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Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:11pm
Gary Storhoff/University of Connecticut at Stamford and John Whalen-Bridge/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:07pm
University of Connecticut at Stamford/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

"'Pillars of Witness': Brontë Literature as Commentary" NEMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:04am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Anne Bronte's harassed governess, Agnes Grey, reflects that in stressful times poetry can provide solace, yet it also documents life experiences. She confides: "I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness…." Building on "pillars of witness", this panel will investigate the role of recording or witnessing in Brontë literature. How do the works bear witness to events or concepts? How does this affect their "art"? Consider the consequences or benefits of the Brontës' acts of bearing witness. Does gender inform the discussion? Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin Le Veness at Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu by September 30, 2009.

RE(IN)VISION of Africa in Contemporary Spanish Texts

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:09am
Victoria Ketz, Iona College

Historically Spain has been blessed with the influx of different cultures. However, in recent years there has been an inversion of the Spanish migration flow brought about by the economic crisis of the 1990s. While the number of emigrants fell, the number of immigrants continued to increase at a steady pace. Common in the daily television programs is to see the small North African craft called pateras arrive filled with a dozen or so Arab or Berber laborers. Now the traffic has been industrialized and immigrants come in lothios--or cayucos, larger crafts which hold more than 150 people. These boats are overflowing with dozens of young men hoping to enter the European Union to work illegally.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Apparitional Lesbians Panel @ NEMLA; abstracts due 9/30

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 7:19pm
Ula Lukszo; Stony Brook University

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu).

[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

Eighteenth Century at CEA 2010

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:43pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Eighteenth Century at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

2 Panels on Old Norse Literature [Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2009]

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 2:24pm
New England Saga Society (NESS)

We seek submissions for the following two panels to be held at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-16, 2009.

1. Injury, Death, and Mourning in Icelandic Literature (organizers: Maria-Claudia Tomany, Minnesota State University, and John P. Sexton, Bridgewater State College)
This panel will present papers on the injured and slain figures who appear in saga literature. The panel offers the possibility of engaging with emerging fields such as disability studies as well as cultural, historicist, and gender study, though papers of any disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach will be considered.

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 1:04pm
Arcadia Literary Journal (University of Central Oklahoma)

Arcadia, the new literary journal founded by the MFA students at the University of Central Oklahoma, is calling for submissions in poetry, short fiction, and drama. All styles, whether traditional, avant-garde, or experimental, are welcome. The only criteria are that the work be of merit, establishes a distinct sense of place and voice, and reveals a strong understanding of form. Writers in all phases of their career are encouraged to submit as we are always searching for the emerging artist whose voice is yet to be heard. Submission information and guidelines can be found at our website:

[UPDATE] Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09 EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:18pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

CFP: "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," 10/30/09

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Sheila Lindenbaum and a methodology panel including Anthony Bale, Elliot Kendall, Alyssa Meyers, Paul Strohm and Marion Turner, moderated by David Wallace.

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

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

"Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival;

"District 9" by Neill Blomkamp;

"Elia Suleiman" by Elia Souleiman (AKA "Le temps qu'il reste" (Fr)), nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The reviews should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movies.
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.

[UPDATE] Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2009; Kalamazoo, 5/13-16/2010)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:08am
The International Sidney Society

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 13-16, 2010

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

Call for Chapters: Racial Profiling and Borders Collection

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:07am
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Additional chapters are sought on any aspect of racial profiling, surveillance and borders for a major collection to be published in 2010. All inter/national contexts will be considered. Please send statements of interest, abstracts or completed chapters as soon as possible to:

Dr. J. Shantz
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jeffrey.Shantz@kwantlen.ca

New Perspectives on Martin R. Delany (NeMLA Panel, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:13pm
Elizabeth Pittman / The George Washington University

The publication of Robert S. Levine's Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader reminds us that Delany was an active participant in the antebellum public sphere, who utilized multiple genres to conceptualize community. This panel invites papers on Blake as well as Delany's non-fictional writings to engage in conversations about nationalism, transnationalism, black cosmopolitanism, and the role of black civic organizations in order to reconsider Delany alongside new directions in nineteenth-century African American scholarship. Submit paper abstracts to Elizabeth Pittman at epittman@gwmail.gwu.edu by September 30.

