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Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 5:00pm
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia: November 11 – 13, 2010

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 2:10pm
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in early 2011. The articles should not be more than 6,500 words long and be formatted according to the Harvard Referencing Style. Please send complete articles to Ben Davies ( and Jana Funke ( by 25th June 2010.

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture Collection

South African Drama abstracts by Sept 30, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 7:12am
Northeastern Modern Language Association

We invite papers on plays exploring South African drama today (20th century and up to the present). Papers might explore tragic, comic, historical, musical, ethnic, postcolonial, subcultural, mythic, religious, gender-bending, genre-blending, family-oriented, or otherwise innovative drama and performance art. This area panel is part of the annual Northeastern Modern Language Association conference that will take place in New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University from April 7- 10 of 2011. Abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically by Sept. 30 to

[UPDATE] Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 5:29am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular. This issue will be guest edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.
We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 7:43pm
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

Let The Games Begin! Short Essays on Information Literacy Instruction Games

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 12:41pm
Theresa McDevitt and Rosalee Stilwell/Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Have you discovered or developed imaginative games that motivate and engage learners in information literacy sessions? If so, we are writing to invite you to contribute your ideas to an edited book of games entitled Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction (Neal-Schuman, August 2010; Theresa McDevitt and Rosalee Stilwell, Editors) for use in information literacy instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate college and university students. Each submission should be a game which can be included in a lesson on some aspect of information literacy. Contact Rosalee Stilwell, for full guidelines and more information.

Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:14am
The Dickens Project

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

The Dickens Project is a consortium of over 30 universities, whose faculty and graduate students attend the lectures, seminars, workshops, and social events called the Dickens Universe each year in the first week of August at UC-Santa Cruz. This year the Universe is offering a new faculty/graduate student seminar to welcome participants whose schools are not currently members.