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The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:13am
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The International Academic Forum
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Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

Ethics of Racial Identity

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
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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, 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 April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
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Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 8:27pm
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Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010
(Submission 15 March, 2010)
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Buzard, Professor and Head of Literature Faculty at MIT.

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:05pm
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Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph's long-established function as a document of the "real" in the context of Asian American politics. Accordingly, for artists such as An-My Lê, Dinh Q. Lê, Nikki S. Lee, and Patrick Nagatani, photographic images are more made than found, and photography becomes a dynamic artistic medium rather than an act of recording the object world. In such artists, we are interested in the ways in which photographic aesthetics intersects with Asian American social issues, and in how photography becomes a mode of critical interrogation, beyond the paces of documentary social realism.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:48pm
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MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
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The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

Modern Literary Theories;A Critical Approach

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sunita Sinha /Avant Garde: A Literary Forum
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Respected Sir/Madam,

'Avant Garde - A Literary Forum' invites an article from you on for an upcoming anthology on Modern Literary Theories to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha.

Other publications from this editor are-

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:52pm
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University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 10:25am
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April Durham, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California Riverside

A interdisciplinary panel that is part of the [dis]junctions 2010 graduate conference at University of CAlifornia Riverside, April 10-11, 2010.

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:11am
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Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

Guest Editors: Alexa Weik, University of Fribourg & Christoph Irmscher, Indiana University

This special issue of EJES (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13825577.asp) addresses the dislocation of bodies (human and non-human), concepts, cultures, and goods across borders of various kinds not just in relation to notions of mobility, but with special attention to their interaction with their surrounding environments.

CFP: Feminism 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:51am
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MP: an International Feminist Journal
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MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

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

Steampunk! The Popular Manifestation of Neo-Victorianism

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 5:26am
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Victorian Steampunk Society
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Steampunk! The Popular Version of Neo-Victorianism

A One-Day Conference hosted by the Victorian Steampunk Society, September 11, 2010

Lincoln Castle and Lawns, Lincoln U.K.

The Conference aims to explore the rising popularity of Steampunk and to consider its place in the wider field of Neo-victorianism and Neo-Victorian Studies.

This conference is unique in that it takes place alongside the "Weekend at the Asylum" festival which will attract up to one thousand active steampunks to the beautiful and historic City of Lincoln. This makes it the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to some of the leading figures in this aspect of Neo-Victorianism.

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
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Ed Chamberlain
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CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to edachamb@indiana.edu by Saturday March 20th.

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 3:54pm
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Melissa Ames
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This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 2:32pm
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Eric Hoffman
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DEADLINE: November 30, 2010

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or
approaches to Dave Sim's comic book Cerebus, both a scholarly and popular, though coherent, companion
(and introduction) to the series.

Any subject matter is welcome, so long as it pertains to Dave Sim and/or Cerebus.

Some recommendations of subjects that in which I am most interested:

Discussion of 1970's comics scene in which Dave first started to contribute
together with a discussion of the various influences on Cerebus (Howard the
Duck, Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja)

Cerebus as satire of the comics medium (The Roach, "reads," etc)

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