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John Updike and Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: In Memoriam

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 4:48pm
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invites creative and critical submissions on the life, work, and influence of John Updike and/or Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick. The journal will be accepting submissions through Sept.1 for its second issue to be released in 2010. Submissions may be papers, shorter commentaries, poems, critical-fiction, reflectional/personal essays, or reviews.

For this particular Call for Papers, we accept emailed submissions. Please submit up to 8,000 words (excerpts of longer works are acceptable) of prose (or genre-bending pieces) to:
 ljohns56@uic.edu

NEMLA, Montreal (4/7-11, 2010): "Travelling Genre, Geopolitical Space, and Reception, 1775-1830"

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 1:49pm
Steven Bellomy, University of South Carolina

Transatlanticism invites us to consider the various effects of market circulation, and how generic features of genre must be equally mobile and culturally adaptive. Margaret Cohen writes, "Genres that travel across space, like genres that endure across time, must be able to address social and/or literary questions that are transportable, that can speak to divergent publics or a public defined in its diversity, dispersion, and heterogeneity." Accordingly, this panel invites papers that engage these ideas as expressed in texts circulated during the revolutionary period, 1775-1830.

[UPDATE] Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:30pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Sheila Lindenbaum. The conference will also include a methodology panel featuring Anthony Bale, Elliot Kendall, Alyssa Meyers, Paul Strohm and Marion Turner, moderated by David Wallace.

Companion to Charles Bernstein

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 10:50am
William Allegrezza

I'm putting together a collection of essays on Charles Bernstein to be released by Salt in the 2010. For consideration, please send a brief abstract and a vita by Oct. 1, 2009. The topics can be about any aspect of his work. Send them to wallegre@iun.edu.

Capital in Crisis--NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:29am
Alison Shonkwiler / Rutgers University, New Brunswick

How have contemporary writers responded to economic and financial crises? What forms or genres of narrative--fictional, autobiographical, historical, or other--are being called into service to represent the highs and lows, virtualities and realities, of late capitalism? Papers on earlier writers that propose to relate them to recent contexts will also be considered. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts + c.v. info to Alison Shonkwiler at a.shonkwiler@gmail.com by Sep. 30.

See http://www.nemla.org/convention/2010/cfp.html for full convention information.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE10 September, 2009] Fantasy Ireland:13-15 November 2009

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16am
North East Irish Culture Network/University of Sunderland

Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

CFP: Creative Writing: Creative and Critical (10/30/09)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 3:53am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

CALL FOR PAPERS

Creative and/or Critical work

for

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing"

published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, internationally

30 October 2009

Submit via Manuscript Central:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mm-new

The first independent journal of its kind in the world, New Writing publishes both critical and creative work - offering a forum for debate, as well as an avenue for the publication of the best stories, poems, works of creative non-fiction or works for the stage or for the screen, in all its contemporary varieties.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences www.ijens.org

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 2:23am
IJENS

www.ijens.org
The International Journals of Engineering n Sciences (IJENS) aims to be an effective forum for interchange of high quality theoretical and applied research in all Engineering and Sciences disciplines from basic research to application development.

International Journals of Engineering and Sciences are scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that provide rapid publications and a forum to the academics, scholars and advanced level students for exchanging significant information and productive ideas associated with all Engineering and Sciences disciplines.
International Journal of Engineering & Technology Call for Papers

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 11:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010). Proposals are sought from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types. We encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
• Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular culture resources

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:28pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:

Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?

Women in Higher Education (October 01, 2009)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Studies in the Humanities

The December, 2009 issue of Studies in the Humanities is seeking essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Theoretical Perspectives on Women in Higher Education." The editors will cast their net widely: we will seek thesis-driven, innovative essays about women and their experience as students, administrators, and faculty in Normal Schools, colleges, seminaries, and universities that examine pedagogical, scholarly, and research practices in light of (but not to exclusive to) cultural, feminist, gender, historical, rhetorical, and socio-political epistemologies.

Canadian Association for Theatre Research Annual Conference Montreal

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research

CATR Conference 2010, Concordia University, Montreal

The 2010 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2010 Congress is "Le savoir branché/Interconnected Knowledge".

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, & Personal Narrrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2009)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) and a short resume (e-mail preferred) by the priority registration deadline (November 1, 2009) or the final deadline (December 15, 2009) to

Dr. Melinda McBee, Area Chair
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative Panel
SW/TX PCA/ACA
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)
mcbee58@verizon.net

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 10-13, 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:21pm
Janna Jones/Southeast/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!

CFP Science Fiction and Fantasy Section 31 March - 3 April 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:48pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AREA
Conference of the Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
March 31 – April 3, 2010

St. Louis, MO

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2010 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Literature and Science: A Reciprocal Exchange?

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:19pm
NeMLA convention (April 7-11 2010) in Montreal, Quebec

This panel seeks to take account of the humanities' recent engagement with the sciences, an engagement that puts aside the hermeneutics of suspicion in favor of the appropriation and transformation of scientific knowledge. Beyond science studies and its demystification of objectivity, fields such as affect theory and ecocriticism, temporality studies and new media philosophy, biopolitics and animal studies bring the methodologies of literary studies to scientific objects and scientific methodologies to literary objects. This panel will consider the terms of these engagements. What are the points of convergence between literary and scientific theories? What does literary theory have to offer to the sciences in return?

Queer Wales - edited collection - Deadline January 15 2009

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:54pm
Huw Osborne

Queer Wales, a collection of essays on sexuality, identity, and Wales

In recent years, we have become more aware of the complexity of Welsh identities (national, European, racial, colonial, economic, etc), and a major feature of this complexity is the queering of Welsh history and culture. Queer Wales is currently being studied, written, performed, legislated, mapped, bought and sold, yet, as far as sexuality is concerned, to what extent is Wales still "The Land of my Fathers" and the "Land of the White Gloves"? At what point may we begin to articulate a coherent queer history and community in Wales?

As Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explains in Epistemology of the Closet,

Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) annual conference Montreal 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:23am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research

The 2010 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2010 Congress is "Le savoir branché/Interconnected Knowledge".

The mandate of the Association is to support and encourage research in theatre and performance in Canada, with a special interest in Canadian work. Therefore topics related to Canadian research are especially welcome. Graduate students are expressly invited to participate. All presenters are invited to address the Congress theme; however, proposals that depart from the official Congress theme will also be accepted.

Reading Conflict - 19 July 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 8:32am
The Open University

Open University Postcolonial Literatures Research Group

Reading Conflict

Open University Postgraduate Conference
Keynote Lecture by Sarah Brouillette (MIT)
19 July 2010
Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, London WC1

UPDATE Hanif Kureishi and His Work

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:47am
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE

17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

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