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Automatic Writing / Automated Reading: Technology and Transmission in the Modernist Period

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 11:07am
Material Cultures: Technology, Textuality, and Transmission Conference, University of Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 July, 2010

Automatic Writing / Automated Reading: Technology and Transmission in the Modernist Period

Papers are invited for two panels at the 'Material Cultures: Technology, Textuality, and Transmission' Conference at the University of Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 July, 2010. The panels will be chaired by Prof. Laura Marcus, Goldsmiths' Professor of English, University of Oxford and Dr. Eric White, Department of English, Oxford Brookes University.

Second Annual Graduate Conference on Lit. and the Humanities at U. of Arkansas. April 9th, 10th, 2010

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 9:15am
Graduate Students in English at University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas will be hosting its second annual graduate conference on literature and the humanities on April 9th and 10th, 2010. The conference seeks papers that deal with literature in relation to any aspect of the humanities: language, history, philosophy, etc. Panel proposals are encouraged. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue within the graduate community.

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our conference to include panels on creative writing as well: poetry, fiction, translation. Panel proposals are encouraged here as well.

There is no registration fee for the conference.

Polluted Places/Impure Spaces

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 1:37pm
ACLA

Participants in this seminar will examine the voices that emerge from polluted or impure sites. This "pollution" could take many forms, and comprise an array of relations. Any polluted locations — in as many forms as we can discern or devise — are fair game for our study: prohibited or tabooed Superfund sites, reconstituted dumps, artificial nature, tainted texts and ritually impure space.

These are the places that invite "cleansing" in the name of "purity" — like the swamps around New Orleans from which the maroon Bras Coupé strikes in G.W. Cable's The Grandissimes.

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community-- April 30-May 1 2010

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 7:42pm
New Directions in Critical Theory

New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community

"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")

UPDATE: 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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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 6:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

Submission and Registration Deadline – December 15, 2009

Three Travel Fellowships available for graduate students: deadline – December 31, 2009 – application found here: http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/113.html

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/

Is Hip-Hop History? Conference February 19-20, 2010

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 4:42pm
The City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education

The Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York is proud to host its first hip-hop conference, Is Hip-Hop History? As the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, it aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students.

7th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference: Tolkien in the Classroom

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 1:58pm
Tolkien at UVM

This April 9-11, 2010, the English department will host the three-day J.R.R. Tolkien conference. Leslie Donovan will be our guest speaker. Papers can be on any subject but special consideration will be given to those abstracts relating to the theme of Tolkien in the classroom. Please submit abstracts or complete 8-10 page papers electronically to cvaccaro@uvm.edu by January 15, 2010.

Mythology in Contemporary Culture: March 31 - April 3, 2010

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 11:52am
Kate Rittenhouse/2010 Popular Culture Association Annual National Conference

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS

2010 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
March 31 - April 3, 2010

The "Mythology in Contemporary Culture" area is dedicated to exploring mythological figures and motifs (from all cultures and historical periods) in all areas of popular culture—from movies, video games and television to novels, politics and blogs—and the significance of these mythological figures and motifs in contemporary, postmodern culture.

CFP: Hot Metal Bridge, Confronting the Digital, Deadline Extended

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 11:43am
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh

Hot Metal Bridge would like to extend until November 17th its deadline for submissions. Also, at this point we would like to encourage submissions of a more general topical nature. Please read the CFP below.

Global Nonkilling Working Papers

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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 7:25am
Center for Global Nonkilling

The Center for Global Nonkilling, an organization working to promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world, is launching in January 2010 its "Global Nonkilling Working Papers" series. The collection will published in a regular basis both on print and online, with all contribution been made freely accessible through its website. The series will incorporate original scientific works that tackle issues related to the construction of nonkilling societies, where killing, threats to kill and conditions conductive to killing are absent. Extension should be within the 10,000 to 20,000 word range.

