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The Trickster in American Literature and Culture American Literature Association Conference 5/27/10-5/30/10 San Francisco

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Friday, November 27, 2009 - 1:28pm
Natasha Kohl, Fordham University

A Panel for the Annual Conference of the
American Literature Association
San Francisco 5/27/10-5/30/10

The Trickster in American Literature and Culture

A figure of play and ambiguity, the embodiment of paradox, the trickster's cultural function has been to initiate change and illuminate social truths. Tricksters are present in a variety of genres and historical and cultural locations. While these characters have traditionally been defined by their role within a specific cultural framework, recent scholarship such as Jeanne Campbell Reesman's Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction has identified the cross cultural permutations of the trickster and enlarged the feasible arenas for trickster's habitation.

CALL FOR FILM REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

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Friday, November 27, 2009 - 4:28am
JURA GENTIUM CINEMA

The online journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking film reviews (between 500 and 1000 words) and articles (3,000-7,000 words) for a special issue on Jewish film.

"Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology" - Feb 26-27, 2010

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 11:32pm
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric: University of Alaska Anchorage

Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
University of Alaska Anchorage

"Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology"
February 26-27, 2010
Third Floor of the Consortium Library,
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin - Madison, specializes in mass literacy studies, as well as diversity, equity, and access in literacy learning. She is the author of Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers, Readers and Texts; Literacy in American Lives; and Literacy and Learning: Reading, Writing, Society.

[UPDATE] Spotlighted Scholars - Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions & the Dark

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 10:39pm
UCLA Center for Performance Studies

SPOTLIGHTED SCHOLARS AWARD

The Second Annual National Graduate Student Conference in Performance Studies, hosted by the UCLA Center for Performance Studies

Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions & the Dark
April 30th & May 1st, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles

Featured Keynote Speaker: Professor Karen Shimakawa
Keynote Performers (TBD)

Applicants are invited to submit papers for a Spotlighted Scholarship panel. The selected scholars will be awarded stipends for travel and accommodation, as well as publication in the UCLA Center for Performance Studies journal Extensions.

[update] CHANGE OF DEADLINE - CfP: Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope: The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:04pm
Anna Sloan, Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK

Please note that the DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS for the conference 'Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope': The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media has CHANGED due to overwhelming response.

The new deadline for abstracts is Monday 7 December 2009.

The date of the conference itself is the same. Please see the full CfP below.

Regards,
Anna Sloan

'Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope': The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media
Saturday 27th February 2010
University of Warwick
Coventry, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference: Representing/Reporting America's Wars Since 1990, Sep 16-18, 2010, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 12:18pm
Department of English and Fine Arts, United States Air Force Academy

An International Conference on War, Literature & the Arts at the United States Air Force Academy solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on "Representing and Reporting America's Wars: 1990 to Present." The conference seeks a variety of genre submissions, both critical and creative, including film and television studies, literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, painting, or music. As an international forum on recent warfare, the conference is designed to bring together a multitude of perspectives, critical approaches, and discourse communities on the topics of warfare and its representations in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:48am
School of Creative Arts, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Dates: June 10th – 12th 2010.

The School of Creative Arts and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a three day conference on Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland in June 2010.

1st Global Conference: Revenge (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 5:53am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Revenge

Thursday 15th July 2010 – Saturday 17th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

American Indians Today (in Pop Culture)12/15/09

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 5:46pm
Richard L. Allen, Cherokee Nation

Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009
February 10 -13, 2010
Richard-Allen@cherokee.org

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

The American Indians Today Area is seeking papers, presentations and panels on topics related to American Indians Today that examine the influence that American pop culture has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice versa. American Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the culture, influences, adaptation, and cultural syncretism as it is presented in contemporary America is welcome.

Forum Journal Issue 10: Space/s (Deadline 1 February 2010)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Journal for Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)

"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:18pm
University of Salford and Islington Mill

Call for Participation:

"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics

University of Salford and Islington Mill, July 1-3 2010

Organising Committee:

Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Benjamin Halligan and Professor David Sanjek

"If there are people that are dumb enough to use Metallica to interrogate prisoners, you're forgetting about all the music that's to the left of us. I can name 30 Norwegian death metal bands that would make Metallica sound like Simon and Garfunkel." – Lars Ulrich

Call for Movie Reviews

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:13pm
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.

[UPDATE] AADS Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, January 22, 2010

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:05pm
African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

UPDATE: CARSON McCULLERS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AND 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (FEBRUARY 17-19, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:06am
Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

The Carson McCullers Center at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) seeks papers and panels on a wide range of topics related to McCullers' work and influence. The conference is especially open to multi-disciplinary perspectives and emerging works by scholars and graduate students. While the committee remains open to any topic related to McCullers, we especially encourage discussions of her influence, her plays, her novels, her short stories, gender implications of her work, film adaptations, issues of race class, and/or sexuality, regional perspectives, issues of disability.

CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:53pm
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference

CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

MyTerritory - Saturday 24 April 2010

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:18am
School of English, University of Leicester, UK

Following on from two hugely successful recent conferences, the 2010 School of English postgraduate conference at the University of Leicester will address concepts of personal territory, in any of its manifestations. A sense of personal belonging, or 'home',
contributes towards the idea of having a territory, and this can take any number of physical and psychological forms. Topics that might be considered are:

Changing Cultures... Veterinary Medicine & Literature

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 7:23pm
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

May 10th and 11th, 2010
Ontario Veterinary College,
University of Guelph

A two day symposium on veterinary medicine and the literary arts.
Co-sponsored by the society for veterinary medicine and literature

Examining the role of poetry, fiction and essays in veterinary medicine and exploring how literature enriches relationships among veterinarians, their clients and nonhuman animals. The event will bring together writers, veterinarians, veterinary students and scholars in diverse disciplines to explore common themes in veterinary medicine and literature.

The symposium organisers welcome papers on any aspect of veterinary medicine and the literary arts, including:

Call For Undergraduate Papers: The Local Culture Journal (Deadline: Dec. 20)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 4:07pm
Local Culture / Augustana College (IL)

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its Winter edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced) and should include a 100-word abstract.

[Update] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 1:13pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Ruminations, Inaugural issue--Spring 2010: "Blasphemy" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:18pm
A Literary Journal for Masters Students/New York University Evening Papers

Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism. This journal aims to provide a place for masters' students to publish work that wrestles with the foundational problems of literature and literary study in creative, challenging and innovative ways.

Bad Taste in Anglo-Saxon Popular Culture, University of Tours, France, June 3-4, 2010, deadline February 28, 2010

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 11:25am
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, GRAAT, France

Taste as a socio-cultural, aesthetic, sociological, economic, and anthropological concept implies distinguishing, evaluating and judging, and also establishes boundaries between styles. Judging what is good or bad taste is about drawing distinctions, and in the philosophical aesthetic tradition it pertains to a universal attitude which is impossible to prove and which takes for granted the existence of a sensus communis, or common understanding. For Kant, "the judgement of taste is not founded on concepts, and is in no way a cognition, but only an aesthetic judgement" (Critique of Judgement).

Poe and Reputation, ALA San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 7:54am
The Poe Studies Association

Poe and Reputation, ALA San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010.

Papers might address Poe's efforts to promote and defend himself, his brushes with fame during his lifetime (e.g. "The Gold Bug" and "The Raven"), the attempts to damage and restore his good name after his death, his reception and reputation at home and abroad, and his elevation to the status of major writer and pop culture icon in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 250 word abstracts and brief bios (three to four sentences) in MS Word to John Gruesser at jgruesse@kean.edu by Jan. 15,, 2010.

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