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Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 2:32pm
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Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
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Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

Scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Gender Studies, History, Medicine, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and others are engaged in attempting to understand the construction and consequences of motherhood. A woman's physiological ability to conceive, carry, and birth children, the assumption that the ability to raise children is a natural physiological trait, the ideological pressures to do so, the unique duties and responsibilities of motherhood, and subsequent rewards and penalties are just a few of the areas of inquiry found in literature.

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 1:11pm
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Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
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Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time. Proposals for papers are requested on this theme, focusing on the representation of the past and future in comics, or how comics capture the present, or how the comics form relies on sequence. Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes.

For more information contact Dr Chris Murray (c.murray@dundee.ac.uk), or consult the Dundee Literary Festival webpage: www.literarydundee.co.uk/

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 1:05pm
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The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
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"The Future ain't what it used to be" is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee. It will investigate questions such as: how have perspectives of the future changed over time, how is the future perceived in literature and the media today, and how do representations of the past help us to imagine the future? Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes. The deadline for proposals is 15th May 2009.

For more information contact Laura Findlay (l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk), or go to www.dundee.ac.uk/english/index.htm

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 9:51am
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Mater Dei Institute of Education

REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts invites contributions for its forthcoming issue to be published online in December 2009. Research in the areas of religion or theology, education or the humanities will be considered for publication and contributors are also welcome to submit multi or inter-disciplinary articles that span more than one of these areas.

Articles should be 5-6,000 words and should conform to the Harvard author-date referencing system. The closing date for submissions is September 1st, 2009. Please send your article and a short abstract of 200 words to the following email address: paula.murphy@materdei.dcu.ie

Book reviews are also welcome.

"Modernism and Ordinary Language Philosophy" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 2:40pm
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Kevin Lamb (Columbia University)
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J. L. Austin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Stanley Cavell have each influenced not only philosophy of language but also the practice of literary criticism. This panel invites papers addressing any aspect of the relation between these thinkers and modernism in the arts, from the mutual indebtedness of their philosophical writings and modernist aesthetics to the application of ordinary language philosophy procedures to the study of modernist writers. Please send 300-word abstracts and brief (2-3 sentence) bios to Kevin Lamb (KML2104@columbia.edu) by May 1, 2009.

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:43am
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University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture, 11th and 12th September 2009 [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 1ST MAY 2009]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:37am
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University of Glasgow

New Clear Forms is an international 2-day conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 11th and 12th September 2009. It aims to explore the poetic responses to national and international affairs of this era, in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between propaganda and private consciousness, rebellion and art, nation and self.

We are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these themes. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 7:45pm
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ACE 2009/IAFOR
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ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

The conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas. ACE will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.

It is hoped that academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

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[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 6:51pm
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Brian Jones
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The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at

http://enviroencyclopedia.blogspot.com/

CPF: Apocalyptic Belief and the Internet (Abstracts May 1)

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:30pm
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Robert Glenn Howard
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DEADLINE May 1, 2009

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
(Please distribute widely, and my apologies for any cross-posting.)

Network Apocalypse: Visions of the End in an Age of Internet Media

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:10pm
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Alexander Huang / Penn State University
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Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

"Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body" MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 3:38pm
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Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
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This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the "savage" West. For instance, In Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man, the Native American Xebeche is captured and shipped east by railroad caged as an animal in a sort of counter-migration, even as European settlers travel west into the territories from which his relatives are being displaced. Of particular interest are papers that explore the relationship between suffering, objectified, or commodified bodies and American landscape.

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