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"The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice" and future issues

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:24am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
proudly announces
Issue 9.2

The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice, edited by Alan Clinton and John Sundholm

Features:

Tim Sharp—Traveler's Tale (video and cover image), "Notes and Queries on the Veiled Threats Installation"

"The Genealogy of Electracy (an Interview with Gregory L. Ulmer)

Special Feature:
Pack Observing Art Basel >< Miami Beach 2008
Edited by Walter K. Lew, with Alan Clinton
Design by Jeremy James Thompson
With special thanks to Rita K. Wong and 'a'a arts

[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 31, March 17-21, 2010)

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 1:44pm
Graham J. Murphy (Trent University)

ICFA 31:Call for Papers. The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held March 17-21, 2010, at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The theme for 2010 is "Race and the Fantastic." Papers are invited that explore this diverse topic. We especially welcome papers on the work of Nalo Hopkinson (Guest of Honor), Laurence Yep (Guest of Honor), and Takayuki Tatsumi (Guest Scholar). As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media. The deadline is October 31, 2009.

SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Chicana/o Literature, Culture, Film

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:23pm
Jeanette Sanchez/SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 31st annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10 through 13, 2010. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights, museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities.

Comics and Comic Book Culture

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 9:55am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:32pm
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University

Monstrous Binaries: Monster Theories in/at Play, SEMA, Oct. 15-17 2009, Abstracts Due June 11 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 2:15pm
Babel Working Group

"It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty."—Alfred Jarry, "Les Monstres"

Whether or not it is beautiful, the monster is certainly inexhaustible. The BABEL Working Group invites submissions that explore the inexhaustibility of literary monsters as they both demand and defy binary characterizations. How might binary models explain, occlude, or displace other monstrous possibilities? The invitation is purposefully open and might include approaches that range from postcolonial theory to Russian Formalism, from queer theory to ecocriticism (and all points in between/beyond).

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:50am
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of
philosophy, to technologies of writing and war, to the criteria of humanity.

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:48am
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
NYCEA CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:20pm
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art

Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due 12/1/09

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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