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SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Chicana/o Literature, Culture, Film

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:23pm
Jeanette Sanchez/SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 31st annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10 through 13, 2010. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights, museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities.

Comics and Comic Book Culture

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 9:55am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

[UPDATE] Modern Language Studies reviews

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:58pm
Modern Language Studies

Many thanks to those who have an expressed an interest in reviewing for MLS. Unfortunately, I have already sent out all of the books listed in the previous announcement. If, however, there is a book suitable for review in MLS that you would like to review, please let me know. Modern Language Studies specializes in the review of primary texts, including critical editions, pedagogical works, and hypertext publications, though at this time we are also seeking reviews of books that deal with torture.
--Randy Robertson

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:32pm
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature

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

Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University

Monstrous Binaries: Monster Theories in/at Play, SEMA, Oct. 15-17 2009, Abstracts Due June 11 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 2:15pm
Babel Working Group

"It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty."—Alfred Jarry, "Les Monstres"

Whether or not it is beautiful, the monster is certainly inexhaustible. The BABEL Working Group invites submissions that explore the inexhaustibility of literary monsters as they both demand and defy binary characterizations. How might binary models explain, occlude, or displace other monstrous possibilities? The invitation is purposefully open and might include approaches that range from postcolonial theory to Russian Formalism, from queer theory to ecocriticism (and all points in between/beyond).

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:04pm
Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship (roundtable)

In 2002, Peter Elbow proposed that the Cultures of Literature and Composition learn from one another to both improve scholarship and pedagogy and heal the longstanding gulf between the two fields. Since the publication of Elbow's article, how has the relationship between Composition and Literary Studies changed? What challenges remain to inhibit their alliance?

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:50am
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of
philosophy, to technologies of writing and war, to the criteria of humanity.

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:48am
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
NYCEA CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

3rd Global Conference: Persons, Intimacy and Love (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:31am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Persons, Intimacy and Love

Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This research conference seeks to explore issues of intimacy and love within the context of persons and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical, contextual and cultural perspectives. Seeking to encourage innovative inter, multi and post disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it is to be a person and what it means for persons to stand in individual, social and national relationships of intimacy, love, desire and friendship.

2nd Call for Articles, Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:11am
URV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona. Spain)

The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies is launching a CALL FOR ARTICLES for its SECOND ISSUE, which will be published in SPRING 2010

The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies (CJCS) is committed to publishing research and scholarship on the analysis of media and culture. The journal pays particular attention to the Catalan cultural and media systems or to any broader issue in this field of specific interest from a Catalan perspective.

c pracsis International Confernce June 27&28,2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:31pm
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia.

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

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:20pm
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art

Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due 12/1/09

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

[REVISED] Modern Drama OPEN TOPIC - DEADLINE EXTENDED - JUNE 20

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:03pm
SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association)

REVISED - The Modern Drama session of the 2009 SCMLA conference in Baton Rouge is now classified as "Open Topic." Scholarly works regarding any aspect of Modern Drama are welcome. This includes works concerning drama written in languages other than English, though the presentation should be made in English. Graduate students are encouraged to submit. All submissions should include an abstract of 300 words and a brief biographical sketch. Please send to cassandra.neace@gmail.com before JUNE 20, 2009.

"Science and Religion: An Evolving Dialogue" - Lyceum 2009 - Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:44pm
Unity Institute

This call for papers is seeking submissions for Unity Institute's Lyceum 2009 - "Science and Religion: An Evolving Dialogue", September 30-October 3, 2009.

Theologians, ethicists, philosophers, and other students of religion are encouraged to submit papers. We are also interested in receiving papers for Lyceum 2009 by scientists and social scientists. Considerable thematic leeway will be allowed for high-quality, innovative work related to the main theme. Deadline for submissions of abstracts is June 30, 2009. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 15, 2009.

Quality academic presentations by graduate students will also be considered.

Double Agencies: Parsing Dissent between LGBITQ Studies and Queer Theory--NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:27pm
Raji Singh Soni, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 41st Annual Convention

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
41st Annual Convention
Gay/Lesbian Area Panel
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
http://www.nemla.org/convention/montreal.html

Reflecting a disciplinary turn in the 1990s from studies in feminism to theories of gender, the grand performative shift from identity-based gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, and transgender studies to poststructuralist queer theory has in recent years been subject to scrutiny and reevaluation.

National Central University Journal of Humanities

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:23pm
National Central University Journal of Humanities

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Call for Papers

1. The National Central University Journal of Humanities is a purely
academic journal sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts of National
Central University. As of July 2007 it will become a quarterly journal, with
issues appearing in January, April, July, and October.

2. The main goal of the journal is to promote "interdepartmental,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural" humanities research, and we welcome
contributions from domestic and foreign scholars on related topics in
literature, history, philosophy, art, society, or culture.

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 1:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

Human Rights and Cinema

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:29pm
Virginia Bonner/SAMLA 2009 Conference in Atlanta

Human Rights and Cinema
In keeping with the theme of the 2009 SAMLA Atlanta convention, this panel seeks papers that address the link between human rights and the humanities via national cinema(s). Possible topics may include but are not limited to: Ethics, Theories of Spectatorship, Documentary, Memory and Trauma, Individual vs. Collective Consciousness, Living in Exile, and Politics and Humanities. By June 14, 2009, please send proposals of approximately 500 words with presenter's name, academic affiliation and contact information (including e-mail and mailing addresses) to Virginia Bonner, Clayton State University, at
vbonner@clayton.edu

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:53am
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 June 1, 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

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