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Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE - Twentieth Century and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish - www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

THEMED ISSUE ON AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE – JULY 2010

OPEN SPACE/SINGAPORE/SOUTHEAST ASIA

full name / name of organization: 
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
contact email: 
ng.jenna@gmail.com

OPEN SPACE/SINGAPORE/SOUTHEAST ASIA

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

[Update] Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles and book reviews on Aesthetics of New Literatures English for Volume 2, Number 2.

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

Wiki-Planet? : Postcolonial Theory and Digitality (3/21/10; MLA 2011, Jan. 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amit Ray, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
axrgsl@rit.edu

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Graduate Student Academic Freedom (3/5/10; MLA '11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Graduate Student Academic Freedom”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus and AAUP, MLA 2011

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference

full name / name of organization: 
CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name/name of organization

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010.

Narrative and Intellectual Disability 3/2/2010

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
rea15@columbia.edu

MLA panel on Narrative and Intellectual Disability

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA 2011: He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

He’s the Silent Type: Modern Masculinity in Silent Film
Special Session Proposal for MLA 2011: Los Angeles

[UPDATE] Proposed Special Session MLA Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels (March 15 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Becker
contact email: 
sharon_becker@redlands.edu

Me, Myself, and Los Angeles: Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - Call for Film

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern”

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for publications Camino Real (2010/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin- Universidad de Alcalá
contact email: 
cristina.crespo@uah.es

The academic journal ‘CAMINO REAL: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas’ welcomes new submissions for its next numbers in 2010/ 2011.

Death in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The St. John's University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Death in Early Modern Europe

Asian American Literature Session, PAMLA 2010 (4/5/10; 11/13-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
nanma22@gmail.com

Papers (15-20 minutes) are invited for the Asian American Literature session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference, to be held on Nov 13-14, 2010, at Chamina

American Detective Fiction in the 21st Century, PAMLA, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 13-14, 2010 (Deadline for Proposals is April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Kareem Tayyar (Golden West, California)/PAMLA
contact email: 
paultayyar@earthlink.net

This special session will deal with how Detective Novels have treated race, class, gender, politics, sexuality, or religion in an increasingly destabilized contemporary American landscape.

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

Men in Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
mschw006@ucr.edu

Men in Feminism

UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference 2010, April 9-10
Conference Theme: States of Crisis

Social Media and Literary Analysis, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Wozniak / University of California, Los Angeles
contact email: 
hwoz@ucla.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for 2010 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey
contact email: 
L.M.Bell@surrey.ac.uk

Deadline for submission of abstracts for 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference at University of Surrey extended by two weeks until the 5th March 2010.

South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2010; deadline for proposals March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Claudia M. Champagne/South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
cchampagne@olhcc.edu

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

South-Central Conference
on Christianity and Literature
April 16-17, 2010
Doubletree Hotel at 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Conference Theme:

[UPDATE] "Re-Orienting Victorian Studies" Conference CFP Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Australiasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA)
contact email: 
avsa@ntu.edu.sg

Call for Papers
*Deadline Extended to February 26, 2010*
Re-Orienting Victorian Studies
25-27 June 2010
Keynote speaker:
Talia Schaffer (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

African Literatures - Journals and collections of essays

full name / name of organization: 
URI- Uiversidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missoes- RS-Brazil
contact email: 
linguaeliteraturauri@gmail.com

This CFP invites critical investigation on African literatures.

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