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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
full name / name of organization: 
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)

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 1:59pm
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Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
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Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies, theorizations of literary seriality or periodicity, etc. 150-word abstract.

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 10:29am
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2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
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"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing," organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "narrating lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (body, self, or consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, international, etc.).

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 7:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present? Please send papers on chronopolitics, media and memory, speed, monuments, futurity, duration, etc. by March 15, 2010.

Call for Submissions: Writing Our Environment

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:34pm
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The IOWA ENGLISH BULLETIN (journal of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English)

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Call for Submissions
Iowa English Bulletin, Issue #45: Writing Our Environment

Matthew Dickerson (2006) explores The Environmental Vision [in the literature] of J.R.R. Tolkien. M. Jimmie Killingsworth (2005) suggests how the professional communication field may invoke environment and ecology to reconsider conventional research methods. Hothem et al. (2009) describe an ecocomposition pedagogy that helps students recognize contextual influences when writing. Terry Gifford (2008) reviews how ecocriticism augments creative writing workshops.

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Brown
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Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.

Abstracts to Michelle Brown (MLBrown10@gmail.com) by 15 Mar. 2010.

Harold Pinter Society Panels

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 1:59pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chicago, IL). Especially welcome are papers exploring the representation of love relationships in absurdist and neo-absurdist drama and papers considering the relationship of Pinter's work to that of Beckett and the project of the "new theatre" more generally. Please send abstracts to Judith Roof at roof12@comcast.net by 31 March 2010.

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