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Directory of World Cinema: Sweden Call for Submissions

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Directory of World Cinema
contact email: 
worlddirectoryofcinemasweden@gmail.com

We are seeking contributors for the Directory of World Cinema, Sweden.
This Directory, published by Intellect, is slated to be a wide-ranging

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

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Newcastle University
contact email: 
stacy.gillis@ncl.ac.uk

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

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Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

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Women's Studies Quarterly
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wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

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University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

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Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
tania.e.scott@googlemail.com

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

Contributions to a volume on Thomas Pynchon (proposals due June 15)

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Profils américains
contact email: 
bfryd@univ-poitiers.fr

Profils américains is a French collection published by the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée at the University of Montpellier (http://www.pulm.fr/+-Profils-americains-+).

[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

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Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith and Dr. Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

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Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

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Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars.

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