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CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA
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The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University
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http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".

Press/Reject!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
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Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London

Transcultural Memory
A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)

CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
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I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

This panel offers an opportunity to analyze the role Oscar Wilde has played and continues to play in literature, theater and other aspects of culture. Focus can be on his influential wit and wisdom and/or techniques used to present Oscar in the classroom. This topic calls for a diversity of approaches. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to Annette Magid at a_magid@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission of paper proposal is September 10, 2009.

Due 9/1/09 OUr Monsters, Ourselves NEMLA 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Lizzie Harris McCormick / NEMLA

"Our Monsters, Ourselves"

This panel seeks papers on the historical significance and meaning of the monsters everywhere in our cultural moment. Following the line of thought that a society's supernatural monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in recent fiction and film represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of English-language, North American culture in 2010. Monsters are defined, for this panel, as those creatures presented as explicitly and literally "supernatural" or "artificial" by their authors.

A short list of dramatis personae might include vampires, ware-wolves, robots, ghosts, AI figures, witches and demons.

"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montre

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 

"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Deadline: 9/30/09

Please feel free to circulate or post this CFP on relevant e-lists and newsletters

Call for Papers: South Asia's Orients
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Deadline for submitting abstracts or proposals: September 30, 2009

Panel description:

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia
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We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

Postcolonial studies and transnationalism Special Issue for 2009

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 2:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Manusya Journal, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
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Submission is invited for papers is invited that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Deadline for submission: September, 2009

Absence

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.

Absence

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
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MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by June 29, 2009.

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