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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).

4th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:12am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

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

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

CFP Twilight (PCA/ACA St. Louis, 3/31-4/3) Submission Deadline: 12/15

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:08am
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 Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (novels or films) 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).

CFP Stephen King (PCA/ACA, St. Louis, 3/31-4/3) Deadline: 12/15

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:03am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Stephen King 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.

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

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 8:34am
Dan Ross/Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, Columbus State University

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.

[UPDATE] Nov.13, 2010 The 18th Annual English and American Literature Association Conference: Everyday Life and Literature

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:56pm
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way. Everyday life often manifests itself as the textual Other outside the major narrative thrust, and, therefore, receives scant critical attention in literary studies. In fact everyday life can be seen as an arena of two-way negotiation: it is where power reproduces itself in daily practice, but it is also where both personal and collective creativity intervenes in the reproduction of power. Moreover, everyday life often emerges, becomes visible, or acquires meaning through its engagement with other social categories—gender, race, class, ethnicity, nature, and so on, whose different relations with dominant regimes of power call for different strategies of everyday life practices.

Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:15pm
Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

international conference on caribbean studies UPDATE

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 3:08pm
University of Texas Pan American

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO 12/7/09

2nd. International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

"The Many Caribbean's and the Bicentennial of the Continental
Spanish American Independence Movements

University of Cartagena, Cloister of St. Augustine
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
March 15-19, 2010

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (1/31/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 2:41pm
Cinema and Landscape

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Last Call! Zombies, Vampires, Mummies! Undead in the West (12/1/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:45pm
Cynthia J. Miller

LAST CALL!!!

Call for Papers: Undead in the West
PCA/ACA National Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Co-presenters are being sought for a panel on the "Undead in the West," as part of the Westerns and the West area at the PCAs.

Contemporary Horror Fiction

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:36pm
University of Westminster

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Punter (Bristol University)

Throughout the twentieth and beginnings of the twenty first century the popularity of horror fiction has remained a constant, its resilience and adaptability enabling it to survive in the face of a succession of tumultuous aesthetic movements such as Modernism, Post-Modernism and Post-colonialism. Part of this success seems to lie in the liminality of the form, with many critics being unable to evaluate whether its merits lie closer to the more respected area of nineteenth century Gothic or the trashy sensationalism of pulp literature.

Undergraduates, Get Your History Papers Published! Submit to HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:05pm
HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

HISTORY MATTERS is a journal whose purpose is to give undergraduates the unique opportunity to be published. Established in 2004, History Matters has received papers from all over the U.S., Canada, Britain, and Australia.

HISTORY MATTERS is published each spring and is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. The journal consistently publishes about 10% of the submissions, publishing only the papers with high caliber research and writing. Please visit the journal homepage at http://www.historymatters.appstate.edu for more information.

Nov. 13, 2010 18th Annual English and American Literature: Everyday Life and Literature

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:52am
English and American Literature Association of the Republicof China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way. Everyday life often manifests itself as the textual Other outside the major narrative thrust, and, therefore, receives scant critical attention in literary studies. In fact everyday life can be seen as an arena of two-way negotiation: it is where power reproduces itself in daily practice, but it is also where both personal and collective creativity intervenes in the reproduction of power. Moreover, everyday life often emerges, becomes visible, or acquires meaning through its engagement with other social categories—gender, race, class, ethnicity, nature, and so on, whose different relations with dominant regimes of power call for different strategies of everyday life practices.

UPDATE: New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 9:16pm
Monika Giacoppe, Ramapo College/ American Comparative Literature Association

The ACLA's annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the "New World," too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative American Studies. This seminar aims to examine francophone cultures both in the U.S. and throughout North America, and the linkages that connect these varied traditions. Papers addressing Louisiana's French and Creole traditions will be especially welcome, but so will be papers addressing other aspects of "New France": Québecois, Martiniquais, Haitian culture, and their composites (Haitian writers in Montréal, or the rural and urban francophone cultures of the Lower Mississippi, for example).

Go Green: Die Germanistik und grünes Gedankengut, The 1st Montreal German Studies Graduate Student Conference 23-25 April 2010

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 9:14pm
McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 4th graduate conference at McGill and the 1st in collaboration with Université de Montréal, this year's theme sees its justification in the steady rise of awareness toward environmental issues, a concern not solely limited to the political or scientific worlds, but also prevalent within the humanities. This awareness is corroborated, but at times also corrupted by the abundance of news coverage in the mainstream media that have increasingly presented climate change with an apocalyptic outlook.

SC4:The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (fourth biennial)

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 2:17pm
Rhonda V. Wilcox / Gordon College; Whedon Studies Association; Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association

SC4: The Fourth Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses
June 3-6, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies (www.slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fourth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC4), sponsored by Flagler College. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, June 3-6, 2010. Drs. Tamara and James Wilson of Flagler's Department of English will be local arrangements chairs.

Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge

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Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 5:47pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference

2010 EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Panel Topic
Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
Andrew Banecker (LSU), Chair

Call for Conference abstracts: Session: (Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 8:58pm
John Edgar Browning/Louisiana State University

EGSA Conference: The 20th Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

Regarding Iteration: Narratives of Imitation and Innovation

February 11-12, 2010

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Keynote Address by Brian McHale, Ohio State University

Special Session: (Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies

[UPDATE] SWTXPCA 2010 Conference: Satire Area

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 December 2009
Registration Deadline: 31 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website: http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

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