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Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

African Studies Area at Midwest Popular Culture Oct/Nov 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Music
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:12pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

Proposal Deadline: 06/15/2009

MAPACA War Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 4/30/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (mmuneal@emory.edu).

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 1:10pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

"It's A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama"

CFP: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel (book collection), 5/15/09

updated: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:26am
Tamy Burnett

We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection tentatively titled Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, which focuses specifically on the literary traditions and influences that shape and are reflected in the series. Our goal is to bring together a collection of essays that work primarily with Angel as a text to be addressed in the wider field of narrative and literature, since critical analysis of visual narratives in our culture is often related to our literary history and cultural consciousness. Often, our criteria for evaluating the quality of television draw heavily on the complexities of narrative structures and the reimagining of traditional tales or storytelling techniques.

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