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CFP-Textual Girls

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 4:31pm
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Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Textual girls

The lives of girls are mediated in large part by the plethora of texts that surround them. Though adults often attempt to intercede, manipulate, or otherwise circumvent these texts, still the abundance of media and materials surrounding girls leaves them both vulnerable and savvy as they engage with texts that are either meant to address them directly or not.

Ohio Festival of the Short Story / Friday & Saturday, May 7 & 8, 2010

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 3:44pm
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The Cincinnati Review / University of Cincinnati
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Theory of the short story has a long history, from writers and thinkers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekov, and B. M. Ejxenbaum to contemporary theorists such as Susan Lohafer, Mary Louise Pratt, and Charles E. May. In recent years, critical anthologies and monographs such as The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues (2001), The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas (2003), and Reading for Storyness (2003) indicate continued and diverse interests in the field. How is the short story best defined? Should it be regarded as merely an "apprentice genre" for creative writers and literature students? What are its pedagogical advantages? What would a poetics or rhetoric of the short story look like?

"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 3:15pm
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Modern Language Association
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Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

Why write from or about prison? How do narratives of incarceration and torture inform notions of justice, liberty, and rights?

Especially welcome would be theoretical analyses of prison literature , of the conditions for writing prison narratives, and of the rhetoric of prisons writing.

Send all queries to Jonathan Abel at jonathan.abel@psu.edu. Abstracts of 500 words by March 1st.

CFP: SANE journal volume 1:1 and 1:2: "Comics in the Contact Zone" and "Teaching the Works of Alan Moore"

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:12pm
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SANE journal: sequential art narrative in education
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SANE journal is now seeking submissions for works of research, practitioner-based articles, reviews, and rationales regarding its first two themed issues. Information about this new peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary journal covering all things comics-and-education-related, from pre-k to doctorate, can be obtained by visiting http://www.sanejournal.net/. For more information, e-mail James Bucky Carter: jbcarter2 at utep dot edu.

V1.1 (late 2010 release or per article as considered ready by review board): "Comics in the Contact Zone."

Poverty 2010: An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Graduate Conference

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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:54am
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Queen's University

Poverty 2010:
An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Graduate Conference

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
October 14-16, 2010

"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control." (Article 25(1) of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Death in Early Modern Literature

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 11:11pm
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The St. John's University Humanities Review
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Death in Early Modern Europe

The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:

• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague / Executions

Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.

Climate Change Across the Disciplines

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 4:09pm
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Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Graduate Student Panel on CLIMATE CHANGE ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
Sponsored by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 15, 2010

Submission Deadline: February 22, 2010

As part of its Spring 2010 colloquium series on Bios: Life, Death, Politics, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory is sponsoring a graduate student panel on CLIMATE CHANGE ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES, to be held on March 15, 2010.

We are seeking presentations from graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, engaging the question of climate change from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session proposal, 2011 MLA; 3/2/10)

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:46pm
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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.

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (Special session, 2011 MLA, Jan 6-9)

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 1:14pm
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Adele Wilson
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In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "Narrating Lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (self, body, consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, international, etc.).

Future / NO Future: Graduate Student Conference, Gender and Sexuality Studies - University of Pennsylvania, Sept. 16-17, 2010

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 12:57pm
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University of Pennsylvania

Future / NO Future

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Future of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Keynote Address: Lisa Duggan (New York University)

16th and 17th of September 2010, University of Pennsylvania

We are interested in the future of gender and sexuality studies as an interdisciplinary field. We envision this field as a generative methodology for the broad study of identity, subjectivity, kinship, and power. This fall, we would like to rethink the political, social and intellectual developments that are shaping the roles of gender and sexuality in academic work, as well as ask how the study of gender and sexuality deals with futurity.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 9:26am
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Andrew Keese / Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."

Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Culture Code Nature Machine: Interdisciplinary Conference on Semiotics, UM-Ann Arbor, March 12-13, 2010

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 4:42am
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Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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**INAUGURAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON SEMIOTICS**

The Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is excited to place a call for papers, media, and performance for our inaugural conference on Peircean semiotics. We invite contributions of multidisciplinary work that addresses or challenges the theme of sign activity as constitutive and constructive of nature and culture. In addition to scholarly papers, we invite submissions by artists, musicians, filmmakers, performers, and others whose work interrogates the processes and possibilities of sign activity and the making of meaning.

(inter)disciplinarities: The "New Relationality"? (April 24-25, 2010)

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:05am
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University of Victoria's Cultural, Social, and Political Thought Graduate Conference
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The University of Victoria's interdisciplinary program in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought and Peninsula: A Journal of Relational Politics are pleased to present you with a joint call for papers. Click HERE to see the conference's poster or see below for its description.

CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

(inter)disciplinarities: The "New Relationality"?
April 24-25, 2010

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