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CFP (ALA Proposed Panel 5/27/10-5/30/10): "The Patriotism of the Mindless": Violence Against the Black Body as Patriotic Act"

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 6:37am
D.H. Simmons

The title of this panel, borrowed from James Baldwin's "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon," suggests its emphasis. I seek papers examining literary representations of metaphorical or literal violence against the black body, particularly male, as signifiers of patriotic Americanness. In addition to other interventions, papers engaging the following are welcome:

Politics of Fear; Fear of Politics, September 2010. Final call for papers deadline 15 May 2010

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 5:47am
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) University of Brighton

We live in a world that is dominated by fear. We are increasingly afraid to walk in our city streets, populated as they are by feral youths, drug-dealers and surveillance cameras. The threat of global warming and climate change is ever-present, and accompanied by the even greater fear that we'll be too late to do anything about it. Then of course there's terror: frightened of a Taliban invasion, apparently, we are still fighting in Afghanistan after eight years and pursuing a worldwide "war on terror". And if that's not enough, we are becoming ever more afraid of alcohol, of food, of being too fat, of being too thin; and afraid even of sex.

VIRGINIA WOOLF MISCELLANY: VIRGINIA WOOLF AND SPIRITUALITY Abstracts due January 30, 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 11:05pm
Amy C. Smith and Isabel Mª Andrés Cuevas

Virginia Woolf Miscellany prepares to publish a new issue about "Virginia Woolf and Spirituality." This issue of VWM was born out of a lively and unexpected discussion of spirituality in Woolf's work on the Virginia Woolf Listserv. We are seeking essays (up to 2000 words) about any topic related to Virginia Woolf and spirituality. Possible topics include:

PAMLA Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010; special session proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2009)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:43pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Interested parties may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.

[UPDATE] Media, Medium, Mediation: Media Aesthetics Before 1900 (ACLA 2010)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:24pm
Rachel Teukolsky

This seminar proposes to explore the aesthetic effects of early media--understood as "discourse networks," or channels of communication--by unsettling the idea of media itself. What might it mean to see media as medium, mediation, an in-between state, something mixed, or hybrid? Rather than seeing media history as a march of technological innovation, critics now describe emergent and residual media; they look to media in transition, overlapping media, co-existing visions of the retrograde and the futuristic. The idea of "media aesthetics" itself suggests porous boundaries between works of art and means of communication.

UPDATE: African American Life Writing

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 9:57pm
a/b: autobiography

_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing. We are interested in essays that focus on the contemporary issues of identity that complicate the categories "African American" and "life writing," particularly where these intersect with discussions of genre or discipline. We would like especially to see essays addressing neglected texts, authors, or forms, including life writing in new or neglected media. Essays that advance new approaches to African American life writing, emphasize new critical approaches, discuss lesser known authors, or that address larger generic issues within African American life writing are welcome.

Gender and Reality Television Series

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:41pm
SW/TX American Culture Association/Pop Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: PLEASE POST
Gender and Reality TV Panel Series,
Reality Television Area
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
31st Annual Conference

Conference Theme: "Alien to You? Not to Me:
Science Fiction and Fantasy: Films, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture"
February 10-13, 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:32pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fourth volume to be published in May 2010.

Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Watermark Grad Journal 2010-Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:07pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our third volume to be published in May 2010. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this
journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

"Righting" and "Re-Writing" Wrongs" ACLA Annual Meeting April 1-4, 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 6:01pm
Deborah Donig/ ACLA

Each new textual creation is in some way a reflection or mimesis. All literary creations are beholden to some narrative ancestor, some antecedent form, some prior idea. Our knowledge of the present moment, and our ability to tell of it, relies on how — and whether — past narratives were constructed. Stories depend on the stories that were told before them.

This is doubly the case with the sequel; for the offspring owes its very genesis directly to its predecessor, from which the sequel must then draw its cues.

UPDATE: Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 4:33pm
American Comparative Literature Association

ACLA (New Orleans, Apr. 1-4, 2010)
Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms
**Deadline extended to Monday, 23 Nov. 2009.

Architectural Strategies in Contemporary Art

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 2:52pm
Nora Wendl & Isabelle Loring Wallace

Title: Architectural Strategies in Contemporary Art

Call for Abstracts: February 1, 2010

Due Date for Completed Papers: December 31, 2010
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SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session, October 28-30 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 11:34am
South Central Modern Language Association Regional Conference

South Central MLA 2010
Conference on Christianity and Literature Session
October 28-30, at the Sheraton Forth Worth Hotel

The 2010 SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session seeks papers that examine the connections between Christianity and literature. Especially welcome are those papers which respond to the conference theme "New Frontiers." Papers are invited from any discipline, on any time period or genre.

