category: general announcements

(Book) Bridging Imaginations: Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora (Last date 5 August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Bridging Imaginations:
Literature of the South Asian-Australian Diaspora

Edited by Amit Sarwal

3rd CFP - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Anu Laukkanen / School of Art Studies, University of Turku
contact email: 
reglib@utu.fi

3rd Call for Papers and Panels - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

Charlie in the Heartland: An International Charlie Chaplin Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein/Ohio University Zanesville
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers

Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review:Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction/Writing from the Margins,July 30

full name / name of organization: 
Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
kaurr@wpunj.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review
Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction—Writing from the Margins

[UPDATE] CFP - Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - (Deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue - Market

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market
Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

[UPDATE] Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
adam.hansen@unn.ac.uk

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 27 June – 4 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
contact email: 
cmps@sas.ac.uk

T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 27 June – 4 July 2009
Director: Professor Ronald Schuchard (Emory University).
Executive Director: Dr Wim Van Mierlo (University of London).

UVA-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference, Sept. 24-26 (proposals by June 19, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise
contact email: 
kjt9t@uvawise.edu

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXIII

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 24-26, 2009

Keynote Address:
Jessica Wolfe, University of North Carolina

CFP: Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text (Last Date: 16 July 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text

Edited by Geetha B. and Amit Sarwal

“Multiple Perspectives On Collecting and the Collection” (Journal Issue, deadline 6/30/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
María M. Andrade, Universidad de los Andes. Francisco Morán, Southern Methodist University
contact email: 
maandrad@uniandes.edu.co

Collections and collecting occupy an important place in the development of modern culture, both at the personal and communal level.

CFP - Jewish Comics (deadline October 2, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Parker Royal / Shofar
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

JEWISH COMICS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL SHOFAR

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
contact email: 
info@thirdspace.ca

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event and Anthology (Deadline May 15, 2009) Conference: Sept. 17-19, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries, Inc.
contact email: 
mattercon@gmail.com

Shechem Ministries’ "Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event" is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Selected papers and artwork will be presented at the conference and will be published in the anthology of the conference, Matter, published by Shechem Press.

CFP: Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy - Detroit, MI, 10.30-11.1.09

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest PCA/ACA
contact email: 
jdowell@msu.edu

Dear Humor / Horror, SF, Fantasy Scholar:

Disposable Culture and Spaces of Consumption in Medieval Europe

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci
contact email: 
Rebecca.Flynn@usiouxfalls.edu and Salvatore.Musumeci@usiouxfalls.edu

Call for Papers:
Disposable Culture and Spaces of Consumption in Medieval Europe

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

CFP: Great Writing, UK Creative Writing conference (5/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing, the UK's International Creative Writing conference
contact email: 
director@greatwriting.org.uk

GREAT WRITING 2009
Friday 19th June - Sunday 21st June 2009

This year's host:

Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom

The Writers' Dozen -- 12th Great Year!

Katherine Mansfield Studies. The peer-reviewed Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society

full name / name of organization: 
DR GERRI KIMBER, KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF
KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES,
(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

Special first issue on the theme of

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
contact email: 
njb9@uakron.edu

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

THE REALM OF THE SENSES - PROPOSALS: 15th MAY / CONFERENCE: 18th and 19th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
THE REALM OF THE SENSES: PERCEPTUAL ANALOGY IN WORDS AND IMAGES / SCOTTISH WORD AND IMAGE GROUP
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:

CFP: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wrigley
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk


Blowing Up Babel -- MSA 11 Nov 5-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Bruzelius / Smith College
contact email: 
mbruzeli@smith.edu

for MSA 11 -- The Languages of Modernism, nov 5-8-2009

Blowing up Babel - escaping language in modernism
Margaret Bruzelius

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
newclearforms@googlegroups.com

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009.

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
contact email: 
tduke@iafor.org

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

Update: Girls Interrupted (Collection, 5/1/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich, Hofstra University
contact email: 
Jennifer.A.Rich@hofstra.edu

Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, 4/30/09; 9/26/09

full name / name of organization: 
East Tennessee State University, Drs. Katherine Weiss and Thomas Alan Holmes
contact email: 
weisk01@etsu.edu; holmest@etsu.edu

The Third Annual Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature (SASCOL) is seeking papers dealing with any aspect of literature and/or film.

“Between Modernism and the Lyric” at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Sastri
contact email: 
rs531@york.ac.uk

Current work on lyric often sets Romantic interiority against postmodernist models of how language shapes the subject from without.

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