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Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference: Call for Abstracts - Early Consideration: Dec 15th, DUE Jan 30

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 4:54pm
The New School's Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

10th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

The Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference is a venue for students to present interdisciplinary, theoretical and critical approaches to a broad range of media studies. Since the initial conference in 2000, Critical Themes has grown into a leading forum for showcasing research papers from graduate students around the world.

Previous panels have included such themes as: Globalization, Televisuality, Cyberspace, Media and Social Change, Pop Culture, Political Economy, Media and Social Theory, Philosophy and Film, Visual Culture and beyond. All themes are open for consideration.

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:50am
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University

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?

"Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines," Glasgow, UK. CFP abstract submission deadline: 25 Nov 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:27am
Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, UK

Call for Papers: 'Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines'
Symposium, 29 January 2010, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

****** Deadline for submission: 25 November 2009 ******

Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's "Beyond Text" programme,

2010 American Studies Association of Turkey Conference: The Art of Language

Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:37am
American Studies Association of Turkey

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


Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:37pm


4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30 - Saturday May 1, 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

Solitude and Sociability in the Eighteenth Century, Salt Lake City (2/25-2/27/10) (Update)

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 4:04pm

The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS annual conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 25-27 has been extended to Dec. 1. Proposals can be sent directly to or to panel organizers. See for a full list of panels. The conference theme is "Solitude and Sociability." Felicity Nussbaum of UCLA and Kevin Cope of LSU will be the plenary speakers.

CFP Fractured Images / Broken Words - 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:28pm
Lancaster University


Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
12th June 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Terry Eagleton, of Lancaster University and Andy Diggle, comic-book writer and former editor of 2000 AD.
Featuring art installations by Christine Dawson.

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:23am
American Comparative Literature Association

The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal. While focusing on how this transnationality gives voice to diaspora and creole communities, we will examine how transnational spaces, bodies, and motion are constructed from forms of mimicry and parody already extant within the construction of the nation-state. Is what Judith Butler calls "an insurrection at the level of ontology" required to make room for such potentially monstrous or alien proliferations? This seminar welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 2:32am

The International Journals of Engineering n Sciences (IJENS) aims to be an effective forum for interchange of high quality theoretical and applied research in all Engineering and Sciences disciplines from basic research to application development.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences are scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that provide rapid publications and a forum to the academics, scholars and advanced level students for exchanging significant information and productive ideas associated with all Engineering and Sciences disciplines.
International Journal of Engineering & Technology Call for Papers

International Journal of Video & Image Processing and Network Security Call for Papers

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:52pm
Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls "family resemblances" rather than by particular qualities that all works in a given genre necessarily share. While ambiguities at the periphery of genres produce hybrid forms like the prose poem or collage, even works at the center of a genre are shaped by disputes at its edges. For example, one could argue that the growing popularity of the novel as a chief means of narrative expression at the end of the eighteenth century urged poets to re-conceive the fundamental features of their art, thereby shaping the conventions of Romantic poetry.