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Division Street, U.S.A.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

Pietro Aretino: Publics, Publicity and Politics

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 6:15pm
Marlene Eberhart, McGill University/Making Publics Project

We are seeking a third presenter for a panel proposal examining aspects of publics, publicity and politics in the work of Pietro Aretino for the RSA conference in Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010. The main interest for this panel would be in close readings of selected letters of Aretino and his correspondents, and we welcome proposals from scholars from all disciplines engaged with Aretino scholarship.

Please send an abstract of 150 words (RSA limit, exclusive of proposed title) with current contact information and institutional affiliation to Marlene Eberhart, [marlene.eberhart(at)mcgill.ca] and Wes Folkerth [wes.folkerth(at)mcgill.ca] no later than Thursday, 21 May 2009. Please attach your proposal as a Word document or in .rtf format.

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 4:25pm
Brooke Comer, Chair, NeMLA

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:42am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

"Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities"
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

From the early 1960's till the late 1980's, both artists and researchers have focused on the body as a major site of exploration and theorization in order to challenge issues of gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:34am
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 9:20am
Purdue University

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical studies, magic, poetry, dragons, etc. Submissions are encouraged from scholars whose research is comparative in approach, particularly those investigating texts in languages other than English.

Please send 300-350 word abstracts to: bspangen@purdue.edu.

• Review of abstracts will begin June 1, 2009.
• Notification by August 14, 2009.

CFP: Shifting Foundations of Knowledge - Deadline August 7th

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 8:31am
Culture Frame: A Third-Culture Journal

Call For Papers: Shifting Foundations (Summer 2009)

Culture Frame's inaugural call-for-papers would like to address what it regards as a historical shift in the foundations of knowledge. The 20th century was marked by scientific development and implementation, especially in physics, chemistry, biology, as well as technological expansion. This remarkable century transformed human cultures' engagements with the scientific method. The result of scientific and technological impact on human culture and identity, from the automobile to antibiotics, from the double helix to the atomic bomb, is now evident in almost every moment of every day.

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 7:22am
Randy Laist/NeMLA

Call for Papers

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 3:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers
"Ah Got De Law in My Mouth": Black Women Writing Justice

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:10am
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" in 2010/2011. The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for accessible articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.