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Re-defining art: Artistic genres in literary works.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:43pm
The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

This seminar seeks to identify how and why contemporary literature uses visual works of art (murals, montages, sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) as a means of interpretation. How does the translation of a visual piece into textual form affect both the verbal and the visual expressions? With a particular interest in inter-arts encounters that are cross-cultural in nature, we ask: How does the textualisation of art affect its reception? Does using art in crosscultural works add to or diminish its value as a cultural representation? Does textualization permit the representation of more than one culture? Does reinterpretation involve the loss of an essence, or a change? What is the role of the reader?

From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:14pm
Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3 (Michel de Montaigne University, Bordeaux, France)

"From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors"
CLIMAS (Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3), June 10-12, 2010
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Columbia Graduate Journal

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:51pm
Epitextes

The Columbia French Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its journal of graduate work, Épitextes, on the subject of:

"Circulation": Networks, Knowledge and the Literary

[UPDATE] National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:42pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

"Longing in the Age of New Media" 2/19/10

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:52am
USC Comparative Literature Symposium/USC Department of Comparative Literature

We invite you to submit paper proposals to the 2010 Comparative Literature Symposium at USC. We welcome submissions from all disciplines relevant to the conference theme:

"Longing in the Age of New Media"
Symposium Date: Feb. 19th, 2010

Please submit an abstract by November 8th 2009 to Coltsymposium@gmail.com

New Anthology on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:46am
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems. The editors of this collection seek to explore the following questions: Who are ATR practitioners? How do they function in African Diasporic communities where Christianity and/or Islam religious practices are expected? Who is out of the "broom closet"? Should they be out of the "broom closet"? How do they define relationships, associations, and/or boundaries with other religious/cultural traditions—and where do boundaries become less certain? What are their intersections with other communities of faith or identity?

New Anthology on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:12am
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems. The editors of this collection seek to explore the following questions: Who are ATR practitioners? How do they function in African Diasporic communities where Christianity and/or Islam religious practices are expected? Who is out of the "broom closet"? Should they be out of the "broom closet"? How do they define relationships, associations, and/or boundaries with other religious/cultural traditions—and where do boundaries become less certain? What are their intersections with other communities of faith or identity?

Ravenna, an online journal dedicated to the relationship between the British decadent movement and Italy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:07am
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

I am pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of D.C. Rose.

http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

This issue includes the following articles:

Jazz and Film, a Love Affair (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 9:54pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Jazz and Film, a Love Affair"
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: March 1, 2010

AREA: Jazz and Film, a Love Affair

[UPDATE] "American History and Culture" area at SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 9:23pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

"American History and Culture" area
SW/TX PCA/ACA
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Http://www.swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 842-1234

Reality-TV Love (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 8:42pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes"
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: March 1. 2010

AREA: Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Love and the Family Man (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 5:19pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Love and the Family Man"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Deadline: March 1, 2010

AREA: Love and the Family Man: Last Frontier for the American Hero?

The Landscape of Love 3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:32pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television"
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: March 1, 2010

AREA: "The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television"

CFP Film and History Panel at the PCAs (12/01/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:36am
Film and History Area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference

Film and History Area at the PCA/ACA National Conference (12/01/09; 3/31-4/3/10)
'Seeing History in Experimental Film and Media'
March 31-April 3, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Presenters are sought for a panel on history in experimental media, as part of the Film and History Area at the PCA/ACA conference.

"Limits of the Human"

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:30am
Early Modern Center at Uninversity of California, Santa Barbara

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites paper proposals for our 2010 Winter Conference, "Limits of the Human." The conference will take place on Friday March 5 2010 at UCSB. We hope to include papers from a range of critical and disciplinary contexts, covering the period 1500-1800.

Further call for papers: Afterlives: Survival and Revival, 2-5 September 2010, Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2010

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 3:58am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS)

We are pleased to announce that the 20th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 2-5 September 2010.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexandra F. Johnston, Ph.D., FRSC, Past President of the Academy of the Royal Society of Canada.

Forming and De-Forming the Human Body, University of Wisconsin-Madison French and Italian Graduate Symposium, Apr. 16-17, 2010

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 10:52pm
Graduate Association of French and Italian Students, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The human body has continued to captivate intellectuals of the arts and sciences throughout history, whether through an aesthetic or physiological study of its structural form and internal mechanisms or in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of the mind that reside within the biological machine. Literature, art, music, film, and storytelling often turn our attention to these ideas of the body, and their inquiries into the physical body and the mind have framed our universal conceptions of health and disease, while also giving rise to myriad variations on the notions of bodily normality and abnormality. The body becomes a receptacle for our non-corporeal collective and individual identities, divisions, and prejudices.

Arab Culture in the U.S. (10-13, Feb. 2010)

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 8:07pm
Popular Culture & American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

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

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables are now being accepted for the Area "Arab Culture in the U.S." In addition to academic presentations, artists (e.g., poets, musicians, and dancers) are welcome to perform their work.

Infinitus 2010: A Harry Potter Symposium (July 15-18, 2010 in Orlando, FL) Submissions due January 16, 2010

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 7:18pm
HP Education Fanon, Inc.

Presented by HP Education Fanon, Inc.
Infinitus 2010:
A Harry Potter Symposium
July 15-18, 2010
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida
Imagine the infinite possibilities.

Infinitus 2010: A Harry Potter Symposium gives fans and academics a place to investigate, deconstruct, discuss, and illustrate the literary magic woven into the Harry Potter novels as it relates not only to the series, but also, its influence on the "real world". As a symposium for adult fans and scholars of the Harry Potter novels, we aim to promote scholarly analysis of the books, to provide forums for debate and analysis among fans of those works, and to provide professional development opportunities for teachers, librarians and academic scholars.

reminder: Caribbean Enlightenment, an Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference, 8 - 10 April 2010, University of Glasagow

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 3:32pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Rhetorics of New Media - SWTXPCA Conference Feb. 10-13, 2010

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 12:04pm
Southewest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Assuming Gender - Issue 2

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 5:39am
Cardiff University

Assuming Gender
An international, interdisciplinary journal
Call for Papers

** We are now inviting submissions for our second issue, due out in the Spring of 2010**

Assuming Gender is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the various ways in which gender is 'assumed' in social and cultural texts, practices, and subjectivities. To 'assume', in this context, may signify any or all of the following:

• 'To adopt, choose, elect, to some position'
• 'To take upon oneself, put on (a garb, aspect, form, or character)'
• 'To lay claim to, appropriate, arrogate, usurp'
• 'To take for granted as the basis of argument or action' (OED)

Latina/o Lit at ALA. San Francisco May 2010. Deadline: 1/4/10

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Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:43pm
Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association, 2010

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association seeks proposals for the American Literature Association's 21st annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco on May 27-30, 2010.

We are particularly interested in seeking out proposals that address the following topics:

• Representations of Identity in Memoir, Autobiography and Testimonio
• Science Fiction in the Caribbean/Latin American Diaspora
• Roundtable on Teaching Latina/o Literature

Investigating Conflicts at Public Demonstrations: A Conference on the Powers of Protest, New Technology, and Crowd Control

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Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:13pm
The Protest Study Project at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center

An informal network of students, faculty, and activists tentatively working under the banner of "The Protest Study Project" have proposed a weekend conference in New York on March 20-21, 2010 (we are awaiting final approval to hold this event at the City University of New York Graduate Center). The goals of this conference are to provide a forum for academic and activist discussions about the urgent legal, practical, and theoretical issues that emerged from Pittsburgh, and to place these discussions in larger transnational and historical contexts. The conference urges presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and workshops on any number of perspectives and reactions to multiple issues.

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