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CFP: Digital Narrative: 8th Annual iDMAa Conference,Vancouver, BC, Canada, 4/6/2010, Deadline: 8/30

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 3:07pm
international Digital Media and Arts association (iDMAa)

The Digital Narrative: 8th Annual iDMAa Conference, November 4-6, 2010. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Leading academics, professionals and artists will gather at Emily Carr University of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's 8th annual conference to explore how digital media and art is informing, challenging and reinventing our notions of narrative structures and storytelling. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panels, networking, discussions, social events as well as opportunities to explore Emily Carr's Intersections Digital Studios and Center for Social Media.

Survey: Africa in Higher Education

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 10:43am
Natasha Himmelman, University of Cape Town

Ph.D. student conducting survey on

African Studies
Africana Studies
Diaspora Studies
Caribbean Studies
African American Studies

in institutions of higher education, seeking undergraduate, postgraduate, and recent graduate responses to simple 10-question survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Z6QC7C

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Natasha at nhimmelman@gmail.com.

2010 PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM, 13 - 18 June 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:25am
CHARLES UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF ARTS

PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 MAY

Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website: www.jamesjoyce.cz.

Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.

Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.

Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.

[UPDATE} Cleaning up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Ireland

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 4:08am
The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture

The deadline for submission of articles to the IRIC has been extended. The new deadline is July 1, 2010. This was due to a number of server problems, which have virtually blocked our website for many weeks. We apologize with all those who sent queries and submissions and never got an answer

The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture solicits the submission of papers for the 2010 issue entitled Cleaning Up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Post-Tiger Ireland.

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 8:28pm
Rice University

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

Submission deadline: June 15th, 2010.

UPDATE - A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 5:56pm
EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
 
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of  Representing
Space/Place
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing

Teaching with Technology

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 1:41pm
Radical Teacher

Teaching today is ubiquitously tied to technology; from K-12 through graduate school, today's classroom is increasingly digital, and the call to make it more so grows. Institutional resources are increasingly directed toward classroom digital initiatives, libraries are merged with academic computing departments, and the instructional technologist has begun to occupy a central role on many campuses. New degree programs are popping up. Digital humanities is a newly, yet nebulously, defined discipline.

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Popular Culture area MPCA-- Minneapolis

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:43am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

Housing Fictions: the House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:39am
Francesca Saggini (Universita' della Tuscia)

This issue of EJES aims to engage the variety of European approaches to the study of the house in Anglophone literatures and cultures from the standpoint of contemporaneity.
Submissions are invited from scholars working in the fields of the Anglophone literatures, language, media and culture, including the arts and architecture. Contributors may emphasise theoretical/methodological approaches or textual readings. Invited topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
• the cultural architecture of the house;
• the house and the episteme; the disciplines and discourses of the house;
• thresholds and boundaries of/in the house;

MP Journal: Feminisms 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:41am
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

CFP Feminism 2010:

One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. 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. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010.

The Unreadable (Oxford Literary Review 33:1)

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:20am
Oxford Literary Review

OLR 33:1 The Unreadable

Call for Papers

'We read because we do not know how to read.' (Jean-François Lyotard, Augustine's Confession).

'The unreadable is not the opposite of the readable, it is the arête that also gives it the chance or force to start up again. "The impossibility of reading should not be taken too lightly." (Paul de Man.) That the unreadable give to be read is not a compromise formulation. Unreadability is no less radical for all that: it is absolute, if you read ne correctly.' (Jacques Derrida, "Living On – Borderlines.")

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 6:03pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 5:59pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture"

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:46pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (reconstruction.eserver.org) announces
Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture" edited by Michael Benton and Nate Hinerman.

With articles by Marjo Buitelaar and Nirvana Saad, Barie Fez-Barringten, Nate Hinerman and Donald Gelpi, Susan M. Kilonzo, Kenza Oumlil, Kathleen Vandenberg, and Deborah Wills and Erin Steuter.

