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[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 6:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
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Deadline extended to July 14.

Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

October 22-25, 2009
Dallas, Texas

GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This year's theme, "Tracing Footprints," is intended to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. As always, GEMCS welcomes panels and proposals on all aspects of culture between 1450 and 1850.

18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: September 1, 2009. Austin, Texas

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 5:55am
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The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization
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The medium is the message. Using this conceptual framework, our conference will explore how historical changes in media from the oral to the digital lead to the emergence of hybrid literary forms and the constant reinvention of literariness itself. With the revolution of (e)merging technologies as our schema, we seek pluralistic and interdisciplinary research on the dynamic network linking modes of communication, mass media and textuality.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Exploring Childhood Studies

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 9:26pm
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Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.

UPDATE: Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due June 30, 2009)

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
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SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)
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Deadline extended

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009
E-mail: to contact organizers

Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Monday, June 29, 2009.

Abstracts need not explicitly engage "passions." The conference theme is used to organize panel discussions of the scholarly investments that inform our work. While this is the organizing theme, we use it to signify broadly the social, cultural, and economic investments that organize the things we study, and how we study them,


Walter Benjamin and Memory (Panel) NeMLA April 7-11, Montreal, Quebec

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 11:58am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers

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

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:17pm
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Jura Gentium Cinema :
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The journal Jura Gentium Cinema ( seeks submissions for a publication entitled "We Want Roses Too". The publication seeks articles that explore gender and sexuality issues in recent cinema.

Please submit a 100 word abstract and a 50 word bio with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations to Filippo Del Lucchese: by July 1, 2009.
Articles (about 5000 words) can be submitted and published in English, Italian, French or Spanish.