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Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the third issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2010. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods.

The Sporting Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 8:17am
Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies - Special Issue

CFP: The Sporting Eighteenth Century

Ethics of Racial Identity

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 10:07pm
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 3:54pm
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, 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.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 1:51pm
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 9:12am
University of Huddersfield, UK

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies (no deadline)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 7:59am
Philip Roth Studies

Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies

Philip Roth Studies publishes essays that cover the entire span of Roth's oeuvre. In past volumes we have featured a variety of essays on the author's post-1990 fiction, such as pieces focusing on Operation Shylock, American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and The Plot Against American.

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:52pm
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:19pm
York University Graduate English Conference

"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West

Journal of Literary Onomastics

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 8:47pm
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects of proper names in dramatic, narrative and verse texts. The journal is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2011. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions must at a minimum demonstrate that they are substantially informed by current scholarly literature on onomastics and mindful of its characteristic methods.

Call for Microtheory

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 5:07pm
Superplus, journal of radical perception

Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: Critical Theologies.

While preference will likely be given to pieces falling inside the issue theme, we encourage submissions on a diverse range of philosophical, cultural, and scientific topics, as well as submissions which make use of diverse stylistic and semiotic approaches, including lyricism, images, ideogrammar and expressive graphemes.

Please send submissions to Edmund Zagorin: superplusa2 at gmail dot com

Deadline: March 31, 2010

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on a Historic Campaign

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 4:47pm
Myra Mendible, Editor

This interdisciplinary project brings together a diverse group of scholars and activists to examine the 2008 Obama/McCain campaigns through the prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity or class formations in America today. The Editor seeks essays that examine how any of the following groups/issues/concerns played out during the 2008 presidential campaigns:
**LGBTG matters
**the Jewish vote and/or Israel question
**Re-alignments and alliances across racial/ethnic lines
**Cross-dressings: the cooptation of language and signifiers

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 4:09pm
Columbia College Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

– the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation with more than 120 academic programs and nearly 12,500 students.

Dates: May 18-22, 2011

Place: Columbia College, Chicago, IL

"For the poet Carl Sandburg it was the 'City of the Big Shoulders.' Architect Daniel Burnham called it 'the Paris of the Prairies.' That mix of raw energy and refined aestheticism makes Chicago one of the world's great cities—and

the current theatre capital of America."

3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 1:27am
California State University, Fresno

Call for Proposals
The 3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference
October 7-9, 2010
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California, USA

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 1, 2010

The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) of California State University, Fresno, is pleased to announce the
third annual conference on Middle East Studies to be held on the campus of Fresno State. The conference
intends to bring together faculty, scholars, and graduate students whose area of research focuses on the Modern
Middle East.

Dante's Heart Art Contest: Urban Fantasy

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 10:47pm
Dante's Heart

Dante's Heart Art Contest:
Urban Fantasy - 2010

Entries Due: April 30, 2010
Winners Announced: May 15, 2010

1st Prize - $150 + Publication
2nd Prize - $75 + Publication
3rd Prize - Honorable Mention + Publication

Contest Judge:
Jessica Fusch, Owner of Seaelven Studios

Entry Fee: $10 (USD)

What We're Looking For

This contest calls for artwork on urban fantasy.

Tricksters: May 1, 2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 5:31pm
Dante's Heart

Dante's Heart: Call for Submissions
Tricksters -- 2010

Entries Due: May 1, 2010

What We're Looking For

Tricksters live in a world of ambiguity and chaos. They know no boundaries-- with nowhere they can't go and nothing they can't do, they are oftentimes the world's ultimate creators and destroyers. At Dante's Heart, we are interested in the endless possibilities opened up for stories, art, drama, letters, mixed
media, ... when a trickster takes center stage. We invite you to explore the unruliness of the trickster and so we call for submissions featuring trickster works.

Winning entries will be published in an upcoming (summer) issue of Dante's Heart.

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context (conference: 8-10 September 2010; abstracts: 30 April 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:44pm
Barbara Susec Michieli, University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television; S. E. Wilmer, School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin. Organised in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems.

CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:40pm
Binghamton University

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Donald E. Pease, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College

Conference Website: (http://americanstudies.binghamton.edu)

Conference Description:

"Contingent Communities" - U of M CSCL, Annual Conference

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 3:58pm
University of Minnesota, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

"Contingent Communities" (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

Keynote Speakers: Rey Chow and Peter Hitchcock

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:01pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

Korean Popular Culture (4/30/10; October 1-3, 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 1:30pm
Paul Petrovic / Nothern Illinois University

CALL FOR PAPERS

A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 12:56pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The MMLA's permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book" and literary studies. This year's theme, "Mapping the Communications Circuit," builds off Robert Darnton's model for the history of the book as a circuit of communications, including texts but also authorship, readership, printing/publishing and bookselling/libraries. This theme invites scholars to reexamine the literary roots of book studies and to map out new directions for the field. Papers may focus on any historical period or geographic region, but should be primarily preoccupied with the intersection of book studies and literary studies.

[UPDATE] Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 12:31pm
University of Glasgow

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fiction within (and outwith) academia. Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Works such as In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers and The Next American Essay edited by John D'Agata investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:25am
Mark Nowak, editor

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues. Previous contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Stewart. Our current double issue, "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," will be available soon.

Please send paper copies of essays/non-fiction prose, along with your email address, to:

Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O'Neill Literary House
Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620

Traffic

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:07am
ESC: English Studies in Canada

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:54am
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

"Man's most valuable faculty is his imagination. Human life seems so little designed for happiness that we need the help of a few creations, a few images, a lucky choice of memories to muster some sparse pleasure on this earth and struggle against the pain of all our destinies - not by philosophical force, but by the more efficient force of distraction." - Germaine Necker de Staël

SAMLA Fiction Writers

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:13am
Brian Ray/UNC-Greensboro/SAMLA

The SAMLA Fiction Writers Session invites short stories of any length and style for the 2010 annual conference. This session blends workshop and panel formats. Participants will not only present their work to a live audience but also submit their manuscripts to the chair and co-presenters, before the conference date, for critical feedback.

Although short stories of any genre or style will be considered, the session chair especially encourages works that address the "interplay of text and image," as related to this year's conference theme. Such stories might reference works of visual art, photography, sculpture, and film, or involve artists as central characters.

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