category: religion

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:

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

[UPDATE] CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
lundeliu@mailbox.sc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.

[UPDATE] 5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

full name / name of organization: 
Bangor University, Wales
contact email: 
medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk, www.bangor.ac.uk/medievalismtransformed

Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 29 May

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance (Undergrad) (6/19/09; 9/24/09-9/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise
contact email: 
jma6x@uvawise.edu

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate papers for the upcoming Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 24-26,

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
literaryjournalismstudies@gmail.com

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalis

[UPDATE] Deadline extended 5/15/09: Women's Resistance in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
RSA 2010 Venice / Renaissance Society of America (April 8-10, 2009)
contact email: 
greenber@canisius.edu or mmathur@umw.edu

Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew’s Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel’s political prophecies

[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:

MSA 11: Modernist Languages of Feeling

full name / name of organization: 
Brandon Gordon
contact email: 
bgordon@uci.edu

Modernist Languages of Feeling

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