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Performing Knowledge-NEMLA 2011-April 7-10

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu.

CFP - NYU Fall Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (9/17/10)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 4:53pm
New York University

Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

New York University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2010 events. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 3:16pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Berkeley Graduate Medieval Conference 2011

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:28pm
Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley

"READING THE MIDDLE AGES"

The Graduate Medievalists at Berkley
invite submissions for the
UC Berkeley conference on the practice of reading in the Middle Ages (abstracts due November 11)

25-27 March 2011
UC Berkeley

Keynote Address by
Rita Copeland
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn
Endowed Term Professor in the Humanities
at the University of Pennsylvania

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
Stephen Curley, area chair Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 15, 2010
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2011 Conference, April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative literature
►Sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Contemporary port operations, seafaring, & sailing

Poetry and Melancholia

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 10:11am
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling

CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

Geocritical New England

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 9:59am
NeMLA, April 7-11, 2011 (submit proposals by Sept 30, 2010)

This panel will explore fictional landscapes of New England, particularly in their vexed relationships to the actual geographies negotiated by inhabitants of New England. Possible topics include but are not limited to: colonial accounts of 'new' land; the relationship between transcendental nature studies and growing nineteenth century industrialization; the role of local color and regionalist writing in shaping national perceptions of New England. Papers dealing with any historical period welcome. Submit 300 word abstracts, by September 30, to Rachel Collins at racollin@syr.edu.

What is "World Literature"? Abstracts due by Sept.30, 2010.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:08am
NeMLA 2011, April 6-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The panel will explore what "world literature", that has embedded in it the conjunction world-historical, mean today. By the time Goethe coined the term in the 1800's much of the non-Western world was already colonized.The impact of this reorganization was far reaching for the West and the non-Western world.What role did colonial structures play in creating a unified global systems theory such as Orientalism? Can Orientalist literature claim to be "world literature"? Many of the challenges posed by the paradigms of "world literature", global translation, linguistic imperialism, nationalism and modernity open the discussion to new reflection and debate. Have its claims been obscured by assimilations and homogenizations as a result of globalization?

CFP: Comics Get Medieval 2011 (12/1/10; PCA 4/20-23/11 San Antonio)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 1:54am
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2011:
A CELEBRATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT
CALL FOR PAPERS (PCA: SAN ANTONIO, TX 4/20-23/11)
SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE COMICS & COMIC ART AREA
ORGANIZED BY MICHAEL A. TORREGROSSA AND JASON TONDRO
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZERS BY 1 DECEMBER 2010

Teaching Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Approaches, June 21-26, 2011

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 10:20pm
2011 ASLE Biennial Conference, Bloomington, IN

In 2009, The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment published the "Climate Neutral Campus Report" outlining the role of higher education in addressing "the greatest intellectual, moral, and social challenge human civilization has ever faced" (6), the challenge of fostering a healthy, just, and sustainable society. While an increasing number of US Colleges and Universities are making environmentally sustainable practices a focus of campus operations, educating for sustainability is yet to become a curricular focus across all degrees and disciplines, the necessary foundation for a significant paradigm shift that some call the "sustainability revolution."

Posthumanism, Biopower, and Modern and Contemporary War, NeMLA, April 7-11, 2011

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 5:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention

How have representations of war since the beginning the twentieth century engaged with ideas of biopower and posthumanism? Proposals might investigate representations of technology and embodiment in war, the tropes of modern war involving machines or animals (e.g. helicopters in Vietnam, dogs in torture scenarios), or how such cases affect theories of life and machinery. Proposals (300 words or fewer) addressing these issues in literature, film, and other relevant texts should be sent to Ryan Hediger, La Salle University, hedigerr@lasalle.edu. Please send questions to hedigerr@lasalle.edu as well.

