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"Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" (12/20/09 due) Crossroads in Cultural Studies (June 17-21, 2010)

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 6:40pm
Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan

We are organizing a panel entitled "Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference (June 17-21, 2010) in Hong Kong. Please submit your paper proposal (500 words) by Dec 20th, 2009 to

[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec. 31, 2009 so the sooner papers/panels are submitted and accepted, the better the registration rates. Also, there is a special outing on the Road Runner train to Santa Fe, seats are filling up. Below is the original CFP:

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at

Disability and the Enlightenment

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of acting on stage or walking the streets of London -- the history of the disabled body has played a conspicuously minor role in these investigations. One of the reasons for the absence of a vigorous discussion of disability in the eighteenth century may have to do with the belief that such a discussion might be anachronistic, eighteenth-century England having had no operative category of disability.

[Update] CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:47pm
Sally Sanchez

Update CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Join us in sunny Albuquerque! SWTXPCA.ORG
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Durrell and the City: Reconstructing the Urban Landscape, July 7-10, 2010

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 6:01pm
Donald P. Kaczvinsky/International Lawrence Durrell Society

"Durrell and the City" will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Alexandria Quartet with a reassessment of the cities, especially Alexandria, that have been associated with Durrell's life and work. We will encourage a variety of perspectives and theoretical approaches—historical, biographical, sociological, psychoanalytic, textual, environmental and cultural—in order to create a "multiple-mirror" effect and explore how Durrell's cities are the major "characters" in his fiction.

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:50am
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

2010 American Studies Association of Turkey Conference: The Art of Language

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:37am
American Studies Association of Turkey

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez


Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:37pm


4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30 - Saturday May 1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University

Call for Papers

"Me from Myself, to vanish
had I art,
Impregnable my fortress,
of all heart
And since myself attacked me,
how have I peace,
except by subjugation consciousness,
And since we are mutual monarch,
how this be,
except by abdication,
me to me"

-Emily Dickinson

The Fictional North

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:11pm
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada

The Fictional North: Call for Papers
The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,
The Fictional North, to be held at The Pas Campus in The Pas, Manitoba, March 30-
April 1, 2010.