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

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)

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
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 2:38pm
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 8:34am
Autopsia Online Journal

Autopsia is an online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that provides a diverse forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate and challenge the intellectual and aesthetic dimensions of mass culture. Autopsia invites critical and/or theoretical examinations that further our understanding of the serial consumption and the circulation of ideas, images and objects that flow from numerous centers, margins and multiplicities of production from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The journal welcomes submissions for publication that perform autopsies on a broad range of media: film, literature, art, and philosophy with a particular emphasis on how these cultural productions function as commodities.

Archival Travels / Traveling Archives

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:26pm

We are inviting paper proposals for the 2010 Annual American Comparative Literature Association Meeting (New Orleans, April 1-4).

Archival Travels / Traveling Archives

* Seminar Organizers: Anne Kingsley, Northeastern U; Aparna Mujumdar, Northeastern U

Land of Promise: Stories of the immigrant in multicultural Canada (February 3-4-5, 2010, proposals due December 15, 2009)

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 11:35am
Centre for Canadian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature,Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

In a multicultural and multilingual context, immigration has been an integral part of the national identity of Canada.
Modern Canada constitutes of a large percentage of Diasporic population who contribute extensively to the making of Modern Canada. In the wake of globalization, the evolution of Canada as a Multicultural State has been receiving much attention from mass media. This again has been a contested terrain since the settlement of a chosen race in a promised land has resulted into the subjugation of the Peoples who have been residing in the geo-political entity which came later to be known as Canada.

CENSORSHIP AND DISCOURSE IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (16th-21st centuries) University of Rennes 2 ( France), 27-28 May 2010

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 9:40am
University of Rennes 2




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CALL FOR ESSAYS - Blackwell Companion to Film Noir - abstracts by Dec 31st 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:18am
Dr Andrew Spicer and Dr Helen Hanson

Please note the following call for essays for the forthcoming 'Companion to Film Noir'.

Please send abstracts of 300 words by December 31st 2009 to  Dr Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England, UK) andrew2.spicer@uwe.ac.uk or Dr Helen Hanson (University of Exeter) h.m.hanson@ac.uk

Companion to Film Noir

edited by Andrew Spicer and Helen Hanson

Blackwell's 'Companions to Film Genre' Series


Festival in the Shire Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:19pm
Festival in the Shire

Welsh influences in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

An academic conference held in conjunction with Festival in the Shire, August 13-15, 2010 at Plas Machynlleth in Wales.

Proposals for papers and presentations are welcome for a three-day celebration of everything Tolkien. This academic conference will be held at the same time and place as the new Festival in the Shire.

Re-dress: Beyond and Between Visual Studies

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 5:56pm
OCTOPUS: A Journal of Visual Studies

Re-dress: Beyond and Between Visual Studies

For Visual Studies at UC Irvine, 2009 marks a year of looking back and looking forward:
to past achievements and new possibilities for a graduate student journal that has
produced four volumes of scholarship on, about, and influenced by the expansion of
visual studies in the past decade and a half.

CFP San Joaquin Valley Journal (01/10/2010)

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 4:48pm
California State University, Stanislaus

San Joaquin Valley Journal


A new journal devoted to the publication of graduate scholarship


CFP Guidelines

Fifteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature in Culture (March 26, 2010, proposals due January 15, 2010))

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:29am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Fifteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture

March 26, 2010

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Jim Carothers, U. of Kansas, "Baseball Fictions and Baseball Facts"

Luncheon Speaker: Lee Smith, former Major League pitcher and Hall of Fame candidate. 


Blaxploitation Films: What's Love Got to Do with It?

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 12:04am
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

"Blaxploitation Films:  What's Love Got to Do with It?"

2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television

November 11-14, 2010

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee


First Round Deadline: November 1, 2009 

AREA: Blaxploitation Films: What's Love Got to Do with It?


Craft Critique Culture Conference: The Fringe, Or All Things Peripheral (April 2-4, 2010--Iowa City, IA)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 10:54am
Melanie Reichwald / Department of English, University of Iowa





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1st Global Conference: The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues (May 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 5:25am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference

The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 6th May – Saturday 8th May 2010

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to engage
and explore the cultural significance and enduring narratives within the
realm of the Gothic in culture at large. From its literary and
historical roots to its (post)modern incarnations as a cultural subgenre
present in popular fiction and film, this project seeks to explore the
territories of the Gothic in all of its manifestations.

Suggested topics and themes include (but are not limited to):

    * Classic Gothic Literature and its resurgence