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[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.

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 7:46pm
University of California, Riverside

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11. The general cfp and panel specific cfp's can be found at http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/ . Below is a new panel cfp, not yet posted on the website. Note that the cfp's have not been updated to reflect the new deadline.

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 7:25pm
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the role of accents, dialects, creoles, and multilingualism upon the national project, especially in (but not limited to) the context of francophone and sinophone texts.

This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives. Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
http://www.pamla.org/2010/sessions/nation-and-mother-tongues

From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:45am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.

London - (Dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due by Friday, March 12, 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:17pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

LONDON:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:
Medieval London and the birth of England's capital
Early Modern London as cultural / artistic hub
London as metropole in the expanding Empire
Victorian London and class / race / gender
Life in wartime London
London's response to historical crises
London landmarks in art / literature
City characters unique to London
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Ray Crosby at raycrosby@gmail.com by
Friday, March 12, 2010, at 5pm Pacific. Please indicate any A/V needs.

"Mad Men" - (Dis)junctions 2010 - April 9-10 - UC Riverside - Due Friday, March 12 by 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:12pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

MAD MEN:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the popular AMC television show "Mad
Men". In keeping with this year's conference theme, submissions of particular interest might deal
with issues of crisis in the lives of the characters or in the cultural milieu of the show's 1960s
setting. Possible topics include:
The multiple lives of Don Draper
Betty Draper and female sexuality
The show's depiction of race/gender/sexuality
Pregnancy as crisis
Advertising and the moral crisis of American Capitalism
Mad Men and the changing face of the American workplace
The Cuban Missile Crisis / JFK Assassination and collective response to (inter)national crisis

Pilgrimage - (dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due Friday March 12, 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:03pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

PILGRIMAGE:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,
economic, artistic, architectural, etc. Possible topics include:
Major / lesser-known world pilgrimage sites / routes
Relics / souvenirs
Hagiography
The art and architecture of pilgrimage
Representations of pilgrimage / pilgrims in literature
Turnerian anthropology and pilgrimage
Pilgrimage and national / regional / local identity
Pop-culture pilgrimage sites (e.g. Graceland, Abbey Road)
Pilgrimage to sites of death / loss (e.g. Auschwitz, Hiroshima, New York City's "Ground Zero")

Cosmopolitanism - (Dis)junctions 2010 Graduate Student Conference - UC Riverside - Due Friday 4/12 at 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 9:58pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

COSMOPOLITANISM:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitan theory,
cosmopolitanism in literature, cosmopolitan ethics, etc. Possible topics include:
The roots / routes of cosmopolitanism
Contemporary cosmopolitan thought
Cosmopolitanism and government
Cosmopolitanism and the environment
Cosmopolitanism and the global economy
Cosmopolitanism in a particular literary piece / genre / period
Cosmopolitanism and "states of crisis"
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Ray Crosby at raycrosby@gmail.com by
Friday, March 12, 2010 by 5pm Pacific. Please indicate any A/V needs.

"Intellectual Property and the Academy" May 12-14, 2010

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 4:10pm
University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association

Conference participants, through individual presentations, posters, and a panel discussion will discuss the nature of intellectual property as it pertains to the practices and goals of academia. Since all scholars produce intellectual work, this topic is of interdisciplinary interest and will address issues from all disciplines, such as patenting, publishing, programming, open access, open source, co-authorship, public-private partnerships, works of art, the relation of sponsorship to ownership, the autonomy of scholarship, the products of intellectual labour, and whether knowledge should be considered a public good or a commercial commodity.

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:42pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

[UPDATE] Sylvia Plath and Material Culture (deadline extended to April 1, 2010)

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:28pm
Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies

Sylvia Plath and Material Culture

The third issue of Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies solicits articles addressing materiality in any aspect of Sylvia Plath's oeuvre. Of particular interest are historical approaches considering Plath's poetry and prose. Topics may include, but are not limited to, archives, things, commodities, texts, nature, the creative process, images, art, visual culture, and history.
Articles should be approximately twenty pages in length and demonstrate MLA format. Shorter submissions are also welcome. The deadline has been extended to April 1.
Please send articles as Microsoft Word attachments to Amanda Golden apg3@uw.edu

Art History and Visual Culture Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Art History and Visual Culture Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

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

The Art History and Visual Culture 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 from 1-3 October, 2010.

Gender Studies Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Gender Studies Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

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

The Gender 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 from 1-3 October, 2010.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:28pm
Jami Bartlett

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

When we ask how a sentence in use expresses the thought that attaches to it, or how descriptions of relations conjure the fictional world that in turn depends upon them, what we are really revealing is the conditions that must obtain if the sentence or relations are to count as meaningful. Each referring term in a narrative carries its truth conditions with it—-a speaker's propositional attitudes or background, her intention, the conventions within which she and the narrative operates, the criteria under which readers can verify, use, translate, or name the object of her sentence—-and as these conditions shift, characters and plots emerge and develop.

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 10:05am
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. We are particularly interested in exploring film adaptations that reimagine, revise, or remodel the worlds of Shakespeare's works. Contributors may choose to address films that radically alter the plays in terms of tone, ideology, or even genre by transforming them into other stand-alone works of art, such as Akira Kurosawa's recasting of King Lear as samurai epic in his 1985 Ran. We also invite considerations of popular updatings of the plays such as Baz Luhrman's 1997 Romeo + Juliet. Further, we welcome essays that focus on the pedagogical opportunities (or challenges) such film adaptations offer.

Edited Collection: Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siecle

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 8:13pm
F. Elizabeth Gray/ Massey University, New Zealand

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on women's journalism between 1880 and 1910, entitled 'Making a Name for Herself: Women in Journalism at the fin de siecle', for consideration by Palgrave Macmillan. The collection aims to investigate how the work of British women journalists at the turn of the century furthers critical understanding of the intersection of gender, canonicity, and questions of high vs low culture; of women writers' strategic commodification of self and of style; and of the complex relationship between fame and literary style.

Extended Deadline: Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 8:35am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Aesthetics of New Literatures in English
Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles and book reviews on Aesthetics of New Literatures English for Volume 2, Number 2. The focus of the issue will be an exploration of the aesthetic (NOT political) aspects of particular authors, particular texts, trends, genres and/or tradition. We are also interested in articles that explain their relation/difference with British literary/linguistic traditions. Please find the broader areas for discussion below:
• English Writings in the Indian subcontinent
• Caribbean Literature
• African Literature in English
• Australian Literature
• Literature of New Zealand

The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:22am
IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities
The media industry is at a crossroads in many respects, as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence to be reached, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends. The unparalleled opportunities of today's connected world have created a new set of challenges that need to be met, including questions of power and responsibility, editorial accountability, and the erosion of more traditional income streams. How these challenges and opportunities are confronted will shape the future of the media industry.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:13am
The International Academic Forum

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

Ethics of Racial Identity

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:44am
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

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

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