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GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

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Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:57pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Deadline extended to July 14.

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

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.

This year's theme, "Tracing Footprints," is intended to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. As always, GEMCS welcomes panels and proposals on all aspects of culture between 1450 and 1850.

18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: September 1, 2009. Austin, Texas

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Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 5:55am
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization

The medium is the message. Using this conceptual framework, our conference will explore how historical changes in media from the oral to the digital lead to the emergence of hybrid literary forms and the constant reinvention of literariness itself. With the revolution of (e)merging technologies as our schema, we seek pluralistic and interdisciplinary research on the dynamic network linking modes of communication, mass media and textuality.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Exploring Childhood Studies

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 9:26pm
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 7:23pm
Jack London Society

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia. Proposals of no more than 200 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Jack London's fiction. Please send your proposals by email to kbrandt@scad.edu. Proposals are due by July 12, 2009.

For more information on the Symposium visit the ALA website at: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

"Making her Meaning Known": New Scholarship on Audre Lorde (NeMLA 4/7-11/2010; abstracts due 9/30/09)

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference

Seventeen years after her death, Audre Lorde's work continues to have influence despite—or possibly because of—inevitable shifts in dialogues about feminism and racism in American literary scholarship. Lorde dedicated much of her prose and poetry to complicating discussions of race, gender, class, and sexuality and to what she called "the transformation of silence into language and action." This panel seeks papers which analyze elements of Lorde's work which have remained silent in critical discussions yet and which question how her work may continue to help others "survive" in the 21st century.

[UPDATE]The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:43pm
Margaret E. Mitchell/ SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 6-8 2009)

Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good. Elaine Scarry's seductive _On Beauty and Being Just_ leaps calmly into the fray, arguing that beauty "actually assists us in the work of addressing justice," thereby establishing a tenuous relationship between beauty and human rights. But the opposing argument--that beauty essentially derails justice, either by distracting or lulling the senses or, more insidiously, by aestheticizing what is dangerous and unjust—-still thrives. This panel welcomes proposals for twenty minute papers on contemporary fictional explorations (whether overt, as in Zadie Smith's _On Beauty_, or implicit; of this controversy.

UPDATE: Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due June 30, 2009)

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Deadline extended

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

The Silent Figure in Literature, Film, Culture

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:05pm
NeMLA

The figure of the silent person endures as one of fascination. The silent character is a site for the projected voices, concerns, investments and anxieties of others. The silent character is thus powerful, in the Foucauldian sense. This session invites papers which offer close readings of texts which privilege or contain a silent figure in literature, film or in popular narratives. The aim of the panel is to present papers which are not wholly theoretical but rather offer a discussion of the powerful effects of those figures through an elaboration of the narrative trajectory through and around them. Send a 200-250 word abstract to Prof Berkeley Kaite at berkeley.kaite@mcgill.ca

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 10:07am
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:
This panel invites papers that analyze, discuss, and interrogate the use and effects of amnesia and memory in contemporary Spanish films, and how all the voices related to identity, race, gender, age, or religion negotiate their own space within the Spanish, European, and global society. Please, send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts in English or Spanish to Javier Venturi .
Abstract deadline for this session: September 30, 2009
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/index.html

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable:NeMLA 2010 Convention:April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 10:02pm
Professor Kim Flugmacher Ballerini/ SUNY@Nassau Community College

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable

Because our students are so immersed in electronic communication, their sensibilities about writing have undergone radical changes. The new narrative they are creating is a very public, shared experience. This roundtable seeks to foster discussion on how composition instruction can capitalize on the collaboration, resource sharing, and creativity that is redefining the act of composing in the 21st century. Please submit inquiries or 250 word proposals along with a brief biographical description in English to Kim.Ballerini@NCC.Edu. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009.

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable:NeMLA 2010 Convention:April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 9:57pm
Professor Kim Flugmacher Ballerini/ SUNY@Nassau Community College

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable

Because our students are so immersed in electronic communication, their sensibilities about writing have undergone radical changes. The new narrative they are creating is a very public, shared experience. This roundtable seeks to foster discussion on how composition instruction can capitalize on the collaboration, resource sharing, and creativity that is redefining the act of composing in the 21st century. Please submit inquiries or 250 word proposals along with a brief biographical description in English to Kim.Ballerini@NCC.Edu.

Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:54pm
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA

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.

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:16pm
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 2:24pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 500 words to Benjamin Carson at benjamin.carson@gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 1:13pm
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium to be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 17 September 2009 and hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network

Keynote speaker: Professor Luke Gibbons

[UPDATE] "Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/17/09; Papers 9/4/09

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:08pm
Ama Wattley, PhD

My colleague Dr. Deborah Poe and I are seeking articles for an edited collection tentatively titled "Between Worlds." The project is most invested in work which offers social and material opposition to binary ways of thinking about identity and difference. The collection will blend creative prose and criticism like Claudia Rankine's and Juliana Spahr's American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language did with the genre of poetry.

We continue to seek critical essays on the above issues and themes in the short fiction or novels of the following authors:

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:04pm
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009
E-mail: passions_conference@googlegroups.com to contact organizers

Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Monday, June 29, 2009.

Abstracts need not explicitly engage "passions." The conference theme is used to organize panel discussions of the scholarly investments that inform our work. While this is the organizing theme, we use it to signify broadly the social, cultural, and economic investments that organize the things we study, and how we study them,

Concept

Walter Benjamin and Memory (Panel) NeMLA April 7-11, Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 11:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

Walter Benjamin and Memory

This panel invites papers that consider the theory of memory as it emerges in and through the work of Walter Benjamin. It hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the complex figuration of forgetting to be found in his thought. Contributions might confine their attention to Benjamin´s corpus, or stage comparative enquires into such areas as holocaust memory, trauma, or nostalgia. Papers that consider the commemoration of Benjamin´s life – in novels, films, at the memorial site in Portbou – are also welcome. Please send proposals to Wayne Stables at stablesw@tcd.ie

2) PROPOSAL TITLE Methodological Challenges of Medieval Literatures in Contemporary Literary History. Korea August 15-21 2010

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:20am
Cesar Dominguez / University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

"Methodological Challenges of Medieval Literatures in Contemporary Literary History".

This is a workshop for the XIXth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (August 15-21, 2010. Seoul, Korea).

The aim of the workshop is to reflect on the methodological challenges medieval literatures pose to comparative literary history. As non-national cultural formations, medieval literatures ask specific questions about the historiographical activity that, however, have been either overlooked or dealt with according to the national paradigm.

Navigating the Academic Nexus (Roundtable) - NeMLA April 7-11, Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 4:38am
Northeast Modern Langauage Association

This roundtable invites scholars to participate in a discussion about constructing an academic identity through publishing, conference presentations and networking. The aim is to aid graduate students in understanding how to create a strong and effective academic presence through various forums as well as to advise young scholars about how to successfully promote themselves and their work during and after grad school. We welcome discussion about publication expectations, conference prep, service opportunities, and tailoring to career goals. Send abstracts and questions to jrwagner@rutgers.edu.

NeMLA "Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire"

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 7:40pm
Marianne Bessy

Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

7 – 11 avril 2010

Montréal, Québec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:17pm
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled "We Want Roses Too". The publication seeks articles that explore gender and sexuality issues in recent cinema.

Please submit a 100 word abstract and a 50 word bio with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations to Filippo Del Lucchese: f.dellucchese@gmail.com by July 1, 2009.
Articles (about 5000 words) can be submitted and published in English, Italian, French or Spanish.

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.

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