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Ecocriticism, PAMLA 2010, Honolulu (Deadline: Apr. 5)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 4:08pm
Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia

Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

Paper proposals of 500 words and a 40-word abstract, due by April 5, 2010 must be submitted via PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form available at http://www.pamla.org/2010/session-topics .

Mysteries of Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage -– Essay Collection

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:34pm
Litteraria Pragensia Books

Mysteries of Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of essays on the filmmaker, Dusan Makavejev, forthcoming in Litteraria Pragensia Books, the affiliated press of the Philosophy Faculty of the Charles University, Prague.

Animals and War: A Collection of Essays, Proposals due May 28, 2010

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:26pm
Dr. Ryan Hediger, La Salle University, English

Animals and War, A Collection of Essays: Call for Papers

I am editing a collection of essays from any discipline and period treating the topic of animals and warfare. Dolphins in the U.S. Navy, the dogs in Vietnam, Iraq, and elsewhere, elephants, pigeons, horses, mules, and many more—millions of nonhuman animals have been subjected to and participants in human warfare. What can we learn from this often invisible history?

CFP: Edges of Forms, Rhythms of Hesitation (3/29/10; 11/17-21/10)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 11:00am
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai

EDGES OF FORMS, RHYTHMS OF HESITATION
Proposed Session, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-21, 2010
Co-Organizers: Christina Moon (Yale University) and Stephanie
Sadre-Orafai (New York University)

[Update] Creative Writing [4/15/10; 6/18/10 - 6/20/10]

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:15am
Great Writing - international Creative Writing conference

Great Writing 2010 - call for proposals

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, 18 - 20 June 2010, Bangor, North Wales.

Pre-Easter Call Closes: 15th April 2010

What future is there for Creative Writing?

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (3/30/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:09am
University of Sheffield (UK)

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

An international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Keynote: Professor Phil Powrie

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

- Single Papers (1 person: 20 minutes + 10 minutes questions) or
- Panels (3 persons: 60 minutes + 30 minutes questions)

Can Literature and the Arts be Irenic? (November 18-19, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 5:52am
ERIBIA-LSA, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
November 18-19, 2010
Call for Papers

CAN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS BE IRENIC?

"We go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both." --Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry Magazine.

CFP: Velvet Light Trap Issue #68: Comedy and Humor (Deadline: 15 September)

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 7:46pm
Andrea Comiskey / The Velvet Light Trap

Comedy & Humor

Mainstays of the mass media and popular entertainment, comedy and humor serve as the sources of various pleasures and as the sites of complex negotiations of cultures, industries, aesthetics, and tastes. This issue of The Velvet Light Trap seeks articles on comedy and humor in a variety of contexts. Papers may address traditional forms undergoing change, new or emergent forms, or comedy or humor as a component of cultural discourses.

July 1st , 2010

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:14pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore FAMILY, SEX, AND LAW as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:
*Divorce
*Sex and Love Work
*Sex & Affect(ion)
*Law & Marriage
*The Business of Marriage
*Queering Family
*Family Medicine/The
Medicalized Family
*Sexuality and Empire
*Family, Sex, and Migration
*Rethinking Childhood/Old Age
*Family and Trauma
*The Post-Nuclear Family
*Sex and Surveillance
*Family Secrets
*Trafficking Women
*Marriage/Sex/Family in Popular Culture

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:27pm
Dr. Melissa D. Sexton/ Transforming Community Project, Emory University

SLAVERY and the UNIVERSITY: HISTORIES and LEGACIES
An international conference at Emory University, February 3-5, 2011
Call for Proposals: Review begins April 26, 2010

Cfp - 16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian: "Art" (10/07/11-17)

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:36am
David Lauer, Freie Universitaet Berlin

16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian
Art – Kunst – L'art

Evian (Lake Geneva), France
July 11-17, 2010

We invite proposals (maximum length: one page) for presentations, along with a short CV (maximum length: two pages), by April 15, 2010. Please send these documents via e-mail to the following address:
evian@philosophie.fu-berlin.de

Contact: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:17am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

In many mythologies, celestial events connect to the earth and the fates of human civilizations.