Reconstruction is also accepting articles for open issues and proposals for special issues. All such queries should be sent to the Reconstruction Submissions Editor at reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com.

"Teaching Graphic Narrative in the Literature Classroom" (M/MLA 4-7 November 2010, Chicago, IL)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 4:49pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association

Increasingly comic books and graphic narratives/novels find their way onto literature syllabi. Recent anthologies such as _Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills_, edited by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, and _Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel,_ edited by James Bucky Carter, emphasize the use for such texts in secondary schools. But what are the benefits of teaching comic books and graphic narratives/novels in college? And how do we best go about doing it? This panel seeks papers that discuss the benefits of teaching these new genres in the Literature classroom.

Women in Popular Culture Conference

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:42pm
Women in Popular Culture Conference/South Carolina State University

WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE:
OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS AND THE STATUS QUO

CONFERENCE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL (SPELMAN COLLEGE), PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION, ANNA JULIA COOPER PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES

The past decade has seen considerable changes in the spaces women occupy in American culture, including an increase in the number of women with major roles in politics and in the media. Indeed, women's engagements with social media have opened up new opportunities for grassroots activism and the creation of more distributed communities.

Migration and Terror (6/1/10; 11/4-11/7/10)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:02am
Midwest Modern Language Association

How do terror and migration intersect? This session seeks papers that explore ways in which migration is shaped or defined by the experiences or rhetoric of terror. How are discourses of terrorism and immigration linked? How do experiences of terror affect processes of immigration, asylum, and exile? How are our understandings of diaspora and globalization shaped by the language or institutions of security? All geographical, temporal, and generic foci welcome.

CFP: Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Dickinson College

Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Colloquium at Dickinson College, 25–27 February 2011
Sponsored by Dickinson College
Keynote address by Philip V. Bohlman

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World (no closing date)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 5:19am
IDEA: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World

This series, entitled "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World," examines the theoretical and practical crossover between fields and disciplines, as well as their methods, concepts and analytical tools, concerning the evolution of English studies in France, where interdisciplinarity has grown increasingly visible on the university level but has rarely itself been the object of inquiry.

The Role of French Radio and Television in High and Low Culture, PAMLA, deadline May 9

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:35pm
Dalton Krauss, Scripps College, Claremont, California

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of the MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing various types of programs that appear or have appeared in the past on French radio and television in order to determine their role in popular culture, as well as the role of those media in transmitting high culture to a popular audience. Topics to be discussed include political analysis and news programs, comedy and satirical programs, culturally oriented talk shows, films on TV, sports, fictional series ("Sagas" and other soap operas, télé-réalité.

The Modernist Left

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:34pm
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University

An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:13pm
Colleen S. Harris and Carol Smallwood

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

Contributors needed for articles about: markets for women, why women write, time management, using life experience, women's magazines, critique groups, networking, blogs, unique issues women must overcome, lesbian and bisexual writing, formal education, queries and proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing, self-publishing, teaching tips--just a few areas women poets are interested.

Women Writing on Today's American Family (Topics by April 30, 2010)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:11pm
Colleen S. Harris

Women Writing on Today's American Family

Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with family publication experience. Possible subjects: markets; using life experience; networking; unique issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Family in creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.

UPDATE: Diasporic Dialogies

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 1:51pm
University of Texas at El Paso

UPDATE:

DIASPORIC DIALOGUES

The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Scholarship, Creative Writing, and Activism in literary works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.

The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.

CFP UPDATE Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:50pm
University of Glasgow

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a forum for debate and exchange on topics relating to the interceptions between modernism and theory. Following Stephen Ross' edited collection Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate (2009) which seeks 'to recapture the continuities among modernism and theory', this event will address specific concerns about the relationship between historical and theoretical approaches to modernism (in its various definitions), local and transnational locations, canonical and marginalised thinkers, political and philosophical readings.

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