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Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body--M/MLA (November 12-15, 2009)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:23pm
Cammie M. Sublette

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.

This M/MLA session will explore constructions of race as particularized in physical as well as cultural fabrications of the body.

Explorations of the ways race inflects the body in gendered or ethnic spaces are welcome, as are studies of racial constructions of the criminal, sexual, medical, or historical body. All topics dealing with literature or cultural studies from any time period or area will be considered, but papers adhering most closely to the convention theme of "migration" will be given preference.

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:54pm
ASTR 2009, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers due Friday, May 15, 2009

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino

November 12-15, 2009

"Post Script: Essays in Film and Television" Special Volume Native American Film

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:51pm
M. Elise Marubbio

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Native American/Indigenous film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from scholars and academics as well as others, such as filmmakers, archivists and librarians, curators, teachers and the like.

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

Truth and Method Fifty Years After: Gadamer's Influence on the Humanities. Conference 26-28 August, 2010

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 11:38am
Leiden University, Netherlands

Truth and Method Fifty Years After: Gadamer's Influence on the Humanities

Almost fifty years ago, Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method (1960) appeared. Among philosophers and theologians, this classic study of interpretation has enjoyed a spectacular reception history. But what sort of Gadamerian influences can be traced in the humanities (history, art history, classics, literary studies, etc.)? How has Truth and Method changed the humanities?

"Bringing Walls Down" - Carbondale, IL - Oct 22-24 2009

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:15am
Foreign Language Film Conference

Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the third-annual Foreign Language Film Conference. The conference will take place October 22nd-24th, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

The theme for FLFC III will be "Bringing Walls Down." Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, we propose to consider how national cinematic traditions address the questions of walls (literal and figurative), changing historical realities, building and destroying (cultural constructions, physical barriers, genre preconceptions). Abstracts are invited in the following categories:

'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD', 25 SEPTEMBER 2009, MENTON

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 2:59am
DR GERRI KIMBER, KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD'

Menton, France, Friday 25 September 2009

A Symposium organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship

The year 2009 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, offered annually to enable a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola Bella in Menton, once the home of Katherine Mansfield. During a week of celebrations in Menton from 21-26 September 2009 to mark this anniversary, the Katherine Mansfield Society will be holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September.

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:06am
William Allegrezza

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein's work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

[UPDATE] Charles Bernstein Collection

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:05am
William Allegrezza

I am seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein's work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

Experimental Poetry and Form, 4/25

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:03am
MMLA

"Finding Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry." Many innovative poets have begun to re-incorporate, redevelop, or find new forms based on techniques such as counting. The participants will explore the variety of new forms, single author explorations of innovative forms, or the new directions in contemporary poetry signaled by combining innovative techniques with traditional forms. William Allegrezza, Indiana University Northwest, wallegre@iun.edu.

Consuming Cultures — (Deadline: 6/15/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:27pm
disClosure: a journal of social theory

The theme of this year's issue is Consuming Cultures. We are accepting submissions of articles, essays, creative work, reviews, and art that explore the ideologies, politics, and cultures of consumption fairly broadly. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. Questions and submissions can be sent to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Edgar Allan Poe and others

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:28pm
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.

This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: revista@452f.com

The City (September 24-26 2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality (2009 NEPCA Conference / Proposals due June 1, 2009 / Conference dates: Oct. 23-24, 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 4:57pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.

Romanticism and the Periodical in the Long Eighteenth Century, 27th-29th July 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 12:56pm
University of Hertfordshire

Keynote Speakers:

Greg Dart (London University)
Lynda Pratt (Nottingham University)
John Strachan (Northumbria University)

Although the study of periodical culture is the focus of increasing scholarly interest, the important literary and historical role played by periodicals before the Victorian period has so far been underexamined. This conference will bring together work in this area with the general aim of interrogating conventional periodizations of British cultural life from 1700 to 1840, and in particular of investigating whether the study of periodical culture lends support to the proposed alternative of a "Romantic Century".

Call for Submissions: Currents in Teaching and Learning

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 11:51am
Currents in Teaching and Learning

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Currents in Teaching and Learning
Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 2009

Currents invites submissions for its Fall 2009 issue, including:

—Short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words). We welcome both individual and group submissions. A group submission would present a forum consisting of two to four reports from different academic disciplines, with each report discussing a different approach to a particular pedagogical challenge.
—Longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles, and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700-7125 words).
—Announcements of work-in-progress and requests for collaborators.
—Book and website reviews.

