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International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf 6/03-06/2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:19pm
International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
20th International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 3-6, 2010
Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY 40324

This conference highlights the many aspects of nature that inspired Virginia Woolf's life and writing. Please consider proposing a paper, panel, workshop, or reading. Topics include (but are not limited to): Flowers, Gardens and Gardeners, Parks and Zoos, Seascapes, Landscapes, Animals, Cornwall, St. Ives, Vacations, Country Homes and Estates, Farmers and Farming, Hiking, Sailing, Hunting, Nature as Restorative, Nature as Punitive, City "versus" Nature, Woolf and Ecology, Woolf and the Environment, Teaching Woolf and Nature

Meanings of Green: The Varied Perceptions of Nature, Vol. 1 No. 2, Winter 2009

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 2:10am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Winter 2009 issue

Authors are asked to critically discuss meanings of 'nature' or 'environment' that clash or harmonize with discourses and/or conservation practices across cultures and time.

Possible Topics to be Explored (in no way exhaustive)

Competing Views of Nature

a. Creation stories – nature as a gift
e.g.: Genesis, Shinto, Buddhist, animist, pantheist, secularist, etc.

b. Instrumental – nature as object for human use; humans possess inherent subject status that affords them the self-proclaimed right to exploit
e.g.: Drilling for oil, gas, coal. Diverting rivers, damming rivers, etc.

[UPDATE] extended CFP: Gender, Sport and the Olympics (journal, 10/20/09)

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 1:53am
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

Aids in Cultre VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of Aids

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:06am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:

Aids in Cultre VI:

Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS

International Conference

Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl Aids in Culture VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Deadline for abstract Submissions: 15. October (Deadline has been extended) Conference Homepage: http://www.aidsinculture.org

Critical Literary Regionalisms (ACCUTE Conference Montreal, May 2010) deadline Nov 15 09

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:34am
Susie DeCoste, University of Waterloo

Member-organized Session:
Critical Literary Regionalisms
Organizer: Susie DeCoste (Waterloo)
Frank Davey has argued that regionalist ideology tends toward environmental determinism, resulting in certain assumptions about what effects place should have on a person. Within this set of assumptions, any identification with other possible grounds of identity, such as race or gender, is less important. More recently, in Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:13pm
University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville is proud to host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Ethnic Transformation in the Self and the City: April 8 - 11, 2010, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:32am
24th Annual Conference of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

People make cities and cities make people. Reductive as that claim is, it stands at the heart of much of the ethnic American experience. Immigrants originally inherit the cities in which they settle. Then, as they come to know their new culture and as their children grow and develop, they remake their communities, creating places that reflect the multiple strands of their origins. For scholars of ethnic literature, American cities stand, in part, as texts themselves. They reflect the immigrant experience as it has taken place, and they contextualize the possibility for future immigration.

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