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Kalamazoo 2010: "Enclosure in Old and Middle English Literature" and "Speech and Action in Medieval Literature"

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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 2:44am
Medieval Research Consortium, University of California, Davis

The Medieval Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, is now accepting abstracts for the following two sessions at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be held May 13-16, 2010.

1. Enclosure in Old and Middle English Literature
This session will investigate what types of mental and physical enclosures exist in Old and Middle English literature and how they function. Possible topics include architectural constructions such as cities and buildings, burial enclosures, and naturally occuring enclosures such as caves, but the panel also welcomes papers addressing mental enclosures of all kinds.

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest (Symposium 5 Dec 09; CFP Deadline 5 Oct 09)

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 8:54pm
Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley

CALL FOR PAPERS

Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Speakers:
Jim Buckmaster, CEO of craigslist
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

CFP: Twilight series

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:31pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

CFP: Twilight series
SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 24-28, 2010.

This is a special call for papers on the Twilight book series.
The following topics are a small sampling of what might be addressed:
• sexuality and chastity in the series
• translation of the books into movies
• the Twilight books as young adult literature
• Twilight fan culture including online fandom
• intersections with other vampire and werewolf mythos
• gender

Please send queries and 250-word paper proposals to:

CFP: Lost

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:23pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

CFP: Lost
SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

The 20010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 24-28, 2009.

"Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora" 4/22-24/2010; deadline 12/15/09

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 1:57pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; The City College of New York

"Let Spirit Speak!
Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora"
April 22-24, 2010
The City College of New York
New York, NY

In many traditional African cultures, there is unity in the material and the spiritual, in the seen and unseen. There is no difference between the sacred and the secular within this system of thought: everything is imbued with the spirit of God. Binaries that dominate Western thought (man/woman; mind/body; light/dark; good/evil) do not function in the same way within these cultures, as the emphasis is not on extremes but on balancing these radical differences, on reconciling them.

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 11:23am
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

Global English: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity in the Arab World

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 11:08am
Ahmad Al-Issa

Call for Book Chapters
To all scholars interested in language, culture, and identity

Proposed Title:
Global English: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity in the Arab World

Global English today is touted as the lingua franca of the world. English can now profess to be the language with the most non-native speakers and learners, and as such its current role on the world's stage cannot be overlooked.

Kalamazoo 2010 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Aurality and Literacy: Textual Audiences in Late Medieval Engla

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 11:38pm
Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Late medieval England existed at the liminal spaces of media - within, without, and between oral, chirographic, and typographic "texts."  All of these media played important roles in creating linguistic works of art and in fashioning the communities and audiences of those works. Originators of such narratives, remembrances, complaints, lyrics, prophecies, and other works (whether oral or written) might have had various communities or audiences in mind  - both the aural and the literate - and frequently their works spoke to these varying audiences in different manners, whether intentionally or unintentionally.  This session will provide the opportunity for panelists to explore potential and real audiences of the works created in late medieval England.

Essays on Welsh Mythology in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:40pm
University of California, Riverside and Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

In recent years, interest in Welsh mythology and legendary figures has grown exponentially in popular culture, with appearances in diverse arenas ranging from fantasy fiction to role-playing games, from children's literature to tourist sites and even Celtic-inspired rock music and heavy metal. We are seeking essays that explore the uses and appropriations of these legends into "popular" spaces, hoping to trace the patterns of interpretation and reinscription to offer some insight into what meaning "Welsh mythology" retains in an increasingly postmodern, global society.

Sample topics (contributors are by no means limited to these) may include:

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:44pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.

This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).

CFP: Guest Editors for Special Issues: Women's Writing 8/1/2009 (initial proposals) 12/15/2009 (final publication)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 2:07pm
WomenWriters.net

Women Writers scholarly zine seeks proposals for guest editor CFP's for our yearly Scholarly Special Issue on any aspect of Women's Writing. The special issue will be published in the January online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine, available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

Send your proposal to kimwells[at]womenwriters[dot]net by August 1, 2009.
Proposal should include:
--Your sample CFP— a 200-500 word proposal
--Vitae for all proposed editors
--short general bio & digital photo for all proposed editors

Co-editorships, including teacher/student mentor relationships, are very welcome.

