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IALJS-5: Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects (Roehampton University, London, UK, 20-22 May 2010)

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 9:20am
International Association of Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 20-22 May 2010. The conference will be held at the School of Arts at Roehampton University in London, U.K.

The Second International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 7:07am
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

This knowledge community is brought together by common concern for the future role of the museum and in particular how it can become more inclusive. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book imprint - exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, curators, museum and public administrators, cultural policy makers and research students.

The Second International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 7:02am
8-11 July 2009 University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

This knowledge community is brought together by common concern for the future role of the museum and in particular how it can become more inclusive. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book imprint - exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, curators, museum and public administrators, cultural policy makers and research students.

"National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers" & others

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 4:42am
452ºF Assocition

Nº 02 > Call for Papers

Call for Papers #02

On June 29th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included on the second issue of our Journal 452ºF. This announcement is open to everyone holding a university degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): October 9th 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

"Home and Away. Writing the Eighteenth-century House." Proposed panel at the 10th BSECS Conference. 5 to7 January 2010

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 3:29am
University of Tuscia – University of Glasgow

Proposal for Panel: "Home and Away. Writing the Eighteenth-century House."
Organiser and chair: Prof. Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia – University of Glasgow)
fsaggini@unitus.it

Proposed panel for the British Society For Eighteenth-Century Studies 39th Annual Conference. Tuesday 5 January-Thursday 7 January 2010. St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

Looking Back on Activism and American Literature

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP: Children in Film SW/TX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:26pm
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's studies in relation to film are desired. Of special interest are contributions that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's identity construction as represented in film.

The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 4:32pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

Liminal Ladies: Porous Women's Bodies in Medieval Literature

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 4:28pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society

A common medieval trope in stories of women's misdeeds seems to be their mouths getting them into trouble. In her book "Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature," E. Jane Burns cites the vagina as the site of a second producing 'mouth' in fabliaux. Taking this doubling under consideration, the kind of trouble women find themselves in almost invariably involves either speech, consumption of food or drink, or sexual appetite. Regardless of which mouth is opened, the production or reception of materials into or out of their mouths involves crossing bodily boundaries: letting outside matter in, or expelling or revealing inside matter to the outside world.

Call for Replacement Paper, RSA 2010 (Venice)

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 3:45pm
David M. Perry, Dominican University

I am seeking a replacement paper for a panel entitled, "Venice, Identity, and the Eastern Mediterranean," to be held at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in 2010, in Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010. The session has been accepted, but one participant has had to withdraw. The RSA has kindly agreed to consider a replacement. If you are interested, please contact David Perry for more information. You will be asked to provide a title and a 150-word abstract. The deadline is July 21, 2009.

ECONOMY OF FORM -- Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:43am
21st Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference

Keynote Address: Professor Franco Moretti, Stanford University
Economy can imply plenitude or lack, wisdom or deprivation. Forms impose limits and shape possibilities, provide models and restrict meanings. Lately, the word "economy" has been synonymous with collapse and structural failure. As the world reevaluates the mechanisms of capitalism, we want to take this opportunity to reevaluate our systems of intellectual trade, to interrogate how our ideas are formed and how they function.

[UPDATE] CASTING [SCMS Panel] 8/30/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:29am
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators and instruments in film and media projects.

CFP: Mothering and Migration Conference

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:17am
Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

CALL FOR PAPERS

Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto Rico
are hosting a conference on

Mothering and Migration:
(Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacement

February 18-20, 2010, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Click here to see the full CFP.

27th-28th May 2010

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 7:22am
Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare

Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare/

Regards croisés sur les guerres modernes

27th -28th May 2010

Contributions are invited for a conference which will take place at the University of Caen on 27th and 28th May 2010.

Maison de la Recherche en Sciences humaines (MRSH – UMS 843 CNRS)

Université de Caen

Centre de Recherche Littératures et Sociétés Anglaises et Américaines – LSA de l'Equipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la Grande-Bretagne, l'Irlande et l'Amérique du Nord – ERIBIA (EA 2610)

[UPDATE] "H.D. and the Image" feature is still seeking submissions of creative and critical work

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 7:19pm
Jacket

Submissions are currently being accepted for a feature, "H.D. and the Image," which is tentatively scheduled for publication in Jacket. The feature will focus on the relevance of Imagist technique to contemporary poetry, particularly the ways that poets today continue to draw from the Imagist tradition that Hilda Doolittle represented. Doolittle remains a unique figure in 20th century women's poetry, particularly because she continually revised her own definition of Imagist technique in transitioning from early works like Sea Garden to later book such as Helen in Egypt.

[UPDATE] EAPSU Fall Conference, DEADLINE EXTENDED, AUGUST 1, 2009

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 3:37pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1, 2009.

