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CFP Philosophy and Kafka August 2-6, 2010

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 12:00pm
INternational Society for the Study of European Ideas

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a Workshop on "Philosophy and Kafka" to be held at the 12th international conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) at Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey on August 2-6, 2010. The theme of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction."

It is sometimes said that Franz Kafka's novels and stories defy philosophic extrapolation. Conversely, it has also been suggested that precisely the tendency of Kafka's writings to elude discursive solution is itself a philosophical tendency, one that is somehow contributing to a wiser relationship of human beings with language.

'BHARAT BRITAIN: South Asians Making Britain 1870-1950'; 13/14 September 2010, British Library Conference Centre, London

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 10:14am
AHRC Project 'Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1870-1950', Open University, Oxford University, Kings College, London

In what ways did South Asians impact on Britain's cultural and political life between 1870 and 1950? To what extent did South Asian intellectuals and activists interact and exchange ideas with their British counterparts? What are the legacies of this early diasporic community?

[UPDATE] Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (9/30/09; collection)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:54am
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for Neil Gaiman and Philosophy has been extended to September 30, 2009.

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

Conspiracy Theories and Belief in the Paranormal

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:42am
PCA/ACA National Conference

For the 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference, March 31-April 3, 2010 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

We welcome papers on various subjects pertaining to conspiracy theories, to pseudoscience and to beliefs in the paranormal. This year, we would like to dedicate some of our time to conspiracy theories pertaining to Barack Obama's and his administration.

Please send 150-200 word abstracts and a brief CV by the deadline of December 15, 2009. Electronic submissions are welcome and preferred.
 
Conspiracy Theories and Belief in the Paranormal Area Chair:
Tamar Gablinger , Humboldt University, Berlin
gablingers@gmail.com

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:15am
www.jgcinema.org

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.

Call for Papers: 20th-Century American Literature at CEA 2010

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:40pm
College English Association



Call for Papers, 20th-Century American Literature at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 20th-Century American Literature for our 41st annual conference.

We invite papers that consider 20th-Century American Literature from a wide range of critical perspectives. Studies of individual authors and literary movements are welcome, as are papers that consider the evolution of American letters from 1900 to 2000. In particular, interdisciplinary studies are encouraged.

CFP: Conference Panel on Biblical Narrative – 10/1 abstracts, 4/8-11 conf

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:17pm
Michele Wilbert

As part of a proposed panel for the upcoming International Conference on Narrative, we are seeking papers on the general theme of Biblical narrative. Scholars are not limited to a specific period or genre, and may choose to compare/contrast Biblical material with other literary narratives. A grounding in narrative theory will help since this is primarily a conference for specialists, but it is not necessary for theory to be your primary area of study. We welcome scholars from all fields, and anticipate particular interest from those in English, cultural studies, and comparative/religious studies.

Precipitate Literary and Visual Arts Journal Seeking Submissions for Winter Issue: October 31st deadline

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 6:35pm
Precipitate Journal
  • As a literary and visual arts journal, Precipitate aims to better understand how language and art act as interpretive devices for an external world that is simultaneously present and absent, riveting and severe, earthy and complex, and that inspires humor, irony, fear, and joy. Precipitate explores non-traditional perspectives of the physical world, and is looking for submissions from writers and artists to investigate and destabilize ideas of place.
  • Call for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, memoirs, book reviews, and interviews that engage and/or complicate human relationships to place.
  • CFP-SWTXPCA-Presidents and Film 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:25pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP: Presidents on Film SWPCA 2010
    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
    Robert G. Weiner

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of United States Presidents in Film

    CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010 SWTXPCA

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:24pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP: James Bond and Popular Culture SWPCA 2010
    James Bond and Popular Culture
    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of James Bond films, books, toy, games, actors, children's fare, theology, etc..,

    CFP- SWTXPCA-Special Topics-the Silent Films-Oscar Micheaux 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:22pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP- SWTXPCA-Special Topics-the Silent Films-Oscar Micheaux

    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
    Robert G. Weiner

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    CFP-Silent Film 2010 SWPCA

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:12pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    Call for Papers-Silent Film SWTXPCA 2010

    The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.

    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
    Robert G. Weiner

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    Some topics to consider:

    Graphic Novels, comics, and Popular Culture-CFP SWPCA 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:07pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP-SWPCA-Call for Papers/presentations-Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture 2010 conference

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
    Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.

    Some topics could include

    Jack London Life and Works

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:54pm
    Jay Williams/Popular Culture Association

    Jack London's Life and Works

    The 2010 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis from Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010.

    Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited.
    We will also consider papers on cultural workers who practiced during London's lifetime.

    Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1 November 2009 to:

    Jay Williams
    Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
    1225 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    or to

    jww4@uchicago.edu

    The Politics of Our Shared Learning Space NeMLA April 7-11 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:03pm
    Jennifer Keating-Miller

    This round table discussion seeks to explore the history of the university in harboring or stifling the development of grassroots politics, the contention of fundamentalist and humanist viewpoints in university classrooms and the significance of informal educational development in communities historically distrustful of hierarchies associated with governments, universities and churches. Please send paper proposals of no more than 500 words via email to Jennifer Keating-Miller at jtkeatingmiller@gmail.com.
    Deadline: September 30, 2009

    Please include with your abstract:

    The Future of Women's Literature in Modernist Studies Roundtable (April 7-11) Deadline September 30

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 12:41pm
    Northeast Modern Language Association

    Many modernist women writers, re-discovered after extensive recovery work undertaken in the past 20 years, have again fallen out of print. This roundtable addresses the question of what should come next for feminist scholars given the difficulty of keeping this work in print. Is recovery work still worthwhile? Or is it increasingly immaterial, replaced by interest in transnational writers or interdisciplinary inquiry? And what are some alternative avenues for scholarly inquiry for the writers that remain in the canon? Lastly, how does feminist work in modernist studies affect the scholarly work in other periods?

