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20th Century Soldier Narratives: the Intersection of Fiction & Non-fiction

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:42am
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Stacy Moskos Nistendirk
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Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambrose's, Band of Brothers, and the works of Tim O'Brien. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard discussed the postmodern qualities of texts that blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, saying that a sort of hyper-reality is created. Among the possible questions presenters might address are these: What is the nature of the interplay between fiction and experience within the soldier-memoir, soldier-account, and soldier-novel? What are the genre distinctions at work in the soldier narrative as non-fiction or fiction?

[UPDATE] STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 NOVEMBER, MALTA)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 6:26am
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Department of English, University of Malta

**EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 SEPTEMBER 2009**

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)
Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

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

Organizers:
Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:20pm
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Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

The journal of arts and scholarship, out of the University of Illinois at Chicago, publishes creative work including poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation. We also seek submission of scholarly papers including interdisciplinary scholarship, literary criticism, comparative literature, critical and political theory, rhetorical and cultural studies. We accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, graphic art and photographs

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:18am
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Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably 'unnatural' construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that 'Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other', yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

Film Publics Reconsidered (Deadline: Sept. 1st, 2009)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:06am
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Canadian Journal of Film Studies
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The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:26pm
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Society for the Study of Southern Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 2:06pm
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Nottingham Trent University
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Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Keynote address by Professor Nur Masalha,
Director of the Centre for Religion, History and Holy Land Studies, St Mary's, Surrey

As a site of complex and enduring conflict, Palestine – conceived as a cultural entity – poses many challenges to those who wish to engage in the task of its meaningful representation. Nevertheless, a desire to confront these challenges continues to flourish – among political thinkers, activists, scholars, creative practitioners, writers and critics both within and beyond the Palestinian territories.

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 1:41pm
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The Institute for Comics Studies
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CFP-
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

Rethinking the Human Sciences

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:11pm
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Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor / Humanities Centre, Wayne State University
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Rethinking the Human Sciences

Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces [11/06/09 - 11/07/09]

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:57pm
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California State University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The California State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies with the cooperation of UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UC Irvine Group for the Study of Early Cultures, and USC Early Modern Studies Institute

Is pleased to announce a conference for fall 2009 to be held on the campus of CSULB, Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7

"Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces." Possible topics for panels and seminar discussion include:

A MICHAEL JACKSON READER Essays on Popular Music, Sexuality, And Culture

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 4:18pm
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Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.
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Throughout his 40 year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through music ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd private (yet always public) behaviors, and a seemingly apolitical (yet always political) offering of popular art. Since the age of ten, Jackson was a consistent player on the public stage – countless public appearances, both designed and serendipitous, no doubt shaped the consciousness of this performer. The evidence we have of this shaping is seen in the artifacts he has left behind: music, interviews, books written by him, about him, a number of commercial products including dolls, buttons, posters, and photographs, videos, movies.

Race and Narrative in 20th Century Literature (09/30/2009; NeMLA 04/07/2010-04/11/2010)

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 4:06pm
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Northeast MLA
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This panel seeks to explore the intersections between narrative studies and race in twentieth century literature. In what ways can ethnic studies and narrative studies assist one another in the understanding of complex narratives addressing racial identity? Please send abstracts and brief biographical statements to James J. Donahue at donahujj@potsdam.edu.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 3:40pm
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Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the world.

Topics addressed might include:

CFP: AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC's SPRING 2010 ISSUE

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 2:09pm
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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
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CALL FOR PAPERS
AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC's SPRING 2010 ISSUE
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.

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