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Submit Your Writing and Art for Publication in Pomona Valley Review's Spring 2011 Issue.

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 2:02pm
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review, an online liberal arts journal, needs your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2011 issue. We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit. This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in the humanities. Combine 1-5 works into a Word or PDF file
for submission. See our website for more info.

Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:35pm
12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:18am
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011. This event will bring together postgraduates and early-career researchers working on travel, tourism and leisure histories from a wide range of methodological perspectives. The conference seeks to highlight the volume of historical research currently being undertaken in these emerging areas, which are too often split between more established sub-fields such as transport history and sport history.

Suggestions for proposals include:

Crossing Realities: Transferring Borders in the New Millennium

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:18am
Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures & Societies

This call for papers aims at an overall inclusion concerning the full cultural contemporary debate on the concepts of shift and interconnection among different areas of communication and nationhoods. The purpose is to gather together academics and scholars from as diverse backgrounds as possible (linguistics, literature, cultural studies, history, history of art, film studies, theatre studies etc) in order to study how ideological and cultural differences shape and reshape the sense of borders and crossings in the postcolonial field.
The key term should be "post", that is "renewal" and "changed positions and attitudes". Subthemes offering pathways towards and around the node of "crossing realities" include but are not limited to the following:

Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections (14-15 July 2011)

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7:52am
University of Lincoln (UK)

In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.

[UPDATE] Memory and Forgetting in the French Renaissance

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 1:42pm
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April 14-16, 2011)

Many have remarked at the tendency of French Renaissance literature to commemorate past experience. Modern thought tends in the opposite direction, relegating prior experience to oblivion. Sixteenth-century French literature attempts to reconcile the two divergent tendencies, and perhaps for that reason has been dubbed the "early modern" period. Furthermore, the early modern treatment of memory and forgetfulness are determined by various theories from mythology to Christian ideology to medieval humeral philosophy. Through such theories the two are either diametrically opposed or inextricably intertwined and memory becomes aligned with morality and the soul whereas forgetting is associated with morality depravity and the body.

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 1:26pm
Newman University


The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
"The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings"

Conference Description: Food is something we all think about every day—sometimes as scholars, and certainly as eaters. How have cultures been shaped by food production? How has food been used symbolically? What does it mean to eat? These and other questions will guide our discussions of the many meanings of food. Although the theme of the literary festival is "food," the Scholars Day in which it is set encompasses submissions of work on any topic and in any format. Essays, poster presentations, and artwork from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged.

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:14am
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am


Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of an International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India. The proposed special number will focus on various dimensons / aspcts / issues of DIASPORA WRITING across the world. The selected papers will be published in the January number of the journal. And these papers may also be included in an anthology of essays to be brought out separately by a reputed publisher from Delhi.
The word limit is 2500 to 4000 words.

For more details please contact the Editor:

Lesbian Representation on European Television

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 1:03am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to lesbian representation on European television. Some possible television series include: Bad Girls, Skins, Sugar Rush, Plus Belle la Vie, Verbotene Liebe, and Hospital Central only to name a few.

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 9:40pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

[UPDATE] Film and TV Superheroes in the New Millennium

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:04pm
Betty Kaklamanidou & Richard J. Gray II

We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows, which is currently under contract for publication. The last decade witnessed the emergence of some of the most commercially successful superhero films in the history of film as well as popular TV shows, which focus on people with extraordinary powers, such as Smallvile and Heroes, for example.

Call for Papers (Abstracts due Dec 23, 2010), Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:36pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities.

Conference: March 11, 2011 at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan

Abstracts are due by December 23, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website:

Section Leader/Chair: Ben Bennett-Carpenter, Oakland University (Michigan) | 248 854 8340 |

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:12pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline. This year's theme is North and South: Constructing and/or Crossing the Cultural, Geo-Political or Metaphorical Divide.

There have been lots of new updates and plans made for this year's conference, including: keynote speakers Dr. Gerald Graft and Dr. Cathy Birkenstein, a night at the renowned music venue the Blue Moon Saloon included in your registration, an authentic cajun dinner at Randol's, and, of course, special guest Speaker Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street".

Ordo: 8th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris (proposals due 15 January 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 4:13pm
International Medieval Society - Paris

8th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris

Dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2011

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2011 Symposium organized around the theme of ordo in medieval France.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:41pm
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be "cosmopolitan" (Levy and Sznaider) or "multidirectional" (Rothberg). The concept of a travelling or a genuinely "cosmopolitan" memory is compelling. Indeed, how a memory of trauma travels across cultures, and develops in time as a shared or borrowed memory is a topic that necessitates further discussion. Like Edward Said's notion of "travelling theory," the transition of a memory from a specific context into a new setting or across a transnational space has significant theoretical and pragmatic consequences.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:28pm
Rekha Menon/ PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture


Call For Proposals

The 2011 National PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Conference will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk & Rivercenter Hotels, San Antonio, Texas April 20 to 23.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:17pm
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:29am
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
*Laura Kipnis*
Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

Territorial minorities and Migrant minorities in the European Union 31 January 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:46am
Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong


La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question
Published by Luigi Pellegrini Editore, Cosenza (Italy)
ISSN: 2037-6049

Issue 2: Minoranze sul territorio e minoranze di immigrati nell'Unione Europea / Territorial minorities and Migrant minorities in the European Union

This second issue of La Questione Meridionale proposes to analyse and compare the long established linguistic territorial groups that became minorities following the formation of the modern Nation States with the recent minorities that are the product of recent migrations, in their respective social, political and cultural situations within the state(s).

Evidence and the Early Modern Period (Feb. 18-19, 2011)

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:53pm
Early Modern Colloquium/University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Evidence and the Early Modern Period
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
February 18-19, 2011

Keynote speakers: Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kathy Eden (Columbia University)

Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees 1400-1700 — April 19-21, 2012

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:58pm
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College – University of Toronto, Canada

The early modern period witnessed a dramatic increase in the migration, expulsion and exile of social groups and individuals around the globe. The physical movements of religious refugees triggered widespread, ongoing migrations that shaped both the contours of European colonialist expansion and the construction of regional, national and religious identities. Human movements (both real and imagined) also animated material culture; the presence of bodies, buildings, texts, songs and relics shaped and reshaped the host societies into which immigrants entered.

Columbia Univ. MESAAS Department 2011 Grad Conference: "Imaginary Geographies" Feb. 17-18

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 11:01am
MESAAS Grad Conference: Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University

Call For Papers

Department of Middle East, South Asia, and African Studies at Columbia University Graduate Student Conference

"Imaginary Geographies"

February 17th & 18th, 2011

How is it that the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa have emerged as separate geographical regions (separate from each other, and from other regions) in "our" imagination? How does this mapping serve the ends and guide the workings of academic and political institutions? How is it contested? What is its history, and what is the history of its alternatives?