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[UPDATE] Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 9:33am
Wake Forest University/Department of English

Conference date and location: September 24-25, 2010 at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Extended submission deadline: July 5, 2010

An interdisciplinary national conference exploring the "creative" production that the current economic crisis might provoke. We welcome paper proposals from scholars and/or artists working in any discipline, field, or historical period.

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 5:32pm
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

UPDATE: Graphic Narratives in the Literature Classroom, Chicago Nov 4-7, 2010

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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 2:50pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association

Increasingly comic books and graphic narratives/novels find their way onto literature syllabi. Recent anthologies such as _Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills,_ edited by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, and _Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel,_ edited by James Bucky Carter, emphasize the use for such texts in secondary schools. But what are the benefits of teaching comic books and graphic narratives in college? And how do we best go about doing it? This panel seeks papers that discuss the benefits of teaching these new genres in the Literature classroom.

"Jung's Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 1:40pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange

In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an extended "confrontation with the unconscious." The Red Book, newly published last year after decades kept under a shroud of family secrecy, is rife with all the chaos and horror one might expect an honest accounting of the unplumbed depths of the human psyche to contain. The book has another striking feature as well, however: it is visually stunning. Comprised of flowing calligraphic text illuminated by richly colored and densely symbolic images, it is on its own terms an aesthetic object of great precision and beauty.

Video Stores - Call for Projects (Submissions due August 15, 2010)

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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 8:55am
Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal
http://mediafieldsjournal.org/

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores

Call for Papers / Projects:
Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.
We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

CFP: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies 6/30/10 / 9/30/10

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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 8:14am
Dr. Karen Waldron, College of the Atlantic, USA Dr. Rob Friedman, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Call for Papers: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies

Title: Toward a Literary Ecology of Place: Studies in American Literature

Editors: 
Dr. Karen Waldron, College of the Atlantic, USA
Dr. Rob Friedman, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA



Call for Chapters: 

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010

Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2010



Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature- NeMLA 2011

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 7:14pm
Philip Longo

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

[UPDATE] Chicago--Theatre Capital of America. Past. Present. Future

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 3:42pm
Columbia College Chicago

The organizing committee is proud to announce that the symposium will feature three internationally recognized speakers - Michael Billington, Martha Lavey, and Todd London.

Chicago now supports more than 150 professional theater companies. The symposium focuses on their work but we send our invitation to scholars anywhere who are interested in the evolution of dynamic, innovative theater. Please send your proposals. Come to Chicago May 18-22, 2011 for four days of lively discussion and theatre-going.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Chicago - - Theatre Capital of America:

Past. Present. Future.

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 3:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: "Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple 'vision thing.'" The popularity of James Cameron's Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature Seminar Date April 7-10, 2011,Deadline Submission Sept. 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:51pm
Arka Chattopadhyay as part of the NEMLA 42nd Annual Convention New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011

Call for Papers
Seminar: Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature

Contact email: i) arkachattopadhyay2002@yahoo.co.in
ii) arkaless@gmail.com

Conference Date: April 7-10, 2011

Conference Venue: Hyatt New Brunswick, New
Brunswick, New Jersey

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Sept. 30, 2010
(300-500 words)

Notification of acceptance of papers by 5th of October, 2010.

Deadline for Final Paper Submission: March 15, 2011

Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit November 5-7

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:12pm
SAMLA

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to: investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric. By May 1, 2010, please send an abstract of no longer than one page to Amanda Mills, Georgia State University, amills8@student.gsu.edu.

Portus Plus - June 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 9:39am
RETE - Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities

1. Portus plus

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (no deadline)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 8:28am
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2011 issues. NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.

