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Youth and Sport

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 2:53pm
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) announces a call for papers for a special issue on youth and sport to be published in the summer of 2010.

Because the World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time in 2010, we are especially interested in articles dealing with youth and soccer or with the connections between sport and young people in Africa. However, the editors encourage submissions from historians working in any geographical region or time period and from scholars in other disciplines with historical interests in children, young people and athletics.

New Histories of Eighteenth-Century Satire (5/31/09 -- 10/8-11/2009)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 1:28pm
Christopher Vilmar / ECASECS

Eighteenth-century satire was, as contemporary observers knew, thoroughly implicated in the circumstances of secular history. Yet many of these contemporaries defended satire by explaining its acrimonious intervention in current affairs as incidental to its articulation of sacred moral truths. Samuel Johnson's definition captures this felt tension: "A poem in which wickedness or folly is censured. Proper satire is distinguished, by the generality of the reflections, from a lampoon which is aimed against a particular person; but they are too frequently confounded." And even today explanations of satire still tend towards a kind of "generality" that explains away many historical details as incidental or secondary.

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities -NEMLA- April 7-11 2010, Montreal, Canada

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 11:02am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities: The representation of immigration and immigrants through films is very often linked to the space in which they choose to live. How could we define the dynamic between the notions of immigration, spaces and identities through movies in today's cinema from different countries? How do immigration spaces foster the immigrants that live in them? How do these spaces affect their identity? Do immigrants also reshape the place where they have found asylum? This is the main frame of analysis that this panel will explore. Send abstracts to Carole Salmon Carole_Salmon@uml.edu and Maria Matz Maria_Matz@uml.edu

The 2009 International Conference on Robotics, Informatics, Intelligence control system Technologies (RIIT'09)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 12:45am
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mongkorn Klingajay / Robotics, Informatics, and intelligent control Technology Society

The 2009 International Conference on Robotics, Informatics, Intelligence control system Technologies (RIIT'2009) will be hold at the Rama Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand between 11st and 14th December 2009.

Robotics, Informatics, and Intelligence control Technologies (Reconfiguration Mechanism/Robot, Automation Control and Manufacturing System, Computer Application, Information Management including Nursing Information Management's products use in all aspects of human life and their increasing diversity but also to emphasize the necessity of managing the co-existence of modern informatics technologies for humans within a sustainable development scheme.

Division Street, U.S.A.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

Pietro Aretino: Publics, Publicity and Politics

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 6:15pm
Marlene Eberhart, McGill University/Making Publics Project

We are seeking a third presenter for a panel proposal examining aspects of publics, publicity and politics in the work of Pietro Aretino for the RSA conference in Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010. The main interest for this panel would be in close readings of selected letters of Aretino and his correspondents, and we welcome proposals from scholars from all disciplines engaged with Aretino scholarship.

Please send an abstract of 150 words (RSA limit, exclusive of proposed title) with current contact information and institutional affiliation to Marlene Eberhart, [marlene.eberhart(at)mcgill.ca] and Wes Folkerth [wes.folkerth(at)mcgill.ca] no later than Thursday, 21 May 2009. Please attach your proposal as a Word document or in .rtf format.

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 4:25pm
Brooke Comer, Chair, NeMLA

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

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:42am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

"Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities"
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

From the early 1960's till the late 1980's, both artists and researchers have focused on the body as a major site of exploration and theorization in order to challenge issues of gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:34am
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 9:20am
Purdue University

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical studies, magic, poetry, dragons, etc. Submissions are encouraged from scholars whose research is comparative in approach, particularly those investigating texts in languages other than English.

Please send 300-350 word abstracts to: bspangen@purdue.edu.

• Review of abstracts will begin June 1, 2009.
• Notification by August 14, 2009.

CFP: Shifting Foundations of Knowledge - Deadline August 7th

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 8:31am
Culture Frame: A Third-Culture Journal

Call For Papers: Shifting Foundations (Summer 2009)

Culture Frame's inaugural call-for-papers would like to address what it regards as a historical shift in the foundations of knowledge. The 20th century was marked by scientific development and implementation, especially in physics, chemistry, biology, as well as technological expansion. This remarkable century transformed human cultures' engagements with the scientific method. The result of scientific and technological impact on human culture and identity, from the automobile to antibiotics, from the double helix to the atomic bomb, is now evident in almost every moment of every day.

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 7:22am
Randy Laist/NeMLA

Call for Papers

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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

"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 3:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers
"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

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

Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:10am
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" in 2010/2011. The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for accessible articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 9:09pm
NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association

Margaret Atwood and Canada/ Canadians: Interventions, Influences, Interconnections
This panel attempts to situate the preeminent author Margaret Atwood within a Canadian context. Although much has been written about Atwood, little scholarship to date addresses her Canadian-ness and her relationship with other Canadians such as the artist Charles Pachter, or the novelist Margaret Laurence. Atwood has written extensively about Canadian culture and literature in her books Survival, Second Words, and Strange Things. As an early member of the editorial board of Anansi Press, she has been influential in the Canadian literary scene.

