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Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, 2/25/2010, NY [update]

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:37pm
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, February 25, 2010

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:32pm
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

Questioning Identity: Representations of Class and Working Class Identity

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:18pm
English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, is currently accepting abstracts for this year's conference, "Questioning Identity: Representations of Class."
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to: Globalization, Commodities, Economics, Gender, Nationalism, Class Conflict, Marxism, Representations of Labor, Consumption and Capitalism. Please send your 250-300 word abstracts to SJ-Naslund@wiu.edu. The final deadline for all abstracts is October 15th, 2009.

CFP: Hot Metal Bridge--Confronting the Digital

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:15pm
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh

Hot Metal Bridge (www.hotmetalbridge.org), the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture (no deadline)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 3:09pm
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2010 issues. NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.

Submissions can be emailed to tstrecker@bsu.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard-copy submissions can be addressed to

Trey Strecker, Editor
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460

International Conference on Narrative - Cleveland, OH - 8-11 April 2010

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 2:17pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative

500-word proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, nationality, discipline, and medium. Submit with brief vita by 30 Oct 2009 to narrative@case.edu

*Call for Papers:
International Conference on Narrative
8-11 April 2010
Cleveland, Ohio*

Troubled Waters: Combating Modern Piracy with the Rule of Law

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 2:09pm
American University Law Review

The American University Law Review is currently accepting papers for its Spring 2010 Symposium Issue, Troubled Waters: Combating Modern Piracy with the Rule of Law.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/09; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/31/10-4/3/10)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:00am
Louis Palmer, Gothic Chair Popular Culture Association

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2010 JOINT CONFERENCE

March 31-April 3, 2010
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2009

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/09; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/31/10-4/3/10)

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:00am
Louis Palmer, Gothic Chair Popular Culture Association

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2010 JOINT CONFERENCE

March 31-April 3, 2010
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2009

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

PCA/ACA 2009 National Conference, March 31 - April 3 St Louis, Area: The Vampire in Literature, Culture, & Film

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:19am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Deadline - December 15th 2009

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the television series' BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OR ANGEL or any other aspect of the Whedon universe.

Please email a 250-300 word abstract to:
Melissa Anyiwo, Curry College
manyiwo0807@curry.edu

Visit the PCA/ACA Website for more details:
http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Spring 2010

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:16am
American Theatre and Drama Society

CALL FOR PAPERS for SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DRAMA
AND THEATRE, SPRING 2010

The Publications Committee of the American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2010 issue of The Journal of American Drama and Theatre which it is guest editing. You do not need to be a member of the Society to submit an article, but submissions from the membership are particularly encouraged. (For more information about the American Theatre and Drama Society, see www.atds.org.)

CFP: Inaugural Issue of MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 7:05pm
MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly

MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly seeks to publish emerging and established creative writers whose work helps promote tolerance, liberty, openness, transparency and democracy, through literature and arts, in and around Pakistan. By launching MYNAH, the editorial team seeks to establish an institution where all are welcome and encouraged solely because of the merit of their creativity. By establishing a transparent and anonymous review process, MYNAH hopes to create a culture where all contributors are comfortable about the editorial decisions. With the editors of MYNAH, there are no hierarchies other than talent and courage.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website: www.alma.edu/michiganacademy

Creative Nonfiction Symposium call for entries (1/15/2010)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:12pm
Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts

Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts invites submissions for a symposium on the importance of place in creative nonfiction, to appear in its next issue (spring 2010).

We encourage you to consider place from a variety of perspectives. What is its role in the essay? in memoir? in literary journalism? How do concerns about conveying a sense of place affect your own work? in what ways do you see issues of place animating the work of others? How is place specific or general? Must place be physical or is it temporal as well? What role does craft play in the development of place?

Faulkner and the Metropolis- Electronic submissions by July 1, 2010

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:51pm
The Faulkner Journal

Faulkner and the Metropolis

It has long been axiomatic that modernism is both "about" and a product of the city. And in myriad examples, modernist culture reveals both its investments in representing urban experience and its formal shaping by metropolitan rhythms, material conditions, and energy. No less than his description of himself as a simple "country farmer," Faulkner's largely rural settings would seem to distinguish him from a modernism that is deeply engaged with urban experience. Yet Faulkner's work was in fact powerfully affected by his encounter with the city—both as a historical, social reality and as an imaginative construction or space.

International Conference: Creative Americas. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices. October 6-7, 2010, Toulouse, Fran

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques

Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.

Hamlin Garland Panel at ALA, 2010

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:38pm
Roark Mulligan/Hamlin Garland Society

Call for Papers
American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA. May 27-30, 2010

The Hamlin Garland Society will sponsor one session at the American Literature Association's 21st Annual Conference.

Papers on all aspects of Garland's writing and related topics are welcome.

Please submit proposals or papers via e-mail before 10 January 2010, to the program chair:

Roark Mulligan
Hamlin Garland Society
105 N Sulgrave Ct
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-810-2581
mulligan@cnu.edu

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)

Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

*FINAL CFP – 30 SEPTEMBER DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS*

WEBSITE: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

Papers on Automoblie Culture - PCA/ACA 2010 National Meeting - March 31 -April 3 - St. Louis, Mo.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:52am
Tom Patterson/Shepherd University

The automobile has had an immense influence upon our lives in innumerable ways. This area seeks to examine the role of automobility in American society. The affinity of the automobile has been reflected in our music, art, sport, and in the construction of our identity. This section of the PCA/ACA seeks to provide an understanding of this influence within the social and historical context of our collective cultural lives.
Submission requirements are as follows:
Title with author's name and institutional
affiliation (if applicable)
Abstract only (recommended) or full paper
Number of words required for either (usually 100 –
250 words for abstract).

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

21: Online journal of contemporary and innovative fiction

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 8:41am
Edge Hill University

Submissions, critical and/or creative are invited for publication in 21, a peer-reviewed, online critical journal exploring contemporary and innovative fiction. We are interested in cutting edge fiction from the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, whether in the short story, the novel or hybrid forms; in print or hypertext. This includes all literature written in English or published as translation.
Details at http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/english/21

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies" 2011 MLA Conference (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:02pm
Children's Literature Area, Modern Language Association

"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies." Reports of theory's death have been widespread and perhaps exaggerated. Many children's literature scholars, such as Perry Nodelman, have recently discussed both the anxieties surrounding theory and the usefulness of theory in the practice of children's literature scholarship. Please send abstracts exploring the current "ends"—state or uses—of theory in children's literature studies by March 15, 2010 to Craig Svonkin (csvonkin@mscd.edu).

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 25-27, 2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:56pm
American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Given the recent publication of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published in the United States by Norton as The Literature of Australia: An Anthology) and The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, papers addressing the theme "A New Moment in Australian Studies" are particularly welcome.

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