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Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Early Cultures, "INTERIORITY"

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 5:52pm
Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California Irvine


The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for its Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Friday & Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Keynote Address by Paul Strohm (Anna Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University)

Call for Articles-Spider-Man, Webslingers, and Spider-Women

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:10pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy Robert Moses Peaslee Texas Tech University

Call for Essays: Spider-Man, Spider-Women, and Webspinners: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Robert Moses Peaslee;
When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first penned a short story about a young man named Peter Parker who gets bit by a radioactive spider and becomes the hero known as Spider-Man, little did they know they would be creating the most popular super-hero in history (next to Batman). Like most "happy accidents," the creation of Spider-Man almost did not happen. It was initially a throw away a story in a magazine that was getting cancelled anyway.

Health Acts - 28th-30th April 2011

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:18pm
University of Exeter

Health Acts: Applied Theatre, Health, and Well-being
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April, 2011 - Department of Drama, University of Exeter

Animal Minds (ASLE conference June 2011; deadline for abstracts September 30, 2010)

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:46am
Mary Ellen Bellanca / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference June 22-26, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Literary, cultural, scientific, media studies, or other approaches to the notion of non-human animal "mind," including but not limited to animal consciousness and subjectivity; animal "voices" and literary ventriloquism; animal narrators; animal communication or emotion; concepts of animal souls, afterlife, etc. Please email a 300-word abstract and a brief bio by September 30 to:

Mary Ellen Bellanca
Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina Sumter

Teaching World Literature: Perspective and Pedagogy/March 18, 2011

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:37am
Kennesaw State University

This conference incorporates discussion of curriculum, methodology, and assessment of the world literature course. Suggestions for topics include: the "arena" of the world literature classroom (increased class size, hybrid, or online classes); teaching the "world" in world literature (what texts? how many?); world literature as an important general education course (how do we approach teaching this course as a foundation for university level education? Other topics on perspectives and pedagogy are most welcome. Submit a proposal (400 words) to Dr. Khalil Elayan ( and Denise White (

CFP for book: The CIA on My Campus and Yours

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:16am
Philip Zwerling

Seeking chapter authors for book on CIA penetration of US campuses through the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence, Intelligence Analysis Campus, Officers in Residence, etc.

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS for a book on the contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan Submission Deadline 10/15/2010

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 8:22am
Grace Chaillier Center for Native American Studies Northern Michigan University

Seeking Submissions
for a book of literature and art on the
contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan

The anthology will be published by Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies and NMU Press, with funding from the Michigan Humanities Council.

Please submit your original, unpublished poem, short story, creative nonfiction essay, memoir, profile, cartoon, comic strip, stand alone excerpt from a longer work, drawing, illustration, or photograph that depicts the contemporary Native American experience in Michigan. Submissions must be one-half page to 12 pages in length.

Book: The CIA on My Campus...and Yours

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 7:42pm
Book Anthology: CIA on campus

I am preparing a book proposal on the contemporary CIA penetration of campuses through the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence and Intelligence Analysis Campuses and seek contributors from a diversity of US campuses. The book will consist of ten 10,000 word chapters. Please email with your experiences and ideas for chapters.

Florida: E Pluribus Unum? The Florida College English Association Annual Conference October 14-15, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 10:03am
Florida College English Association

Although this year's Florida College English Association's Annual Conference on October 14-15, 2010 at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida will focus primarily on unity and diversity in literature, literacy, language, pedagogy and creative writing in Florida, we also welcome proposals for papers and panels on everything from Shakespeare and the Beats to grading in creative writing classes and decoding tenure assumptions. In addition to a wide range of papers and panels, we will also have a poetry reading by US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, a talk by award-winning environmentalist writer and filmmaker Bill Belleville, and master classes by critic Roger Rosenblatt and Random House Executive Editor in Chief Daniel Menaker.