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ETUDES IRLANDAISES , Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010 (non-thematic)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 6:00am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer-reviewed)

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 volume of the journal.
Scientific project of the review :
Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.
General issues published in Spring alternate with special issues in Autumn .

The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean - Call for Papers for New Book

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:49am
House of Nehesi Publishers

House of Nehesi Publishers, based in St. Martin, Caribbean, invite contributions (articles, essays, speeches) for the upcoming book, The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean (working title). The submission deadline is November 1, 2009 and the estimated publication date is February 2010.

Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, the book will explore the state of independence movements in the remaining colonies in the Caribbean region. The position paper should include a brief background of the history of independence-related ideas and activities within the specific territory or territories, with a focus on approaches, challenges, comparisons, and stages of progress.

Food and Culture CFP

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:59pm
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Food and Culture
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 10/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, February 10-13. Please submit abstracts and proposed panels by October 1, 2009. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:55pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Film Theory Dec.15, 2009 for February 10-13, 2010

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:12pm
Jennifer Jenkins/Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us next spring, as a returning or first-time participant, at this regional popular culture conference that draws an international roster of participants. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:04pm
Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University

Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. The session will explore provocative sub-titles or epigraphs in individual works of post-Renaissance fiction. Papers that engage recent theories of paratextual elements by scholars such as Jerome McGann and Gérard Genette are especially welcome, as are those analyses that merge rhetorical and literary perspectives

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Dr. Steve Severn by March 15th 2010.

Electronic submissions are preferred: (ssevern@mail.wtamu.edu)

Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
Box 60908

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, international, int

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 4:04pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other conceptions of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of Media's: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print sources, art, or any other visual medium.

[UPDATE] Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 8:44am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field's transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people.

UPSTAGE: A Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Theatre and Theatrical Culture

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:08pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and St. Mary's University College, England

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century theatre and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

California Culture (Due 12/15/2009)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:31pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

Panels now forming on topics related to California Culture: literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history and historical figures, art, artifacts, photography, industries, geography, archeology, journalism, etc. If it has to do with California, we're interested! Native and Hispanic Cultures in California; California in literature or literature from Californians; California in film, television, recordings, etc.; Car culture, celebrity culture, beat and hip culture, folklore, the list goes on and on.

Conference on Democracy and Direct Action: Documenting Indigenous Responses to Neo-Colonialism and Globalization

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:24pm
Melissa Ortiz, Xicano Development Center

Xicano, Indigenous, and Working-Class communities across the continent are finding new ways to combat and resist the increasing encroachment of global capitalism. While much lip service is paid to the idea of democracy, what we actually see is an increasing intolerance for the basic principles of citizen participation. From simple electoral participation to more complex practices of community development and political organization, most "citizens" do not even possess the basic skills for active participation in a representational Democracy. We have to ask ourselves why?

CFP: (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture (Due 12/15/09)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 4:15pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting; Albuquerque FEB 10-13 2010)

The growing area of (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture focuses on the cultural significance of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, or buses) and roads, ranging from the study of road stories in all forms of media (videogames, films, TV, fiction) to the role of car culture in identity formation to transportation politics and urban history. Join us on Route 66 for vibrant, interdisciplinary investigations of the ongoing popularity of narratives of autonomy and mobility, emerging pedagogy in this area, new methodologies for studying road and map histories, and the impact of digital tools on road stories, images, travel, networking, and scholarship. Our goal is to leave the conference with an anthology project in hand.

Washington Irving: Connections & Discontinuities (State College, PA 5/20-5/23, 2010; Deadline 09/01/09)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 2:44pm
Washington Irving Society

This panel, to be proposed for the C19 Conference at Penn State, will examine Irving's place in literary history. Irving is often understood as "anticipating" the work of several authors, and that is, of course, one approach that proposals might take. However, we also seek alternative views—we might ask how Irving synthesizes American literary production before 1807, how he links traditions before and after the War of 1812, how he forms a transnational connection with literary traditions in England, Germany, Spain, and Latin America, or his relationship to the rest of the Knickerbocker literary matrix.

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation (2/25-26/2010)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 12:14pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Linguistics and the Study of Comics (edited collection). Deadline Monday 16 November 2009

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 11:21am
Frank Bramlett/U Nebraska at Omaha

Scholars are invited to submit their work on the linguistic study of the comic arts. The essays in this edited collection will focus on the ways that linguistic codes function in comics.

Any aspect of linguistic theory and analysis is welcome, and all submissions should appeal to both comics scholars and linguists. All forms of comics will be considered: graphic novels, comic strips, comic books, on-line comics, videos, etc.

Scholarship in non-English and multilingual comics is especially encouraged.

Contributor Guidelines

1. Abstracts of 400-500 words accepted. Papers of 5000-8000 words, including notes and bibliography, accepted.

Wounded: In the Line of Fire

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 10:37am
Open Minds Quarterly, a publication of the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

Canada has been engaged in war in Afghanistan since 2002. Many soldiers have returned from the battle field with the invisible wounds of psychological trauma. This trend seems destined to continue.

Christianity and the Detective Story, NYC, 3/5/2010, deadline 10/1/2009

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:46am
Pace University and the Northeast Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

"Christianity and the Detective Story"

March 5-7, 2010
Pace University, New York, NY

Featured Speaker: Ralph McInerny, author of the Father Dowling mysteries.

Proposals for academic papers on the topic of "Christianity and the Detective Story" or any topic related to the intersection of mystery and theology are due by October 1, 2009. Work by creative writers is also welcome. Send proposals to Dr. Walter Raubicheck, Chair/English at Pace University, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038 or by email to wraubicheck@pace.edu

African American Lifewriting

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 10:09pm
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing. We are interested in essays that focus on the contemporary issues of identity that complicate the categories "African American" and "life writing," particularly where these intersect with discussions of genre or discipline. We would like especially to see essays addressing neglected texts, authors, or forms, including life writing in new or neglected media. Essays that advance new approaches to African American life writing, emphasize new critical approaches, discuss lesser known authors, or that address larger generic issues within African American life writing are welcome.

Rhetorics of New Media

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 7:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

"Alien to You? Not to Me: Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Films, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture"

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Poetry and Poetics Criticism (10-13 Feb. 2010; submit by 15 Dec. 2009)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:21pm
Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas American & Popular Culture Association
31st Annual Conference

10-13 February 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/842-1234

Margaret Atwood Panel

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 3:07pm
The 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

The 38th annual Louisville Conference on
Literature and Culture since 1900
(University of Louisville, February 18-20)

UPDATE: Cultures of Recession (Nov. 20 & 21, 2009)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University

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

CFP: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa) (1/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:25pm
Matthew S. S. Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Call for Papers: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)

Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literatary Motherhood in the New World-- Deadline for Abstracts 9/30

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 1:46pm
Kate Caccavaio--> Northeastern MLA

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a "New Eden" where civilization could be created anew. In terms of motherhood the colonial period in the Americas created a binary relationship between the races where the 19th century "Angel in the House" conflicted with the reality of motherhood and maternity for African slaves. After emancipation and decolonization while the ideal of the Americas as a New Eden has waned, the binary opposition in racialized views of motherhood has undergone various manifestations. How then does the modern era view motherhood in the Americas?

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