Submissions can be emailed to tstrecker@bsu.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard-copy submissions can be addressed to

Trey Strecker, Editor
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 6:34am
Autopsia Online Journal

Final Call for Submissions

We want to thank our contributors so far for their excellent contributions, but there is still space for another 2-3 papers to round out our inaugural issue. Here again is the CFP:

Call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:

Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"

Jargon (and the war against it)

(Mis)Representing the Other

Roleplaying the Other

Standing in for the Other

The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: July 1, 2010 (conf in May 2011)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:04pm
John Acker, Ohio State University English Department

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, scholarly panels, and readings by contemporary writers. An accompanying exhibit will be mounted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:59pm
Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Williams's The Long Revolution (1961) in 2011, Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism is planning a Special Issue on the book and its contemporary relevance.

We welcome submissions on topics relating to Williams's discussion of

• the creative mind
• the analysis of culture
• individuals and societies
• images of society
• education and British society
• the reading public
• the popular press
• Standard English
• the social history of British writers and of dramatic forms
• the analysis of 'Britain in the 1960s'

Male Studies

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:00pm
Foundation for Male Studies

Male Studies: First Annual Conference (New York City, October 2010)

Proposals for papers are being accepted on any aspect of male studies, including the deep biology of the male, anthropological perspectives on the experience of being male, psychoanalytic study of boys and older males, history of the male, literacy and boyhood, boys' and men's well-being, depiction of males in literature and the media, males in a changing economy, global perspectives on the experience of being male, themes in the sociology of being male, public policy and health care explicitly devoted to boys and older males, the male experience in higher education.

Papers are welcomed from non-Anglophone countries.

Northeast MLA - The Criminal Underworld in Medieval Literature - April 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:02pm
University of Connecticut Medieval Studies

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

Session Title: The Criminal Underworld in Medieval Literature

How does medieval literature imagine criminal transgression? Do texts portray criminal transgression in the same way as moral transgression? What is the role of punishment in medieval literature? This panel invites proposals for papers that consider crime in medieval literature in relation to such themes as morality, legality, perceptions of the body and the body politic, social cooperation, community, conflict, and conflict resolution. Please send abstracts with affiliation and contact information to crimenemla@gmail.com by September 30, 2010.

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 11:22am
University of Edinburgh


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland


(Image)ining the Female Body

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:23am
Amanda Finelli/ University of Surrey, UK

(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:55am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular.

We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;
iv. Latin American literature and arts on the digital world;

Indian Women on Women

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:56am
Asha Choubey

The editor of a II volume collection on Indian Women Writing Women is looking for 3-4 quality papers. Abstract due: 15 June 2010
Full paper due: 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
asha.choubey_at_yahoo.com
asha.choubey_at_gmail.com
reader1234_at_rediffmail.com
Dr. Asha Choubey
Associate Professor of English
Head, Department of Humanities

MJP Rohilkhand University
Bareilly. U.P.
India

Dalit Literature

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:49am
Asha Choubey

The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit Identity
Dalit Consciousness
Dalit Autobiograhy
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures
Subaltern voices in Dalit Autobiography

We are short of 4-5 quality papers only.
Papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in MLA format. A 200-250 words
abstract along with bio will be due by 15 June 2010. Full papers due
by 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
asha.choubey_at_yahoo.com
asha.choubey_at_gmail.com
reader1234_at_rediffmail.com
Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities

M/C Journal 'Coalition' Issue

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 1:38am
M/C Journal

""
'coalition'
"Birds of a feather (and colour) will flock (and fly) together."
-- Old English Proverb, 1545 (approx)

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (July 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:49pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:: Finding Solutions Oct 28-30 2010

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 6:28pm
Kennesaw State University

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
KSU Center
Kennesaw State University

Proposals due July 21, 2010
Kennesaw State University calls for academic papers and poster presentations for a multidisciplinary conference on immigration to Georgia and the Southeast. Papers or posters should promote an understanding of the problems associated with immigration, with an emphasis on finding practical and realistic solutions that promote economic growth and social strength for the Southeast. All paper presentations should be in English; posters may be presented in English or Spanish. Conference papers will be considered for publication.

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