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Native American/Indigenous FIlm Special PostScript Issue

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:59am
M. Elise Marubbio/ PostScript

Call for Papers:

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Native American/Indigenous film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from scholars and academics as well as others, such as filmmakers, archivists and librarians, curators, teachers and the like.

American Indian/Indigenous FIlm

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:52am
Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Meeting

Call for Papers: American Indian/Indigenous Film Area

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM

February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 WS/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown (see hotel information below)

Publishing and Professional Development

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:42am
Letizia Guglielmo

We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:

"Epistolary (Inter)actions: The Sociable(?) Space of Letters" (SCSECS 2010)

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:34am
Terra Caputo/Allegheny College

Despite the seemingly private and solitary nature of letter writing, there are a number of ways in which letters and, in a broader sense, the epistolary form work to create communities of readers and ideas that extend beyond writer and recipient. In the spirit of the larger conference theme, "Solitude and Sociability," this panel invites papers that explore ways in which epistolarity works to create unique, surprising, or conflicted communities in eighteenth-century English literature and culture. This panel is particularly interested in papers that engage in innovative ways with issues of form: in what ways does epistolarity work to enable and/or preclude sociability in various eighteenth-century literary (and other discursive) contexts?

4th Global Conference: Evil, Law and the State - Issues in State Power and Violence (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:27am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence

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

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference will explore issues surrounding evil and law, with a focus on state power and violence. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of law and legal culture: anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, government/politics, history, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, and sociology, as well as those working in civil rights, human rights, prison services, politics and government (including NGOs), psychiatry, healthcare, and other areas.

UPDATE: Cinema and Landscape International Conference

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:23am
Cinema and Landscape International Conference

Call for Papers

International Conference


University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Call for Papers on Indian Writings in English

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:38am
Rupkatha Jounal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: An Online Open Access E-Journal (, ISSN 0975 – 2935) invites critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses. •
For submission of critical writings, please send:
1. Completed article (3000-5000 words)
2. Abstract (100-200 words)
3. 3 to 5 Keywords
4. Brief CV
For submission of creative works, please send:
i. Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)

Future Theory, Present Praxes Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 8:01pm
University of Guelph

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 26th, 2010

Future Theory, Present Praxes
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"

"The affirmation of the future to come: this is not a positive thesis. It is nothing other than the affirmation itself, the "yes," insofar as it is the condition of all promises or of all hope, of all awaiting, or all performativity, of all opening toward the future, whatever it may be..."
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever

Encountering the "Other" in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 2:57pm
University of South Florida Libraries


4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium

February 18 & 19, 2010

University of South Florida Libraries
Tampa, Florida

Encountering the "Other" in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions, 500-1500

Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity or Islam in Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages (500-1500):

• Views of difference, diversity and pluralism

• Expressions of shared identities and common values

• Texts of threat, terror and violence

• Traditions affirming connection, inclusivity and reconciliation

• Patterns of religious, political and cultural imperialism

(UPDATE) "The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature" NeMLA

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 2:29pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove,

Glossing is Glorious, A Ring of Commentary, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010; deadline Sept 10, 2009.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 12:44pm
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies; Glossator

Glossing is Glorious.
A Ring of Commentary, A Roundtable Discussion

We seek presentations for a roundtable discussion to be held at the
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010

Medieval commentary offers a synthetic textual form that urges an inquiry into the practice, ethics, poetics, and philosophy of commentary. The intricacies of the dialogue between reader and the text, the interplay among layers of commentary, even the very visual form of the text that resists, not only hierarchy, but which also challenges the reader to approach the process of interpretation with care and a poetics of being, render commentary a multi-dimensional genre.

"Punk Rock Warlord: Critical Perspectives on the Life and Work of Joe Strummer" (Proposals due by Dec. 1, 2009)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 12:17pm
Brady Harrison/Department of English/University of Montana

A Call for Papers

"Punk Rock Warlord: Critical Perspectives on the Life and Work of Joe Strummer"

Although the life and music of punk icon Joe Strummer have been the subject of a number of recent biographies, documentaries, websites, and musical celebrations, Strummer's work with the Clash, the Mescaleros, and numerous side projects and films has not received its critical due. "Punk Rock Warlord" seeks to fill this sizeable critical gap.

The editors of this collection seek papers that address any (and more) of the following topics:

CFP: "Representations of Natural Philosophy" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010, Albuquerque, NM)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 11:59am
Al Coppola

This session seeks theoretically-informed, historically-particular papers that shed new light on the representation(s) of natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century.

Papers may offer new approaches to the question of how natural philosophical truths were produced, verified, and disseminated, whether to specialist or popular audiences. Submissions are also welcome to consider the ways in which natural philosophy and/or natural philosophers were represented in other cultural discourses. Of particular interest are papers that seek to situate their arguments in traditional or recent theoretical narratives of the nature of representation in our period.

SEASECS Call for Papers

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 11:02am
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) will host the 36th Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) regional conference on February 18-20, 2010, at the Carnegie Hotel and Spa. Please visit the website and call for papers on topics pertaining to the long eighteenth century at or contact host Judith Slagle at

Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation. 25-27 June 2010

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 10:06am
University of Westminster

Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation
School of Architecture and the Built Environment/School of Media, Arts and Design
University of Westminster, London, UK
25-27 June 2010

Keynote Speakers:

Gabriele Basilico
Stephen Daniels
Christophe Girot
Jonathan Hill

Call for Papers

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say: 3-5 July 2010 (UK)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 7:54am
Anna Bernard, University of York

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

A conference at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University

Postcolonial Studies is firmly ensconced in the Anglophone metropolitan academy: the field has its own specialised journals, academic posts, postgraduate courses, and dedicated divisions within learned bodies. But how well have these configurations travelled to other locations, institutions and disciplines? What topics, questions and approaches remain unexplored? And what's 'theoretical' about postcolonial theory anyway?

Zoontotechnics (Animality / Technicity) conference, Cardiff University, 12-14 May 2010

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 6:57am
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University

Plenary Speakers:

Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Georges-Pompidou and Director of the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)

David Wills (University at Albany-SUNY)

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 4:58am
University of Leeds

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)


[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the 'European Year of Creativity and Innovation', aiming to 'raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development'. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

ICFA 2010, CYA Division, deadline October 31, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:16pm
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: Children's and Young Adult Literature Division

The 31st Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Theme: Race and the Fantastic
Division of Children's and Young Adult Literature

Guests of Honor: Nalo Hopkinson, Laurence Yep
Guest Scholar: Takayuki Tatsumi
Special Guest Emeritis: Brian Aldiss

The 2010 ICFA welcomes paper proposals on all areas of the fantastic (including high fantasy, allegory, science fiction, horror, folk tales and other traditional literatures, magical realism, the supernatural, and the gothic) in all media (novels, short stories, drama, television, comic books, film, and others).

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers 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 polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

[Update] 2012 Edited Collection

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
Joseph Gelfer

December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time brings together for the first time a range of scholarly analyses on the 2012 phenomena grounded in various disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, Mayan studies, cultural studies and the social sciences. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time will show readers how much of the 2012 phenomenon is based on the historical record, and how much is contemporary fiction.

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:02pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
F. Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen