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Comparative Literature Panel : East/West Cinema

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 1:25am
UC Riverside (dis)junctions conference

This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,
particularly as this idea relates to filmic representations of East Asian subjects in "Western" films
(i.e. films directed by "Western" directors, produced mainly for "Western" audiences). Some
film scholars have argued that it no longer makes sense to talk about representations of minority
groups in "national" cinemas, because the entire idea of the nation-state and national cinema is
passé. But the cinematic "global landscape" is in a state of crisis. How can we discuss the
representations of Chinese diasporic populations in Western countries without reference to
national identity?

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
Ed Chamberlain

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to by Saturday March 20th.

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 3:54pm
Melissa Ames

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 11:04am
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities
In introducing A Thousand Plateaus Deleuze and Guattari famously quip: "The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd." And matters only get more congested as their mental geography unfolds among landscapes traversed by herds, swarms, bands, gangs, hoards, flocks, packs, masses and multiple other collective becomings. This special issue of Rhizomes invites essays and multimodal works that consider new manifestations of and approaches to collectively, community or other multiplicities—whether inspired by D & G or not.

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 7:43am
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present? Please send papers on chronopolitics, media and memory, speed, monuments, futurity, duration, etc. by March 15, 2010.

MPCA/ACA 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1-3 Oct, Proposals due 30 April

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 1:32am
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.

Proposals will be accepted from a wide spectrum of popular culture fields. Interested scholars should consult the area chairs list at our website to find the chair for their discipline. Abstracts are due April 30, 2010.

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with your 250 word abstract.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 5:48pm

Vitalpoetics is now seeking submissions for Vol.3 No.1, 2010. Now in its third year, Vitalpoetics is an international journal of literary theory and new writing. We promote key ideas in the field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to cultural and political contexts. We seek to publish the best writing by emerging and established writers. As of this year we are accepting:

* Essays (3000-5000 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 pages)
* Prose (up to 2000 words)
* Original translations in any of these categories

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:37pm
Michelle Brown

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.

Abstracts to Michelle Brown ( by 15 Mar. 2010.

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:50pm
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentation is "Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s." Scholarly research on presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including, but not limited to the following:

The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
Modernism in Literature, Art and Music
Post WWI thought
Expatriate Artists
Literature and the War
The Anti-War Novel and short story

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability" October 7 – 10, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:32pm
Association for Integrative Studies

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability"
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference
Hosted by San Diego State University's
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,
School of Public Affairs
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Center for Regional Sustainability
The Ethics Center for Science and Technology (SDSU, UCSD, USD)

October 7 – 10, 2010
Kona Kai Spa and Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3102

CFP: Angles 2: Another Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Cultural History

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:14pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 19 June 2010


Following the success of the first Angles conference in 2009, we are returning in 2010 with another one-day event and the launch of an online network for research students working in the field of cultural history.

Texts and Places - Oct 9-10, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 2:00pm
Center for Urban and Global Studies, Trinity College

As part of the growing field of the history of media, this workshop will explore how the production and reception of the written word shapes and is shaped by particular places and their inhabitants.

The workshop will create intellectually coherent panels and discussion groups so that scholars from different fields can engage productively around a central theme or question. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers so that each session can be devoted to an informed discussion of the subject.

Speakers and discussants will include Lisa Gitelman (NYU), Robert Gross (Univ. of Connecticut), John Kelly (Univ. of Chicago), Jonathan Rose (Drew Univ.), and Barbara Sicherman (Trinity College).

The interface between politics and discursive practices (09/10/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:33pm
Journal Culture, Language and Representation

Journal Culture, Language and Representation seeks contributions for volume 9 to be published in May 2011.
The issue will be devoted to:

The interface between politics and discursive practices.

k(NO)w tomorrow: Contradictions of Imagining the Future

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:28am
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 4th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Conference. The Conference will take place on Saturday, September 25th at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Call for Papers

"Utopia," according to Frederic Jameson, "has always been a political issue, an unusual destiny for a literary form." Human history has had no shortage of fantasies of perfect worlds, or of dystopian visions that form their obverse. Even today, when the notion of "progress" is subject to fraught debate, utopian hopes and dystopian warnings can be found in discourses ranging from advertising to religion, film to cable news.

Call for Papers:(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:23am
Cardiff University, Researcher & Graduate School in the Humanities

The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, Architecture, Cultural Studies, English, History, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, City and Regional Planning, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Welsh. It invites researchers to consider how the concept of multiculturalism – and its re-construction – may influence their own work.