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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:

It's a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam [update] 10/15/09

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 6:06pm
Anna Froula

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision. Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are AT once familiar AND unwelcome. He triumphs the mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

Third Joyce Graduate Conference, 22-23 January 2010

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 5:55pm
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland

The Third Joyce Graduate Conference: 22-23 January 2010

University College Dublin, Ireland (in association with Università di Roma Tre)

Ireland and Italy

Connections between Postcolonial Studies, Human Rights, and Literary Studies

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 5:44pm
Lena Khor

I'm seeking scholars interested in forming a panel on postcolonialism and human rights for the conference "What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say" at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Lying With the Truth: Harrower, Nabokov, and Shanley Blink!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 4:58pm
Northeast MLA: 2010 Convention/ Montreal/ April 7--11

This panel will examine the construction and deconstruction of truth and lie as they shape multiple realities in the texts Blackbird, Lolita, and Doubt. Whose perceptions of reality are privileged when constructions of reality clash? When/how do perceptions of sexual intimacy transform into accusations of abuse? In what ways does the trajectory of age impact formations of reality from memory? Please send 250--500 word abstracts to cathy.fagan@ncc.edu. PDF or Word files please.

Dr. Cathy E. Fagan
Nassau Community College
Bradley Hall//Room 8
1 Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530

Generation X and Academia

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:37pm
Elwood Watson -Professor of History - East Tennessee State University

CALL FOR PAPERS:
GENERATION X AND THE ACADEMY

We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X And The Academy. Generation X faculty from all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts.

All topics will be considered; however, essays that examine personal experiences be they issues of race, marriage, divorce, sexuality , religion, life in the academy, life post academia, personal politics and disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Claire Denis: Call for Chapter Proposals - DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2009

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:05pm
Global

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on the themes and films of Claire Denis. As Denis' films are rich in subject matter, story, theme and contemporary concerns, the preference is for a cross-disciplinary perspective, which may include film studies but does not have to concentrate solely on or derive from it.

Medieval Urban Life: New Ideas and New Contexts, Purdue University, Feb 5-6, 2010

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 2:40pm
8th Annual Conference on Medieval Studies, Comitatus Medieval Student Organization, Purdue University

[Apologies for any cross-posting]

CFP: Medieval Urban Life: New Ideas and New Contexts

8th Annual Graduate Conference on Medieval
Studies, Purdue University, West
Lafayette, Indiana, Feb. 5-6, 2010.

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry at 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 2:21pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2010 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3
Deadline: 15 December 2009

The 2010 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

[UPDATE] iDMAa Conference 2009 Call for Papers--extended deadline

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 2:21pm
International Digital Media and Arts Association

The seventh annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference @ the Digital Edge November 5-7, 2009 (http://www.idmaa.org/idmaa2009/) has extended its submission deadline for abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentation and/or discussion about innovations and challenges pushing the edge of digital media and art.

CFP: Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2010

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 1:13pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Rhetoric and Composition for our 41st annual conference. Papers in this area will draw on the conference theme "Voices." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly.

General Conference Theme: Voices
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.

UPDATE: House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12:24pm
NEMLA

Final call for papers on House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture.

While many people might assume that contemporary fascination with servant characters is limited to British TV and literature (i.e., "Upstairs, Downstairs," "1900 House," The Remains of the Day, Gosford Park), even the Americans have gotten in on the game. 1980s American television was fascinated with the importation of servant characters in shows like "Benson," "Mr. Belvedere," and Fran Drescher's "The Nanny." This panel will explore post-modern representations of servants and servant culture.

Please send 300 word abstracts to akmcclellan@plymouth.edu.
Deadline: September 30, 2009

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

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 11:12am
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?

NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball (March 10-13, 2010; abstracts due 12/1)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 10:55am
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces The 17th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

Wednesday, March 10-Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona

Call for Papers

The 17th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 1, 2009, to:

Literature and Science, Mar. 31 to Apr. 3

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 7:32am
American Culture Association

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held in St. Louis, MO from Mar. 31 through Apr. 3.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:

CFP - Horror Politics

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 4:43am
Jura Gentium Cinema

It is through politics that affairs are governed, and order and justice are expected. However, the word "politics" often connotes corruption and abuse. Politics involve power, and power implies its own misuse. The double bind of politics is in its very inescapability. Politics serve to organize, yet simultaneously produce dishonesty through the abuse of power.

Call for Papers: Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 4:26am
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference
17-21 August 2010, Helsinki

Organizers: The Society for the History or Authorship, Reading and Publishing, University of Helsinki, The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Literature Society, The Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading, and Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies

Keynote speakers and panel discussions

The conference is pleased to present two keynote speakers:

* Professor Martyn Lyons (University of New South Wales)
* Professor Ruth B. Bottigheimer (Stony Brook University, New York)

SPECS JOURNAL--TOY ISSUE CFP: FEB 15

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 11:07pm
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. Articles are peer-reviewed. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

CFP: Touring Women on the American Stage

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 8:48pm
Eileen Curley & Tom Robson / Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group

CALL FOR PAPERS: TOURING WOMEN ON THE AMERICAN STAGE

Theatre History Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2010
Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel
Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival
www.athe.org/conference/index

SEDERI Yearbook # 20 - deadline for submission 31st Oct.

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:47pm
SEDERI (Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies)

CALL FOR PAPERS - SEDERI 20

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 20) to be published in
Autumn 2010.

SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.

Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at skook@temple.edu by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

Call for Book and Film Reviews

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:12pm
Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

Call for Book and Film Reviews.
Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (IPIR), a leading international publication on indigenous peoples is seeking book and film reviews. Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources is a worldwide network of organizations, academics, activists, indigenous groups, and others representing indigenous and tribal peoples.

IPIR invites book review submissions from scholars, researchers, practitioners and professionals. A complete list of available books and films for review can be found here: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources: Current List of Books and Films Available

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