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Religion and Popular Culture

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 12:39pm
Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM

February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, NM
(a great place to be in February)
http://swtxpca.org

Deadline for proposals: Dec. 15, 2009; Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

The Southwest/Texas branch of the PCA/ACA announces a call for papers on popular culture and religion to be presented at its annual meeting in Albuquerque. Papers should be approximately 20-25 minutes long. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words. Days and times of sessions to be determined.

New Beginnings

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:31am
Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal for South Texas English Studies, a blind-peer-reviewed publication, is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition, which has been aptly themed "New Beginnings." The first edition will be published online on December 1, 2009. New beginnings occur when anything new is attempted, when one literary period changes to another, when an author pens a coming-of-age novel, when technology profoundly changes culture, when a new literary theory is debuted, when a new literary technique is attempted, when new theories emerge, and when communities are threatened by new challenges. As you can see, this is an open-ended theme. Papers not connected to the theme will be considered, but those that follow the theme have the best chance to be published.

Teaching Early American Literature - NeMLA 4/7-11 (abstracts by 9/15)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 10:51am
John J. Kucich / NeMLA

The increasing availability of Native American texts written before 1900 has only deepened questions about how best teach them. Issues of authenticity, literariness, scholarly ethics and cultural sovereignty come to the fore in early Native American literatures. How do these issues play out in literature or composition courses? How do teachers connect these texts to contemporary issues facing native communities? Papers that explore a variety of pedagogical approaches to this topic are welcome. Please send 1-page abstracts by September 15, 2009, to John J. Kucich at jkucich@bridgew.edu.

Call for Papers, Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University (31 October 2009)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 8:36am
Lyn Bennett, Dalhousie University

The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2010.

Compendium2 welcomes the submission of theoretical and practice-based essays intended for everyone engaged in the development of writing in post-secondary education. For the journal's third issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.

11th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2010: Salzburg, Austria)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:27am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

[UPDATE] SW TX PCA Conference

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 5:44pm
SW TX Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

SW TX PCA UPDate

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 5:29pm
Linda Tucker/SW TX PCA Conference

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Empire and Intercultural Encounter in Eighteenth-Century British America, (ASECS, 3/18-21 2010)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 1:29pm
Kelly Wisecup/University of North Texas

During the eighteenth-century, British Americans celebrated commodities from tobacco to sugar cane in georgic poems, displayed their cosmopolitan sensibility in narratives of inter-colonial travel, and defended colonial culture against metropolitan accusations of degeneration in natural histories. While these literatures facilitated transatlantic exchanges with Europeans in the metropolis, they also included accounts of intercultural encounters among colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Recent scholarship has examined how colonists' transatlantic literary and commercial exchanges allowed them contribute to various metropolitan literary and philosophical discourses, from the literatures of empire to natural historical philosophies.

A Zombie Anthology

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:52am
University of Florida

We are soliciting abstracts (250 - 500 words) for "Discourses of the Living Dead: The Proliferation of Zombie as Metaphor," an edited volume that we will seek to publish in 2010.

[UPDATE Deadline Extended: Sept. 15, 2009] The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2010)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:33am
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

Baz Luhrmann: Myths, Music and Movies. Edited Collection.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 12:51am
Dr. D. Bruno Starrs/Queensland University of Technology

Baz Luhrmann ("Strictly Ballroom", "Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge!" and "Australia") has an ouevre ripe for examination, as it includes opera, songwriting and film-making. The editor of the proposed collection is Dr. D. Bruno Starrs ("I woke Up Feeling Thailand", "Dutch Tilt, Aussie Auteur: The Films of Rolf de Heer") and submissions will be received until the release of Luhrmann's next film, his adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" (date as yet unknown). Immediate expressions of interest, however, are encouraged.