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:15am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:14am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

National Seminar on The Imaginary Homelands of Salman Rushdie

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 4:13am
Department of English, Gauhati University

"It may be that writers in my position, exiles or emigrants or expatriates are haunted by some sense of loss, some urge to reclaim, to look back, even at the risk of being mutated into pillars of salt. But if we do look back, we must also do so in the knowledge – which gives rise to profound uncertainties – that our physical alienation from India almost inevitably means that we will not be capable of reclaiming precisely the thing that was lost; that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind."("Imaginary Homelands")

CSUF Creative Writing Workshop Weekend; November 12-14, 2010; Call for Participants

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 10:39pm
CWC California State University, Fullerton

Creative Writing Workshop Weekend

Attendees will spend an entire weekend immersed in your craft, be it fiction or poetry writing. Authors and creative writing instructors from across the country will be on hand to conduct small workshops with participants, as well as answer questions about best practices, publishing, and participating in the world of creative writing both inside and outside of the academe.

CFP: Children in Film

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 4:36pm
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org). Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

On the Love of Commentary (In Love): A Roundtable -- Kalamazoo, International Medieval Congress, May 2011

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 11:59am
Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org)

On the Love of Commentary (In Love)
A Roundtable
International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2011
Sponsored by Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (http://glossator.org)

"Every person is free to pursue thought and experiences, however sublime and exquisite, that are his by special insight, on the meaning of the Bridegroom's ointments." (Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons on the Song of Songs)

42nd College English Association Conference: March 31 - April 2, 2011, St. Petersburg, Florida

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 10:42pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

"Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune."
-- Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road"

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at www.cea-web.org

Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal.

Edited Collection: Vibratory Modernism (abstract deadline 10/1/2010)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:46am
Anthony Enns, Department of English, Dalhousie University

Vibrations played a central role in nineteenth-century science, as light, heat, energy, and matter were all gradually understood to be essentially vibratory. This new understanding of the universe as being purely composed of vibrations had a tremendous impact on all aspects of the arts in the first half of the twentieth century, as they introduced new aesthetic possibilities that promised to transform the way art was made and viewed. In the visual arts, for example, movements like Futurism and Vorticism conceived of invisible fields of energy that could be tapped into to create new forms of art.

Nineteenth Century British Literature - October 30 Deadline

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 6:21pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal is now accepting essays, book reviews, short stories, poetry and interviews from academics across the world for our fourth issue of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, "Nineteenth Century British Literature," which will be published in January 2011 with Amazon CreateSpace. The page size is 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 12-point font, Times New Roman, MLA-style end-notes and Works Cited listings. The third issue of PLJ, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," is now on sale through Amazon, CreateSpace and other distribution channels.

Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media University of Texas at San Antonio - March 4-5, 2011

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:37pm
University of Texas at San Antonio

Black and Latina feminist scholars offer multiple ways of understanding feminist cultures that transcend ideological borders and patriarchal conventions. More recently, Black and Latina feminists have negotiated the positionality of the woman of color in the ever-changing world of Hip Hop since its inception. The Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media Conference situates Black and Latina feminist theory in the context of Hip Hop representation to discuss ways Hip Hop music, film, and club industries fetishize, exploit, celebrate, empower and/or disempower Black and Brown women.

Journal Call for submissions: Deadline 1/2/10

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 12:30pm
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, welcomes the submission of academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artwork (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity issues for our Spring 2011 issue. The deadline for this "general topic" issue is December 1, 2010. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.

Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:13pm
International Rebecca West Society

September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York

The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.

Film & Philosophy: How Films Think

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:43pm
UF GFSG


Call for Papers
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010

Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman

Kalamazoo 2011: Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:31pm
Serina Patterson

Game studies is quickly emerging as a popular, interdisciplinary field within the humanities and social sciences, yet medieval scholars are still only beginning to explore the relationship between recreational games and literature from a literary or cultural context. This session seeks to broaden this field of study by focusing on depictions of games and gaming in medieval literature and their relation to recreation in the Middle Ages.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: Issue 1.2

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies

For its second issue (Spring, 2011), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the world.

Topics addressed might include:

* Romance on the World Stage (texts in translation, romantic love in non-Western popular culture, local traditions, comparative approaches)

* Romance Across the Media: crossover texts and the relationships between romance fiction and romantic films, music, art, drama, etc.; also the paratexts and contexts of popular romance

* Romance High and Low: texts that fall between "high" and "low" culture, or that complicate the distinctions between these critical categories

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