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CFP Arthurian Villains on Film/Television/Electronic Games

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 10:53pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain

The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain, in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages, will be proposing a set of panels for the 2011 International Congress on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University, 12-15 May 2011) on the topic of Arthurian Villains in Film/Television/Electronic Games in celebration of the 30th anniversary of John Boorman's Excalibur (1981). Prior to submitting our session proposal, we would like to gauge interest in the topic and appreciate brief proposals and a short CV from potential presenters.

Journal of Bisexuality

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 6:52pm
American Institute of Bisexuality/Taylor & Francis

Colleagues--

PLEASE FORWARD..

In addition to accepting for review submission for its general issues (which cover numerous disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts), the Journal of Bisexuality also invites essays for "special clusters" on the following topics. (See below for more information about the journal in general).

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Race, Ethnicity, Bisexuality

The Journal of Bisexuality invites submission that address the intersection of race, ethnicity, and bisexuality. Specific topics and disciplinary approaches are open. Contact the editor for additional information or to propose an article.

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Sexual Frontiers / Bisexuality

[UPDATE]: Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 3:18pm
Mount Royal University

Updated Confirmation of Keynote Speakers
MAUDE BARLOW, ANDREW NIKIFORUK, RICHARD WHITE, VANDANA SHIVA, and LEO JACOBS

Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture and Change in Western North America

October 13-16, 2010, Mount Royal University Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Call For Papers
This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, both human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

International conference. "Eccentricity". 5-6 November 2010.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 1:13pm
University of Burgundy (Dijon, France)

"The most common form of eccentricity of all was one that could be seen as another exaggeration of Englishness, its innate conservatism" (Paul Langford, Englishness Identified, Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 305). Any critical assessment of Englishness rests on a number of seemingly contradictory notions: amongst these, eccentricity has its special place.
This conference will focus on the evolving definitions of eccentricity in English culture from the XVIth century to the present day. The aim is twofold: provide an overview of the critical history of eccentricity and conceptualise a notion that seems to be taken for granted and that crops up consistently whenever the English "character" is evoked.

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 5:29am
American Studies Association of Turkey--34th International American Studies Conference

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Gertrude Stein and Popular Literature (Deadline 1/29/10; ALA 5/27-5/30, San Francisco)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 1:13pm
The Gertrude Stein Society

In anticipation of the formation of The Gertrude Stein Society at the ALA, papers dealing with Gertrude Stein and pop literature, especially detective fiction, are sought.

Please send 500-word abstract and current CV to Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu

Amy Moorman Robbins
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY 10065

UPDATE: Gertrude Stein at the ALA (New Deadline 1/29/10; Conference May 27th-30th San Francisco)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:12am
The Gertrude Stein Society

In anticipation of the founding of the Gertrude Stein Society at the next conference of the ALA, papers which consider Gertrude Stein's work in various contexts are invited. In particular,

1) Papers that deal with Stein's writings published in the journal transition; or

2) Papers that deal with Stein and detective fiction; or

2) Papers that consider any aspect of Gertrude Stein's work and/or her role as a public figure. Possible approaches might include but are not limited to the study of Stein in relation to: literary theory; modernisms/postmodernisms; the 21st century; contemporary poets/writers; genre studies; language; gender and sexuality; historical perspectives.

Call for Movie Reviews

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 9:27am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

[UPDATE] Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 8:05am
New York University Department of Comparative Literature

Deadline Extended: 300 word abstracts due to disagreement.NYU@gmail.com by Monday, 01/18/2010!

Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)
March 5-6, 2010

Can we disagree? The question forces you to answer 'yes' or 'no,' to commit to one path or the other. Perhaps it even forces you to choose your allies, to prepare for combat.

SCMLA 2010: Gothic Session, Deadline March 26, 2010

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Papers are requested for the regular Gothic session at the 2010 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) annual conference in Fort Worth, TX. Drawing on the 2010 conference theme of "New Frontiers," this panel will explore the Gothic continues to grow in popularity throughout literature and film and how those themes change our view of the world around us. How does the current popular obsession with Gothic themes determine how we read classic texts? How does the Gothic influence what we define as literature and canon? In turn, how are Gothic texts and films shaping how we understand our culture? Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

"Adapting Dickens" MLA, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Marty Gould/Dickens Society panel

"Adapting Dickens," a panel sponsored by the Dickens Society for the 2011 MLA. Papers exploring adaptations of Dickens's novels across time and media, from stage and film to Neo-Victorian fiction and contemporary—even commercial—incarnations. 250-word abstracts by 8 March 2010 to mgould@cas.usf.edu.

Studies in Gothic Fiction

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:24pm
Franz Potter

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews. 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.

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:20am
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.

[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30 (Jan 15, 2010 deadline)

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 10:48am
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. We are especially interested in papers related to the topics listed below, but papers dealing with any aspect of Vonnegut's life and work are also most welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 15, 2010.

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 7:36am
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer: csecs.2010@gmail.com

For more information, see:
http://www.mun.ca/english/csecs/scedhs.php

[UPDATE-REMINDER] Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 6:06am
Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK

A two day conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
Monday-Tuesday 28-29 June 2010

Keynote Speakers
Professor Linda Peterson (Yale University)
Professor Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth University)

Proposals are invited for an international conference on Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle. Focusing on British women's writing in the period 1880 to 1900 the conference seeks to examine topics including but not limited to:

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 5:31am
Sigma Tau Delta

Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Sessions at MLA 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 2:07pm
American Association of Australian Literary Studies

Proposals are invited for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies sessions at the 2011 MLA Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. The "Indigenous Australian Literature" session seeks papers focusing on any aspect of Australian Indigenous literature in any genre. The "Transnational Approaches to Australian Literature" session seeks papers focusing on transnational approaches to Australian literature in any genre from any period. Send 250-word proposals to Nathanael O'Reilly (nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu) by March 1, 2010.

Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century - April 7 and 8, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 1:49pm
Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D - Social Theory Forum


The VII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
Call for Papers
Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century
April 7 and 8, 2010
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dear Colleague,

I'm pleased to tell you about an exciting conference coming up April 7-8, 2010 at the University of Massachusetts, Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan for the 21st Century.

Addiction Recovery and Spiritual Auto/biography (1-21-10; ASA 11-18-10)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 1:44pm
Eoin Cannon

Seeking papers on alcohol or drug recovery narratives from any era, insofar as they inhabit, create, alter, or resist traditions of religious and spiritual life-writing in America. The panel will understand "spiritual" as broadly as necessary to accommodate any thoughtful or provocative take on addiction narrative.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 8:53am
Department of English at University of Rhode Island


"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, currently Visiting Professor at Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)

Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:58pm
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:38pm
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

Archives of Irish Studies in the 21st Century MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 12:15pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2010 to be included on the Los Angeles conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.

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