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The familiar becomes frightening - the notion of the uncanny

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:30am
Academy of Humanities and Economics

Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, Poland
Faculty of Philology

Invites all the interested scholars to participate in an international two-day conference:

The familiar becomes frightening – the notion of the uncanny in language and culture

26th-27th November 2009

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:27pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

The call for papers for this conference has been extended to August 1st.

For further information contact Sara Cordell, scord1@uis.edu or William Carpenter, wcarp2@uis.edu

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:52pm
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture. From the founding of the Hollywood studio system by Jewish moguls to the early creative presence of such stage stars as Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor to the musical influence of songwriters Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern - the birth of the modern entertainment industry in the first half of the century was defined by the ingenuity and creativity of immigrant Jews and their offspring. Yet, almost paradoxically, during this influential period, xenophobia and anti-Semitism was openly expressed by numerous important people, institutions, and legislative acts.

"(En)Gendering the Black Atlantic: Diasporic Bodies and Identities in Contemporary Women's Performance Art". Edited Collection

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:39pm
Liamar Durán Almarza. University of Oviedo

We invite proposals for a book-length project related to issues in women's performance art and texts in the African Diaspora, broadly conceived. We are primarily interested in works by female artists and writers that articulate "the Black Atlantic" as both a theoretical concept and a lived experience, particularly in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender in fictional and/or (auto) biographical pieces.

[UPDATE] Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900 (Jan 28th-29th 2010 Conference) - Sep 15th 2009 Abstract Deadline

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:26pm
University of Liverpool

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum, UK.

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)
Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:22pm
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UPDATE

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:14am
Lisa Fiorindi and Rita Gagliano

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline

Call for Editorial Board Members

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:09am
www.redfeatherjournal.org

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:48am
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.

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