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2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

Circus Papers March 31-April 3, 2010 St. Louis Missouri

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 9:21pm
Popular Culture Association

This will be the 14th meeting of the PCA CIRCUSES AND CIRCUS CULTURE interest group. We invite papers that explore the past and present of circus as art, craft and a unique form of popular culture. Circus, a continuously evolving tradition of live entertainment, lends itself to scholarship from many pespectives.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

LYING, CHEATING, AND DISSIMULATION: THEORIZING DECEIT

The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals on Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections February 10-13 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 4:32pm
31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections
Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010.
Hyatt Regency Downtown
330 Tijeras Ave. NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.842.1234,
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?

CFP Ol3Media – On-line journal of television, cinema and media studies - Special Issue: Vampires

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:36pm
Barbara Maio - University Roma Tre

CFP Ol3Media – On-line journal of television, cinema and media studies – University Roma Tre

Vampires

In recent years the vampire issue has been placed overwhelmingly all around because of a series of books and movies that have invaded our world. In film, literature or television, the vampire has reached an enviable position in the media landscape.
The next issue of Ol3Media will focus around this topic with essays that can provide food for thought on the subject on the production post-2000.
Possible suggestions (but we welcome suggestions for other topics):

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th Jan 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:36am
The University of Exeter

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender. Previous research into this field has often urged overly simplistic hegemonic models of practices, desires and identities, which this conference hopes to reassess. Our main objective is to explore the challenges of not only researching, including but also re-positioning so-called 'forgotten bodies' in academic programmes.

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