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Comics Arts Conference-Wonder Con

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:41pm
Comics Arts Conference

CAC-WonderCon
San Francisco, California April 1-3, 2011

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

We also invite scholars and professionals to participate as respondents to presentations.

The Conference brings together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians who wish to promote or engage in serious study of the medium in a forum that includes the public.

Currents in Electronic Literacy (2011) - Writing with Sound

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:15pm
Digital Writing and Research Lab - The University of Texas at Austin

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due on Monday, January 10, 2011.

Spring 2011 issue: Writing with Sound

Today we live in a society defined--in many senses, and by almost all the connotations associated with the word as well--by the word 'current'.... The old hierarchies of linear thought, sublime (and sublimated!) engagements with art, poetry, music, science, and history are no longer needed to do the ideological work now conducted again along the lines of 'current.' (Miller 32)

[UPDATE] A (Post)Secular Age: Protestant Epistemologies and the American Novel - April 7-10, NEMLA 2011

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:28pm
NEMLA


Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in "homogeneous, empty time," filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.

Gothic Limits/Gothic Ltd

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 8:00am
International Gothic Association

Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd

10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association

University of Heidelberg, Germany

2nd - 5th August 2011

Launch of New Book Series: Call for Book Proposals

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 7:11am
Dr. Laurence Davis, National University of Ireland Maynooth

LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK SERIES: CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES

CONTINUUM BOOKS

In association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press

This new book series, the first peer-reviewed English-language series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher, seeks to promote the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times. To this end, we invite proposals for original manuscripts that exemplify cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:16pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

In Memory of Radio: Modernity, (Post) Metropolis and American Writing [Proposal Deadline: 9.30.10]

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:29pm
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (April 7-11, 2011])

2011 NeMLA Seminar Session seeks papers examining exchanges between American writers & the contemporary metropolis, from the late 20th- century to the present. Asking where & how American writers locate and/or represent urban space, we pose new questions at the intersections of American urban geography & literature: Is Detroit an exurb of Alabama? When will the Camden renaissance begin? Where do we catch the last train for Newark?

Seminar looks to reframe discussions of 21st-century American cityscape and its engagement with literature, theory & geography, by bringing consideration to notions such as displacement and the local. Send queries and abstracts to Michael Antonucci by 9/30/10

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Geography/Topos/Literature

Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

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