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Jamesian Afterlives: Henry James sessions at American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 3:14pm
David McWhirter/Henry James Society

The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. For information on the conference, go to www.americanliterature.org. The Call for Papers for the sessions is as follows:

Jamesian Afterlives I: Henry James as a Site of Cultural Production.

The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies[UPDATE extended submission deadline]

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 2:50pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

North Carolina State University English Graduate Student Symposium [March 5-6, 2010]

Extended Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2010.

The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies

Relevant submissions to the symposium will be considered for publication in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy and author Melissa Marr.

Dr. McKoy is the Director of Africana Studies at North Carolina State University and editor of the journal Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. She is also the author of the book When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures.

Utopia and Dystopia - special issue of Meridian critic, Spring 2010; Deadline for submission: 15 March 2010

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 2:17pm
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English; Otilia Ignatescu, University of Suceava, Department of Education Sciences

The academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) invites submissions for its first issue in 2010, dedicated to Utopia and Dystopia. Man's perennial concern with bettering the world, as well as the anxieties at the potentially regressive nature of the utopian ideal – always attended by an indelible ambiguity –, has generated a wealth of creative manifestations, claimed variously by literature and the arts, by history, philosophy, sociology, etc.

[UPDATE] Final Call--Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 12:05pm
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.

[UPDATE] UPSTAGE: A New Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Dramatic Literature, Theatre, and Theatrical Culture (February 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 9:38am
Helena Gurfinkel/Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull/ St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Fifteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature in Culture (March 26, 2010, proposals due January 15, 2010) [UPDATE] New keynote

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 7:29pm
Middle Tennessee State University

***SEE BELOW FOR NEWS ON REPLACEMENT LUNCHEON SPEAKER***

Fifteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 26, 2010

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Jim Carothers, U. of Kansas, "Baseball Fictions and Baseball Facts"

***REPLACEMENT LUNCHEON SPEAKER***
Luncheon Speaker: Ferguson Jenkins, former Major League pitcher and Baseball Hall of Fame member.

The Future of the Archetype (3/15/10; MLA special session, Jan 11-15 2011)

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:27pm
L. Michelle Baker

The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance (1920) and James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1922). Both works collected and analyzed a series of legends from different cultures and emerged with a specific pattern of such a ubiquitous nature that it appeared to have the status of an archetype. Neither would be possible at the start of the twenty-first century.

European Journal of American Culture CFP

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 11:39am
Dr John Wills (Kent); Dr Maeve Pearson (Exeter)

The Intellect published and academic refereed journal 'European Journal of American Culture' (EJAC) invites new submissions for its 2010 issues. The journal welcomes articles that tackle American cinema, television and videogames, music, art, literature, politics and history based around the exploration of American culture. We are open to special issues that bring together two to three significant pieces on one common theme, or equally standalone pieces. Articles are to be 5-8,000 words in length and can be either single discipline or interdisciplinary in nature. Book reviews are also welcome.

Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 11:34am
Association of Adaptation Studies

International Conference
"Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe"
Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, 30 September to 1 October, 2010
Call for Papers and Panels
Convenors: Pascal Nicklas (Humboldt University Berlin),
Gesa Stedman (GBZ Berlin), Eckart Voigts-Virchow (Siegen University)
The Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, (Großbritannienzentrum) will host an international conference on "Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe", in co-operation with the Association of Adaptation Studies and the Centre of Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester.

4th International Conference "Iberian and Slavonic Cultures in Contact and Comparison: Res Publica(s)", 13 - 15 May 2010, Lisbon

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 6:56am
CompaRes

The 4th International Conference in the series:

Iberian and Slavonic Cultures in Contact and Comparison

under the title

"Res Publica(s)"

University of Lisbon
13 - 15 May, 2010

www.iberian-slavonic.org
compares.ibs5@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The organisers invite you to the 4th International Conference

IBERIAN AND SLAVONIC CULTURES IN CONTACT AND COMPARISON:
"Res Publica(s)"

Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue - Icons and Iconoclasm, Sep. 17 & 18, 2010

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 8:07pm
University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars' Foundation

The Jefferson Scholars' Foundation and the Jefferson Graduate Fellows at the University of Virginia present the second biannual Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Sept. 17 and 18, 2010. The Forum is an interdisciplinary conference for students, faculty, and community members from around the globe. The theme for 2010 is "Icons and Iconoclasm," and we are pleased to have W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry, giving the keynote address.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE!] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference

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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 4:15pm
New Directions in Critical Theory

In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community

"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")

[UPDATE] American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at ALA 2010

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 4:14pm
American Theatre and Drama Society

Call for Papers:
American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

Conference Dates: May 27-30, 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA (Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Ctr)
Website: www.americanliterature.org
Deadline for Proposals submitted to ATDS: January 15, 2010
EMAIL proposals to: Dr. Jim Cherry (cherryj@wabash.edu)

