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Call for Submissions

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 5:06am
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2010 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite provocative contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

[UPDATE] From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 31st July 2010)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 4:07am
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.

short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 6:30pm
Changing Lives Through Literature

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.

[UPDATE] Recycling (Grad Conference) - Sat, Sept 25, 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 4:09pm
Dept of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University

[Please note that the deadline has been extended to June 1, 2010.]

The Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Associate Professor of English at NYU, will be the conference keynote speaker.

Subversions of Hi/story and Desire for Memory, October 21-22, 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 2:09am
Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California Los Angeles

CALL FOR PAPERS
Send abstracts by June 30th to frenconf@ucla.edu.
Include "Subversions of History" in the Subject heading.

Subversions of Hi/story and Desire for Memory
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies at the University of California Los Angeles

October 21-22, 2010

[Update!] Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 3:32pm
University of Exeter, UK

Dear All,

Registration has now opened for Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910 (10th-11th September). Details can be found at

http://sall.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/reweavingtherainbow/

You can look forward to a rigorous, friendly, fun conference in beautiful south west England. Registration closes on the 25th June

With very best wishes,

Kate

k.hext@ex.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Obama, Race, and Empire (journal; deadline extended to 7/1/10)

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:30pm
agency

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue, a special issue on Obama, Race, and Empire. The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in November 2008 was hailed by many as a transformative moment in the history of race relations within the United States, and the USA's relationship with the global community. Yet, Obama's first year as President has resulted in frustration for many of his supporters, as policy goals remain goals not achievements and the USA continues to be seen by many as oppressive and imperialist.

[UPDATE] Immigration and Visual Culture (journal; deadline extended to 7/1/10)

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:28pm
agency

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations, from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 9:53am
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

Feminism in Practice Conference 2010: Reflection, Action, Change (deadline September 10, 2010)

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 9:42am
Women's Studies and the Women's Center at Lehigh University

The Women's Center and Women's Studies at Lehigh University

invite proposal, paper, and poster submissions for

Feminism in Practice Conference 2010: Reflection, Action, Change
Saturday, November 6
Lehigh University

This one-day conference, held at Lehigh University, seeks to bring together professionals, academics, activists, and individuals interested in exploring how, when, and why feminism exists as a practical part of our lives.

'Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence & Enchantment' Illustration Symposium, 2- 4 November 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7:53am
Amelia Johnstone / Cardiff School of Art & Design

A call goes out for papers for the first international Illustration Symposium in Cardiff. With Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts.

In association with Material Ludlow & Carnaby Street, and the Courtyard Press.

Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment
2nd – 4th November 2010

Please propose papers around the following themes, and be bold, like Vasilisa;

Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment

Be prepared to go beyond with Alchemy – do not be wary of conjuring with Redolence or enrapturing through Enchantment.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 11:15pm
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

[UPDATE] UMobile Forum on Christianity and the Liberal Arts, Sep. 24-25, 2010 (Deadline Extended: 5/28/10)

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 5:12pm
University of Mobile

We have received requests to extend the deadline for abstracts and panel proposals. The new submission deadline is May 28.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University, "The Place of Truth in the Liberal Arts."

We offer an interdisciplinary forum in which members of the academic community can explore the relationships between Christian theology, ethics, and practice, and the tradition of scholarship and teaching of the liberal arts within the university. We especially welcome presentations that are exploratory in nature and that raise broad questions about central areas of concern to the liberal arts classroom.

SEDERI Yearbook CFP for nº 21 - deadline 31 October 2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 2:17pm
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.

SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.

SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.

Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence [22/10/2010 (CFP until 30/06/2010)]

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 7:30am
University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France

Conference:
Origins, theories and representations of disobedience and dissidence in the British Isles and Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
22 October 2010, University of Toulouse Le Mirail.
Research Centre: Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes, EA 180.

Language: English / French
Research areas: literature, history, history of ideas, history of art, philosophy, philology.
Period: Early Modern, Classic, Enlightenment in England, in Europe and in colonial America.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fashion Media (Extended: July 15, 2010)

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 1:28am
SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture (Macquarie University Sydney)

This special issue of SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture will explore new directions in fashion and design with regard to screen media, media convergence, cross media/creative collaborations and hybrid media and design aesthetics. While fashion media has been a stalwart of print media — books, magazines, and journals — in the digital era it represents a dynamic site of transformation. The new decade has witnessed a plethora of fashion films: satire (Bruno); bio-pics (Coco-Avant Chanel); documentary (The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor) and fashion film cross-productions (Tom Ford's A Single Man).

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 7:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
contact email:
amalkovich@concord.edu
cfp categories:
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
medieval
popular_culture
religion
romantic
science_and_culture

[UPDATE] The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 6:19pm
Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India

FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY
Centre for Contemporary Theory
C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex
Faramji Road, Behind Railway Station
Vadodara 390 007, Gujarat, India
Tel: 0265-2320870
Website: www.fctworld.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

XIII International Conference
Theme: "The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere"
15-18 December 2010
Venue: Park View Hotel, Chandigarh, India

The thirteenth International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory will be held in Chandigarh from the 15th to 18th December 2010 in collaboration with the Department of English, Panjab University.

Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 3:15pm
University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22, 2010
Keynote speaker: LEO BERSANI

"A modern reflection on being must be aware of itself not as an approximation of metaphysical truth; rather, the ontology most congenial to an age of information is one that identifies being as relationality, as the principle of connectedness assumed by all technologies of transmission, as well as by the social imaginary that can refract or violate it." - Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, "Beauty's Light"

Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism. 28 - 29 April 2011. Abstracts due: 30 Sept. 2010

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:32am
Notre Dame University – Lebanon

To celebrate the centennial of Ameen Rihani's Book of Khalid, the Department of English, Translation and Education at Notre Dame University – Lebanon, invites scholars to the Second International Conference on Lebanese-American Literary Figures, titled "Ameen Rihani's Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism."

Rihani's travelogues, correspondence, poetic, and prose works, especially The Book of Khalid, testify to his deep sense of Romanticism and Modernism. His eagerness to launch a cultural, political, economic, social, and spiritual revolution, one which would question Western and Eastern traditional norms and propose new systems of thought, is an expression of his universality.

Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:53am
Complutense University, Madrid

The International Conference 'Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel' is organised by Amaltea:Journal of Myth Criticism, the Contemporary Myth Anthropology Research Project Amaltea; and the UCM-CAM Research Group ACIS: Research in Myth Criticism. The Conference will take place on 9-11 March 2011 at the Faculty of Languages, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
The organising committee is aiming to bring together researchers who can contribute methodologies or practical approaches geared towards interpreting the subversion of myth both in contemporary novels and in contemporary art as related to the novel. Suitable approaches include theoretical considerations, textual analysis and analysis of artistic expressions.

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:13am
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the arts and humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

Call for Entries: CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 2:00am
CINESONIKA

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design

The theme of this international film and video festival is to celebrate the soundtrack. Usually in cinema festivals there is a fixation on movie stars, or captivating imagery, or the literary qualities of screenplays, or the abstract concepts of film theory. Sound tends to be relatively unvalorized in moving-image making. The intent of the festival is to give attention to innovative work in the creation of film and video soundtracks, and to give due credit to the importance of audio in audiovisual media.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:54pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.

Representing the Sack of Rome, RSA 2011, Montreal, March 24-26 (deadline extension)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:07pm
Jessica Goethals, New York University; Aimee Ng, Columbia University

André Chastel famously argued that Italian artists greeted the 1527 Sack of Rome with silence and self-censorship. And yet in other arenas we find a chorus of voices attempting to define, decipher, register, and comprehend the fall of Rome and its individual and collective impact. This session will examine representations of the Sack and its aftermath in all historical and cultural mediums and from all national origins. Projects that examine predictions of the Sack are also welcome. This session will attempt to challenge the idea that the Sack was the end of the Renaissance by looking at the event as a stimulus for new and often self-aware cultural production or revitalization.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief cv by May 18th.

Representing the Sack of Rome, RSA 2011, Montreal, March 24-26 (deadline extension)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:04pm
Jessica Goethals, New York University; Aimee Ng, Columbia University

André Chastel famously argued that Italian artists greeted the 1527 Sack of Rome with silence and self-censorship. And yet in other arenas we find a chorus of voices attempting to define, decipher, register, and comprehend the fall of Rome and its individual and collective impact. This session will examine representations of the Sack and its aftermath in all historical and cultural mediums and from all national origins. Projects that examine predictions of the Sack are also welcome. This session will attempt to challenge the idea that the Sack was the end of the Renaissance by looking at the event as a stimulus for new and often self-aware cultural production or revitalization.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief cv by May 18th.

The international conference Forms and Functions of Social Memories - Perspectives from Social and Cultural Sciences

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 11:05am
Institute for Sociology of the University of Erlangen (Germany)

Call for Papers:

Forms and Functions of Social Memories -- Perspectives from
Social and Cultural Sciences

The conference "Forms and Functions of Social Memories -- Perspectives from Social and Cultural
Sciences" takes place at the Institute for Sociology of the University of Erlangen. It starts at
December 10th and ends December 12th around noon. It is planned as a mixture between plenary
and panel sessions.

Please send a 500 words proposal for a 30 min. paper by September 30th, 2010 to: info@soziale-
erinnerung.de. The acceptances will be sent at the end of october.

The international conference Forms and Functions of Social Memories - Perspectives from Social and Cultural Sciences

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 11:05am
Institute for Sociology of the University of Erlangen (Germany)

Call for Papers:

Forms and Functions of Social Memories -- Perspectives from
Social and Cultural Sciences

The conference "Forms and Functions of Social Memories -- Perspectives from Social and Cultural
Sciences" takes place at the Institute for Sociology of the University of Erlangen. It starts at
December 10th and ends December 12th around noon. It is planned as a mixture between plenary
and panel sessions.

Please send a 500 words proposal for a 30 min. paper by September 30th, 2010 to: info@soziale-
erinnerung.de. The acceptances will be sent at the end of october.

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