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[UPDATE] Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:17am
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELOW and MELUS-India)

Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980
full name / name of organization:
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELOW and MELUS-India)
contact email:
mjaidka@gmail.com
cfp categories:
international_conferences

CFP: "Victorian Maenads" - Issue 2, The Michaelian

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:23am
The Michaelian

The editors announce a call for papers for the second issue (June, 2010) of "The Michaelian," an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper) and their circle. The journal is published by Steven Halliwell and The Rivendale Press as one of the OSCHOLARS group of journals under the general editorship of D. C. Rose. The inaugural edition of "The Michaelian" can be viewed at http://www.oscholars.com.

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:18am
Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably 'unnatural' construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that 'Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other', yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:47am
Jon Mitchell

Articles solicited to add to a collection of essays on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Perspectives on the author, herself, are especially requested, as are perspectives from specific theoretical perspectives.

Due date for proposals. July 20th 2009
Due date for completed essays: October 1st 2009

Please send proposals in the first instance to Dr Jon Mitchell, jon.mitchell@nuim.ie

Star Performance (Deadline Dec. 1, 2009)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:12am
Canadian Journal of Film Studies


The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.

Film Publics Reconsidered (Deadline: Sept. 1st, 2009)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:06am
Canadian Journal of Film Studies

The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:26pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

UPDATE EAPSU Online

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 9:29pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

Deadline Extended to July 15

EAPSU Online welcomes submissions for critical articles, pedagogical articles, fiction, or poetry to our peer-reviewed online journal. We are published by Shippensburg University, sponsored by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, at http://www.eapsu.org.

CFP: Representations of the Body in African-American Literature (NeMLA; April 7-11 2010)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 4:41pm
Angela J. Francis

"Representations of the Body in African-American Literature"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure)



From depictions of freedom and enslavement to portrayals of race relations and everyday life, African-American bodies, their capabilities and limitations, and their cultural representations play a strong role in African-American texts. This panel seeks to explore the way bodies are written into being in African-American literature and asks how they are extended and delimited to portray the presence or absence of power, unity, and cultural capital.

Database and Information Space

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 4:01pm
University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Database and Information Space"
*
Friday 15 January 2010

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 2:06pm
Nottingham Trent University

Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Keynote address by Professor Nur Masalha,
Director of the Centre for Religion, History and Holy Land Studies, St Mary's, Surrey

As a site of complex and enduring conflict, Palestine – conceived as a cultural entity – poses many challenges to those who wish to engage in the task of its meaningful representation. Nevertheless, a desire to confront these challenges continues to flourish – among political thinkers, activists, scholars, creative practitioners, writers and critics both within and beyond the Palestinian territories.

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 1:41pm
The Institute for Comics Studies

CFP-
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

Call for Papers - Whitman and The Beats

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:47am
Scott Weiss/St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

April 9-11 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-serving Colleges

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 9:38am
Pearl Ratunil/Harper College

Call For Papers for a

Special Issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)

"Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-serving Colleges and Universities"

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2009

Cult Adaptations Symposium 25 November 2009

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 9:16am
Centre for Adaptations, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester UK

Proposals are invited for papers on Cult Adaptations for a symposium at the Centre for Adaptations, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester UK on Wednesday 25 November 2009. Papers will be welcome on any aspect of the cult / adaptation interface, including:

Screen adaptations of cult novels, comics, TV etc
Adaptations that become cult
Theorising cult, adaptation, audiences and cinephilia
Novelisations and other spin-offs from cult films, TV etc., including remakes and sequels

Proposals of 200 – 500 words for 20 minute papers should be emailed to Ian Hunter: iqhunter@dmu.ac.uk. The deadline for proposals is 1 September 2009.

CFP - Review of the movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis - Jura Gentium Cinema

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 9:13am
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Official site of the movie (Fr): http://www.amerrika-lefilm.com/

The review should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Voices and Voicelessness International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan 13-16 May 2010

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:32am
Olga Burakov

The session "Voices and Voicelessness" proposes to examine the uses of speech, both salvific and illicit or idle, in late medieval literature in light of recent scholarly interest in the plurality of ways in which speech was understood throughout the late medieval period -- as one of the five chief senses, a force for good and evil, a form of touching, an outward expression of an inner state.

