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[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 11:54am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

Interdisciplinary Studies February 10-13, 2010 [UPDATE]

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:22pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 842-1234

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

The Interdisciplinary Studies area is seeking papers on topics of popular and/or American culture for which an interdisciplinary approach has been used and explained.

Borders and Border Crossings: Double Encounters (April 30-May 1, 2010)

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 5:43pm
University of British Columbia Okanagan, Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, invites you to attend our third annual graduate student conference. This conference seeks to examine cultural artefacts from creative and critical perspectives. Although the focus is on studies in English, languages, culture, multi-media arts, and creative writing, we encourage submissions from across graduate disciplines.

Plenum: Call for Peer Reviewers

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 2:07pm

Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is accepting applications for peer reviewers. Areas of particular need are film, Caribbean Studies, American Studies, Education, Educational Technology, Hispanophone literature and culture, feminist literary theory and philosophy, and postcolonial literature and theory. Applicants with backgrounds in other fields are also welcome to apply. Please forward a cv and writing sample (MS Word or RTF, please) to jis at scsu dot edu.

[Update] Performance and Performativity

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:25pm
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) Universite de Montreal

The seventh annual Université de Montréal English graduate conference seeks to examine the constructed nature of human life and thus invites 250-300 words abstract for papers dealing with the notions of performance and performativity in literature and the arts. Although performance was traditionally associated with theatre and the interpretation of a written text by actors, the idea of performance also applies to everyday life, to the behaviour individuals are obligated to adopt in order to function in society. Every face-to-face encounter becomes a performance especially if we think of performativity as the internalization of a script.

Arab Culture in the U.S. (10-13, Feb. 2010) [UPDATE]

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 10:07am
Popular Culture & American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09
Registration Deadline: 12/31/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables are now being accepted for the Area "Arab Culture in the U.S." In addition to academic presentations, artists (e.g., poets, musicians, and dancers) are welcome to perform their work.

Turning Points, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:11pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 15, 2010

Theme: Turning Points

Location: Henry Ford Community College
Mazzara Building, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

GASC 2010: "The Anthropology of Modernity: The Sacred, Science, and Aesthetics" (SLC; 6/24-6/26)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 5:26pm
Robert J. Hudson, Peter Goldman/ Generative Anthropology Summer Conference

Deadline: March 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Eric Gans of UCLA and Professor Vincent Pecora from the University of Utah.

Conference Time and Place: June 24-26, 2010, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. (Brigham Young University is co-hosting the conference, and selected activities will be spent
at their Provo campus, located south of Salt Lake City. Bus transportation will be provided.)

Queer Privates: UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium, May 14 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:23pm
UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

CFP: "Queer Privates"

2010 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
Date: Friday, May 14

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
Mel Chen's research interests include queer and feminist theory, critical linguistics, contagion and contamination, critical animal studies, and the cultural politics of race, sexuality, ability, and immigration.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 11:19am
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

Our Earth, Nature, Environment and Ecosystem

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:58am
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Our Earth, Nature, Environment and Ecosystem
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies: An Online Open Access Journal invites papers (essays, articles, conference/seminar papers) and book reviews from teachers, research scholars, activists, enthusiasts from all over the world on the topic, "Earth, Nature, Environment, Ecosystem and the Human Society" for the Inaugural Issue to be published in January, 2010. Keeping in mind the global phenomena of the crisis of the indigenous languages, the journal is going to be a bilingual one. Papers focussing on any related area can be submitted from the following disciplines either in Bengali or English:

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:06pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, proudly announces the publication of Volume 9.3, edited by Alan Clinton, Marc Oullette, and Justin Scott-Coe, with articles by Anthony C. Allessandri, Sandra Grey and Patricia Mooney Nickel, Diederik F. Johnson, Soo Kim, and Maisha Webster. In addition, there is a special section on "Genres" with articles by Tom Lavazzi, Cyrus Manasseh, Darren Jorgenson, Rebecca Hawkins, Bradley High, and Jennifer Grouling Cover and Tom Lockridge. Reviews by Scott Inniss, Sarah Brouillette, Graham Barnfield, Marc Ouellette. Art by Eden Grey.