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Press/Reject!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
Richard Burt and Craig Saper

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read perhaps as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 11:21am
NEMLA

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 9:11am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:41am
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London

Transcultural Memory
A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)

[UPDATE] Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 30th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

New Media and Democratization of Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:31pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The New Media and the Democratization of Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies (7-9 July 2010; deadline 15 August 2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Network and San Diego State University

The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Network

In Collaboration with San Diego State University

7-9 July 2010

Abstract Deadline: 15 August 2009

Organizers:

Edith Frampton, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and Women's Studies

The Exiled and Expatriate Artists (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:57pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The Exiled and / or Expatriate Artist

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Public Spaces and Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:53pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Public Spaces and Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Due 9/1/09 OUr Monsters, Ourselves NEMLA 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:48am
Lizzie Harris McCormick / NEMLA

"Our Monsters, Ourselves"

This panel seeks papers on the historical significance and meaning of the monsters everywhere in our cultural moment. Following the line of thought that a society's supernatural monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in recent fiction and film represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of English-language, North American culture in 2010. Monsters are defined, for this panel, as those creatures presented as explicitly and literally "supernatural" or "artificial" by their authors.

A short list of dramatis personae might include vampires, ware-wolves, robots, ghosts, AI figures, witches and demons.

Thinking the Sacred Today

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Panel on "Thinking the Sacred Today"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

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

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 8:53am
Post Script: Essays in 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:

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:40am
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia

We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

FINAL CFP: time.transcendence.performance - Oct 1-3, 2009 - Deadline June 19

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:49am
ECPS, Monash University

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time.transcendence.performance

International Conference
time•transcendence•performance
The School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Dancehouse, Forum Theatre, ACMI, RMIT Design Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
1-3 October 2009
register now:
(Tuesday 17 July 2009 – Deadline for early bird Registration)

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/drama-theatre/conferences/ttp2009/

Postcolonial studies and transnationalism Special Issue for 2009

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 2:03am
Manusya Journal, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Submission is invited for papers is invited that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Deadline for submission: September, 2009

Critical and Creative Work on Religion and Literature

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 9:29pm
The Thirty First Bird Review and Press

The Thirty First Bird Review is a Pittsburgh based journal of religion and literature. We are interested in both creative, and critical approaches to the discussion of faith and literature. The journal is not denominational, and does not take a sectarian approach to religious questions. Poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and critical reviews are all welcome. We also publish philosophy, theology, theory and critical work. While we are not peer reviewed, we would like to publish academics who want like to take part in a serious, and yet informal discourse on the questions of religion, literature and culture.

New Forms of Fiction: Exploring blendings and transgressions of fiction and reality

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 1:15pm
ProLit -- PhD Programme in Literature at Munich University

Fiction and Reality. Exploring Positions in a Complex Relationship

2009 Summer School in Munich, Germany

How does fiction relate to the "real world"? Does fiction have the power to interfere with life, and why and how do social institutions interfere with fiction? In which ways does fiction change our view of the world, and how does a changing world alter fiction? Is there a growing tendency to fictionalize the world, and how does it relate to the impulse to make fiction realistic? And which role do literary studies - and literary scholars - play in this dense and often tense web of relationships? Where is our position?

Gay Theater from Wilde to McNally

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 9:37am
ANQ: American Notes and Queries

ANQ: American Notes and Queries invites submission to a special issue on Gay Theater from Oscar Wilde to Terrence McNally. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address open or covert allusions that express a gay sensibility, analyze the indebtedness of one gay playwright to another (whether seriously or parodically), document gay performance style(s), or record a playwright's engagement with or rejection of the idea of gay theater. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2009

[UPDATE] Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 9:25am
Cyber Echoes

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite paper proposals for presentations at the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.

Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, Co-editor of Transformative Works and Cultures, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.

Rereading Georgette Heyer: A Colloquium: Saturday 7 November, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 7:11am
Sarah Annes Brown

This conference, organised jointly by Lucy Cavendish College and Anglia Ruskin University, is aimed at all those with an interest in Heyer's historical novels, whether academics or general readers. It will include formal papers and more informal discussion sessions. We would welcome papers on any aspect of Heyer's historical novels. Possible topics might include:

- her sources and influences
- theoretical approaches to her works
- her critical and popular reception
- gender, sexuality and class
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Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to sarah.brown@anglia.ac.uk by 15 July 2009.

Absence

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.

Absence

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

Slash Books -- "In Uniform" -- Short Story Fiction

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Monday, June 1, 2009 - 10:19pm
Slash Books inc.

Slash Books Call For Submissions - "In Uniform"

(Almost) nothing is sexier than a person in uniform!

Slash Books is looking for short stories (500 - 20K words) that explore the gay or lesbian relationships of people in uniform - any uniform. Firefighters, police, french maids... all of these are valuable fodder for our target authors. We want to learn all about the many ways people in uniform find love!

Your story should focus on the relationship and its evolution. While sex is a part of a healthy relationship, we're looking for plot and characterization, not simple PWP. Intriguing characters and interesting situations are the ticket to success here. Be creative! All genres (humour, action, angst, etc) welcome.

CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)

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Monday, June 1, 2009 - 2:21pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association--Detective Fiction Area

CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)

The Detective Fiction Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual MAPACA conference, which will be held this year in Boston, MA, November 5-7, 2009.

CFP: Neil Gaiman and Philosophy (7/1/09; collection)

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Monday, June 1, 2009 - 2:11pm
Rachel Luria, Wayne Yuen, and Tracy Bealer

Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy

The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.

The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman's diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman's oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.

Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Generation X HIS-Stories 8/30/2009

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Monday, June 1, 2009 - 8:57am
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.

We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories. Generation X male faculty and all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts. We are currently in the process of securing a publisher for the project.

Yale CompLit graduate student conference: ZOO

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:26am
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature


The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be...

Emily Dickinson


ZOO

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 4, 2009

Keynote address by Professor Haun Saussy (Yale)

Discussants will include Yale faculty and graduate students.

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