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Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
Ed Chamberlain

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to by Saturday March 20th.

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 3:54pm
Melissa Ames

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 11:04am
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities
In introducing A Thousand Plateaus Deleuze and Guattari famously quip: "The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd." And matters only get more congested as their mental geography unfolds among landscapes traversed by herds, swarms, bands, gangs, hoards, flocks, packs, masses and multiple other collective becomings. This special issue of Rhizomes invites essays and multimodal works that consider new manifestations of and approaches to collectively, community or other multiplicities—whether inspired by D & G or not.

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 7:43am
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present? Please send papers on chronopolitics, media and memory, speed, monuments, futurity, duration, etc. by March 15, 2010.

MPCA/ACA 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1-3 Oct, Proposals due 30 April

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 1:32am
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.

Proposals will be accepted from a wide spectrum of popular culture fields. Interested scholars should consult the area chairs list at our website to find the chair for their discipline. Abstracts are due April 30, 2010.

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with your 250 word abstract.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 5:48pm

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

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:37pm
Michelle Brown

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.

Abstracts to Michelle Brown ( by 15 Mar. 2010.