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Reminder: Deadline for Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 2:54pm
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies

The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies is pleased to announce its first annual Symposium. Scholars whose research concerns any aspect of the Symposium topic are invited to send proposals to the Directors of the Institute. (Applicants should feel free to interpret both "literature" and "religious conflict" in broad terms.)

Whitman and the Beats

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 2:35pm
John Lennon, St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 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.

Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature--NeMLA, 7-11 April 2010, Montreal

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:15pm
41st Annual NeMLA Conference

"Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature"

This panel will highlight ecocritical assessments of literature produced in America from 1970 to the present. Papers on very recent literature, or on texts or authors one might not initially associate with ecocriticism, are welcome.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Send 750-1000 word proposals to nmmerola@gmail.com by 30 September 2009.

With your abstract, please include your name, postal contact information, email address, institutional affiliation, and whether or not you'll need media.

Best--

nicole

CFP: As Seen On TV - Special Section in Spring 2010 Issue of JOURNAL OF DRAMATIC THEORY AND CRITICISM

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:24am
Brian Herrera, Guest Editor

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: October 1, 2009) for a Special Section in
JOURNAL OF DRAMATIC THEORY AND CRITICISM's SPRING 2010 ISSUE

AS SEEN ON TV

Brian Herrera and Henry Bial, Guest Editors
For this special section of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, we invite essays of 20-25 manuscript pages, exclusive of notes, exploring the intersection of broadcast television with live theatre and performance.

LAST-MINUTE CFP:Temporal Touching: A Roundtable Discussion of Medieval Romance and Popular Culture at Kalamzoo 2010 (13-16 May)

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 9:16am
Amy Burge, University of York on behalf of the Medieval Romance Society

In recent years, medievalists have increasingly recognized the productivity of blurring the medieval/modern divide in order to examine the relevance of the medieval to the modern. We are no longer satisfied with the idea of histories and chronologies—whether purportedly factual or openly fictional—as linear, progressive, or innocent.

The proposed roundtable session "Temporal Touching: Medieval Romance and Popular Culture" aims to explore the transmission of medieval romance into modern popular culture and to investigate the benefits of diachronic research to medieval studies.

LAST-MINUTE CFP: "Once Upon a Time:" Romance Temporalities at Kalamazoo 2010

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 9:09am
Amy Burge, University of York on behalf of the Medieval Romance Society

In recent years, medievalists have increasingly considered the medium of time as a dynamic position from which to analyze the medieval as we explore and question our own temporally determined relationships to the period we study. As evidenced by the publication of criticism such as Robert Rouse's "The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England in Middle English Romance", this heightened awareness of our temporal distance from our scholarly subjects has also encouraged us to explore the conflations, confusions, uses, and abuses of time and periodization at work in medieval literature itself.

The Choir -- Artistic, Pedagogical and Scholarly Perspectives

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:15am
Sibelius Academy

An interdisciplinary symposium organized by Sibelius Academy, The Doctoral School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Finnish Musicological Society, 20th- 22nd of May 2010. Helsinki, Finland.

Call for Papers and Presentations

The Choir is an international symposium whose focus is on the particular meanings and practices embedded in the choir throughout history, as reflected in various forms of art and strands of research. The symposium is open to both scholarly presentations and demonstrations grounded in artistic, as well as pedagogical practice.

The Choir -- Artistic, Pedagogical and Scholarly Perspectives

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:13am
Sibelius Academy

An interdisciplinary symposium organized by Sibelius Academy, The Doctoral School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Finnish Musicological Society, 20th- 22nd of May 2010. Helsinki, Finland.

Call for Papers and Presentations

The Choir is an international symposium whose focus is on the particular meanings and practices embedded in the choir throughout history, as reflected in various forms of art and strands of research. The symposium is open to both scholarly presentations and demonstrations grounded in artistic, as well as pedagogical practice.

Call For Reviews: Audacity of Hope?

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:17am
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

Call For Reviews: Audacity of Hope?
Deadline for submitting potential items for review: 28 September 2009
Deadline for submission of the review: 15 April 2010

Celebrity Studies special edition (proposals by Nov 30 2009) - Back in the spotlight: Ageing and Female Celebrity

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:20pm
Deborah Jermyn, Roehampton University

Proposals are invited for a special edition of the journal Celebrity Studies on the theme of female celebrity and ageing. It is a long held adage that women 'of a certain age' struggle to find work or interesting roles in youth-obsessed Hollywood and that the lifespan of female celebrity is finite in a way that male celebrity is not. Has this state of affairs shifted in the changing celebrity culture of recent years? Have older women become less visible than ever as reality TV formats and teen film genres dominate the popular media landscape? Or have an ageing population and new generation of accomplished female actors moving into their 'prime' prompted more opportunities for and representations of ageing female celebrity?

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

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. We also welcome papers

CFP: Adolescence in Film and Television (12/15/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 6:15pm
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

The "Adolescence in Film and Television" Area Chair seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri from March 31-April 3, 2010.

