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[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:39am
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

and

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: CHICAGO
August 6-9, 2009

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Division Street, U.S.A.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:42am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

"Re-Defining / Re-Mapping Queer Identities"
Chair: Elia Eliev (Geneva University of Art & Design)
Co-Chair: Daniel Barney (Geneva University of Art & Design)

From the early 1960's till the late 1980's, both artists and researchers have focused on the body as a major site of exploration and theorization in order to challenge issues of gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:34am
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." 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.

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 7:22am
Randy Laist/NeMLA

Call for Papers

Completely LOST: Going Back to TV's Most Elusive Island

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

Resilience Narratives Panel, NeMLA Convention, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 6:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel invites papers that examine the significance of resilience in contemporary culture. In a wide array of fields, including ecology, health sciences, globalization studies, business and economics, the concept of "resilience" has become increasingly significant. Referring generally to a system or organism's capacity to "bounce back" following traumatic disruption, its contemporary currency reflects a sense of a constantly changing world. In ecology, resilience theory replaces traditional conceptions of stability or balance with models in which surprise plays a constitutive rather than an anomalous role in ecosystem development.

There's nothing so sensible as sensual inundation": Mary Oliver's Search for Transcendence (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 1:10pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

Poet Mary Oliver has often been criticized by feminist critics for her close association of women with nature, an association some believe put the woman poet in danger of losing her identity and ability to create meaningful art. However, Oliver's poems suggest that such a connection with nature may indeed be a powerful, transformative experience as her poems investigate how one can merge with nature, experience the natural world and its wonders, and discover how to live fully in one's life. She suggests that we need to look, watch, and feel our experiences more carefully if we are to transcend ordinary moments and find more meaningful ways of knowing and being in the world.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:21pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18pm
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 12:47pm
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC

"Culture and Crisis"
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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Talk of crisis is everywhere. Financial. Environmental. Geopolitical. Cultural. A Crisis of Crises...

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:33am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:17am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended due to a later timeline with SAMLA.

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies. 13-15 October 2009 University of Bergamo -Italy

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 12:59pm
Flaminia Nicora University of Bergamo Italy PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet “Literary and Cultural Studies”)

International conference

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies.

University of Bergamo, Italy 13-15 October 2009

Hosted by:
University of Bergamo
Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet "Literary and Cultural Studies")

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 11:37am
Institute for Comics Studies

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

After Writing Back. Present and future perspecives in Postcolonial Studies (13-15 October 2009 -University of Bergamo Italy)

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 6:03am
Flaminia Nicora/ Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures -PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet "Literary and Cultural Studies")

International conference

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies.

University of Bergamo, Italy 13-15 October 2009

Call for Papers

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:38am
Rupkatha

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, Critical theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and environment, Visual arts, Photography, Digital arts, Philosophy and Art, History of Art. Articles should focus on interdisciplinary connections of a specific topic.
Contact info:
Journal address: www.rupkatha.com
Contact: info@rupkatha.com
Last date of Submission: July, 2009.

Courtly Environments [5/15/09; SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, 11/6-11/8]

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 4:27pm
Julie Singer

Panel at the South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) sponsored by the International Courtly Literature Society.
We seek papers addressing the theme of environment and the natural world in medieval courtly texts. Topics may include, but are not limited to: ecocritical approaches, architecture and space, gardens and loci amoeni, nature vs. nurture debates, fantasy worlds. Please email 250-word abstract by 15 May 2009 to Julie Singer, Assistant Professor of French, Washington University in St. Louis (jesinger@wustl.edu).

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: "Experiments" – Deadline – July 6, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 7:08pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world. There are no geographic boundaries or genre boundaries in the first, summer issue – only the restraints of a website template.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:09am
Shechem Ministries

Shechem Ministries' Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Selected papers and artwork will be presented at the conference and will be published in the anthology of the conference, Matter, published by Shechem Press.

All abstracts and digital image samples are due by noon CST on June 15, 2009, with completed artwork and papers due by August 31, 2009 at noon CST.

Albuquerque 2010

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 9:51am
SW/TX Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers
The 31th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assoc./ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Website: www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

CFP: Actants / Residue (GEMCS 2009, 10/22-25, Dallas); deadline May 13, 2009

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Monday, April 27, 2009 - 9:46pm
Lizz Angello / University of South Florida

Self-described "student of science" Bruno Latour defines an actor as "any thing that leaves a trace." In keeping with this year's theme of footprints, this panel welcomes papers that consider the traces left by any thing on the world (whether of humans or non-humans). What buried narratives might we excavate by reading residue? What stories are told by echoes? All approaches are welcome, though eco-critical and material readings may be particularly appropriate. Relevant topics might include:

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

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Monday, April 27, 2009 - 9:39am
Raina Kostova

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers
Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.

Re-reading Rider Haggard (1st August)

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Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 9:45am
John Miller and Robbie McLaughlan/ University of Glasgow

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but under-examined contribution to late nineteenth and early twentieth century literature. While his two most famous works, King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887) have attracted a steady stream of articles in recent years, most notably from the fields of postcolonial and gender studies, a significant proportion of his oeuvre remains almost entirely unstudied, despite their considerable popular success in his lifetime. In order to extend and enhance Haggard scholarship we are soliciting proposals for chapters in a forthcoming edited collection of essays.

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