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Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:03pm
Erin Hill, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
announces
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's, Mar. 26-26, 2010

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 1:55pm
Michael Sollars, Department of English, Texas Southern University

Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's—
An Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Twelfth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's." Scholarly research and presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

Call for Papers: Trauma and Literature at CEA 2010 (8/21-11/1; 3/25-27/2010)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:57pm
College Enlgish Association

Call for Papers, Trauma and Literature 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 Trauma and Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Call for Papers: Pedagogy at CEA 2010 (8/21-11/1; 3/25-27/2010)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:54pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Pedagogy 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 Pedagogy for our 41st annual conference.

English classrooms, both those that focus on literature and those that focus on composition, are full of voices. The texts that we read, the dialogues that we have, and the essays that we write each underline the importance of voice to education. Papers are sought that investigate the different manifestations of voice within the classroom; both practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

[UPDATE] DHSI 2010 Graduate Student Colloquium

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:09pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010

[Updated to clarify eligibility for this conference. Potential presenters should be enrolled in a PhD or MA program, or hold a post-doctoral fellowship, at the time of abstract submission. We welcome abstracts from current students who will graduate before June 2010.]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010
Graduate Student Colloquium
June 8-11, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: The DHSI will be sponsoring its second annual graduate student colloquium in June 2010. Graduate students attending the Institute are invited to participate in the 2010 colloquium entitled "Making Connections: Emerging Scholars in the Digital Humanities."

Dreiser Panels at ALA 2009 (Deadline 1/10/2010)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:53am
Theodore Dreiser Society

Call for Papers: Theodore Dreiser Panels at ALA 2010

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco on May 27-30, 2010.

1. Theodore Dreiser's Other Careers

Dreiser is best known as a novelist, but this panel seeks papers that consider Dreiser's other careers, loosely defined: his work as an editor, as a journalist, as a poet, as a dramatist, as a travel writer, as a public intellectual, and so forth. Also encouraged are papers that compare and contrast Dreiser's early and late writings.

2. Open topic. Papers may be submitted on any topic concerning Dreiser or his work.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

REMINDER: CFP: Walter Benjamin and Memory. Deadline 30th September 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:33am
NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal

Walter Benjamin and Memory

This panel invites papers that consider the theory of memory as it emerges in and through the work of Walter Benjamin. It hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the complex figuration of forgetting to be found in his thought. Contributions might confine their attention to Benjamin´s corpus, or stage comparative enquires into such areas as holocaust memory, trauma, or nostalgia. Papers that consider the commemoration of Benjamin´s life – in novels, films, at the memorial site in Portbou – are also welcome. Please send proposals to Wayne Stables at stablesw@tcd.ie

Call for Participants: ATHE Theory and Criticism Book Discussion Roundtable on Peggy Phelan's Unmarked

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Theory and Criticism Focus Group)

The Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites participants to join its second annual book discussion roundtable, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2010. The overall conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival," advocates understanding the intersections between the live and the mediated, and so in keeping with this year's theme, we will discuss Peggy Phelan's 1993 classic text *Unmarked: The Politics of Performance.*

Biomapping or biocolonizing? Indigenous identities and scientific research in the 21st century

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 7:17am
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France

Though, from a positivist point of view, scientific research represents the cornerstone of progress, it is undeniable that such research has often been used to support a particular policy or ideology. For example, during the colonization of the United States, Canada, Australia and New-Zealand, physical anthropology (and in particular craniometry) was used to show the inferiority of indigenous peoples and, thereby, justify their domination or annihilation. For this reason, and also for many others, indigenous peoples have looked on such research with suspicion, if not outright hostility.

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum: Postgraduate Essay Prize

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:56am
Queen’s University Postcolonial Research Forum

"Postcolonial Studies continues to be primarily concerned with the former British Empire"

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum is pleased to announce its second Essay Competition for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD).

Writers may consider the question through the use of specific case studies from their own research, although they must address the question in a way that will be meaningful to those outside their discipline.

The prize for the best essay is £500.00. The winner will be announced in February 2010.

