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

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 2:24pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College

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

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 500 words to Benjamin Carson at

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
Calee M. Lee /

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Submissions due September 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Nov 13-14, 2009 (due August 31)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 6:02pm
University of British Columbia Committee for Medieval Studies

CFP: 38th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada, 13-14 November 2009

Writing the World: Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

'What can we know of the world? What quantity of space can our eyes hope to take in between our birth and our death? How many square centimetres of Planet Earth will the soles of our feet have touched?' (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, p. 78).

'… perceiving that the earth is a form of writing, a geography of which we had forgotten that we ourselves are the authors.' (Georges Perec, Species of Space, p. 79).

GEMCS 2009 Call for Papers

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 4:55pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

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

"Tracing Footprints"

October 22-25, 2009

Dallas, Texas

Deadline extended to July 14.

GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous


Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
Aberystwyth University

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".


Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:19pm

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held January 21-22, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

Shakespeare and the Environment (NEMLA, Montreal, April 7-10, 2010; abstracts due September 30, 2009)

Monday, June 8, 2009 - 3:16pm
Miles Taylor / Le Moyne College

In what ways does Shakespeare imagine the natural world in his plays and poems, and how do those depictions set the stage on which his characters act? In a tragedy like King Lear, Shakespeare envisions a nature that can strip away the layers and accretions of culture that have blinded the protagonist. Is that the same nature as the "green world" of his comedies? Or is the Forest of Ardenne not just a different space but a different kind of nature than the heath? How might we read the island environment of The Tempest, and Prospero's control over the elements? Do Shakespeare's histories posit a sense of the land itself, and if so, do they conceive of a workable way to live in harmony with nature?