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Local Culture Journal Deadline: May 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:35pm
Local Culture

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 1:21pm
Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?

Edited Collection – New York School Collaborations

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:29am
Mark Silverberg/ Cape Breton University

It has been frequently noted that New York School poetry is not only full of references to painting, music, dance, film, and theater, but that the poets of the first and subsequent generations regularly worked with artists in other fields to create unique collaborative texts. Ranging from theater projects to visual poetry, from films to musical scores, and including work in other hybrid genres, the New York School has explored the possibilities of collaboration like no other group of American poets. The present volume seeks essays on an array of New York School collaborative texts and contexts.

15th October 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:17am
Screening Cultural Spaces

Call for papers: "Screening Cultural Diversity"

[UPDATE] Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:47am
Tristanne Connolly / University of Waterloo

Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

The programme for Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-first Century is now posted on our conference website, at

For registration details, see
We would be grateful for early registrations; the deadline is 1 June.

Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium 7th-11th Nov 2010, South Beach, FL - deadline 1 Aug 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 6:03pm
Society for the Study of Jewish American & Holocaust Literature

Call for Papers

2010 American Literature Association's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium

Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature for the 15th Annual JAHLIT Symposium at the landmark BETSY Hotel in South Beach Florida on November 7-11, 2010. Send 250 word abstracts by August 1, 2010 to Holli Levitsky at For more information visit or contact Holli Levitsky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.

[UPDATE] Sirens (women and fantasy) - 10/7/2010-10/10/10, deadline extended to May 10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:46pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. Guests of honor include Holly Black, Marie Brennan, and Terri Windling. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

2010 Crossroads Conference: Amherst, Massachusetts October 9th and 10th

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:05pm
Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature

Call for Papers: 2010 Crossroads Conference
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 9th and 10th 2010

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 9th and 10th, 2010.

CFP London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature ( April 1-2, 2010, Nancy, France)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 3:39pm
Université Nancy 2, France

International Conference
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2

London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature

Call for paper

The Research Groups I.D.E.A. ("Interdisciplinarité dans les études
anglophones"), Nancy-Université) and ECRITURES, Université Paul
Verlaine–Metz are announcing a call for papers for their international
conference on the theme: "London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural
Influences in the Arts and Literature".

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 12:36pm
MLG - Marxist Literary Group

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:34am
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2010 will be considered for volume 3; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:

Volume 1 of RAE is now available at

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:26am
University of Cyprus

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious wars of the reformation and counter-reformation, and from the decline of the ancien régime to the upheavals of revolution and class struggle in the 19th century, "Utopia" is a name that has always been linked to crisis: as a reformist or revolutionary response to antagonisms and contradictions in the social, political and economic order, as a means of contemplating and urging a world to come during a period of transition and uncertainty.

[UPDATE] Violent Masculinities: Early Modern Texts and Modern Images (SAMLA Nov. 2010; New Abstract Deadline = May 21)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:43am
Catherine Thomas/College of Charleston

From Lavinia's rape and dismemberment in Titus Andronicus to the
decimation of villains in The Faerie Queene, early modern texts are rife with acts of spectacular violence in part because of the central role they play in constituting and contesting early modern masculinity. Similarly, modern popular culture has proliferated and valorized images of violent masculinity, both in adaptations of early modern works (e.g. Hamlet and The Revenger's Tragedy) and in later models of heroism (e.g. the Terminator films, superhero comics). This panel welcomes papers considering historical, theoretical, literary and/or aesthetic
aspects of violent masculinity, then and now. How do displays of

The Industrial Revolution - Symposium - Cambridge, UK - September 2010 - Deadline June 21

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:42am
Cambridge Victorian Studies Group


Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century.

A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.

This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.

2010 Black New England Conference, Submissions Due June 1st

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:25am
Center for New England Culture

2010 Black New England Conference
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 16th 2010
Holloway Commons, University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Politics of Race:
Movements, Protests, Leaders, and Representation

The 2010 conference will cover the history of cultural, social, and
political movements in New England from the 1700s to the present.
As the word 'representation' indicates, the conference will include presentations on the politics concerning and the forms of representing
such events and people of African descent in New England.


The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 9:00am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus of this journal is the murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice. Accepting the possibility that no theory is panacea, The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.

Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 5:48am
FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.

In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.

Piracy - graduate conference - deadline June 1st - conference October 15th

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 10:23pm
Brandeis University, Department of English



Friday, 15 October 2010
Brandeis University
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference
Plenary Speakers: Professor Caren Irr, Department of English, Brandeis University; one additional plenary, TBA

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 9:05pm
The Andrew Marvell Society

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference
3-5 March 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: 1 December 2010
St. Louis University will host Exploring the Renaissance 2011 on March 3-5, 2011. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on Marvell's prose, featuring Martin Dzelzainis, Nigel Smith, and Nicholas von Maltzahn, and "The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers" featuring presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• Marvell and Milton
• Royalist Marvell
• Marvell and Europe
• Marvell's Poetry and the Sister Arts

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:57pm

MP Journal is extending its call for papers to include any topic related to feminism or Women's studies in addition to its current call for papers (see below). Papers must be submitted in their full form by May 15th, 2010.


Monday, May 3, 2010 - 12:34pm
Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English

ISLE2 is to meet at Boston on 17-21 June 2011. The Society invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions: deadline 30 September 2010. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.

[UPDATE] -- Nation and the Mother Tongue(s) -- Due 4 May 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:40am
Regina Yung Lee / PAMLA

What if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? What do these stranger tongues speak into being? This panel seeks to examine the roles of multilingualisms, accents, dialects, and inflections within and upon the national project, as well as the effects of gendered experience on nationalist constructs.

This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines and scholarly perspectives,including pedagogy and the interdisciplines.

Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:

CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/15/10; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 4/20/11-4/23/11)

Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 10:11am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

Call for Papers Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Conference Dates:
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Dr. Diana Dominguez, Area Chair
E-mail submissions preferred:
Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

Final CFP: The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 3:35am
American Studies Association of Turkey

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Biblical Women: Reading and Writing Women in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. 10th-11th September 2010.

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 4:34am
Queen's University, Belfast

This conference considers 'biblical women' in a dual sense: the appropriation and use of women from Scripture in a variety of canonical and non-canonical texts, by both male and female writers, as well as the ways in which Scripture is deployed, more generally, in the period's female writings. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following themes: