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American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century MA Dissertation

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:39am
Ashley Roop, MA student, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

I am working on a Masters degree at Central Saint Martins in London and for my dissertation I am designing a hypothetical exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I will also be publishing a corresponding catalog (200+ pages) to go along with the exhibition. Being a fan of Polynesian Pop and all things tiki for nearly half my life and given total free reign to chose whatever topic I want, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to work on a major project I really cared about. My project will focus on the Polynesian Pop movement of the mid-20th century rather than today.

Photography & International Conflict

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Genre Migration in Antebellum Popular Print Culture (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:25am
Timothy Helwig/Western Illinois University

Antebellum popular print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts regularly migrated from one genre to another. For example, popular city-mysteries of the 1840s and 1850s drew upon sensational crime-reporting and were often first serialized in weekly story papers and then printed in a series of pamphlets before being compiled and sold as complete novels. This session invites papers that explore any aspect of genre migration during the rich emergence of the penny press, the black press, and the labor press in the pre-Civil War period. How does the migration of texts from one genre to the next affect their meaning and their reception? What common interests did these print sources share on questions of racial, ethnic, or class identity?

[Reminder] Asian Literature Panel at PAMLA (Deadline 3/15/09)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:54pm
So Young Park / Gustavus Adolphus College

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
November 6 and 7, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Papers are solicited on any aspect of Asian literature or film, especially with a transnational focus. Please submit 500-word proposals by March 15 via the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals.

For information, please contact So Young Park (sopark.phd at gmail.com).

Searching for people who sent in an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and psychoanalysis"

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 5:07pm
Linda Pedersen

Dear Contributors

I got informed from the editors that more than 90 paper proposals had submitted an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis". Unfortunately it was not all of us who got a place within the publication. I am trying to gather the contributors who are interested in the topics on -racialization and the production of "national skins" and migration, critical whiteness and Psychoanalysis, to make another publication on this more specific themes. If you are interested in this "alternative" publication, please contact me.

Best regards

Linda Pedersen
email: sursol@hotmail.com

Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse - April 30, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:36pm
Erin B. Waggoner

Call for Papers!

"If you're doin' it, I think you should be able to say it": Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse

The editors of this book proposal are searching for scholarly essays that relate to the rhetoric of sexuality and gender in the works of Joss Whedon. We're looking for essays that range from all characters, ideas, themes, or anything else that's vampirifically intriguing. The essays can range from any work in the Whedonverse, from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to the current Fox show, Dollhouse.

Little Magazines and Modernism (Proposed MLA Special Session - 12/27/09-12/30/09)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 3:12pm
Belinda Wheeler

What is gained or lost when reading T.S. Eliot's _The Waste Land_ alongside early 1920s little magazines? Does such a reading enhance our perception of modernism? Please email 250-word abstracts by March 17 to Belinda Wheeler (bwheeler@siu.edu).
Please note: Papers can focus exclusively on Eliot's work or they use Eliot's work as a touchstone for their wider argument.
This call is for a proposed special session for this year's MLA - i.e. it has yet to be approved.
More information about the conference can be located at
http://www.mla.org/convention

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

1st Global Conference: Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 8:11am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
A Diversity and Recognition Project

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Gothic and Horror Studies: Journal CFP

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:58am
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

CFP: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #6

The online, peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothich orrorjournal. homestead. com) is seeking article submissions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2009. Past contributors have included David J. Skal, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Jancovich and Kim Newman. The Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2009.

Teaching Problem Solving and Learning

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:57am
Robert William Cobb/ Chungwoon University

The Behaviorist views and theories are limited and inadequate when dealing with the issue of teaching problem solving and learning. Other views and theories will be explored such as the Cognitive view, memory and motivation theories, and how these views and theories would be applied to problem solving, teaching and classroom methods.

Humanities in 21 Century

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:42am
c pracsis

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the 'Visual'
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

M/C Journal 'obsolete' Issue

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:41pm
M/C Journal (http://journal.media-culture.org.au)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10 March 2009

M/C - Media and Culture
http://www.media-culture.org.au/
is calling for contributors to the 'obsolete' issue of

M/C Journal
http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal.

[UPDATE] Expertise in the Early Modern World (grad) - 5/8-5/9/2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:44pm
Princeton Renaissance Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

EXPERTISE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference sponsored by the Princeton
University Renaissance Studies Program

May 8-9, 2009 at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Keynote speaker: Sarah Blake McHam, Department of Art History, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline March 15, 2009)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 4:49pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat


This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.


Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:27pm
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Liberal Arts.

"H.G.Wells, Modernism, and Modernity" Special Session 2009 M/MLA Annual Convention

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:25pm
MMLA November 12-15, 2009, Union Station Marriott, St. Louis, Missouri

H.G. Wells was convinced that writing must communicate a direct social purpose and that its aesthetic qualities must be joined inextricably with it, which put him, necessarily, at odds with much of the Modernist aesthetics of the early 20th century (especially the idea of art for art's sake). And yet, Wells' rejection of certain aspects of emerging Modernism was not a disavowal of writing that concerns itself with beauty, truth, and pleasure (the realm of aesthetics); nor was it an implicit critique of aesthetic sensibility and its socio-historical significance. Rather, for Wells, to abstract the realm of the aesthetic from everyday life, from the here and now, was to make it largely irrelevant.

Francis William Newman Graduate-Student Essay Contest

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 2:16pm
Journal: Intellectus ante Fidem / Francis William Newman Society

The FWNS sponsors the annual Francis William Newman Graduate Student Essay Contest and welcomes qualified submissions from March through July.

Intellectus ante Fidem is to be published under the auspices of the Francis William Newman Society by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It will be made available in digital format to institutional and individual subscribers through the database POIESIS. For details, please see our posting: http://www.fwnewman.org/Journal/index.html

Consider David Foster Wallace, A Conference - University Of Liverpool, 29/30 July 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:53pm
University Of Liverpool

The passing of the writer David Foster Wallace in September 2008 presents not only a tragic and significant loss to the literary world, but also an important opportunity to consider the impact and magnitude of the remarkable body of work he leaves us. From the irreverency and piercing social commentary of his journalism in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Consider The Lobster to the monumental, sprawling majesty of his gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, Wallace's writing is increasingly considered to be one of the most significant literary canons of the second half of the twentieth century.

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

The Veil and Cultural Dialogue/Conflict in Global Fiction, 4-5th May 2009,

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:12am
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Call for Papers:

The Veil and Cultural Dialogue/Conflict in Global Fiction, 4-5th May 2009, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Deadline: 25th March 2009
Contact: Dr Tabish Khair, tabish_khair@hotmail.com AND engtk@hum.au.dk

The veil has become a common sign of cultural conflict in many parts of the world. It can also be seen as a topic for cultural dialogue.

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry (Submissions Deadline 17 April 2009)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:26am
Gylphi Limited

Editors:
Professor Robert Sheppard (shepparr@edgehill.ac.uk) Edge Hill University
Dr Scott Thurston (S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk) University of Salford
Reviews editor:
Piers Hugill (phugill@soton.ac.uk) University of Southampton

Call for Submissions: Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
(http://www.gylphi.co.uk/poetry)

DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN ISSUE 1 - FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2009

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:27am
Mark West / University of Glasgow

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

This issue emphasises cross-cultural Atlantic exchanges, noting that the ocean has served not to separate but to connect
the peoples of the Atlantic continents - Africa, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe - from 1492 to the present day. 'Atlantic Exchanges' seeks to encourage inter-cultural perspectives in a variety of disciplines.

eSharp welcomes submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and contributors are invited to interpret the theme broadly.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

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