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Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:54pm
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words.

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

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:16pm
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.

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 1:13pm
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium to be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 17 September 2009 and hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network

Keynote speaker: Professor Luke Gibbons

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:04pm
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009
E-mail: passions_conference@googlegroups.com to contact organizers

Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Monday, June 29, 2009.

Abstracts need not explicitly engage "passions." The conference theme is used to organize panel discussions of the scholarly investments that inform our work. While this is the organizing theme, we use it to signify broadly the social, cultural, and economic investments that organize the things we study, and how we study them,

Concept

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:17pm
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled "We Want Roses Too". The publication seeks articles that explore gender and sexuality issues in recent cinema.

Please submit a 100 word abstract and a 50 word bio with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations to Filippo Del Lucchese: f.dellucchese@gmail.com by July 1, 2009.
Articles (about 5000 words) can be submitted and published in English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
Calee M. Lee / jesuslovestrees.com

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Submissions due September 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

GOING CARIBBEAN! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15th

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:10am
University of Lisbon

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

!Extended deadline! JUNE 15, 2009

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

[UPDATE] Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Boston Nov 5-7, 2009 (Deadline Extension June 25)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:19am
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that explore the sphere of activism in the production of popular culture. Whether historical or contemporary, investigations into the role of activism in shaping popular culture or the role of popular culture in shaping activism are encouraged.

[UPDATE] Science Fiction in Children's Film and Television (Deadline Extended to 7/15/09)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 12:09am
R.C. Neighbors and Sandy Rankin/University of Arkansas

(Proposal deadline has been extended to July 15th.)

It has often been said that science fiction is a literature of ideas. Through the use of familiar tropes, such as spaceships, aliens, and ray guns, the genre uses the future (and sometimes the past) to comment on the present--on current social, cultural, and political ideologies. Likewise, media directed at children often focus on advocating or criticizing similar ideologies, sometimes for a didactic purpose. It is interesting, then, that so little has been said about the joining of these two genres--children's science fiction--particularly when dealing with the visual media of film and television.

Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 4:38pm
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the "Gen-X experience" from a librarian perspective, or, the "librarian experience" from a Gen-X perspective. Also welcome are critical perspectives of Gen-X librarians and interesting perspectives on Gen-X librarians from non-Gen-Xers.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous

Pushing Daisies Collection, 9/15/09

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 11:34am
Dr. Alissa Burger

Bryan Fuller's television series 'Pushing Daisies' is visually stunning, with quirky dialogue and captivating characters. It has also - unfortunately - been cancelled. This collection seeks to explore the critical and popular elements of 'Pushing Daisies' and we welcome articles catering to both fans of the show and scholars in the fields of film and television; gender, sexuality and representation; pouplar culture; and cultural studies.

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
Aberystwyth University

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".

DEADLINE EXTENSION : DIASPORAS OF THE NEW WORLD

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:00pm
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

James Bond and Popular Culture-Call for Essays-Book project -The Films are NOT Enough

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 4:09pm
Rob Weiner/jack Becker texas Tech University

Call for SPECIFIC Papers-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking a few specific articles to supplement a book in progress about James Bond and Popular Culture. The following topics will be given first consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming book. Other topics will be considered.
James Bond and Linguistics: How have the James Bond movies and novels affected our speech and semeiotic communication?
Gender in the James Bond Comics
The music of Bond: the success or lack of success of Bond theme-songs. Did the scoring impact the popularity of the film; or did the popularity of the musical score impact the movie?
John Barry as a composer of Bond Music!

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.

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