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[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Comics and Comic Book Culture

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 9:55am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:32pm
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:48am
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
NYCEA CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:20pm
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art

Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

National Central University Journal of Humanities

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:23pm
National Central University Journal of Humanities

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Call for Papers

1. The National Central University Journal of Humanities is a purely
academic journal sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts of National
Central University. As of July 2007 it will become a quarterly journal, with
issues appearing in January, April, July, and October.

2. The main goal of the journal is to promote "interdepartmental,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural" humanities research, and we welcome
contributions from domestic and foreign scholars on related topics in
literature, history, philosophy, art, society, or culture.

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 1:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:39am
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

and

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: CHICAGO
August 6-9, 2009

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 9:20am
Purdue University

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical studies, magic, poetry, dragons, etc. Submissions are encouraged from scholars whose research is comparative in approach, particularly those investigating texts in languages other than English.

Please send 300-350 word abstracts to: bspangen@purdue.edu.

• Review of abstracts will begin June 1, 2009.
• Notification by August 14, 2009.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:21pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18pm
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:33am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity" SAMLA Nov 6-8 2009

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
Stephen Gallagher

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political, sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full range from critical analysis to prescriptions for action action. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)
- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates
- when religion comes to power: implications from the Taliban to the Christian Right

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 11:37am
Institute for Comics Studies

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

Gender (06/20/2009)

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 8:19am
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University

Call for Papers: GENDER

The editors invite contributions for the forthcoming issue on the theme of GENDER from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Suggested areas for articles include, but are not restricted to:

Cinema, Film & Television
Embodiment, Space & Time
Feminism, Anti-feminism, & Masculinism
Equality & Liberation
Gender, Sex & Androgyny
Language & Linguistics
Stylistics and Discourse
Teaching, Learning & Acquisition

Please send submissions in Microsoft Word format to: e-pisteme@ncl.ac.uk

All submissions must contain the following information:

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 10:17am
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption? How have literature and film portrayed the impact of secrecy and disclosure on adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents? What is the impact of recent revelations of secret histories in memoir, books such as _The Girls Who Went Away_, documentaries such as _First Person Plural_ (the creators of both will be keynote speakers)? How and why did adoption secrecy, and the practices it hides, develop differently in different cultures, countries, and even different states? Where are alternatives to secrecy practiced and how do they work?

Call for Papers

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:38am
Rupkatha

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, Critical theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and environment, Visual arts, Photography, Digital arts, Philosophy and Art, History of Art. Articles should focus on interdisciplinary connections of a specific topic.
Contact info:
Journal address: www.rupkatha.com
Contact: info@rupkatha.com
Last date of Submission: July, 2009.

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: "Experiments" – Deadline – July 6, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 7:08pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world. There are no geographic boundaries or genre boundaries in the first, summer issue – only the restraints of a website template.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:09am
Shechem Ministries

Shechem Ministries' Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Selected papers and artwork will be presented at the conference and will be published in the anthology of the conference, Matter, published by Shechem Press.

All abstracts and digital image samples are due by noon CST on June 15, 2009, with completed artwork and papers due by August 31, 2009 at noon CST.

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

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Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:56pm
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: "Experiments" – Deadline – July 6, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009 - 1:55pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal. Until an independent website is developed the journal will be housed at www.myspace.com/pennsylvaniajournal.

Language, literature and cultural studies

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:35pm
Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania- Department of Foreign Languages

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
http://www.mta.ro
The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy Bucharest-Romania- invites you to contribute to the third and fourth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Postmodernism and minimalism or "the game of less is more"

[UPDATE] CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:32pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 9:14am
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalism, which is also known as narrative journalism, literary reportage, reportage literature, "new journalism" and the nonfiction novel, as well as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction that emphasizes cultural revelation. The journal is international in scope and seeks submissions on the theory, history and pedagogy of literary journalism throughout the world. All disciplinary approaches are welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP - Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - (Deadline: May 15, 2009)

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:26am
Shechem Ministries

Shechem Ministries' Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Selected papers and artwork will be presented at the conference and will be published in the anthology of the conference, Matter, published by Shechem Press. All abstracts and digital image samples are due by noon CST on May 15, 2009, with completed artwork and papers due by August 31, 2009 at noon CST. Abstracts (250-500 words), panel proposals, and inquiries should be submitted via email to MatterCon@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 8:47am
Northumbria University

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

On 15-16 January 2010, Northumbria University in Newcastle (UK) will host an interdisciplinary conference on Early Modern Dis/Locations.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:
Tim Cresswell (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
Bernhard Klein (University of Kent)
Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh)

This is Nowhere: Local, Regional and Provincial Spaces in World Literature - 24 October 2009 (Deadline: June 1st 2009)

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Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 5:33pm
UC Berkeley, Graduate Program in Comparative Literature

For all their complexity, recent discussions of cosmopolitanism, comparativism, and world literature have tended to privilege the global over the local, the macro over the micro, and the city over the country. These discussions have prompted us to ask some of the following questions: what constitutes a small town, region, province, village, settlement, or other small-scale community? How have these and other terms historically been used by the cultural centers from which most discourse is generated? What does it mean to speak or write from a local or regional community within the context of the world republic of letters? How is this related to or different from writing for a small-scale community?

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