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Fear Before the Gothic (ASECS; March 18-21, 2010) (Proposal Deadline 9/15/2009)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 4:27pm
Christopher Loar / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Studies of fear in the long eighteenth century have tended to concentrate on the Gothic novel, while critical work on eighteenth-century emotion has typically emphasized melancholy, sensibility, and tearfulness. This panel will investigate the cultural work done by fear and its representations outside the confines of the
Gothic. How was fear thought to shape the political and social subject? How was fear of a monarch's, a state's, a society's, or a deity's power related to the problems of governmentality, discipline, and obedience? Were women and men thought to respond to fearful situations and stimuli in the same way—and, if not,

[UPDATE] HFAPFl--Symposium on playwright and screenwriter CRAIG WRIGHT

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:49pm
Horton Foote American Playwights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival (HFAPF) seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

The academic symposium will include panels on Craig Wright, Horton Foote, and a variety of other topics related to American playwrights, American drama, and theatre practice in the United States.

CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 1:40pm
Southwestern/Texas Popular Culture Association

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..,

Creative Writing, Feb. 10-13, 2010, Albuquerque, NM

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 12:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Creative Writing sessions of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association welcome submissions (any genre, no restrictions on themes or formats) for its 31st annual conference, February 10-13, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.842.1234.

Special panels are also welcome.

Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply and compete for the Jerry Bradley Award.

Creative writers interested in sharing pedagogical techniques should contact Philip Heldrich, Creative Writing Pedagogy Chair.

Teaching American Literature (August 30). Open Issue

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:19am
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

Teaching American Literature is a peer-reviewed online journal. We still have room in our open Summer issue for articles on teaching American literature. We particularly welcome articles that offer solutions to teaching with the big book survey anthologies and for using technology in the online and face-to-face classroom. Visit our most recent issue at http://www.TeachingAmericanLit.com for submission guidelines.

Computer Culture (Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Deadline 11/1/09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:10am
2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

Computer Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
http://swtxpca.org

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of computer culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 5:54am
Organising Committee

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Invited Speakers include:
Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Professor Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia)
Professor Michael Dutton (Griffith University & Goldsmiths College)
Professor Sophie Watson (Open University)
Professor Stephanie Hemelry Donald (University of Sydney)

Film & History Area at the Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 4:56am
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Film & History Area

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Fachbereich Medien
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel
Germany
Email: Until 31 August 2009: Email: tobias.hochscherf@northumbria.ac.uk
Thereafter: tobias.hochscherf@fh-kiel.de

And

Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-795-2321
Email: chris_laucht@yahoo.com

Visual Arts of the West, February 10-13, 2010 (Deadline: 12/15/09)

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:51pm
SW/TX Popular and American Culture Association

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

Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 5:17pm
Arthurian Legend at the Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Arthurian Legend at the 40th Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2010

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

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Call for papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Panel proposals must include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail submissions are preferred.

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Send submissions to Amy Kaufman at: arthurpop@me.com

or mail to:

Cultural Studies and Literariness--CSA (March 18-20, 2010)--September 1, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:46pm
Mathias Nilges / Division on Cultural Studies and Literature

Cultural Studies Association (U.S.)
8th Annual Meeting
University of California, Berkeley
March 18-20, 2010

Division on Cultural Studies and Literature

"Cultural Studies and Literariness—Literature, Medium, Cultural Form"

Deadline for Abstracts (300 words): September 1, 2009 (submission guidelines below).

Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:29pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Puppets, marionettes, golems, androids, automata, moving statues, mannequins, shadow figures—sometimes comic, sometimes creepy, these figures of fun and fright engage us with their similarity, albeit grotesque, to ourselves. Recent researches into the field of medieval automata have convincingly established the the power of these living or life-like machines as both performing objects and as metaphor. They have featured as 'actors', or performing objects, in legend, epic, chanson, and wonder tale; they also have served as metaphors for personal freedom or manipulation, for the presence of a human soul or its terrifying absence.

The Corpse as a Contact Zone

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:10pm
Early American Borderlands Conference

Seeking papers for an open panel at the Early American Borderlands Conference, the third cross-disciplinary summit for Ibero/Anglo Americanists. Please submit a one-page proposal and CV to Kathleen Donegan [kdonegan@berkeley.edu] by August 31, 2009. The panel description is below.

