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[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

The Purdue University Comparative Literature Program welcomes papers that explore the ways in which comics and film animation engage us politically and profoundly influence the way we define gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood. "Political" can be defined broadly, relating not only to affairs of state, but also the praxis of visual narrative and ways it affects individual identity and community dynamics. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 2:44pm
Women's Studies Quarterly

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman's reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 1:23pm
University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Derek Attridge (University of York)
Stephen Bann (University of Bristol)
Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego)
Frank Lentricchia (Duke University)

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the participation of Patricia Waugh, Gareth Reeves, Michael O'Neill and Stephen Regan of Durham University; visual artist and poet, Alec Finlay and conceptual poet Ira Lightman.

Yale Graduate Symposium: Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, Oct. 2, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 1:08pm
Yale University, Department of Renaissance Studies; Elizabethan Club at Yale University

Call for Papers: "Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics"
A graduate symposium at Yale University, Oct 2, 2010

The graduate students of the Yale University Renaissance Studies program and affiliated departments are pleased to announce an upcoming graduate symposium, "Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics," to be held at Yale University October 2, 2010.

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book. There will also be a discussion about the value of edited collections when applying for tenure. Roundtable participants will share their recent publishing experiences (in the form of a 5-6 minute presentation), after which there will be time for an informal discussion between conference attendees and panelists.

Revisiting Haiti in the Light / Works of Aimé Césaire

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 6:26pm
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) - November 5-7, 2010, Atlanta GA

Revisiting Haiti in the Light / Works of Aimé Césaire

Haiti is the lost cradle and the pariah of the New World. Her disregarded epithets "La Perle des Antilles", the land of the Caribs / Tainos / Arawaks, the land of Emperors or the "Seminal Brawn of the Americas" are fast becoming the morphology of an obsolete lexicon for the nowadays writers, journalists, and reporters of the "Sensational Media."

UPDATE- "Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes"

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 5:46pm
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television

Call for Papers
"Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Third Round Deadline: June 1. 2010

AREA: Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Metaphysical Thought in SF and Utopia, Society for Utopian Studies, Milwaukee, October 28-31, 2010 (June 21 deadline)

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 9:15am
Gib Prettyman

Papers are invited for one or more panels that explore relationships between the broad genre of sf and utopia and the broad category of metaphysical thought and belief. Historical or theoretical approaches from any discipline are welcome. Papers that touch on the theme of this year's conference—civil rights, social justice, and the Midwest—are especially encouraged.

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 1:45am
Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

Plenary lecturers will include: Julia Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine) and John Schad (Lancaster University).

Other participants include: Jo Carruthers (Bristol University), Paul Contino (Pepperdine University), John Cox (Hope College), Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mark Eaton (Azusa Pacific University), Peter Hawkins (Yale University), Emma Mason (Warwick University) and Susannah Monta (University of Notre Dame).

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:14pm
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7

This panel seeks to examine the tensions and intersections among postumanisms, technology/biotechnology, and the rhetoric of fear. Considering new technologies and biotechnologies, which have enabled us to create novel and never-before-seen forms of life - from genetically modified foods to biotic art - is non-human agency something to fear? How is such fear disseminated/consumed and how has it changed the relationship between technology and human or non-human agents? What can new (bio)technologies tell us about non-human agency? How have new technologies changed conceptualizations of "liberal humanism"? How are artists/writers responding to these questions?

Local Culture Journal Deadline: May 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:35pm
Local Culture

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 1:21pm
Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?

Edited Collection – New York School Collaborations

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:29am
Mark Silverberg/ Cape Breton University

It has been frequently noted that New York School poetry is not only full of references to painting, music, dance, film, and theater, but that the poets of the first and subsequent generations regularly worked with artists in other fields to create unique collaborative texts. Ranging from theater projects to visual poetry, from films to musical scores, and including work in other hybrid genres, the New York School has explored the possibilities of collaboration like no other group of American poets. The present volume seeks essays on an array of New York School collaborative texts and contexts.

15th October 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:17am
Screening Cultural Spaces

Call for papers: "Screening Cultural Diversity"

[UPDATE] Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:47am
Tristanne Connolly / University of Waterloo

Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

The programme for Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-first Century is now posted on our conference website, at

For registration details, see
We would be grateful for early registrations; the deadline is 1 June.

Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium 7th-11th Nov 2010, South Beach, FL - deadline 1 Aug 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 6:03pm
Society for the Study of Jewish American & Holocaust Literature

Call for Papers

2010 American Literature Association's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium

Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature for the 15th Annual JAHLIT Symposium at the landmark BETSY Hotel in South Beach Florida on November 7-11, 2010. Send 250 word abstracts by August 1, 2010 to Holli Levitsky at For more information visit or contact Holli Levitsky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.

[UPDATE] Sirens (women and fantasy) - 10/7/2010-10/10/10, deadline extended to May 10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:46pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
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. Guests of honor include Holly Black, Marie Brennan, and Terri Windling. 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.

2010 Crossroads Conference: Amherst, Massachusetts October 9th and 10th

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:05pm
Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature

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.

CFP London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature ( April 1-2, 2010, Nancy, France)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 3:39pm
Université Nancy 2, France

International Conference
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2

London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature

Call for paper

The Research Groups I.D.E.A. ("Interdisciplinarité dans les études
anglophones"), Nancy-Université) and ECRITURES, Université Paul
Verlaine–Metz are announcing a call for papers for their international
conference on the theme: "London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural
Influences in the Arts and Literature".

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 12:36pm
MLG - Marxist Literary Group

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

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:34am
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2010 will be considered for volume 3; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:

Volume 1 of RAE is now available at

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:26am
University of Cyprus

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious wars of the reformation and counter-reformation, and from the decline of the ancien régime to the upheavals of revolution and class struggle in the 19th century, "Utopia" is a name that has always been linked to crisis: as a reformist or revolutionary response to antagonisms and contradictions in the social, political and economic order, as a means of contemplating and urging a world to come during a period of transition and uncertainty.

[UPDATE] Violent Masculinities: Early Modern Texts and Modern Images (SAMLA Nov. 2010; New Abstract Deadline = May 21)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:43am
Catherine Thomas/College of Charleston

From Lavinia's rape and dismemberment in Titus Andronicus to the
decimation of villains in The Faerie Queene, early modern texts are rife with acts of spectacular violence in part because of the central role they play in constituting and contesting early modern masculinity. Similarly, modern popular culture has proliferated and valorized images of violent masculinity, both in adaptations of early modern works (e.g. Hamlet and The Revenger's Tragedy) and in later models of heroism (e.g. the Terminator films, superhero comics). This panel welcomes papers considering historical, theoretical, literary and/or aesthetic
aspects of violent masculinity, then and now. How do displays of

The Industrial Revolution - Symposium - Cambridge, UK - September 2010 - Deadline June 21

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:42am
Cambridge Victorian Studies Group


Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century.

A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.

This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.

2010 Black New England Conference, Submissions Due June 1st

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:25am
Center for New England Culture

2010 Black New England Conference
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 16th 2010
Holloway Commons, University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Politics of Race:
Movements, Protests, Leaders, and Representation

The 2010 conference will cover the history of cultural, social, and
political movements in New England from the 1700s to the present.
As the word 'representation' indicates, the conference will include presentations on the politics concerning and the forms of representing
such events and people of African descent in New England.


The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 9:00am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus of this journal is the murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice. Accepting the possibility that no theory is panacea, The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.