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:44am
    Max Haiven

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

    The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

    Classic and Contemporary Girl Lit, NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:33am
    Sophie Lavin, Women's Caucus Rep, Northeast Modern Language Association

    Over the past century, American fiction for girls has evolved in parallel with its youth culture. In life and literature, girls have been transfigured from elegant-mannered doyennes to chippy problem-solvers. This panel examines how classic and contemporary texts offer a continuum of expanded roles for girls, from wives-in-training to adventurers, detectives and heroines. Abstracts should examine specific text(s) that demonstrate the historical progression of female empowerment through reading. 500 word Abstract and CV by 9/30 to Sophie Lavin, NeMLA Women's Caucus Rep, SUNY Stony Brook: blavin@optonline.net.

    Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies,NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:28am
    Sophie Lavin, Women's Caucus Rep, Northeast Modern Language Association

    The 2009 "Guide to Women's Studies" published by Ms. Magazine cites 900 WS programs in the United States as well as programs in more than 40 countries. This roundtable discussion traces historical progressions and contemporary repositionings of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies in the Academy, and examines the changing definitions, scholarship and issues impacting programs.

    The Nursery Door Opened: Re-imagining Childhood (SEASECS 2010; deadline October 8)

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:22am
    Phyllis Thompson/East Tennessee State University

    The Nursery Door Opened: Re-imagining Childhood
    (SEASECS 2010)

    This panel invites papers that explore children's texts as a vehicle for the re-conceptualization of the child and childhood during the long Eighteenth Century. In addition to papers that consider specific children's books, we would also encourage those that examine illustrations, toys, and/or games for children. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts by October 8, 2009, to Phyllis Thompson at thompsop@etsu.edu .

    The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association March 31-April 3, 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:13am
    Joint Meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

    Soap Opera

    Call for Papers

    The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri March 31 – April 3, 2010.

    Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important cultural form from a variety of perspectives -- historical, critical, economic, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others -- are welcome.

    Please submit papers and/or abstracts of 250 words (electronic file preferred) by December 15, 2009 to:

    The Beat Goes On: The Music of American Literature, History, and Culture (Nov. 12-14) Deadline Sept. 20

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 9:04am
    American Studies Association of Texas

    We are looking for scholarly essays, nonfiction, essays, or creative works that explore the rhythm and beat of literature, history, and culture. What is the influence of rock and roll on literary production? How does culture come alive through music? How do we teach a generation used to picking and choosing music for an IPod?

    While the conference theme is noted above, we will consider all topics related to American Studies.

    The conference will be held in San Angelo, TX Nov. 12-14. For more information, contact John Wegner (john.wegner@angelo.edu) or Terry Dalrymple (terry.dalrymple@angelo.edu).

    Ometeca Journal seeks essays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures.

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 8:54am
    Ometeca Journal, peer reviewed journal published by the Ometeca Institute.

    The Ometeca Journal is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the studies of the relationship between the humanities and science. Ometeca a word from the Nahuatl meaning two in one. Please submit electronic copy ofessays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures, MLA style, no footnotes or endnotes,by Jan. 6, 2010, to Beatriz Rivera-Barnes,bur3@psu.edu, guest editor, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, Penn State University. May visit the journal's website at www.ometeca.org.

    [UPDATE] New deadline Theories and Forms of Allegory from Middle Age to Modernity international conference Contributors needed!

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:56am
    Carlo Tirinanzi de Medici - Università di Trento

    --English version below --
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    Lʼallegoria: teorie e forme tra medioevo e modernità
    Per comprendere la letteratura occidentale quello di allegoria è un concetto cardine, si
    tratti di testi medievali, dove lʼallegoria era istituzionalizzata nel sistema dei quattro livelli
    ermeneutici del testo (letterale, morale, allegorico e anagogico), oppure di testi moderni
    che spesso sono stati letti, almeno dalla lezione di Walter Benjamin in avanti, come testi
    allegorici.
    Tra le due fasi, medioevale e moderna, cʼè uno scarto forte nella sistemazione teorica
    dellʼallegoria. Se nel medioevo essa era rigidamente codificata, sia che la si consideri

    British Association for American Studies Conference, April 8-11 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:40am
    British Association for American Studies

    The fifty-fifth British Association for American Studies Conference will be held at the School of American Studies, University of East Anglia from 8-11 April 2010. There is no overarching theme for the conference, and papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject related to the United States of America and early America. The conference will feature papers from a wide range of disciplines and play host to an international collection of scholars from across the spectrum of the research community, from postgraduates to senior scholars. Interdisciplinarity is very welcome, and we are also happy to accept proposals for roundtable discussions, poster sessions, or other innovative panel ideas that we can incorporate into the conference schedule.

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