Re-Imagining Gender and Sexuality--SAMLA NOV. 6-8, 2009

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 8:36pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes essays exploring the different ways Modern British writers began to re-think human sexuality, sexual identity, and/or gender in their texts. Possible topics might include any of the following: the influence of Havelock Ellis's theories about human sexuality on specific writers, how writers respond to cultural discourse/debate about gender and sexual identity, sexual epiphany, sexual repression, social mechanization and the body, post-WWI society and shifting sexual mores, etc. Please email a title and a 200-300 word abstract to Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State University, shutchis@fhsu.edu. Deadline: June 25, 2009.

Resilience Narratives Panel, NeMLA Convention, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 6:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel invites papers that examine the significance of resilience in contemporary culture. In a wide array of fields, including ecology, health sciences, globalization studies, business and economics, the concept of "resilience" has become increasingly significant. Referring generally to a system or organism's capacity to "bounce back" following traumatic disruption, its contemporary currency reflects a sense of a constantly changing world. In ecology, resilience theory replaces traditional conceptions of stability or balance with models in which surprise plays a constitutive rather than an anomalous role in ecosystem development.

No Place Like Home: Localism and Regionalism in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 6:31pm
Evan Gottlieb / Oregon State University; Juliet Shields / University of Washington

Recent literary studies have generally assumed that regionalism emerged around the turn of the nineteenth century in response to the consolidation of the modern nation-state, imperial expansion, and industrialization, all of which tended to efface cultural, and to some extent geographical, differences among sub-national communities. Yet during the long eighteenth century, various literary and cultural developments—from newspapers, novels, dictionaries, and poems, to antiquarianism, topography, travel writings, and statistical surveys— reflected, and arguably participated in creating, local and regional forms of community.

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex' -- NEMLA Quebec Apr 7-11 2010

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 4:43pm
Stephen J. Gallagher

"Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex"

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

Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new
translation, this would be a good time to discuss some of the possibilities -- and some of the dangers -- that the new translation will present. Some ideas, intended to spur possible topics but by no means to limit them:

Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex'

updated: 
Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 3:28pm
Stephen J. Gallagher

Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new
translation, this would be a good time to discuss some of the possibilities -- and some of the dangers -- that the new translation will present. Some ideas, intended to spur possible topics but by no means to limit them:

There's nothing so sensible as sensual inundation": Mary Oliver's Search for Transcendence (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 1:10pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

Poet Mary Oliver has often been criticized by feminist critics for her close association of women with nature, an association some believe put the woman poet in danger of losing her identity and ability to create meaningful art. However, Oliver's poems suggest that such a connection with nature may indeed be a powerful, transformative experience as her poems investigate how one can merge with nature, experience the natural world and its wonders, and discover how to live fully in one's life. She suggests that we need to look, watch, and feel our experiences more carefully if we are to transcend ordinary moments and find more meaningful ways of knowing and being in the world.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:21pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference, November 13-15th 2009

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 12:00pm
National University of Ireland, Galway

We would like to invite all postgraduate students of medieval studies to Imbas, an interdisciplinary medievalists' conference being held in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway from November 13-15th 2009. This conference welcomes delegates at all stages of their research from all areas of medieval studies including language, history literature, art, archaeology and philosophy. The theme for 2009 is Alliances. Delegates are encouraged to view the theme as a broad suggestion rather than in any way restrictive.

Journal Issue on the Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities of Australia and New Zealand (30 Sep. 2009)

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 2:24am
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

The peer-reviewed quarterly Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will be published online from Wright State University's Lake Campus and will be published in limited print runs from the United States. The journal's editorial board is being finalized but already includes academics from a truly international range of colleges and universities.

[UPDATE] Journal Issue on Contemporary Indian and Chinese Fiction (30 Sep. 2009)

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 2:18am
Journal of Contemporary Literature

This is an amendment to the CFP posted about three months ago.

The December 2009 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature will be devoted not only to articles on contemporary Indian novelists, including novelists of the Indian diaspora, but also to articles on contemporary Chinese novelists, including novelists of the Chinese diaspora. The issue will be expanded to accommodate this expanded focus, which will make the issue contents more marketable as a collection of essays.

Articles should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, including notes. Documentation should follow MLA guidelines. Analyses of individual works, thematic surveys of multiple works, as well as comparative treatments are welcome.

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

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Friday, May 8, 2009 - 4:08pm
T. S. Eliot Society

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

This year's seminar will be led by Marina MacKay of Washington University in St. Louis. Professor MacKay is the author of Modernism and World War II (Cambridge UP), editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II, and co-editor of British Fiction After Modernism (Palgrave). She has articles published or forthcoming in such prestigious journals as PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, ELH, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Journal of Modern Literature, as well as in several essay collections.

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