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[UPDATE] Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi Ethnic American Literature

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:32am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/MELUS Panel/Lucy R. Littler

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at llittler@fsu.edu by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.

A Fighting Modernism: Canadian Literature and War (deadline: April 25, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:37am
Bart Vautour, Dalhousie University, and Emily Robins Sharpe, the Pennsylvania State University

This proposed Modernist Studies Association 2010 panel seeks to explore modernist articulations within Canadian war literature in order to map connections between the country's participation in international conflict and its literature's place in the field of transnational modernism. Does Canadian modernism develop, as some critics have argued, out of the country's participation in the First World War? How do Canadian texts about war employ, question, or contest modernist aesthetics? How do representations of war change throughout modernism's tenure? Papers might address how Canada's decolonization and growing independence from England affects literary representations.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Present Tense

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 5:04pm
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. We are a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens.

Seeking to address current or presently unfolding issues, we publish short articles of no more than 2,000 words, the length of a conference paper. We also encourage conference-length multimedia submissions such as short documentaries, flash videos, interviews and podcasts, as well as reviews that are thematically related to the goals of the journal.

Here is a suggestive, though by no means exhaustive, list of topics that potential submissions might address:

S(t)imulated Realities: The Hypperreal in Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:15pm
Robin DeRosa/Plymouth State University

This collection will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to be covered could include reality television; living history museums or other tourist sites; simulated violence in entertainment, such as film and professional wrestling; Disneyland; planned residential communities; SecondLife, online gaming, and avatars; online cultural communities; metafiction; and literary hoaxes. Is the "real" strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that acknowledges it, or is the "real" confounded by simulations which ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?

Scandinavian Literature, PMLA 2010 (Deadline: April 5)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:02pm
Erla Maria Marteinsdottir / University of California Riverside

PMLA (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 Scandinavian literature and culture, medieval to modern, with special attention paid to national identities and literature. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://pamla.org/2010

The Archive (film, TV, new media)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 10:35am
FlowTV.org

FlowTV.org CFP: The Archive

FlowTV.org is the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio-TV-Film's journal of television and new media.

Due Date: Friday, May 7, 2010

"Silences enter the process of historical production at four crucial moments: the moment of fact creation (the making of sources); the moment of fact assembly (the making of archives); the moment of fact retrieval (the making of narratives); and the moment of retrospective significance (the making of history in the final instance)." –Michel-Rolph Trouillot, "Silencing the Past"

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:53am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Twentieth Century Studies - MPCA/ ACA

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:02am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

The Twentieth Century Studies 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's conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd.

I am seeking papers whose topics address any aspect of 20th century literature or popular culture. Proposals for papers addressing 21st century issues will be considered as well.

Topics might address, but are not limited:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Music
- Visual Art
- Modernism
- Post-modernism

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended --- Lucayos -- Issue 2 -- Water

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 10:52pm
The College of The Bahamas, School of English Studies

Lucayos is looking for submissions of papers 20-25 pages in length on art, film, literature and culture of the postcolonial world. The journal also invites submissions of creative pieces, specifically poetry, life writing, essays, and short stories. Submit works in full by May 31, 2010.

Crossroads Conference: October 9th and 10th 2010

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:45pm
Matthew Goodwin: University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.

Archaeological Modernism (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:34pm
Stephen Park, University of Southern California

This panel will explore the interplay of archaeology and modernist art and literature. While archaeology may initially conjure up images of museums and dusty relics, its methodological goals are thoroughly modernist—to strip away the accrued meaning of history and get down to the original object itself. It aims, in other words, to "make it new."

Registration Open For: (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are pleased to announce that registration for

(re)Performing the Posthuman – a conference on performance arts and posthumanism
University of Sussex, 21-22 May 2010

is now open.

The programme will include presentations, performances, video showings, a small exhibition space and a gallery in Second Life. The event will take place in InQbate, a state-of-the-art technological presentation venue on the University of Sussex campus.

The deadline for registration is April 30th 2010.

An overview of the programme, additional information, as well as registration details, can be found on the conference website:

CFP: Queer Studies in Popular Culture

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:01pm
Kristopher L. Cannon / Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture
2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota

More information for the conference is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org
Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Queer Studies area of 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 October 1-3, 2010.

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

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 5:31am
La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question

CALL FOR PAPERS

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).

1 May 2010

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:55am
Benito Rial Costas

Call for papers for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America

Dear Colleagues:

I am seeking four papers to complete a panel proposal for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, which will take place in Montreal. 

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian

Conference Homepage:
http://enkidumagazine.com/chics/esc.htm

North Korean Comics & Animation

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 1:06am
ImageText

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[UPDATE] The Fictional Lives of American Presidents

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:47pm
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional presidents—is an imaginative endeavor with greater entailments: it configures the actual and the virtual, the real and the fictional, as a function of our contemporary incapacity to think historically about our present. Real U.S. presidents appear in a number of recent films—Dick (1999) and Frost/Nixon (2008) tell Nixon's tale, while both Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and W. (2008) feature a sitting president.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

Peer English 6

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

The Fictional Lives of American Presidents - collection

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 11:56pm
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional presidents—is an imaginative endeavor with greater entailments: it configures the actual and the virtual, the real and the fictional, as a function of our contemporary incapacity to think historically about our present. Real U.S. presidents appear in a number of recent films—Dick (1999) and Frost/Nixon (2008) tell Nixon's tale, while both Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and W. (2008) feature a sitting president.

Travel and Literature, PAMLA Conference, November 13-14, 2010

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii

How does travel, in literal or figurative terms, impact the racial identification of the traveler, or their sense of the racial identification of those among whom they travel? Papers sensitive to the intersections between race and other forms of identification, such as sex, gender, and class, are of considerable interest to this Travel and Literature standing session panel, as are papers that reflect travel among others in asymmetric relations of position or power to the traveler.
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Directions for PAMLA Submissions

PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i: Please visit pamla.org to find out more!

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 1:49pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

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.

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA 2010 Special Session

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