CFP for the Anime/Manga Area of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assn. 2010 Conference

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Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 5:56pm
SW/TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: Anime & Manga Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010
The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown at 300 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. 505-842-1234.
More information can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Delineating the Contemporary in American Literature: A Roundtable--2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

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Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:48am
Andrew Schopp/Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable discussion invites analyses that strive to map out, the aesthetic, socio-political, and/or pedagogical parameters of Contemporary American Literature. A decade into the 21st century, does "post-1945" or "post-war" literature still function as a productive category? Have we moved beyond the postmodern? Should multicultural literature still be primarily the province of what we call contemporary? Theoretical investigations are welcome, as are those that examine more practical contingencies (e.g., syllabi construction, anthology development, etc.). 300 word abstracts by Sept. 30, 2009 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

American Drama as Political Discourse: 2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

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Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that investigate American drama as a vehicle for socio-political discourse. In addition to analyses that consider specific dramatic texts, we would also encourage those that examine aspects of performance, staging, or the status of drama as a political discourse in the academy. We welcome papers examining American drama from any historical period. 300 word abstracts or full papers by Sept. 30 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Queer Transformations: From Page to Screen (and Back) (NeMLA 2010)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:58pm
Elizabeth McClure

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Much has been written on how queer characters in novels are "straightened" in mainstream television and film adaptations. This panel seeks to investigate the opposite practice: the queering of straight or coded characters in the process of adaptation from written text to film, television, or fan fiction.

Philosophy as Critical Theory: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:25pm
Daniel White

In The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Dialektik der Aufklärung, 1944) Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno invoked the voyage of Odysseus—especially his encounter with the Sirens—as a sustained metaphor for the emergence of the "subject" of knowledge, judgment, and discourse out of the mythic substratum of Homeric poetry. The authors understood Odysseus to be an emblem of the modern bourgeois individual, comparable to the Socratic "self" derided by Friedrich Nietzsche and designated by Max Weber as the calculating ratiocinator who gave us "progress" in its various forms: capitalist, socialist, technocratic, and utilitarian. The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School which the authors founded was designed to provide a groundbreaking position.

new CFP: "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:46pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" 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 "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" for our 41st annual conference.

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue "Writers and the Business of Writing" DEADLINE 11/16/09

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:30pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes critical essays which interpret texts from an engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which provide original, close readings of texts. Because LIT addresses a general literate audience, we encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical jargon. We do not restrict the journal's scope to specific periods, genres, or critical paradigms. Submissions must use MLA citation style. Please send essays in triplicate (if outside the US or Canada, one copy will do), along with a 100 word abstract, to Regina Barreca, Editor, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, University of Connecticut, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4025, Storrs, CT 06269-4025, USA.

[UPDATE] IALJS-5: Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects (Roehamtpon University, London, UK, 20-22 May 2010)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 9:45am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

"Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects"
The Fifth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies
(IALJS-5)

Roehampton University
School of Arts
Centre for Research in Creative and Professional Writing (ReWrite) London, U.K.

20-22 May 2010

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 20-22 May 2010. The conference will be held at the School of Arts at Roehampton University in London, U.K.

Call For Publication - Review of the movie "District 9" by Neill Blomkamp

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 8:09am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the New Zealand-South African movie " District 9" by Neill Blomkamp.

The review should particularly address the postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Please contact dr. Filippo Del Lucchese for proposals (f.dellucchese@gmail.com)

Jura Gentium Cinema
www.jgcinema.org

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

Literature and the Healing Arts (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:19pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Literature and the Healing Arts 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 the Healing Arts for our 41st annual conference.

Post/colonial Film: Imaging Identity, Culture and Resistance

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 3:15pm
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower/ American Comparative Literature Association

This proposed seminar for the American Comparative Literature Association meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana (US) on April 1-4, 2010, seeks to further interdisciplinary and cross-cultural discussion of film in colonial and postcolonial cultures. The session organizer is especially interested in essays that explore film from a cultural studies perspective, examining how cinema interacts with (as well as reflects) culture. Especially welcome are cross-cultural comparisons and studies that read more than one film in order to understand a larger trend or movement and analyze how this particular medium—which developed alongside colonization and decolonization—participated in those processes.

Individual and Collective Memory in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Literature (NeMLA; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 3:07pm
Shari Evans / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

This panel seeks papers that investigate the ways contemporary multi-ethnic writers negotiate multiple sites of memory, relating any literary genre to current theories of memory, nostalgia, commemoration, memorialization, cultural memory or trauma studies. Papers that deal with contemporary American multiethnic literatures of any genre are welcome. Papers that problematize or extend theories by considering the relationship of particular works of literature or ethnic literatures to memory are particularly welcome.

c pracsis International Theatre Conference Jan 15-16, 2010

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 2:56pm
cpracsis.org

c pracsis International Theatre Conference on
"Body, Space and Technology in Performance" Jan 15-16, 2010
Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Last date of submission of abstracts: Ocotber 1

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