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CFP / Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13pm
Franz Potter / Studies in Gothic Fiction

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews for its premiere on-line issue. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.
Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2009.

Southern Literature and the 1930s

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 7:05pm
Brandon Gordon

We're looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South was particularly vulnerable to the dislocations of the Great Depression. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to propel economic reform, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts, valorizing the region's agrarian economic base and sought to maintain the South's organic, communal society as a bulwark against industrialization.

Critical Theory Panel: Proposal Deadline April 15, 2009.

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:29pm
Nandan Choksi/PAMLA (Pacific, Ancient, & Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.

African Studies Area at Midwest Popular Culture Oct/Nov 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Music
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:09am
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

CFP for Wordless Modernism at MSA 11, Nov 5-7, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:35pm
Maureen Chun, Jonathan Foltz (Princeton University)

CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 
November 5-8, 2009

Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible

"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)

MAP/ACA War Area 6/15/2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:12pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association -- War Area



War Area / 2009 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Hilton Boston Logan Airport Boston MA 11/5-11/7/2009

Proposal Deadline: 06/15/2009

MAPACA War Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

CFP: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
SAMLA 2009 (Atlanta, GA)

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 4/30/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (mmuneal@emory.edu).

LOST Multicontributor Collection

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 9:47am
Randy Laist

"Lost" Multicontributor Collection

One of the most remarkable television series in recent years has been ABC's "Lost." Beginning with an archetypal premise of castaways stranded on an island, the show has evolved into a complex network of obscure connections, esoteric mysteries, literary and pop cultural allusions, and baroque experiments in narrative temporality. The defining feature of the show is its atmosphere of radical suggestibility; the narrative and thematic strands of the story continually run away into hyper-interpretability in a way that invites not only the kind of internet speculation which has flourished around the show, but also the application of more theoretically informed critical examination.

Obama and African American Autobiography (7/24/09; 11/12/09)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 1:10pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

Call for Papers

Fifth African American Literature Symposium

"It's A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama"

CFP: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel (book collection), 5/15/09

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:26am
Tamy Burnett

We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection tentatively titled Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, which focuses specifically on the literary traditions and influences that shape and are reflected in the series. Our goal is to bring together a collection of essays that work primarily with Angel as a text to be addressed in the wider field of narrative and literature, since critical analysis of visual narratives in our culture is often related to our literary history and cultural consciousness. Often, our criteria for evaluating the quality of television draw heavily on the complexities of narrative structures and the reimagining of traditional tales or storytelling techniques.

Book Project-Graphic Novels and Libraries

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:07pm
Robert G. Weiner Texas Tech University Library

Call for Papers--Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues.

Graphic Novel publishing has exploded in the last decade. While, during the mid-1990s, it might have been possible for even a modestly budgeted library to acquire much of the published Graphic Novel output, now it is almost impossible even for libraries with big budgets to afford EVERYTHING published in this format. What was once considered a "cult" of devoted Graphic Novel readers and fans is now a part of the mainstream of readers. Graphic Novels is the one area of publishing that continues to grow year by year.

Frank Miller (5/10/09; MWPCA/MWACA 10/30/09-11/01/09)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 2:54pm
Terrence Wandtke

Frank Miller (5/10/09; MWPCA/MWACA 10/30/09-11/01/09)

CALL FOR PAPERS (Please circulate)

Panel for the 2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association Conference in Detroit, MI, October 30-November 1

Panel Title: Frank Miller—Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Deadline for submissions: May 10, 2009

"Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500)" by 6/01/09

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 1:05pm
Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci are seeking proposals for a new collection of essays entitled Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500). This volume will explore the ways in which private or public acts of consumption during the medieval period define relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit. Proposals concerning the use/consumption of material goods (culture) and how such consumptions relate to gender and power will be of particular interest. We would like the essays in this volume to cover but not necessarily be limited to the following:

Holocaust Representations Since 1975 (conference, 18th September 2009)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:14pm
The Department of English, The University of Chester

Holocaust Representations Since 1975
A conference at the Department of English, The University of Chester,Friday 18th September 2009

Keynote speaker: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, including literature, film, history and philosophy. The scope of the conference will be broad, but some areas of interest might include:

Call for Contributors - Aviation Film Text

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:37am
Ron Thomas / Embry-Riddle Aeronuatical University

CALL for CONTRIBUTORS
FLIGHTS of FANCY:
AVIATION FILM as GENRE

Audience: Intended as a course text/reader for a new upper division undergraduate course at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, "Film Studies and Aviation," this would also be a book of scholarly interest in the areas of history, film, mass communications, and popular culture.

Political Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 05/10/09)

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Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am
InterCulture

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining to the theme "Political Ecologies" (volume 6, issue 2) due on Monday, May 10, 2009.

Paradoxa, "Three Asias: Japan, South Korea, China,"

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:46pm
Paradoxa: World Literary Genres

CFP for "Three Asias -- Japan, South Korea, China"

In the wake of globalization, popular culture travels faster across
national boundaries than ever before. In this emerging global
culture, Asian countries play an increasingly important role,
challenging the predominance of the American entertainment industry.
From anime and soap opera to pop music and online gaming communities,
popular culture exports from three nations in particular--Japan,
South Korea, and China--are capturing the attention of audiences
everywhere.

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Permanent Vacation: Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:41am
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

For Midwest MLA in St. Louis, November 12-15, 2009

A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

250-word abstracts by April 30, 2009 to

Patricia S. Rudden, New York City Coll. of Technology, patriciarudden@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] Modernism/Postmodernism (3/30/09; San Francisco 11/6-11/7/09)

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks papers of 15-20 minutes. The field is relatively open, though papers on poetry or narrative that deal specifically with modernist/postmodernist aesthetics and/or politics are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please submit a 50-word abstract and 200-word proposal directly to the PAMLA online submission tool at www.pamla.org. Direct inquiries to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

Modernism/Postmodernism

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:56pm
3/30/09: PAMLA Conference (San Fracisco 11/6-11/7/09)

A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks submissions for papers of 15-20 minutes. The field within this panel is relatively open, though papers on modern/postmodern poetry, as well as papers (focused upon any genre) that make trans-century connections between modern and postmodern aesthetics and politics, are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please send proposals of 200 words, a 50-word abstract, and brief bio to amymrobbins@gmail.com.

&Now Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts: October 15-17, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 12:54pm
University at Buffalo

The &Now Conference explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

PLEASE SUBMIT….

Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings,
performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and
multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that
address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged.

Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative
panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

Focus:
The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

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