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Holocaust Representations Since 1975 (conference, 18th September 2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:14pm
The Department of English, The University of Chester

Holocaust Representations Since 1975
A conference at the Department of English, The University of Chester,Friday 18th September 2009

Keynote speaker: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, including literature, film, history and philosophy. The scope of the conference will be broad, but some areas of interest might include:

Call for Contributors - Aviation Film Text

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:37am
Ron Thomas / Embry-Riddle Aeronuatical University


Audience: Intended as a course text/reader for a new upper division undergraduate course at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, "Film Studies and Aviation," this would also be a book of scholarly interest in the areas of history, film, mass communications, and popular culture.

Political Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 05/10/09)

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining to the theme "Political Ecologies" (volume 6, issue 2) due on Monday, May 10, 2009.

Paradoxa, "Three Asias: Japan, South Korea, China,"

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:46pm
Paradoxa: World Literary Genres

CFP for "Three Asias -- Japan, South Korea, China"

In the wake of globalization, popular culture travels faster across
national boundaries than ever before. In this emerging global
culture, Asian countries play an increasingly important role,
challenging the predominance of the American entertainment industry.
From anime and soap opera to pop music and online gaming communities,
popular culture exports from three nations in particular--Japan,
South Korea, and China--are capturing the attention of audiences

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Permanent Vacation: Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:41am
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

For Midwest MLA in St. Louis, November 12-15, 2009

A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

250-word abstracts by April 30, 2009 to

Patricia S. Rudden, New York City Coll. of Technology,

[UPDATE] Modernism/Postmodernism (3/30/09; San Francisco 11/6-11/7/09)

Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks papers of 15-20 minutes. The field is relatively open, though papers on poetry or narrative that deal specifically with modernist/postmodernist aesthetics and/or politics are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please submit a 50-word abstract and 200-word proposal directly to the PAMLA online submission tool at Direct inquiries to