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[UPDATE] Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:42pm
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell



UPDATE: ACLA has extended the deadline for submissions to November 23.

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

Twilight and Stephanie Meyers (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 6:32pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Twilight and Stephanie Meyers (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Panel(s) now forming on the phenomenon of Twilight
• Novels
• Films
• Marketing
• Audiences: tween, teens, Twilight Moms
• Twilight and Popular Culture
• Twilight and History
• Twilight and the construction of the Northwest
• Twilight and place

Send abstract to:
Twilight/Literature (General)
Phil Heldrich, Area Chair
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fees until 12/15/09!)

Cormac McCarthy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 6:09pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Cormac McCarthy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Panel(s) now forming on the work of Cormac McCarthy: novels, plays, screenplays:

Novels: The Orchard Keeper (1965); Outer Dark (1968); Child of God (1974); Suttree (1979); Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West (1985); All the Pretty Horses (1992); The Crossing (1994); Cities of the Plain (1998); No Country for Old Men (2005); The Road (2006)

Plays and Screenplay: The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts (1994); The Gardener's Son: A Screenplay (1996); The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form (2006)

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick [UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:14am
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com by January 1, 2010. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:08am
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Arthurian-Themed Comics Collection

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:41am
Michael A Torregrossa / The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

In commemoration of the upcoming 75 anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, I am seeking brief proposals (apx. 200-500 words) for a collection of essays on comics (comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, web comics, and adaptations into other media) based on or inspired by the Arthurian tradition. The collection will be edited by myself and Jason Tondro.

Please submit proposals to the editors by 31 January 2010.

Michael A. Torregrossa
Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
http://PopularCultureandtheMiddleAges.blogspot.com/

5th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2010: Oxford United Kingdom)

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:31am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 11th July 2010 – Tuesday 13th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Realisms in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:24am
Dorothee Birke / FRIAS, Freiburg University

Realisms in Contemporary Culture:
Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations
23. Sept. – 25. Sept. 2010 / FRIAS (Freiburg University), Germany

NECS 2010 Conference: Urban Mediations

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 5:36am
NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) in cooperation with Communication Faculty, Kadir Has University

Founded in February of 2006, NECS, the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, brings together scholars and researchers in the field of cinema, film and media studies with archivists and film and media professionals. A first NECS workshop was held in Berlin on the occasion of the network's founding in 2006, followed by large international conferences in Vienna 2007, Budapest 2008 and Lund 2009. Over the last three years, NECS has attracted more than 600 members worldwide. Detailed information on NECS can be found on the NECS website, www.necs-initiative.org.

Global Financial Capital and New Realisms

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:39pm
ACLA Annual Meeting at New Orleans

The recent economic crisis coincides with flourishing of new realism across different media in Europe and North America [Frazen's The Corrections in literature (2001), Audaird's The Prophet (2008) in film, Simon and Burns' The Wire (2002-2008) in television]. This realism distinguishes itself by an extensive preoccupation with poverty, migration, crime and urban violence while it stylistically appropriates violence as a commentary on the disposability of bodies under neo-liberal economy. The time seems ripe to explore what kind of realism is being produced in our historical moment. This seminar explores the prospects and limits of realism as a narrative mode that reflects on the contemporary capitalism, its trajectory, moments of crisis and recovery.

[UPDATE] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 2ND 2010

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:30pm
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

The Fictional North

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:55pm
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, Manitoba, Canada

The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,
The Fictional North, to be held at The Pas Campus in The Pas, Manitoba, March 30-
April 1, 2010.

2nd Global Conference: Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:46am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Wednesday 7th July 2010 – Friday 9th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010 (Revised Deadline)

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 3:30pm
Acacia Group

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010
The Acacia Group at Cal State Fullerton, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference.

While the Acacia Conference is organized to meet the needs of graduate students and faculty, we welcome contributions from academics at all levels.

popular narrative and the environment

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 1:30pm
StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative invites submissions articles for its special issue devoted to popular narrative and the environment.

