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

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

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
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
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
Northeast Modern Language Association

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

NeMLA "Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 7:40pm
Marianne Bessy

Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

7 – 11 avril 2010

Montréal, Québec - Hilton Bonaventure

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:17pm
Jura Gentium Cinema :

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.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 3:45pm
Hamid Farahmandian

Literature in the Slope of Fall

Transnational Feminisms Conference

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 2:25pm
University of Manchester

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

Drawing on the impact of postcolonial feminism and its enactments, this conference will examine how women are affected by political systems in a global climate, how feminism translates and moves across borders, and how feminism can be utilised as a methodology for understanding the transnational context.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous


Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
Aberystwyth University

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".


Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:19pm

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held January 21-22, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 2:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal's colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial authors from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to, an analysis of fiction and non-fiction narratives of colonial adventures and political resistance, missionary travails, and travel through Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, to mention just a few examples.