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[UPDATE] Journal of Contemporary Literature Issue

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:22am
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Journal of Contemporary Literature
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This is an update to the previously advertised issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature on Indian/Indian-American and Chinese/Chinese-American novelists.

Although we are willing to consider further essays on both groups of novelists, we need several essays on Chinese or Chinese-American novelists to balance the issue.

We are also interested in receiving short fiction or poetry from Indian, Chinese, or Asian-American writers or on topics related to those cultures. There are no special restrictions on length, form, or style.

The announced deadline for the issue was September 30, 2009, but extensions can be negotiated.

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
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Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

REMINDER CFP: ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY & THE NOVEL (DEADLINE 9/30/09)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:19pm
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NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal, CA
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Call for Papers

Analytic Philosophy and the Novel

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel participates in a growing fascination with the connections between the narrative conventions of the novel and the field of analytic philosophy. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) theories of reference, speech acts, intentionality, metaphor, translation, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, pragmatics, meaning and use. All novel genres, periods, and languages are welcome, as are relevant implications for the study of objects, plots, characters, and fictionality.

Call for Papers: Trauma and Literature at CEA 2010 (8/21-11/1; 3/25-27/2010)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:57pm
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College Enlgish Association
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Call for Papers, Trauma and Literature at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Trauma and Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Call for Papers: Pedagogy at CEA 2010 (8/21-11/1; 3/25-27/2010)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:54pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers, Pedagogy at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 41st annual conference.

English classrooms, both those that focus on literature and those that focus on composition, are full of voices. The texts that we read, the dialogues that we have, and the essays that we write each underline the importance of voice to education. Papers are sought that investigate the different manifestations of voice within the classroom; both practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

REMINDER: CFP: Walter Benjamin and Memory. Deadline 30th September 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:33am
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NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal
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Walter Benjamin and Memory

This panel invites papers that consider the theory of memory as it emerges in and through the work of Walter Benjamin. It hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the complex figuration of forgetting to be found in his thought. Contributions might confine their attention to Benjamin´s corpus, or stage comparative enquires into such areas as holocaust memory, trauma, or nostalgia. Papers that consider the commemoration of Benjamin´s life – in novels, films, at the memorial site in Portbou – are also welcome. Please send proposals to Wayne Stables at stablesw@tcd.ie

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum: Postgraduate Essay Prize

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:56am
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Queen’s University Postcolonial Research Forum
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"Postcolonial Studies continues to be primarily concerned with the former British Empire"

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum is pleased to announce its second Essay Competition for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD).

Writers may consider the question through the use of specific case studies from their own research, although they must address the question in a way that will be meaningful to those outside their discipline.

The prize for the best essay is £500.00. The winner will be announced in February 2010.

Second Issue of Wide Screen

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 2:56am
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Wide Screen
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Please forward to all interested researchers, practitioners, and students.

General Call for Papers. Second Issue of Wide Screen, a peer reviewed open access journal of screen studies.
Vol 1, Issue 2, 2009

Wide Screen encompasses a broad range of perspectives and approaches and we invite papers on film studies from a diverse range of perspectives. Thus we welcome papers on (not limited to):

[UPDATE] European Society for Trauma and Dissociation- Literary panel

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:19am
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amy parziale

DEADLINE EXTENDED
European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: October 1st, 2009

Abstracts are specifically sought on topics related to the conference theme of 'healing from traumatic relationships' – from intra-psychic, interpersonal, societal and cultural perspectives. This panel will focus on trauma and dissociation in 20th-21st century literature.

Abstracts should be 150 words in length. Please also send a 25 word biography.

General Conference website: www.estd2010.org

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
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University of South Florida
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

"Drawing Out" - 7-9 April 2010, Melbourne Australia

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 10:28pm
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RMIT University & University of the Arts London
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Drawing is a way of thinking
Drawing is a way of communicating

http://www.drawingout.com.au/papers/

A creative collaboration between RMIT University and University of the Arts London.

DRAWING OUT is a trans-disciplinary conference. It explores drawing across the boundaries of disciplines. It addresses drawing as a way of thinking and communicating in the twenty-first century. Whoever we are, drawing is part of our everyday and professional lives.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
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Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

LYING, CHEATING, AND DISSIMULATION: THEORIZING DECEIT

The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/31/09; 03/04/10-03/06/10)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:42pm
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Native American Literature Symposium
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11th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 4-6, 2010
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

Featured Speakers:
Acclaimed Filmmaker Chris Eyre, Hawaiian Poet Brandy Nalani McDougall, Comanche Playwright Terry Gomez, and more!

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

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