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Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture"

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:46pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (reconstruction.eserver.org) announces
Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture" edited by Michael Benton and Nate Hinerman.

With articles by Marjo Buitelaar and Nirvana Saad, Barie Fez-Barringten, Nate Hinerman and Donald Gelpi, Susan M. Kilonzo, Kenza Oumlil, Kathleen Vandenberg, and Deborah Wills and Erin Steuter.

Reconstruction is also accepting articles for open issues and proposals for special issues. All such queries should be sent to the Reconstruction Submissions Editor at reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com.

"Teaching Graphic Narrative in the Literature Classroom" (M/MLA 4-7 November 2010, Chicago, IL)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 4:49pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association

Increasingly comic books and graphic narratives/novels find their way onto literature syllabi. Recent anthologies such as _Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills_, edited by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, and _Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel,_ edited by James Bucky Carter, emphasize the use for such texts in secondary schools. But what are the benefits of teaching comic books and graphic narratives/novels in college? And how do we best go about doing it? This panel seeks papers that discuss the benefits of teaching these new genres in the Literature classroom.

Women in Popular Culture Conference

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:42pm
Women in Popular Culture Conference/South Carolina State University

WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE:
OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS AND THE STATUS QUO

CONFERENCE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL (SPELMAN COLLEGE), PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION, ANNA JULIA COOPER PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES

The past decade has seen considerable changes in the spaces women occupy in American culture, including an increase in the number of women with major roles in politics and in the media. Indeed, women's engagements with social media have opened up new opportunities for grassroots activism and the creation of more distributed communities.

Migration and Terror (6/1/10; 11/4-11/7/10)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:02am
Midwest Modern Language Association

How do terror and migration intersect? This session seeks papers that explore ways in which migration is shaped or defined by the experiences or rhetoric of terror. How are discourses of terrorism and immigration linked? How do experiences of terror affect processes of immigration, asylum, and exile? How are our understandings of diaspora and globalization shaped by the language or institutions of security? All geographical, temporal, and generic foci welcome.

CFP: Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Dickinson College

Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Colloquium at Dickinson College, 25–27 February 2011
Sponsored by Dickinson College
Keynote address by Philip V. Bohlman

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World (no closing date)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 5:19am
IDEA: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World

This series, entitled "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World," examines the theoretical and practical crossover between fields and disciplines, as well as their methods, concepts and analytical tools, concerning the evolution of English studies in France, where interdisciplinarity has grown increasingly visible on the university level but has rarely itself been the object of inquiry.

The Role of French Radio and Television in High and Low Culture, PAMLA, deadline May 9

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:35pm
Dalton Krauss, Scripps College, Claremont, California

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of the MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing various types of programs that appear or have appeared in the past on French radio and television in order to determine their role in popular culture, as well as the role of those media in transmitting high culture to a popular audience. Topics to be discussed include political analysis and news programs, comedy and satirical programs, culturally oriented talk shows, films on TV, sports, fictional series ("Sagas" and other soap operas, télé-réalité.

The Modernist Left

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:34pm
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University

An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:13pm
Colleen S. Harris and Carol Smallwood

Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets

Contributors needed for articles about: markets for women, why women write, time management, using life experience, women's magazines, critique groups, networking, blogs, unique issues women must overcome, lesbian and bisexual writing, formal education, queries and proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing, self-publishing, teaching tips--just a few areas women poets are interested.

Women Writing on Today's American Family (Topics by April 30, 2010)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 6:11pm
Colleen S. Harris

Women Writing on Today's American Family

Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with family publication experience. Possible subjects: markets; using life experience; networking; unique issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Family in creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.

UPDATE: Diasporic Dialogies

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 1:51pm
University of Texas at El Paso

UPDATE:

DIASPORIC DIALOGUES

The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Scholarship, Creative Writing, and Activism in literary works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.

The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.

CFP UPDATE Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:50pm
University of Glasgow

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a forum for debate and exchange on topics relating to the interceptions between modernism and theory. Following Stephen Ross' edited collection Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate (2009) which seeks 'to recapture the continuities among modernism and theory', this event will address specific concerns about the relationship between historical and theoretical approaches to modernism (in its various definitions), local and transnational locations, canonical and marginalised thinkers, political and philosophical readings.

Frederick Douglass After Emancipation, Special Session at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 8:19pm
Gregory Laski

Though he is best known as the fugitive-turned-abolitionist, Frederick Douglass had a long career after the legal abolition of slavery. And yet our conception of Douglass, within and beyond the academy, tends to privilege his first two narratives at the expense of his postbellum publications, a rich set of texts that include the voluminous Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; rev. 1882, 1892), as well as pamphlets and lectures on issues such as education, lynching, and civil rights. Seeking to open a conversation about how we might characterize Frederick Douglass after emancipation, this panel welcomes papers on any aspect of his postbellum career or his image in popular memory. Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1 to Gregory Laski, Dept.

