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Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies (conference; proposals due Jan 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 10:17pm
Sarah Brophy and Jancie Hladki, McMaster University

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Conference: "Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies"

November 19-20, 2010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Conference Co-Chairs:
Sarah Brophy, Associate Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Janice Hladki, Associate Professor, School of the Arts, McMaster University

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 15, 2010

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:33pm
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

Please disseminate widely.

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:30pm
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

Please disseminate widely.

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com by November 15, 2009. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

ImageNext: Visions Past and Future Conference March 26-27

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:25pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2010 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida on March 26 and 27. Guest speakers will include UCLA's David Kunzle (The History of the Comic Strip, Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer), John Porcellino (King Cat), Molly Kiely (Diary of a Dominatrix, That Kind of Girl) and University of Iowa's Corey Creekmur (Director of the Institute for Cinema and Culture).

Toni Morrison Society at American Literature Association Conference May 27-30, 2010

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 3:04pm
Toni Morrison Society

Toni Morrison Society panels at

American Literature Association
21st Annual Conference

Dates: May 27-30, 2010

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
In Embarcadero Center
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Conference Director: Alfred Bendixen
Texas A & M University

Conference Fee: For those who pre-register before April 15, 2010: $85
($50 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty)
After April 15, the fees are $100 and $60

CFP: Plenum

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:00pm
Plenum

The editors of Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2151-0377), a peer reviewed journal, invite contributions for the Spring 2010 number of the journal. The journal accepts interdisciplinary research, action research that focuses on interdisciplinarity in the classroom, black and white photography, poetry, nonfiction prose, and reviews of recent interdisciplinary work in any field. The deadline for submission is December 10, 2009.

UPDATE: Imagining Other Histories: Illusion, Elusion, and Reality in Historical Fiction; Pop culture conference.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 9:22am
Cristine Soliz / Southwest Texas Pop Culture American Culture

Imagining Other Histories: Illusion, Elusion, and Reality in Historical Fiction. Attend the vibrant SW/TX PCA/ ACA conference in sunny, historical Albuquerque, the heart of Indian country and Spanish invasion of North America. The area of Historical Fiction invites papers on the role of history and alternate history in fiction. To what extent have fiction writers, poets, filmmakers, myth makers, and other producers of pop culture bent the paths of history into different directions, into ur worlds, friendlier worlds, bleak worlds, parallel worlds, idealist worlds?

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org) invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOTORCYCLE STUDIES CONFERENCE, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 3-6, 2010

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 3:38am
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOTORCYCLE STUDIES CONFERENCE

Call For Papers: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOTORCYCLE STUDIES CONFERENCE, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 3-6, 2010

The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS), the only online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to motorcycle culture, will be hosting its inaugural conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, June 3-6, 2010.

IJMS is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film, advertising and literature.

ACLA-Seminar: Glocality and Narration in Contemporary Cinema: Real Life in Reel Cycle

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:55pm
Annemarie Fischer, SUNY Binghamton

In this century, corporate cinema production has experienced an economic and technological crisis. Yet "glocal" productions featuring global topics, such as human rights, climate, conflict, migration, as well as sports and cultural patterns, have met with worldwide success and challenged the hegemony of Hollywood. Examples are "An Inconvenient Truth" (Davis Guggenheim, 2006), and "Lost Children" (Ali Samadi Ahadi/Oliver Stoltz, 2005).

Spectrum calling for submissions DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:13pm
Spectrum Literary Magazine

SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works from everyone, regardless of age or school affiliation. Art can be either black and white or in color. Any form of poetry and any genre of fiction is allowed; non-fiction works can range from interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. We do not follow themes and no subject will be censored.
http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/spectrum/submissions.html

Points of Contact: Moving East to West,16th Annual Multicultural Conference, April 20-22, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 10:12pm
Laurie Lopez Coleman, English/San Antonio College Multicultural Conference, San Antonio, TX

The West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries, but the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West. The economic powerhouses of Saudi Arabia, India, China and Japan, and the expansion of nuclear weaponry to Muslim countries have made dealing with the East critical to the prosperity and security of the West. So as culture has flowed east in the past, it now begins to flow west.
For our 16th annual Multicultural Conference we request papers and presentations that deal with the influence of the East on the West – as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, the military and the economy.

[UPDATE] Motorycycle Life and Culture

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:35pm
SW/TX ACA/PCA

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American society, other societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

Festivals and Faires Call for Chapter-Length Articles for New Book

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:44pm
Culture/Counter-Culture: Festivals and Faires in America; Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

This book, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.
Please submit any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] WORK – IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27 NOV]

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:37am
Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Theoretical engagements are also of interest. While this call is not limited to interests of any period, we seek topics with relevance or insight into contemporary experiences and constructions of work.

Possible topics:
- Cultural (literature, film, TV, etc.) representations of work
- Artists whose own work is reflective on questions of labor
- Cultures of labor and the workplace
- Discourses of labor in media
- Theoretical engagements with labor and work (Virno, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, etc)

[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:48pm
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec. 31, 2009 so the sooner papers/panels are submitted and accepted, the better the registration rates. Also, there is a special outing on the Road Runner train to Santa Fe, seats are filling up. Below is the original CFP:
CALL FOR PANEL AND PAPER PROPOSALS

Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 2:57pm
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at chass.utoronto.ca/complitstudents/transverse

Disability and the Enlightenment

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:24am
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of acting on stage or walking the streets of London -- the history of the disabled body has played a conspicuously minor role in these investigations. One of the reasons for the absence of a vigorous discussion of disability in the eighteenth century may have to do with the belief that such a discussion might be anachronistic, eighteenth-century England having had no operative category of disability.

The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:55am
4th Annual International ACSA Conference, The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

Imagination has more than often been conceived of as an art of forming mental images,particularly in relation to objects and phenomena not completely perceived in reality. But if imagination resorts to images then does not the notion of the visual imagination imply a sense of redundancy? If, on the other hand, the word "visual" refers us to the sphere of sensory perception then how can we utilize the sense of sight to arrive at a realistic representation of illusion? In what sense then are images visual and in what sense are they imaginary?

Susan Sontag. Due December 31, 2009

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:04am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

_In-between_ has room for two or three short articles (less than four thousand words) which deal with Susan Sontag's prose such as _On Photography_, _Against Interpretation_ or _Regarding the Pain of Others_. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.

Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.

Susan Sontag. Due December 31, 2009

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 9:58am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

_In-between_ has room for two or three short articles (less than four thousand words) which deal with Susan Sontag's prose such as _On Photography_, _Against Interpretation_ or _Regarding the Pain of Others_. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.

Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:58pm
Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Literature (General)
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

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

[Update] CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 5:47pm
Sally Sanchez

Update CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Join us in sunny Albuquerque! SWTXPCA.ORG
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

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

The Fictional North

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:48pm
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada

The Fictional North: Call for Papers

The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,
The Fictional North, to be held at The Pas Campus in The Pas, Manitoba, March 30-
April 1, 2010.

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