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[Update] CFP Literature (General, Cormac McCarthy, Twilight) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 4:35pm
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Philip Heldrich
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[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Please post and send to graduate students and faculty.

Last call for our 12/15/2009 submission deadline next week!

Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Now seeking papers/presentations for panels on Cormac McCarthy and Twilight:

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Submit to one of our many awards for graduate students and recently published books.

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference on HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 3:03pm
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Religion & Culture Society
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Interdisciplinary Arts Conference 2010


Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation


We invite submissions on the topic of interest from all Faculty of Arts students, at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Some related topics may be, but are not limited to:

Human Rights; Global Issues; Philosophy; Religion and Culture; The Environment; Politics; Psychology; Economics; Multiculturalsim; Visual Culture and Media; Academia

To be held on March 27th, 2010 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

[UPDATE] CFP: What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis" - Affinities 4

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:35am
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Max Haiven
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CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"
Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

Psychopathology in American Literature (01/15/10; ALA, 05/27-05/30/2010)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 9:15am
full name / name of organization: 
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.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 7:54am
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Jennifer Jenkins/Film Theory Area 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 15, 2009. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

[UPDATE] EXTENSION Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 7:43am
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Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 8 February 2010.***

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

UPDATE: Personal Journal (memoir, video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc), FEB 10-13, 2010

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
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South West Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assoc's

THE PERSONAL JOURNAL(video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc) Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assocs.
31st Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2010, "Special Topics"

Proposals are being accepted for panels on pedagogy re: all forms and types of an overlooked genre, the Personal Journal (memoir, diary, video-journal, TV/Film self-confessionals /historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc), and its integral relationship with Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and other disciplines.

The End? Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, March 25-27, 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:52pm
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Indiana University Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

Life in Marvelous Times: Cultural Work in the Racial Present (Spring 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:05pm
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The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington
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'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010
The University of Washington, Seattle

Knowledge Crossing Borders: Opportunities and Challenges in Regional, Transnational and Global Collaboratives (March 8-12, 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:02pm
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International Conference on Higher Education (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)

Join us in beautiful Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8-12, 2010. In increasingly globalized and technologically-driven societies, geographical and intellectual borders are being reconstructed and reconfigured. Central to these situations are political, economic, and sociocultural issues surrounding the production, dissemination, and ownership of knowledge. This international conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and global borders create challenges as well as transformative opportunities for cooperation, creativity, and innovation.

Teaching Literature and Culture

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:02pm
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Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is soliciting articles on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?