category: general announcements

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Department of English and Strathy Language Unit
contact email: 
jm27@queensu.ca

Proposals for papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Davies Group Publishing
contact email: 
poirielj@muohio.edu

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT PROPOSALS

CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES: NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION AND HISTORY
published by THE DAVIES GROUP

Series Description:

40 Years of Philological Studies in Sibiu, 19-21 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
School of Letters and Arts

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:
40 YEARS OF PHILOLOGICAL STUDIES IN SIBIU

19-21 November 2009

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Between Present and Past: Nostalgia in Francophone Literature; NeMLA April 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amy L. Hubbell, Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubbell@ksu.edu

“Nostalgia tells it like it wasn’t,” according to David Lowenthal’s 1989 article, yet many are compelled to cling to their longing for the past.

[UPDATE]--Women's Studies deadline extended to 6/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
acastaldo@mail.widener.edu

WOMEN’S STUDIES AT MAPACA
The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Boston, MA
November 5-7, 2009

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life (30 Sept 20090

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe McMillan
contact email: 
zoe@msu.edu

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life

We seek proposal submissions of 250-500 words for a collected edition of essays on women’s cultural experiences in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). While we do not wish to disenfranchise anyone, we do ask that you be a biological woman actively participating in SL. Submissions preferred via avatar name and using an avie email address in keeping with the spirit of SL; however, submissions under real world names and emails are accepted. Proposals may be theory based or narratives. If theory based, proposals should indicate the theoretical framework you are using and mention at least one theorist. Please do not feel limited to an academic styled proposal. We value the experiences that every woman has in SL and welcome all anecdotal/narrative styled proposals as well.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Reid/ Katherine Mansfield Society
contact email: 
sue@niallc.co.uk

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its first annual prize essay competition, which for 2010 is open to all and will be on the subject of: KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND D. H. LAWRENCE

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; B

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/ALISE - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Myth and Reality: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland (Oct. 29-30; due 08/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS, at Dalarna University
contact email: 
cza@du.se

According to mythographer Lewis Spence a myth explains “our relation to the universe, the environment or a social programme”.

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Pain (February 2010: Sydney, Australia)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pains@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Pain

Wednesday 17th February - Friday 19th February 2010
The Women’s College, Sydney, Australia

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of 'Care' in Health Care (Sydney, Australia: February 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
chc@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: 'Care' in Health Care

Monday 15th February - Wednesday 17th February 2010
The Women’s College, Sydney, Australia

On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments (12/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Kareem Tayyar (Golden West, California) and Sämi Ludwig (UHA Mulhouse, France)
contact email: 
paultayyar@earthlink.net; samuel.ludwig@uha.fr

CFP:
On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed:
Contemporary Reassessments

Graduate Conference: Enterprising Creativity [November 6-7]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds
contact email: 
allan_johnson@mac.com

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY:
INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

University of Leeds
6-7 November 2009

CHARLES CHESNUTT AND HUMAN RIGHTS and CHESNUTT OPEN CALL (SAMLA Nov. 6-8, 2009; due 6/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University
contact email: 
wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 15 July 2009.

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

For further information, accommodation possibilities and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

[UPDATE] "Carver Across The Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paul Grant, Memorial University of Newfoundland
contact email: 
pgrant@swgc.mun.ca

CARVER ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES to TEACHING the FICTION and POETRY of RAYMOND CARVER
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Edited by Paul B. Grant

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
kbrandt@scad.edu

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

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

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
passions_conference@googlegroups.com

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled “We Want Roses Too”.

10/6/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hamid Farahmandian
contact email: 
FarahmandianH@gmail.om

Literature in the Slope of Fall

GEMCS 2009 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
contact email: 
jemcsfsu@gmail.com

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

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

full name / name of organization: 
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine
contact email: 
WonderLinzer@gmail.com

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 reflect

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