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Creative Writing Conference - UK (6/18/10 - 6/20/10)

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:47am
National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries

Great Writing:
The International Creative Writing Conference

18-20 June 2010

What future is there for Creative Writing?

Women and the Gendering of Gossip, Talk and Communication Practices across Media – edited collection – Deadline November 15 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:22pm
Sarah Burcon & Melissa Ames

This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.

Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:48pm
UCLA'S Center for the Study of Women

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

Theorizing Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 4:41pm
Kerin Holt

I'd like to invite papers for a proposed panel on the topic of regionalism in the nineteenth century. This panel will be proposed for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.

Skirting the Issues: Female Authors and the Modern Anthology

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 2:40pm
Michelle Fankhauser/Washington State University

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010 at Penn State University

In many college literature courses, the primary text is an anthology of some kind. Anthologies, with their biographical and historical introductions, can condition and influence the way that our students are introduced to authors. Considering the prominence of anthologies in the modern classroom, a closer look at their rhetoric and pedagogical implications is overdue. This panel seeks to examine the ways that modern anthologies present and edit 19th Century American female authors in this age of recovery and re-reading. Possible topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, the following:

NeMLA Panel: Genre, Invention, and Modernity in Nineteenth Century Spain. April 7-11, 2010; Montreal, Quebec

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 41st Annual Conference

Genre, Invention, and Modernity in Nineteenth Century Spain
The complex interdisciplinary, hybrid nature of nineteenth-century cultural, social, and political modernization in Spain is revealed in literature, art, and science. This panel seeks papers that examine how various kinds of productions (including fiction, the press, poetry, machines, scientific treatises and discoveries) overlap and interact to communicate their underlying ideologies or the contemporary hegemonies that would come to be. Please send 300-word abstract in English, Spanish, or Catalan by September 30, 2009 to Paula.A.Sprague@dartmouth.edu

Please include with your abstract:

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

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:14pm
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.

Call for Book Reviews

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Photography
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art

Women in/and storytelling

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 11:16am
Storytelling, Self, Society

This call for papers is for a special issue of Storytelling, Self, Society (Issue 6:2, May-August 2010) dedicated to women and storytelling. Storytelling, Self, Society is a 3x/yearly academic journal published by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

[UPDATE] Terrified White Masculinity in Twentieth-Century American Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 10:52am
NeMLA 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

From Quentin Compson to Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom and beyond, twentieth-century American literary representations of white masculinity reveal a preoccupation with the idea of terror. Why? Is terror a necessary condition of white American masculinity? Was it new to the twentieth century, and does it continue in the twenty-first? Do non-white-male authors represent masculinity in its terror? Why does the triangulation of whiteness, masculinity, and "the American century" give rise to so much terror? Please send 250- to 500-word abstract by September 30, 2009 to Sharon Paradiso at sparadis@endicott.edu.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 6:32am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey/Texas A&M University

This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles--social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise--of women. Topics may include the figure of the hostess in literary works, as well as the writer as hostess. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts about the hostess as a literary figure to Meghan Gilbert-Hickey at mgilbert-hickey@tamu.edu by September 30.

Literature and Madness

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:01pm
Popular Culture Association

Seeking papers on psychological aspects of literature and film, with special emphasis on the "madness" of characters or themes. "Madness" can be defined by various psychological, medical or sociological criteria.

Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:43pm
Phil Heldrich, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Phil Heldrich, CW Pedagogy Area Chair
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

31th Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/10-13/10)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:52pm
Sally Sanchez, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: 31th Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/10-13/10)

Join us in sunny Albuquerque! SWTXPCA.ORG
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

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The Power of Images: The Ethics and Efficacy of the Photograph

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:51pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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

Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:43pm
Phil Heldrich, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Phil Heldrich, Literature (General) Area Chair
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

CFP: Converging at the Vanishing Point (ECWCA Apr 8-10, 2010)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 3:58pm
East Central Writing Center Association

Writing centers are at an interesting time in our history. During the past two decades, many of us—in four-year and two-year institutions, and even secondary schools—have moved from the margins to the center as we become more professionalized, better funded and more physically visible in well-designed spaces. In essence, we have converged with larger institutional structures and missions.
• What have we gained from this convergence? And what price do we pay?
• When we give up being marginalized, do we sacrifice independence?
• Do we risk giving up important parts of our identity—or vanishing altogether?
• What aspects of your writing center are in danger of vanishing? What aspects would you like to see vanish? How or why?

Assessing the Effectiveness of First-Year Writing Programs (11/1/2009, CEA 3/25-27/2010)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 3:30pm
Jerry Alexander / College English Association

March 25-27, 2010
San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel
209 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The CEA invites proposals for papers focused on the assessment of college-level freshman writing programs. Topics might include but are not limited to the use of outside assessors, standardized tests (NSSE, CLA, etc.), or departmental self-assessment. General questions include, "What makes a freshman writing program effective and how can we assess that effectiveness?"

ASECS 2010: New Perspectives on Thomas Shadwell (proposals due 9/15/09)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 2:55pm
Jennifer L. Airey

"New Perspectives on Thomas Shadwell" (Accepted panel at ASECS, March 18-21, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM).

This session invites critical reflect on any aspect of Thomas Shadwell's career as a dramatist. Papers analyzing Shadwell's engagement with libertine culture, court culture, playhouse culture, or the seventeenth-century opera are particularly welcome.

Please send abstracts by email to Jennifer L. Airey (jennifer-airey@utulsa.edu) by September 15, 2009.

CFP Philosophy and Kafka August 2-6, 2010

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 12:00pm
INternational Society for the Study of European Ideas

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a Workshop on "Philosophy and Kafka" to be held at the 12th international conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) at Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey on August 2-6, 2010. The theme of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction."

It is sometimes said that Franz Kafka's novels and stories defy philosophic extrapolation. Conversely, it has also been suggested that precisely the tendency of Kafka's writings to elude discursive solution is itself a philosophical tendency, one that is somehow contributing to a wiser relationship of human beings with language.

'BHARAT BRITAIN: South Asians Making Britain 1870-1950'; 13/14 September 2010, British Library Conference Centre, London

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 10:14am
AHRC Project 'Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1870-1950', Open University, Oxford University, Kings College, London

In what ways did South Asians impact on Britain's cultural and political life between 1870 and 1950? To what extent did South Asian intellectuals and activists interact and exchange ideas with their British counterparts? What are the legacies of this early diasporic community?

[UPDATE] Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (9/30/09; collection)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:54am
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for Neil Gaiman and Philosophy has been extended to September 30, 2009.

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

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