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UPDATE: [20th] NEMLA update

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 10:32pm
Dr. Heather Levy

  The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Provisional Bliss
Panel at NEMLA has been extended until September 30/08. Please submit a
brief abstract which considers the question of whether same sex
relationships are a source of provisional bliss in Twentieth Century
British/or American literature. Papers which consider Elizabeth Bowen,
Henry James or Virginia Woolf are especially welcome. Please email me at
levyh_at_wcsu.edu.

CFP: [Professional] CFP: Roundtable discussion on Organizing in the Neoliberal University

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:04pm
Daniel Markowicz

Call for Participants: Organizing in the Neoliberal University

The casualization of labor in the neoliberal university has caused much anxiety concerning the
current conditions in the academic workplace and future of our profession. In response, different
constituencies, including adjunct faculty and graduate students, have made attempts to seek job
protection through unionization, with varying degrees of success. This roundtable seeks to
address the practical problems involved in such organizing efforts.

This roundtable will consist of six to seven participants. Each participant will be asked to give a
brief, five minute presentation.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

CFP: [Professional] Proposed Panel on Graduate Student Labor for Working Class Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 8:48pm
Heather Steffen

CFP: Proposed Panel on Graduate Student Labor
        for Class Matters: The 2009 Working Class Studies Association Conference
        University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
        June 3-6, 2009

The graduate student union movement of recent decades has taught much of academe what it
should have already knownâ€"that graduate students are workers in the university. This proposed
panel hopes to begin from this premise to analyze graduate students’ labor conditions, the
visceral and psychological experience of work and life under those conditions, and how they
impact graduate students’ work (research, teaching, service, etc.). Proposals are welcome for
papers on any aspect of this topic.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Deadline Extended - Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture (grad)

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 6:25pm
Judith Anderson

CALL FOR PAPERS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 26, 2008.

Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their
Medieval and Early Modern Contexts

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium hosted by the Medieval and
Early Modern Institute at the University of Alberta

December 4-5, 2008

Deadline for submissions: SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Deadline Extended - Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture (grad)

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 6:24pm
Judith Anderson

CALL FOR PAPERS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 26, 2008.

Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their
Medieval and Early Modern Contexts

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium hosted by the Medieval and
Early Modern Institute at the University of Alberta

December 4-5, 2008

Deadline for submissions: SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

UPDATE: [Medieval] Deadline Extended - Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture (grad)

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 6:24pm
Judith Anderson

CALL FOR PAPERS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 26, 2008.

Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their
Medieval and Early Modern Contexts

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium hosted by the Medieval and
Early Modern Institute at the University of Alberta

December 4-5, 2008

Deadline for submissions: SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

UPDATE: [Poetry] Dante's Heart Poetry Contest (Nov 1, 2008)

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 6:06pm
Daniel Fusch

Entries Due: November 1, 2008
Winners Announced: December 2008

1st Prize - $125 + Publication
2nd Prize - $75 + Publication
3rd Prize - Honorable Mention + Publication

Contest Judge:
Ever Saskya, Author of _The Porch is a
Journey Different From the House_

Entry Fee: $7 (USD)

CFP: [20th] Atwood and the Environment (ACCUTE May 23-26, 2009)

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 6:04pm
Tomoko Kuribayashi

Papers are sought that address Margaret Atwood's approach/es to environmental issues, including,
but not limited to, Canadian landscape
(e.g. the North), destruction of the natural environment in North America, neocolonial exploitation
of developing nations' natural resources,
science and technology (e.g. bio-engineering), and ecofeminism. Please follow the guidelines
found on the ACCUTE website (accute.ca) for proposal
submission and send the necessary documents to Tomoko Kuribayashi, tkuribay_at_uwsp.edu, by
November 15.

CFP: [Theory] Global Dictator Fictions Panel at ACLA 2009

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 4:55pm
Jennifer Harford Vargas

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

"The Form of Power, the Power of Form: Global Dictator Fictions"

Co-chairs: Ulka Anjaria and Jennifer Harford Vargas

CFP: [20th] Global Dictator Fictions Panel at ACLA 2009

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 4:55pm
Jennifer Harford Vargas

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

"The Form of Power, the Power of Form: Global Dictator Fictions"

Co-chairs: Ulka Anjaria and Jennifer Harford Vargas

CFP: [Ethnic] Global Dictator Fictions Panel at ACLA 2009

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 4:55pm
Jennifer Harford Vargas

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

"The Form of Power, the Power of Form: Global Dictator Fictions"

Co-chairs: Ulka Anjaria and Jennifer Harford Vargas

CFP: [Postcolonial] Global Dictator Fictions Panel at ACLA 2009

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 4:54pm
Jennifer Harford Vargas

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

"The Form of Power, the Power of Form: Global Dictator Fictions"

Co-chairs: Ulka Anjaria and Jennifer Harford Vargas

CFP: [International] Conference call

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 2:27pm
Malgorzata Sokol

Us and Them â€" Them and Us: Constructions of the Other in Cultural
Stereotypes â€" Perceptions, Challenges, Meanings, May 6-8, 2009, University
of Szczecin, Poland
We encounter “them” every day often unaware of “their” constructed nature
which results from our cultural standards and the perception of ourselves.
Preconceptions of the Other are chiefly articulated through stereotypes.
For sociologists stereotypes can initially assist in coming to terms with a
complex world. Then they might serve as a first key to access the
previously unknown. In intercultural communication their value is defined
by their potential of either opening new vistas of other cultures or

CFP: [Victorian] Tennyson's Futures, University of Oxford, 27-28 March 2009

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 1:34pm
Gregory Tate

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘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

CFP: [Gender Studies] Queer Autobiography

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 12:37pm
Richard Maguire

The Queer_at_King’s Research Centre presents a one-day conference on queer
autobiography:

TELL IT LIKE IT IS. TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T â€" QUEER LIVES REMODELLED

Friday June 12th 2009

 
‘Tell It Like It Is. Tell It Like It Isn’t’ continues on from 2004’s
successful ‘Queer Lives’ symposium which examined the ways we chronicle
the varied stories of our multiple queer selves. There are still more
stories to be told.

CFP: [International] 1st Global Conference: Digital Memories

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 8:29am
Dr Robert Fisher

1st Global Conference
Digital Memories

Tuesday 17th March - Thursday 19th March 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and
critically engage with the issues and implications created by massive
exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and
examine how on-line users form, archive and de-/code their memories in
cybermedia environment. In particular the conference will encourage equally
theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of
memory co-/production, re-/mediation, dissemination, personal/mass
interpretation and preservation.

CFP: [International] 10th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil

updated: 
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 8:23am
Dr Robert Fisher

10th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 16th March - Thursday 19th March 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine
and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers,
presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly
related to any of the following themes:

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