American Periodicals Call For Reviewers

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 4:21pm
Research Society For American Periodicals

American Periodicals, the official publication of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is seeking to update its directory of potential book reviewers. Qualified reviewers with an interest in American magazines and newspapers of any period are encouraged to send along a brief vita and note, outlining their areas of expertise, to Craig Monk, University of Lethbridge, at craig.monk@uleth.ca. Authors and publishers with titles relevant to AP are also encouraged to write. Please visit americanperiodicals.osu.edu to learn more about the journal and for a link to the RSAP.

Rethinking the Human Sciences

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:11pm
Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor / Humanities Centre, Wayne State University

Rethinking the Human Sciences

Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces [11/06/09 - 11/07/09]

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:57pm
California State University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The California State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies with the cooperation of UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UC Irvine Group for the Study of Early Cultures, and USC Early Modern Studies Institute

Is pleased to announce a conference for fall 2009 to be held on the campus of CSULB, Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7

"Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces." Possible topics for panels and seminar discussion include:

Women's Studies in Popular Culture (11/1/09; 2/10/10-2/13/10

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:37pm
SW Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Women's Studies Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference • February 10-13, 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras • Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 • Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposals requested for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on any aspect of the Depiction of Women in Popular Culture which includes (but is not limited to):

CFP - Review of the movie "La teta asustada" by Claudia Llosa - Jura Gentium Cinema

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 8:06am
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the Peruvian movie "La teta asustada" by Claudia Llosa (AKA "The Milk of Sorrow" (en), "Fausta" (Fr), "Il canto di Paloma" (It)), winner of the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

The review should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Jura Gentium Cinema
www.jgcinema.org

CFP: GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT in Popular Culture (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:34am
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE EVERGREEN ROMANCE:
THE RECEPTION OF _SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT_ IN POPULAR CULTURE

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KALAMAZOO, MI
13-16 MAY 2010

PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2009

Sponsored by
THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES

The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages invites proposals for 15 to 20 minute presentations exploring the theme of "The Evergreen Romance: The Reception of SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT in Popular Culture." We have two sessions to fill and hope to explore a variety of media.

SESSION RATIONALE

CFP: Why Arthur? (round table) (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:33am
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS

ROUND TABLE on
WHY ARTHUR?
REFLECTIONS ON THE INTERNATIONAL APPEAL OF THE
MATTER OF BRITAIN IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KALAMAZOO, MI
13-16 MAY 2010

PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2009

Co-Sponsored by
THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH ON THE VILLAINS OF THE MATTER OF BRITAIN and THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES

Arkansas Literary Review: New Online Graduate Journal Seeking Submissions

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Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 9:49pm
Joe Meyer

The Arkansas Literary Review is a new online journal that seeks to provide an active voice for graduate students who wish to explore the relationship between literature and the humanities: philosophy, history, language, etc. It is our intention to create a growing community of graduate voices from which great dialogues and ideas can emerge. We look forward to the many great discussions that will follow. Submission guidelines can be found in the following .pdf file.

http://uark.edu/ua/osre/Journal%20Webpages/Submission%20Guidelines.pdf

SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference Feb 10-13 2010

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Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 4:11pm
Sw/TX PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The synergy many participants experienced during our gala anniversary meeting is being duplicated once again in the Land of Enchantment as we gather for our 31st Annual Meeting. This year we honor our Science Fiction & Fantasy area with special events, films, guests, and presentations hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

CFP for MAM Costume in Medieval Literature Kzoo 2010

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Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:50am
Kimberly Jack / Medieval Association of the Midwest

CFP for MAM Costume in Medieval Literature Kzoo 2010

After many years of organizing panels for Kalamazoo, Laura Hodges has passed the baton to me. I will be organizing a session, sponsored by the Medieval Association of the Midwest, on "Costume in Medieval Literature" for the Medieval Institute Congress in Kalamazoo in 2010. Any examination of medieval literary costume is welcome, including, but not limited to, fabrics used, color, dyestuffs, ornamentation, etc. As with Laura's previous sessions, papers dealing with costume in Chaucer's works are welcome, although this session, as with the past two, will be open to any medieval literatures in English or other languages.

E. E. Cummings: Nation, Race, and Popular Modernism (9/20/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 10:28pm
E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20- minute papers for the 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2010, at the University of Louisville. Considering the range of Cummings' modernist experiments and re-imaginings of genre through language, typography, and many art forms (from the lyric to prose non/fiction, to stage plays, and to the visual arts), along with his transgressions of formal boundaries (including metrics and rhyme), we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern, in particular, issues of nation, race, and war, as well as his exploration of the popular vernacular.

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