Transgendered Oceania and Asia (Deadline: 5/4/2010)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 5:12pm
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Transgendered Oceania and Asia
(DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED: 5/4/10)

PANEL SESSION: Transgendered Oceania and Asia

I am seeking papers dealing with depictions and performances of transgendered identities of Asian or Oceanic descent. Possible paper topics may include investigations of: ancient or modern depictions of transgendered performances in religious, cultural, literary or film and visual media; transvestism in film and theatre, in the sex industry, politics, literature, sports or celebrity culture.

CFP: Travelling South 9/22-26; deadline 5/14

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 4:44pm
International Society for Travel Writing

"Traveling South": The Sixth Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its sixth biennial conference at the University of South Carolina from 22-26 September 2010.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Peter Hulme (University of Essex)
Gary Younge (Brooklyn College and feature writer and columnist for the Guardian newspaper)

The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "Traveling South". Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Film Studies at PAMLA (Deadline Extended: 5/4/2010)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 4:38pm
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

ATTN: PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Film Studies Panel(s)
(DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5/4/10)

Aloha Concerned Cinema Citizens,

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.

PANEL DESCRIPTION: F I L M S T U D I E S

"Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry"

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 12:52pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

@nd Annual Reviewing Black Mountain College Conference

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 10:41am
BMC Museum + Arts Center and UNC-Asheville

Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

2nd Annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference
October 8-10, 2010

The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville

Letting the Vampire In (8/9 December) - Submission deadline: 5 May, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 9:59am
Ruhr-University Bochum

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on the recent surge of the vampire motif in popular culture to explore both its causes and consequences in literary and visual representations, especially aiming to shed light on cultural conditions and media formats.

We invite academic papers on the vampire cult, especially from postgraduate students. The conference addresses researchers from the fields of cultural studies, literature, media studies,
gender studies and the social sciences.

[UPDATE] 'On or about December 1910': Centenary reflections and contemporary debates, modernsim and beyond

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 5:07am
Dr Bryony Randall and Dr Matthew Creasy, University of Glasgow

**FINAL REMINDER – DEADLINE 1ST MAY**

This inaugural conference of the British Association of Modernist Studies and Scottish Network of Modernist Studies is based around Virginia Woolf's famous and controversial statement in an essay of 1923, often taken as indicating a possible starting-point for modernity, that 'on or about December 1910, human character changed.'

Methods Past and Current 17-21 June, 2011

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 1:56pm
International Society for the Linguistics of English

** BOSTON** 17-21 JUNE 2011*
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS*

The New England Committee the ISLE meeting invites workshop proposals that address approaches applicable to one or more fields of linguistic analysis. This first call for Proposals on Workshops has as a deadline of *30 September 2010* for submissions.

Update: Text and Context: Toni Morrison's Life and Work (essay collection).

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
Ana Nunes, University of Coimbra

In 2004, Morrison was commissioned to write forewords to a new edition of her novels. In these Morrison, a writer who normally refutes the confluence between autobiography and creative work, describes her writing process as made up of research, imagination, and memory.

Update: Deadline Extended Autobigoraphy and Biography

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00pm
SCMLA Ft Worth Oct 2010

How has the biogrpahy and autobiography changed? Final call for papers on biogrpahy and autobiography for the SCMLA conference in Ft. Worth. Papers should discuss the pressures on new memoirists and/or how technology is changing the form.
Send proposals to Charles Fox by Wednesday April 21.

Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 11:16am
Dr Mark Duffett, University of Chester

Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

Binks Building, University of Chester
Northwest Popular Music Studies Network

Friday 25th June 2010

Keynote speaker: Matt Hills (author of 'Fan Cultures')

While a range of researchers in cultural studies - notably Henry Jenkins, Matt Hills and Cornell Sandvoss - have moved the discussion about media fandom forward, much less work has been done specifically on popular music fandom. We invite contributors from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics associated with popular music fan culture at this free one-day study event in Chester. Themes for papers may include (but are not limited to):

"Nature and Its Discontents," SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, 5-7 November, Deadline 1 June

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:10am
Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans

SAMLA Conference

5-7 November 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: Nature and Its Discontents

"Nature and Its Discontents" will explore the ontological, epistemological, and theological significances of "the natural" in relation to literature and to life. Possible topics may include: the varieties of human nature; environmental philosophy vis-à-vis queer, feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and/or posthumanist theory; the aesthetics of life cycles; violence and peace in the ecological order; natural disaster and environmental risk; terror, wonder, and the sublime. By 1 June 2010, please send 300-word abstracts to Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

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