We know that catastrophic collisions of asteroids with the earth have had large effects on the evolution of the web of life on this planet. Such collisions will occur again in the future.

Solar variability, and the variations in the orbit of the earth, have driven long term climate variations on the earth. The sun, when it has exhausted its nuclear fuel, will swell and envelope the earth.

We know that the human civilization now imposes an unsustainable burden on the planet as ecosystem. Are we fated to disappear in a hot-house like the planet Venus?

Call for Movie Reviews

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:13am
Jura Gentium Cinema

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

CFP: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures" (SCLA Panel 05/01/10; Baton Rouge 10/21-23/10)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 11:12pm
Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College

36th Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA) "Currents of the Imagination: Circumnavigating the Literary Globe," Baton Rouge, LA (October 21-23, 2010)

Panel: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures"

Seminar Organizers: Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College

Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:27pm
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?

All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.

The Renaissance of Late Derrida -- RSA 2011 -- March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:16pm
Katie Chenoweth

2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal

This panel will address various engagements of the so-called "late" work of Jacques Derrida (ca. 1985-2004) with Renaissance thought and texts.

Submissions are especially encouraged that explore:
1) Derrida's increasing attention to the work of thinkers such as Montaigne, Hobbes, and Descartes.
2) affinities between between 'late' Derrida and the early modern.
3) ways of re-reading Renaissance texts or cultural formations in light of the 'late' Derrida (e.g., questions of sovereignty, friendship, animality, monolingualism, etc.).

LITERA (Journal of Western Languages and Literatures) - deadline: 1 September 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 12:03pm
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Turkey)

LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University. It was founded in 1954 as an annual and multilingual publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Istanbul University. After a long interval LITERA appeared as a refereed journal in 2004 with the publication of its 16th issue. As a biannual journal, LITERA features academic articles in English and Turkish in the fields of literature, arts and culture in general. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on or include discussions of non-Western literatures and cultures are also encouraged.

MLA panel Session: Self-Narrating Lives: Genre Bending Autobiographical Works

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:29am
Association of the Arts of the Present

Autobiographical artists' books, graphic novels are often highly self-reflexive, and their meta-character as books about books, or subversions of norms, makes them sites of citation and parody in which formal mimicry and content play with readers' expectations. Dick Higgins's famous FOEW & OMBWHNW, published in 1968, is a good example of such a work. Bound to resemble a standard hymnal or prayer book, the work is a collection of essays by Higgins in his various personae (e.g. Thunderbaby) that alternately narrate a life and expound his many theories of inter-media and fluxus aesthetics. Higgins's book makes a striking case for the connection between genre as format (look, style, binding, material properties) and the tone and manner of narration.

[UPDATE] CFP: Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms, April 23-24 2010; DEADLINE EXTENDED March 18 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 5:16pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

UPDATE: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:19am
EAPSU / English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US:
Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
 
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
 
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Ecologies of Place
Globalization & Natural Resources
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Watersheds & Boundaries
Literature of Exploration:

Indigenous Studies and Popular Culture

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 12:56am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on Indigeneity, Aboriginality, and First Nations. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

CFP Transatlantic Perspectives and History in the Making: East-European Cultural Space from Post-Communism to Post-EU Accession

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 4:35pm
Prof. Rodica Mihaila, Center for American Studies, University of Bucharest

CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP*
Transatlantic Perspectives and History in the Making: East-European Cultural Space from Post-Communism to Post-E.U. Accession

Time and place: 4th of June, 2010
The Center for American Studies,
The Faculty of Foreign Languages.
The University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Moderator: prof. dr. Rodica Mihăilă

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 4:04pm
Graduate Students in English Association

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Literature and the Sacred (deadline for abstracts: June 30th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 2:30pm
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:13am
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

Special Forum on Asian American Studies

Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Representation

Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc (Hacettepe University, Ankara,
Turkey); Elisabetta Marino (University of Rome, Italy); Daniel Y. Kim (Brown University, USA); Te-hsing Shan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Deadline for complete submissions: September 1, 2010

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