"Somebody or Something Else": EGSS 7th graduate conference on Performance and Performativity (March 12-13 2010)

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 4:40pm
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) of l'universite de Montreal

The seventh annual Université de Montréal English graduate conference seeks to examine the constructed nature of human life and thus invites 250-300 words abstract for papers dealing with the notions of performance and performativity in literature and the arts. Although performance was traditionally associated with theatre and the interpretation of a written text by actors, the idea of performance also applies to everyday life, to the behaviour individuals are obligated to adopt in order to function in society. Every face-to-face encounter becomes a performance especially if we think of performativity as the internalization of a script.

The Male Empire under the Female Gaze: White Women and British India (30 November 2009)

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:09pm
Susmita Roye, University of Bristol

This collection of essays proposes to explore the 'female gaze' that observes, locates and shapes the Empire, which is largely viewed as 'male.' Imperialism is undeniably a male-dominated affair. However, the 'female' element in the process cannot and should not be overlooked. Women's literature about the Empire, though often neglected, is considerably large. In India's case, women writers like Maud Diver and Flora Annie Steel narrate fictional tales colored by their first-hand experience of Indian life and life in India. It perhaps becomes more interesting when male authors like E. M.

English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

Open Call for Papers / Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:54am
This Rough Magic – A Peer Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature

This Rough Magic is affiliated with the State University of New York – Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College. We are looking for academic articles devoted to the teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Paper themes should focus on, but are not limited to, the teaching of the following categories:
• Authorship
• Genre Issues
• Narrative Structure
• Poetry
• Drama
• Epic
• Nation/Empire/Class
• Economics
• History
• Religion
• Superstition
• Philosophy
• Rhetoric
• Race/Ethnicity
• Multi-Culturalism
• Gender
• Sexuality
• Art

The Politics of Meat in the Nineteenth Century Novel, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:38am
Maggie Berg, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association

"Meat is a symbol of patriarchy," declares Carol J. Adams. Her study of the sexual politics of meat shows that carnivorousness is also linked to inequalities in addition to those of gender. While beef was a nineteenth-century symbol of Britishness, Percy Shelley claimed that meat - eating widened the gap between rich and poor. This session will consider the politics of meat in the nineteenth -century novel. We invite papers which explore the ways in which carnivorousness is imbricated in issues of class, race nationhood or gender in literary representations. Is meat- eating linked to social power? Is the killing of animals for food linked to other kinds of violence?

[UPDATE] (Re-) Writing Caribbean History Through Literature. NeMLA 2010 abstracts due 9/30

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:22pm
Charlotte Rogers, Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel examines the intersections of history and literature in 20th century Caribbean fiction. How do Caribbean authors conceptualize, narrate, and (re-)inscribe their place in history and literature? How have the legacies of colonialism, slavery, and tourism shaped the modern Caribbean and the authors' re-writing of the region's history through literature? Possible topics: the Caribbean historical novel, the bildungsroman as microcosm of the region's history, and the problematic concept of "the return." Papers spanning national and linguistic boundaries encouraged. 300 word abstracts to charlottewrogers@gmail.com by 9/30.

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the March 31 - April 3, 2010 PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We welcome fresh approaches to subjects, and also appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Comics and Comics Culture in the United States

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:08am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

African-Americans in the South

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:46am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

Issue 3 of the Journal of Postcolonial Culture and Societies

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:31am
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Postcolonial Gothic –Cultural Hauntings in Contested Space
The Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies invites submission for its third issue to appear in August 2010. Papers for this issue should address some aspect of the topic:  The Postcolonial Gothic–Cultural Hauntings in contested space.  

[UPDATE] Journal of Contemporary Literature Issue

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Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:22am
Journal of Contemporary Literature

This is an update to the previously advertised issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature on Indian/Indian-American and Chinese/Chinese-American novelists.

Although we are willing to consider further essays on both groups of novelists, we need several essays on Chinese or Chinese-American novelists to balance the issue.

We are also interested in receiving short fiction or poetry from Indian, Chinese, or Asian-American writers or on topics related to those cultures. There are no special restrictions on length, form, or style.

The announced deadline for the issue was September 30, 2009, but extensions can be negotiated.

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

REMINDER CFP: ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY & THE NOVEL (DEADLINE 9/30/09)

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:19pm
NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal, CA

Call for Papers

Analytic Philosophy and the Novel

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

This panel participates in a growing fascination with the connections between the narrative conventions of the novel and the field of analytic philosophy. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) theories of reference, speech acts, intentionality, metaphor, translation, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, pragmatics, meaning and use. All novel genres, periods, and languages are welcome, as are relevant implications for the study of objects, plots, characters, and fictionality.

Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:03pm
Erin Hill, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
announces
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's, Mar. 26-26, 2010

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 1:55pm
Michael Sollars, Department of English, Texas Southern University

Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's—
An Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Twelfth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920's." Scholarly research and presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

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