Participatory Popular Culture and Literacy Across Borders

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 1:18pm
Bronwyn T. Williams / University of Louisville

Bronwyn T. Williams
University of Louisville
Amy A. Zenger
American University of Beirut

Participatory Popular Culture and Literacy Across Borders

Call for Proposals

The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, comics (Buffy season 8, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Spike, Angel, Fray), Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity.

True Blood, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:47pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: True Blood SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on the television series True Blood.

Merlin and Re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend(s), SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: Merlin and Re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend(s), SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on any re-imagining of Arthurian Legend and Mythology in television, film, comic, fiction, or other form.

_Eureka_

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:41am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Eureka (11/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (at which the SF and F Area will be honored!)
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

This is a special CFP on SciFi's _Eureka_. All topics will be considered, although we especially encourage presentations which deal with the representation of:
• race and ethnicity
• gender
• food
• time and memory
• science
• small towns
• utopia/dystopia
• the investigative drama and science fiction/fantasy advertising/corporate sponsorship

The Work of Cornelia Funke

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:34am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Special Topic: Cornelia Funke

For the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010. This year the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored by the association!

This is a call for essays on the work of Cornelia Funke. We are interested especially in the _Inkheart_ trilogy, but Funke's other work is also welcome, ex. _Igraine the Brave_, _Dragonrider_.

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture 2010

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 6:59am
Indo-Caribbean Studies Association - University of Warwick

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture 2010
Centre for Caribbean Studies
University of Warwick
1st-2nd of July 2010

To mark the foundation of the Indo-Caribbean Studies Association, the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick is hosting its second interdisciplinary conference on Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture.

UPDATE: In Derrida's wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:22pm
La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009

ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker

ANDREW BENJAMIN: 'JUSTICE, LAW AND PLACE: DERRIDA AND THE UNCONDITIONAL'

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

Gay Representations in Popular Film: A New, More Androgynous, Nationalist Imaginary? Panel (Popular Culture and Film) at the 41s

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:50pm
Nigel Joseph/NeMLA

If mainstream blockbuster films have in the past typically linked nationalism with hyper-masculinity (Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford as simultaneously male and American fantasy figures), what are we to make of more recent representations of gay identities in mainstream films that are also linked, sometimes quite explicitly, to nationalism?

Percy G. Adams Article Prize

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:39pm
Kamille Stone Stanton, Prize Chair / Southeastern American Society for 18th-Century Studies

SEASECS invites submissions for its annual article competition. The Society will give an award of $500 for the best article on an eighteenth-century subject published in a scholarly journal, annual, or collection between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.

Authors must be or become members of SEASECS. The article must have been published between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009, in either a scholarly journal or a collection of essays. Submissions written in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation. Three copies must be submitted. Articles may be nominated by the author or by another member. Deadline for submission: November 15, 2009.

For submission, please contact:

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:41pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

"'Mother of everyone': The Achievement and Legacy of Muriel Rukeyser" 4/7-11/2010; 9/30/2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:37pm
William Waddell, Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), 2010 Conference, Montreal, Quebec

"Mother of everyone," Maxine Kumin calls Muriel Rukeyser in a poem of that title from The Long Marriage (2003), and Adrienne Rich has both explicitly invoked her example in "An Atlas of the Difficult World" (1991) and extolled her talent and commitment in prose comments in her own essays and in an introduction to A Muriel Rukeyser Reader (Norton, 1994). The value and significance of Rukeyser's work is abundantly clear to these two fine poets, born half a generation later and thinking back through their mothers, as Woolf proposed that same decade.

Unexpected Monsters: Close Encounters of the Other Kind (Kalamazoo 2010)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:29pm
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

CALL FOR PAPERS:
45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
MAY 13–16, 2010
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY/ KALAMAZOO

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) is sponsoring two sessions at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 13–16, 2010). The call for papers and the contact details for the second session are below. All abstracts will also be made available for viewing on the MEARCSTAPA blog (http://medievalmonsters.blogspot.com/).

2. Unexpected Monsters: Close Encounters of the Other Kind

The Monstrous, the Marvelous, and the Miraculous (Kalamazoo 2010)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:28pm
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

CALL FOR PAPERS:
45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
MAY 13–16, 2010
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY/ KALAMAZOO

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) is sponsoring two sessions at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 13–16, 2010). The call for papers and the contact details for the first session are below. All abstracts will also be made available for viewing on the MEARCSTAPA blog (http://medievalmonsters.blogspot.com/).

1. The Monstrous, the Marvelous, and the Miraculous

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