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Absence

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.

Absence

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

CFP: Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (7/1/09; collection)

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Monday, June 1, 2009 - 2:11pm
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman's diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman's oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.

Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:15am
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29pm
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

Collection: American Literature After the "American Century"

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:41am
Gioia Wods and Lance Rubin

We are looking for 2-3 essays to round out a collection entitled "American Literature After the 'American Century'". Broadly concieved, the essays we are looking for should explore the formal and thematic trends that are found in the ealy years of this new century. What characterizes American literary preoccupations after the 20th century, the so-called "American Century," as coined by Henry Luce in 1941? How have American writers incorporated or resisted social, cultural, and political events in the 21st century? How is American literature responding to what Fareed Zakaria has called "the post-American world" or what Davis S. Mason has called "the end of the American Century"?

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference, May 7-8, 2010

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:27am
Sarah Blacker, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Call for Proposals:

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference
May 7-8, 2010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Confirmed Keynotes: Ann Cvetkovich (_An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures_), Angela Grauerholz (_At Work and Play: A Web Experimentation_), Ben Highmore (_The Everyday Life Reader_; _Everyday Life and Cultural Theory_), Michael O'Driscoll (_The Event of the Archive_)

architecture

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:40am
berrin akgun yuksekli

I am an assistant professor at Balikesir University. I am interested in call for papers about especially architecture and architectural history. My research field "ethnicity and national identity" in architecture.
Thank you for your interest.

CFP Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender ESSAY COLLECTION (July 15 2009 proposal deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:13pm
Adam Pridemore, Taylor Mitchell, Chrissy Auger, and Jessica McKee - University of South Florida

Anything But Safe - Essays on Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

~~~People like sex, society eschews sexuality, and academia banters about gender theory.~~~

We invite proposals of original essays on sex, sexuality, and gender as topics that are 'Anything But Safe' in terms of both society and academia. Sex, sexuality, and gender are culture constructions, necessarily informed by cultural circumstances and manipulated according to the existing expectations of class, race, and power relations – as many critical studies have demonstrated. However, too often it seems that these 'unsafe' topics are relegated to an academic discourse that tends to reify their subject matter into a "safer" more disconnected position.

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (April 7-11, 2010)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:39pm
41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Call for Papers

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Memory matters. It is crucial to some of the fields of scholarly inquiry that have been most prominent in recent years: the study of nationalism, questions of ethnic identity and the politics of recognition, in which groups are given recognition not least for the past experience of exclusion and suffering. Moreover, there have been numerous studies of cultural memory as expressed in monuments, memorials, works of art, and school textbooks.

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (April 7-11, 2010)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:34pm
41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Call for Papers

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Memory matters. It is crucial to some of the fields of scholarly inquiry that have been most prominent in recent years: the study of nationalism, questions of ethnic identity and the politics of recognition, in which groups are given recognition not least for the past experience of exclusion and suffering. Moreover, there have been numerous studies of cultural memory as expressed in monuments, memorials, works of art, and school textbooks.

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