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AlterNative: Volume 6, 2010

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 5:05pm
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

AlterNative is announcing a general call for papers to be published in Volume 6, 2010.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. It aims to present Indigenous worldviews from native Indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native Indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more of themes of the journal:

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7-11 April 2010, Montreal, QC [UPDATE]

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 4:34pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers that the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

Teaching Matters: And Just Wgat Do You Teach? March 26-27, 2010, proposals by February 14, 2010,, registration fee: $45.00

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:43pm
Dr. Jason Horn/Teaching Matters: And Just What Do You Teach?

Presentation for this interdisciplinary conference on teaching should address the "how" of delivering knowledge and may discuss the use of high or low technology or tradtional and experimental methods. The guiding concern is just what is it that we really want students to glean from our teching efforts.

Rhetorics of Happiness

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:29am
Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics/Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power


Happiness is a concept, an ideal, whose metaphysical, philosophical, ethical, religious, psychological and perhaps even aesthetic dimensions have been assumed, if not explicitly explored, throughout human history.  It is implicit in most justifications of political, social and legal decision-making.  In America, it was one of the three fundamental bases  mentioned for the rejection of the status of the colonies.

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton,
Genevieve Guenther,

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2010/2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009. The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.


Catherine Akca and Ali Gunes. "Male Myth-Making: The Origins of Feminism." 1-15

Steve Redhead. "Hooligan Writing and the Study of Football Fan Culture: Problems and Possibilities." 16-41

Kane X. Faucher. "Sphacelated Grammars (or: Language Likes to Hide)." 42-52

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website:

International Conference: Creative Americas. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices. October 6-7, 2010, Toulouse, Fran

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques

Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.


Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta



*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
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."

"Women Performing Spirituality in the Avant Garde" ATHE 2010, August 3-6

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:26pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education/ATHE

CFP: "Women Performing Spirituality in the Avant Garde"
A multidisciplinary panel with the Religion and Theatre, Women and Theatre, and Performance Studies focus groups.

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2010 Conference
Los Angeles, CA, August 3-6, 2010
"Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival"

Meanings of Green: The Varied Perceptions of Nature, Vol. 1 No. 2, Winter 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 2:10am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Winter 2009 issue

Authors are asked to critically discuss meanings of 'nature' or 'environment' that clash or harmonize with discourses and/or conservation practices across cultures and time.

Possible Topics to be Explored (in no way exhaustive)

Competing Views of Nature

a. Creation stories – nature as a gift
e.g.: Genesis, Shinto, Buddhist, animist, pantheist, secularist, etc.

b. Instrumental – nature as object for human use; humans possess inherent subject status that affords them the self-proclaimed right to exploit
e.g.: Drilling for oil, gas, coal. Diverting rivers, damming rivers, etc.

October 31, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:53am
John Pennington / North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2009 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:13pm
University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville is proud to host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Medicine, Disability and Travel

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:42pm
Atlantic Society of Medievalists

The Atlantic Society of Medievalists is seeking paper proposals on "Medicine, Disability and Travel." Possible topics include but are not limited to: pilgrimage for the sake of healing; the dangers of travel or warfare; mobility issues; trade in medicinal herbs or supplies; transmission of medical knowledge; magic and medicine.

Please contact the following by September 29th, 2009:

Cory James Rushton
Department of English
St. Francis Xavier University
P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5

Generation X and Academia

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:37pm
Elwood Watson -Professor of History - East Tennessee State University


We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X And The Academy. Generation X faculty from all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts.

All topics will be considered; however, essays that examine personal experiences be they issues of race, marriage, divorce, sexuality , religion, life in the academy, life post academia, personal politics and disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Claire Denis: Call for Chapter Proposals - DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:05pm

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on the themes and films of Claire Denis. As Denis' films are rich in subject matter, story, theme and contemporary concerns, the preference is for a cross-disciplinary perspective, which may include film studies but does not have to concentrate solely on or derive from it.

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry at 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 2:21pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2010 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3
Deadline: 15 December 2009

The 2010 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.