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CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:44pm
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies


Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Theme Double Issue, Summer/Fall 2010. Ed. Jody Berland and Blake Fitzpatrick

For this special issue we seek papers that address cultures of militarization or that raise questions concerning the ubiquity of militarization as a presence woven into the fabric of civic culture. We also open the possibility of holding the terms culture and militarization apart, in order to investigate the ways a militarized presence is normalized or critiqued in private, public and national narratives.

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:45am
University of Surrey, UK

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey
2-3 July 2010.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Andy Mousley, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of De
Montfort, editor of the forthcoming Palgrave collection Literature, Humanism and Posthumanism,

Prof. Steve Dixon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development at the
University of Brunel, and director of multimedia performance research company The Chameleons Group,

Prof. Robert Pepperell, Reader in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and author of The Posthuman Condition.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (PROPOSAL EXTENSION 26 April; conference 26 June 2010)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:00am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Please note, the proposal deadline for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference has been EXTENDED to 26 APRIL 2010.

The second annual conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Call for papers: Reading Marechera (Abstracts - May 21, 2010)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:49am
Grant Hamilton

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of new research on the work of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.

Dambudzo Marechera is an important writer. Indeed, fellow writer John Wyllie, who reviewed his work for Heinemann's prestigious African Writer Series, considered Marechera to be 'as important a writer as Soyinka'. It is somewhat puzzling, then, that only a handful of critical works have been dedicated to the examination of Marechera's oeuvre.

outh Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:44pm
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

BSECS 40th Annual Conference 2011

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 6:29pm
The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

BSECS 40th Annual Conference

Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th January 2011
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.


The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

2010 PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM, 13 - 18 June 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:25am


Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website:

Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.

Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.

Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.

Poetry and the Real

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 5:40am
Rupert Loydell and Mereidth Miller

Essays and creative work are solicited for a collection entitled Poetry and the Real. The editors wish to update and expand scholarship on the relation between poetic discourse and material life, in particular moving beyond the critical interventions made by twentieth-century language poets. Essays will explore questions of audience and dissemination, critical trends and relations of production for poetry, as well as explorations of poetry's specific use of language, form and narrative strategy. Creative works which specifically address these issues are also welcomed. We envision the collection containing a mixture of generic interventions in a creative/critical dialogue.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts by 30th June, 2010 to:

[UPDATE} Cleaning up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Ireland

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 4:08am
The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture

The deadline for submission of articles to the IRIC has been extended. The new deadline is July 1, 2010. This was due to a number of server problems, which have virtually blocked our website for many weeks. We apologize with all those who sent queries and submissions and never got an answer

The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture solicits the submission of papers for the 2010 issue entitled Cleaning Up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Post-Tiger Ireland.

[UPDATE] Social Media and Literary Analysis, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline extended: May 4)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 1:21am
Heather Wozniak / University of California, Los Angeles

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.

This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Ning, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by May 4 at

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 8:28pm
Rice University

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

Submission deadline: June 15th, 2010.

UPDATE - A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 5:56pm
EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of  Representing
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing

Teaching with Technology

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 1:41pm
Radical Teacher

Teaching today is ubiquitously tied to technology; from K-12 through graduate school, today's classroom is increasingly digital, and the call to make it more so grows. Institutional resources are increasingly directed toward classroom digital initiatives, libraries are merged with academic computing departments, and the instructional technologist has begun to occupy a central role on many campuses. New degree programs are popping up. Digital humanities is a newly, yet nebulously, defined discipline.