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

CASTING [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:50pm
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were both collaborators and instruments in film and media projects. Equally groundbreaking was the claim that a star's importance could stretch beyond a single film. Critical to Star Studies is, of course, the "star": a cultural icon whose image is built through the combination of his filmic catalogue with his biography and extra-filmic output, including product sponsorship, charity work, and interviews. Canonical works of Star Studies focused on figures like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood. But what about James Gandolfini or Diane Keaton?

MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:23pm
Itibari M. Zulu

MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed

The life of Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009) was extraordinary, to say the least. He was a singer, songwriter, dancer, and cultural icon who become one of the most popular entertainers in the world. His life and work is a combination of talent and contradiction, and as a result, worth detailed investigation. Therefore, we are issuing a call for a special edition on his contribution to the world of entertainment specifically; and human social-political culture in general.

The possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: Atlanta, October 22-24. [Graduate]

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:18am
Georgia State University: New Voices Conference

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.

Fiction Writers (1960 to the Present) and Their Use of Fairy Tales (Sept. 30, 2009; NeMLA April 7-11, 2010)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:10am
Charles Cullum / NeMLA

How and why do fiction writers from the explosively experimental period of 1960 to the present use (subvert, disturb) the seemingly conventional form of the fairy tale? Both American and international writers are drawn to fairy tales. One approach to fairy tales is taken by American metafictionists, who find in them rich mythic patterns to disrupt in order to promote new and different constructions of meaning. Robert Coover, for instance, makes fairy tales the basis of a number of his fictions. In Pricksongs and Descants, Coover plays with characters and motifs from tales about Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Hansel and Gretel in an exploration of human impulses toward sex, violence, and creativity itself.

Nations of Childhood

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:09am
Björn Sundmark, Malmö University, Sweden

"Nations of childhood" – call for papers

20th Century Soldier Narratives: the Intersection of Fiction & Non-fiction

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:42am
Stacy Moskos Nistendirk

Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambrose's, Band of Brothers, and the works of Tim O'Brien. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard discussed the postmodern qualities of texts that blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, saying that a sort of hyper-reality is created. Among the possible questions presenters might address are these: What is the nature of the interplay between fiction and experience within the soldier-memoir, soldier-account, and soldier-novel? What are the genre distinctions at work in the soldier narrative as non-fiction or fiction?

Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900 (Postgraduate Conference featuring keynote speaker Prof. Regenia Gagnier)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:29am
University of Liverpool

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)

"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)

Knowledge: (Trans)Formation

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 8:52am
Institut Préparatoire des Etudes Littéraires et Humaines, Tunis

Call for Papers

The English Department of the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Littéraires et Humaines de Tunis is pleased to announce its second conference on

Knowledge: (Trans)Formation
March 3-4, 2010

[UPDATE] STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 NOVEMBER, MALTA)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 6:26am
Department of English, University of Malta

**EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 SEPTEMBER 2009**

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

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Fiona Hughes
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté
Stuart Sillars

Organizers:
Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Essay Collection: James Baldwin: The Price of Masculinity; Accepting submissions until 9/30

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:12am
Aaron Oforlea Ph.D

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin's life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies. Essays may employ cultural studies and/or a post-colonial critical lens for explicating specific texts as well as interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate the relevance or usefulness of using Baldwin's texts to examine, explore, or discuss Black masculinity within other disciplines
(besides Literary Studies). Submissions by emerging, as well as, established scholars are welcomed.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):


Minoranze e il Mezzogiorno / Minorities and the Italian south - Call for papers for La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Ques

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:02am
University of Wollongong (Australia) - Faculty of Arts

This issue of La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question proposes to explore the situation of minorities in the south of Italy as well as southern Italian migrant communities outside Italy who are themselves minorities in their respective social, political and cultural situations.
Projected publication date for the issue is early 2010.
Papers should be submitted by 30 September 2009 and will be subject to a peer review process. Guidelines for submissions and style sheet can be found at http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/facultyresearchprojects/UOW060597.ht...

Reading Multimedia: Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:47pm
Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies

The "Reading Medieval Multimedia: Interdisciplinary Approaches" session seeks papers across the disciplines of medieval studies that explore avenues for understanding medieval multimedia works, that is, works which utilize multiple forms of media as a way of appealing to the minds and senses of their reader-viewers and thereby shape reception. The goal of these sessions is to bring into dialogue approaches from a variety of fields that acknowledge the interdisciplinary demands of studying multimedia but otherwise tend to direct their discussions to monodisciplinary audiences.

Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:20pm
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, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

The journal of arts and scholarship, out of the University of Illinois at Chicago, publishes creative work including poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation. We also seek submission of scholarly papers including interdisciplinary scholarship, literary criticism, comparative literature, critical and political theory, rhetorical and cultural studies. We accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, graphic art and photographs

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