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Housing Fictions: the House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini (Universita' della Tuscia)
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This issue of EJES aims to engage the variety of European approaches to the study of the house in Anglophone literatures and cultures from the standpoint of contemporaneity.
Submissions are invited from scholars working in the fields of the Anglophone literatures, language, media and culture, including the arts and architecture. Contributors may emphasise theoretical/methodological approaches or textual readings. Invited topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
• the cultural architecture of the house;
• the house and the episteme; the disciplines and discourses of the house;
• thresholds and boundaries of/in the house;

Popular Architecture and the Built Environment, Oct. 28-30, 2010, Alexandria, VA

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Loretta Lorance / Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
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Popular Architecture and Built Environment
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, October 28 - Saturday, October 30, 2009

Please submit proposals to:
Loretta Lorance, Area Chair
llorance@earthlink.net
PO Box 461, Inwood Station
New York, NY 10034

MP Journal: Feminisms 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:41am
full name / name of organization: 
MP: An Online Feminist Journal
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CFP Feminism 2010:

One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010.

The Unreadable (Oxford Literary Review 33:1)

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:20am
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Oxford Literary Review
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OLR 33:1 The Unreadable

Call for Papers

'We read because we do not know how to read.' (Jean-François Lyotard, Augustine's Confession).

'The unreadable is not the opposite of the readable, it is the arête that also gives it the chance or force to start up again. "The impossibility of reading should not be taken too lightly." (Paul de Man.) That the unreadable give to be read is not a compromise formulation. Unreadability is no less radical for all that: it is absolute, if you read ne correctly.' (Jacques Derrida, "Living On – Borderlines.")

Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture"

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (reconstruction.eserver.org) announces
Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture" edited by Michael Benton and Nate Hinerman.

With articles by Marjo Buitelaar and Nirvana Saad, Barie Fez-Barringten, Nate Hinerman and Donald Gelpi, Susan M. Kilonzo, Kenza Oumlil, Kathleen Vandenberg, and Deborah Wills and Erin Steuter.

Reconstruction is also accepting articles for open issues and proposals for special issues. All such queries should be sent to the Reconstruction Submissions Editor at reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com.

The Modernist Left

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University
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An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.

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

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 10:48am
full name / name of organization: 
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.

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