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CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 7:40pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

NANO: New American Notes Online--Issue 1.2 Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise, deadline: 18 March 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:52pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World

Call for Papers: Issue 1.2

Deadline: 18 March 2011

Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise

What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This issue of NANO is dedicated to both the sleuth and the mystery maker.

Three question clusters:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22 [DEADLINE EXTENDED to FEB 15]

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:11am
University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode
Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow

Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claremont, CA - Nov. 5-6, 11)

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:03am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Missionary presses
Topic of your choosing

REMINDER: Media Fields Journal Issue 3: Documentary & Space

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 8:37pm
Media Fields Journal [Department of Film and Media Studies, UCSB]

Apologies for Cross-Posting

REMINDER: Call for Submissions:


Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011.

Early Modern Possible Worlds (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds." This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the "possible," which authors variously define through the terms "what may be," "what should be," or even "what if."