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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.

2010 War, Literature & the Arts Conference

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 5:42pm
Jesse Goolsby/USAFA Dept of English and Fine Arts

An international conference on War, Literature & the Arts at the United States Air Force Academy solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on "Representing and Reporting America's Wars: 1990 to Present." The conference seeks a variety of genre submissions, both critical and creative, including literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film studies, photography, painting, and music.

Keynote Presenters:

Mark Boal - Screenwriter/Producer; The Hurt Locker, In the Valley of Elah

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended "Limits of the Human"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 4:53pm
University of California Santa Barbara Early Modern Center

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites paper proposals for our 2010 Winter Conference, "Limits of the Human." The conference will take place on Friday March 5 2010 at UCSB. We hope to include papers from a range of critical and disciplinary contexts, covering the period 1500-1800.

[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
Philip Heldrich

[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
Religion & Culture Society

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
Max Haiven


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
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
Jennifer Jenkins/Film Theory Area 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

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
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.