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Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:50pm
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Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass
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There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

"Peace Matters at CEA" March 31-April 2, 2011

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:30pm
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College English Association

"Peace Matters" at CEA

For over twelve years, CEA members concerned with promoting peace through teaching and learning have gathered to share the results of our research and reflection. This year, we are please to ponder how the "wheel of fortune" influences peace. Papers and panels may deal with the fortunes (and misfortunes) of war and peace, the price--and rewards--of peace, and related topics. We invite anyone interested to explore with us the belief that "there is no way to peace; peace is the way."

Submissions: August 15-November 1, 2010.

Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

CFP: Creative Writing - the UK's 14th Annual Great Writing Conference (12/1/10 - 6/18/11-7/19/11)

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 7:35am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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Call for Papers

Great Writing 2011

The 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful National History Museum.

CFP: Submissions for a Book collection on Pacific Island Women (deadline 12/17/2010)

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:05am
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Helen Thompson, University of Guam
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Call for Papers for an edited book collection on Pacific Island women. The collection will span women's experiences in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and contributors should submit a full-length text or 500 word abstract and a CV to drhelent@gmail.com by Friday December 17. Contributions can be academic papers, research studies, non-fiction essays, personal essays, fiction, poetry, or drama. Any kind of text in any discipline that reflects upon the experience of women in the Pacific will be considered. Proposals should be new and unpublished. Topics may include but are not limited
• Status of women in a Pacific island nation or territory

Genealogies: Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 1:01pm
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Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender
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The Executive Committee of the Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 3-5, 2011. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history. Papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

[UPDATE] "Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, NJ: Abstracts by 30 Sept.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:28pm
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about? While ecocriticism has become an increasingly popular field of inquiry, its positionality remains an issue for negotiation. From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which continues to influence mass eco-activisms, to the anti-GMO groups that shape discussions of bioethics, ecocriticism remains in dialogue with practical approaches in what Lawrence Buell has termed a "spirit of commitment to environmentalist praxis" (The Environmental Imagination, 1995). Moreover, current ecocritical scholarship underscores a general distrust of the romanticizing rhetoric of early ecocriticism.

The Contemporary Times: A Public Intellectual Review NEW [Ongoing deadline]

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:22pm
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Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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The Contemporary Times: A Public Intellectual Review (http://www.thecontemporarytimes.com) is BRAND NEW a grassroots online publication with no financial aims (i.e., The Contemporary Times has zero gross income). Its sole purpose is to provide an outlet for the exchange of meaningful, insightful, well-researched, and respectful dialogue among intellectuals (broadly conceived) concerning key intellectual debates and how these debates can be applied to ensuring the American democratic ideals of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This publication is not intended only for academics and researchers and is, therefore, written in clear, jargon-free language.

[UPDATED] The American Tapestry -- Multicultural Influences in Late American Literature / submission deadline: January 30, 2011

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 9:07am
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University of Houston Graduate Student Conference

The University of Houston is known as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the United States. With that in mind, the graduate English department is currently seeking submissions about the impact of America's cultural, religious, gender, economic, and racial diversity on American literature post WWII - present. We welcome abstracts from experienced academics, undergraduate, and graduate students in all areas of study, including but not limited to: literature, languages, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, cultural, film, theater, comparative, gender, religion, and interdisciplinary studies.

This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Donahoo of Sam Houston State University.

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Panels for the Associate of Theatre in Higher Education (Chicago, IL August 11–14, 2011)

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 3:19pm
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Megan Sanborn Jones
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CALL FOR PAPERS:
Religion and Theatre Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11–14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

Submission Deadline: Full Panels due to ATHE by November 1st

"Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures"

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball / Purdue University
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

The received wisdom tells us that the modernization of American culture and society was contingent upon its secularization. And yet, when we look to both canonical works of American modernism and to contributions to the "cultural front," we find an abiding concern for the religious that troubles this dominant narrative. This panel seeks to reexamine the multivalent modernist concern for the religious in order to reassess its place in early 20th century American literature and culture, to analyze the myth of the 'secular age,' and to determine the place of religion in the conflict between capital and labor.

Performing the Book: Multimedia Histories of Early Modern Britain, Rutgers University

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:06am
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Scott Trudell, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
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Call for Graduate Student Papers

Performing the Book: Multi-Media Histories of Early Modern Britain

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

February 11, 2011

Sponsored by the Rutgers British Studies Center, the Rutgers Program in Early Modern Studies, the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis, and the Rutgers Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium.

Comedy and Humor--San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 1:39pm
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn
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We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture:

Possible topics include (although we're open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

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