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Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
Calee M. Lee / jesuslovestrees.com

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

Submissions due September 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.

10/6/2009

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 3:45pm
Hamid Farahmandian

Literature in the Slope of Fall

GOING CARIBBEAN! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15th

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:10am
University of Lisbon

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

!Extended deadline! JUNE 15, 2009

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

[UPDATE] Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Boston Nov 5-7, 2009 (Deadline Extension June 25)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:19am
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that explore the sphere of activism in the production of popular culture. Whether historical or contemporary, investigations into the role of activism in shaping popular culture or the role of popular culture in shaping activism are encouraged.

New from Oxford Journals: Classical Receptions Journal

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:47am
Oxford University Press

CALL FOR PAPERS
Classical Receptions Journal
Edited by Professor Lorna Hardwick

LAUNCHING IN 2009!
Classical Receptions Journal covers all aspects of the reception of the texts and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome from antiquity to the present day. It aims to explore the relationships between transmission, interpretation, translation, transplantation, rewriting, redesigning and rethinking of Greek and Roman material in other contexts and cultures. It addresses the implications both for the receiving contexts and for the ancient, and compares different types of linguistic, textual and ideological interactions.

[UPDATE] Science Fiction in Children's Film and Television (Deadline Extended to 7/15/09)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 12:09am
R.C. Neighbors and Sandy Rankin/University of Arkansas

(Proposal deadline has been extended to July 15th.)

It has often been said that science fiction is a literature of ideas. Through the use of familiar tropes, such as spaceships, aliens, and ray guns, the genre uses the future (and sometimes the past) to comment on the present--on current social, cultural, and political ideologies. Likewise, media directed at children often focus on advocating or criticizing similar ideologies, sometimes for a didactic purpose. It is interesting, then, that so little has been said about the joining of these two genres--children's science fiction--particularly when dealing with the visual media of film and television.

J.R.R. Tolkien/C.S. Lewis

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 11:14pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The J.R.R. Tolkien/C.S. Lewis panel of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference seeks abstracts of papers (250 words) that address various aspects of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Discussion of the film versions of Rings and Narnia are welcome. The chair is open to a wide variety of topics and critical approaches. The aim of the panel is to identify and characterize the recent wide acclaim given to both authors as serious thinkers and artists who have gained broad and deep appeal as popular entertainers.

Choices of AV equipment are limited to DVD/VCR/monitor/audio cassette player/carousel and overhead projector/screen.

Women's Literary Careers and Antebellum Fiction, 15 Aug 2009

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 6:58pm
C19 Americanists

I am soliciting abstracts for a panel to be proposed for the inaugural conference of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists, to be held 20-23 May 2010 at Pennsylvania State University.

Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Nov 13-14, 2009 (due August 31)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 6:02pm
University of British Columbia Committee for Medieval Studies

CFP: 38th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada, 13-14 November 2009

Writing the World: Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

'What can we know of the world? What quantity of space can our eyes hope to take in between our birth and our death? How many square centimetres of Planet Earth will the soles of our feet have touched?' (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, p. 78).

'… perceiving that the earth is a form of writing, a geography of which we had forgotten that we ourselves are the authors.' (Georges Perec, Species of Space, p. 79).

GEMCS 2009 Call for Papers

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 4:55pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

October 22-25, 2009

Dallas, Texas

Deadline extended to July 14.

GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 4:38pm
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the "Gen-X experience" from a librarian perspective, or, the "librarian experience" from a Gen-X perspective. Also welcome are critical perspectives of Gen-X librarians and interesting perspectives on Gen-X librarians from non-Gen-Xers.

Transnational Feminisms Conference

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 2:25pm
University of Manchester

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

Drawing on the impact of postcolonial feminism and its enactments, this conference will examine how women are affected by political systems in a global climate, how feminism translates and moves across borders, and how feminism can be utilised as a methodology for understanding the transnational context.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous

Pushing Daisies Collection, 9/15/09

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 11:34am
Dr. Alissa Burger

Bryan Fuller's television series 'Pushing Daisies' is visually stunning, with quirky dialogue and captivating characters. It has also - unfortunately - been cancelled. This collection seeks to explore the critical and popular elements of 'Pushing Daisies' and we welcome articles catering to both fans of the show and scholars in the fields of film and television; gender, sexuality and representation; pouplar culture; and cultural studies.

Scritture Migranti (Journal, Univ of Bologna, Italy) Announcing new issue and CALL for next issue

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 10:41am
Scritture Migranti Univ. of Bologna (Italy)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are pleased to announce the second volume of the journal Scritture Migranti of the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Bologna, Italy.
Scritture Migranti is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the literature of migration, both in Italy and elsewhere.
We accept contributions in Italian as well as in many other languages.
Our web site contains the index of the second volume, a more detailed description of the journal, and information about submitting work for our next issue or purchasing the journal.

The Editorial Board, Scritture Migranti
L'Università degli Studi di Bologna, ITALY

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
Aberystwyth University

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".

DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD : DEADLINE EXTENSION

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:19pm
UNIVERSITE DES ANTILLES ET DE LA GUYANE

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held January 21-22, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

DEADLINE EXTENSION : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:00pm
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

James Bond and Popular Culture-Call for Essays-Book project -The Films are NOT Enough

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 4:09pm
Rob Weiner/jack Becker texas Tech University

Call for SPECIFIC Papers-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking a few specific articles to supplement a book in progress about James Bond and Popular Culture. The following topics will be given first consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming book. Other topics will be considered.
James Bond and Linguistics: How have the James Bond movies and novels affected our speech and semeiotic communication?
Gender in the James Bond Comics
The music of Bond: the success or lack of success of Bond theme-songs. Did the scoring impact the popularity of the film; or did the popularity of the musical score impact the movie?
John Barry as a composer of Bond Music!

Shakespeare and the Environment (NEMLA, Montreal, April 7-10, 2010; abstracts due September 30, 2009)

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 3:16pm
Miles Taylor / Le Moyne College

In what ways does Shakespeare imagine the natural world in his plays and poems, and how do those depictions set the stage on which his characters act? In a tragedy like King Lear, Shakespeare envisions a nature that can strip away the layers and accretions of culture that have blinded the protagonist. Is that the same nature as the "green world" of his comedies? Or is the Forest of Ardenne not just a different space but a different kind of nature than the heath? How might we read the island environment of The Tempest, and Prospero's control over the elements? Do Shakespeare's histories posit a sense of the land itself, and if so, do they conceive of a workable way to live in harmony with nature?

Sylvia Townsend Warner. Articles for Journal. Deadline: 18 September 2009

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 7:17am
Helen Sutherland/ Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

Submissions are invited for the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 2009. Articles (approx. 6000 words)on any aspect of Warner's life and works (including her music) should be sent to H.Sutherland@educ.gla.ac.uk by 18 September 2009.
Further information about the Journal (including contents of previous issues) can be found at
http://www.townsendwarner.com/publications.php

Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 2:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal's colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial authors from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to, an analysis of fiction and non-fiction narratives of colonial adventures and political resistance, missionary travails, and travel through Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, to mention just a few examples.

Press/Reject!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
Richard Burt and Craig Saper

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

CFP: Second Issue of Digital Defoe

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 5:17pm
Digital Defoe; eds Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson

"Strangers, Gods, & Monsters": Encountering the Other in Defoe & His Contemporaries"

Digital Defoe is a new peer-reviewed and multi-media online journal http://www.english.ilstu.edu/digitaldefoe/)celebrating the works and culture of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. We welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read perhaps as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

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