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English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 11:58am
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:
John Barrell, York University, Roger Ebbatson, Loughborough University, Nick Groom, Exeter University, Ronald Hutton, Bristol University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University, Donna Landry, University of Kent, Ruth Robbins, Leeds Metropolitan University

Performers, musicians and artists provisionally booked: BILLY BRAGG, ELIZA CARTHY, JOHN KIRKPATRICK, HUGH LUPTON, CERI RHYS MATTHEWS, CHRIS WOOD. Others to be announced. In addition to conference panels, there will be music and related workshops

Collecting from the Margins

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 5:36am
María M. Andrade

Collecting from the Margins:
Collecting in Latin American Literature and Culture (edited volume)

Proposal deadline: June 30, 2010. Paper deadline: September 30, 2010

International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 4:58am
CSC Journals

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of everyone ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners in a range of topics in computer sciences and engineering in general and computer security, biometrics and bioinformatics, image processing and signal processing. All journals under CSC seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding computer science and engineering fields.

Diasporas in Dialogue: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of the African Diaspora

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 1:57am
UTEP: African American Studies Program


The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Activism, Scholarship, and Creative Writing in works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.

The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.

Midwestern Culture Area - MPCA/ACA (Oct 1-3)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 12:15am
Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers
The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday, Oct.1 to Sunday, Oct. 3.

For the Midwestern Culture area, I am looking for papers whose topics address any aspect of Midwestern culture or popular culture. This includes works by Midwesterners, about the Midwest, OR set in the Midwest. Topics might address, but are not limited to: Pop Culture, Film, Television, Literature, Theatre, Music, Visual Art, Humor, etc.

War, Literature, & the Arts: (New) Frontiers -- CFP Deadline 3/26/10 -- SCMLA 10/28-30/10

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 4:45pm
Geoffrey A. Wright, Samford University

SCMLA will be held October 28-30, 2010, in Fort Worth, TX. Visit the conference web site at

War, Literature, & the Arts panel:

This panel invites papers on (new) frontiers in war and the arts. Is the frontier myth still relevant to the war genre? What new textual frontiers such as blogs and web videos are veterans and critics exploring? What new theoretical or methodological approaches are being taken to the war genre? How is the new frontier of women in combat reshaping the war zone and the American military?

Abstracts/Proposals due March 26, 2010.

Literature and Psychology, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: April 5)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:26pm
Lorna Martens, University of Virginia

This special session of the PAMLA explores any intersection of literary studies and the discipline of psychology (not psychoanalysis), such as literary applications of memory theory, trauma theory, child psychology, psychopathology, affect, emotion, the psychology of reading, theories of perception, theories of imagination, cognitive poetics, or cognitive approaches to narrative theory.

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Submit proposals online by April 5 at

Collecting from the Margins

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 8:31am
María M. Andrade

Collecting from the Margins:
Collecting in Latin American Literature and Culture (edited volume)

Proposal deadline: June 30, 2010. Paper deadline: September 30, 2010

CFP: Journal of European Popular Culture (4/2/2010; 7/30/2010)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:09am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect


This lively peer-reviewed journal seeks excellent submissions on all aspects of European cultural and creative activity.

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers can also relate to European influences beyond Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

Closing date: 2nd April 2010 (aiming for mid-year publication)

Earlier submission encouraged.

CFP for PAMLA: Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Pacific Rim Literature by Women

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:14am
Lisa Thomas, UC San Diego

The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday). The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an affiliated organization with PAMLA) is seeking papers from anyone (not just SCSSAWW members) on early to nineteenth-century American women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism in the Pacific Rim. We're treating the Pacific Rim quite broadly to include any nation or territory that borders the Pacific Ocean, and the deadline to submit abstracts to is April 5, 2010.

[UPDATE] Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy: International conference, London Freud Museum, 1-4 July 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:56pm
Freud Museum, London, and University of Melbourne

Registration for this major international conference is now open. Confirmed speakers include Etienne Balibar,Zygmunt Bauman, David Bennett, Vince Cable, Claire Colebrook, Karl Figlio, Bruce Fink, Stephen Frosh, Jean-Joseph Goux, Oliver James, Michael Lerner, Viktor Mazin, Susie Orbach, Renata Salecl, Andrew Samuels, Vic Seidler, Bernard Stiegler, Gillian Tett and Ted Winslow. For details of the conference programme, paper titles, abstracts and registration process, please visit the London Freud Museum's web site or email Ivan Ward at

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

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 .

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

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

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)

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

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]

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)

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

Call for Papers

International Conference


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)

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


"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)

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

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:
*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

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

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)

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:

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

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

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

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( 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)

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)

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.