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MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp
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Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

Intentionality and Poetics (MLA 3/1/09; 1/6-9/11)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:23pm
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Dr. Patrick F. Durgin / School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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Long discredited as an evaluative criterion, intentionality continues to be explored as a critical value, especially in avant-garde poetics from mid-20th century. Papers looking toward a poetics of critical values that includes intention, distinctions between "desire" or "motivation" and intention as theoretical constructs, and various attempts to circumvent intention in praxis welcomed for this special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's 126th annual convention in 2011, to be held in Los Angeles.

Send a paper abstract and short CV, together totaling no more than two pages, in line text via email (no attachments, please), by March 1st, 2010.

Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:30pm
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College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)
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Call for Papers, Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010) at NYCEA sponsored 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 Close Reading for our 41st annual conference.

Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

[UPDATE] Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Adams, Brown University
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Seeking papers on any aspect of medieval or Renaissance simulacra, automata, or mirabilia, whether textual or material. Subjects that would be welcome would include aspects of mirabilia in Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, depictions of marvels in medieval romance, clocks and machines as metaphors, mechanical automata unmasked, the history of the Golem, the use of puppetry in medieval drama, folklore of living dolls or wooden toys, and any theoretical aspects of idols and images, simulations/simulacra, and "thing theory" as applied to medieval studies.

Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
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Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender
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The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

CFP: Animation Area (PCA/ACA conference)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:54am
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Animation Area, PCA/ACA Conference 31st March-3rd April 2010
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Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
March 31st-3rd April, 2010

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) March 31st-3rd April, 2010

9th International Conference on Women's Studies

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:42am
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Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) - Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

The Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) wish to announce their 9th International Conference on Women's Studies, and invite you to submit papers on the topics listed below. The Organizing Committee for this conference, featuring national and international speakers, will publish texts selected after peer review for the Women's Studies collection, Vol. VII.

Organizing Committee: Ana Antón-Pacheco, Isabel Durán, Asunción López-Varela, Carmen Méndez, JoAnne Neff, Ana Laura Rodríguez

[UPDATE] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
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Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html
NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

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

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
amy parziale

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: September 7th, 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

Psychoanalysis, Money & the Economy Conference, London, 2-4 July, 2010

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Freud Museum

Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy International Conference, London, 2-4 July, 2010 —— a conference convened for the London Freud Museum by David Bennett (University of Melbourne) with Ivan Ward (Freud Museum), with the support of Birkbeck College, the London Consortium and the Australian Research Council

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The Absent Center Conference - Extended Deadline 10/1/09 [UPDATE]

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 10:52am
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University of Texas Government Department

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Absent Center

A Graduate Student Conference on Contemporary Issues in Political Theology

University of Texas at Austin, Government Department

19-20 February 2010

Keynote speakers:

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research)
Eric Santner (University of Chicago)

[REMINDER] Illuminating the Everyday Imagination [9/30/09; NeMLA in Montreal, April 7-11, 2010]

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Elaine Auyoung
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This panel considers the imagination's literary significance in relation to its underestimated role in everyday cognitive life. Papers may combine analysis of specific texts with psychological, philosophical, or cognitive accounts of the imagination. How does literary representation reflect the everyday imagination at work? How do fictional characters and narrators model commonplace imaginative acts? Most important, how does literature engage our ordinary imaginative powers in such extraordinary ways? Send 300 to 500-word abstracts to Elaine Auyoung at auyoung@fas.harvard.edu.

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

The Medievalism of Nostalgia: 27-29 November 2009

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 1:21am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Melbourne, Australia
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The Medievalism of Nostalgia

An ARC NEER Conference

Call For Papers

Graduate Centre, University of Melbourne

November 27-28, 2009

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