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

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,
Genevieve Guenther,

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

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

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

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at . 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.


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

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.

Final Call from Rupkatha Journal for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English.

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:38am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Here is the final for critical writings and book reviews for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.
* For submission of critical writings, please send:
Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)
Ø Abstract (100-200 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV
* For submission of creative works, please send:
Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
Ø Abstract (100 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV

Questioning Identity: Representations of Class and Working Class Identity

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:18pm
English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, is currently accepting abstracts for this year's conference, "Questioning Identity: Representations of Class."
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to: Globalization, Commodities, Economics, Gender, Nationalism, Class Conflict, Marxism, Representations of Labor, Consumption and Capitalism. Please send your 250-300 word abstracts to The final deadline for all abstracts is October 15th, 2009.

CFP: Hot Metal Bridge--Confronting the Digital

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:15pm
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh

Hot Metal Bridge (, the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website:

Creative Nonfiction Symposium call for entries (1/15/2010)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:12pm
Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts

Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts invites submissions for a symposium on the importance of place in creative nonfiction, to appear in its next issue (spring 2010).

We encourage you to consider place from a variety of perspectives. What is its role in the essay? in memoir? in literary journalism? How do concerns about conveying a sense of place affect your own work? in what ways do you see issues of place animating the work of others? How is place specific or general? Must place be physical or is it temporal as well? What role does craft play in the development of place?

International Conference: Creative Americas. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices. October 6-7, 2010, Toulouse, Fran

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques

Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.


Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta



*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.