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ON NOT LOOKING: Essays on Images and Viewers

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 9:29am
Frances Guerin, Ruhr University, Bochum

Submissions are invited for an edited book with the working title On Not Looking:
Essays on Images and Viewers. Contemporary experience presents us with a
contradiction:  while we are at a historical moment when images have never been so
readily available and circulated, we increasingly "don't look" at images. The
collection of essays will explore the myriad ways that not looking at images — as
opposed to not seeing — is manifest in our burgeoning image culture today.
Contributions are sought that address practices and representations of "not looking,"
"turning away," and other manifestations of physical and mental distraction from
material images.

Love at the End of Life (11/1/09; 11/11-14-10)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:11pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

"Love at the End of Life"

 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television

November 11-14, 2010

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

First Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

 

AREA: Love at the End of Life

 

NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 12:47pm
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

 

Trauma and Narrative: Intersections among Narrative Study, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis -- CFP due 01 December, 2009.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 11:34am
The George Washington University -- Departments of English, Psychiatry, and Human Science, in association with the Washington Psychoanalytic Society

While trauma and narrative are older than human history, complex understandings of trauma are fairly recent.  In recent years trauma studies has become important to diverse fields.  Literary and cultural studies examine how narratives of trauma express political oppression, political conflict and symbolic forms for ethnic or national identity.  Narratives that testify to trauma may offer a healing or organizing response to pain, but may also inflict traumatic and disorganizing effects for both individuals and political communities.  Psychoanalysis examines the registration and fate of traumatic experience in the mind and body, as subject to processes of repression, dissociation, and foreclosure, as it also examines the fate of these processes in producing

[UPDATE] "Mysterious Things" (11/1/2009; 3/4-6/2010)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:03am
Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History (UIUC)

"Mysterious Things": The 11th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / March 4-6, 2010

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2009

The Booker Prize and India

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 4:14am
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indians—Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). With the award of this prize to Indians, Indian Writing in English (IWE) has become a force to be reckoned with. The present anthology of critical essays proposes to analyse  the above  Booker-winning novels and the general subject of the Booker and India.

Comics Studies Conference-Chicago (12/1/2009; 4/16-18/2010)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 5:23pm
Comics Studies Conference/Institute for Comics Studies

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In conjunction with the
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

April 16-18, McCormick
Place Convention Center

 

 

Wizard World University-Anaheim (12/1/2009; 4/16-18/2010)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 3:19pm
Institute for Comics Studies

Institute for Comics Studies Comic-Con Conference Series

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WIZARD
WORLD UNIVERSITY: ANAHEIM
April 16-18, Anaheim
Convention Center

The Institute
for Comics Studies is soliciting scholarly proposals for paper presentations,
book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional-focus panels, workshops, and
other panels centered on comics or comics-related areas of study for Wizard
World University—Anaheim, the academic track of WizardWorld Comic Book
Conventions.

Teaching the Novel

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 1:40pm
Acadmic Exchange Quarterly

Focus:
This issue seeks articles addressing and exploring issues surrounding the integration of novels into classroom practice and employing novels to meet course and program objectives. Manuscripts from the fields of literary studies and creative writing are welcome, as are submissions from other disciplines that employ the novel, including cultural studies, gender studies, women's studies, African American studies, and composition. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

International Conference on War, Literature & the Arts, Sep 16-18 2010, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 11:46am
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 literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film studies, 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.  We en

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (Abstracts due June 1, 2010)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:54am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines theintersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures. Whileembracing the rich history of themes of class and class conflict in baseballfiction, poetry, and drama, this collection also seeks to extend the discussionthroughout other disciplines, some even far afield from literary studies. Forexample, one could examine the significant spike in costs related to attendinga game at, say, Wrigley Field, and perhaps reach a determination that Cubmanagement prefers a certain type orclass of fan, almost to the point of excluding others.

Kurt Vonnegut at ALA, San Francisco, CA, May 27-30, 2010 (proposals due Jan. 15, 2010).

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 6:25pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

 

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.  Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join).  Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 15, 2010.

 

 1.  Vonnegut, his Precursors, and his Successors

CFP: Peace and War / An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference / University of Illinois at Chicago (4/16/2010)

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 3:41pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

PEACE and WAR

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The University of Illinois at Chicago

April 16, 2010 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2009 

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century. 

[UPDATE] CFP: FOOD & CULTURE

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 1:24pm
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: 12/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel: 

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

University of Central Oklahoma Women's and Gender Studies Conference, Feb 27th 2010

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 11:15am
University of Central Oklahoma Association of Women's Studies

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Acceptance Notification: On or before January 12, 2010
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2010


ABSTRACTS
are invited from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for 15-minute presentations on topics related to women's studies, gender studies, and human sexuality.

STUDENTS & FACULTY whose abstracts are accepted will receive with their paid registration a ticket to the conference luncheon and access to all conference events.

CFP: 20 YEARS OF THE FINAL GIRL; PCA/ACA National Conference, 31 March-3 April, 2010; Propsal Deadline : 30 Nov.

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:23am
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

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Update CFP: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:22am
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

  Update CFP: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and CollectionsCall for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010.Hyatt Regency Downtown330 Tijeras Ave. NW,Albuquerque, NM 87102Phone: 505.842.1234, Fax: 1.505.766.6710Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections. Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

Literatures of Time and Space - proposed BSLS panel (8-10 April 2010); abstract deadline 10 December 2009

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 8:58am
Elizabeth Throesch

Call for submissions to a proposed panel on the interaction between theories of time and space in literature for the upcoming British Society for Literature and Science conference (8-10 April 2010). Additionally, these proposals will be considered for a future proposal to the RCLAS Journal of Literature and Science for a special issue on time and space.

 

Topics might include:

Relativity's impact on literature and culture

the fourth dimension

occultist and mystical theories of time and space

the work of authors such as Charles Howard Hinton, Edward Abbott, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, J.W. Dunne, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thomas Pynchon, etc

General Call for Submissions: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 7:58am
American Studies Association of Turkey

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Call for Submissions

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 2010 // Proposals due 1/10

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 12:28am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

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.

Popular Culture at CEA 2010

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Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 5:20pm
Mary Thompson / JMU

Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Popular Culture for our 41st annual conference.

UPDATE: Film Theory Area, SWTXPCAACA, early deadine Nov. 15, 2009

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Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:13pm
Jennifer L. Jenkins/ Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

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 Call for Papers: Film Theory
Area

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular
Culture/American Culture Association

31st Annual
Conference February 10-13, 2010

 

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