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Annual Writers' Festival, February 17-19 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 5:25pm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

This year the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Writer's Festival will include panels on the relationship between faith and fiction or faith and poetry. We invite artists, scholars, teachers, or graduate students of creative writing to submit 300-500 word abstracts for paper presentations on the role of faith in the artist's life or work, critiques of contemporary faith-inspired artists, or any other relevant topic. Also, we are accepting proposals on pedagogical methods for teaching creative writing. What are practical assignments that have worked well to inspire students? What obstacles do 21st century writers face? How have you taught students to succeed in the face of new challenges? Or other relevant topics.

Persons and Things: a Roundtable in Memorial to Barbara Johnson

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 5:21pm
NEMLA Convention April 2010

In celebration of the life and work of Barbara Johnson, we will focus on one of her last books and its significance for fields ranging from law to film to the history of art. The essays in Persons and Things bring together concerns from throughout Johnson's career, and we will ponder her lifetime impact on criticism. She provokes us to reconsider the self-evident yet slippery difference between persons and mere objects, how 'non-life seems to lie behind what is considered most deeply human.' Abstracts are due September 30 and can be emailed directly to Charles Henebry, Boston University, henebry@bu.edu

CFP on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Virus and the Viral

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:49pm
Excursions: An Interdisciplinary Journal

http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

CFP on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Virus and the Viral

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:47pm
Excursions: An Interdisciplinary Journal

http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

CFP on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Virus and the Viral

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:43pm
Excursions: An Interdisciplinary Journal

http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:55am
NeMLA

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu

Deadline: September 15th

The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture (edited collection) - October 1st 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:50am
Tom Brown (University of Reading) & Belén Vidal (King's College, London)

PROPOSED COLLECTION
EDITORS: Tom Brown (University of Reading) & Belén Vidal (King's College, London)

The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture

A genre that continues to be a staple of film industries around the world, the 'biopic' (or biographical picture) remains relatively under-examined and under-valued in contemporary film studies. While Hollywood biopics have received some sustained attention, this proposed collection will look at the 'life' of the biopic internationally.

Cultural Studies and Literature Division, CSA (US) Annual Conference (Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Ma

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 6:26am
Cultural Studies Association (US)

The Cultural Studies and Literature Division is inviting proposals for complete panels for the CSA (US) Annual Conference, which will be held at Columbia College, Chicago, IL March 24-26, 2011. We welcome all panels that take the conference topic ("New Directions in Cultural Studies") as an occasion to generate innovative analyses of the methodological and theoretical relationship between cultural and literary studies. In particular, we are interested in panels that interrogate the relationship between cultural and literary studies as it presents itself in the current social, economic, political, intellectual and disciplinary climate, as well as in relation to new information/communication technologies and infrastructures.

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