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Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:07pm
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Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association
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Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the March 31 - April 3, 2010 PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We welcome fresh approaches to subjects, and also appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Comics and Comics Culture in the United States

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:08am
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Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture
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From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

African-Americans in the South

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:46am
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Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture
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The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

Issue 3 of the Journal of Postcolonial Culture and Societies

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:31am
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Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
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CALL FOR PAPERS: The Postcolonial Gothic –Cultural Hauntings in Contested Space
The Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies invites submission for its third issue to appear in August 2010. Papers for this issue should address some aspect of the topic:  The Postcolonial Gothic–Cultural Hauntings in contested space.  

[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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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

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