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CFP Women's Studies, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:11pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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The Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012. Proposals are welcomed from established scholars as well as graduate students for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on any aspect of Women in Popular Culture and especially those which reflect the conference theme of Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

philosophy, Ethics and Challenges of Contemporary Man

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Rumi foundation of Albania

The presentations should be focussed on following subjects:
1. Islamic philosophy on challenges to be faced by contemporary men.
2. Role of religion in the future world.
3. Ethics and religious morality in the technological world.
4. Islamic and western perspectives on the future of technology.
5. Philosophy and religion.
6. Mysticism in the technological world.
7. The characteristics of mysticism in Islamic and Christian religions.
8. Classical & modern philosophies versus classic & modern sciences.
9. Philosophical critique of modern science.
10. Philosophy, mysticism and environmental crisis.

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:50pm
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Andy Dorsey
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This panel will explore "experience" as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers. I am also interested in essays centering on experience in connection with American literary historiography. Of particular interest are analyses of scholarly traditions that privilege experience as an epistemological category—often in the service of arguments that foreground the distinctiveness and/or the exceptional quality of American culture. Essays may address any American literary period(s), genre(s), and/or themes. Papers may also compare constructions of experience in American literature with the literatures of other linguistic, national, and/or cultural groups.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 1:26pm
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NeMLA 2012
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While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man discovers a "new" way to hear the "unheard sounds" between the beats , so that he is listening in time and space. Ellison's novel, with its turn toward music to negotiate the visual ideologies of race, is located at a site of crossings and re-crossings where the narrator realizes that "few really listen"—but even more than listening, it is a feeling of and in the space between the beats that most affects him. Such a feeling for space permits a descent into the "underworld of sound" where the narrator experiences the laugh and the cry of an old slave woman.

[UPDATE] Deadline reminder. CFP: Aldous Huxley: Fifty Years After (NeMLA 2012; abstracts due 9/30/11)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 1:01pm
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Bill Harrison/SUNY Geneseo
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2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.

Send 250-word abstract to Bill Harrison, harrison@geneseo.edu.

Call for Chapters - Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication - Proposals due October 15

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 12:31pm
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Edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk
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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication
- A book edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk
- To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/oESA7c

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:21am
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Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
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Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University

Sandstar Review seeks unpublished prose for second issue

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:29am
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Sandstar Review

The Sandstar Review is an online literary magazine that seeks unpublished prose for its second issue. (Note: prose may include scripts.) Poetry is also accepted, but will be deferred to the third issue. Send up to 6 poems or 15 pages of prose; cover letter and bio appreciated. Simultaneous submissions accepted upon notification of publication elsewhere.

Send all work in one document (poetry or prose; no combined submissions) to sandstar.review@gmail.com. Further guidelines may be found here.

Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:48am
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University of Lincoln and Birkbeck, University of London
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Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville

Saturday 15th September 2012
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Sherryl Vint (Brock University)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Response and Q&A from China Miéville

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 6:17am
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Loughborough University

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

Home/Land is an interdisciplinary conference that asks what dialogues might be engendered, globally and locally, around concepts of citizenship and belonging by engaging with women's photographic practices. In the terms of this conference, 'photographic practices' may include both historical and contemporary work, still and/or moving image, derived from fine art and social science contexts and embracing genres such as portraiture, landscape, documentary and installation.

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