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Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity - special issue of Meridian critic, Fall 2009; Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial year, the academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) prepares a special section for its second 2009 issue: Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity. We invite submission of papers exploring any aspect that may throw new light on Poe's stature and legitimacy as a cultural myth, on the indebtedness of Western literature, art, and culture to his genius, or on his reception in the various European and transatlantic literary and critical traditions.

Some of the topics that might be taken into consideration are:

Controversy as Art and Political (In)Correctness in Latin America (NEMLA Conference in Montreal-April 7-11, 2010)

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Juan G. Ramos (NEMLA 2010-Montreal)

In a region where queer sexualities, child abuse and pornography, the relation between the Church and the State, historical traumas from dictatorships, legacies of so-called Dirty Wars, animal brutality, machismo, among other topics are both commonplace and yet "taboo," Latin American writers and artists such as Fernando Vallejo, Pedro Lemebel, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Guillermo "Habacuc" Vargas, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sabina Berman, Griselda Gambaro, Calle 13, among others have brought such sensitive issues to the public's attention and garnered a mixture of outcries or acceptance.

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
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MP: an Online Feminist Journal
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MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by June 29, 2009.

Neo-Victorian Studies

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

African-American Experience in the South

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
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Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture
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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.

[UPDATE - CFP SLIGHTLY EXTENDED] Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – 29/30th July 2009

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Friday, May 22, 2009 - 3:38pm
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University Of Liverpool
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Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – University Of Liverpool
29/30th July 2009

UPDATE: I have had a lot of late interest from people concerned that they cannot make the 22 May abstract deadline. If you feel you cannot make the abstract deadline but are interested in attending, or if you are a non-scholar, then you should also contact me ASAP with any enquiries, or to register your interest. I cannot extend the CFP much longer because I have to organise for numbers but it is possible to put your name down in advance if you are interested.

April 16-18, 2010

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Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:46pm
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THE RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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CALL FOR PAPERS
THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
TRANSLATION:
PASSAGE TO WORLD LITERATURE
April 16-18, 2010

NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
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Nineteenth Century Studies Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

updated: 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:31pm
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Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues. Each Special Forum will be a cluster of articles that speaks to a critical issue in transnational American Studies; we are particularly interested in innovative scholarship that is presented by coalitions of scholars from around the globe and which interrogates the geographical, topical, and ideological parameters of American Studies.

The Editorial Board will consider Special Forum proposals on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted in a Word document to Yanoula Athanassakis, the Associate Managing Editor for Special Forums, at: jtas.special.forum@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

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