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Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
contact email: 

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, "Becoming-Girl." Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming as existing through multiplicity and alliances, a process that does not have a beginning or end, but is always in-progress; becoming is, much like girlhood, intermezzo. Deleuze claims that "Girls do not belong to an age group, sex, order, or kingdom: they slip in everywhere, between orders, acts, ages, sexes." Girls' identities, interactions and relationships, particularly in cyber-contexts, are rhizomatic, complex, bordering the virtual and reality in their multiple becomings.

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" – Call for Papers for ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

Boise State University; Boise, Idaho (USA)
1-3 October 2010

The 2010 western regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 1-3 October 2010 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

"(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance" CFP deadline: 3/31/10

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre. The BTN encourages panels, workshops, projects, and interdisciplinary papers that contemplate strategies for the survival of Black Theatre into the next generation.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition. We have extended the deadline to September 1, 2010. We have reduced the submission requirements for scripts from 50 pages to 20 pages double-spaced and a 1 page synopsis. We will still offer a $1000

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:07am
full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
contact email: 

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

This is a conference focused on sharing ideas about composition in the classroom, teaching/creating creative works, discussing practices and pitfalls of the craft of writing, and talking about our favorite comp theorists, poets, and writers.

Creative Writing Papers may focus on any particular poet/writer/playwright, style of writing, or individual/group creative works (including poems, scripts, short stories, novel excerpts, etc.) are welcome. Composition Papers may focus on any particular comp/rhet theory/theorist, classroom practices, or individual/group workshops.

Graduate Student Academic Freedom (3/5/10; MLA '11)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 

CFP: "Graduate Student Academic Freedom"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus and AAUP, MLA 2011

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, seeks current graduate students to participate in a roundtable discussion on "Graduate Student Academic Freedom" at the 2011 MLA annual meeting from January 6 through January 9 in Los Angeles.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the Arts and Humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

This panel seeks to investigate the intertwined histories of literature and rights in the long eighteenth century. How does imaginative writing in this period contribute to the development of the humanitarian sensibility and the emergence of human rights? Conversely, how do changing conceptions of rights shape novels, poems, plays, and essays? Papers on literary, philosophical, and legal formulations of natural and positive rights, and on questions concerning freedom, equality, justice, toleration, torture, cruelty, and pain are all welcome.

Send one-page abstracts to Melissa Ganz (melissa.ganz@stanford.edu) by March 8.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 8:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club
contact email: 

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name/name of organization
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Creative Writing Club (CWC)

contact email
jisip@fullerton.edu

cfp categories
graduate conferences
poetry
rhetoric and composition
theater

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

CFW: Spatial Praxes, proposals due June 30, 2010

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amy Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown
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Call for Webtexts (CFW)
Spatial Praxes: Theories of Space, Place, and Pedagogy, a 2012 summer special issue of Kairos
Guest Editors: Dr. Amy Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown

(PDF version for printing can be found at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/14.2/loggingon/spcfw.html)

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson
contact email: 

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and American Indian literatures. The proliferation of scholarly attention in the humanities to animals has been evident in the last decade. In 2009, both the journal of the Modern Language Association (PMLA, March issue) and the Chronicle of Higher Education (October issue) gave considerable space to the study of the relationships between human and nonhuman animals.

Topics on American Indian literatures may include but are not limited to:

South Asian Popular Culture - Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Priya Jha, University of Redlands
contact email: 

Intensive Bollywood: Media and Nonlinear History in South Asia
Special Issue: South Asian Popular Culture, October 2011

How do we approach the emergence of various media forms? From radio to the mobile phone, from tamashas to Bollywood, different affects and novel perceptions resonate with new media ecologies. These media processes are covered over by a form of criticism that takes the actual media form for history itself. We are interested in returning criticism to the nonlinear field of potentiality from which these actual media forms emerge. The dominance of Hindi-Urdu cinema in South Asian media studies has shaped popular cultural criticism, to the point of often occluding this history.

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Virtuosity is a new, blind peer-reviewed e-journal focusing on distance education, hybrid learning and teaching experiences. As a third party service provider dedicated to serving educational institutions and their virtual world needs, Education Services Management Group has assembled a number of virtual world educators and administrators to serve as editors and peer reviewers for an audience of virtual teachers, administrators, and students. The journal is expected to publish quarterly, beginning on the 15th day of April. Therefore, we are soliciting pieces for this new, ongoing education e-journal with a rolling deadline.

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