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, 11-13 February 2010

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:47am
Cyber Echoes

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite paper proposals for the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.

Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, University of South Alabama, USA, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.

5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 7:59am
Bangor University

20th June 2009
Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 17th April 2009

'Medievalism Transformed' is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference for researchers in a variety of disciplines. The one-day event, which is supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, will be held at Bangor University on the 20th of June. The theme for this year's conference will be Translating the Middle Ages: we will be convening to explore the practice of translating in the Middle Ages, but also to discuss the various ways in which medieval culture has been translated or adapted to the modern era. Topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered, including (but not limited to):

Spoken Word Conference - 18/09/2009 (Deadline 1/07/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:52am
Kingston University/Rose Theatre

It was the UK that gave the world 'le chav', first broadcast the social interaction of the inarticulate through reality television and were so busy testing our children in school that we forgot to teach them how to communicate effectively. Now we reap the results: an epidemic of "word poverty" and a widespread lack of communication skills. In response, the government has designated 2011-12 the National Year of Speech, Language and Communication.

Kingston University is proud to announce a new Institute of the Spoken Word, and an associated conference which for the first time brings together all those with an interest in this emerging research agenda.

Our conference will be opened by a distinguished panel of spoken word experts:

Extension to Call for Papers: New Postgraduate Journal – Victorian Network

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 3:30am
Victorian Network

Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. We are extending the deadline for submissions until 1st May 2009.

The journal is guest edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by other doctoral students. Two types of submissions are now accepted for the first issue. We are seeking essays of no longer than 7000 words which engage with the topic of the first issue, "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". Topics might include but are not limited to:

Lenses on Composition Studies

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 9:38pm
Sheryl Fontaine & Steve Westbrook, eds./ Parlor Press

The editors of Lenses on Composition Studies, a new series from Parlor Press, are currently seeking brief book-length manuscripts. We invite prospective authors to write on any topic within the field of composition—e.g., feminism, ethnography, visual rhetoric—provided the work is targeted toward an audience of advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students who are new to the discipline. Manuscripts should introduce this population of students to the selected topic by providing necessary terminology and historical explanation.

Reception Study and Genre Studies

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 9:19pm
James L. Machor, Kansas State University

Papers proposals are invited for a session on the relation between reception study and genre study, which is being organized for the Reception Study Society Conference in September 2009 at Purdue University. Proposals exploring any aspects of that relation are welcome. Some possible topics include examinations of new perspectives that reception study can provide for genre study. How can reception theory or practice impact the role of genre study in shaping literary history and our conceptions of that history? Conversely, does genre study provide any new avenues for reconceiving reception theory and practice?

Class Migration on Popular Television (proposed MMLA special session, St. Louis, MO, 11/12/09-11/15/09)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 3:01pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?

The Jewish Woman and Her Body

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:34pm
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State University

The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010

Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009

Since Eve, the woman and her body have had a central position in Jewish tradition. Experiences such as childbirth, violence, sexuality, hunger, infertility, and aging have preoccupied Jewish life. Representations of the female body in Jewish texts include idealization, restriction, and objectification. This interdisciplinary conference will explore real and imagined constructions of the Jewish woman and her body.

Proposals from all disciplinary approaches, historical periods and geographical locations are welcome.

CFP: [Transatlantic] Atlantikos (5/1/09; journal issue)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:53pm
Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship

Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship

Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 issues.

As a resource for young scholars new to the field of transatlantic studies, Atlantikos is particularly interested in publishing the work of advanced graduate students and new professors. We encourage submissions that join an ongoing conversation about the current status and evolution of transatlantic scholarship, both generally and in relation to specific texts, figures, and concepts.

New Journal - Journal of Jewish Identities

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:51pm
Journal of Jewish Identities

The Journal of Jewish Identities is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed forum for contesting ideas and debates concerning the formations of, and transformations in, Jewish identities in its various aspects, layers, and manifestations. The aim of this journal is to encourage the development of theory and practice in a wider spread of disciplinary approaches; to promote conceptual innovation and to provide a venue for the entry of new perspectives. Submissions are invited from all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences and from the full range of methodologies. Diverse theoretical and philosophical approaches and methodologies, interdisciplinary research studies, as well as instructive case studies are particularly welcome.

novel

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:25am
shahriar valipour

i would like to apply to your web site in order to submm it for call for papers concerning novels and short stories.
i am an English literature student getting my BA.

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