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Art and the Artist in Society Publication [Update] (deadline: September 21, 2009)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 9:39am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Art and the Artist in Society
Collection of Critical Essays

(Deadline: September 21, 2009)

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society. The 2009 Conference of the CEA-CC was a multidisciplinary conference that included presentations on literature, the fine arts, and even the performing arts from scholars from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin American.

Of Pynchon And Vice: America's Inherent Other (International Pynchon Week), June 09-12, 2010, Lublin, Poland

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 8:27am
Zofia Kolbuszewska, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

While focusing on AGAINST TH DAY and Pynchon's eagerly awaited most recent novel, INHERENT VICE, the conference is open to engagement with any aspect of Pynchon's oeuvre and any Pynchon-related subject. The organizers hope to provide a forum for scholars in various disciplines, ranging from literature through cultural studies to the exact sciences, taking any critical or theoretical approach. There is no participation fee.

The Political and Social Impact of Rumours (Singapore; Workshop: Feb 22, 2010; Submission Deadline: Oct 28, 2009)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:58am
Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore

Call for Papers - The Political and Social Impact of Rumours

Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS),
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore)

Monday, 22 February 2010

War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, 22-24 November 2010

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:45am
University of Newcastle, Australia

From the early modern period through to the present day, both combatants and non-combatants who lived through war have written about their experiences in autobiographical works. Sometimes published, but often not, such memoirs entail not only authors recalling their wartime lives but recasting, re-imagining and reprocessing their experiences. The popularity of war memoirs in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in particular raises questions about why, when and the manner in which conflicts are recalled and remembered, how these texts contribute to or conflict with collective memories, and how they can be read and interpreted by the reading public and scholars alike.

If We're Writing about Writing, Then What Kind of Writing Do We Assign? (NEMLA; April 7-11 2010; Montreal, Canada)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 12:49am
Heather Urbanski

The recent focus within Composition Studies on the Writing About Writing approach (introduced by Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs) has raised important questions regarding many elements of Composition pedagogy. Composition specialists across the country, including but not limited to Writing Program Administrators, have begun considering the impact of this approach on both a global level, such as the place of writing within the overall university curriculum, and more locally, including considerations such as reading and writing assignments in the classroom. Working within that context, this panel looks at the types of writing that can and perhaps should be assigned to college composition students across all levels of a vertical writing curriculum.

[UPDATE] anthology of essays, Human Geographies: Towards an understanding of Diasporic Subjectivity

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:32pm
Aparajita De

In this anthology of essays, tentatively titled Human Geographies: Towards an understanding of Diasporic Subjectivity, we are interested to explore the importance of "positionality and location" (to use Lata Mani's phrase), personal history, and the impacts of multiple geopolitical transplantations in the development of identity and subjectivity in the fictional works of postcolonial writers of the diaspora.

We are particularly interested in South Asian female writers belonging (or having affiliations to) the Caribbean, South African, Australian, British, and the Canadian diaspora.

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation literary panel Sept 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 5:38pm
amy parziale

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Abstracts are specifically sought on topics related to the conference theme of 'healing from traumatic relationships' – from intra-psychic, interpersonal, societal and cultural perspectives. This panel will focus on trauma and dissociation in 20th-21st century literature.

Abstracts should be 150 words in length. Please also send a 50 word biography.

Submission of an abstract implies a commitment to attend the conference if the abstract is accepted. Please email any questions:

John Updike and Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: In Memoriam

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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 by Sep. 30.

See for full convention information.

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

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)

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


Creative and/or Critical work


"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:

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 2:23am
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

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

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


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)

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

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)

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
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)

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

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

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

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).