Film Adaptation, SWTX PCA/ACA 2/10-13, Due 12/15

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 3:39pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Associations Conference

Adaptation: Film, Literature, Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Associations Conference

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010
swtxpca.org

Submissions due: December 15, 2009; reduced registration rate prior to November 1.

The Adaptation Area this year encompasses traditional approaches to film adaptation, including
*Adaptation theory
*Novel to film adaptation
*Film to film adaptation
*Genre adaptation (homage, parody, etc)
*Stage to screen adaptation
*Video games, songs, cartoons, graphic novels and comic books to film adaptation

The 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium International: Trauma CFP deadline 5 January 2010

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 12:00pm
Kingston University/McMaster University

Can trauma be fully shared, or communicated? In all its characteristics and consequences it is a kind of fuzzy black hole that can only be shared and represented through metaphoric constructs. How can we feel trauma from the outside, how far can we communicate trauma we are suffering from? We tiptoe at the edge of trauma, unable to share our experience with others, incapable of fully comprehending others' wounds.

American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at The American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 9:26am
American Theatre and Drama Society

Call for Papers:
American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference

Conference Dates: May 27-30, 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA (Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Ctr)
Website: www.americanliterature.org
Deadline for Proposals submitted to ATDS: January 15, 2010
EMAIL proposals to: Dr. Jim Cherry (cherryj@wabash.edu)

THEME for ATDS sessions for 2010:

Intertextual Exchanges

[UPDATE] Gender, Nature and Culture (May 20-22, 2010, Helsinki, Finland)

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:12am
4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies / University of Helsinki

The 4th Christina conference explores the complex connections among gender, nature and culture. Recent research has increasingly viewed nature and culture as inherently entangled and inseparable, suggesting that nature is often understood through discourses of gender and, conversely, that gender is made sense of through historically contingent assumptions about nature. Building on this growing body of scholarship, the conference asks how this mutual intertwining of nature, culture and gender has been theorized, represented and experienced in the past as well as the present. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines.

UPDATE: California Culture Call for Papers, Abstract/Proposals by December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:41pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710. Priority Registration rate available until December 15, 2009.

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage, CFP due 12/15/09, conference 2/10-13, 2010

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 7:45pm
Janna Jones/Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!

Media, Medium, Mediation: Media Aesthetics Before 1900 (ACLA 2010)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:30am
Rachel Teukolsky

This seminar proposes to explore the aesthetic effects of early media--understood as "discourse networks," or channels of communication--by unsettling the idea of media itself. What might it mean to see media as medium, mediation, an in-between state, something mixed, or hybrid? Rather than seeing media history as a march of technological innovation, critics now describe emergent and residual media; they look to media in transition, overlapping media, co-existing visions of the retrograde and the futuristic. The idea of "media aesthetics" itself suggests porous boundaries between works of art and means of communication.

Update

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:22am
Popular Culture Association Southern Literature and Culture

This year the conference will be held in lovely St. Louis, Missouri from March 31 to April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri(314) 621 9600 1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571). Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php. Contemporary Southern literature remains a growing area for further/future discussion(s) and criticism(s) within the context of society.

Writers in Love (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:11am
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Writers in Love / Writers and Love / Writing and Love 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: "Writers in Love / Writers and Love / Writing and Love in Film and Television"

Papers Wanted for Literary Journal on American Identity - 11/15/09 Deadline

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:10am
St. John's University Humanities Review

This is a call for papers 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 polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

[UPDATE] Politics and Literature: Winter Issue of PLJ - Deadline Extended - 11/10/09

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:56am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

The deadline for the Winter Issue, "Politics and Literature" of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is extended until November 10th. The last few months revealed great news for this new publication. It will be listed in the MLA International Bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals in December. EBSCO Humanities International Complete will make the critical essays available to a wide academic audience. We are also listed on the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada. The business is registered in Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is numbered, ISSN 2151-3066.

Literary London 2010, 7-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:38pm
Literary London

Literary London 2010

Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, London, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London

7-9th July 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Susan Alice Fischer (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York)

Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Proposals by 31st March 2010

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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