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OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality 08/17/09

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:22am
California Institute of Integral Studies

Call for Submissions

OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality is a peer-reviewed, academic, online journal published by the Women's Spirituality program at California Institute of Integral Studies. OCHRE provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for discourse on women's spirituality among a diversity of voices.

NVCQ Issue 11 – Creative Visions: Québec Cinema and its Auteurs

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 6:18pm
Nouvelles "vues" sur le cinéma québécois

Nouvelles « vues » sur le cinéma québécois invites emerging and established researchers, critics, filmmakers and enlightened film enthusiasts to submit article proposals for its eleventh issue on Quebec film and its auteurs, which is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2009.
www.cinema-quebecois.net

The Politics of Creativity

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:38pm
Thomas Girshin / Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

CFP / Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13pm
Franz Potter / Studies in Gothic Fiction

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews for its premiere on-line issue. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.
Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2009.

CFP: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Sea of Poppies'

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 1:55am
Dr. Neerja Arun and Dr. Rakesh Saraswat

We in India are bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. Contributions are hereby invited on Amitav Ghosh's The Sea of Poppies for incorporation in a volume to be brought out by November 2009. The title will address different issues related to theme, plot, language, anthropology, marine industry, new modes of perception and readership; theoretical foregrounding of the novel, politics of agriculture and theoretical analysis of particular texts. The essays should be within 4500- 7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.
If you wish to contribute please send the abstracts of your paper to
either of aforementioned e mail id by 15th May, 2009 as an attachment

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and the 1930s - MLA 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:40pm
Brandon Gordon

We are looking for a third panelist for a proposed MLA special session organized around the response of Southern writers to the dislocations that the South experienced in the 1930s as a result of the Great Depression. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South's under-developed, agricultural economy posed a serious obstacle for the country's overall economic recovery. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to generate support for economic reform and development, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts.

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 7:05pm
Brandon Gordon

We're looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South was particularly vulnerable to the dislocations of the Great Depression. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to propel economic reform, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts, valorizing the region's agrarian economic base and sought to maintain the South's organic, communal society as a bulwark against industrialization.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

Humanities June 27, 28

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 4:46pm
CPRACSIS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANC ERESEARCH AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

Third Annual Feminist Pedagogy Conference

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:02pm
FSG/WSCP CUNY Graduate Center

Call for Papers: Feminist Pedagogy Conference November 6, 2009

The Third Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled The Praxis of Feminist Pedagogy
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Fine

The Conference will take place on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

African Studies Area at Midwest Popular Culture Oct/Nov 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Music
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education

Writing Koot--Special Issue of Open Letter on the KSW

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:53am
Open Letter

Writing KOOT

Open Letter is seeking critical, literary-historical, and creative submissions for a special issue dedicated to the Kootenay School of Writing.

"Writing KOOT" will be guest edited by Gregory Betts and Robert Stacey.

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:12pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

Proposal Deadline: 06/15/2009

MAPACA War Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 4/30/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (mmuneal@emory.edu).

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Authorship, editorial history and literary life ((05/30/2009; journal issue)

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:34am
Denise Almeida Silva

Literatura em Debate (ISSN 1982-5625), a peer-reviewed digital journal published by the MA program in Literature at URI/FW, Brazil, seeks essays on: ethical and juridical questions on authorship, the historicization of the concept, author x authorship, authorship as a textual function. Other topics that are also welcome are: alter-ego, heteronym, orthonym, pseudonym, etc; involuntary and voluntary alterations and omissions in the editions of literary works;literary history and literary system ( producers, editors, receptors;activities in daily life, in bars, academies, groups , institutions and other locations of culture).