Second Issue of Wide Screen

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 2:56am
Wide Screen

Please forward to all interested researchers, practitioners, and students.

General Call for Papers. Second Issue of Wide Screen, a peer reviewed open access journal of screen studies.
Vol 1, Issue 2, 2009

Wide Screen encompasses a broad range of perspectives and approaches and we invite papers on film studies from a diverse range of perspectives. Thus we welcome papers on (not limited to):

[UPDATE] European Society for Trauma and Dissociation- Literary panel

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 12:19am
amy parziale

DEADLINE EXTENDED
European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: October 1st, 2009

Abstracts are specifically sought on topics related to the conference theme of 'healing from traumatic relationships' – from intra-psychic, interpersonal, societal and cultural perspectives. This panel will focus on trauma and dissociation in 20th-21st century literature.

Abstracts should be 150 words in length. Please also send a 25 word biography.

General Conference website: www.estd2010.org

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

"Drawing Out" - 7-9 April 2010, Melbourne Australia

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 10:28pm
RMIT University & University of the Arts London

Drawing is a way of thinking
Drawing is a way of communicating

http://www.drawingout.com.au/papers/

A creative collaboration between RMIT University and University of the Arts London.

DRAWING OUT is a trans-disciplinary conference. It explores drawing across the boundaries of disciplines. It addresses drawing as a way of thinking and communicating in the twenty-first century. Whoever we are, drawing is part of our everyday and professional lives.

Circus Papers March 31-April 3, 2010 St. Louis Missouri

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 9:21pm
Popular Culture Association

This will be the 14th meeting of the PCA CIRCUSES AND CIRCUS CULTURE interest group. We invite papers that explore the past and present of circus as art, craft and a unique form of popular culture. Circus, a continuously evolving tradition of live entertainment, lends itself to scholarship from many pespectives.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

LYING, CHEATING, AND DISSIMULATION: THEORIZING DECEIT

The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals on Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections February 10-13 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 4:32pm
31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections
Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010.
Hyatt Regency Downtown
330 Tijeras Ave. NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.842.1234,
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

Black Theater Association CFP, ATHE 2010, Los Angeles

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:58pm
Black Theater Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: ATHE 2010
August 3-August 6, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites complete panel proposals and individual abstracts for ATHE's 2010 conference.

In light of the conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media and Survival" BTA is particularly interested in panels that consider new teaching and research methodologies for Black theater in the United States and abroad. Possible panel topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/31/09; 03/04/10-03/06/10)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:42pm
Native American Literature Symposium

11th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 4-6, 2010
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

Featured Speakers:
Acclaimed Filmmaker Chris Eyre, Hawaiian Poet Brandy Nalani McDougall, Comanche Playwright Terry Gomez, and more!

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

CFP Ol3Media – On-line journal of television, cinema and media studies - Special Issue: Vampires

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:36pm
Barbara Maio - University Roma Tre

CFP Ol3Media – On-line journal of television, cinema and media studies – University Roma Tre

Vampires

In recent years the vampire issue has been placed overwhelmingly all around because of a series of books and movies that have invaded our world. In film, literature or television, the vampire has reached an enviable position in the media landscape.
The next issue of Ol3Media will focus around this topic with essays that can provide food for thought on the subject on the production post-2000.
Possible suggestions (but we welcome suggestions for other topics):

Asian Americans and the Post Racial

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:35pm
Association for Asian American Studies

Call for Papers
Emergent Cartographies:
Asian American Studies in the Twenty-first Century
Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Conference
UT Austin, Texas April 7-11, 2010

Asian Americans and the Post-Racial

French Cultures of Embodiment -- March 25-27, 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:13pm
Richard Shusterman / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program / Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus seek submissions of abstracts for the 25-27 March 2010 Conference on French Cultures of Embodiment.

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th Jan 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:36am
The University of Exeter

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender. Previous research into this field has often urged overly simplistic hegemonic models of practices, desires and identities, which this conference hopes to reassess. Our main objective is to explore the challenges of not only researching, including but also re-positioning so-called 'forgotten bodies' in academic programmes.

[UPDATE] CFP Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:58pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

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