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Recycling (Grad Conference) - Sat, Sept 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 7:31pm
Dept of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University

Call For Papers . . .


The Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Associate Professor of English at NYU, will be the conference keynote speaker.

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:13pm
SAMLA/Marxist Literary Group

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to

UPDATE - "Thresholds of Utopia/Dystopia" - A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:47pm
HERA - Humanities Education and Research Association

For a special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we seek academic papers from a broad range of disciplines that address utopian/dystopian literature, historical attempts to create utopia, or the philosophical writings that underpin each of these efforts. We will also consider creative fictional engagements of utopian themes and creative non-fiction essays about utopia. In particular, this issue will explore the definitions of and boundaries between Utopia and Dystopia.

[UPDATE] Conference announcement: What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:27pm
Anna Bernard / University of York

JULY 3-5, 2010

DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010

8.30-9.00: Registration

Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."

10.15-10:30: Coffee

Call for Jounral Submissions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Frederick Douglass--June 1, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:15am
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] Do You Bowles? Paul Bowles's Centennial -- International Conference, October 21 - 23, 2010 - Portugal

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 4:33am
Ulices - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies - Faculty of Letters

Paul Bowles is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most skillful storytellers and imaginative composers of modern American music. His unsettling literary themes and expatriation to Morocco made him into a cult figure whose life and work continue to fascinate contemporary audiences.

By examining the interplay between literary, musical, visual and cultural texts, the conference aims at stimulating discussion on Bowlesian musical and literary themes, as well as cultural and anthropological issues and on the relationship between the artist's challenging work and current inner and outer geographies.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010 - 04/10/2010

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:51pm

Vitalpoetics is now seeking submissions for Vol.3 No.1, 2010. Now in its third year, Vitalpoetics is an international journal of literary theory and new writing. We promote key ideas in the field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to cultural and political contexts. We seek to publish the best writing by emerging and established writers. As of this year we are accepting:

* Essays (3000-5000 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 pages)
* Prose (up to 2000 words)
* Original translations in any of these categories

CFP: New German Review

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 5:55pm
Department of Germanic Languages-UCLA

Call for Submissions

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German
Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews
and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

Literature and Religion

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:57pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Literature & Religion session at RMMLA convention in Albuquerque, NM on October 14-16, 2010, seeking paper proposals. Please send short abstract and any questions to Joan Grenier-Winther at Proposals will be considered as received. For more info, please visit
Thank you.