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Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:27pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro--http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

Story, Sport and Spirit: A Conference to Explore the Theory and Practice of Storytelling in Athletics; May 19 - 21, 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:24pm
The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development

We welcome the submission of an array of conference presentations examining issues or ideas relating to spirituality, storytelling, and athletics. Proposals for presentations, lectures, papers, workshops, panel or roundtable discussions in the following disciplines are encouraged:

'The idea of influence in American literature', 31 March 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:37am
English Faculty, University of Oxford, UK

This one-day conference aims to ask whether American literature might fruitfully be viewed as a product of its influences, and if so, whether it can – or should – be considered separately from these influences. This question leads to two further areas of consideration: firstly, how the fluidity of American culture, informed by America's history of immigration and its complex demographic make-up, has helped construct American literature up to the present day; and secondly, how far American literature contains, excludes or even dams the constant in-flowing of cultural sources.

With Laughter for All: Toward a New Anthology of American Humor-- ALA Conference May 2010; submission deadline 20 January 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:09am
American Humor Studies Association

The American Humor Studies Association seeks proposals for a round-table session at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero Center, on May 27-30, 2010.

Session 1—
With Laughter for All: Toward a New Anthology of American Humor
Roundtable Session

[REMINDER] Medieval Popular Culture/PCA-ACA St Louis MO/Mar31-Apr3 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 9:41am
K. A. Laity/Medieval Popular Culture Area PCA

Medieval Popular Culture/PCA-ACA St Louis MO/Mar31-Apr3 2010

DEADLINE Dec 15, 2009

The Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association investigates two aspects of popular culture:

the popular culture of the Middle Ages, such as texts, manuscript transmission, legends and hagiography, medicine, charms, wall paintings, plays, material culture, oral traditions, folk remedies, runic and ogamic writings, music, monuments;

--or--

[UPDATE] Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 9:40am
Cynthia J. Miller/ 2010 Film & History Conference

"Love came first in my thought, therefore I forgot it naught": Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television

2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

Second Round Deadline: March 1, 2010

AREA: "Love came first in my thought, therefore I forgot it naught": Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 6:00am
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal, an online, international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of the child image.

CFP: Bloodlines: British Horror Past and Present, De Montfort University and Phoenix Square, Leicester UK, 4 - 5 March 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 3:33am
Ian Hunter, De Montfort University

Proposals are invited for papers at Bloodlines: British Horror Past and Present, a major two-day conference on British screen horror at De Montfort University and Phoenix Square, Leicester (the UK's newest digital media centre) on 4 and 5 March 2010. As well as panels and keynote lectures, the conference will include screenings, film premieres, and interviews and round tables with directors.

Plenary speakers so far include Kim Newman, Pete Walker, David Pirie (TBC) and Peter Hutchings.

Re-Dress: Beyond and Between Visual Studies [Deadline extended until January 15]

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:45am
OCTOPUS: A Journal of Visual Culture

For Visual Studies at UC Irvine, 2009 marks a year of looking back and looking forward: to past achievements and new possibilities for a graduate student journal that has produced four volumes of scholarship on, about, and influenced by the expansion of visual studies in the past decade and a half.

Franocophone and European Comics and Graphic Novels Panel, Feb. 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:52pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Bande Dessinée (francophone comics) and European Comics

This panel seeks essays on bande dessinée and Euopean comics and graphic novels. Different styles and approaches are welcome.

[UPDATE] Ciema of Pedro Almodóvar Panel at SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:41pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

[UPDATE] The films of Claire Denis Panel at SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:38pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The films of Claire Denis

[Update] the Films of Michael Haneke Panel at SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:34pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Final Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Provocation and Dialogue: Interrogating the Films of Michael Haneke

[UPDATE] Catherine Deneuve: Cultural Icon Panel at SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:31pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

http://swtxpca.org/

Final Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Considering Deneuve

This panel seeks essays that examine the work, films, star persona, and/or the fan cultures of Catherine Deneuve.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

[UPDATE] Inglourious Basterds Panel at SW/TX PCA/ACA, February 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:27pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Final Abstract Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds

[UPDATE] CFP: FOOD & CULTURE (Last Call)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:27pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 12/15/09

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, February 10-13. Please submit abstracts and proposed panels by December 15, 2009. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[Final Update] European Popular Culture and Literature, Feb 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:23pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Final Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

[UPDATE] Fifth International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (14-16 April 2010)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 2:58pm
ATILIM UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY

CALL FOR PAPERS

Extended Deadline for Submissions: 8 January 2010

The 5th International IDEA Conference, jointly hosted by Atılım University Departments of English Language and Literature and Translation and Interpretation and the English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA), will be held on 14-16 April 2010 at Atılım University's İncek Campus in Ankara. The Conference will cover the following four main areas:

English Literature
(including Anglo-Irish, Scottish, American literatures and other literatures in English)
British and Comparative Cultural Studies
English Language, Linguistics and ELT
Translation Studies in English

33rd Annual NJCEA Conference - Sat. March 27, 2010, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 12:58pm
New Jersey College English Association

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference.
Full and part-time college instructors, graduate students, and other professionals within the field of English are invited to send panel proposals and 250 word abstracts for papers on any topic related to college English to: Nira Gupta-Casale, NJCEA Conference Organizer, Department of English, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083; or electronically as an attachment to ncasale@kean.edu.

[UPDATE] "American History and Culture" area at SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:03pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

"American History and Culture" area
SW/TX PCA/ACA
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Http://www.swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 842-1234

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC), March 27, 2010

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:44pm
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their first annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

Interdisciplinarity (1/25/10; 4/9-10/10

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:52pm
Midwestern Conference on Literarture, Language, and Media

The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL

Keynote speaker: Dr. George Lakoff, University of California-Berkeley, author of Metaphors We Live By (1980), Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind (1987), Philosophy In The Flesh: the Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought (1999), The Political Mind : Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain (2008).

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts Issue 11: The Traction of Drawing. Papers due by 28 February 2010

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Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 9:57pm
Rafik Patel, Auckland University of Technology

Why raise the issue of drawing again? With the proliferation and maturation of digital technologies, what is the use of the hand and the traces it makes on clay, stone, wood or paper? This symposium seeks to examine the technologies of drawing – their marks, lines, scratches, furrows, incisions, touches, dots and dashes, inscriptions, string lines, stains and blotches; pencilled, inked, chalked, brushed, illuminated or erased on diverse grounds.

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.

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