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Call for Papers: Pedagogy at CEA 2010 (8/21-11/1; 3/25-27/2010)

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:54pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Pedagogy 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 Pedagogy for our 41st annual conference.

English classrooms, both those that focus on literature and those that focus on composition, are full of voices. The texts that we read, the dialogues that we have, and the essays that we write each underline the importance of voice to education. Papers are sought that investigate the different manifestations of voice within the classroom; both practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

REMINDER: CFP: Walter Benjamin and Memory. Deadline 30th September 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:33am
NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal

Walter Benjamin and Memory

This panel invites papers that consider the theory of memory as it emerges in and through the work of Walter Benjamin. It hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the complex figuration of forgetting to be found in his thought. Contributions might confine their attention to Benjamin´s corpus, or stage comparative enquires into such areas as holocaust memory, trauma, or nostalgia. Papers that consider the commemoration of Benjamin´s life – in novels, films, at the memorial site in Portbou – are also welcome. Please send proposals to Wayne Stables at

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum: Postgraduate Essay Prize

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:56am
Queen’s University Postcolonial Research Forum

"Postcolonial Studies continues to be primarily concerned with the former British Empire"

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum is pleased to announce its second Essay Competition for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD).

Writers may consider the question through the use of specific case studies from their own research, although they must address the question in a way that will be meaningful to those outside their discipline.

The prize for the best essay is £500.00. The winner will be announced in February 2010.

Second Issue of Wide Screen

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 2:56am
Wide Screen

Please forward to all interested researchers, practitioners, and students.

General Call for Papers. Second Issue of Wide Screen, a peer reviewed open access journal of screen studies.
Vol 1, Issue 2, 2009

Wide Screen encompasses a broad range of perspectives and approaches and we invite papers on film studies from a diverse range of perspectives. Thus we welcome papers on (not limited to):

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

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:19am
amy parziale

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: October 1st, 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:

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida


The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

"Drawing Out" - 7-9 April 2010, Melbourne Australia

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 10:28pm
RMIT University & University of the Arts London

Drawing is a way of thinking
Drawing is a way of communicating

A creative collaboration between RMIT University and University of the Arts London.

DRAWING OUT is a trans-disciplinary conference. It explores drawing across the boundaries of disciplines. It addresses drawing as a way of thinking and communicating in the twenty-first century. Whoever we are, drawing is part of our everyday and professional lives.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought


The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/31/09; 03/04/10-03/06/10)

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:42pm
Native American Literature Symposium

March 4-6, 2010
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

Featured Speakers:
Acclaimed Filmmaker Chris Eyre, Hawaiian Poet Brandy Nalani McDougall, Comanche Playwright Terry Gomez, and more!

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

French Cultures of Embodiment -- March 25-27, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:13pm
Richard Shusterman / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program / Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus seek submissions of abstracts for the 25-27 March 2010 Conference on French Cultures of Embodiment.

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th Jan 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:36am
The University of Exeter

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender. Previous research into this field has often urged overly simplistic hegemonic models of practices, desires and identities, which this conference hopes to reassess. Our main objective is to explore the challenges of not only researching, including but also re-positioning so-called 'forgotten bodies' in academic programmes.

[UPDATE] CFP Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:58pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.