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CFP: [Theory] Waiting Time, A conference at New York University

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 4:36pm
Comparative Literature Department at NYU

Waiting Time
New York University
Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Student Conference
April 17-19, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Marshall Berman

Waiting Time

What are we waiting for? What awaits us? While often dismissed as a period of wastefulness or
lost time, waiting may also intensify experience and become a condition in which to consider
questions of modernity, aesthetic process, politics, erotics and the tempos of everyday life.

CFP: [Film] Philosophy of Robert Altman

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:20pm
James South

Call for Papers

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ROBERT ALTMAN

Edited by James B. South
Series Editor: Mark T. Conard

Robert Altman was one of the most influential and controversial American directors of the last 40
years. Rising to prominence in 1970 with the release of MASH, Altman produced a body of work
distinguished by an exploration and expansion of the possibilities of genre, sensitivity to
character, emphasis on overlapping dialogue and multi-layered soundtracks, and a collaborative
approach to filmmaking. These characteristic features make Altman’s films uniformly
challenging.

CFP: [Graduate] The Power of the Word: Twentieth Century African American Writers (3/01/09; 4/18/09)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:09pm
Sharleen Dickinson

This panel seeks papers that examine the ways African American writers of
the twentieth century demonstrate “power” through their work. Papers on
poets, novelists, non-fiction writers, and dramatists are welcome. We are
interested in a variety of writers such as Langston Hughes, J. California
Cooper, John Edgar Wideman, Ann Petry, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Edward
P. Jones, August Wilson, Rita Dove, and Ernest Gaines, to name a few.
Papers that pay attention to the writer’s interpretation of political
and/or personal struggle, and how the “word” is used in that conflict are
of special interest. MLA format is requested. The deadline is March 1,

CFP: [Collections] The Three Minds of Black America

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:50pm
Lhea J. Copeland

The Three Minds of Black America:

Tresconsciousness and the Twenty-First Century

Are you a man, woman, teen or child of African descent who has been torn
by society’s expectations of race and class? Have you found yourself
developing different personalities in the workplace, in the church, in
the neighborhood, in the classroom, with your family and with your peers?
Are you struggling to find your true self that is comfortable in all
settings and situations?

CFP: [Travel] Routes and Roots: Identity and Intercultural Exchange in Travel and Tourism

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:29pm
Anthony David Barker

The price of oil fluctuates dramatically, airlines merge, travel agencies
go bankrupt and our carbon footprints deepens, but the hope remains that
people will be as addicted as ever to foreign travel. And countries like
Portugal, for whom tourism is the biggest driver of the economy, have to
believe that this continues through what promises to be a difficult next
few years. In a European context, more and more citizens of this continent
are crossing one another’s frontiers, tourist travel often being a prelude
to a longer and deeper acquaintance with the visited country. How many
trips result in people living, working and retiring abroad? Life-long

UPDATE: [Film] American Independent Cinema: Past, Present and Future - REMINDER

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:19pm
Claire Molloy

FINAL REMINDER- Deadline for abstracts for American Independent Cinema:
Past, Present and Future is 12th December 2008.

Liverpool, 8 - 10 May 2009

An international conference co-organised by Claire Molloy (Liverpool John
Moores University) and Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool).
Keynote Speakers: Warren Buckland (Oxford Brookes University), Geoff King
(Brunel University), Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia), Janet
Staiger (University of Texas at Austin), Steve Neale (University of
Exeter)

CFP: [Medieval] Marginalia 2009

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 1:40pm
Linda Bates

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
“And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche”

 
MARGINALIA
AN INTERDSCIPLINARY GRADUATE JOURNAL OF THE MIDDLE AGES

In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, the theme for the 2009
issue of the journal will be ‘education’. We invite submissions from graduates working in all
areas of medieval studies. The theme may be addressed via topics including:

• courtesy books
• grammars
• debate poetry
• fables
• the seven liberal arts
• artes praedicandi
• ars poetica
• pastoralia
• visual learning
• medieval studies and the academy

CFP: [International] 4th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberpunk and Science Fiction

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 12:38pm
Dr Rob Fisher

4th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Monday 6th July - Wednesday 8th July 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what
it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture,
cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the
possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons
and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national,
international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of
the following themes;

UPDATE: [Victorian] Instruction, Amusement and Spectacle: Popular Shows and Exhibitions 1800-1914

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 12:00pm
Jill Sullivan

Conference at the University of Exeter, UK 16-18 April 2009.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. Bernard Lightman, Prof. Vanessa
Toulmin, Prof. Martin Hewitt Dr. Jon Burrows, Dr. Ann Featherstone
  
This conference aims to examine the eclectic range of popular
entertainments in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, with a
particular focus on exhibition practices. The intention is to provide a
forum that brings together the range of research currently being
undertaken by different disciplines in this area, including film studies,
Victorian studies, history of science, performance studies, English
literature, art history and studies of popular culture.

