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SCSECS Call for Panel Proposals (8/31/09)

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 3:03pm
Brett McInelly

The organizers of the South Central Society of Eigtheenth-Century Studies annual conference, to be held Feb. 25-27 in Salt Lake City, Utah, welcome proposals for panels on all aspects of the Long Eighteenth Century. Particular attention will be given to proposals that tie into the conference theme--Sociability and Solitude.

Proposals can be sent via email to Brett McInelly (brett_mcinelly@byu). A call for papers will circulate once a full complement of panels has been put together.

More information about the conference can be viewed at

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:48am
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.

The Medieval and Early Modern World beyond Boundaries (October 2009 Graduate Conference) - September 4, 2009 Abstract Deadline

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 10:47am
Janelle Brunner - Medieval and Renaissance Students Association (California State University, Long Beach)

The California State University, Long Beach, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Second Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Medieval and Early Modern World Beyond Boundaries


The Medieval and Early Modern World beyond Boundaries
October 24, 2009
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Organizers: Melanie Buckowski and Janelle Brunner

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 7:37am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop



Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

CFP: Derrida Today - Special issue: "Traces of Judaism in Derrida"

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 5:26am
Nathan Van Camp - Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)

Call for papers: Derrida Today

Special issue on: "Traces of Judaism in Derrida"

"For you have understood me well: when I say 'the most jewish (la plus juive),' I also mean 'more than jewish (plus que juive).' Others would perhaps say: 'otherwise jewish (autrement juive),' even 'other than jewish (autre que juive).'"

- Jacques Derrida: Abraham, the Other

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction, April 7-11, 2010

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 3:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them? This panel will engage with the ethical implications of formations of language in Transatlantic Modernist fiction. The Modernist era saw the development of a host of declarations, treaties, and conventions aiming to codify an emerging philosophy of supposedly "universal" human rights.

C19 Panel: American Biography in the Nineteenth Century

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 12:27pm
Tim Lanzendörfer / Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

We are soliciting paper proposals for a panel for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.

Counter Nature(s): Revising Nature in an Era of Environmental Crisis

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 4:47am
Uppsala University, Sweden

NIES and Uppsala University are pleased to sponsor a major interdisciplinary research symposium featuring 30 researchers from 10 countries representing more than a dozen academic disciplines.

Counter Nature(s) Poster:

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

• Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University, USA

• Ursula Heise, Professor of American and European Literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, USA

New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema (SCMS Panel) due August 15; Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 5:29pm
Maria San Filippo/Wellesley College and Maya Montañez Smukler/UCLA

Hollywood in the 1970s represented America in a state of social agitation and political disillusionment just as the American film industry was consumed with its own infrastructural shifts: the rupture of the studio system's hegemony met by the rise of the film brat-auteur and eventual dominance of the blockbuster business model. More than any other era of American film history before it or perhaps since, this "New Hollywood" combined commercialism and creativity to produce artistically inspired, socially engaged works that revitalized the domestic film industry and national cinephilia.

5th International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI 2009), 21-22 November 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 9:55am
Heriot-Watt University


5th International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting

21-22 November 2009

Second Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the fifth International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI 2009) which will take place at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on 21-22 November 2009.

Conference Aims
This two-day conference is designed to give translation and interpreting postgraduates from ALL research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

CFP artciencia 11 (Deadline extended: 26 July 2009)

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:48pm, Journal of Art, Science, and Communication considers for
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
university degree;
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.

[REMINDER:DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 1--Call for presentations & proposals

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 6:51pm
2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference, co-hosted by Ocean County College and Community College of Philadelphia will hold its next conference on October 9, 2009, at Ocean County College.

We invite proposals for presentations and roundtable discussions on any aspect of student literary magazines. Preference is given to proposals which feature students as presenters.

For details, please see our previous post for full CFP and conference desscription.

Gerald Vizenor and Transnationalism (Collection) - deadline for abstracts 31st August 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:01pm
James Mackay

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor's fiction. The intention is both to locate Vizenor within the debates currently taking place around these topics and also to address the strained relationships between the idea(l)s of Native American sovereignty and transnationalist literatures.

Blake in Conversation NEMLA 4/7-11, 2010, Montreal, Submit by September 30

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 11:40am
Laura E. Rutland/Gannon University

This panel seeks to listen to William Blake's voice in conversation with the intellectual currents of his time, and with later philosophies or theories that his work anticipates or informs. By situating Blake in conversations with other thinkers, we will investigate his continuing power to help others to see and act anew.

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar [Pitch: 7/24 / Final: 8/24]

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:59am

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar!

Pitch Deadline: 24 July 2009
Final Deadline: 24 August 2009
Contact: Matt Mazur


With this week-long special feature, we are excited to provide a platform for cinema scholars, film historians and/or social theorists of all varieties to help us and our readership reconsider the significance of Almodovar's body of work.

This feature will run in late November, leading up to the release of the auteur's newest film, Broken Embraces.

These are the following features we are seeking to develop for the week-long Almodovar series:

Tectonics of the Systems. New Readings of Oswald Spengler.

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:24am
University of Leuven (Belgium) - Research Unit Text and Interpretation

Tectonics of the Systems.
New Readings of Oswald Spengler

Tektonik der Systeme.
Neulektüren von Oswald Spengler

Tectonique des Systèmes.
Relectures d'Oswald Spengler

Leuven, 15-17.12.2009

From 15 to 17 December 2009, the research unit Text and Interpretation of the department of iterary studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) organizes an international conference entitled Tectonics of the Systems. New Readings of Oswald Spengler. The aim of this conference is to explore new directions in the study of Spengler's work, and to make possible productive interdisciplinary exchanges that assess the continuing relevance of his oeuvre.


Friday, July 10, 2009 - 4:52am
Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations, Leuven University, Belgium



The Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations (CHIR) of K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk organizes an international conference on 'Migration and Intercultural Identities in Relation to
Border Regions' on 27-29 May 2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

CHIR is an interdisciplinary research centre for the historical study of intercultural relations, dedicated to a combined scientific approach of (1) cultural history, (2) the history of education and (3) historical and comparative literature.

Music Theatre Symposium, Adelaide, 12 December 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:42am

Music Theatre Symposium

Saturday 12 December 2009
Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide


The South Australian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia invites submissions for papers for the "Music Theatre Symposium" on Saturday 12 December 2009 in the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide, to celebrate the gifting of the first tranche of the Burden Collection of 18th-century English music and drama to the library.

Papers can be on any aspect of music theatre. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.

[WITHDRAWN] Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:43pm

The original call for papers for Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses, issued on May 18, for the 2010 Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo has been withdrawn.

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 7:22pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

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.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature: 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 201

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 3:08pm

In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.

CFP: April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 2:49pm
Agnieszka Gutthy/Southeastern Louisiana University

The City as a Place of Exile

The session will examine texts that present the city, any city, as a space of exile. The text can be fiction, poetry, song, essay or letters and personal accounts of the encounters with a city – a place of exile. However, it has to reveal a city whose design is not limited to a mere geographical reference and whose function is not confined to a static setting.

Send abstracts to: Agnieszka Gutthy,
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009


Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 1:10pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land," from origin stories, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, etc. What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.