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Confessions of a Fictionista

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 2:44am
A.J.Race

Four friends lives will be forever changed, when their long time companion Alex Kitt is gunned down during the Los Angeles Pride Parade, leaving them and his now widowed lover to try and cope with their loss and the hope that they can somehow continue on, but just when it seems that life couldn't get any worse for the five friends, some unexpected turns after leaving the city, might just put the Fictionista's back on top!

(Confessions of a Fictionista is the first in a series of five novels)

The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities Collection

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 5:40pm
Melissa Littlefield & Jenell Johnson

CFP: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences

From economics to English, religious studies to recreation, neurology has become the latest theoretical tool for analyzing society and culture. While there has been some backlash against this trend, research continues to emerge in areas of neurotheology, neuromarketing, neuroethics, neuroaesthetics, the neurohumanities, and neurohistory to name but a few. We are seeking essays for an edited collection that analyze and interrogate this recent neuroscientific turn in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested to hear from researchers who apply the neuro- to their own disciplinary work.

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

Update: Art, Adaptations, and Culture (Deadline: September 21, 2009)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:30pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Art, Adaptations, and the Highbrow Lowbrow Cultures

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.

Update: New Media and the Democratization of Art (Deadline: September 21, 2009)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 5:04pm
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.

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:23pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Art and the Artist in Society Publication [Update] (deadline: September 21, 2009)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 9:39am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Art and the Artist in Society
Collection of Critical Essays

(Deadline: September 21, 2009)

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. The 2009 Conference of the CEA-CC was a multidisciplinary conference that included presentations on literature, the fine arts, and even the performing arts from scholars from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin American.

John Updike and Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: In Memoriam

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 4:48pm
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invites creative and critical submissions on the life, work, and influence of John Updike and/or Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick. The journal will be accepting submissions through Sept.1 for its second issue to be released in 2010. Submissions may be papers, shorter commentaries, poems, critical-fiction, reflectional/personal essays, or reviews.

For this particular Call for Papers, we accept emailed submissions. Please submit up to 8,000 words (excerpts of longer works are acceptable) of prose (or genre-bending pieces) to:
 ljohns56@uic.edu

Capital in Crisis--NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:29am
Alison Shonkwiler / Rutgers University, New Brunswick

How have contemporary writers responded to economic and financial crises? What forms or genres of narrative--fictional, autobiographical, historical, or other--are being called into service to represent the highs and lows, virtualities and realities, of late capitalism? Papers on earlier writers that propose to relate them to recent contexts will also be considered. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts + c.v. info to Alison Shonkwiler at a.shonkwiler@gmail.com by Sep. 30.

See http://www.nemla.org/convention/2010/cfp.html for full convention information.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE10 September, 2009] Fantasy Ireland:13-15 November 2009

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16am
North East Irish Culture Network/University of Sunderland

Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 11:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010). Proposals are sought from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types. We encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
• Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular culture resources

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:28pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiNQ VOLUME 36 2009:

Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, & Personal Narrrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2009)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) and a short resume (e-mail preferred) by the priority registration deadline (November 1, 2009) or the final deadline (December 15, 2009) to

Dr. Melinda McBee, Area Chair
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative Panel
SW/TX PCA/ACA
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)
mcbee58@verizon.net

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 10-13, 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:21pm
Janna Jones/Southeast/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!

CFP Science Fiction and Fantasy Section 31 March - 3 April 2010

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:48pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AREA
Conference of the Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
March 31 – April 3, 2010

St. Louis, MO

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2010 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Queer Wales - edited collection - Deadline January 15 2009

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:54pm
Huw Osborne

Queer Wales, a collection of essays on sexuality, identity, and Wales

In recent years, we have become more aware of the complexity of Welsh identities (national, European, racial, colonial, economic, etc), and a major feature of this complexity is the queering of Welsh history and culture. Queer Wales is currently being studied, written, performed, legislated, mapped, bought and sold, yet, as far as sexuality is concerned, to what extent is Wales still "The Land of my Fathers" and the "Land of the White Gloves"? At what point may we begin to articulate a coherent queer history and community in Wales?

As Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explains in Epistemology of the Closet,

UPDATE Hanif Kureishi and His Work

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:47am
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE

17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

ETUDES IRLANDAISES , Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010 (non-thematic)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 6:00am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer-reviewed)

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 volume of the journal.
Scientific project of the review :
Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.
General issues published in Spring alternate with special issues in Autumn .

Food and Culture CFP

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:59pm
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Food and Culture
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 10/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, February 10-13. Please submit abstracts and proposed panels by October 1, 2009. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

updated: 
Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:55pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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