UPDATE: [Medieval] University of Bristol's 15th Annual Postgraduate Medievalists Conference February 20th-21st 2009

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 9:26am
David Harry

The Conference is open to all postgraduates and is an ideal opportunity for
postgraduates who have not given a conference paper before, or those
wishing to practice papers they will be giving over the Summer. Financial
support may be available for those traveling to Bristol.

CALL FOR PAPERS FINAL REMINDER:

Centre for Medieval Studies,
University of Bristol, UK
15th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Conference
20th-21st February 2009

In recognition of the University of Bristol's Centenary we are pleased to
invite papers from postgraduate medievalists of any discipline on the theme
of "Tradition and Renewal". Topics may include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Victorian]

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 8:18am
joseph pizza

‘TENNYSON’S FUTURES’, 27-28 MARCH 2009, ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF
OXFORD

For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
-‘Locksley Hall’

I remember once in London the realization coming over me, of the whole of
its inhabitants lying horizontal a hundred years hence.
-Alfred Tennyson

UPDATE: [Graduate] Extended Deadline for Free Exchange Conference 2009

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:40am
Pilar Aguilar

 Call for Proposals (CFP):

Exploring Literary Space: The Dialectics of Inside and Outside

FreeX 2009, a Graduate Student Conference
Friday February 27 â€" Sunday March 1, 2009
Hosted by the graduate students of the University of Calgary’s English
Department
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

CFP DEADLINE: Thursday January 15, 2009

CFP: [Science] CFP: Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:29am
Lisa Uddin

Call For Papers

“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: City Space and the
American Environmental Imaginary,” panel for the American Studies
Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 5-8, 2009

CFP: [20th] CFP: Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis

updated: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:27am
Lisa Uddin

Call For Papers

“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: City Space and the
American Environmental Imaginary,” panel for the American Studies
Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 5-8, 2009

CFP: [Victorian] CFP: Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis

updated: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:26am
Lisa Uddin

Call For Papers

“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: City Space and the
American Environmental Imaginary,” panel for the American Studies
Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 5-8, 2009

CFP: [Film] CFP: Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis

updated: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:23am
Lisa Uddin

Call For Papers

“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: City Space and the
American Environmental Imaginary,” panel for the American Studies
Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 5-8, 2009

CFP: [American] CFP: Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis

updated: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 2:21am
Lisa Uddin

Call For Papers

“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: City Space and the
American Environmental Imaginary,” panel for the American Studies
Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 5-8, 2009

CFP: [Theory] Waiting Time, A Conference at New York University

updated: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 8:00pm
The Department of Comparative Literature at NYU

Waiting Time
New York University
Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Student Conference
April 16-19, 2009

Key Note Speaker: Marhall Berman

***

Waiting Time

What are we waiting for? What awaits us? While often dismissed as a period of wastefulness or
lost time, waiting may also intensify experience and become a condition in which to consider
questions of modernity, aesthetic process, politics, erotics and the tempos of everyday life.

CFP: [International] International Poetics & Linguistics Association (PALA) Middelburg, NL, 2009

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 5:33pm
Dr. Michael Burke

THE ART OF STYLISTICS

The 29th Annual Conference of the International Poetics and Linguistics
Association, July 28â€"August 1, 2009, Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg, the
Netherlands

CALL FOR PAPERS
The theme for the 2009 conference is 'The Art of Stylistics’. However,
proposals are welcomed on other subjects within the remit of the
International Poetics and Linguistics Association.

PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

UPDATE: [Collections] Literary Horizons Journal

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:15pm
PAUL MUKUNDI

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [Postcolonial] Literary Horizons Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:15pm
PAUL MUKUNDI

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in Literature. The topics may include but are not limited
to:

-The portrayal of Black women in the creative works written by authors of
other races;

UPDATE: [African-American] Literary Horizons Journal

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:14pm
PAUL MUKUNDI

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Literary Horizons Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:14pm
PAUL MUKUNDI

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

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