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UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29pm
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

Oscar Micheaux and the American West (9/30-10/3/09)

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 1:30pm
Western Literature Association

This panel will explore Micheaux's relationship with South Dakota and the American West. The Western Literature Association Conference will be holding its annual meeting in Spearfish, South Dakota, this year (September 30-October 3, 2009). This is the first time since 1977 that the conference has been in South Dakota and represents an opportune time to re-examine Oscar Micheaux's work in the context of his western experiences. The years Micheaux spent homesteading in South Dakota had a continuing influence on his writing and filmmaking throughout his career. Individual papers might focus on Micheaux's books, his films, or a combination of the two.

Collection: American Literature After the "American Century"

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:41am
Gioia Wods and Lance Rubin

We are looking for 2-3 essays to round out a collection entitled "American Literature After the 'American Century'". Broadly concieved, the essays we are looking for should explore the formal and thematic trends that are found in the ealy years of this new century. What characterizes American literary preoccupations after the 20th century, the so-called "American Century," as coined by Henry Luce in 1941? How have American writers incorporated or resisted social, cultural, and political events in the 21st century? How is American literature responding to what Fareed Zakaria has called "the post-American world" or what Davis S. Mason has called "the end of the American Century"?

[UPDATE] Corporate Libraries - deadline extended

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:22am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Lousiana State University

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference, May 7-8, 2010

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:27am
Sarah Blacker, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

Call for Proposals:

"The Archive and Everyday Life" Conference
May 7-8, 2010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Confirmed Keynotes: Ann Cvetkovich (_An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures_), Angela Grauerholz (_At Work and Play: A Web Experimentation_), Ben Highmore (_The Everyday Life Reader_; _Everyday Life and Cultural Theory_), Michael O'Driscoll (_The Event of the Archive_)

architecture

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:40am
berrin akgun yuksekli

I am an assistant professor at Balikesir University. I am interested in call for papers about especially architecture and architectural history. My research field "ethnicity and national identity" in architecture.
Thank you for your interest.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Advertisements and Sponsorships

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 5:09pm
FemRhet 2009 Conference/Michigan State University

Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 Sponsorship Opportunities
Please disregard any cross postings.

We are sending this message to invite your program to participate in one of the most exciting and cutting edge academic conferences in the interdisciplinary intersection of rhetorical studies and feminists studies/practices: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 (FemRhet 2009). Participating as a sponsor of FemRhet 2009 is an opportunity for your program to demonstrate its commitment to exploring the complexities of our field and its communities and practices, and to garner the attention of attendees who share in this commitment.

Robinson Jeffers and the Poetry of the West, Feb 12 -14, 2010

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 4:55pm
Robinson Jeffers Association

Many critics have described Robinson Jeffers as the greatest poet of the American West. Whatever one's response to such a claim may be, the answer may ultimately be less interesting than the underlying assumption that makes the claim possible in the first place: that there is such a thing as poetry of the West. Defining such a genre is not a simple matter. If it does exist, who is part of it? Poets who were raised in the west but left (Robert Frost)? Poets who moved to the west only well on in life (Czeslaw Milosz, W. S. Merwin)? Poets who address it thematically but never lived in the west (Longfellow, in "The Cross of Snow")? Poets who lived in the west but do not address typical western themes (Yvor Winters, Charles Bukowski)?

[UPDATE] CFP: Expanding Borders

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:46pm
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15, 2009

Expanding Borders

October 8 – 11, 2009
Fargo, North Dakota

CFP: The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival 8-15-09 (November 5-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:08pm
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival 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.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). 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.

Playwright and Screenwriter CRAIG WRIGHT (November 5-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:04pm
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival 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.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). 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.

CFP: The Changing Face of the Suburb in Recent American Fiction and Film (NeMLA 4/7-4/11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

This panel seeks to investigate the way that suburban novels and films represent, critique, and construct notions of community in the context of a suburban landscape in flux: more immigrants now live in the suburbs than in the cities. Accompanying this increased diversity are new problems, including desperate need for housing, healthcare, and public transportation at a time when infrastructure is decaying and the economy has collapsed. How have recent novels and films reflected and negotiated these changes? Please submit 250-word abstracts to Kathy Knapp at kathy.knapp@uconn.edu

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Gender, Nature and Culture (May 20-22, 2010)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 6:40am
The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies (University of Helsinki, Finland)

The 4th Christina conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture. Recent research has increasingly viewed nature and culture as inherently entangled and inseparable, suggesting that nature is often understood through discourses of gender and, conversely, that gender is made sense of through historically contingent assumptions about nature. Building on this growing body of scholarship, the conference asks how this mutual intertwining of nature, culture and gender has been theorized, represented and experienced in the past as well as the present. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines.

