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CFP: "Victorian Maenads" - Issue 2, The Michaelian

full name / name of organization: 
The Michaelian
contact email: 
michellestoddardlee@gmail.com

The editors announce a call for papers for the second issue (June, 2010) of “The Michaelian,” an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Kathar

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@mic.ul.ie

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably ‘unnatural’ construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that ‘Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other’, yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sssl2010@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

full name / name of organization: 
Nottingham Trent University
contact email: 
anna.ball@ntu.ac.uk

Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

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CFP: "Form in Space and Time" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010 in Albuquerque; deadline for submissions 15 September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

“Form in Space and Time”

Form has made a big comeback in recent scholarship, often in ways that are
supposedly compatible with the imperative to historicize which has dominated the

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

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.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 30 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

I am looking for one more paper to complete this SAMLA special session panel. I welcome papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre.

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities (A Graduate Student Symposium)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Whitney Humanities Center
contact email: 
pdp@yale.edu

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities?

CFP: ASECS 2010 Imperial Translations

full name / name of organization: 
Joanne van der Woude / Harvard U English
contact email: 
jwoude@fas.harvard.edu

Old Texts in New Worlds. Accepted Panel at ASECS March 18-21, 2010, Albuquerque NM.

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