Please send 300-word abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2010 to Jessica Hooten, English Department, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or jhooten@umhb.edu.

True Blood ( PCA/ACA, 3/31 - 4/3, Submission Deadline: 12/15)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:50am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31st to Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in St. Louis.

Papers which cover any aspect of the HBO True Blood series or the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse books are sought for presentation. Papers should be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person panels allow for 20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15 minute papers; panels will be formed no later than January 2010 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentation time).

4th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:12am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Wednesday 7th July 2010 – Friday 9th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

CFP Twilight (PCA/ACA St. Louis, 3/31-4/3) Submission Deadline: 12/15

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:08am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31st to Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in St. Louis.

Papers which cover any aspect of the Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (novels or films) are sought for presentation. Papers should be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person panels allow for 20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15 minute papers; panels will be formed no later than January 2010 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentation time).

[UPDATE]: Literature and Criticism after Secularism, ACLA Seminar, April 1-4, 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:04am
Thomas Dancer, U of Wisconsin Madison; Jack Dudley, U of Wisconsin Madison

Much scholarship on modern and contemporary literature has taken it as an article of faith that writers either turned away from or actively rejected religion. While this "narrative of secularization," to use Pericles Lewis' terms, still holds sway in literary studies, the fields of critical theory, political science, and sociology have increasingly interrogated the categories "secular" and "religious," as in the work of Charles Taylor, Hent de Vries, William E. Connolly, Talal Asad, and Slavoj Žižek. Such work has generated the new category, "post-secular," which examines the anxieties and absences in secular imaginaries, philosophies, and politics. This work also challenges the "secular" as the unconscious norm of intellectual practice.

CFP Stephen King (PCA/ACA, St. Louis, 3/31-4/3) Deadline: 12/15

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:03am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Stephen King Area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31st to Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in St. Louis.

CARSON McCULLERS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AND 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (FEBRUARY 17-19, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 8:34am
Dan Ross/Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, Columbus State University

The Carson McCullers Center at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) seeks papers and panels on a wide range of topics related to McCullers' work and influence. The conference is especially open to multi-disciplinary perspectives and emerging works by scholars and graduate students. While the committee remains open to any topic related to McCullers, we especially encourage discussions of her influence, her plays, her novels, her short stories, gender implications of her work, film adaptations, issues of race class, and/or sexuality, regional perspectives, issues of disability.

CFP - Workshop - Machines of Memory. The Archival Technologies and the Genealogy of "Datapower" (17th- 20th century). 15/02/2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 5:20am
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin)

Call for papers

Machines of Memory.

The Archival Technologies and the Genealogy of "Datapower" (17th- 20th century).

A Workshop at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Organized by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)

www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Location: MPIWG, Berlin

Dates: 15-16 October 2010

Archives are apparatuses of socialized memory, organizational tools of memorizing and remembering. The aim of this workshop is to study the history of their machinery, to consider them as operating systems, in their very functioning.

[UPDATE] Nov.13, 2010 The 18th Annual English and American Literature Association Conference: Everyday Life and Literature

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:56pm
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way. Everyday life often manifests itself as the textual Other outside the major narrative thrust, and, therefore, receives scant critical attention in literary studies. In fact everyday life can be seen as an arena of two-way negotiation: it is where power reproduces itself in daily practice, but it is also where both personal and collective creativity intervenes in the reproduction of power. Moreover, everyday life often emerges, becomes visible, or acquires meaning through its engagement with other social categories—gender, race, class, ethnicity, nature, and so on, whose different relations with dominant regimes of power call for different strategies of everyday life practices.

Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:15pm
Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

international conference on caribbean studies UPDATE

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 3:08pm
University of Texas Pan American

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO 12/7/09

2nd. International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

"The Many Caribbean's and the Bicentennial of the Continental
Spanish American Independence Movements

University of Cartagena, Cloister of St. Augustine
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
March 15-19, 2010

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (1/31/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 2:41pm
Cinema and Landscape

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Last Call! Zombies, Vampires, Mummies! Undead in the West (12/1/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:45pm
Cynthia J. Miller

LAST CALL!!!

Call for Papers: Undead in the West
PCA/ACA National Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Co-presenters are being sought for a panel on the "Undead in the West," as part of the Westerns and the West area at the PCAs.

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