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International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:10pm
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."

The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov 6 - 8, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:22pm
Raina Kostova / SAMLA

SAMLA 2009

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century

Call for Papers

Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.

"Modernism and Nature" at MSA 11, Montréal, Québec, Nov 5-8, 2009

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 1:00pm
Emily Essert (McGill University)

Modernist representation of nature and human relationships therewith – particularly of animals – has recently received increased critical attention in studies such as Carrie Rohman's Stalking the Subject: Modernism and the Animal (Columbia UP, 2009) and Philip Armstrong's What Animals Mean in the Fiction of Modernity (Routledge, 2008). Recently-published theoretical work on animal/human relations – such as Donna Haraway's When Species Meet (U of Minnesota P, 2008), and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (Fordham UP, 2008) – can also help us to arrive at a richer understanding of textual animals.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 9:24am
Brian E. Butler/UNC-Asheville & Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009

The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville

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

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

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.

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:

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.

SLSA 2009 Conference: Ecocriticism and the Biological Sciences (ASLE)

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 4:12pm
Helena Feder

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference (2009)

Panel: Ecocriticism and the Biological Sciences (ASLE)

Fifteen minute papers on any aspect of the intersection of ecocritical theory and a biological/ ecological science are welcome. As this year's conference theme is "decodings," papers on the encoding/decoding/commodification of life are particularly welcome, as are papers presenting a "biological" reading of ecocriticism or an ecocritical text (or papers that discuss a biologist reading or responding to an ecocritical theory or text).

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 3:45pm
Rice University

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

CFP: Agri-LIterature (MMLA, 6/1/09, 11/12-15/09)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

"Agri-Literature." This panel will address the way recent American literature responds to the disappearance of the family farm. The rise of agribusiness has produced a number of literary conditions: a crisis of the pastoral imagination, a Depression-born masternarrative of reproletarianization, a renewal of interest in regional fiction, and a development and redevelopment of ecopoetics. Papers will explore this range of conditions, focusing on the way the issue of agribusiness turns literary figures into activists and vice versa.

CFP: CCCC 2010 - The Politics of Creativity (4/24/09)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:17am
Thomas Girshin Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

The Politics of Creativity

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:38pm
Thomas Girshin / Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Configurations Special Issue: Ecocriticism and Biology (5/1/2009)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 10:38am
Configurations (John Hopkins UP)

Configurations has invited a special issue on the intersection of ecocriticism and biology. Articles on any aspect of the biological sciences and ecocriticism are welcome, but the following topics are needed:

- extensions/amplifications of Glen A. Love's Practical Ecocriticism
- ecocriticism, globalization, and the commodification of biological information
- biologists reading/responding to ecocritical texts (broadly defined)
- ecocriticism and debates within biology

Please submit an abstract of 500 words and curriculum vitae (as MS Word attachments) by May 1st to:

Dr. Helena Feder, Guest Editor
federh@ecu.edu

Political Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 05/10/09)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am
InterCulture

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining to the theme "Political Ecologies" (volume 6, issue 2) due on Monday, May 10, 2009.

Film Studies at PAMLA (San Fran Nov. 6-7 2009)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 1:12am
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association

ATTN: PAMLA SPECIAL SESSION: FILM STUDIES ABSTRACTS DUE (3/30/09)

Hello Film Buddies and Bruisers,

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
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"

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA

Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 5:28pm
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (University of Waikato)

The 2009 JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

• The prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.

• There is a cash prize.

• The winning entry will be published in JNZL 27 (2009)

• The prize is open internationally.

• Entries will be judged anonymously.

• The adjudicating panel consists of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.

• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

[UPDATE] Date Extention- Submit Short Stories, Poetry, Hybrids Etc.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dash Literary Journal

Call for Submissions
Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2009 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

Boundaries (push at your own risk)
Poems
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.

Art
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.

Hybrid
Surprise us.

The Karen Burke Memorial Prize for Graduate Work on Luce Irigaray, June 15th deadline

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:31am
The Luce Irigaray Circle

The Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers: The Karen Burke Memorial Prize

The Irigaray Circle invites submissions for The Karen Burke Memorial Prize. The award recognizes excellent work by a graduate student on or inspired by Luce Irigaray. The winner will present the second annual Karen Burke Memorial Lecture at the 2009 meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. We invite papers from all disciplines that engage with any aspect of Irigaray's work, such as:

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