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Post-War Serbian Film—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 11:41am
Zoran Samardzija, Columbia College Chicago; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

This panel explores Serbian Film post-1999 and the NATO bombings that marked the end to a decade of wars throughout the former Yugoslavia. Since then, Serbian films may not have received the same international attention as those released during the wars, perhaps because the former Yugoslav Republics and the Balkans no longer hold the same perverse fascination in the Western imaginary. Yet, the last decade has produced the most disturbing and challenging films since the Yugoslav "Black Wave" cinemas of the 1960s. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals on recent Serbian film in relation to topics including but not limited to:

· The NATO bombings

· The overthrow of Slobodan Milošević and his subsequent Hague trial

Queer Leadership and Scholastic Development Conference

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:51am
Organizers: University of Texas at El Paso's Rainbow Miner Initiative

November 13th, 2010
CFP Deadline: August 1st, 2010

Conference URL:

The Queer Leadership and Scholastic Development Conference is a venue for dialogue about LGBTQI issues via academic scholarship and theoretically grounded activism. This forum will allow students to share methods and ideas for researching Queer issues across various disciplines. The aim is to address issues of gender and sexuality both inside and outside of academia.
Suggested Topics:
We invite submissions for individual papers, panels, and roundtable discussions that examine LGBTQI issues. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

UPDATE New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future; deadline Nov 20011; event 04/08 - 09/11

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Prof. Philip Tew, Brunel University



New Cultures of Ageing:
Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future

8th – 9th April 2011

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the NDA-funded FCMAP Group of Investigators and by the BCCW Research Group, Brunel University, London.


Will Self
Fay Weldon

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:04pm
American Literature Association

The Truth of War: Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

"The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers' hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers' hearts in Vietnam." ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Edited Volume - Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Deadline: July 15, 2010)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:55pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.

NEMLA 2011: The Specter of Degeneration in 19th Century Literature

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:15pm
Ana Oancea

This Comparative Literature session has been selected for inclusion in the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. The host institution is Rutgers University.

We invite papers analyzing degeneration in Western and non-Western works of, or portraying, the 19th century. What do fictions of degeneration tell us about the scientific, sexual and cultural politics of the 19th century? In what contexts is the fear of degeneration exacerbated or sublimated at the end of the century? How does contemporaneous biological theory become literature? Comparative approaches and papers dealing with 19th century popular literature welcomed.

Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:28pm
University of Toronto, Canada

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (
Complete CFP and conference details available here: