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[UPDATE]Political Speak: The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture and Punishment SAMLA: 11/5-11/7 2010 Abstracts 4/30

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 6:15pm
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association SAMLA

Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.

This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.

International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 4:16pm
AIZEN/Pusan National University

Pusan National University and Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme (AIZEN)

President, Anna Gural-Migdal

Vice-President, Robert Singer

Secretary: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Calls for Papers/Appel de communications

AIZEN/Pusan National University International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

Society for the Philosophical Study of Education--Call for Papers for APA 2011, Minneapolis

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 3:12pm
Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

Call for Papers and Panels.

The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education will be offering two sessions at the annual Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wednesday, 30 March to Saturday, 2 April 2011. We are actively soliciting proposals for papers, panels, or mini-panels for these sessions.

We encourage submissions on all topics pertaining to the philosophy of education, but are especially interested in proposals addressing the following areas:

1) Non-Western Contributions to the Philosophy of Education.

Obama, Race, and Empire (5/1)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 3:04pm
agency

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue, a special issue on Obama, Race, and Empire. The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in November 2008 was hailed by many as a transformative moment in the history of race relations within the United States, and the USA's relationship with the global community. Yet, Obama's first year as President has resulted in frustration for many of his supporters, as policy goals remain goals not achievements and the USA continues to be seen by many as oppressive and imperialist.

Immigration and Visual Culture (5/1)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 3:02pm
agency

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations, from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.

CFP: Women's Studies and "The Interplay of Text and Image" (5/31/10; SAMLA 11/5/-11/7)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11:33am
Letizia Guglielmo

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2010 conference theme, "The Interplay of Text and Image," and its connection to Women's Studies, broadly defined. Presentations may address, among other topics, image and text in the Women's Studies classroom, the visual as feminist intervention, digital communication and gender, the queering of image and text, and other topics exploring intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in light of the conference theme.

Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 10:45am
Matthew S. S. Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)
[Extended Deadline]

Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.

SCMLA 2009-2010: Women of Color

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 7:28am
SCMLA

The SCMLA 2010 Women of Color Panel welcomes submissions on any topic related to its theme:

New Frontiers:Pathways and Agencies in Literatures of Women of Color

Papers from graduate students are welcomed.

Please send your submission to:
Nimmi Agnes Jayathurai, Chair
University of Houston
Nimmi.Jayathurai@mail.uh.edu

CFP: READING THE SUSPECT: INTERPRETATIONS AND AESTHETICS 14th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference University of Queensland, Austr

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:03pm
School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia

Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:

Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts (Abstracts 5/1/2010; Montreal 3/24/2011)

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:13pm
Nhora Serrano/Renaissance Society of America

2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers

PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts

Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.

Recycling (Grad Conference) - Sat, Sept 25, 2010

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 7:31pm
Dept of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University

Call For Papers . . .

Recycling

The Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Associate Professor of English at NYU, will be the conference keynote speaker.

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:13pm
SAMLA/Marxist Literary Group

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to charlessumner@hotmail.com

UPDATE - "Thresholds of Utopia/Dystopia" - A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:47pm
HERA - Humanities Education and Research Association

For a special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we seek academic papers from a broad range of disciplines that address utopian/dystopian literature, historical attempts to create utopia, or the philosophical writings that underpin each of these efforts. We will also consider creative fictional engagements of utopian themes and creative non-fiction essays about utopia. In particular, this issue will explore the definitions of and boundaries between Utopia and Dystopia.

[UPDATE] Conference announcement: What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:27pm
Anna Bernard / University of York

WHAT POSTCOLONIAL THEORY DOESN'T SAY
JULY 3-5, 2010
PROGRAMME
BOWLAND AUDITORIUM, BERRICK SAUL BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF YORK.

DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010

8.30-9.00: Registration

9.00-10.15: PLENARY SESSION I
Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."

10.15-10:30: Coffee

Call for Jounral Submissions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Frederick Douglass--June 1, 2010

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:15am
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] Do You Bowles? Paul Bowles's Centennial -- International Conference, October 21 - 23, 2010 - Portugal

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 4:33am
Ulices - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies - Faculty of Letters

Paul Bowles is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most skillful storytellers and imaginative composers of modern American music. His unsettling literary themes and expatriation to Morocco made him into a cult figure whose life and work continue to fascinate contemporary audiences.

By examining the interplay between literary, musical, visual and cultural texts, the conference aims at stimulating discussion on Bowlesian musical and literary themes, as well as cultural and anthropological issues and on the relationship between the artist's challenging work and current inner and outer geographies.

Vitalpoetics Vol.3 No.1 2010 - 04/10/2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:51pm
Vitalpoetics

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

CFP: New German Review

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 5:55pm
Department of Germanic Languages-UCLA

Call for Submissions

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German
Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews
and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

Literature and Religion

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:57pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Literature & Religion session at RMMLA convention in Albuquerque, NM on October 14-16, 2010, seeking paper proposals. Please send short abstract and any questions to Joan Grenier-Winther at grenierj@wsu.edu. Proposals will be considered as received. For more info, please visit www.rmmla.org.
Thank you.

Making Connections: Spring 2010 Call for Papers

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:44pm
Fredrick Douglas Institute Collaborative

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.

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

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 1:22pm
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.

Bilingualism and Translation Panel. Submission Deadline: April 14, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 12:34pm
International Conference “Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities,” October 14-16, 2010; Urbana, Illinois

As early as 1969, George Steiner 's essay "Extraterritorial" challenged Nabokov scholars to define how subcurrents of Nabokov's Russian affect his English: "We need really detailed study of the quality and degree of pressure which Russian puts on Nabokov's Anglo-American. How often are his English sentences "metatranslations" of Russian? To what extent do Russian semantic associations initiate the images and contour of the English phrase?"

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2011 NeMLA, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Conceptualizing "European literature"

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:30am
V. Liska & T. Nolden ICLA CHLEL

Conceptualizing "European literature"
We are inviting essay proposals for a volume to be published in a new series by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. Given the series' emphasis on "problems in contemporary literary studies," we are pursuing a wide variety of models for conceptualizing "European literature." The volume will be edited by Professor Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Professor Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College / M.I.T.).

Vocal Arts Symposium: June 13, Grožnjan, Croatia. Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space and Practice

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:01am
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia

Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice

Call for Papers
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to acousticity.symposium@gmail.com, by May 3, 2010.

"There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." (John Cage, "Experimental Music")

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