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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.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:48pm
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:52pm
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:11am
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

Guest Editors: Alexa Weik, University of Fribourg & Christoph Irmscher, Indiana University

This special issue of EJES (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13825577.asp) addresses the dislocation of bodies (human and non-human), concepts, cultures, and goods across borders of various kinds not just in relation to notions of mobility, but with special attention to their interaction with their surrounding environments.

CFP: Feminism 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:51am
MP: an International Feminist Journal

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we
shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010

Steampunk! The Popular Manifestation of Neo-Victorianism

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 5:26am
Victorian Steampunk Society

Steampunk! The Popular Version of Neo-Victorianism

A One-Day Conference hosted by the Victorian Steampunk Society, September 11, 2010

Lincoln Castle and Lawns, Lincoln U.K.

The Conference aims to explore the rising popularity of Steampunk and to consider its place in the wider field of Neo-victorianism and Neo-Victorian Studies.

This conference is unique in that it takes place alongside the "Weekend at the Asylum" festival which will attract up to one thousand active steampunks to the beautiful and historic City of Lincoln. This makes it the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to some of the leading figures in this aspect of Neo-Victorianism.

Comparative Literature Panel : East/West Cinema

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 1:25am
UC Riverside (dis)junctions conference

This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,
particularly as this idea relates to filmic representations of East Asian subjects in "Western" films
(i.e. films directed by "Western" directors, produced mainly for "Western" audiences). Some
film scholars have argued that it no longer makes sense to talk about representations of minority
groups in "national" cinemas, because the entire idea of the nation-state and national cinema is
passé. But the cinematic "global landscape" is in a state of crisis. How can we discuss the
representations of Chinese diasporic populations in Western countries without reference to
national identity?

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
Ed Chamberlain

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to edachamb@indiana.edu by Saturday March 20th.

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

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 3:54pm
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.

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