CFP Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender ESSAY COLLECTION (July 15 2009 proposal deadline)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:13pm
Adam Pridemore, Taylor Mitchell, Chrissy Auger, and Jessica McKee - University of South Florida

Anything But Safe - Essays on Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

~~~People like sex, society eschews sexuality, and academia banters about gender theory.~~~

We invite proposals of original essays on sex, sexuality, and gender as topics that are 'Anything But Safe' in terms of both society and academia. Sex, sexuality, and gender are culture constructions, necessarily informed by cultural circumstances and manipulated according to the existing expectations of class, race, and power relations – as many critical studies have demonstrated. However, too often it seems that these 'unsafe' topics are relegated to an academic discourse that tends to reify their subject matter into a "safer" more disconnected position.

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:39pm
41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Call for Papers

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Memory matters. It is crucial to some of the fields of scholarly inquiry that have been most prominent in recent years: the study of nationalism, questions of ethnic identity and the politics of recognition, in which groups are given recognition not least for the past experience of exclusion and suffering. Moreover, there have been numerous studies of cultural memory as expressed in monuments, memorials, works of art, and school textbooks.

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:34pm
41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Call for Papers

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Memory matters. It is crucial to some of the fields of scholarly inquiry that have been most prominent in recent years: the study of nationalism, questions of ethnic identity and the politics of recognition, in which groups are given recognition not least for the past experience of exclusion and suffering. Moreover, there have been numerous studies of cultural memory as expressed in monuments, memorials, works of art, and school textbooks.

The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works; CLA, spring 2010, New York; Deadline: 9/15/09

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 9:16am
Susan Prothro Wright, Clark Atlanta University/Charles W. Chesnutt Association

Session: "The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works"

We are seeking panelist for a special session at the CLA Conference 2010, to be held in late March or April in New York, hosted by Brooklyn College/CUNY. Papers should focus on Chesnutt's use of setting in his short stories, tales, and/or novels. Scholars might think about the connection between setting and cultural memory, language and culture in relation to place and space, space and place (of black and/or white/male and/or female) in country and/or city settings, the "economy" of place, etc.

Please send abstracts of 150 words (please do not send by attachment) to Susan Wright,
smcfatt@cau.edu

Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity - special issue of Meridian critic, Fall 2009; Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:14am
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial year, the academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) prepares a special section for its second 2009 issue: Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity. We invite submission of papers exploring any aspect that may throw new light on Poe's stature and legitimacy as a cultural myth, on the indebtedness of Western literature, art, and culture to his genius, or on his reception in the various European and transatlantic literary and critical traditions.

Some of the topics that might be taken into consideration are:

Controversy as Art and Political (In)Correctness in Latin America (NEMLA Conference in Montreal-April 7-11, 2010)

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:17pm
Juan G. Ramos (NEMLA 2010-Montreal)

In a region where queer sexualities, child abuse and pornography, the relation between the Church and the State, historical traumas from dictatorships, legacies of so-called Dirty Wars, animal brutality, machismo, among other topics are both commonplace and yet "taboo," Latin American writers and artists such as Fernando Vallejo, Pedro Lemebel, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Guillermo "Habacuc" Vargas, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sabina Berman, Griselda Gambaro, Calle 13, among others have brought such sensitive issues to the public's attention and garnered a mixture of outcries or acceptance.

La ville marquée : Branded City

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:06pm
UCLA French & Francophone Studies

UCLA 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
French & Francophone Studies
University of California Los Angeles
15-16 October 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Send abstracts by June 15th to frenconf@ucla.edu
Include "Branded City" in the Subject heading.

Branded City

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by June 29, 2009.

'Ryght as it is ymad in Fraunce': Franco-English Poetic Translation(s), 1350-1550

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:10am
Mariana Neilly, Queen's University Belfast, and Liv Robinson, University of Oxford

Abstracts for papers are invited for a one-day colloquium co-hosted by the University of Oxford and Queen's University Belfast on the translation of French poetry into English in the later Middle Ages, to be held on the 20th March 2010 at St. Hilda's College Oxford. The conference will aim investigate the concept of 'translation' between the two vernaculars during this period, taking into account linguistic concerns, but also questions of the bibliographical, cultural and formal shifts which may occur through the practice of translation.
Topics for discussion could include (but are not limited to):
- The translation of poetic form and structure from one language to another

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