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Currents in Electronic Literacy, Spring 2010 Issue: "Gaming-Across-the-Curriculum" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 1:56pm
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Currents in Electronic Literacy / Digital Writing & Research Lab (DWRL), UT-Austin

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN #1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due by Friday, January 15, 2010.

Spring 2010 issue: "Gaming-Across-the-Curriculum: Playing as a Way of Learning"

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
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Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org) invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

Spectrum calling for submissions DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:13pm
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Spectrum Literary Magazine

SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works from everyone, regardless of age or school affiliation. Art can be either black and white or in color. Any form of poetry and any genre of fiction is allowed; non-fiction works can range from interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. We do not follow themes and no subject will be censored.
http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/spectrum/submissions.html

Points of Contact: Moving East to West,16th Annual Multicultural Conference, April 20-22, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 10:12pm
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Laurie Lopez Coleman, English/San Antonio College Multicultural Conference, San Antonio, TX
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The West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries, but the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West. The economic powerhouses of Saudi Arabia, India, China and Japan, and the expansion of nuclear weaponry to Muslim countries have made dealing with the East critical to the prosperity and security of the West. So as culture has flowed east in the past, it now begins to flow west.
For our 16th annual Multicultural Conference we request papers and presentations that deal with the influence of the East on the West – as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, the military and the economy.

Literature and Criticism after Secularism, ACLA Seminar, April 1-4, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:25pm
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Thomas Dancer, U of Wisconsin Madison; Jack Dudley, U of Wisconsin Madison

Much scholarship on modern and contemporary literature has taken it as an article of faith that writers either turned away from or actively rejected religion. While this "narrative of secularization," to use Pericles Lewis' terms, still holds sway in literary studies, the fields of critical theory, political science, and sociology have increasingly interrogated the categories "secular" and "religious," as in the work of Charles Taylor, Hent de Vries, William E. Connolly, Talal Asad, and Slavoj Žižek. Such work has generated the new category, "post-secular," which examines the anxieties and absences in secular imaginaries, philosophies, and politics. This work also challenges the "secular" as the unconscious norm of intellectual practice.

Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500)

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 5:33pm
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Dr. Rebecca Flynn and Dr. Salvatore Musumeci

CALL FOR ESSAYS

Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci are seeking further proposals for a collection of essays entitled Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500).

ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:13pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning. One way to rethink this relationship is to consider allegory as intrinsic to language itself (rather than as some meaning located outside of language) and how this view might challenge a hierarchical structure of reference. By bracketing this hierarchical relationship, we can consider the allegory of language itself. Allegory enables one to say two things at once, what one says in words and what one says other than in words. Allegory thus speaks a language that is also other to itself.

UPDATE: Adoption Poetry Collection

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:48pm
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Jesse Goolsby
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This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words. The collection will not only serve as a stand alone example of beautiful and engaging work, but will also contribute as a companion piece to courses that deal with the intermingling of behavior, family, and society. Multiple perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.

New Deadline: 1 January 2010

[UPDATE] WORK – IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27 NOV]

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:37am
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Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Theoretical engagements are also of interest. While this call is not limited to interests of any period, we seek topics with relevance or insight into contemporary experiences and constructions of work.

Possible topics:
- Cultural (literature, film, TV, etc.) representations of work
- Artists whose own work is reflective on questions of labor
- Cultures of labor and the workplace
- Discourses of labor in media
- Theoretical engagements with labor and work (Virno, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, etc)

Disasters, Crises, and the Politics of Recreation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:27pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Certain conditions have defined the beginning of the 21st century: imperialist war for control of the Middle East and Afghanistan, super exploitation of labor and global resources like the food crisis of 2008, deep-rooted racism and sexism, and the conspicuous disparity between the voraciousness of corporate accumulation and the deprivation of basic necessities of entire populations, as the environmental catastrophe of Katrina and the recent capitalist crisis reveals.

"Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" (12/20/09 due) Crossroads in Cultural Studies (June 17-21, 2010)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 6:40pm
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Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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We are organizing a panel entitled "Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference (June 17-21, 2010) in Hong Kong. Please submit your paper proposal (500 words) by Dec 20th, 2009 to wochingling@hotmail.com

[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
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Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec. 31, 2009 so the sooner papers/panels are submitted and accepted, the better the registration rates. Also, there is a special outing on the Road Runner train to Santa Fe, seats are filling up. Below is the original CFP:
CALL FOR PANEL AND PAPER PROPOSALS

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
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Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at chass.utoronto.ca/complitstudents/transverse

Disability and the Enlightenment

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
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Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of acting on stage or walking the streets of London -- the history of the disabled body has played a conspicuously minor role in these investigations. One of the reasons for the absence of a vigorous discussion of disability in the eighteenth century may have to do with the belief that such a discussion might be anachronistic, eighteenth-century England having had no operative category of disability.

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