THEME for ATDS sessions for 2010:
Intertextual Exchanges

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:02am
University Of Virginia

Call for Papers
(EXTENDED DEADLINE)
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia present

The 17th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference
An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts
February 26-28, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey High
(California State University, Long Beach)

[UPDATE] Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cultural MosaicEXTENDED DATELINE TO 15 JANUARY

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:39am
Funda Basak Baskan/ University of Alberta

The Canadian Literature Centre (CLC), the Canadian Studies Institute (CSI) and the students of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies of the University of Alberta are pleased to invite you to the first edition of the Multiculticanada graduate students colloquium. The event, which will be the first of a series of gatherings, will be held on March 26, 2010.

Monty Python in Its British and International Cultural Contexts or: How to recognise the Spanish Inquisition from quite a lon

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 5:35pm
Tomasz Dobrogoszcz / University of Lodz, Poland

The conference will take place in Lodz, Poland on 28-29 October 2010 The suggested areas for discussion will include: - Monty Python's humour - the language of Monty Python - the visual poetics of Monty Python programmes and films - Monty Python and the British tradition of humour - Monty Python and the idea of Britishness - Monty Python and stereotypes - cultural subversion and iconoclasm - Monty Python and counterculture - The postmodern contexts for Monty Python - The influence of Monty Python on British/international culture - The reception of Monty Python abroad (in Poland and elsewhere) The reviewed selection of essays following the conference will be published. Abstracts ca.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 JANUARY 2010 for Conference 31 March-3 April 2010

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:39pm
Popular Culture Conference: Festivals and Faires Area

The Festivals and Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association announces an extension of the deadline to apply for the 31 March-3 April 2010 Conference in St. Louis, MO to 4 January 2010.

The Festivals and Faires Area seeks papers from any area of study on festivity and culture. All topics are welcome, but of special interest this year are the following:

1. St. Louis festivals and faires;
2. Burning Man;
3. Renaissance festivals.

Please send 250-word abstract and contact information to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com.

[UPDATE] CFP— "The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love" EXTENDED DEADLINE- Dec. 31, 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 10:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference

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

Extended Submission Deadline: December 31, 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:

CFP Suburban and Urban Western Literature and Culture. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2011.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:09am
Professor Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK

The journal Western American Literature invites submissions examining the urban and suburban West in literature, film, television, memoirs, and other forms. We are interested in original work investigating the urban and suburban from a variety of critical perspectives. You might, for example, consider individual writers with a strong urban/suburban focus to their work, specific themes that reflect upon the increased urbanization of the West, place-based studies, environmental issues raised by sub/urbanism, or theoretical approaches that engage with and illuminate our perception of the topic (such as critical regionalism). Interdisciplinary essays and those taking innovative approaches to the topic are particularly welcome.

[UPDATE] NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 11:23pm
NEXUS

NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus

Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine

21st Century Superheroes and Super Villains in Film and TV - Call for essays

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 1:04pm
Dr. Betty Kaklamanidou and Dr. Richard J. Gray II

We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows. The last decade witnessed the emergence of some of the most commercially successful superhero films in the history of film as well as popular TV shows, which focus on people with extraordinary powers, such as Smallvile and Heroes, for example.

Cine-Excess IV Corporeal Excess: Cult Bodies 29 April-1 May 2010

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 8:45am
Brunel University

Cine-Excess IV
The Fourth International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Corporeal Excess: Cult Bodies

29th April-1st May 2010
The Odeon Covent Garden, Central London

Confirmed Keynote
Professor Richard Dyer
(King's College, London)

Other Keynotes TBA

'The Laws of Life': Ruskin and Cultural Value

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 6:34am
Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster, UK

'The Laws of Life': Ruskin and Cultural Value
An international conference
June 18th & 19th 2010
Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster

Keynote speakers:
John Carey
Robert Hewison

The highest and first law of the universe - and the other name of life is, therefore, 'help'' The other name of death is 'separation.' Government and co-operation are in all things and eternally the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, eternally, and in all things, the laws of death.
John Ruskin, Modern Painters, Vol. V, 1860

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:02am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.

Mythcon 41: War in Heaven (4/15/10; 7/9/10–7/12/10)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 3:42pm
Mythopoeic Society

The 41st Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XLI)
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41/
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
July 9–12, 2010

Guests of Honor

Tim Powers, Author

Tim Powers is a science-fiction and fantasy author. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his works, including the World Fantasy Award for his novels Last Call (1992) and Declare (2000). He has been nominated for four Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, most recently for Three Days to Never (2006).

Janet Brennan Croft, Scholar

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:16pm
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders.php

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from the health sciences to comparative literature meet to share their research and work. Our theme for the 2010 conference is "Globalisms."

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