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34th International American Studies Conference--The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 4:03am
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American Studies Association of Turkey
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American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 6:05pm
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
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Currently accepting submissions: Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

The President's Ghost: A Hauntology of Democracy. MLA 2011 (Los Angeles 1/6-9)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 4:25pm
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A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)
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Presidents of the United States and presidential candidates have a long history of "writing" autobiographies which skillfully enact and construct a piece of political theater. The public's complicity in desiring a "war hero" president enables such posturing. However, the political performance ultimately becomes restrictive and the public becomes confused when the president or candidate betrays expectations. The politician's desire to manipulate inauthentic portrayals is itself subject to contradiction.

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 3:11pm
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Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies

Harvard University
Committee on Ethnic Studies

Friday, April 9, 2010
Proposals due: March 8, 2010

Hosted by the Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University

Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities - Submission Deadline 28/02/10

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 1:26pm
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eSharp

eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. Issue 15, Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities, will open explorations on social, economic, cultural and political facets of internationalization and globalization. We welcome articles which take up the implications of internationalization in the field of arts, humanities, social sciences and education. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.

[UPDATE] Paths of Progress(?)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:47pm
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California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English
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In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

Ethics and Literature

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 4:14pm
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ASEBL Journal - St. Francis College

ASEBL Journal [E-ISSN: 1944-401X]

With the publication of the Spring 2010 issue, we are seeking submissions to be considered for the Fall 2010.

Association for the Study of Ethical Behavior in Literature. Broadly conceived, any treatment of the convergence between ethics and literature: personal responsibility, moral behavior, decision, impulse, agency/action, reader-response, humanism, character, identity, virtue, ideal, conscience. Such an approach could accommodate, for example, medical humanities and environmental ethics, as well.

12 DAYS LEFT to submit to Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Women's Studies Section

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:07am
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Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
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Call For Papers
WOMEN'S STUDIES

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

2010 Annual Meeting
March 26, 2010
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

15 to 20 MINUTE PAPERS
ON ANY ASPECT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES
Rhetoric, Media Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology,
Psychology, Communication, Law, Political Science, Art, History, Education

UPDATE: "TURNING POINTS": SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 1:25am
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Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University

"TURNING POINTS": SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30-Saturday May1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University

Call for Papers

"Me from Myself, to vanish
had I art,
Impregnable my fortress,
of all heart
And since myself attacked me,
how have I peace,
except by subjugation consciousness,
And since we are mutual monarch,
how this be,
except by abdication,
me to me"

-Emily Dickinson

[UPDATE] Psychopathology in American Literature (Deadline now January 22; ALA, 05/27-05/30/2010)

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Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:16pm
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Adam Meehan

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

In The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Freud explains that "the border-line between the nervous, normal, and abnormal states is indistinct." Consequently, while phenomena such as forgetting, slips of the tongue, and other "mistakes" are generally seen by society as normal, one could argue that they are in fact the foundation for more menacing psychopathologies like paranoia, schizophrenia, personality disorders, or even homicidal behavior.

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