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ICFA 2010, CYA Division, deadline October 31, 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:16pm
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: Children's and Young Adult Literature Division

The 31st Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Theme: Race and the Fantastic
Division of Children's and Young Adult Literature

Guests of Honor: Nalo Hopkinson, Laurence Yep
Guest Scholar: Takayuki Tatsumi
Special Guest Emeritis: Brian Aldiss

The 2010 ICFA welcomes paper proposals on all areas of the fantastic (including high fantasy, allegory, science fiction, horror, folk tales and other traditional literatures, magical realism, the supernatural, and the gothic) in all media (novels, short stories, drama, television, comic books, film, and others).

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

[Update] 2012 Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
Joseph Gelfer

December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time brings together for the first time a range of scholarly analyses on the 2012 phenomena grounded in various disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, Mayan studies, cultural studies and the social sciences. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time will show readers how much of the 2012 phenomenon is based on the historical record, and how much is contemporary fiction.

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:02pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
F. Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

[UPDATE] American Plays and Playwrights extended deadline Aug 31

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:57am
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

The academic symposium seeks papers on a variety of topics related to American plays and playwrights. Possible panels include:

Update: Middlemen: Booskshops and 20th-century literature - edited collection - January 15 2010

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:15am
Huw Osborne

Robert Darnton refers to bookstore owners as the "forgotten middlemen of literature" who illustrate "the character of publishing as an activity" involved in "the transactions that brought into being a small amount of literature from the nebulous vastness of the literature that might have been," always operating in the shop, that "crucial area where supply [meets] demand." Twentieth-century bookstores are, in Lawrence Rainey's words, essential "institutions of modernism" that are inseparable from "a body of institutions, a corpus of collecting, marketing, and discursive practices that constituted a composite social space." The owners of these bookstores sit at the hubs of networks of buyers, sellers, collectors, writers, publishers, printers, editors, and

[UPDATE] Transnational Feminisms Conference, December 4-5th 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:14am
University of Manchester

There is less than two weeks to go to the 28th August deadline for submissions for the Transnational Feminisms Conference. We have received some very exciting submissions so far but welcome more, be they proposals for papers, panels, workshops or art work. See below for the call for papers. Further details can be found on the conference website.

Call for Contributions

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

Update: Queer Wales - edited collection - Deadline January 15 2010

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:12am
Huw Osborne

Queer Wales, a collection of essays on sexuality, identity, and Wales

In recent years, we have become more aware of the complexity of Welsh identities (national, European, racial, colonial, economic, etc), and a major feature of this complexity is the queering of Welsh history and culture. Queer Wales is currently being studied, written, performed, legislated, mapped, bought and sold, yet, as far as sexuality is concerned, to what extent is Wales still "The Land of my Fathers" and the "Land of the White Gloves"? At what point may we begin to articulate a coherent queer history and community in Wales?

As Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explains in Epistemology of the Closet,

9th Global Conference: Violence - Probing the Boundaries (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 6:39am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a centrally significant aspect of our social lives: violence. On this multi- and inter-disciplinary basis we aim to produce an evolving body of thought as a contribution to the attempt to understand the nature and place of violence in our lives.

The main themes for the 2010 conference are outlined below: however, we are also pleased to receive proposals that extend or complement these.