category: religion

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

full name / name of organization: 
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

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Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (conference 4/2010; abstract due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (panel name)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field’s transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people. This panel will consider these spatial and temporal developments and their effect on nineteenth-century English language literature on both sides of the Atlantic. How are changing experiences of time and space represented in literary descriptions or emplotment? How do spatio-temporal concerns relate to literary markets and publishing trends such as serialization—that stretching of a story across time in a certain allotted space? Can we graft these notions of changing space and time onto actual events represented in literature? Those who fought or witnessed the Civil War knew they were experiencing a historical moment, one out of time, as they were within it. How do these spatio-temporal concerns relate to imperialism? How do they play out for immigrants, displaced persons, or colonized subjects? Papers focusing on any result of the manner in which time and space experientially alter within the nineteenth-century are welcome.

Division Street, U.S.A.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
contact email: 
utamst09@gmail.com

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25,

{Update} Deadline Extended SAMLA GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
Jamie Libby Boyle, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
boylej@mailbox.sc.edu

Deadline extended to June 15, 2009.

GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
“Curved Like a Road through Mountains”: Protest and Possibilities, or Sites and Spaces for the Work of Human Rights

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University
contact email: 
bspangen@purdue.edu

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical

Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
aricha31@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” in 2010/2011.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Journal Issue on the Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities of Australia and New Zealand (30 Sep. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
contact email: 
om_2003@yahoo.com or dropdwivedi@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed quarterly Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will be published online from Wright State University’s Lake Campus and will be published in limited print runs from the Un

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
jayme.stayer@gmail.com

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009

Call for Papers

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
rob@kotn.org

On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English session at the upcoming SAMLA conference, we are inviting papers that play upon the idea of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Old Engl

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales (June 23rd)

full name / name of organization: 
Rory Loughnane (Trinity College Dublin)
contact email: 
loughnrv@tcd.ie

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC
contact email: 
jgramsey@gmail.com

“Culture and Crisis”
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact email: 
Laurie Cella, ljcella@ship.edu

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension to 7/1 for SWCCL: From Lesser Lights to Greater: Grace and Literary Traditions

full name / name of organization: 
Evan Getz / Houston Baptist University
contact email: 
egetz@hbu.edu

The SWCCL is now accepting abstracts until 7/1/09 for our Fall conference, October 1-3, which will be held at Houston Baptist University in southwest Houston.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity" SAMLA Nov 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political, sociological, activist, and philosophical.

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comic

Irish Studies at MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference.

Harry Potter MPCA/ACA Oct 30-Nov 1

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference.

Gender (06/20/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University
contact email: 
meffron623@gmail.com

Call for Papers: GENDER

CFP : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

full name / name of organization: 
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, FWI
contact email: 
frederic-lefrancois@wanadoo.fr

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

[Update] Queering Harry Potter

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Buzny
contact email: 
buznya@mcmaster.ca

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections 5/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2009, Atlanta, GA
contact email: 
mmuneal@emory.edu

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other.

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

Shechem Ministries’ Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, T

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

CFP: Actants / Residue (GEMCS 2009, 10/22-25, Dallas); deadline May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Lizz Angello / University of South Florida
contact email: 
eangello@mail.usf.edu

Self-described “student of science” Bruno Latour defines an actor as “any thing that leaves a trace.” In keeping with this year’s theme of footprints, this panel welcomes papers that consider the traces left by any thing on the world (whether of humans or non-humans).

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Questioning Identity--Representations of Class

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) @ Western Illinois University
contact email: 
SJ-Naslund

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at Western Illinois University in Macomb is currently accepting CFPs for their 6th annual conference, Questioning Identity—Representations of Class.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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