Grave New World: The Corpse as a Contact Zone

"Pre-Modern Legal Fictions" UCI Early Cultures Grad Student Conference

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:49am
Robin Stewart

CALL FOR PAPERS – "PRE-MODERN LEGAL FICTIONS"

The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California,
Irvine announces its Second Annual Graduate Student Conference:

PRE-MODERN LEGAL FICTIONS
Friday & Saturday, November 13-14, 2009, at UC Irvine
With a key-note address by Laurie Shannon, Associate Professor of English
and the Wender Lewis Teaching and Research Professor, Northwestern
University

"…fictions are to law what fraud is to trade." –Jeremy Bentham

2010 Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:12am
Conference on Christianity and Literature

"The Ethics of Literature"

In recent years, literary scholarship has been increasingly concerned with ethics, both as a theme in literature and as an approach to it. Where and how do ethical concerns interrelate with literature, literary scholarship, and the academy?
Papers suitable for a twenty-minute presentation [approx. 2,000-2,500 words] are invited on the following or related topics:
• the ethics of literary pedagogy
• the ethical nature and needs of the academy
• literature and socio-political ethics
• religious ethics in literature
We also welcome papers on other topics regarding the intersection of Christianity and literature.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:25am
SWTX Popular Culture Association

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505.842.1234, Fax: 1.505.766.6710).

Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

Early American Borderlands: 3rd Early Iberian/Anglo Americanist Summit; Panel: "The Nature of Mixture"

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 8:31am
Allison Bigelow / University of North Carolina

The language of mixture permeates the natural histories and nature writing-sections of the accounts, relaciones, and memorias of the early literatures of the Americas (1500-1800). The celebration of or resistance to the idea of a mixture that is either naturally-occurring or engineered by early modern men of letters informs encounters both real and imagined.

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 4:33pm
Jeanie Tietjen

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition. This roundtable at the Spring 2010 Montreal NEMLA conference solicits reflection and inquiry on the presence of trauma, especially in composition courses. Please send 150 word abstract to jtietjen@massbay.edu by September 15.

[Update] Liminal Ladies: Porous Women's Bodies in Medieval Literature (2010 International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo)

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 12:15pm
Oregon Medieval English 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.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 5:04am
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.

We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 6:21pm
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.

[Update] Liminal Ladies: Porous Women's Bodies in Medieval Literature (2010 International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo)

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 5:36pm
Oregon Medieval English 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.

CFP: Historical Treatments of "Runaway" Productions -- SCMS 2010 (Aug 10 deadline)

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 5:15pm
Society of Cinema & Media Studies Conference -- Los Angeles -- March 17-21

Submissions are still welcome for a panel that addresses Hollywood's postwar presence abroad. Papers that employ an archive-based methodology to historicize the phenomenon of "runaway" production (and that thereby relate to the overall conference theme of "Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past") are particularly encouraged.

Feminist Take On/Construction of the Enclosed Garden (Kalamazoo, 13-16 May 2010)

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 5:03pm
M.C. Bodden and Jennifer Borland/ The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship and The Medieval Feminist Art History Project

Feminist Take On/Construction of the Enclosed Garden (Kalamazoo 2010)

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI
13-16 May 2010

Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 4:56pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

Women in Transit (1860- present day): Negotiating Public/Private Environments

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 4:12pm
Teresa Gomez Reus. University of Alicante, Spain

Contributions are sought for a book on women in spaces of transit in Anglo-American literature from 1860 to the present day. The projected edited book sets out to explore representations in literature of the presence of women in spaces of transit such as trains, hotels, bedsits, cafés, hospitals, parks, paths, rivers, seas etc. in which the familiar distinction between public and private space is eroded or suspended.

[UPDATE] Conference Announcement - Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 11:12am
Digital Labour Group, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

'Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens'

A conference hosted by the Digital Labour Group, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, October 16-18, 2009, London, Ontario, Canada.

We are happy to announce that our conference website is now open. Please visit us at
http://conferences.fims.uwo.ca/digitallabour/ for information on the conference, registration, travel and accommodation.

Register by September 1st for a 20% early registration discount. Fees are additionally discounted for graduate students.

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