category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life (30 Sept 20090

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe McMillan
contact email: 
zoe@msu.edu

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life

We seek proposal submissions of 250-500 words for a collected edition of essays on women’s cultural experiences in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). While we do not wish to disenfranchise anyone, we do ask that you be a biological woman actively participating in SL. Submissions preferred via avatar name and using an avie email address in keeping with the spirit of SL; however, submissions under real world names and emails are accepted. Proposals may be theory based or narratives. If theory based, proposals should indicate the theoretical framework you are using and mention at least one theorist. Please do not feel limited to an academic styled proposal. We value the experiences that every woman has in SL and welcome all anecdotal/narrative styled proposals as well.

The Marketplace in/and Twentieth-Century Literature (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010; submission deadline: 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
sbcanaday@aacc.edu

Ezra Pound once wrote, "Nothing written for pay is worth printing.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

CFP: Analytic Philosophy and the Novel (NeMLA; Due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett, Asst. Professor of English, UCI / NeMLA
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu


C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Inaugural Conference, 5/20/10-5/23/10

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
Hester.Blum@psu.edu

Call for Papers

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Call for Contributors: Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marilyn Sandidge
contact email: 
msandidge@wsc.ma.edu

Papers on any aspect of friendship in the broadest sense during the Middle Ages or early modern period are welcomed for an upcoming volume published by Walter de Gruyter Press.

Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; B

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/ALISE - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Myth and Reality: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland (Oct. 29-30; due 08/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS, at Dalarna University
contact email: 
cza@du.se

According to mythographer Lewis Spence a myth explains “our relation to the universe, the environment or a social programme”.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present - 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, 16 and 17 October 2009, Austin TX

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
sessolo@mail.utexas.edu

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference "Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present" to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16 and 17, 2009, has been postponed t

[UPDATE] 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

On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments (12/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Kareem Tayyar (Golden West, California) and Sämi Ludwig (UHA Mulhouse, France)
contact email: 
paultayyar@earthlink.net; samuel.ludwig@uha.fr

CFP:
On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed:
Contemporary Reassessments

(Re)Writing Anaïs Nin and Her Diaries

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rspear1@tigers.lsu.edu

41st Convention, NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

(Re)Writing Anaïs Nin and Her Diaries

You carry away with you a part of me reflected in you…

Graduate Conference: Enterprising Creativity [November 6-7]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds
contact email: 
allan_johnson@mac.com

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY:
INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

University of Leeds
6-7 November 2009

CFP Third International and Interdisciplinary Emotional Geographies Conference, due date 07/17/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Gilbert Caluya, University of South Australia
contact email: 
gilbert.caluya@unisa.edu.au

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Call for papers

Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum: “Time, Temporality, History”

full name / name of organization: 
Plymouth State University
contact email: 
PSUForum@gmail.com

Plymouth State University
31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday 16-17 April 2010

Call for Papers and Sessions
“Time, Temporality, History”

CHARLES CHESNUTT AND HUMAN RIGHTS and CHESNUTT OPEN CALL (SAMLA Nov. 6-8, 2009; due 6/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University
contact email: 
wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 15 July 2009.

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

For further information, accommodation possibilities and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

[UPDATE] "Carver Across The Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paul Grant, Memorial University of Newfoundland
contact email: 
pgrant@swgc.mun.ca

CARVER ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES to TEACHING the FICTION and POETRY of RAYMOND CARVER
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Edited by Paul B. Grant

GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

full name / name of organization: 
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
contact email: 
rsudan@SMU.EDU

Deadline extended to July 14.

Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: September 1, 2009. Austin, Texas

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
18coloquiout@gmail.com

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
kbrandt@scad.edu

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009.

[UPDATE]The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell/ SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 6-8 2009)
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

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

The Silent Figure in Literature, Film, Culture

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
berkeley.kaite@mcgill.ca

The figure of the silent person endures as one of fascination. The silent character is a site for the projected voices, concerns, investments and anxieties of others.

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts
contact email: 
jventuri@spanport.umass.edu

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:

Transformations of Antiquity in the Long Eighteenth Century NeMLA Montréal 2010 (submit paper abstract by Sept. 30th 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ulrike Wagner, Columbia University
contact email: 
auw2101@columbia.edu

Northeast Modern Language Association in Montréal, Quebec
April 7-11, 2010

Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

full name / name of organization: 
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA
contact email: 
ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

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