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CFP UPDATE Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:50pm
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University of Glasgow

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a forum for debate and exchange on topics relating to the interceptions between modernism and theory. Following Stephen Ross' edited collection Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate (2009) which seeks 'to recapture the continuities among modernism and theory', this event will address specific concerns about the relationship between historical and theoretical approaches to modernism (in its various definitions), local and transnational locations, canonical and marginalised thinkers, political and philosophical readings.

Transgendered Oceania and Asia (Deadline: 5/4/2010)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 5:12pm
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Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Transgendered Oceania and Asia
(DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED: 5/4/10)

PANEL SESSION: Transgendered Oceania and Asia

I am seeking papers dealing with depictions and performances of transgendered identities of Asian or Oceanic descent. Possible paper topics may include investigations of: ancient or modern depictions of transgendered performances in religious, cultural, literary or film and visual media; transvestism in film and theatre, in the sex industry, politics, literature, sports or celebrity culture.

Film Studies at PAMLA (Deadline Extended: 5/4/2010)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 4:38pm
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Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

ATTN: PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Film Studies Panel(s)
(DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5/4/10)

Aloha Concerned Cinema Citizens,

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

PANEL DESCRIPTION: F I L M S T U D I E S

"Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry"

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 12:52pm
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
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The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

@nd Annual Reviewing Black Mountain College Conference

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 10:41am
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BMC Museum + Arts Center and UNC-Asheville
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Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

2nd Annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference
October 8-10, 2010

The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville

[UPDATE] 'On or about December 1910': Centenary reflections and contemporary debates, modernsim and beyond

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 5:07am
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Dr Bryony Randall and Dr Matthew Creasy, University of Glasgow

**FINAL REMINDER – DEADLINE 1ST MAY**

This inaugural conference of the British Association of Modernist Studies and Scottish Network of Modernist Studies is based around Virginia Woolf's famous and controversial statement in an essay of 1923, often taken as indicating a possible starting-point for modernity, that 'on or about December 1910, human character changed.'

CFP: AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on Computational Models of Narrative, submissions due Fri. May 14, 2010

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:48am
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Mark Finlayson, MIT

AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on
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Computational Models of Narrative
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November 11-13, 2010, Arlington, Virginia

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Submissions Due: Friday, May 14, 2010
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Narratives are ubiquitous. We use them to educate, communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every society has narratives, which suggests they are deeply rooted and serve an important cognitive function: that narratives do something for us. It is clear that, to fully explain human intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand and explain narrative.

T. S. Eliot Society: St. Louis, MO, Sept. 24-26, 2010

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:38am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The 31st Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society

Keynote speaker: Michael Levenson, University of Virginia

1. CALL FOR PAPERS. The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual meeting in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be forwarded by June 14, 2010, to the President, David Chinitz (dchinit@luc.edu).

Papers given by graduate students and scholars receiving their doctoral degrees no more than two years before the date of the meeting will be considered for the Fathman Young Scholar Award. Those eligible for this award should mention the fact in their submission.

"Nature and Its Discontents," SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, 5-7 November, Deadline 1 June

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:10am
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Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans
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SAMLA Conference

5-7 November 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: Nature and Its Discontents

"Nature and Its Discontents" will explore the ontological, epistemological, and theological significances of "the natural" in relation to literature and to life. Possible topics may include: the varieties of human nature; environmental philosophy vis-à-vis queer, feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and/or posthumanist theory; the aesthetics of life cycles; violence and peace in the ecological order; natural disaster and environmental risk; terror, wonder, and the sublime. By 1 June 2010, please send 300-word abstracts to Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference,11th-13th November 2010

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:53pm
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Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 11th-13th November 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)
Professor Luke Gibbons (Maynooth, NUI)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego SU)

MAPACA -- Technical Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:31pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

This area addresses the connections between technology and culture. Of special concern is the subtle shaping of values, beliefs and behaviors in society induced by those links. Papers and panels which address the ways in which modern culture and individual identities are influenced by relations between technology and society are especially encouraged.

MAPACA -- Sexuality and Erotica Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:26pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The area of Sexuality and Erotica invites papers that address any aspect of human sexual experience and erotica in any form (literary, artistic --
visual, musical, dance, theatrical, photographic). Related areas of
interest may include the artistic, sociological and/or political implications of sexual attitudes, education, and orientation; sexuality in history and world cultures; beliefs and practices of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups; gender and sexuality; psychosexual considerations; sex therapy; sex toys, aids and devices; unusual or deviant sexual practices; the role or influence of sexuality in the arts; sexuality, crime, and the law; and sexual symbolism in any field of human endeavor.

MAPACA -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:24pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F : art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

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