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[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

"Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival;

"District 9" by Neill Blomkamp;

"Elia Suleiman" by Elia Souleiman (AKA "Le temps qu'il reste" (Fr)), nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The reviews should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movies.
The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Call for Chapters: Racial Profiling and Borders Collection

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:07am
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Additional chapters are sought on any aspect of racial profiling, surveillance and borders for a major collection to be published in 2010. All inter/national contexts will be considered. Please send statements of interest, abstracts or completed chapters as soon as possible to:

Dr. J. Shantz
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jeffrey.Shantz@kwantlen.ca

CFP Twilight (March 31 - April 3)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:57pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations for the Joint National PCA/ACA Conference March 31- April 3 in St. Louis, Missouri, on any aspect of the Twilight series of novels by Stephenie Meyers or on the Twilight films. (Please visit www.pcaaca.org for conference information)

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

CFP True Blood (March 31-April 3, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:51pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the HBO series True Blood or the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
mcaleer_p@yahoo.com

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

"Pictures of an Exhibition: Museums and Collections in Literature and Media" NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:14pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

a panel at the 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel explores the ways in which museums and the pre-modern practices of collection that preceded them have been treated in literature, film and other media. The goal of the panel is to assess the cultural place of museums indirectly; complementing the cultural studies scholarship on museums and collection themselves – including, for instance, the work of Tony Bennett and Susan Stewart – with a look at how museums circulate as objects of interest in the culture at large.

CFP: Megacities and Film: Southeast Asia on Screen (Ludwigsburg, Germany: January 29-30, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:40am
Department of Culture and Media Education, Prof. Dr. Stephan Buchloh, Ludwigsburg University of Education


Southeast Asian filmmaking is still widely unknown outside the subcontinent. Films emerging from this cultural region rarely find their way to international festivals or cinemas, only Thailand having begun to establish a worldwide reputation as a film nation. The Ludwigsburg Film Conference 2010 therefore primarily brings productions from Southeast Asia to screen by focusing its debate on the topos of the city.

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