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[update] Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, 2/25/2010, NY

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 11:42pm
Tracey Walters/Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

UPDATE: California Culture Call for Papers, Abstract/Proposals by December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:41pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710. Priority Registration rate available until December 15, 2009.

Teaching the Eighteenth Century

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 9:03pm
South-central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Papers are invited on any topic related to "teaching the eighteenth century" for a panel at SCSECS this February (25-27). Please send a short abstract and contact information to Mary Ann Rooks (mrooks @kent.edu) before December 1.

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage, CFP due 12/15/09, conference 2/10-13, 2010

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 7:45pm
Janna Jones/Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!

[UPDATE] Open Call for Papers / Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:44pm
This Rough Magic – A Peer Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature

This Rough Magic – A Peer Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature

This Rough Magic is affiliated with the State University of New York – Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College. We are looking for academic articles devoted to enhancing pedagogical approaches in the instruction of Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

Courting Clio: History and the Long Eighteenth Centur

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:28pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Papers of twenty-minutes length are desired for the 35th
annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Salt Lake City, February
25-27,2010, on the campus of the University of Utah.
Papers on the historiography, historians, and histories
publisHed from 1660-1832 are welcome, as are modern
evaluations of these. PROPOSED TITLES SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 20.

The Eighteenth-Century Novel in the History of Romance (12/1/09; 2/25-27/10)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 3:18pm
Scott Black / SCSECS

Following recent literary historians who have argued for a "geographically wider, historically longer, and more morphologically diverse" history of the novel, this panel will consider the eighteenth-century British novel in the context of romance, a genre organized by translation and formal variety. What does the "novel" look like if we adopt the heuristic of "romance" and its long, transnational, and less modern contexts?

proposals due 12/1/09

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting
February 25-27, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah

Jonathan Swift

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 1:22pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Papers of twenty-minute length are desired on any aspect
of Jonathan Swift' life, church career, or writings for
a panel at the 2010 SCSECS's 35th annual meeting in Salt
Lake City, February 25-27. DEADLINE for submission of
proposed title: November 20.

10 April 2010. "Medieval Perspectives: From the Mundane to the Miraculous"

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 11:56am
27th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, University of Connecticut

10 April 2010. "Medieval Perspectives: From the Mundane to the Miraculous," the 27th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, will be held at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs.

Call for papers: Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including:

Media, Medium, Mediation: Media Aesthetics Before 1900 (ACLA 2010)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:30am
Rachel Teukolsky

This seminar proposes to explore the aesthetic effects of early media--understood as "discourse networks," or channels of communication--by unsettling the idea of media itself. What might it mean to see media as medium, mediation, an in-between state, something mixed, or hybrid? Rather than seeing media history as a march of technological innovation, critics now describe emergent and residual media; they look to media in transition, overlapping media, co-existing visions of the retrograde and the futuristic. The idea of "media aesthetics" itself suggests porous boundaries between works of art and means of communication.

VICTORIAN SYSTEMS AND STANDARDIZATION - abstracts due November 15, 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:25am
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario - Association of Canadian Collage and University Teachers of English

Congress 2010: Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Joint Session

VICTORIAN SYSTEMS AND STANDARDIZATION

Our little systems have their day…
Tennyson, In Memoriam, Prologue, st. 5

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