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Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body--M/MLA (November 12-15, 2009)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:23pm
Cammie M. Sublette

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.

This M/MLA session will explore constructions of race as particularized in physical as well as cultural fabrications of the body.

Explorations of the ways race inflects the body in gendered or ethnic spaces are welcome, as are studies of racial constructions of the criminal, sexual, medical, or historical body. All topics dealing with literature or cultural studies from any time period or area will be considered, but papers adhering most closely to the convention theme of "migration" will be given preference.

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:54pm
ASTR 2009, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers due Friday, May 15, 2009

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino

November 12-15, 2009

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

Consuming Cultures — (Deadline: 6/15/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:27pm
disClosure: a journal of social theory

The theme of this year's issue is Consuming Cultures. We are accepting submissions of articles, essays, creative work, reviews, and art that explore the ideologies, politics, and cultures of consumption fairly broadly. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. Questions and submissions can be sent to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Edgar Allan Poe and others

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:28pm
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.

This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: revista@452f.com

The City (September 24-26 2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality (2009 NEPCA Conference / Proposals due June 1, 2009 / Conference dates: Oct. 23-24, 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 4:57pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, 11-13 February 2010

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:47am
Cyber Echoes

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite paper proposals for the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.

Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, University of South Alabama, USA, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.

Class Migration on Popular Television (proposed MMLA special session, St. Louis, MO, 11/12/09-11/15/09)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 3:01pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?

2009 World Picture Conference

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 8:43am
World Picture

The 2009 World Picture Conference

October 23-24, 2009
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Style

Keynote Speakers:

Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
&
Alexander García Düttmann (Goldsmiths College)

Short Story: Stories with Histories. MMLA St. Louis Nov. 12-15, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:55pm
Shiela Pardee / Midwest Modern Language Association

Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: spardee@semo.edu

Young Adult Literature

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 5:07pm
Pacific Modern Language Association (PMLA)

Proposals sought for a session on young-adult literature at the Pacific Modern Language Association conference in San Francisco, November 6-7, 2009. Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted at

http://pamla.org/2009/proposals

The official cfp is at

http://pamla.org/2009/cfp

Deadline extended to April 13th. Questions, please contact

Elise Ann Wormuth
San Francisco State University
earthman@sfsu.edu

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 3:45pm
Rice University

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

The Global and the Local in Contemporary Literature and Film

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 2:07pm
Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global and the Local
in Contemporary Literature and Film

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-Third Colloquium on Literature and Film
October 8-10, 2009

Submissions are invited on the many ways that contemporary authors and filmmakers find their inspiration in global and local issues. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] Bangor University postgraduate Truth and Lies interdisciplinary conference.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:53am
Bangor University

Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th

Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales

Call for Papers

Our society bombards us with deception: false reports, embellished
testimony, misleading advertising, and that which goes unsaid. But are we
really being lied to? Or is the truth hiding underneath the deception, and
is it up to us to actively bring it to light?

We invite contributions from postgraduates across the disciplines in the
Arts and Humanities. Topic areas should reflect the interdisciplinary theme
of the conference. Suggestions may include (but are not limited to):

Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 5:19pm
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film
- Drama and performance
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

CFP / Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13pm
Franz Potter / Studies in Gothic Fiction

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews for its premiere on-line issue. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.
Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2009.

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 7:05pm
Brandon Gordon

We're looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South was particularly vulnerable to the dislocations of the Great Depression. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to propel economic reform, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts, valorizing the region's agrarian economic base and sought to maintain the South's organic, communal society as a bulwark against industrialization.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

African Studies Area at Midwest Popular Culture Oct/Nov 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Music
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:12pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

Proposal Deadline: 06/15/2009

MAPACA War Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 4/30/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (mmuneal@emory.edu).

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 1:10pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

"It's A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama"

CFP: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel (book collection), 5/15/09

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:26am
Tamy Burnett

We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection tentatively titled Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, which focuses specifically on the literary traditions and influences that shape and are reflected in the series. Our goal is to bring together a collection of essays that work primarily with Angel as a text to be addressed in the wider field of narrative and literature, since critical analysis of visual narratives in our culture is often related to our literary history and cultural consciousness. Often, our criteria for evaluating the quality of television draw heavily on the complexities of narrative structures and the reimagining of traditional tales or storytelling techniques.

Book Project-Graphic Novels and Libraries

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:07pm
Robert G. Weiner Texas Tech University Library

Call for Papers--Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues.

Graphic Novel publishing has exploded in the last decade. While, during the mid-1990s, it might have been possible for even a modestly budgeted library to acquire much of the published Graphic Novel output, now it is almost impossible even for libraries with big budgets to afford EVERYTHING published in this format. What was once considered a "cult" of devoted Graphic Novel readers and fans is now a part of the mainstream of readers. Graphic Novels is the one area of publishing that continues to grow year by year.

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