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Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:44pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.

This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).

CFP: Guest Editors for Special Issues: Women's Writing 8/1/2009 (initial proposals) 12/15/2009 (final publication)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 2:07pm
WomenWriters.net

Women Writers scholarly zine seeks proposals for guest editor CFP's for our yearly Scholarly Special Issue on any aspect of Women's Writing. The special issue will be published in the January online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine, available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

Send your proposal to kimwells[at]womenwriters[dot]net by August 1, 2009.
Proposal should include:
--Your sample CFP— a 200-500 word proposal
--Vitae for all proposed editors
--short general bio & digital photo for all proposed editors

Co-editorships, including teacher/student mentor relationships, are very welcome.

UPDATE: In Derrida's wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:22pm
La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009

ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker

ANDREW BENJAMIN: 'JUSTICE, LAW AND PLACE: DERRIDA AND THE UNCONDITIONAL'

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:41pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

[UPDATE] CFP Colporteurs, Spaces, places, landscapes.

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Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:30am
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.

The group "Colporteurs" is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies in Bologna University, Italy.
The chosen subject has been inspired from the theme of this year's PhD. seminar in "Modern, comparative and Postcolonial literatures", entitled "Declensions of space".

SW/TX PCA ACA American Studies Area

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 8:11pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:00pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:30pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2009.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and fantasy. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

Alyson Buckman
abuckman@csus.edu

UPDATE: Extended call for papers on postcolonial and transnational studies for Manusya Special Issue 2009

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 5:55am
Manusya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Submission is invited for papers that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Extended deadline for submission: September, 2009

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:01pm
Duke University Program in Literature

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:29pm
Mid-America Theatre Conference

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:56pm
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind. Both a survival mechanism and an instrument of manipulation, it divides and unites, mobilises and paralyses. Fear can be a rational response to danger or panic in the face of the unknown. The editors of antiTHESIS invite students and academic researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to explore fear in its many manifestations, past and present.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 12 October 2009.

Submissions may take the form of:

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:22pm
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UPDATE

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:14am
Lisa Fiorindi and Rita Gagliano

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline

Call for Editorial Board Members

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:09am
www.redfeatherjournal.org

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.

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

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Monday, July 13, 2009 - 7:37am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

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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

Counter Nature(s): Revising Nature in an Era of Environmental Crisis

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 4:47am
Uppsala University, Sweden

NIES and Uppsala University are pleased to sponsor a major interdisciplinary research symposium featuring 30 researchers from 10 countries representing more than a dozen academic disciplines.

Counter Nature(s) Poster:
http://www.cemus.uu.se/counter-nature.jpg

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

• Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University, USA

• Ursula Heise, Professor of American and European Literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, USA

CFP artciencia 11 (Deadline extended: 26 July 2009)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:48pm
artciencia.com, Journal of Art, Science, and Communication

artciencia.com considers for
publication:
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
university degree;
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature: 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 201

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 3:08pm
NeMLA

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.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 1:10pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land," from origin stories, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, etc. What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

39th ANNUAL BSECS CONFERENCE (January 2010, Oxford, UK) -- revised

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 5:30am
Dr. Daniel Cook / British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday 5 January-Thursday 7 January 2010
ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, U.K.

CFP Deadline: Saturday 26 September 2009

For its 39th annual conference, to be held in Oxford, 5-7 January 2010, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals in either English or French for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers.

"Exaltadas: A Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism" (Special journal issue; proposals due 15 March 2010)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 8:22pm
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance (Washington State University)

Margaret Fuller's bicentennial approaches in 2010, and plans for celebration affirm her arrival (or return) as a member of the American transcendentalist "pantheon." But scholarship on the formative and reformative influence of other women on the movement has only recently begun to quicken. Recognizing this new wave of exploration and following a line of inquiry suggested by ESQ's 2003 special issue, "Reexamining the American Renaissance," the editors of the journal and guest editor Phyllis Cole invite submissions for a substantial thematic issue that will broadly conceptualize the role of women in the origin and evolution of transcendentalist thought and action.

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