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CALL FOR PAPERS for "VIOLENCE IN PARADISE: THE CARIBBEAN", a special issue of ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 5:53am
Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Submissions are invited for publication in "Violence in Paradise: the Caribbean" edited by Irline François (ifrancoi@goucher.edu) and Marie-Hélène Laforest (m.laforest@alice.it). "A Theatre of Violence Behind a Curtain of Paradise" is the title of an essay by Michelle Cliff which will appear in this issue. Paradise reconfigured as a site of abuse and violence refers to the Caribbean. Contributions should aim at exploring the way violence lingers in the memory of Caribbean women, the innovative ways they have found to tell their stories, and how their narrations help re-create a sense of self. Deadline: 15 December 2009.

Call for Papers for Making Connections Spring 2010

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 4:29am
Fredrick Douglas Institue Collabrative/Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, welcomes the submission of academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction essays that explore cultural diversity issues for our spring 2010 issue. The deadline for this "general topic" issue is December 1, 2009. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.

AlterNative: Volume 6, 2010

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 5:05pm
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:

Alternate Histories of Free Indirect Discourse

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:25am
Proposed Panel for the International Conference on Narrative (Cleveland, April 8-11)

Alternate Histories of Free Indirect Discourse
Proposed Panel for the International Conference on Narrative (Cleveland, April 8-11)

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

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 7:16pm
NEMLA 2010

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 mcartt@sage.edu.

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
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 taylormali.com). 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

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:30pm
George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2010 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 15, 2009

PCA/ACA 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, RENAISSANCE GRAND HOTEL ST. LOUIS, 800 WASHINGTON AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63101

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

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:23pm
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 krystyna.zamorska@gmail.com

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

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
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, jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu
Genevieve Guenther, vive@mail.rochester.edu

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
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

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nobleworld.biz . 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.

NEBULA 6.3

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

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University

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.

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