[UPDATE] The Aural Archive, ACLA, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans (11/23/09)

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 10:25am
Michael Cohen, Louisiana State University; Sarah J. Townsend, New York University

"The Aural Archive"

ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Proposals due: Nov. 23, 2009 [Deadline extended]

This seminar aims to draw out several theoretical and methodological questions lurking behind recent work in media studies, performance studies, musicology, and literary studies: If the aural realm is ephemeral (as is often said), how does it factor into the historical record? When you listen to your archive, what and how do you hear? And how do you theorize the silences and noises in the archival grain?

The Drawn Map -- CFP deadline December 20th, 2009

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 8:11am
English Graduate Student Association at Northeastern University

The Drawn Map.
March 13-14, 2010
Northeastern University's
English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Martin Brückner,
University of Delaware

Faculty Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University

& Professionalization Roundtable:
"Mapping the Archive"

CFP: Sleep Dealer SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 6:46am
Ximena Gallardo / SW TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

Politics of Fear; Fear of Politics, September 2010. Final call for papers deadline 15 May 2010

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 5:47am
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) University of Brighton

We live in a world that is dominated by fear. We are increasingly afraid to walk in our city streets, populated as they are by feral youths, drug-dealers and surveillance cameras. The threat of global warming and climate change is ever-present, and accompanied by the even greater fear that we'll be too late to do anything about it. Then of course there's terror: frightened of a Taliban invasion, apparently, we are still fighting in Afghanistan after eight years and pursuing a worldwide "war on terror". And if that's not enough, we are becoming ever more afraid of alcohol, of food, of being too fat, of being too thin; and afraid even of sex.

PAMLA Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010; special session proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2009)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:43pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Interested parties may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.

[UPDATE] Media, Medium, Mediation: Media Aesthetics Before 1900 (ACLA 2010)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:24pm
Rachel Teukolsky

This seminar proposes to explore the aesthetic effects of early media--understood as "discourse networks," or channels of communication--by unsettling the idea of media itself. What might it mean to see media as medium, mediation, an in-between state, something mixed, or hybrid? Rather than seeing media history as a march of technological innovation, critics now describe emergent and residual media; they look to media in transition, overlapping media, co-existing visions of the retrograde and the futuristic. The idea of "media aesthetics" itself suggests porous boundaries between works of art and means of communication.

UPDATE: African American Life Writing

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 9:57pm
a/b: autobiography

_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing. We are interested in essays that focus on the contemporary issues of identity that complicate the categories "African American" and "life writing," particularly where these intersect with discussions of genre or discipline. We would like especially to see essays addressing neglected texts, authors, or forms, including life writing in new or neglected media. Essays that advance new approaches to African American life writing, emphasize new critical approaches, discuss lesser known authors, or that address larger generic issues within African American life writing are welcome.

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:32pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fourth volume to be published in May 2010.

Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Watermark Grad Journal 2010-Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:07pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our third volume to be published in May 2010. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this
journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

"Righting" and "Re-Writing" Wrongs" ACLA Annual Meeting April 1-4, 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 6:01pm
Deborah Donig/ ACLA

Each new textual creation is in some way a reflection or mimesis. All literary creations are beholden to some narrative ancestor, some antecedent form, some prior idea. Our knowledge of the present moment, and our ability to tell of it, relies on how — and whether — past narratives were constructed. Stories depend on the stories that were told before them.

This is doubly the case with the sequel; for the offspring owes its very genesis directly to its predecessor, from which the sequel must then draw its cues.

SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session, October 28-30 2010

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 11:34am
South Central Modern Language Association Regional Conference

South Central MLA 2010
Conference on Christianity and Literature Session
October 28-30, at the Sheraton Forth Worth Hotel

The 2010 SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session seeks papers that examine the connections between Christianity and literature. Especially welcome are those papers which respond to the conference theme "New Frontiers." Papers are invited from any discipline, on any time period or genre.

Please send 300-word abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2010 to Jessica Hooten, English Department, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or jhooten@umhb.edu.

True Blood ( PCA/ACA, 3/31 - 4/3, Submission Deadline: 12/15)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:50am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31st to Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in St. Louis.

Papers which cover any aspect of the HBO True Blood series or the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse books are sought for presentation. Papers should be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person panels allow for 20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15 minute papers; panels will be formed no later than January 2010 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentation time).

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