CFP Twilight (March 31 - April 3)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:57pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations for the Joint National PCA/ACA Conference March 31- April 3 in St. Louis, Missouri, on any aspect of the Twilight series of novels by Stephenie Meyers or on the Twilight films. (Please visit www.pcaaca.org for conference information)

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

CFP True Blood (March 31-April 3, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:51pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the HBO series True Blood or the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
mcaleer_p@yahoo.com

CPRACSIS International Theatre Conference on Body, Space and Technology in Performance 15 & 16 January 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 8:39pm
C PRACSIS

The practice of theatre in twenty first century envisages radical interventions into the conceptualizations of performing bodies and performance spaces. 'Technology' in a broader and intensely philosophical sense has a pivotal role in organizing performing bodies and defining performance spaces in almost all contemporary theatre forms and traditions. The proposed international theatre conference intends to interrogate the complex interrelationship between performing bodies and performance spaces in theatre in our time. It also attempts to theoretically locate technology within the purview of 'performance' and to interpret the practice of theatre in the context of technologies of self.

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

"Pictures of an Exhibition: Museums and Collections in Literature and Media" NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:14pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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

This panel explores the ways in which museums and the pre-modern practices of collection that preceded them have been treated in literature, film and other media. The goal of the panel is to assess the cultural place of museums indirectly; complementing the cultural studies scholarship on museums and collection themselves – including, for instance, the work of Tony Bennett and Susan Stewart – with a look at how museums circulate as objects of interest in the culture at large.

CFP: Great Plains Alliance for Computers & Writing

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:01pm
Matt Barton/St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University is proud to host the 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. The conference will be held on October 23rd and 24th at St. Cloud State University, overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We invite everyone interested in the role that computers and computer-mediated technologies play in composition to participate in this year's conference.

Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today - November 20, 2009, CUNY Graduate Center

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:45pm
Sociology Students Association, CUNY Graduate Center

The Sociology Students Association at the CUNY Graduate Center invites you to its first annual graduate student conference on Friday, November 20, 2009. This year's title is "Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today."

Our times are often described in terms of crisis, threat, indeterminacy, transformation, and hope/lessness. In this moment we want to ask: What sociological imagination do we need now to understand the present and make sociology relevant to the future?

Along with addressing pressing issues such as migration, social welfare, community mobilization, homeownership, disaster, and war, we want to think about sociology's understanding of time, place, and experience.

"The Boundaries of Québec in Contemporary Immigrant Fiction," NeMLA Annual Conference, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that explore the ways in which contemporary immigrant writers in Québec redraw the boundaries of Québécois literature. Which literary-critical paradigms (national, regional, or global) are apposite when reading authors like Régine Robin, Dany Laferrière, Sergio Kokis, and Ying Chen, among others, who straddle multiple cultures and languages? For example, are they "national," "Québecois," "immigrant," or "world" writers? By employing tropes of hybridity and multiculturalism, are they complicit with a global literary market that fetishizes hyphenated writers, or do they contest the market's commodification of their literary identities?

Reading Women's Writing in and through Psychoanalysis; 11-15-09

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 12:41pm
Women Writers (Special Issue)

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of women's writing and its relation to psychoanalysis. Given the significance of the symbiotic relation between feminist theory and psychoanalysis, the issue editors are interested in considering the ways in which women's/feminist writing is implicated, to borrow a term from Shoshana Felman, in psychoanalysis while we conversely explore how psychoanalysis is elemental to an understanding of several issues that are central to an analysis of women's writing.

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:56am
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

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