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

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:48am
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
Suha Kudsieh

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

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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
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia

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
Manusya Journal, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

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
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
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
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

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.

Neo-Victorian Studies

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

African-American Experience in the South

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

April 16-18, 2010

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Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:46pm
THE RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
TRANSLATION:
PASSAGE TO WORLD LITERATURE
April 16-18, 2010

NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:35am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

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