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Call for Editorial Board Members

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:09am
www.redfeatherjournal.org

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:48am
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Monday, July 13, 2009 - 7:37am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

CFP artciencia 11 (Deadline extended: 26 July 2009)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:48pm
artciencia.com, Journal of Art, Science, and Communication

artciencia.com considers for
publication:
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
university degree;
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.

[REMINDER:DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 1--Call for presentations & proposals

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 6:51pm
2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference, co-hosted by Ocean County College and Community College of Philadelphia will hold its next conference on October 9, 2009, at Ocean County College.

We invite proposals for presentations and roundtable discussions on any aspect of student literary magazines. Preference is given to proposals which feature students as presenters.

For details, please see our previous post for full CFP and conference desscription.

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar [Pitch: 7/24 / Final: 8/24]

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:59am
PopMatters.com

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar!

Pitch Deadline: 24 July 2009
Final Deadline: 24 August 2009
Contact: Matt Mazur
Email: mazur@popmatters.com

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With this week-long special feature, we are excited to provide a platform for cinema scholars, film historians and/or social theorists of all varieties to help us and our readership reconsider the significance of Almodovar's body of work.

This feature will run in late November, leading up to the release of the auteur's newest film, Broken Embraces.

These are the following features we are seeking to develop for the week-long Almodovar series:

MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL IDENTITIES IN RELATION TO BORDER REGIONS (19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 4:52am
Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations, Leuven University, Belgium

CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL IDENTITIES IN RELATION TO BORDER REGIONS (19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES)

27-29 MAY 2010, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM

The Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations (CHIR) of K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk organizes an international conference on 'Migration and Intercultural Identities in Relation to
Border Regions' on 27-29 May 2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

CHIR is an interdisciplinary research centre for the historical study of intercultural relations, dedicated to a combined scientific approach of (1) cultural history, (2) the history of education and (3) historical and comparative literature.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 1:10pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land," from origin stories, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, etc. What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

Skepticism and Culture Panel: February 10-13, 2010

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 8:14pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Skepticism and Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Proposals are now being accepted for a Skepticism and Culture panel in the American Studies area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

CJFS/RCEC General Call for Papers (Refereed Film Studies Journal)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 6:08pm
Canadian Journal of Film Studies


The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek high quality manuscripts for general topic issues on Film and Moving Image Studies.

The CJFS/RCEC is Canada's leading scholarly venue for moving image studies, refereed using a double-blind review process. We publish innovative research on all topics and formats related to moving image studies. We also regularly publish book reviews.

The recommended maximum length for articles is 6000 words. We publish work in English or French.

Expanded Screens (Deadline March 1st, 2010)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 6:02pm
Canadian Journal of Film Studies


The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following special refereed topic issues. The recommended maximum length for articles is 6000 words. We publish work in English or French.

CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/10/10-2/13/10)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 10:03am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Submission and Registration Deadline – December 15, 2009

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference web site: http://www.swtxpca.org/

E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Area Chair
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

Four Corners Conference on Immigration

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:19pm
Mesa State College

Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Fall 2009
Topic: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice – a Dialogue on Immigration

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 20-July-2009

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you of the:

Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
9 October – 10 October 2009
Website: www.mesastate.edu/spanish/fcc

Abstract deadline: 20-July-2009.

10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations - 19-22 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:19pm
Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

** 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations**
19-22 July 2010
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
www.Diversity-Conference.com

This Conference is to be held in Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 19 to 22 July 2010. This Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the study of diversity today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/15/2009; 2/11/2010-2/13/2010)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 12:09pm
Life, the Universe, & Everything XXVIII

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXVIII: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 11-13, 2010, on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University. (For more information, see http://ltue.org.) Guest of honor is Brandon Sanderson. Admission is free.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas (but others may be considered):

• Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)

• LDS (Mormon) culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

• Science and technology (especially new or unusual)

Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities - 29 June to 2 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:56am
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

** Eight International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities **
29 June to 2 July 2010
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
www.Humanities-Conference.com

The Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.

CFP: Race and Gender-- Special Summer Supplement to MP Journal

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 6:29pm
MP Journal

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier,EBSCO Host. We are currently seeking submissions for our special summer supplemental mini- edition. Our theme is Diversity: The Intersection of race/diversity and gender. Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to race and feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send papers along with a 50 word bio and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by July 31, 2009

Exhibiting Capital(s): Berlin and Beyond (NeMLA); Montreal (15.9.2009; 7-11.4.2010)

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 9:02am
Peter McIsaac / York University, Toronto

Modern German cities, particularly regional and national capitals, have often been studied in relation to German national identity. For this reason, cultural displays (for instance, films and exhibitions) in and of these metropoles are often seen to demonstrate unique brandings, unique particularizations of space that define major cities with respect to each other and their national cultures. Much recent scholarship on post-unification Berlin, for instance, evidences this kind of perspective and has furthered a unifying comprehension of the new Republic as it is manifested in the re-made city. Our panel seeks to unsettle such predominant spatial analysis through focusing more closely on the heterogeneity of urban branding practices.

Multilingual Realities in Translation

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 12:33am
Angela Flury, DePauw University, and Hervé Regnauld, University of Rennes

Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld

Existential & Phenomenological Theory & Culture (EPTC), May 31 to June 3, 2010; Deadline: February 1, 2010

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Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 4:36pm
Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture

The society for the study of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) invites papers discussing any aspects of existential or phenomenological theory or culture. For example, papers dealing with theoretical or cultural issues in relation to authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Beckett, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Levinas, Malraux, Marcel, Buber, Frankl, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Irigaray, or Laing are all welcome. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. EPTC will meet at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2010.

"National Identities and Literature: Problems and Possible Answers" & others

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Friday, July 3, 2009 - 4:42am
452ºF Assocition

Nº 02 > Call for Papers

Call for Papers #02

On June 29th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included on the second issue of our Journal 452ºF. This announcement is open to everyone holding a university 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): October 9th 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

CFP: Children in Film SW/TX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:26pm
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's studies in relation to film are desired. Of special interest are contributions that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's identity construction as represented in film.

[UPDATE] CASTING [SCMS Panel] 8/30/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:29am
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators and instruments in film and media projects.

[UPDATE] EAPSU Fall Conference, DEADLINE EXTENDED, AUGUST 1, 2009

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 3:37pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1, 2009.

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

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