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CFP: [Collections] Is Paris Burning? Parisian Rap, Hip Hop and Civil Unrest

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:55pm
Richard Gray

Following the Paris riots of 2005, there emerged a backlash against
French rap and hip hop artists who were immediately blamed for inciting
the youth of the "banlieues" to riot. For many years, French rap and hip
hoppers had been writing music outlining the sub-standard conditions of
the "banlieues" as residents fought to overcome racism, poverty, and an
often poor relationship with the police. Most artists defended
themselves, stating that their music was never intended to incite
violence, but was rather meant to simply make known the problems that had
brought the citizens of the "banlieues" to riot.
 
For the upcoming essay collection, "Is Paris Burning? Parisian Rap, Hip

UPDATE: [Theatre] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:49pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:49pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Graduate] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:49pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Computing-Internet] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Poetry] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Bibliography] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [Theory] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

UPDATE: [20th] &quot;Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality&quot; 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
Elise Takehana

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

CFP: [American] ARLS at ALA: Islam in the American Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:46pm
Catherine Rogers

The American Religion and Literature Society sponsors two panels at the
annual American Literature Association meeting, to be held at the Westin
Copley Hotel in Boston, MA, May 21st -24th, 2009.

Papers are sought on any aspect of the topic “Islam in the American
Imagination.” These may include, but are not limited to, representations
of Islam and/or Muslims in American literature; writings by American
Muslim authors; and intersections of Islamic and American thought in
American literature. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes
long (about 10 pages of text). Send 500-word abstracts to

CFP: [20th] Representing 9/11, Social Negotiation, and Psychological Trauma (1/2/09)

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:05pm
Paul Petrovic

The 17th annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,
Illinois.

Since 9/11, there has been a call for authors to legitimately represent the
attack on New York City. Several texts, including but not limited to
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition (2003) and Jess Walter’s The Zero
(2006), utilize the 9/11 attacks as a psychological framework within genre
fiction to highlight the (in)stabilization, negotiation, and fragmentation
of individuals in society, while Don DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007) offers a
more literary attempt at directly representing 9/11.

CFP: [American] Representing 9/11, Social Negotiation, and Psychological Trauma (1/2/09)

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:03pm
Paul Petrovic

The 17th annual Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,
Illinois.

Since 9/11, there has been a call for authors to legitimately represent the
attack on New York City. Several texts, including but not limited to
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition (2003) and Jess Walter’s The Zero
(2006), utilize the 9/11 attacks as a psychological framework within genre
fiction to highlight the (in)stabilization, negotiation, and fragmentation
of individuals in society, while Don DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007) offers a
more literary attempt at directly representing 9/11.

UPDATE: [Graduate] St. John's University English Graduate Conference: Submission Date CORRECTION

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 5:37pm
Michael Jacobs

Please note that the submission deadline for the St. John's University
English Graduate Conference is January 15, 2009, NOT 2008 as stated on
the original CFP.

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CFP: [International] Comics Conference India C PRACSIS.ORG

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 5:35pm
C.S.Biju

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
‘Re’ Presenting Comics: Transgressions in Media and Culture
 
Of late, the study of Comics(Comic strips, Cartoons and Graphic Novels)
once relegated to the realm of ‘Low Art” has been attracting a lot of
attention from academia all over the world with its production,
dissemination and reception being considered as valid and major form of
cultural exchange and signifying process. C PRACSIS (Centre for
performance research and cultural studies in South Asia) Invites from
researchers, academicians and practitioners of the art, papers that
examine Comics, Cartoons and Graphic Novels (but not restricted to)
• As cultural and social signifiers

CFP: [General] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Science] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Theory] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [20th] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Victorian] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Romantic] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:21pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Professional] CFP âTeaching Germaine de Staëlâ

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 3:52pm
Rudy de Mattos

Call for Paper
The Germaine de Staël Society for Revolutionary and Romantic Studies
enthusiastically solicits your participation in the international
symposium
scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 at Washington University in Saint Louis
GERMAINE DE STAEL TODAY: CURRENTS AND CROSS-CURRENTS

“Teaching Germaine de Staël” (Roundtable). Rudy de Mattos, Department of
Foreign Languages, Louisiana Tech University, PO Box 3086, Ruston, LA
71272; Tel: (318) 257-5249; Email: demattos_at_latech.edu

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP Whasington University Saint Louis, May 2009

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 3:51pm
Rudy de Mattos

Call for Paper
The Germaine de Staël Society for Revolutionary and Romantic Studies
enthusiastically solicits your participation in the international
symposium
scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 at Washington University in Saint Louis
GERMAINE DE STAEL TODAY: CURRENTS AND CROSS-CURRENTS

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 3:47pm
Rudy de Mattos

Call for Paper
The Germaine de Staël Society for Revolutionary and Romantic Studies
enthusiastically solicits your participation in the international
symposium
scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 at Washington University in Saint Louis
GERMAINE DE STAEL TODAY: CURRENTS AND CROSS-CURRENTS

CFP: [18th] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 3:46pm
Rudy de Mattos

Call for Paper
The Germaine de Staël Society for Revolutionary and Romantic Studies
enthusiastically solicits your participation in the international
symposium
scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 at Washington University in Saint Louis
GERMAINE DE STAEL TODAY: CURRENTS AND CROSS-CURRENTS

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting ACLA 2009 seminar

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:06pm
Andrea Opitz

American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz

**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**

This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting ACLA 2009 seminar

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:05pm
Andrea Opitz

American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz

**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**

This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting ACLA 2009 seminar

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:05pm
Andrea Opitz

American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz

**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**

This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?

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