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SAMLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:34am
Foster Dickson / Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

The South Atlantic MLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel is seeking papers to consider for inclusion at the 2009 convention to be held November 6-9, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference's theme this year is "Human Rights in the Humanities." Submitted papers should adhere to that theme and may range from 1000-4000 words. Those writers whose works are accepted must be (or become) a SAMLA member, must commit to attend the 2009 conference, and should be prepared to read the accepted work out loud to an audience.

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

Metaphor in Public Discourse

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:36pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.

Ludic Cartography. Mapping GameSpaces (04/25/2009-06/01/2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:16pm
Stanford University

The How They Got Game Project at Stanford University is currently seeking for papers that explore the connections between mapping, cartographic practices, electronic gaming and virtual worlds for an illustrated book that will be published in 2010. Specifically, we are interested in essays that address the notion of representing spaces in video games and virtual worlds through the aid of maps and mapping tools. Video games and virtual worlds establish new topographies and geographies that - while often making references to preexisting models - create a new understanding of the fictional worlds that we explore. Our goal is to show and explain how digital spaces are being mapped by a new generation of cartographers.

Topics might include:

CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

E-Utama: Journal of Malay Culture, Literature, Language and Education--Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:53pm
Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at

http://mlcd.myplace.nie.edu.sg/instructions_eutama.html.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Ethics in Literary & Artistic Production of the French and Francophone World

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:49pm
PAMLA 2009 Special Topic Session

In today's world when governments are rethinking socio-political, economic, and ecological structures on the global level in the light of the recent financial crisis, it is of the most importance to raise the question of ethics. How does literary and artistic production of the French and Francophone world broach this subject? We invite you to investigate the role of ethics in the works of contemporary French and Francophone writers, thinkers, and artists. Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word document to Vera Klekovkina, Scripps College (Vera.Klekovkina@ScrippsCollege.eddu) by March 30, 2009.

A Queer Harry Potter Reader

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:44am
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

Butch Voices, Queer Communities

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:24pm
Butch Voices

Butch Voices will be holding its first ever multifocal conference and forum for all selfidentified butches, studs, aggressives, and other allied identities. We are a group of openminded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a commitment to critical thinking and a common goal of building a powerful, inclusive community for us all.

The conference will take place August 20 through August 23, 2009 in Oakland, California. We invite you to join us for four days of workshops, panels, and performances intended to reflect the diversity and complexity of butch gender, identity, and action. On the one hand, butch, stud, and aggressive are hyper-visible identities; on the other, our voices too often go unheard or are misunderstood.

Special Issue Image [&] Narrative: Imagining the Author: The Development of Particularity (Deadline: June 1st, 2009)

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
Christian Chelebourg / Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative

In his analysis of the history of mathematics, Gaston Bachelard calls for a reversal of perspectives on the complexity of reasoning: "[…] the simple is in fact always simplified: it can only be thought of correctly when appearing to be the product of a process of simplification." (L'Épistémologie non cartésienne.) Likewise, in literature and in the visual arts, the particularity of authors, what one has come to call their "little music", what makes them irreducible to others, is not only the fruit of their genius, but also a meticulous construction, the product of a particularising process, constructions based on what Claude Lévi-Strauss designates as signifying structural choices (La Voie des masques). The particular is thus actually particularised.

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:02pm
Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Include your name, mailing address, email address, and a bio that includes your racial and geographical background WITHIN your piece, as submissions will be separated from emails to be read. Submit your work by email, as an attachment in MS word to:
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com

Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English:The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; October 16-17 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:47pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.

[UPDATE] Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context (deadline extended to 3/17)

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:00pm
Anthony Alessandrini

This is a call for contributors for a panel being proposed for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in December 2009; I am also planning to put together an edited collection on the same topic, so any abstracts that are submitted for the MLA panel will also be considered for the proposed volume. I am interested in any proposals that approach the subject, dealing with texts old or new (from Ottoman literature to contemporary work) in any genre.

[UPDATE] Date Extention- Submit Short Stories, Poetry, Hybrids Etc.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dash Literary Journal

Call for Submissions
Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2009 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

Boundaries (push at your own risk)
Poems
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.

Art
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.

Hybrid
Surprise us.

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

Shakespeare October 1-3, 2009

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:56pm
American/Popular Culture Association in the South

CFP: Shakespeare

Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South Conference
Wilmington, NC October 1-3, 2009
Deadline: May 15, 2009

Proposals are invited for papers on teaching Shakespeare to today's undergraduates, on Shakespeare and film, on theatrical productions, and on other topics relevant to Shakespeare in popular and/or American culture. Send abstracts (maximum of 200 words) by May 15, 2009, to Prof. Emily Miller, Department of English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia 24450 or e-mail them to millerep@vmi.edu. Maximum reading time for papers: twenty minutes.

Session Proposals due April 15, 2009 for 41st NeMLA Convention; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009


For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

5th Global Conference: Hope - Probing the Boundaries

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:20pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:58am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bracha Ettinger (EGS, Saas Fee) and Adriana Cavarero (Verona)

Transatlantic routes of American roots music: September 12-13, 2009

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:53am
University of Worcester, UK

Call for Papers [DEADLINE April 24th 2009]:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music

University of Worcester, UK

September 12-13, 2009

We invite proposals for papers for this conference examining the impact and significance of American folk music(s) in Britain. We would especially welcome contributions that examine representations of such music in an interdisciplinary frame.

American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century MA Dissertation

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:39am
Ashley Roop, MA student, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

I am working on a Masters degree at Central Saint Martins in London and for my dissertation I am designing a hypothetical exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I will also be publishing a corresponding catalog (200+ pages) to go along with the exhibition. Being a fan of Polynesian Pop and all things tiki for nearly half my life and given total free reign to chose whatever topic I want, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to work on a major project I really cared about. My project will focus on the Polynesian Pop movement of the mid-20th century rather than today.

Photography & International Conflict

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Genre Migration in Antebellum Popular Print Culture (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:25am
Timothy Helwig/Western Illinois University

Antebellum popular print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts regularly migrated from one genre to another. For example, popular city-mysteries of the 1840s and 1850s drew upon sensational crime-reporting and were often first serialized in weekly story papers and then printed in a series of pamphlets before being compiled and sold as complete novels. This session invites papers that explore any aspect of genre migration during the rich emergence of the penny press, the black press, and the labor press in the pre-Civil War period. How does the migration of texts from one genre to the next affect their meaning and their reception? What common interests did these print sources share on questions of racial, ethnic, or class identity?

Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse - April 30, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:36pm
Erin B. Waggoner

Call for Papers!

"If you're doin' it, I think you should be able to say it": Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse

The editors of this book proposal are searching for scholarly essays that relate to the rhetoric of sexuality and gender in the works of Joss Whedon. We're looking for essays that range from all characters, ideas, themes, or anything else that's vampirifically intriguing. The essays can range from any work in the Whedonverse, from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to the current Fox show, Dollhouse.

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

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