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CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 8:37am
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 1:48am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain."

A few possible perspectives for the study the figure of the villain are:

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 9:05pm
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context. If interested, please submit your proposal by January 15, 2011:

"1925 – 2010: From Flappers to Facebook" April 12-14, 2011 San Antonio, TX

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:13pm
San Antonio College Multicultural Conference

Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio College in 1925, this year's conference will emphasize developments over the past 85 years, as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, education, international relations, the military and the economy.
This year's conference will be dedicated to Professor Juan Bruce-Novoa, who was one of the founders of the conference and who passed away in June 2010. Papers concerning his work are also solicited.

Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:48pm
American Culture Association

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference. This year's conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205) from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, Apr. 23.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 4:48am

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year, and welcomes new submissions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS will also consider previously published work not available elsewhere on the internet (such as book chapters in edited collections).

Mythical Animals (RSA 2011 and a volume of collected essays)

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 9:23pm
Irina Iakounina / James Fujitani

We are putting together a panel and a volume of essays on mythical animals in the Renaissance. In this dawning age of science, did people really believe in their reality? It is common to see science and myth coexist in literature, scientific and philosophical treatises, travel journals, curiosity cabinets, etc. Where was the boundary between the real and the fabulous, the plausible and the implausible? A publisher expressed interest in our topic, and we are seeking contributors. Please send abstracts to and

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?

pacificREVIEW- San Diego State University's Annual Literary Journal.

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:54pm
pacificREVIEW - SDSU

pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for the 2010-2011 issue entitled "Revolt."

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:12pm
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference



Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).