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[Update] Rupkatha Journal Invites Critical Writings on Indian Writings in English

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:49am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

We invite critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.

* For submission of critical writings, please send:

Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)

Ø Abstract (100-200 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

* For submission of creative works, please send:

Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)

Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.

Ø Abstract (100 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:18pm
Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies:
Climate, Culture and Change
in Western North America
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 13 – 16, 2010

This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Academics and other stakeholders from the wider community are invited to participate in this urgent and compelling dialogue. The conference invites academics from the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as activists, businesses, artists, and others to speak across the boundaries that conventionally divide them.

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP 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 contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

Update: Call for Cover Art Fall 2009

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:50pm
The Humanities Review

The Humanities Review, the literary journal of St. John's University English Department, is searching for the cover art for its Fall 2009 edition. The theme is American Identity--we are interested in anything that illustrates a piece of the modern American self or America today.

Details:
We are open to drawings, paintings, photography, and even pictures of original sculpture. All submissions should have a black and white or limited color palate (four or less) and not exceed sizes of 9x12".

Please send submissions in jpeg format to sjuhumanities@gmail.com or via snail mail to:

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identiy"

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 11:12am
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY - John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP 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 contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

CFP - Horror Politics

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 4:43am
Jura Gentium Cinema

It is through politics that affairs are governed, and order and justice are expected. However, the word "politics" often connotes corruption and abuse. Politics involve power, and power implies its own misuse. The double bind of politics is in its very inescapability. Politics serve to organize, yet simultaneously produce dishonesty through the abuse of power.

Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at skook@temple.edu by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature - updated -

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 3:58pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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.

Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature--NeMLA, 7-11 April 2010, Montreal

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:15pm
41st Annual NeMLA Conference

"Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature"

This panel will highlight ecocritical assessments of literature produced in America from 1970 to the present. Papers on very recent literature, or on texts or authors one might not initially associate with ecocriticism, are welcome.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Send 750-1000 word proposals to nmmerola@gmail.com by 30 September 2009.

With your abstract, please include your name, postal contact information, email address, institutional affiliation, and whether or not you'll need media.

Best--

nicole

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

The Politics of Meat in the Nineteenth Century Novel, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:38am
Maggie Berg, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association

"Meat is a symbol of patriarchy," declares Carol J. Adams. Her study of the sexual politics of meat shows that carnivorousness is also linked to inequalities in addition to those of gender. While beef was a nineteenth-century symbol of Britishness, Percy Shelley claimed that meat - eating widened the gap between rich and poor. This session will consider the politics of meat in the nineteenth -century novel. We invite papers which explore the ways in which carnivorousness is imbricated in issues of class, race nationhood or gender in literary representations. Is meat- eating linked to social power? Is the killing of animals for food linked to other kinds of violence?

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

Thinking Gender 2010

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:03pm
Erin Hill, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
announces
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/31/09; 03/04/10-03/06/10)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:42pm
Native American Literature Symposium

11th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 4-6, 2010
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

Featured Speakers:
Acclaimed Filmmaker Chris Eyre, Hawaiian Poet Brandy Nalani McDougall, Comanche Playwright Terry Gomez, and more!

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

Asian Americans and the Post Racial

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:35pm
Association for Asian American Studies

Call for Papers
Emergent Cartographies:
Asian American Studies in the Twenty-first Century
Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Conference
UT Austin, Texas April 7-11, 2010

Asian Americans and the Post-Racial

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

updated: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 4:37pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the effects of transformative moments and experiences—textual, cultural and academic. Topics might include but are not limited to: effects of historical and political crises on literature and culture; revolutions; linguistic transformations; bodily transformations; religious conversions; personal turningpoints in autobiographies, literary characters, academic careers, etc.; genre transformations; texts into film; dissertation into book; academic turning points.

Guidelines for Submission:

UPDATE: C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Inaugural Conference, 5/20/10-5/23/10

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:00pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Deadline reminder:

Call for Papers
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

The Penn State Center for American Literary Studies will host a state-of-the-field conference for a new academic society, C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, the first academic organization dedicated to nineteenth-century American literary
studies. The conference will be held May 20-23, 2010, at Penn State University, State College, PA. The theme of the conference is "Imagining: A New Century."

Session proposals and individual abstracts are due by September 30,2009. Please see the website below for full information.

Feb 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:15pm
North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2010:
What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

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