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"Music and the Written Word" January 16-17, 2010, Deadline Oct. 9

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 3:24pm
UC Santa Barbara Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM)

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is seeking submissions for the 2010 Music and the Written Word Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on 16-17 January 2010. Run by and geared towards graduate students, this interdisciplinary conference will focus on music, the written word, and their convergence. We welcome submissions covering the full spectrum of methodologies, disciplinary approaches, and all genres of music.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Rhetoric 2.0: Continuity and Change from the Oral Tradition to the Digital Age 12/01/2009

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 3:19pm
Federation Rhetoric Symposium

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors continue to use the wisdom of Sophistic, Classical, and Medieval rhetors who debated the validity of rhetoric, Renaissance and Modern rhetors who helped this art transition into a fully developed written tradition, and the contemporary debate about the validity of digital rhetoric.

Symposium "Sanctity and Literature", 12-13 November, 2010

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:10am
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Sanctity and Literature

A symposium to be held at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany,
12-13 November 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr Anke Bernau (University of Manchester)

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

[Last minute CFP] Seeing Things: Dreams, Visions and Hallucinations/ NeMLA 2010

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:10pm
Anna Strowe

This panel explores the connections between reality and imagined or imaginary worlds by examining the ways in which sight, and in particular the seeing of things that are not present or do not exist, contributes to knowledge and understanding. The faculty of vision is often a metaphor for understanding and learning, and the mystical or otherworldly vision represents not only an explanation for the integration and processing of new information into an older worldview, but a metaphorical space in which personal growth can be demonstrated through "seeing" new connections and truths.

Rhetorics of Happiness

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:29am
Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics/Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power

CFP: RHETORICS OF HAPPINESS

Happiness is a concept, an ideal, whose metaphysical, philosophical, ethical, religious, psychological and perhaps even aesthetic dimensions have been assumed, if not explicitly explored, throughout human history.  It is implicit in most justifications of political, social and legal decision-making.  In America, it was one of the three fundamental bases  mentioned for the rejection of the status of the colonies.

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton, jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu
Genevieve Guenther, vive@mail.rochester.edu

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nobleworld.biz . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009. The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.

NEBULA 6.3

Catherine Akca and Ali Gunes. "Male Myth-Making: The Origins of Feminism." 1-15

Steve Redhead. "Hooligan Writing and the Study of Football Fan Culture: Problems and Possibilities." 16-41

Kane X. Faucher. "Sphacelated Grammars (or: Language Likes to Hide)." 42-52

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University

Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:05am
Philological Association of the Carolinas

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

"Literature as Bridge"

Call for Papers and Panels
The Philological Association of the Carolinas
(PAC) www.pachome.org

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 6 November 2009 to:

American / British Topics
Dr. Blake Hobby bhobby@unca.edu
Assistant Professor of Literature and Language University of North Carolina at Asheville

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)

Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

*FINAL CFP – 30 SEPTEMBER DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS*

WEBSITE: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

"Visual Culture & Global Practices" [March 4-6, 2010]

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 11:38pm
45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, California State University, Long Beach

45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
"Visual Culture & Global Practices"
March 4-6, 2010
Plenary Speaker:
W. J. T. Mitchell, Prof. of English & Art History, University of Chicago

The contemporary situation in humanities and social sciences is often characterized by the so called "visual turn", or the increasing emphasis of theory on the power and scope of the visual in everyday life, science, literature, media and the arts. Visual Culture as well as the formation of the field of Visual Studies stems from this renewed focus upon pictoriality and the power of the image, and its expression through various linguistic, visual and media forms.

Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

CFP: Historiographical Methodologies in Cultural Studies: A Reader (edited collection; February 28, 2010)

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:39am
Christopher Sutch/William Penn University, College for Working Adults

For Meaghan Morris "history is the name of the space where we define what matters." With this statement, Morris raised but certainly did not settle the nature of the relationship between history and cultural studies. For Morris, the parameters of contemporary culture and everyday life could only be appreciated by their relationship with the forces that shaped how they developed including economic, political and rhetorical factors. In other words, an historical contextualization of phenomena and events is necessary to understand the nuances of culture.

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identiy"

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 11:12am
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY - John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at skook@temple.edu by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature - updated -

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 3:58pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Florida

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

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