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

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:13pm
Black Theatre Network

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

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:41pm
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH

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)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:07am
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)

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)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:39am
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus

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
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)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:50am
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

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 8:28pm
CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club

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

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 2:18pm
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson

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

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:36pm
Priya Jha, University of Redlands

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

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 9:58am
Virtual World Education

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)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:07am
Newcastle University, UK

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

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 1:45am
(dis)junctions

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

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