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Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: Atlanta, October 22-24. [Graduate]

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Georgia State University: New Voices Conference
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The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language.

Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900 (Postgraduate Conference featuring keynote speaker Prof. Regenia Gagnier)

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University of Liverpool
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Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

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Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago
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The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

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

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The Michaelian
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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)

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Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
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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)

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Society for the Study of Southern Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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Nottingham Trent University
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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

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

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David A. Brewer
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“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)

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Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
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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:

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