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Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 3:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: "Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple 'vision thing.'" The popularity of James Cameron's Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature Seminar Date April 7-10, 2011,Deadline Submission Sept. 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:51pm
Arka Chattopadhyay as part of the NEMLA 42nd Annual Convention New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011

Call for Papers
Seminar: Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature

Contact email: i) arkachattopadhyay2002@yahoo.co.in
ii) arkaless@gmail.com

Conference Date: April 7-10, 2011

Conference Venue: Hyatt New Brunswick, New
Brunswick, New Jersey

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Sept. 30, 2010
(300-500 words)

Notification of acceptance of papers by 5th of October, 2010.

Deadline for Final Paper Submission: March 15, 2011

Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit November 5-7

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:12pm
SAMLA

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to: investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric. By May 1, 2010, please send an abstract of no longer than one page to Amanda Mills, Georgia State University, amills8@student.gsu.edu.

Portus Plus - June 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 9:39am
RETE - Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities

1. Portus plus

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (no deadline)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 8:28am
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2011 issues. NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.

Submissions can be emailed to tstrecker@bsu.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard-copy submissions can be addressed to

Trey Strecker, Editor
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 6:34am
Autopsia Online Journal

Final Call for Submissions

We want to thank our contributors so far for their excellent contributions, but there is still space for another 2-3 papers to round out our inaugural issue. Here again is the CFP:

Call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: July 1, 2010 (conf in May 2011)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:04pm
John Acker, Ohio State University English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, scholarly panels, and readings by contemporary writers. An accompanying exhibit will be mounted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:59pm
Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Williams's The Long Revolution (1961) in 2011, Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism is planning a Special Issue on the book and its contemporary relevance.

We welcome submissions on topics relating to Williams's discussion of

• the creative mind
• the analysis of culture
• individuals and societies
• images of society
• education and British society
• the reading public
• the popular press
• Standard English
• the social history of British writers and of dramatic forms
• the analysis of 'Britain in the 1960s'

Male Studies

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:00pm
Foundation for Male Studies

Male Studies: First Annual Conference (New York City, October 2010)

Proposals for papers are being accepted on any aspect of male studies, including the deep biology of the male, anthropological perspectives on the experience of being male, psychoanalytic study of boys and older males, history of the male, literacy and boyhood, boys' and men's well-being, depiction of males in literature and the media, males in a changing economy, global perspectives on the experience of being male, themes in the sociology of being male, public policy and health care explicitly devoted to boys and older males, the male experience in higher education.

Papers are welcomed from non-Anglophone countries.

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