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[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

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

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:08am
The International 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.

Writing the World: Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe - 13-14/11/09

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 2:20am
Medieval Studies, University of British Columbia

CFP: 38th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop, University of British Columbia [repost]

Vancouver, Canada, 13-14 November 2009

Writing the World: Representation of the

Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

http://ubc2009medieval.blogspot.com/

'What can we know of the world? What quantity of space can our eyes hope to take in between our birth and our death? How many square centimetres of Planet Earth will the soles of our feet have touched?' (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, p. 78).

[UPDATE] CFP American Studies Area 12/15/09 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 10-13, 2010

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:16pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Thanks to all who submitted during the first round call! We still have room for presentations in the American Studies area, final deadline December 15th, 2009.

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

11th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2010: Salzburg, Austria)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:27am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

Empire and Intercultural Encounter in Eighteenth-Century British America, (ASECS, 3/18-21 2010)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 1:29pm
Kelly Wisecup/University of North Texas

During the eighteenth-century, British Americans celebrated commodities from tobacco to sugar cane in georgic poems, displayed their cosmopolitan sensibility in narratives of inter-colonial travel, and defended colonial culture against metropolitan accusations of degeneration in natural histories. While these literatures facilitated transatlantic exchanges with Europeans in the metropolis, they also included accounts of intercultural encounters among colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Recent scholarship has examined how colonists' transatlantic literary and commercial exchanges allowed them contribute to various metropolitan literary and philosophical discourses, from the literatures of empire to natural historical philosophies.

[UPDATE Deadline Extended: Sept. 15, 2009] The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2010)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:33am
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Philosophy as Critical Theory: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:25pm
Daniel White

In The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Dialektik der Aufklärung, 1944) Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno invoked the voyage of Odysseus—especially his encounter with the Sirens—as a sustained metaphor for the emergence of the "subject" of knowledge, judgment, and discourse out of the mythic substratum of Homeric poetry. The authors understood Odysseus to be an emblem of the modern bourgeois individual, comparable to the Socratic "self" derided by Friedrich Nietzsche and designated by Max Weber as the calculating ratiocinator who gave us "progress" in its various forms: capitalist, socialist, technocratic, and utilitarian. The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School which the authors founded was designed to provide a groundbreaking position.

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

Publishing and Professional Development

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:42am
Letizia Guglielmo

We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:

UPDATE: Cinema and Landscape International Conference

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:23am
Cinema and Landscape International Conference

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Zoontotechnics (Animality / Technicity) conference, Cardiff University, 12-14 May 2010

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 6:57am
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University

Plenary Speakers:

Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Georges-Pompidou and Director of the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)

David Wills (University at Albany-SUNY)

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 4:58am
University of Leeds

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY: INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the 'European Year of Creativity and Innovation', aiming to 'raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development'. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers 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 polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:02pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
F. Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular (4-7 May 2010)

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 5:37pm
Franca BELLARSI/Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

'Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular:
Awakening, Epiphany, Apocalypse and Doubt in
Contemporary English-Language Verse'

Université Libre de Bruxelles

First Call for Papers

(Brussels, 4 to 7 May 2010)

As a medium reaching far back into past millennia, poetry not only has its roots in music, dance, and the organic rhythms of the breath, but also in ritual, liturgy, healing and the sacred. From its inception, poetry has indeed been deeply intertwined with the religious—i.e. with that which, in the etymological sense of 'religare,' yokes different dimensions to one another and ties back the visible to the invisible, the 'relative' to the 'absolute.'

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
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."

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

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:23pm
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

[EXTENDED DEADLINE10 September, 2009] Fantasy Ireland:13-15 November 2009

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16am
North East Irish Culture Network/University of Sunderland

Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Literature and Science: A Reciprocal Exchange?

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:19pm
NeMLA convention (April 7-11 2010) in Montreal, Quebec

This panel seeks to take account of the humanities' recent engagement with the sciences, an engagement that puts aside the hermeneutics of suspicion in favor of the appropriation and transformation of scientific knowledge. Beyond science studies and its demystification of objectivity, fields such as affect theory and ecocriticism, temporality studies and new media philosophy, biopolitics and animal studies bring the methodologies of literary studies to scientific objects and scientific methodologies to literary objects. This panel will consider the terms of these engagements. What are the points of convergence between literary and scientific theories? What does literary theory have to offer to the sciences in return?

UPDATE Hanif Kureishi and His Work

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:47am
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE

17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

Food and Culture CFP

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:59pm
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Food and Culture
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 10/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, February 10-13. Please submit abstracts and proposed panels by October 1, 2009. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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