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Ethnic Transformation in the Self and the City: April 8 - 11, 2010, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:32am
24th Annual Conference of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

People make cities and cities make people. Reductive as that claim is, it stands at the heart of much of the ethnic American experience. Immigrants originally inherit the cities in which they settle. Then, as they come to know their new culture and as their children grow and develop, they remake their communities, creating places that reflect the multiple strands of their origins. For scholars of ethnic literature, American cities stand, in part, as texts themselves. They reflect the immigrant experience as it has taken place, and they contextualize the possibility for future immigration.

[Update] Rupkatha Journal Invites Critical Writings on Indian Writings in English

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:49am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

We invite critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.

* For submission of critical writings, please send:

Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)

Ø Abstract (100-200 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

* For submission of creative works, please send:

Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)

Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.

Ø Abstract (100 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:18pm
Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies:
Climate, Culture and Change
in Western North America
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 13 – 16, 2010

This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Academics and other stakeholders from the wider community are invited to participate in this urgent and compelling dialogue. The conference invites academics from the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as activists, businesses, artists, and others to speak across the boundaries that conventionally divide them.

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

Update: Call for Cover Art Fall 2009

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:50pm
The Humanities Review

The Humanities Review, the literary journal of St. John's University English Department, is searching for the cover art for its Fall 2009 edition. The theme is American Identity--we are interested in anything that illustrates a piece of the modern American self or America today.

Details:
We are open to drawings, paintings, photography, and even pictures of original sculpture. All submissions should have a black and white or limited color palate (four or less) and not exceed sizes of 9x12".

Please send submissions in jpeg format to sjuhumanities@gmail.com or via snail mail to:

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identiy"

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 11:12am
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY - John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

CFP - Horror Politics

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 4:43am
Jura Gentium Cinema

It is through politics that affairs are governed, and order and justice are expected. However, the word "politics" often connotes corruption and abuse. Politics involve power, and power implies its own misuse. The double bind of politics is in its very inescapability. Politics serve to organize, yet simultaneously produce dishonesty through the abuse of power.

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