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[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
contact email: 

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.

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling (5/15/10; 12/10/10 - 12/12/10)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University, UK
contact email: 

Newcastle University, U.K.
10-12 December 2010

Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy,
Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

Over the past decade, there has been a notable turn to feeling or emotion across the humanities, social sciences and neurosciences. Affecting Feminism brings into focus the particular impact that feminist theory has played in this work on feeling and considers emotions from the mediaeval to the modern.

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 1:45am
full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010. This year's theme is "States of Crisis." 
In keeping with that theme, this panel seeks papers that consider the events of 9/11, its aftermath, and the "War on Terror." As the conference encourages an interdisciplinary approach, the papers investigating this site of crisis from diverse fields of study will be given preference. Topics to consider alongside 9/11 and the "War on Terror":
• journalism, 24 hour news, and news parody
• the economy
• film and television
• popular culture
• performing arts

Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (4/5/2010; 11/13/2010-11/14/2010)

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 

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 on the graphic novel and related genres of literature that combine graphic elements with textual elements. Papers that examine the history of the graphic novel, that theorize the rapidly evolving visual rhetoric of this form of literature or that investigate some other aspect of the genre are welcome.

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2010/ by April 5, 2010.

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" - Call for Film

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 1:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

ACIS-West 2010

"(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern"

Call for Films for Panel

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.

The conference organizers are currently seeking film submissions for a panel closely tied to the conference theme. Films submitted should include some aspect of the "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern," but the inclusiveness of this theme is open to interpretation.

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

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 1:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

ACIS-West 2010

"(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern"

Call for Papers

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.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Christopher Murray, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre History, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Professor Murray's address is titled, "'The new thing that has happened, or the old thing that has happened again': Beckett and the Irish sensibility."

Psychoanalysis and Social Justice October 22-23, 2010; submit, 7/1/10

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:39am
full name / name of organization: 
The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
contact email: 

This conference will address issues regarding how psychoanalytic theory and practice guide and are guided by our ideas about social justice and social responsibility. We invite you to reflect on ways in which you and your discipline are implicated in these issues, and to offer proposals from those perspectives. We are seeking proposals that investigate what psychoanalysis—in both its theoretical and applied forms—can offer for a better understanding of social change, its limitations and possibilities. Please think broadly about issues that arise in your discipline in relation to social justice. Consider, for example, the following:

After the Wire (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - Deadline 2 March 2010)

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:05am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011
contact email: 

This panel at MLA 2011 in Los Angeles will discuss any and all aspects of the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' with a particular interest in its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition. Please submit 250–500-word abstracts by 2 March 2010 to Gerry Canavan and Lisa Klarr at afterthewire@gmail.com.

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