature, cultural studies, anthropology, film and media studies, performance art and oral recitations, art history, literary history and theory, and philosophy. While our historical understanding of Robin Hood inevitably depends on literary and archival records, even these cultural memories have been shaped by the media that contain them.

[UPDATE] CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/26/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 3:32pm
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University

**CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE**

CALL FOR PAPERS
Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

The Graduate Students of George Mason University invite paper proposals for our 4th Annual Cultural Studies Conference. The Conference will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Literature/Film Quarterly (journal; no deadline)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:10pm
Co-Editors Elsie M. Walker and David T. Johnson / LFQ

Literature/Film Quarterly is the longest-standing international journal in adaptation studies, a field of inquiry into the ways that films are adapted from literature, history and other films. The journal invites submissions on specific text and film adaptations, the wide-ranging intertextuality of literature and film, the intersection of different media as they relate to adaptation studies, adaptation theory, teaching adaptation, interviews with film and literary figures on the process of adaptation, reviews of both current film adaptations and books on adaptation and/or cinema, and responses to any articles and reviews published in Literature/Film Quarterly.

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:04am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)

CPRACSIS Humanities Conference June 27 - 28

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 1:26am
c parcsis

The conference, "Rethinking Humanities" attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which interdisciplinary endeavours in all realms of knowledge respond to this effort. It is widely accepted that Humanities in the academia has encountered unusually critical challenges in the last few decades. The question of how these challenges are transmitted through the corpus and the methodological and canonical framework of traditional Humanities will be pivotal in the making of the conference. The conference attempts in a broad manner to address the following issues:

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 8:14pm
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

For attaining membership in the world community entails a willingness to doubt the goodness of one's own way and to enter into the give-and-take of critical argument about ethical and political choices.
Martha Nussbaum

Recovering Black Women's Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 6:36pm
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women's lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C. Collin's The Curse of Caste in 2006, the number of texts known to have been written by Black women has swelled considerably. However, these recoveries have not been without controversy. Recent questions concerning the race of author Emma Dunham-Kelley have triggered re-readings of her novels, Megda and Four Girls at Cottage City. The identity of the author of the Bondswoman's Narrative is yet undetermined, regardless of it being labeled and "canonized" as a recovered Black woman's text.

Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:33pm
Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on colonized lands through the centuries; cause because the supposed end of the colonialist era started world events of migration, hybridity, multiculturalism and relocation in the urban centers of former colonial powers. Several critics have already shaped the postcolonial discourse—such as from Said to Bhabha, from Achebe to Rushdie, from the Subaltern Studies Group to Anzaldúa—and the reality of our world today continues to offer numerous possibilities for discussion on postcolonial issues.

[UPDATE] CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:32pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:21pm
Sigrid Kelsey/ Louisiana 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:

Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (October 23, 2009 - October 24, 2009)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:13pm
Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing

CFP: 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) Conference

St. Cloud State University is proud to host the 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. The conference will be held on October 23rd and 24th at St. Cloud State University, overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We invite everyone interested in the role that computers and computer-mediated technologies play in composition to participate in this year's conference.

Trades, Call for Articles, Due 1 September 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 3:52pm
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University

How was skilled physical work practiced and represented in the eighteenth century? What are the pleasures and perils of labour for the body and the body politic? How does work's embodiment implicate or complicate subjectivity, sensibility, and sociality? How do gender, race, and class inform ideas of labour? Readings of trades in literature and the visual arts are welcome, and investiga­tions in the histories of economics, science, and technology are par­ticu­larly encouraged.

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:59pm
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk. Of particular interest are discussions of the ways that Steampunk engages with notions of time and historical discourse, the materiality of Steampunk, and the intersections of technology and literature. By May 20, please send a one-page abstract that includes audio/visual needs and a short vita (with complete contact information) to Kathryn Crowther, Georgia Institute of Technology at kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

Towards 'Post-radio' - Issues in the Transformation of Radio Objects and Forms

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:52pm
GRER - The French Radio Researches and Studies Network

Towards 'Post-radio' - Issues in the Transformation of Radio Objects and Forms.

PARIS, November 26th, 27th and 28th 2009

University Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne
(National institute of History of Art; Petits Champs Street; 75001 PARIS)

The French Radio Researches and Studies Network (GRER) organizes its fourth international symposium. After Bordeaux (2001 and 2004) and Lyon (2006), it will take place in Paris in November 2009. An international call with communication is launched, within the framework of the problematics and methods exposed below. Returns are awaited on 1st of May 2009.

Documenting Non-Western LGBTQ Identity

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:30pm
Chris Pullen/Bournemouth University

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (08/31/09; collection)Edited by Christopher Pullen Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identity in the developing and non western world, apparent within varying documentary forms, such as film, television and new media.  A central concern is to explore the social agency of media producers and performers, who offer new narratives of potential and progression, challenging Western orientated and traditional worlds.  At the same time some chapters may explore the significance of Western constructions of LGBT and queer identity, which have offered archetypes of political engagement for world wide audiences.  As a consequence this reader intends to foregro

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 12:13pm
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. The symposium theme is Images, Imaginations, and Beyond, but papers, presentations, panel sessions, and creative productions addressing all aspects of Native American studies are welcome, including but not limited to history, literature, law, medicine, education, religion, politics, social science, and the fine arts. The keynote speaker will be Heather Rae, the Cherokee film director and producer, whose film Frozen River received two Academy Award nominations this year.

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They're at Home?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 10:41am
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via advertising, film, popular psychology, popular music, new (household and workplace) technologies, as well as in profound developments in travel and communication, this panel seeks to push such analysis further. Papers are sought that critically explore articulations of modernism as they occur and are experienced in the everyday lifeworld.

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