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UPDATE: [General] Poetries of Numerousness: an international conference on poetry and poetics (01/15/09; 5/14-16/09)

updated: 
Friday, November 7, 2008 - 4:43am
J. Mark Smith

Poetries of Numerousness: Singularities, Movements, Idealities

Poetries of Numerousness, a two-and-half day conference on contemporary
English language poetry and poetics, will be held at Grant MacEwan
College, May 14-16, 2009. Plenary events will feature the following poets
and critics/scholars: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Steve McCaffery, Erin Mouré,
and Les Murray.

CFP: [General] Voicing the Future in Latina/o Literature (ALA 5/21-5/25 2008)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:01pm
Elizabeth Anne Jacobs

The panel will explore expressions of the future in Latino/a theatre,
poetry and performance. Papers may focus on one text or performance, on
works by one author, or on multiple writers/performers within the Latino/a
ethnic group. Papers are sought that explore various kinds of imagined
futures in terms of dystopic or utopic environments, landscapes and
communities; political futures; gendered subjectivities and racial
constructions. I am particularly interested in essays that explore how
these futures are articulated and physically expressed, and hope to get
papers that examine these representations in contemporary Latina/o theatre,
performance and poetry.

CFP: [General] Update: CFP-Chick Lit. Panels

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Monday, November 3, 2008 - 3:56pm
Amy Lerman

Call For Papers: “Chick Lit.” Area
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 24-28, 2009
http://www.swtxpca.org/
Priority Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2008
Final Deadline: December 1, 2008

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

CFP: [General] Graduate Student Conference: Indiana University - Bloomington

updated: 
Monday, November 3, 2008 - 4:05am
Ana Maria Owusu-Tyo

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative
submissions for a National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Conference entitled "Transmission, Translation, Relocation" to be held
at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 26-28, 2009.

UPDATE: [General] Reception Study Society conference 9/12-13/2009

updated: 
Monday, November 3, 2008 - 1:59am
Philip Goldstein

Reception Study Society
CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 12-13, 2009
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers

James Phelan, Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.

Steven Zwicker Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington
University.

Barbara Klinger
Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. Winner of the
Katherine Singer Kovacs Award for best essay from the Society for Cinema
and Media Studies.

Michael Bérubé
Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

UPDATE: [General] CFP: Ecology & Ideology

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Monday, November 3, 2008 - 1:10am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which “peace”
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of “7 Deadly Sins for the modern age” includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

CFP: [General] Animal Studies and Native Literature Panel: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 9:04pm
Brian K. Hudson

CONFERENCE: First Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies
Association, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities â€" May, 21-23 2009

amin.umn.edu/NAISA2009

PANEL: Animal Studies and Native Literature
Animals, or the group of beings commonly referred to under that category,
have become the focus of current continental philosophy and literary
criticism. This panel is interested in studies addressing the depictions
of animals in Native literature. Papers that rely on Native-authored
criticism and theory are especially welcome.

Send a 500 word abstract by November 22, 2008 to Brian K. Hudson,
briankhudson_at_ou.edu

UPDATE: [General] ISLAND WRITERS

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 8:11pm
jeri pollock

ISLAND TIME: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World
June 3-6, 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for presenters to fill out a roundtable on island writers
(or artists, filmmakers, historians, etc.). We welcome abstracts on any
island region, but are particularly interested in the following areas: the
Caribbean; both Atlantic & Pacific island groups; ex-Portuguese colonial
islands, the Aleutian and Aegean groups; the Barrier Islands of the Eastern
US.

For further information, contact jeri pollock â€" jeripollock_at_gmail.com

CFP: [General] ISLAND WRITERS

updated: 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 7:37pm
jeri pollock

ISLAND TIME: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World
June 3-6, 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for presenters to fill out a roundtable on island writers
(or artists, filmmakers, historians, etc.). We welcome abstracts on any
island region, but are particularly interested in the following areas: the
Caribbean; both Atlantic & Pacific island groups; ex-Portuguese colonial
islands, the Aleutian and Aegean groups; the Barrier Islands of the Eastern
US.

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