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Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 5:26am
Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

CFP: EDWARD UPWARD -- ESSAY COLLECTION

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

[UPDATE] extended CFP: Gender, Sport and the Olympics (journal, 10/20/09)

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 1:53am
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

Love and Death: A Line of Flight (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:39pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

LOVE AND DEATH – A LINE OF FLIGHT Area
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline – November 1, 2009

AREA: Love and Death – A Line of Flight

Subject: CFP: E. E. Cummings and Popular Modernism (deadline extended 10/10/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:53pm
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2010, at the University of Louisville. Considering the range of Cummings' modernist experiments, yet culturally informed poetry and prose, we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern. In particular, we welcome papers that address his exploration of the popular vernacular across gender/racial boundaries and ethnic differences, celebrating the spirit of the individual from characters in comic strips such as Krazy Kat, mountain dancers, Jazz dancers, the burlesque, etc. All are part of his efforts to stage another modernism.

Creative Nonfiction: Voices, San Antonio, TX, March 25-27, 2010

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 6:11pm
College English Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
College English Association
National Conference
March 25-27, 2010
San Antonio, Texas

Conference Theme: VOICES

The College English Association invites papers and creative works-in-progress on the theme of voices in Creative Nonfiction Writing.

Globalisation

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 5:18pm
Journal "Interdisciplinary Description of complex Systems"

Special issue of Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems (http://indecs.eu) - INDECS
is devoted to Globalisation.

Deadline for manuscript submission is 15 June 2010. Details are given further in the text, or here: http://indecs.eu/index.php?s=cfp_8_2.

CFP: Special Sessions on Chaucer (Dec. 15, 2009; International Courtly Literature Society Congress, Montreal, July 25-31, 2010)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 1:28pm
Jamie Fumo (McGill University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Sessions on Chaucer (2)
To be held at 13th Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, Montreal, July 25-31, 2010 (congress theme: "Courtly Cultures on the Move")

Papers are invited for the following TWO special sessions (abstract deadline Dec. 15, 2009):

1. '[T]o countrefete cheere / Of court": Chaucer as a Courtly(?) Poet

Aids in Cultre VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of Aids

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:06am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:

Aids in Cultre VI:

Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS

International Conference

Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl Aids in Culture VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Deadline for abstract Submissions: 15. October (Deadline has been extended) Conference Homepage: http://www.aidsinculture.org

Critical Literary Regionalisms (ACCUTE Conference Montreal, May 2010) deadline Nov 15 09

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:34am
Susie DeCoste, University of Waterloo

Member-organized Session:
Critical Literary Regionalisms
Organizer: Susie DeCoste (Waterloo)
Frank Davey has argued that regionalist ideology tends toward environmental determinism, resulting in certain assumptions about what effects place should have on a person. Within this set of assumptions, any identification with other possible grounds of identity, such as race or gender, is less important. More recently, in Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and

For the Love of the Fan: Fandom, Comics and Film Adaptation

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:06am
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"For Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics and Film Adaptations"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: For Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics and Adaptations

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:50am
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:42am
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com before November 15, 2009. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

CFP: Gendered Violence in Literature and Popular Culture, Panel for LASA 2010

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 9:59pm
Latin American Studies Association 2010 Conference

We are seeking papers for a panel on gender and violence in U.S. Latino literature and popular culture for the 2010 LASA Conference: Crisis, Response and Recovery. More specifically, this panel will address the representations of violence in cultural productions since 911 as a way to rethink the shifting negotiations of gender and nation. We are especially interested in papers that explore violence in cultural productions since the economic crisis. Topics may include, but are not limited to, immigrant-related violence, gang violence, war, border violence and emotional violence in contemporary cultural productions. Some of the papers in this panel will explore the recent works of writers such as Ana Castillo and Daniel Alarcón.