Stefan Zweig's Transatlantic Connections, Oct 1-3 2009

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:38pm
SUNY Fredonia

Papers are invited for an international Stefan Zweig Symposium to be held at SUNY Fredonia on Oct 1-3 2009. This symposium, the first major scholarly event on Zweig to take place in the United States in over two decades, intends to bring together scholars, artist, critics, and students from around the world to discuss Zweig's life and works. It will include keynote lectures by Klaus Weissenberger (Rice University) and Zweig biographer Oliver Matuschek as well as a manuscript exhibition with archival materials from SUNY Fredonia's extensive Stefan Zweig collection. The symposium will also feature the United States premiere of Sylvio Back's award-winning feature film Lost Zweig (2003) in the presence of the director.

Violence & Passion in 20c Irish Literature & Film (4/15/09; MMLA 11/12-15/09)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 8:46pm
Gavin Keulks

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Irish Studies Panel
2009 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 12-15, 2009
The St. Louis Union Station Marriott

Ireland's political history is of course tainted by violence, as are many of its greatest literary works. Other forms of violence are more domestic -- and stereotypical -— in depiction: heavy drinkers; abusive husbands/fathers/priests); gruff manual laborers; feisty women.

The lines between passion and violence are never clearly demarcated, and as Yeats depicted so famously in "Easter 1916," crossing their borders can produce surprising results, often equally disastrous and transformative.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 1:10pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

"It's A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama"

Configurations Special Issue: Ecocriticism and Biology (5/1/2009)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 10:38am
Configurations (John Hopkins UP)

Configurations has invited a special issue on the intersection of ecocriticism and biology. Articles on any aspect of the biological sciences and ecocriticism are welcome, but the following topics are needed:

- extensions/amplifications of Glen A. Love's Practical Ecocriticism
- ecocriticism, globalization, and the commodification of biological information
- biologists reading/responding to ecocritical texts (broadly defined)
- ecocriticism and debates within biology

Please submit an abstract of 500 words and curriculum vitae (as MS Word attachments) by May 1st to:

Dr. Helena Feder, Guest Editor
federh@ecu.edu

Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 9:34am
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

CFP: Looking for Cs 2010 panelists -- Technology, Textual Ownership, and Self-Sponsored Collaborative Writing Groups

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 8:13am
Rik Hunter / University of Wisconsin - Madison

Looking to put together a Cs panel on technology & self-sponsored (outside of the classroom) collaborative writing groups. I'm particularly interested in the panel concentrating on matters of textual ownership.

My research examines collaboration on WoWWiki.com, so if the focus is fan studies . . . someone looking at fan fiction, for example, would be a natural fit. I can also see the (textual) writing practices of fans producing machinima, fan films, game mods working well, too.

LECTURE: Professor Ato Quayson, UC Berkeley 4/23

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 5:25am
Center for African Studies, UCB

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: DISCOURSE ECOLOGIES AND STREET LIFE ON OXFORD ST., ACCRA
Lecture | April 23 | 12:30-3 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Lipman Room, 8th floor

Speaker: ATO QUAYSON, Professor, English & Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
Sponsors: Center for African Studies, Department of African American Studies, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Center for Race and Gender

CFP: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel (book collection), 5/15/09

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:26am
Tamy Burnett

We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection tentatively titled Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, which focuses specifically on the literary traditions and influences that shape and are reflected in the series. Our goal is to bring together a collection of essays that work primarily with Angel as a text to be addressed in the wider field of narrative and literature, since critical analysis of visual narratives in our culture is often related to our literary history and cultural consciousness. Often, our criteria for evaluating the quality of television draw heavily on the complexities of narrative structures and the reimagining of traditional tales or storytelling techniques.

Book Project-Graphic Novels and Libraries

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:07pm
Robert G. Weiner Texas Tech University Library

Call for Papers--Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues.

Graphic Novel publishing has exploded in the last decade. While, during the mid-1990s, it might have been possible for even a modestly budgeted library to acquire much of the published Graphic Novel output, now it is almost impossible even for libraries with big budgets to afford EVERYTHING published in this format. What was once considered a "cult" of devoted Graphic Novel readers and fans is now a part of the mainstream of readers. Graphic Novels is the one area of publishing that continues to grow year by year.

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