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International Journal of Travel and Places Seeks Submissions (Deadline May 10, 2010)

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 2:52pm
World-Weary: A journal of places

See World-Weary.com for additional submission details and don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions.

This is first and foremost a journal of places. People now travel more than ever, yet there is a dearth of intelligent, thoughtful, long-form writing about the spaces in which people live, work, and visit. Though humans have explored most of this planet, these feats are meaningless unless we are able to create in-depth reflections on our experiences.

Non-fiction literature about people and places will form the majority of the World-Weary's content, but essays, histories, fiction, interviews, satire, investigations, and other forms of written expression will also be featured.

GENDER RESISTANCE, 31 October 2010

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 4:17am
European Journal of English Studies

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

GENDER RESISTANCE

Guest Editors: Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou.

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010)

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 10:42am
Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York

Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.

Call for Articles: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 9:27am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood has as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. Starlight and Shadows explores this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

The Carnival of Death: Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas - 24-26 Feb 2011

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 6:20am
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The Carnival of Death: Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas
An interdisciplinary conference organised by Maria-José Blanco and Ricarda Vidal, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2010
Conference dates: 24-26 Feb 2011
Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
In the most general terms death is defined as the final and irreversible cessation of the vital functions in an organism, the ending of life. However, the precise definition of death and the exact time of the transition from life to death differ according to culture, religion and legal system.

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

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 10:57pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

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

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

International Conference: "Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities."/Urbana, IL/Deadline: April 15, 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:39pm
The Center for Translation Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The Université Denis-Diderot, Paris, France

October 14-16, 2010

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Levis Faculty Center

This conference will convene scholars and practitioners to present state-of-the-art research on translation and the humanities. In particular, we seek to assess if, and how, academic disciplines comprising the humanities consider translation to be constitutive of their practice.

Translation scholars have called for a paradigm shift in defining the relationship between translation and the humanities. While it is acknowledged that a large share of our common knowledge is conveyed through translation, too little has been said about the way knowledge itself is built and circulated, particularly in the domain of interpretive disciplines.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:02am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) will CLOSE on April 22nd.

In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address (http://www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk/) and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.

A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk.

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 10:35pm
Stephani Pierce/San Francisco State University

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, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Paper proposals of 500 words and a 40-word abstract are due by April 5, 2010. Please submit online at PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form: http://www.pamla.org/2010/please-register

Reading the Visual Text: Visual Rhetoric in a Visual Culture (SAMLA conf. 2010, special session, abstracts due June 15, 2010)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:01pm
Alice Myatt / Georgia State University

This panel invites participants to explore the ways in which reading visual texts plays out in our increasingly visual culture. From the bombardment of images used in advertising, to the moving image that adapts printed text to the cinematic screen, to the increasing centrality of visual images in digital spaces like Facebook and Second Life, our culture is one that often takes for granted the interplay between text and image.

Proposals for any presentation connected to the field of visual rhetoric are welcome.

Presentations may seek to answer any of the following questions, or they may offer a perspective on visual rhetoric that connects to the convention theme "The Interplay of Text and Image":

[UPDATE] Film (Regular Session) 2010 SAMLA Convention; May 15

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:41pm
Adrienne Angelo / SAMLA

In keeping with the theme of the 2010 SAMLA convention, this panel seeks paper proposals that address the interplay of text and image. Possible topics may include but are not limited to: cinematic adaptations of literary works, film theory and authorship, reflexivity in film and literature, and the relationship of word and image in national cinemas and cinematic traditions. By May 15, 2010, please send proposals of approximately 500 words with presenter's name, academic affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail and mailing addresses) to Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University, at ama0002@auburn.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Political Speak:The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture & Punishment-SAMLA 11/7/10- 11/11/10-Abstracts due 05/01/10

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:22pm
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.

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (DEADLINE EXTENDED 4/5/10; Midwest Conf on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:15pm
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced

English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:17am
Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University

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, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics, Durham UK (Deadline: 15 May 2010)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm
Marc Botha and Heather Yeung / University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Department of English Studies and St John's College, University of Durham UK
8-10 September 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Derek Attridge (York)
Stephen Bann (Bristol)
Michael Davidson (UCSD)

CALL FOR PAPERS

[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."

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