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Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

[Update] 2012 Edited Collection

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
Joseph Gelfer

December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time brings together for the first time a range of scholarly analyses on the 2012 phenomena grounded in various disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, Mayan studies, cultural studies and the social sciences. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time will show readers how much of the 2012 phenomenon is based on the historical record, and how much is contemporary fiction.

[UPDATE] American Plays and Playwrights extended deadline Aug 31

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:57am
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

The academic symposium seeks papers on a variety of topics related to American plays and playwrights. Possible panels include:

[UPDATE] Transnational Feminisms Conference, December 4-5th 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:14am
University of Manchester

There is less than two weeks to go to the 28th August deadline for submissions for the Transnational Feminisms Conference. We have received some very exciting submissions so far but welcome more, be they proposals for papers, panels, workshops or art work. See below for the call for papers. Further details can be found on the conference website.

Call for Contributions

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

9th Global Conference: Violence - Probing the Boundaries (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 6:39am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a centrally significant aspect of our social lives: violence. On this multi- and inter-disciplinary basis we aim to produce an evolving body of thought as a contribution to the attempt to understand the nature and place of violence in our lives.

The main themes for the 2010 conference are outlined below: however, we are also pleased to receive proposals that extend or complement these.

Tekhne, Technique, Technologie (Deadline 12 Dec 2009)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 8:56pm
Juliana de Nooy / Australian Journal of French Studies

Technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.
Following the Australian Society of French Studies conference "Tekhne, Technique, Technologie" in July 2009, there will be a special issue of the Australian Journal of French Studies (ISI-listed) on the literary/cultural studies aspects of the conference theme. Manuscripts are invited exploring aspects of technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.

Confessions of a Fictionista

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 2:44am
A.J.Race

Four friends lives will be forever changed, when their long time companion Alex Kitt is gunned down during the Los Angeles Pride Parade, leaving them and his now widowed lover to try and cope with their loss and the hope that they can somehow continue on, but just when it seems that life couldn't get any worse for the five friends, some unexpected turns after leaving the city, might just put the Fictionista's back on top!

(Confessions of a Fictionista is the first in a series of five novels)

The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities Collection

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 5:40pm
Melissa Littlefield & Jenell Johnson

CFP: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences

From economics to English, religious studies to recreation, neurology has become the latest theoretical tool for analyzing society and culture. While there has been some backlash against this trend, research continues to emerge in areas of neurotheology, neuromarketing, neuroethics, neuroaesthetics, the neurohumanities, and neurohistory to name but a few. We are seeking essays for an edited collection that analyze and interrogate this recent neuroscientific turn in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested to hear from researchers who apply the neuro- to their own disciplinary work.

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