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[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:58pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children's Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Due to the wonderful response, our Editorial Board is now complete and we are suspending our call for Board members at this time.

Forms of Attention, Forms of Distraction (ASECS, March 2010)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 7:46pm
American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

The last decade has seen a surge of scholarship on the history of mental states in the eighteenth century, including boredom, happiness, curiosity, and grief. Building on this growing interest in modes of mind, as well as recent developments in cognitive approaches to literature, media studies, and the history of the book, this panel investigates the paired states of mind, attention and distraction. In this session, we would like to bring together scholars from disciplines such as music, drama, history of science, philosophy, literature, and art to explore eighteenth-century theories of attention and distraction through a variety of genres (e.g. philosophical treatises, newspaper advertisements, sermons, plays, scientific displays, works of art).

"American History and Culture" area at SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 6:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

"American History and Culture" area
SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority registration deadline: November 1, 2009
http://www.swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 842-1234

Literary Motherhood in the New World

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:03pm
Northeastern Modern Language Assn.

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a "New Eden" where civilization could be created anew. In terms of motherhood the colonial period in the Americas created a binary relationship between the races where the 19th century "Angel in the House" conflicted with the reality of motherhood and maternity for African slaves. After emancipation and decolonization while the ideal of the Americas as a New Eden has waned, the binary opposition in racialized views of motherhood has undergone various manifestations. How then does the modern era view motherhood in the Americas?

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, deadline 15 December 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:03pm
Hugh Tribbey/Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009 (Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09)

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in such areas as

! the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

! the poetics of performance of experimental compositions,

Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture - February 10-13, 2010 - Abstract Deadline December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31th Annual Conference

Conference Date: February 10-13, 2010
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009

A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 2:47pm
Christopher Reed / Pennsylvania State University

Call for Papers

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University will host a one-day symposium on Saturday, February 27, 2010, to explore topics related to the exhibition "A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections."

We invite proposals for presentations on such topics as Bloomsbury art production, criticism, display, and collecting; the Omega Workshops; design of books, fashion, gardens, architecture, domestic spaces, ceramics, furniture; ekphrastic writing; and other aspects of visual culture related to the Bloomsbury group or its influences.

Politics and Pop Culture

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 2:30pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Politics Area

Leah A. Murray, lmurray@weber.edu

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505.842.1234

Strange Worlds - Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century (Sep 2010, Hamburg, Germany) Deadline: April 1st 2010

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:16am
Lars Schmeink, University of Hamburg, Germany

1st annual and founding conference of the
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
(Association for Research in the Fantastic)

Fremde Welten
Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert
(Strange Worlds – Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century)

University of Hamburg
30. September – 03. October 2010

Shakespeare in Comics

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:33pm
Jason Tondro

CFP – Shakespeare and Comics

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on the topic of "Shakespeare and Comics," edited by Jason Tondro (University of California, Riverside) and Kate Laity (College of St. Rose).

[UPDATE]Talking Tongues, Speaking Gestures: International Conference on Orality & Performance (01/12-13-14/10; Deadline10/15/09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:26pm
Jadavpur University

The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters status for the individual and the community.The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.

[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:34pm
CUNY Graduate Center

REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

Folklore Section

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 5:32pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Papers on any aspect of FOLKLORE with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited for the SWPCA/ACA meeting, February 10-13 in Albuquerque, NM. Completed papers or substantive proposals along with a short biography should be submitted by December 15, 2009. Immediate decisions on papers/proposals submitted before the deadline. See the website at http://swtxpca.org/ for detailed information on the conference. Contact Dr. Phyllis Bridges, Professor of English at TWU, at pbridges@twu.edu.

Fear Before the Gothic (ASECS; March 18-21, 2010) (Proposal Deadline 9/15/2009)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 4:27pm
Christopher Loar / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Studies of fear in the long eighteenth century have tended to concentrate on the Gothic novel, while critical work on eighteenth-century emotion has typically emphasized melancholy, sensibility, and tearfulness. This panel will investigate the cultural work done by fear and its representations outside the confines of the
Gothic. How was fear thought to shape the political and social subject? How was fear of a monarch's, a state's, a society's, or a deity's power related to the problems of governmentality, discipline, and obedience? Were women and men thought to respond to fearful situations and stimuli in the same way—and, if not,

[UPDATE] HFAPFl--Symposium on playwright and screenwriter CRAIG WRIGHT

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:49pm
Horton Foote American Playwights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival (HFAPF) seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

The academic symposium will include panels on Craig Wright, Horton Foote, and a variety of other topics related to American playwrights, American drama, and theatre practice in the United States.

CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 1:40pm
Southwestern/Texas Popular Culture Association

CFP: James Bond and Popular Culture SWPCA 2010
James Bond and Popular Culture
Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of James Bond films, books, toy, games, actors, children's fare, theology, etc..,

Creative Writing, Feb. 10-13, 2010, Albuquerque, NM

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 12:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Creative Writing sessions of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association welcome submissions (any genre, no restrictions on themes or formats) for its 31st annual conference, February 10-13, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.842.1234.

Special panels are also welcome.

Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply and compete for the Jerry Bradley Award.

Creative writers interested in sharing pedagogical techniques should contact Philip Heldrich, Creative Writing Pedagogy Chair.

Teaching American Literature (August 30). Open Issue

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:19am
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

Teaching American Literature is a peer-reviewed online journal. We still have room in our open Summer issue for articles on teaching American literature. We particularly welcome articles that offer solutions to teaching with the big book survey anthologies and for using technology in the online and face-to-face classroom. Visit our most recent issue at http://www.TeachingAmericanLit.com for submission guidelines.

Computer Culture (Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Deadline 11/1/09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:10am
2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

Computer Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
http://swtxpca.org

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of computer culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 5:54am
Organising Committee

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Invited Speakers include:
Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Professor Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia)
Professor Michael Dutton (Griffith University & Goldsmiths College)
Professor Sophie Watson (Open University)
Professor Stephanie Hemelry Donald (University of Sydney)

Film & History Area at the Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 4:56am
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Film & History Area

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Fachbereich Medien
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel
Germany
Email: Until 31 August 2009: Email: tobias.hochscherf@northumbria.ac.uk
Thereafter: tobias.hochscherf@fh-kiel.de

And

Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-795-2321
Email: chris_laucht@yahoo.com

Visual Arts of the West, February 10-13, 2010 (Deadline: 12/15/09)

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:51pm
SW/TX Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 5:17pm
Arthurian Legend at the Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Arthurian Legend at the 40th Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2010

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

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Call for papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Panel proposals must include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail submissions are preferred.

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Send submissions to Amy Kaufman at: arthurpop@me.com

or mail to:

Cultural Studies and Literariness--CSA (March 18-20, 2010)--September 1, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:46pm
Mathias Nilges / Division on Cultural Studies and Literature

Cultural Studies Association (U.S.)
8th Annual Meeting
University of California, Berkeley
March 18-20, 2010

Division on Cultural Studies and Literature

"Cultural Studies and Literariness—Literature, Medium, Cultural Form"

Deadline for Abstracts (300 words): September 1, 2009 (submission guidelines below).

Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:29pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Puppets, marionettes, golems, androids, automata, moving statues, mannequins, shadow figures—sometimes comic, sometimes creepy, these figures of fun and fright engage us with their similarity, albeit grotesque, to ourselves. Recent researches into the field of medieval automata have convincingly established the the power of these living or life-like machines as both performing objects and as metaphor. They have featured as 'actors', or performing objects, in legend, epic, chanson, and wonder tale; they also have served as metaphors for personal freedom or manipulation, for the presence of a human soul or its terrifying absence.

The Corpse as a Contact Zone

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:10pm
Early American Borderlands Conference

Seeking papers for an open panel at the Early American Borderlands Conference, the third cross-disciplinary summit for Ibero/Anglo Americanists. Please submit a one-page proposal and CV to Kathleen Donegan [kdonegan@berkeley.edu] by August 31, 2009. The panel description is below.

Grave New World: The Corpse as a Contact Zone

"Pre-Modern Legal Fictions" UCI Early Cultures Grad Student Conference

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:49am
Robin Stewart

CALL FOR PAPERS – "PRE-MODERN LEGAL FICTIONS"

The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California,
Irvine announces its Second Annual Graduate Student Conference:

PRE-MODERN LEGAL FICTIONS
Friday & Saturday, November 13-14, 2009, at UC Irvine
With a key-note address by Laurie Shannon, Associate Professor of English
and the Wender Lewis Teaching and Research Professor, Northwestern
University

"…fictions are to law what fraud is to trade." –Jeremy Bentham

2010 Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:12am
Conference on Christianity and Literature

"The Ethics of Literature"

In recent years, literary scholarship has been increasingly concerned with ethics, both as a theme in literature and as an approach to it. Where and how do ethical concerns interrelate with literature, literary scholarship, and the academy?
Papers suitable for a twenty-minute presentation [approx. 2,000-2,500 words] are invited on the following or related topics:
• the ethics of literary pedagogy
• the ethical nature and needs of the academy
• literature and socio-political ethics
• religious ethics in literature
We also welcome papers on other topics regarding the intersection of Christianity and literature.

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