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Circulating Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Networks, Knowledge and Forms

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 1:53pm
Ruth Connolly, School of English Literature, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Circulating Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Networks, Knowledge, and Forms

Keynote speakers: Mark Greengrass, Margaret Ezell, and Richard Serjeantson

Presented in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society at the Royal Society, 6-9, Carlton House Terrace, London. 8-10 July, 2010

The seventeenth century in Europe was an age of turmoil. As wars, revolutions, and exploration redrew the boundaries of the physical world, a tumult of new ideas shifted the boundaries of the intellectual world. In poetry and in polemics, men and women involved in philosophy, theology, politics, and science created a dynamic knowledge economy.

Call for Fiction, Poetry, Translations, Book Reviews, Art, Photography

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 1:42pm
Black Market Review, Edge Hill University

The Black Market Review, Edge Hill University's international literary e-journal, invites submissions of poetry (3-5 poems), fiction, creative nonfiction and essays (up to 6000 words), art, photography, translations, and book reviews for its second issue. Our reading period is September 1 to December 1. Unsolicited work outside those dates will not be read.

Please email submissions and a brief bio to blackmarketreview@googlemail.com

Or hard copies to

The Black Market Review
c/o Daniele Pantano
Department of English
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
United Kingdom.

[Update] Literature and War (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 1:02pm
CEA

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

War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not limited to:

African American Autobiography and the Archives: Teaching Students to Become Scholars (NeMLA Panel, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:53pm
Rhondda Robinson Thomas, Clemson University

Recent critical editions of texts such as Henry Box Brown's Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself (1851) and Harriet Wilson's Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859) have affirmed our need to continue exploring the complexities of African American autobiography. As we pursue this work, we must also consider how to involve students in research that enhances our understanding of the production of African American life writing. This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical strategies that give students opportunities for conducting archival research that enriches the classroom experience. Papers that examine non-canonical texts are especially welcomed.

Literature and War (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:41pm
CEA

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

War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not limited to:

True Blood & Philosophy Call For Abstracts; 9-28-09

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:22pm
Rebecca Housel, PhD, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Call for Abstracts
True Blood and Philosophy
Edited by George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

Please circulate and post widely.
Apologies for Cross-posting.

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor,
William Irwin, at wtirwin@kings.edu.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.

Non-Western Literatures In Translation

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:21pm
Richard Jeffrey Newman/Northeast Modern Language Association

Non-Western Literatures in Translation

Proposals are invited on for this panel, which will be part of the Northeast Modern Language Association's annual conference, April 7-11, 2010, in Montreal. Here is the description:

SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE, March 31-April 3, 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 10:03am
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 2010 Conference

SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2010 Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php .

DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009 [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:54am
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.

PCA/ACA National Conference: Romance Area - March 31 - April 3 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:39am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3, 2010
Call For Papers: Romance Area

(Conference info: http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php)

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2009.

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and anywhen, are welcome topics of discussion.

Voices of the Renaissance (11/1/2009, CEA 3/25-27/2010)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:00pm
Lynne Simpson and Kerri Tom, College English Association

"Voices of the Renaissance," CEA 2010 Annual Conference

March 25-27, 2010
San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel
209 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Polonius cautions, "Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice" (Ham. 1.3). How does "voice" define—or confine--us? Whose voices emerge during the Renaissance? Whose are excluded or marginalized? And why should we still listen? We invite papers on Renaissance literature in relation to the theme of "voices" for the 41th annual meeting of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies.

The Comic Satan

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:38pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference 3/31 to 4/4/10

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, MO,
3/31/10 to 4/4/10
Comedy and Humor Area

Devilish Drollery: The Evil One as Comic Figure in
Modern and Contemporary Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture.

We are seeking panel presentations that will examine Satan's many contemporary representations and inflections in American popular culture. Our purpose will be to explore complex, comic representations of evil and the new meanings that such images of Satan create within our culture.

Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:33pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're very open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

"Work Out the Ape": Popular Darwinism

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 3:59pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (Albuquerque, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

"'Work out the ape'": Popular Darwinism": The term "Darwinism" is a broad umbrella term in the late nineteenth century. Nevertheless, it is useful shorthand, expressing the preoccupation of British and American popular culture with a range of themes related to the Darwinian revolution in biology by the end of the nineteenth century: "degeneration," man's biological kinship with animals, the problem of aggression, the place of sexual pleasure in the psychic economy and its relationship to sexual selection, and the biological underpinnings of changing gender roles.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group 2010 Call for Proposals

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 3:39pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre History Focus Group

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Call for Proposals

The Theatre History Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education invites proposals for next year's conference, 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 forging alliances with our colleagues in media studies. Thinking broadly about how we define "media," we invite proposals for panels and roundtables about histories of theatre that might engage the following questions:

American Conference for Irish Studies March 2010 Southern Regional Meeting

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 2:22pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The Southern Regional Conference of ACIS will be held at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, March 4-7, 2010. Ireland's geographical, literary, historic, and artistic symbols and boundaries, like the Celtic knot or the Connemara coastline, are immeasurable and have been described as representations of infinity, hence the theme of the 2010 meeting: "Crafting Infinity: Struggle and Rebirth." We welcome paper and panel proposals of 250 words (to be sent as a Word attachment) that deal with the conference theme, as well as other aspects of Irish Studies. Please send abstracts and inquiries to Dr. Rory Cornish (cornishr@winthrop.edu) by November 6, 2009.

"Publishing an Edited Collection of Essays," 41st Anniversary Convention, (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 1:58pm
Suha Kudsieh

Please feel free to circulate or post this CFP on relevant e-lists, websites, and newsletters

"Publishing an Edited Collection of Essays," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal.

Deadline for submitting abstracts or proposals: September 30, 2009

Panel description: This is a roundtable panel that aims to demystify the process of collecting and publishing an edited collection of essays. Participants will deliver a short presentation (6-7 minutes), in which they explain how they managed to publish an edited collection of essays. Participants will share their experiences, tips, suggestions, and advice with the audience.

PCA/ACA Gay, Lesbian, & Queer Studies Group

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 1:36pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2010 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For information on the conference, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/
national.php

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2009

[UPDATE] American Indian/Indigenous Film Area The 2010 WS/TX PCA/ACA Conference

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 1:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Meeting

The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is looking for panels, papers, screenings of Indigenous films + discussion, and workshops on topics related to American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous film. We welcome proposals from all disciplines that examine, utilize, promote, or teach Native/Indigenous film and media are welcome. The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is particularly interested in bringing together Native filmmakers and Native/non-Native academics to talk about the burgeoning field of Indigenous Film.

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:11pm
Gary Storhoff/University of Connecticut at Stamford and John Whalen-Bridge/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:07pm
University of Connecticut at Stamford/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

"'Pillars of Witness': Brontë Literature as Commentary" NEMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:04am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Anne Bronte's harassed governess, Agnes Grey, reflects that in stressful times poetry can provide solace, yet it also documents life experiences. She confides: "I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness…." Building on "pillars of witness", this panel will investigate the role of recording or witnessing in Brontë literature. How do the works bear witness to events or concepts? How does this affect their "art"? Consider the consequences or benefits of the Brontës' acts of bearing witness. Does gender inform the discussion? Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin Le Veness at Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu by September 30, 2009.

RE(IN)VISION of Africa in Contemporary Spanish Texts

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:09am
Victoria Ketz, Iona College

Historically Spain has been blessed with the influx of different cultures. However, in recent years there has been an inversion of the Spanish migration flow brought about by the economic crisis of the 1990s. While the number of emigrants fell, the number of immigrants continued to increase at a steady pace. Common in the daily television programs is to see the small North African craft called pateras arrive filled with a dozen or so Arab or Berber laborers. Now the traffic has been industrialized and immigrants come in lothios--or cayucos, larger crafts which hold more than 150 people. These boats are overflowing with dozens of young men hoping to enter the European Union to work illegally.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Apparitional Lesbians Panel @ NEMLA; abstracts due 9/30

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 7:19pm
Ula Lukszo; Stony Brook University

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu).

[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

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