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Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:57pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love"
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: Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love

[REMINDER] Queering the Caribbean panel (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 9:05pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Queering the Caribbean: Towards an Open Discussion of Queerness in Caribbean Literature (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:13pm
University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville is proud to host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

The Afterlife of Raleigh (MLA 2011) [3/1/10]

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 4:30pm
Gina Caison & John Garrison, University of California, Davis

We request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. While the afterlives of figures such as Elizabeth I have received increased popular and scholarly attention in recent years thanks in part to diverse depictions in film and historical fiction, Walter Raleigh has remained a less-examined figure, despite appearances in diverse media and a rich literary and historical afterlife. This panel seeks papers that consider that afterlife and its implications for scholarship. This panel hopes to open the existing dialogue about Raleigh beyond the geographic and temporal borders of Early Modern England.

The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:43pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video"
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: The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video

Medicine, Disability and Travel

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:42pm
Atlantic Society of Medievalists

The Atlantic Society of Medievalists is seeking paper proposals on "Medicine, Disability and Travel." Possible topics include but are not limited to: pilgrimage for the sake of healing; the dangers of travel or warfare; mobility issues; trade in medicinal herbs or supplies; transmission of medical knowledge; magic and medicine.

Please contact the following by September 29th, 2009:

Cory James Rushton
Department of English
St. Francis Xavier University
P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5
crushton@stfx.ca

"Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film & Television

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:40pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 10-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: "Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film and Television

Journal of Social & Psychological Sciences - Call for Papers Volume 3 Issue 1

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:06pm
Journal of Social & Psychological Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 January 2010
The Journal of Social and Psychological Sciences invites all submissions in the humanities and social sciences that have a Psychosocial orientation. Examples of topic areas include: Gender and Identity, Embodiment of Gender, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory. Manuscripts may be in form of reviews, short communications, letters to the editor, research papers, commentaries and replies to other articles or research papers.

Important Dates:
All papers must be submitted by the 29th of November 2009
A notification of acceptance will be sent on the 20th of December 2009

[UPDATE] CFP: Robert E. Howard, PCA/ACA 2010 (Deadline 10-15-09)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:21am
Justin Everett

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ROBERT E. HOWARD, PCA/ACA 2010
full name / name of organization:
Justin Everett
contact email:
j.everet@usp.edu
cfp categories:
popular_culture
science_and_culture
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A PROPOSED SESSION ON ROBERT E. HOWARD

AT THE PCA/ACA CONFERENCE, MARCH 31-APRIL 3, 2010

Science Fiction/Fantasy Area

Error: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 16-17 April 2010

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:53am
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Sarah Baccianti & Rob Avis)

Medium Ævum will host the sixth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference. This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students. A volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 5th January 2010.

Suggested topics might include:

Ethnic Transformation in the Self and the City: April 8 - 11, 2010, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:32am
24th Annual Conference of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

People make cities and cities make people. Reductive as that claim is, it stands at the heart of much of the ethnic American experience. Immigrants originally inherit the cities in which they settle. Then, as they come to know their new culture and as their children grow and develop, they remake their communities, creating places that reflect the multiple strands of their origins. For scholars of ethnic literature, American cities stand, in part, as texts themselves. They reflect the immigrant experience as it has taken place, and they contextualize the possibility for future immigration.

[Update] Rupkatha Journal Invites Critical Writings on Indian Writings in English

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:49am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

We invite critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.

* For submission of critical writings, please send:

Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)

Ø Abstract (100-200 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

* For submission of creative works, please send:

Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)

Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.

Ø Abstract (100 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

CFP: Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 7:52pm
Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney) and Kate Mitchell (Australian National University)

Since the emergence of self-consciously fictional forms in the late seventeenth century, the boundary between literary and historical techniques for representing the past has been both permeable and contested. Readers have long been the focus of rhetoric about the dangers of representing history in fiction, but their agency in negotiating this borderland has been largely overlooked.

Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:18pm
Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies:
Climate, Culture and Change
in Western North America
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 13 – 16, 2010

This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Academics and other stakeholders from the wider community are invited to participate in this urgent and compelling dialogue. The conference invites academics from the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as activists, businesses, artists, and others to speak across the boundaries that conventionally divide them.

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP 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 contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

Post/Colonialism and the films of Claire Denis, February 2009

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 2:36pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 10/20/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Post/Colonialism and the films of Claire Denis

Provocation and Dialogue: Interrogating the Films of Michael Haneke, February 2010

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 1:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 10/20/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Provocation and Dialogue: Interrogating the Films of Michael Haneke

Update: Call for Cover Art Fall 2009

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:50pm
The Humanities Review

The Humanities Review, the literary journal of St. John's University English Department, is searching for the cover art for its Fall 2009 edition. The theme is American Identity--we are interested in anything that illustrates a piece of the modern American self or America today.

Details:
We are open to drawings, paintings, photography, and even pictures of original sculpture. All submissions should have a black and white or limited color palate (four or less) and not exceed sizes of 9x12".

Please send submissions in jpeg format to sjuhumanities@gmail.com or via snail mail to:

The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 10:16am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood.

ESSE-10: conference in Torino, Italy, 24-28 August 2010 (IALJS panel)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 7:04am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

ESSE-10 CONFERENCE TORINO, ITALY 24-28 AUGUST 2010

The seminar, entitled "History and Literary Journalism" is currently seeking submissions from IALJS and ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) members that respond to the following topic:

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