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Prison Writing / Writing Prison , Récits de prison / Figures de prison

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:28am
Deena Rymhs

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Literature
Prison Writing / Writing Prison

Guest Editors: Roxanne Rimstead (Université de Sherbrooke) and Deena Rymhs (July 2009, University of British Columbia)
Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2009.

Prison Writing / Writing Prison , Récits de prison / Figures de prison

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:26am
Deena Rymhs

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Literature
Prison Writing / Writing Prison: Contexts and Discourses

Guest Editors: Roxanne Rimstead (Université de Sherbrooke) and Deena Rymhs (St. Francis Xavier University)
Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2009.

Language, culture and ideology in the history of Anglo-Italian relations (Gargnano del Garda, Italy, 28-30 September 2009)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 6:07am
Giovanni Iamartino / University of Milan

The aim of the conference – which is organized by the Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Straniere Comparate of the University of Milan in cooperation with research groups from the Universities of Padova, Pisa, Leicester and Malta – is to gather together academics from as diverse backgrounds as possible (linguistics, literature, cultural studies, history, history of art, film studies, theatre studies etc) in order to study how ideological and cultural differences shaped and shape the relations between Italy and the Anglo-American world.

Call for Manuscripts: Academic Exchange Quarterly (Technology in the Humanities)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 4:07pm
Lin Lin

Journal: Academic Exchange Quarterly
Issue: Spring 2010 Volume 14, Issue 1
Theme: Technology in the Humanities
Submission Deadlines:
• Early: October 2009 (with opportunity to be considered for considered for Editors' Choice)
• Regular: November 2009

Dear Colleagues:

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov 6 - 8, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:22pm
Raina Kostova / SAMLA

SAMLA 2009

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century

Call for Papers

Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.

"Modernism and Nature" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 1:00pm
Emily Essert (McGill University)

Modernist representation of nature and human relationships therewith – particularly of animals – has recently received increased critical attention in studies such as Carrie Rohman's Stalking the Subject: Modernism and the Animal (Columbia UP, 2009) and Philip Armstrong's What Animals Mean in the Fiction of Modernity (Routledge, 2008). Recently-published theoretical work on animal/human relations – such as Donna Haraway's When Species Meet (U of Minnesota P, 2008), and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (Fordham UP, 2008) – can also help us to arrive at a richer understanding of textual animals.

The Artfulness of Play: Bridging Creative and Theoretical Discourses (Sept 25 - 27, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 12:28pm
University of Western Ontario, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.

Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 9:24am
Brian E. Butler/UNC-Asheville & Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009

The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body--M/MLA (November 12-15, 2009)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:23pm
Cammie M. Sublette

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.

This M/MLA session will explore constructions of race as particularized in physical as well as cultural fabrications of the body.

Explorations of the ways race inflects the body in gendered or ethnic spaces are welcome, as are studies of racial constructions of the criminal, sexual, medical, or historical body. All topics dealing with literature or cultural studies from any time period or area will be considered, but papers adhering most closely to the convention theme of "migration" will be given preference.

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:54pm
ASTR 2009, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers due Friday, May 15, 2009

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino

November 12-15, 2009

"Post Script: Essays in Film and Television" Special Volume Native American Film

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:51pm
M. Elise Marubbio

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Native American/Indigenous film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from scholars and academics as well as others, such as filmmakers, archivists and librarians, curators, teachers and the like.

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

Truth and Method Fifty Years After: Gadamer's Influence on the Humanities. Conference 26-28 August, 2010

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 11:38am
Leiden University, Netherlands

Truth and Method Fifty Years After: Gadamer's Influence on the Humanities

Almost fifty years ago, Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method (1960) appeared. Among philosophers and theologians, this classic study of interpretation has enjoyed a spectacular reception history. But what sort of Gadamerian influences can be traced in the humanities (history, art history, classics, literary studies, etc.)? How has Truth and Method changed the humanities?

"Bringing Walls Down" - Carbondale, IL - Oct 22-24 2009

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:15am
Foreign Language Film Conference

Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the third-annual Foreign Language Film Conference. The conference will take place October 22nd-24th, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

The theme for FLFC III will be "Bringing Walls Down." Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, we propose to consider how national cinematic traditions address the questions of walls (literal and figurative), changing historical realities, building and destroying (cultural constructions, physical barriers, genre preconceptions). Abstracts are invited in the following categories:

'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD', 25 SEPTEMBER 2009, MENTON

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 2:59am
DR GERRI KIMBER, KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD'

Menton, France, Friday 25 September 2009

A Symposium organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship

The year 2009 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, offered annually to enable a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola Bella in Menton, once the home of Katherine Mansfield. During a week of celebrations in Menton from 21-26 September 2009 to mark this anniversary, the Katherine Mansfield Society will be holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September.

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:06am
William Allegrezza

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein's work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:05am
William Allegrezza

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein's work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

Experimental Poetry and Form, 4/25

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:03am
MMLA

"Finding Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry." Many innovative poets have begun to re-incorporate, redevelop, or find new forms based on techniques such as counting. The participants will explore the variety of new forms, single author explorations of innovative forms, or the new directions in contemporary poetry signaled by combining innovative techniques with traditional forms. William Allegrezza, Indiana University Northwest, wallegre@iun.edu.

Consuming Cultures — (Deadline: 6/15/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:27pm
disClosure: a journal of social theory

The theme of this year's issue is Consuming Cultures. We are accepting submissions of articles, essays, creative work, reviews, and art that explore the ideologies, politics, and cultures of consumption fairly broadly. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. Questions and submissions can be sent to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Edgar Allan Poe and others

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:28pm
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.

This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: revista@452f.com

The City (September 24-26 2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality (2009 NEPCA Conference / Proposals due June 1, 2009 / Conference dates: Oct. 23-24, 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 4:57pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.

Romanticism and the Periodical in the Long Eighteenth Century, 27th-29th July 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 12:56pm
University of Hertfordshire

Keynote Speakers:

Greg Dart (London University)
Lynda Pratt (Nottingham University)
John Strachan (Northumbria University)

Although the study of periodical culture is the focus of increasing scholarly interest, the important literary and historical role played by periodicals before the Victorian period has so far been underexamined. This conference will bring together work in this area with the general aim of interrogating conventional periodizations of British cultural life from 1700 to 1840, and in particular of investigating whether the study of periodical culture lends support to the proposed alternative of a "Romantic Century".

Call for Submissions: Currents in Teaching and Learning

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 11:51am
Currents in Teaching and Learning

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Currents in Teaching and Learning
Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 2009

Currents invites submissions for its Fall 2009 issue, including:

—Short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words). We welcome both individual and group submissions. A group submission would present a forum consisting of two to four reports from different academic disciplines, with each report discussing a different approach to a particular pedagogical challenge.
—Longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles, and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700-7125 words).
—Announcements of work-in-progress and requests for collaborators.
—Book and website reviews.

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