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Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at skook@temple.edu by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

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

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 4:11pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

LAST CALL!! Paper still needed to complete session! Send brief abstract to Anthony_Adams@brown.edu

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.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature - updated -

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 3:58pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.

CFP: As Seen On TV - Special Section in Spring 2010 Issue of JOURNAL OF DRAMATIC THEORY AND CRITICISM

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:24am
Brian Herrera, Guest Editor

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: October 1, 2009) for a Special Section in
JOURNAL OF DRAMATIC THEORY AND CRITICISM's SPRING 2010 ISSUE

AS SEEN ON TV

Brian Herrera and Henry Bial, Guest Editors
For this special section of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, we invite essays of 20-25 manuscript pages, exclusive of notes, exploring the intersection of broadcast television with live theatre and performance.

The Choir -- Artistic, Pedagogical and Scholarly Perspectives

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:15am
Sibelius Academy

An interdisciplinary symposium organized by Sibelius Academy, The Doctoral School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Finnish Musicological Society, 20th- 22nd of May 2010. Helsinki, Finland.

Call for Papers and Presentations

The Choir is an international symposium whose focus is on the particular meanings and practices embedded in the choir throughout history, as reflected in various forms of art and strands of research. The symposium is open to both scholarly presentations and demonstrations grounded in artistic, as well as pedagogical practice.

The Choir -- Artistic, Pedagogical and Scholarly Perspectives

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:13am
Sibelius Academy

An interdisciplinary symposium organized by Sibelius Academy, The Doctoral School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Finnish Musicological Society, 20th- 22nd of May 2010. Helsinki, Finland.

Call for Papers and Presentations

The Choir is an international symposium whose focus is on the particular meanings and practices embedded in the choir throughout history, as reflected in various forms of art and strands of research. The symposium is open to both scholarly presentations and demonstrations grounded in artistic, as well as pedagogical practice.

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

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

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association

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
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

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
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

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
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

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
Journal of Contemporary Literature

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.

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