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CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

[Last minute CFP] Dante meets MTV: Studying Medieval Literature in a Post-Medieval Context/NeMLA 2010

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:06pm
Anna Strowe

This roundtable aims to create a discussion about the role and methods of the study of medieval literature in the contemporary world. In the modern context, seemingly so far removed from the medieval context, scholars and students of medieval literature are presented with numerous problems as we try to read, interpret, and understand across the chronological divide. How do we approach medieval literature and culture from an analytical perspective? How can we (or can we at all) appropriately use modern interpretative tools with medieval texts? As teachers, how do we help students approach the radically different worldview of the Middle Ages and appreciate medieval literature for what it is rather than what it is not?

Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

[UPDATE] The Politics of the Western

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 10:39am
Darren Millar, John Abbott College

Call for Papers

The Politics of the Western (Expanded Topic)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP: Sargasso 25th Anniversary Issue

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:31pm
Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture 2/1/2010

S A R G A S S O
25th Anniversary Issue: 25 Interviews
Call for Interviews
suggested abstract deadline November 15, 2009
submission deadline February 1, 2010

CFP: PCA/ACA Literature and Politics Sessions, 3/31/-4/3/2010; deadline 12/15/09

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:30pm
George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2010 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 15, 2009

PCA/ACA 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, RENAISSANCE GRAND HOTEL ST. LOUIS, 800 WASHINGTON AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63101

Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Irish Studies

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 2:00pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The 2010 national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 5 – 8 May 2010 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday evening, May 5th, and concurrent panels will begin on Thursday morning, May 6th. The announced theme is intended to encourage a broad range of paper topics. Papers are welcome on any Irish Studies topic, including traditional concerns of the discipline and evolving areas of interest in the visual, literary, and interdisciplinary areas. We welcome proposals for individual papers, which, if accepted, will be placed within a relevant panel.

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton, jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu
Genevieve Guenther, vive@mail.rochester.edu

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2010/2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nobleworld.biz . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009. The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.

NEBULA 6.3

Catherine Akca and Ali Gunes. "Male Myth-Making: The Origins of Feminism." 1-15

Steve Redhead. "Hooligan Writing and the Study of Football Fan Culture: Problems and Possibilities." 16-41

Kane X. Faucher. "Sphacelated Grammars (or: Language Likes to Hide)." 42-52

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University

Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

Final Call from Rupkatha Journal for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:38am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Here is the final for critical writings and book reviews for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.
* For submission of critical writings, please send:
Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)
Ø Abstract (100-200 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV
* For submission of creative works, please send:
Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
Ø Abstract (100 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV

Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, 2/25/2010, NY [update]

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:37pm
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

CFP: Hot Metal Bridge--Confronting the Digital

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:15pm
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh

Hot Metal Bridge (www.hotmetalbridge.org), the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/09; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/31/10-4/3/10)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:00am
Louis Palmer, Gothic Chair Popular Culture Association

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2010 JOINT CONFERENCE

March 31-April 3, 2010
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2009

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/09; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/31/10-4/3/10)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:00am
Louis Palmer, Gothic Chair Popular Culture Association

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2010 JOINT CONFERENCE

March 31-April 3, 2010
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2009

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

PCA/ACA 2009 National Conference, March 31 - April 3 St Louis, Area: The Vampire in Literature, Culture, & Film

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:19am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Deadline - December 15th 2009

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the television series' BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OR ANGEL or any other aspect of the Whedon universe.

Please email a 250-300 word abstract to:
Melissa Anyiwo, Curry College
manyiwo0807@curry.edu

Visit the PCA/ACA Website for more details:
http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website: www.alma.edu/michiganacademy

International Conference: Creative Americas. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices. October 6-7, 2010, Toulouse, Fran

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques

Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)

Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

*FINAL CFP – 30 SEPTEMBER DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS*

WEBSITE: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

Papers on Automoblie Culture - PCA/ACA 2010 National Meeting - March 31 -April 3 - St. Louis, Mo.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:52am
Tom Patterson/Shepherd University

The automobile has had an immense influence upon our lives in innumerable ways. This area seeks to examine the role of automobility in American society. The affinity of the automobile has been reflected in our music, art, sport, and in the construction of our identity. This section of the PCA/ACA seeks to provide an understanding of this influence within the social and historical context of our collective cultural lives.
Submission requirements are as follows:
Title with author's name and institutional
affiliation (if applicable)
Abstract only (recommended) or full paper
Number of words required for either (usually 100 –
250 words for abstract).

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 25-27, 2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:56pm
American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Given the recent publication of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published in the United States by Norton as The Literature of Australia: An Anthology) and The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, papers addressing the theme "A New Moment in Australian Studies" are particularly welcome.

Sights & Sounds: Interrogating the Music Documentary (June 4-5, 2010)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 5:14pm
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Sights & Sounds

Interrogating the Music Documentary

University of Salford

June 4-5, 2010

In the fall of 1894, W. K.L. Dickson assisted Thomas Edison in his experimentation with sound film. He shot a sequence in which one man plays a violin before the recording phonograph horn while two others dance. Might this be the first music documentary?

ImageText Special Issue: Alan Moore and Adaptation

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:36pm
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

ImageTexT is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation. Throughout his career, Moore has displayed a willingness to adapt and appropriate the plots, characters, settings, and themes from traditional narratives and the works of other authors into his own writing. Additionally, Moore's work itself continues to be the focus of adaptation, typically in the form of big-budget Hollywood films.

Arab Women and the Media

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:25pm
JOURNAL OF ARAB & MUSLIM MEDIA RESEARCH

The sudden increase in the number of Arab satellite channels targeting
Arabs inside and outside the region has been paralleled by an explosion in
the number of women working as TV presenters, producers, and news
reporters in these various channels. Their appearance has not been
confined to women's and children's programmes, but has been markedly
noticeable in the serious genres of news and current affairs too.
Furthermore, women from the most conservative societies in the Arabian
Gulf have also gained access to these channels, and their presence has
indeed been enforced by the establishment of dedicated Gulf channels such
as Al-Jazeera, MBC, Rotana Gulf, IQRA, Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Channel2

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