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Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 5:26am
Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

CFP: EDWARD UPWARD -- ESSAY COLLECTION

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

[UPDATE] extended CFP: Gender, Sport and the Olympics (journal, 10/20/09)

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 1:53am
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

Love and Death: A Line of Flight (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:39pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

LOVE AND DEATH – A LINE OF FLIGHT Area
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline – November 1, 2009

AREA: Love and Death – A Line of Flight

Subject: CFP: E. E. Cummings and Popular Modernism (deadline extended 10/10/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:53pm
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2010, at the University of Louisville. Considering the range of Cummings' modernist experiments, yet culturally informed poetry and prose, we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern. In particular, we welcome papers that address his exploration of the popular vernacular across gender/racial boundaries and ethnic differences, celebrating the spirit of the individual from characters in comic strips such as Krazy Kat, mountain dancers, Jazz dancers, the burlesque, etc. All are part of his efforts to stage another modernism.

Globalisation

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 5:18pm
Journal "Interdisciplinary Description of complex Systems"

Special issue of Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems (http://indecs.eu) - INDECS
is devoted to Globalisation.

Deadline for manuscript submission is 15 June 2010. Details are given further in the text, or here: http://indecs.eu/index.php?s=cfp_8_2.

Aids in Cultre VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of Aids

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:06am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:

Aids in Cultre VI:

Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS

International Conference

Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl Aids in Culture VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2009

Deadline for abstract Submissions: 15. October (Deadline has been extended) Conference Homepage: http://www.aidsinculture.org

For the Love of the Fan: Fandom, Comics and Film Adaptation

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:06am
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"For Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics and Film Adaptations"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: For Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics and Adaptations

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

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:50am
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(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

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Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:42am
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"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 before November 15, 2009. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

CFP: Gendered Violence in Literature and Popular Culture, Panel for LASA 2010

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 9:59pm
Latin American Studies Association 2010 Conference

We are seeking papers for a panel on gender and violence in U.S. Latino literature and popular culture for the 2010 LASA Conference: Crisis, Response and Recovery. More specifically, this panel will address the representations of violence in cultural productions since 911 as a way to rethink the shifting negotiations of gender and nation. We are especially interested in papers that explore violence in cultural productions since the economic crisis. Topics may include, but are not limited to, immigrant-related violence, gang violence, war, border violence and emotional violence in contemporary cultural productions. Some of the papers in this panel will explore the recent works of writers such as Ana Castillo and Daniel Alarcón.

Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

Representations of Masculinities in Spanish Film: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 12:09pm
Post Script: Essays on Film and the Humanities

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.

Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:

Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:57pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love

The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:43pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video

"Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film & Television

updated: 
Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:40pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 10-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: "Taking Care of Business": Office Romance in Film and Television

[UPDATE] CFP: Robert E. Howard, PCA/ACA 2010 (Deadline 10-15-09)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:21am
Justin Everett

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ROBERT E. HOWARD, PCA/ACA 2010
full name / name of organization:
Justin Everett
contact email:
j.everet@usp.edu
cfp categories:
popular_culture
science_and_culture
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A PROPOSED SESSION ON ROBERT E. HOWARD

AT THE PCA/ACA CONFERENCE, MARCH 31-APRIL 3, 2010

Science Fiction/Fantasy Area

Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:18pm
Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies:
Climate, Culture and Change
in Western North America
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 13 – 16, 2010

This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Academics and other stakeholders from the wider community are invited to participate in this urgent and compelling dialogue. The conference invites academics from the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as activists, businesses, artists, and others to speak across the boundaries that conventionally divide them.

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

Provocation and Dialogue: Interrogating the Films of Michael Haneke, February 2010

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 1:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 10/20/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Provocation and Dialogue: Interrogating the Films of Michael Haneke

It's a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam [update] 10/15/09

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 6:06pm
Anna Froula

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision. Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are AT once familiar AND unwelcome. He triumphs the mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

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