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CFP: Animation Area (PCA/ACA conference)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:54am
Animation Area, PCA/ACA Conference 31st March-3rd April 2010

Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
March 31st-3rd April, 2010

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) March 31st-3rd April, 2010

9th International Conference on Women's Studies

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:42am
Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) - Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

The Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) wish to announce their 9th International Conference on Women's Studies, and invite you to submit papers on the topics listed below. The Organizing Committee for this conference, featuring national and international speakers, will publish texts selected after peer review for the Women's Studies collection, Vol. VII.

Organizing Committee: Ana Antón-Pacheco, Isabel Durán, Asunción López-Varela, Carmen Méndez, JoAnne Neff, Ana Laura Rodríguez

Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; (9/30/09; 4/7-11/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 9:39am
NEMLA 2010

This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to mcartt@sage.edu.

[UPDATE] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html
NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

Creative Writing Sessions at CEA, San Antonio, TX, March 25-27, 2010

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 7:51pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) 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 of Creative Writing(poetry and Fiction)for our 41st annual conference.

Please submit a sample of your creative work (poems or short fiction)via the submitting process given below. The creative work can address the conference theme but it is not necessary. Questions should be directed to bwiedema@aum.edu.

[UPDATE] Playing Web 2.0

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:16pm
NeMLA

Playing Web 2.0: Intertextuality, Narrative and Identity in New Media

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Quebec – Hilton Bonaventure

[FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS] CROSSING THE LINE: AFFINITIES BEFORE AND AFTER 1900

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 5:37pm
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL / JAN 28-29 2010

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15TH SEPTEMBER 2009

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)

CALL FOR PAPERS
"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)

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

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:42pm
amy parziale

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: September 7th, 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

Film, Television, and Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 12:28pm
Javier Ramirez/ College English Association

Call for Papers, Film, Television, 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

[UPDATE] Early Middle English Society at IMC Leeds, 12-15 July 2010 (deadline: 6 September 2009)

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 9:26am
Early Middle English Society



Following successful panels at the Medieval Association of the Pacific 2007 and at Kalamazoo '07, '08 and '09, the Early Middle English Society, which seeks to promote the study and scholarly discussion of English literary and cultural production from the late twelfth century to the mid-fourteenth century, is sponsoring two sessions at the seventeenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 12-15 July 2010.


Session one: Travel and Exploration in Early Middle English Texts

Abstracts are invited for papers dealing with descriptions of travel, exploration, migration and/or conquest in Early Middle English texts, and with relations between such texts and travel accounts in other texts.

[UPDATE] Medieval Chronicle Society at IMC Leeds, 12-15 July 2010 (deadline: 6 September 2009)

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 9:20am
Medieval Chronicle Society



Additional to its own international conferences, and following successful sessions at Kalamazoo 2008 and 2009, the Medieval Chronicle Society is sponsoring two sessions at the seventeenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 12-15 July 2010.

Session one: Travel and Exploration in Medieval Chronicles

Abstracts are invited for papers dealing with descriptions of travel, exploration, migration and/or conquest in medieval chronicles, and with relations between chronicles and travel accounts in other texts.

Psychoanalysis, Money & the Economy Conference, London, 2-4 July, 2010

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:54am
Freud Museum

Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy International Conference, London, 2-4 July, 2010 —— a conference convened for the London Freud Museum by David Bennett (University of Melbourne) with Ivan Ward (Freud Museum), with the support of Birkbeck College, the London Consortium and the Australian Research Council

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Medieval Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 8:33pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Medieval 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 Medieval Literature for our 41st annual conference.

[UPDATE] Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 2:09pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State College

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 300-500 words to Benjamin Carson at benjamin.carson@gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

The Absent Center Conference - Extended Deadline 10/1/09 [UPDATE]

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 10:52am
University of Texas Government Department

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Absent Center

A Graduate Student Conference on Contemporary Issues in Political Theology

University of Texas at Austin, Government Department

19-20 February 2010

Keynote speakers:

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research)
Eric Santner (University of Chicago)

[REMINDER] Illuminating the Everyday Imagination [9/30/09; NeMLA in Montreal, April 7-11, 2010]

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 9:04am
Elaine Auyoung

This panel considers the imagination's literary significance in relation to its underestimated role in everyday cognitive life. Papers may combine analysis of specific texts with psychological, philosophical, or cognitive accounts of the imagination. How does literary representation reflect the everyday imagination at work? How do fictional characters and narrators model commonplace imaginative acts? Most important, how does literature engage our ordinary imaginative powers in such extraordinary ways? Send 300 to 500-word abstracts to Elaine Auyoung at auyoung@fas.harvard.edu.

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

The "Shape" of the Major ROUNDTABLE

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 9:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The "Shape" of the Major ROUNDTABLE
For this roundtable discussion on the structure and content of the Literature Major, we invite presentations addressing how programs can balance their ideals of what should be taught with the realities of their faculty's expertise. Should the major be organized around periods? Genres? Concentrations? Something entirely different?

Please send 200-word proposals via attachment or snail mail to Edward Shannon (eshannon@ramapo.edu) and Monika Giacoppe (giacoppe@ramapo.edu)
AIS, Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Southern Literature and Culture

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 4:56am
national Popular Culture Association

This year the conference will be held in lovely St. Louis, Missouri from March 31 to April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri(314) 621 9600
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571). Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.

The Medievalism of Nostalgia: 27-29 November 2009

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 1:21am
University of Melbourne, Australia

The Medievalism of Nostalgia

An ARC NEER Conference

Call For Papers

Graduate Centre, University of Melbourne

November 27-28, 2009

(9/15/2009 ; 4/7-11/2010) "'This world only my body remembered'": Nature, Nation and Self in Women's Writing

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 12:57am
NEMLA 2010

The wilderness has long been conceived of as a space of individuation, a testing ground for the independent seeker, and an "outside" to the protection, as well as the surveillance and discipline, of the dominant social order. In the United States, wilderness has also been seen as constitutive of a kind of national exceptionalism and a formative element of a uniquely "American" character. With the twentieth century the established conflation of "the west" with "the wilderness" deepened, and a tendency to conflate both with masculinity grew as well. And yet, a feminine gendering of the wilderness and an association of womanhood with the natural world has a long and complicated history in America.

Call for Chapters -- Ugly Betty: The lives the Betty la fea, la fea mas bella 10/1/09

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Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:50am
Laura Valdez-Pagliaro / Marymount University

This anthology examines the mega successful television series that has reached audiences and gained a loyal fan following globally in dubbed or adapted versions of Colombian writer/producer Fernando Gaitán's original telenovela Yo soy Betty la fea. The collection will raise critical questions about the ways in which the branded "ugly" woman negotiates subjectivity across borders, literal and imaginary. Questions of representation, class, gender, culture, race, and adaptation and translation will frame the discussions. Various theoretical approaches are welcome, in particular feminist, queer, postmodern, and Cultural Studies.

IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES ISSUE ON WORK, NOV. 6, 2009

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 6:08pm
IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.

This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.

This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.

Space in Twenty-First Century Spanish and Latin American Film: Due 12 SEPT

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 3:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the uses of space in Spanish and Latin American twenty-first century film. We seek conference presentations in English or Spanish that explore how space functions, how it is situated and how it is problematized in recent Spanish-language cinema. Please send abstracts in MS Word format of no more than 250 words to Alex Waid (alexander.waid@uscga.edu) on or before September 12. Complete essays are requested by the first of February.

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