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[UPDATE] DEADLINE APRIL 15 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:48am
Association for Integrative Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability
October 7 – 10, 2010
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference

Hosted by San Diego State University's
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,
School of Public Affairs
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Center for Regional Sustainability
The Ethics Center for Science and Technology (SDSU, UCSD, USD)

at the Kona Kai Spa and Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3102

Histories Created Through Film, October 20-22, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 5:18pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association / San Francisco State University

The San Francisco State University 12th Annual International Film Conference

This conference seeks to explore the role of cinema in reflecting and contributing to concepts of historical events, identity politics, cultures, cults and celebrity.

Histories, as narratives of both personal and public events, identities and societies, are created, recreated, and deconstructed in film. This conference will explore how cinematic depictions of histories differ from that of other media and how cinema's depiction influences both society and other media. The relation between cinema and histories invites investigation from numerous perspectives, including but not limited to:

Shakespeare and Related Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:33pm
Bill Gahan, Rockford College

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. This special session invites papers addressing Shakespeare and the Nation. All abstracts that address this topic will be considered. Comparatist approaches are especially welcome. Submit proposals online by April 5 at

Provence and the British Imagination

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 2:18pm
Universite de Provence

Provence and the British Imagination

Université de Provence 19 and 20 November 2010, Aix-en-Provence, France

Organising institutions
LERMA (Laboratoire d'Études et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone, Université de Provence), Università Degli Studi, Milano (member of LERU), Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (CRILLASH), Société Française d'Étude de la Littérature de Voyage du Monde Anglophone (SELVA)

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are "real" or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of "cultural work" do child characters do in literary works? How is gender performed by these characters? How is national identity formed? This panel seeks papers which address these issues or others centered on the representation of children and childhood in American literary texts before 1900.

American Literature I (pre-1900)
Atlanta, Nov. 5-7, 2010

Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Nesmith at: cnesmith[at]

Submission deadline: June 1, 2010

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:53pm
Michael Beilfuss

"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power" ("The Place, the Region, and the Commons")

"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival" (Wendell Berry "The Regional Motive")

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:33pm
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: University of York, UK

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)
*** Call for papers deadline: June 1st 2010 ***
7th - 9th July 2011

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: University of York

Please see:

Contact: Dr Kevin Killeen -

Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:24am
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter
Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael Dillon (Lancaster) and Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) Introduced by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter)

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:52pm
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Here are some potential topics, but I am open to good ideas not on the list:

Age of Conan: The Hyborian Age Online RPG
Conan after de Camp and Carter
The Conan industry
Feminist approaches to Conan
Appropriation of Conan in rock/heavy metal
Conan the television show
Masculinity/Male studies and barbarism

Essays should be in the 8000-10000 word range. An agreed-upon style manual will be send to all contributors.

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:44pm
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:25pm
Society for Utopian Studies

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning. Exploring the role of punishment in utopian imaginings, we invite papers on all aspects of legal and non-legal punishment in utopian and dystopian literature and communities.

"The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights in the fields of humanities" 13-14 April 2011

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:16am
Al al-Bayt University / Jordan

The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to participate in the Second Jordanian International Francophone Conference entitled "The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights" in the Fields of Humanities to be held at the University of Al-Albayt on 13-14 April 2011.

* Languages of participation: French, English and Arabic.

30/04/2010 Sexuality Across the Disciplines

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:45am
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton

The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on
Friday, April 30, 2010 at SUNY Binghamton. This conference
seeks to consider the intersections between literature and
other humanities and social sciences fields, including
anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art history, history, and
how these fields interpret, understand, and/or engage issues
of sexuality.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:25pm

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.

We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.

The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:20pm
Faculty of English, University of Oxford

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts. Please see the attached poster, or visit our website at

The conference gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research to a wide audience. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

From Ideal City to Cyberspace: Architecture and Urban Space in Utopian/Dystopian Literature and Film" PAMLA-Deadline April 5

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 6:01pm
Andre Schuetze

This session seeks to explore depictions of architecture and urban space in utopian and dystopian literature and film, analyzing how these representations reveal ideological and social concepts of the ideal community, as well as underscoring the problematics of a utopian social order.

Some possible issues to be explored: utopian island, symmetry and organization, isolation vs. receptivity, ideal city as reflection of the cosmos, control and surveillance, panopticon, revolution and architecture, architecture of Ledoux and Boullée, constructivist architecture, post war architecture, light and nature as metaphor for utopia, Outer space as utopian/dystopian space.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 3:22pm
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Special issue on music of South Africa and the United States

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 2:47pm
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other. For a special issue on music, we are seeking essays that look at the way songs, performers, performance styles, fans, and other aspects of musical culture add to our understanding of the United States and South Africa and to cultural flows between two dating from collaborations (jam session) between American merchant shipmen and urban South Africans in the nineteenth century. We will also consider submissions concerned with Southern Africa and parts of the Americas relevant to the special issue.

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:20am
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale
University of Bologna, Italy.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 9:49am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

About IJE
International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.

International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE)

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 9:13am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

About IJDE
Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.