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New Voices 2009: The Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse (October 22-24, 2009) [GRADUATE]

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 9:26am
New Voices Conference: Georgia State University Graduate English Assoc.

The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.

MPCA/ACA: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, 2009, Detroit, MI -- Deadline 30 April

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 1:35am
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction

2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009
Detroit, MI
http://www.mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2009

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Detroit, MI October 30-November 01, 2009.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 9:56pm
South Central Modern Language Association

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Textual Studies
Bibliography
History of the Book
Authorship
Rare Books
Pedagogy
Paratextuality
Media Studies
E-texts

And any other permutation thereof.

Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:10pm
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."

The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:

CFP: Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2009, Boston MA

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Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 1:30pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

November 5-7, 2009
Boston, MA

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Edited Volume: Harvey Milk and Queer Politics (30/07/09)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 11:46pm
Edited Volume

The Queer Politics of Harvey Milk: An Edited Collection

"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."

- Harvey Milk, "In Case" [Audio Tape]: 1977

"Harvey's life was theater."

- Anne Kronenberg, Oscars interview: 2009

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov 6 - 8, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:22pm
Raina Kostova / SAMLA

SAMLA 2009

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century

Call for Papers

Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.

The Artfulness of Play: Bridging Creative and Theoretical Discourses (Sept 25 - 27, 2009)

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 12:28pm
University of Western Ontario, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.

Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College

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Friday, April 3, 2009 - 9:24am
Brian E. Butler/UNC-Asheville & Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009

The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body--M/MLA (November 12-15, 2009)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:23pm
Cammie M. Sublette

Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.

This M/MLA session will explore constructions of race as particularized in physical as well as cultural fabrications of the body.

Explorations of the ways race inflects the body in gendered or ethnic spaces are welcome, as are studies of racial constructions of the criminal, sexual, medical, or historical body. All topics dealing with literature or cultural studies from any time period or area will be considered, but papers adhering most closely to the convention theme of "migration" will be given preference.

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:54pm
ASTR 2009, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers due Friday, May 15, 2009

Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino

November 12-15, 2009

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

Consuming Cultures — (Deadline: 6/15/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:27pm
disClosure: a journal of social theory

The theme of this year's issue is Consuming Cultures. We are accepting submissions of articles, essays, creative work, reviews, and art that explore the ideologies, politics, and cultures of consumption fairly broadly. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. Questions and submissions can be sent to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Edgar Allan Poe and others

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:28pm
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.

This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: revista@452f.com

The City (September 24-26 2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality (2009 NEPCA Conference / Proposals due June 1, 2009 / Conference dates: Oct. 23-24, 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 4:57pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, 11-13 February 2010

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:47am
Cyber Echoes

Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite paper proposals for 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, University of South Alabama, USA, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.

Class Migration on Popular Television (proposed MMLA special session, St. Louis, MO, 11/12/09-11/15/09)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 3:01pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?

2009 World Picture Conference

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 8:43am
World Picture

The 2009 World Picture Conference

October 23-24, 2009
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Style

Keynote Speakers:

Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
&
Alexander García Düttmann (Goldsmiths College)

Short Story: Stories with Histories. MMLA St. Louis Nov. 12-15, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:55pm
Shiela Pardee / Midwest Modern Language Association

Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: spardee@semo.edu

Young Adult Literature

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 5:07pm
Pacific Modern Language Association (PMLA)

Proposals sought for a session on young-adult literature at the Pacific Modern Language Association conference in San Francisco, November 6-7, 2009. Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted at

http://pamla.org/2009/proposals

The official cfp is at

http://pamla.org/2009/cfp

Deadline extended to April 13th. Questions, please contact

Elise Ann Wormuth
San Francisco State University
earthman@sfsu.edu

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 3:45pm
Rice University

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

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

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.

The Global and the Local in Contemporary Literature and Film

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 2:07pm
Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global and the Local
in Contemporary Literature and Film

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-Third Colloquium on Literature and Film
October 8-10, 2009

Submissions are invited on the many ways that contemporary authors and filmmakers find their inspiration in global and local issues. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] Bangor University postgraduate Truth and Lies interdisciplinary conference.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:53am
Bangor University

Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th

Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales

Call for Papers

Our society bombards us with deception: false reports, embellished
testimony, misleading advertising, and that which goes unsaid. But are we
really being lied to? Or is the truth hiding underneath the deception, and
is it up to us to actively bring it to light?

We invite contributions from postgraduates across the disciplines in the
Arts and Humanities. Topic areas should reflect the interdisciplinary theme
of the conference. Suggestions may include (but are not limited to):

Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 5:19pm
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture 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 Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film
- Drama and performance
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

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.

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