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CFP Film and History Panel at the PCAs (12/01/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:36am
Film and History Area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference

Film and History Area at the PCA/ACA National Conference (12/01/09; 3/31-4/3/10)
'Seeing History in Experimental Film and Media'
March 31-April 3, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Presenters are sought for a panel on history in experimental media, as part of the Film and History Area at the PCA/ACA conference.

"Limits of the Human"

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:30am
Early Modern Center at Uninversity of California, Santa Barbara

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.

The Michaelian - Issue 2: "Victorian Maenads" - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 9:33am
The Michaelian

CALL FOR PAPERS - The Michaelian, Issue 2: "Victorian Maenads"
EXTENDED DEADLINE - November 13, 2009


"The Michaelian" is an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper)
and their circle. The journal is published by Steven Halliwell and The Rivendale Press as one of the OSCHOLARS group of journals under the general editorship of D. C. Rose.

The inaugural edition of "The Michaelian" can be viewed at

Forming and De-Forming the Human Body, University of Wisconsin-Madison French and Italian Graduate Symposium, Apr. 16-17, 2010

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 10:52pm
Graduate Association of French and Italian Students, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The human body has continued to captivate intellectuals of the arts and sciences throughout history, whether through an aesthetic or physiological study of its structural form and internal mechanisms or in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of the mind that reside within the biological machine. Literature, art, music, film, and storytelling often turn our attention to these ideas of the body, and their inquiries into the physical body and the mind have framed our universal conceptions of health and disease, while also giving rise to myriad variations on the notions of bodily normality and abnormality. The body becomes a receptacle for our non-corporeal collective and individual identities, divisions, and prejudices.

reminder: Caribbean Enlightenment, an Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference, 8 - 10 April 2010, University of Glasagow

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 3:32pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Rhetorics of New Media - SWTXPCA Conference Feb. 10-13, 2010

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 12:04pm
Southewest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

ACLA: Forms of Floods. Submission Deadline November 13

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 9:09pm
Joseph Jeon/University of San Diego, Benjamin Widiss/Princeton University

Floods represent chaos: the overwhelming not just of everyday life but of entire prevailing natural and social orders, the destruction of boundaries and moorings, the triumph of formlessness and flux. This seminar examines, then, the challenges — both formal and ethical — entailed in representing floods. We will investigate the technical modes that attempt to formulate something often defined against form itself, and, at the same time, the moral implications of rendering natural disaster aesthetically. We will further ask what parallels and divergences we might discern between attempts to reassert form rhetorically, and those to reassert social and physical structures, in floods' wake.

Latina/o Lit at ALA. San Francisco May 2010. Deadline: 1/4/10

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:43pm
Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association, 2010

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association seeks proposals for the American Literature Association's 21st annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco on May 27-30, 2010.

We are particularly interested in seeking out proposals that address the following topics:

• Representations of Identity in Memoir, Autobiography and Testimonio
• Science Fiction in the Caribbean/Latin American Diaspora
• Roundtable on Teaching Latina/o Literature

The Aural Archive, ACLA, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans (11/13/09)

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:18pm
Michael Cohen, Louisiana State University; Sarah J. Townsend, New York University

"The Aural Archive"

ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Proposals due: Nov. 13, 2009

This seminar aims to draw out several theoretical and methodological questions lurking behind recent work in media studies, performance studies, musicology, and literary studies: If the aural realm is ephemeral (as is often said), how does it factor into the historical record? When you listen to your archive, what and how do you hear? And how do you theorize the silences and noises in the archival grain?

Investigating Conflicts at Public Demonstrations: A Conference on the Powers of Protest, New Technology, and Crowd Control

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:13pm
The Protest Study Project at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center

An informal network of students, faculty, and activists tentatively working under the banner of "The Protest Study Project" have proposed a weekend conference in New York on March 20-21, 2010 (we are awaiting final approval to hold this event at the City University of New York Graduate Center). The goals of this conference are to provide a forum for academic and activist discussions about the urgent legal, practical, and theoretical issues that emerged from Pittsburgh, and to place these discussions in larger transnational and historical contexts. The conference urges presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and workshops on any number of perspectives and reactions to multiple issues.

Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 2:38pm
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 10:32am
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca (Italy)

CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene

International Conference

ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice

DATES: 2-4 December 2010
LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale