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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:15am
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:

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education (14-20 August 2009)

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 5:57am
Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China

Ecological Literature and Environmental Education
Venue: Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Dates: 14-20 August 2009

Call for Papers

The conference is aimed to prepare for a "New Enlightenment Movement" and to explore the possibility of developing a paradigmic theory of Ecologism. It is jointly organized by the Institute of World Literature and the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Peking University, China;Global Citizens for Sustainable Development, India; and Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany; with the support of La fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'homme (FPH) and the Beijing Eco Group (BEG). The conference themes include, but are not limited to:

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus

American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

CFP: The Changing Face of the Suburb in Recent American Fiction and Film (NeMLA 4/7-4/11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

This panel seeks to investigate the way that suburban novels and films represent, critique, and construct notions of community in the context of a suburban landscape in flux: more immigrants now live in the suburbs than in the cities. Accompanying this increased diversity are new problems, including desperate need for housing, healthcare, and public transportation at a time when infrastructure is decaying and the economy has collapsed. How have recent novels and films reflected and negotiated these changes? Please submit 250-word abstracts to Kathy Knapp at kathy.knapp@uconn.edu

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Gender, Nature and Culture (May 20-22, 2010)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 6:40am
The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies (University of Helsinki, Finland)

The 4th Christina conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture. Recent research has increasingly viewed nature and culture as inherently entangled and inseparable, suggesting that nature is often understood through discourses of gender and, conversely, that gender is made sense of through historically contingent assumptions about nature. Building on this growing body of scholarship, the conference asks how this mutual intertwining of nature, culture and gender has been theorized, represented and experienced in the past as well as the present. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines.

The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works; CLA, spring 2010, New York; Deadline: 9/15/09

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 9:16am
Susan Prothro Wright, Clark Atlanta University/Charles W. Chesnutt Association

Session: "The Importance of Country and City Settings in Charles Chesnutt's Works"

We are seeking panelist for a special session at the CLA Conference 2010, to be held in late March or April in New York, hosted by Brooklyn College/CUNY. Papers should focus on Chesnutt's use of setting in his short stories, tales, and/or novels. Scholars might think about the connection between setting and cultural memory, language and culture in relation to place and space, space and place (of black and/or white/male and/or female) in country and/or city settings, the "economy" of place, etc.

Please send abstracts of 150 words (please do not send by attachment) to Susan Wright,
smcfatt@cau.edu

La ville marquée : Branded City

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:06pm
UCLA French & Francophone Studies

UCLA 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
French & Francophone Studies
University of California Los Angeles
15-16 October 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Send abstracts by June 15th to frenconf@ucla.edu
Include "Branded City" in the Subject heading.

Branded City

Neo-Victorian Studies

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

African-American Experience in the South

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 3:22pm
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:31pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues. Each Special Forum will be a cluster of articles that speaks to a critical issue in transnational American Studies; we are particularly interested in innovative scholarship that is presented by coalitions of scholars from around the globe and which interrogates the geographical, topical, and ideological parameters of American Studies.

The Editorial Board will consider Special Forum proposals on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted in a Word document to Yanoula Athanassakis, the Associate Managing Editor for Special Forums, at: jtas.special.forum@gmail.com.

Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2009; Kalamazoo, 5/13-16/2010)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:27pm
Joel Davis, The Sidney Society

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 13-16, 2010

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:35am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:36pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Tracing Footprints (GEMCS, October 22-25, 2009, Dallas, Texas)

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Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Drawing from the language of ecology, environmental studies, and urban planning, the theme of this year's GEMCS conference focuses on the different valences and metaphorical possibilities of the footprint. We are especially concerned with exploring the many meanings of the footpring and expanding it as a paradigm for early modern representation. The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on ecosystems; the representational footprint may be a measure of a variety of demonds on and by a text—social, historical, institutional, and textual.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended-TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (7/1/09, U of Tulsa 11/5-11/7/09)

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 10:41am
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa

Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa/New York School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009

Keynote Address: RON PADGETT

Poetry Readings and Roundtable Discussions by:
RON PADGETT,DICK GALLUP,
Alice Notley, Robert Harris, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan

Papers are being solicited on what John Ashbery once nicknamed the "soi-disant Tulsa School," including Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, and Dick Gallup—who met in Tulsa in the early 1960s and later moved to New York City. They shaped and were shaped by the artistic and literary milieu of that time and place and became integral parts of The New York School.

[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

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

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