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"RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS", a special issue of ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 5:59am
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Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
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Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it). In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 28 February 2010.

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: Musical Films in Europe and United States (1927-1961)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 2:57am
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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca (Italy)
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FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: Musical Films in Europe and United States (1927-1961)

International Conference
ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca; Municipality of Monte San Savino, Culture Dept.

DATES: 16-18 September 2010
LOCATION: Monte San Savino (Arezzo, Italy)

Politics of Gay Identity

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 10:07am
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Intertexts
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For the Spring 2011 special issue,INTERTEXTS invites interdisciplinary submissions on the topic of The Politics of Gay Identity. Essays might address (but are not limited to) such topics as racial politics and sexual orientation; theater and the performance of gay identity; AIDS, privacy, and literary biography; and rhetorical expressions of identity conflict. INTERTEXTS publishes articles that employ innovative approaches to explore relations between literary and other texts. Hybrid methodologies that combine elements from a range of disciplines are featured. Essays (25-40 pages) should employ MLA documentation style and be submitted electronically to the guest editor in Rich Text Format before May 1, 2010.

[UPDATED] Nostalgia Conference Deadline Sep. 28

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 8:22pm
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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

For full CFP see http://www.english.ufl.edu/ego/conference09/index.html

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
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Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York
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Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

Teaching Matters: And Just Wgat Do You Teach? March 26-27, 2010, proposals by February 14, 2010,, registration fee: $45.00

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:43pm
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Dr. Jason Horn/Teaching Matters: And Just What Do You Teach?
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Presentation for this interdisciplinary conference on teaching should address the "how" of delivering knowledge and may discuss the use of high or low technology or tradtional and experimental methods. The guiding concern is just what is it that we really want students to glean from our teching efforts.

Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
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English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
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Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton, jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu
Genevieve Guenther, vive@mail.rochester.edu

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
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Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2010/2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
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The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
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Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

Final Call from Rupkatha Journal for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:38am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Here is the final for critical writings and book reviews for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.
* For submission of critical writings, please send:
Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)
Ø Abstract (100-200 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV
* For submission of creative works, please send:
Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
Ø Abstract (100 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV

Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Spring 2010

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:16am
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American Theatre and Drama Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS for SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DRAMA
AND THEATRE, SPRING 2010

The Publications Committee of the American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2010 issue of The Journal of American Drama and Theatre which it is guest editing. You do not need to be a member of the Society to submit an article, but submissions from the membership are particularly encouraged. (For more information about the American Theatre and Drama Society, see www.atds.org.)

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
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Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters
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Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website: www.alma.edu/michiganacademy

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