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UPDATE MATC Emerging Scholars reminder

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 2:02pm
Mid America Theatre Conference

The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland
At the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010

Undergraduate and Graduate students who have not yet presented at a major theatre conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers for the two panels are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature.

CFA: Philosophy and/on Children's Literature. Deadline: 1 January 2010

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 11:05am
Dr. Peter Costello, Philosophy Department, Providence College

Book Title: Philosophy and/on Children's Literature

We are looking for abstracts of articles by philosophers, critical theorists, literary scholars, and cultural historians on the intersection between philosophy and children's literature. The selected abstracts will be submitted for review to the Children's Literature Association, which has already been contacted about this proposal.

UPDATE: Reminder, NVSA 2010 "Fighting Victorians: Disunion, Polemic, Controversy" Abstract Deadline October 15th

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 10:16am
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

REMINDER: October 15th deadline for abstracts for the Northeast Victorian Studies Association conference, "FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY," Princeton Univ., April 16-18, 2010. Keynote panel: Anna Clark, Elaine Hadley, and Alex Woloch.

You can find a PDF of the cfp at the NVSA website:

I am also including the text of the call below. Please consider submitting an abstract by October 15th for what promises to be a no-holds-barred event.

Gage McWeeny

Gage McWeeny, Assistant Professor of English
The Oakley Center for the Humanities & Social Sciences
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Native American Literature at CEA Conference (March 25-7, 2010 – San Antonio, Texas)

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 9:03am
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State College

Native American Literature
The 41st Annual College English Association Conference
March 25-7, 2010 – San Antonio, Texas

Conference Theme: Voices
"And in my voice most welcome shall you be." As You Like It 2:4.87

The Native American Literature panel at CEA welcomes submissions on any aspect of Native American Literature, including, but not limited to, papers on individual authors, Native American literary separatism, the Native American Renaissance, native sovereignty, indigenous rhetorics, etc. Of particular interest will be papers analyzed from an indigenous perspective or worldview.

Submit proposals online at

Parties, Organizations, Factions

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:24pm
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics

Recently, there has been a great deal of work by those discussing political agency and organization on the decline of the nation-state and its displacement by non-state and sub-state actors. Writers on the left, from David Harvey looking at the global city to Hardt and Negri working on political mobilization to the American Studies scholar John Carlos Rowe looking at "post-Nationalism" see the nation state as, increasingly, one factor among many rather than as the central factor in political and economic organization. This change in the role of the nation-state, it is argued, is also leading to a change in the nature of political organization.

Emerging Scholars Panel

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:56pm
ATHE - Religion & Theatre focus group


Religion & Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2010 Conference
Los Angeles, August 3–6, 2010
Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel
"Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival"

Call for Submissions, Florida English 8th Issue: Italian Americana

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:25pm
Florida English

Florida English 
Call for Submissions

For the eighth annual issue of Florida English, the editors invite submissions dealing with the theme: Italian-Americana. Ideas for critical articles might include individual literary works by Italian-American authors or directors, films, etc, and the influence of these in shaping genres or the identities of the country at large, communities, or individuals. One might consider the issues of immigration, assimilation, tradition or the loss of tradition, religion, or food.

In addition, Florida English is also looking for original pieces of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that are rooted in Italian-Americana or explore any facet thereof (see ideas above).

The 41st Annual College English Association Conference, March 25-7, 2010-San Antonio

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 8:54pm
College English Association

Conference Theme:

"And in my voice most welcome shall you be." As You Like It 2:4.87

San Antonio. Images of the River Walk merge with the memories of its most famous location, the Alamo. Remember it, the voices from the past call out, and we do.

Those voices on opposing sides of its walls, representing Santa Anna and Sam Houston, spoke for two distinctly diverse cultures. And within those cultures were voices and texts that influenced the actions during that struggle – significant cultural markers of time, place, and being.

"Music and the Written Word" January 16-17, 2010, Deadline Oct. 9

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 3:24pm
UC Santa Barbara Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM)

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is seeking submissions for the 2010 Music and the Written Word Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on 16-17 January 2010. Run by and geared towards graduate students, this interdisciplinary conference will focus on music, the written word, and their convergence. We welcome submissions covering the full spectrum of methodologies, disciplinary approaches, and all genres of music.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Call for Movie Reviews

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 11:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 5:59am
Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson ( In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 28 February 2010.