category: religion

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
editors@packingtownreview.com

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@mic.ul.ie

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably ‘unnatural’ construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that ‘Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other’, yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

CFP "Strangers, Gods, and Monsters" (ASECS 2010, March 18-21)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Holly Faith Nelson / Daniel Defoe Society
contact email: 
Holly.Nelson@twu.ca

“Strangers, Gods, and Monsters”:
Encountering the Other in Defoe and His Contemporaries

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sssl2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

full name / name of organization: 
Nottingham Trent University
contact email: 
anna.ball@ntu.ac.uk

Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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

CFP-

A MICHAEL JACKSON READER Essays on Popular Music, Sexuality, And Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.
contact email: 
csmit@calvin.edu

Throughout his 40 year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through music ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd private (yet always public)

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies
contact email: 
managing.editor@jprstudies.org

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the w

Mystical Bridges to Postmodernity: Toward a Critical Theology? (9-15-09; Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy M. Asay, University of Oregon
contact email: 
tasay@uoregon.edu

There’s nothing new under the sun—-including this aphorism—-though each generation seems to rediscover old thought-ways, contributing to them a rhetoric of novelty.

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Romancing History: Interrogating the Crossroads of Medieval Genres (9/15/09; Int'l Medieval Congress, K'zoo; May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Williamsen
contact email: 
betswill@indiana.edu

Romancing History: Interrogating the Crossroads of Medieval Genres
45th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
13-16 May 2010

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities (A Graduate Student Symposium)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Whitney Humanities Center
contact email: 
pdp@yale.edu

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities?

20th Biennial Conference, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
viljol@telkomsa.net

The theme of the Conference is "Afterlives: Survival and Revival".

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
ziad12@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say

Exploring Performative Gestures in the Middle Ages (9/15/09; Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jstevenson@mmm.edu

Exploring Performative Gestures in the Middle Ages
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
13-16 May 2010

Sensuous Performances: How did medieval plays engage the five senses? (9/15/09; Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jstevenson@mmm.edu

Sensuous Performances: How did medieval plays engage the five senses?
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
13-16 May 2010

[UPDATE] Call for Book reviews on Visual Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Authors are invited to contribute reviews of book on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Reviews can be submitted on books dealing with

Time: Origins and Futures, Costa Rica, 7/2010

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Study of Time
contact email: 
pharris@lmu.edu

See http://www.studyoftime.org/Conference/Announcement/default.aspx

The International Society for the Study of Time
Fourteenth Triennial Conference
Origins and Futures

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Davies Group Publishing
contact email: 
poirielj@muohio.edu

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT PROPOSALS

CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES: NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION AND HISTORY
published by THE DAVIES GROUP

Series Description:

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The 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
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

SAMLA 2009 - Faulkner Panel - "The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner"

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA/Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

**Deadline*quickly*approaching!!**

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

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

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

The Modern American Exodus Narrative, ALA Panel, October 8-10, Savannah, GA

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
clr07d@fsu.edu

Seeking papers for a panel examining the modern American Exodus narrative at the ALA American Literature Symposium, October 8-10 2009, Savannah, GA.

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum: “Time, Temporality, History”

full name / name of organization: 
Plymouth State University
contact email: 
PSUForum@gmail.com

Plymouth State University
31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday 16-17 April 2010

Call for Papers and Sessions
“Time, Temporality, History”

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University
contact email: 
wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "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

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

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?

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: 15 July 2009.

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

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

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts
contact email: 
jventuri@spanport.umass.edu

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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