CFP: Performing Publics, June 9-13 2010, Toronto, Canada

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 1:41pm
Performance Studies International

PSi 16, Performing Publics, will take place in Toronto as part of a collaboration between York University's Faculty of Fine Arts and the Ontario College of Art & Design. The conference will investigate the power of performance to intervene in, reshape, and reinvigorate the public sphere at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We invite proposals that take up notions of "public" in a variety of ways, pointing to the critically generative and fraught aspects of the term as it has been adopted within performance studies.

"Toni Morrison and The Circuits of Imagination," / "Toni Morrison et les circuits de l'imaginaire" The Sixth Biennial Confe

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 12:12pm
Toni Morrison Society

The Sixth Biennial Conference will be held in Paris and the banlieue (Saint-Denis), France, a geographic move that marks the first biennial held outside the U.S., in keeping with the extensive
reach and import of Morrison's oeuvre and her role as artist, editor, teacher, and intellectual. A goal of the conference is to promote the broad exchange of ideas among the larger international community of Morrison scholars, including translators, artists, publishers, teachers, students and

Journal Forum on Writing at the University: Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies [6 NOV]

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 11:16am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks submissions to a forum on the everyday practices of academic writing, including teaching, writing, and publishing. The forum will be published in the next issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. We hope to present multiple perspectives from across disciplines, illuminating the diverse spectrum of writing practice, pedagogy, and scholarship.

[UPDATE] The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 deadline: 9/30/09

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically and/or historically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood and what it reveals about subjectivity. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, aboveagosto@gmail.com.

Shakespeare and the City: The Negotiation of Urban Spaces in Shakespeare's Plays; Deadline: 11/30/2009

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:17pm
German Shakespeare Association

Shakespeare's plays were conceived and first performed in a political, cultural and economic metropolis, London around 1600, which drew audiences from different social spheres and countries to its theatres. While England was foremost a rural country, London radiated a climate of social change that was negotiated in theatrical presentations of the city, often evoking a non-civilised, barbaric, or utopian other. Our seminar aims at tracing the negotiation of urban spaces on the early modern stage, in contemporary theatrical productions and film adaptations. Which influences did London around 1600 exert on Shakespeare's plays, and in how far can non-English settings of the plays tell us something about early modern notions of these cities and countries?

Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

"'In-betweenness in Adolescent Literature" 4/7-11/2010; 9/30/2009

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2:28pm
Dr. Lisa Perdigao, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 2010 conference, Montreal, Quebec

In The Case of Peter Pan, or, The Impossibility of Children's Fiction, Jacqueline Rose states that "Children's fiction sets up a world in which the adult comes first (author, maker, giver) and the child comes after (reader, product, receiver), but where neither of them enter the space in between" (1-2). While Rose discusses the space in between the child and adult, her terms highlight what is at work in adolescent literature, as the liminal space between children's literature and literature for adults.

[UPDATE] Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2:24pm
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.

In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction (journal, 11/30/09)

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2:03pm
James B. Kelley / Mississippi State University, Meridian Campus

Short essays (2,000-3,000 words) are sought on the subject of Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction. Accepted submissions will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, a print and electronic academic journal. Particularly welcome are essays that present innovative pedagogical strategies for using fiction in the classroom (whether in literature, creative writing, or an entirely different discipline).

For more information on this call for papers, visit
http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/on3fic.htm

Representations of Masculinities in Spanish Film: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 12:09pm
Post Script: Essays on Film and the Humanities

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.

Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Historiographical Methodologies in Cultural Studies: A Reader (edited collection; February 28, 2010)

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:39am
Christopher Sutch/William Penn University, College for Working Adults

For Meaghan Morris "history is the name of the space where we define what matters." With this statement, Morris raised but certainly did not settle the nature of the relationship between history and cultural studies. For Morris, the parameters of contemporary culture and everyday life could only be appreciated by their relationship with the forces that shaped how they developed including economic, political and rhetorical factors. In other words, an historical contextualization of phenomena and events is necessary to understand the nuances of culture.

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