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AlterNative: Volume 6, 2010

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 5:05pm
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Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

AlterNative is announcing a general call for papers to be published in Volume 6, 2010.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. It aims to present Indigenous worldviews from native Indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native Indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more of themes of the journal:

[DEADLINE] Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture: Sep. 30, 2009.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 7:16pm
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NEMLA 2010
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This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
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Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York
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Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

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

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
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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.

CFP: PCA/ACA Literature and Politics Sessions, 3/31/-4/3/2010; deadline 12/15/09

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:30pm
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George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.
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Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

American memory of WWII: adding the European "Second Generation" to the historical narrative

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:23pm
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Dr. Krystyna T. Zamorska

I am compiling a collection of "second generation" academic memoir essays by those who were born and raised in post-Second World War Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and are now academics or scholars in US institutions.

If possible, we can begin by convening a group of scholars (Polish, Polish American, and others with East-European roots) who are descendants of victims of German crimes in German-occupied Europe. (Tri-state area?)Those who have already done research in this area are particularly welcome. The goal is to expand the dominant American narrative of WWII, shaped during the Cold War.

Contact: Krystyna T. Zamorska, Ph.D. at

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
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Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton,
Genevieve Guenther,

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
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Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2010/2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
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Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship
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Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009. The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.


Catherine Akca and Ali Gunes. "Male Myth-Making: The Origins of Feminism." 1-15

Steve Redhead. "Hooligan Writing and the Study of Football Fan Culture: Problems and Possibilities." 16-41

Kane X. Faucher. "Sphacelated Grammars (or: Language Likes to Hide)." 42-52

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
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The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
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Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

Final Call from Rupkatha Journal for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English.

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:38am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Here is the final for critical writings and book reviews for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.
* For submission of critical writings, please send:
Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)
Ø Abstract (100-200 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV
* For submission of creative works, please send:
Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
Ø Abstract (100 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV

Questioning Identity: Representations of Class and Working Class Identity

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:18pm
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English Graduate Organization
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The English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, is currently accepting abstracts for this year's conference, "Questioning Identity: Representations of Class."
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to: Globalization, Commodities, Economics, Gender, Nationalism, Class Conflict, Marxism, Representations of Labor, Consumption and Capitalism. Please send your 250-300 word abstracts to The final deadline for all abstracts is October 15th, 2009.