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Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 2:32pm
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

Scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Gender Studies, History, Medicine, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and others are engaged in attempting to understand the construction and consequences of motherhood. A woman's physiological ability to conceive, carry, and birth children, the assumption that the ability to raise children is a natural physiological trait, the ideological pressures to do so, the unique duties and responsibilities of motherhood, and subsequent rewards and penalties are just a few of the areas of inquiry found in literature.

1759-Adam Smith's First Annus Mirabilis: Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Theory of Moral Sentiments

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 2:20pm
Canadian and North East American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

The Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) and the North East American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) will be jointly hosting their annual conference in Canada's scenic capital city, November 2009. The theme of the conference is "1759".

1759 was a year of great significance politically, intellectually, and culturally. The year saw Canada won by the British, the unveiling of the British Museum, and the births of Robert Burns, Mary Wollestonecraft, and William Pitt the Younger.

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 1:11pm
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time. Proposals for papers are requested on this theme, focusing on the representation of the past and future in comics, or how comics capture the present, or how the comics form relies on sequence. Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes.

For more information contact Dr Chris Murray (c.murray@dundee.ac.uk), or consult the Dundee Literary Festival webpage: www.literarydundee.co.uk/

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 1:05pm
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference

"The Future ain't what it used to be" is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee. It will investigate questions such as: how have perspectives of the future changed over time, how is the future perceived in literature and the media today, and how do representations of the past help us to imagine the future? Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes. The deadline for proposals is 15th May 2009.

For more information contact Laura Findlay (l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk), or go to www.dundee.ac.uk/english/index.htm

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture (no deadline)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 11:39am
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture invites submissions for its 2010 issues. NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.

NINE publishes nonfiction articles, fiction, poetry, and solicited book reviews. The journal is published by the University of Nebraska Press and is available online through Project MUSE at http://muse.jhu.edu.

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 9:51am
Mater Dei Institute of Education

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts invites contributions for its forthcoming issue to be published online in December 2009. Research in the areas of religion or theology, education or the humanities will be considered for publication and contributors are also welcome to submit multi or inter-disciplinary articles that span more than one of these areas.

Articles should be 5-6,000 words and should conform to the Harvard author-date referencing system. The closing date for submissions is September 1st, 2009. Please send your article and a short abstract of 200 words to the following email address: paula.murphy@materdei.dcu.ie

Book reviews are also welcome.

'Thou prays't not well': Prayer in performance and society in the Renaissance, RSA Conference, Venice, 8-10 April 2010

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 8:02am
Joseph Sterrett, Cardiff University

This panel seeks to explore aspects of prayer in European culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. How was prayer represented in literature, plays or works of art? How did communities utilize prayer as a distinguishing feature for their religious identity, and how were these forms of prayer policed? More importantly, in what ways does the representation or prayer in literature and drama intersect with its importance as a means of defining religious loyalties and identities?

Medieval Chronicle Society at IMC Leeds 2010, 12-15 July 2010

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 4:38am
Medieval Chronicle Society


The Medieval Chronicle Society is sponsoring two sessions at the seventeenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 12-15 July 2010.


Session one: Travel and Exploration in Medieval Chronicles

Abstracts are invited for papers dealing with descriptions of travel, exploration, migration and/or conquest in medieval chronicles, and with relations between chronicles and travel accounts in other texts.

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 7:14pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

Update: Extended Deadline For Milton Session at RMMLA

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 6:08pm
RMMLA

Milton, a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2007, Snow Bird, Utah (resort near Salt Lake City; details can be found at www.rmmla.org). Papers on
any aspect of Milton. Email 1/2 page to 2 page proposals, for 15-20 minute presentations, by June 1, 2009 to daniel_at_panam.edu

29th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium (OCTOBER 9-11 2009)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 5:41pm
Harvard University Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social science topics; theoretical perspectives, etc.) for their 29th Annual Celtic Colloquium, to take place at Harvard University, October 9-11, 2009. Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are also invited. Attendance is free.

Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. There will be a short discussion period after each paper. Papers given at the Colloquium may later be submitted for consideration by the editorial committee for publication in the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium.

Dramas of Life in the Renaissance

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:45pm
Lloyd Kermode/ California State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Update to listing:

Conference details were omitted from the earlier CFP:

Conference: Renaissance Society of America conference
Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010

Previous CFP:

Why has human society consistently incorporated drama into its sense of self and community? Why do people want to watch other people "playing out" scenarios in history and fiction. Why are people compelled to live out stories and explain themselves and their relations to other people, places, and objects in dramatic ways? Where do we draw the line in historiography, theater history, art and literary studies between "drama" and the "dramatic" - between official play and the merely playful?

"Modernism and Ordinary Language Philosophy" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:40pm
Kevin Lamb (Columbia University)

J. L. Austin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Stanley Cavell have each influenced not only philosophy of language but also the practice of literary criticism. This panel invites papers addressing any aspect of the relation between these thinkers and modernism in the arts, from the mutual indebtedness of their philosophical writings and modernist aesthetics to the application of ordinary language philosophy procedures to the study of modernist writers. Please send 300-word abstracts and brief (2-3 sentence) bios to Kevin Lamb (KML2104@columbia.edu) by May 1, 2009.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:25pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are now 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.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:21pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are now 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.

The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories & Ideology [publication]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:16pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are now 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.

CFP: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 1:36pm
Amanda Wrigley



Proposals are invited for essays on the translation, performance and reception of ancient Greek drama in the period between and around the two world wars—so, very broadly speaking 1900-1950.

Essays which have an international focus or dimension are particularly encouraged: for example, discussions of translations and adaptations which engage with international politics; considerations of intercontinental trends in Greek play performance; or essays on the various receptions of internationally touring productions (such as Max Reinhardt's Oedipus, 1910-12, Harley Granville-Barker and Lillah McCarthy's Amercian tour of Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris, 1915).

Blowing Up Babel -- MSA 11 Nov 5-8 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 11:51am
Margaret Bruzelius / Smith College

for MSA 11 -- The Languages of Modernism, nov 5-8-2009

Blowing up Babel - escaping language in modernism
Margaret Bruzelius

Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 10:30am
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:43am
University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:37am
University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

Second call for papers: Worlds in Dialogue

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 3:37am
A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies

Second call for papers:
Worlds in Dialogue

A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children's and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).

Hosts: The School of Languages
and the Research Unit: Languages and literature in the South African context
Dates: 8-11 July 2009
Venue: North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Potchefstroom, South Africa

Final deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2009

Second call for papers: Worlds in Dialogue

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 3:34am
A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies

Second call for papers:
Worlds in Dialogue

A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children's and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).

Hosts: The School of Languages
and the Research Unit: Languages and literature in the South African context
Dates: 8-11 July 2009
Venue: North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Potchefstroom, South Africa

Final deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2009

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 7:45pm
ACE 2009/IAFOR

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

The conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas. ACE will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.

It is hoped that academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

Theme

[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 6:51pm
Brian Jones

The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at

http://enviroencyclopedia.blogspot.com/

CPF: Apocalyptic Belief and the Internet (Abstracts May 1)

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:30pm
Robert Glenn Howard

DEADLINE May 1, 2009

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
(Please distribute widely, and my apologies for any cross-posting.)

Network Apocalypse: Visions of the End in an Age of Internet Media

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:10pm
Alexander Huang / Penn State University

Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

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