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PCA/ACA National Conference: Romance Area - March 31 - April 3 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:39am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3, 2010
Call For Papers: Romance Area

(Conference info: http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php)

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2009.

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and anywhen, are welcome topics of discussion.

The Comic Satan

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:38pm
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference 3/31 to 4/4/10
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, MO,
3/31/10 to 4/4/10
Comedy and Humor Area

Devilish Drollery: The Evil One as Comic Figure in
Modern and Contemporary Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture.

We are seeking panel presentations that will examine Satan's many contemporary representations and inflections in American popular culture. Our purpose will be to explore complex, comic representations of evil and the new meanings that such images of Satan create within our culture.

[UPDATE] Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09 EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:18pm
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Columbia University Medieval Guild

CFP: "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," 10/30/09

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Sheila Lindenbaum and a methodology panel including Anthony Bale, Elliot Kendall, Alyssa Meyers, Paul Strohm and Marion Turner, moderated by David Wallace.

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
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Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today - November 20, 2009, CUNY Graduate Center

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:45pm
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Sociology Students Association, CUNY Graduate Center
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The Sociology Students Association at the CUNY Graduate Center invites you to its first annual graduate student conference on Friday, November 20, 2009. This year's title is "Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today."

Our times are often described in terms of crisis, threat, indeterminacy, transformation, and hope/lessness. In this moment we want to ask: What sociological imagination do we need now to understand the present and make sociology relevant to the future?

Along with addressing pressing issues such as migration, social welfare, community mobilization, homeownership, disaster, and war, we want to think about sociology's understanding of time, place, and experience.

CFP- "Johnny Got His Pen" submissions - 9/30/09

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 6:13pm
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Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, CSULB
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Johnny Got His Pen: Artists involvement in peace and war.

genre, the journal published by the Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics at Cal State Long Beach, are soliciting submissions for the journal's 40th volume. This volume will address how literature and the arts depict, incites, criticize, and mitigate political conflicts either throughout history or within contemporary societies. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle.

Sample Paper Topics:

New Beginnings

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:31am
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Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal for South Texas English Studies, a blind-peer-reviewed publication, is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition, which has been aptly themed "New Beginnings." The first edition will be published online on December 1, 2009. New beginnings occur when anything new is attempted, when one literary period changes to another, when an author pens a coming-of-age novel, when technology profoundly changes culture, when a new literary theory is debuted, when a new literary technique is attempted, when new theories emerge, and when communities are threatened by new challenges. As you can see, this is an open-ended theme. Papers not connected to the theme will be considered, but those that follow the theme have the best chance to be published.

Delineating the Contemporary in American Literature: A Roundtable--2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

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Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:48am
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Andrew Schopp/Northeast Modern Language Association
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This roundtable discussion invites analyses that strive to map out, the aesthetic, socio-political, and/or pedagogical parameters of Contemporary American Literature. A decade into the 21st century, does "post-1945" or "post-war" literature still function as a productive category? Have we moved beyond the postmodern? Should multicultural literature still be primarily the province of what we call contemporary? Theoretical investigations are welcome, as are those that examine more practical contingencies (e.g., syllabi construction, anthology development, etc.). 300 word abstracts by Sept. 30, 2009 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
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18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University
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The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands -- March 19 & 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association

Call for Papers
The 2010 Annual Conference of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association will be held on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras in San Juan

Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands

Call For Publication - Review of the movie "District 9" by Neill Blomkamp

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 8:09am
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Jura Gentium Cinema
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The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the New Zealand-South African movie " District 9" by Neill Blomkamp.

The review should particularly address the postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Please contact dr. Filippo Del Lucchese for proposals (f.dellucchese@gmail.com)

Jura Gentium Cinema
www.jgcinema.org

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

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