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Call for Papers

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical 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, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Thinking Gender 2010

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:48pm
UCLA'S Center for the Study of Women


2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010

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.

Call for Book Reviews

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Photography
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:15am

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.

Precipitate Literary and Visual Arts Journal Seeking Submissions for Winter Issue: October 31st deadline

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 6:35pm
Precipitate Journal
  • As a literary and visual arts journal, Precipitate aims to better understand how language and art act as interpretive devices for an external world that is simultaneously present and absent, riveting and severe, earthy and complex, and that inspires humor, irony, fear, and joy. Precipitate explores non-traditional perspectives of the physical world, and is looking for submissions from writers and artists to investigate and destabilize ideas of place.
  • Call for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, memoirs, book reviews, and interviews that engage and/or complicate human relationships to place.
  • Jack London Life and Works

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:54pm
    Jay Williams/Popular Culture Association

    Jack London's Life and Works

    The 2010 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis from Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010.

    Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited.
    We will also consider papers on cultural workers who practiced during London's lifetime.

    Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1 November 2009 to:

    Jay Williams
    Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
    1225 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    or to

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:44am
    Max Haiven

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

    The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

    Ometeca Journal seeks essays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 8:54am
    Ometeca Journal, peer reviewed journal published by the Ometeca Institute.

    The Ometeca Journal is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the studies of the relationship between the humanities and science. Ometeca a word from the Nahuatl meaning two in one. Please submit electronic copy ofessays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures, MLA style, no footnotes or endnotes,by Jan. 6, 2010, to Beatriz Rivera-Barnes,, guest editor, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, Penn State University. May visit the journal's website at

    MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
    MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal,

    Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

    Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
    Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

    The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

    [UPDATE] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

    Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
    Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

    Cultures of Recession
    An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
    November 20 & 21, 2009
    NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

    UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

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

    [UPDATE] Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 2:09pm
    Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State College

    Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

    The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 300-500 words to Benjamin Carson at

    Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

    Southern Literature and Culture

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 4:56am
    national Popular Culture Association

    This year the conference will be held in lovely St. Louis, Missouri from March 31 to April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri(314) 621 9600
    1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571). Please see the official web-site for more information at

    (9/15/2009 ; 4/7-11/2010) "'This world only my body remembered'": Nature, Nation and Self in Women's Writing

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 12:57am
    NEMLA 2010

    The wilderness has long been conceived of as a space of individuation, a testing ground for the independent seeker, and an "outside" to the protection, as well as the surveillance and discipline, of the dominant social order. In the United States, wilderness has also been seen as constitutive of a kind of national exceptionalism and a formative element of a uniquely "American" character. With the twentieth century the established conflation of "the west" with "the wilderness" deepened, and a tendency to conflate both with masculinity grew as well. And yet, a feminine gendering of the wilderness and an association of womanhood with the natural world has a long and complicated history in America.


    Friday, August 28, 2009 - 6:08pm

    The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.

    This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.

    This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.

    SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE, March 31-April 3, 2010

    Friday, August 28, 2009 - 10:03am
    National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 2010 Conference

    Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

    National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
    2010 Conference
    March 31-April 3, 2010
    St. Louis, Missouri

    For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to .

    DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
    Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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

    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)

    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:

    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

    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

    '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

    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

    Further conference details are available at

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

    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)

    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)

    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.