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"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

Charles Olson Centenary Conference June 4-6 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University
contact email: 
olson-conference@sfu.ca

CHARLES OLSON CENTENARY CONFERENCE
June 4-6 2010
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver British Columbia

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

Shechem Ministries’ Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, T

“Also by this Author: E.D.E.N. Southworth beyond The Hidden Hand” (15 Aug 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa J. Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
contact email: 
mhomestead2@unl.edu

Southworth was one of the most popular novelists of the 19th-century, and her career was extraordinarily long -- she actively produced fiction for nearly forty years.

"Now See This!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics" (5/8; MSA 11/5-11/8)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Walter
contact email: 
cmwalter@umd.edu

Panel: "NOW SEE THIS!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics"
Conference: MSA 11, Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8 2009


[Update] The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Works of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

NEW DEADLINE: June 20, 2009

Performing Love / Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Cinema and Television - First Round Deadline: August 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Edney/Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
contact email: 
katedney@hotmail.com

"Performing Love / Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Cinema and Television"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 10-14, 2010

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

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

The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

SAMLA 2009: Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good.

Eudora Welty: A Centenary, Venice, Italy 17-18 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
contact email: 
mamoli@unive.it and pmchaney@gsu.edu

"EUDORA WELTY: A CENTENARY”
International Conference, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy, 17-18 November 2009. Proposals due MAY 15.

Questioning Identity--Representations of Class

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) @ Western Illinois University
contact email: 
SJ-Naslund

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at Western Illinois University in Macomb is currently accepting CFPs for their 6th annual conference, Questioning Identity—Representations of Class.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
Anna_Lee@frontiernet.net -- cathernr@stedwards.edu -- cristine.soliz@colostate-pueblo.edu

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

[UPDATE] Women in Popular Music: Permanent Vacation

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest, Midwest Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
patriciarudden@gmail.com

"Women in Popular Music: 'Permanent Vacation': Moves and Departures in Women’s Popular Music." A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist’s work

CFP: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (ASTR, Puerto Rico, Nov 11-15, 2009; Abstr. due May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
contact email: 
fnbecker@gmail.com

WORKING SESSION: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 11-15, 2009)

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, May 15, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[CFP DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2009] Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

full name / name of organization: 
A special issue of Comparative Drama
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk



Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

A Special Issue of Comparative Drama

40th Anniversary of Easy Rider, due 1 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Motorcycle Studies
contact email: 
chappellm@wcsu.edu

Call for Papers—40th Anniversary of Easy Rider

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA
contact email: 
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary

[UPDATE] CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/26/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University
contact email: 
dsimpso1@gmu.edu

**CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE**

CALL FOR PAPERS
Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

[UPDATE] Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Jones (Facts on File)
contact email: 
contemporaryfiction@gmail.com

The editors of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction are searching for (last-minute!) contributors. The deadlines for these entries are very tight -- ASAP to May 15 (at the very latest).

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

Recovering Black Women’s Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama
contact email: 
dfulton@as.ua.edu

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women’s lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C.

[UPDATE] CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
lundeliu@mailbox.sc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

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.

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process (edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Bouchard (publisher: Diversion Press)
contact email: 
jtwestmore@yahoo.com

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process
Edited by Jen Bouchard
Diversion Press (www.diversionpress.com)

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They’re at Home?

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
contact email: 
bradleyc@mun.ca

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via adve

[UPDATE] CFP: 19th Century Genre Migration; MMLA Conference, Nov. 12-15 2009; (Deadline April 26)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Helwig
contact email: 
TW-Helwig@wiu.edu

Nineteenth-century American print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts migrated from one genre to another.

[General] UPDATE: Sirens, a conference on women in fantasy (10/1 - 10/4; deadline June 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Moore, Sirens (Narrate Conferences)
contact email: 
jessica.moore at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 1-4, 2009
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate
Conferences, Inc.

CFP: “Bodies, Objects, and Circulation” at GEMCS 2009 (October 22-25, in Dallas, TX); Abstract Deadline: May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Huerta/University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
marisa.huerta@utsa.edu

Inviting papers on bodies, objects, and circulation in seventeenth- and/or eighteenth-century literature for a panel at the meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2009.

Seeking essays for a a volume on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

full name / name of organization: 
Michael J. Meyer
contact email: 
mjonmeyer@gmail.com

Seeking essays for a volume on Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2010.

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