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[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:27am
Mark West / University of Glasgow

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

This issue emphasises cross-cultural Atlantic exchanges, noting that the ocean has served not to separate but to connect
the peoples of the Atlantic continents - Africa, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe - from 1492 to the present day. 'Atlantic Exchanges' seeks to encourage inter-cultural perspectives in a variety of disciplines.

eSharp welcomes submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and contributors are invited to interpret the theme broadly.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Responses to the War on Terror

updated: 
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 6:13am
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.

Folklore and Mythology

updated: 
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:46am
Sufen s Lai/ PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA 2009
107th Annual Conference
San Francisco

Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology

Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:

http://www.pamla.org/2009/cfp

"Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2009 - 10:09am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2009 - 4:32am
Nathan Waddell

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:46pm
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

The HECBC invites undergraduate students of all majors to participate in this multidisciplinary event by displaying their work in one of the following conference formats:
• individual or panel paper-presentations
• poster presentations
• musical, theatrical, or oratorical performances
• artistic or technical exhibitions
The conference theme is "Juggling Ambiguity," but students' work does not have to address this theme.

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:17pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:16am
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

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A.S.A.P. is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.

Science and Fiction: "Posthumanism Today" (4/15/09; MMLA; 11/12-15/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:08pm
Todd Comer

This year's Science and Fiction panel at M/MLA will consider representations of the posthuman. Of particular interest will be papers that consider the posthuman from the standpoint of biotechnologies and their impact on our thinking of what it means to be human. One concrete way of considering this issue is to imagine Frankenstein's monster in the 21st century. The monster did its best to escape its constructedness and assert a semblance of humanity. Is it possible for any body—human or machine, real or fictional, sane or insane—to do the same today? If not, where does that leave "humanity"? Please send 250 word abstracts to Todd Comer, Defiance College (tcomer@defiance.edu), or D.

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 7:12pm
Stephen Gallagher

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian protagonist
- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, Raeleans, etc)
- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates
- when religion comes to power: implications from the Taliban to the Christian Right

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:21pm
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The conference theme is "Ireland: Medieval to Modern," but papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any topic related to Irish and Irish Diaspora Studies, and presentations may be given in English or in Irish. The plenary speakers are Mary O'Malley and Brian Ó Conchubhair; Louis de Paor will be awarded the Charles F. Fanning Medal for his contribution to Irish Studies.

Please send 200-word abstracts to Beth Lordan, Director, Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2009.

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2009 - 9:52pm
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:58pm
Melissa Click / University of Missouri, Columbia

CFP: Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

Edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Proposal deadline: April 10, 2009

CFP: [Religion] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

UPDATE: [Religion] REMINDER CFP: New German Review

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:10pm
Michael Hougentogler

Call for Papers Volume 24, 2009

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including art, history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

UPDATE: [Religion] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:32am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
  
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to: slamphilament_at_usyd.edu.au

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
themselves.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Religion] Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:31am
Ana Kothe

Call For Papers: Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Volume II. The editors of
The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave
2007) invite submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative
piecesâ€"short stories, poems, personal essaysâ€"on the topic of unruly
Catholic women, following a spirit of inquiry regarding the extent to which
the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts female unruliness. Also in
keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover varied geographic
and ethnic points of view. All submissions must be written in or
translated into English. Please send your submission, as an MS Word

CFP: [Religion] Buddhism and Literature, MLA 2009

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 4:10am
James Najarian

 Session title: Buddhism and Literature. Literature and Religion Division, MLA, for MLA 2009 (27 30
Dec. 2009 in Philadelphia.)
 Interested in all manifestations of the contact between Buddhist
tradition, faith, and practice in literature from any period or language.
Full proposals (2 pages) by 8 March 2009. James Najarian.najariaj_at_bc.edu

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CFP: [Religion] Law, Literature, and Religion (3/15/09; 10/1-10/3/09)

updated: 
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 8:50pm
Cristina Maria Cervone

FIRST ANNUAL VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
LAW AND LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 1 - 3, 2009

   Villanova's Law School and Department of English will hold a law and literature symposium, the
first in a projected annual series, beginning Thursday evening, October 1, 2009, and ending
Saturday afternoon, October 3, 2009. The symposium has also been supported by a grant from
the Law and Humanities Institute.

CFP: [Religion] Edited Collection: Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 9:22am
Steve Brie

This volume will examine the crucial relationship between literature and
ethics, as it has developed and changed from the late medieval period to
the present day. The focus of the volume is predicated upon three
interrelated themes: namely, instruction, judgement, and justice. The
chapters will be informed by theoretical, philosophical, and critical
perspectives which have influenced various approaches to literary ethics.
These perspectives will include early modern humanism, utilitarianism,
existentialism and psychoanalytical hermeneutics, amongst others. The
volume is part of a series examining ethics across various academic
disciplines. Crucial questions addressed by the volume may include but are

CFP: [Religion] Down to Earth: The Fall in Modern Literature, 7 Nov 2009, Oxford

updated: 
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 2:10pm
Dr Roger Kojecky

Keynote paper:
'After the Garden: Re-imagining the Fall in Contemporary Fiction',
Dr Andrew Tate, Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster
University

Call for Papers
Offers of papers to be read at the conference (and subsequently printed in
The Glass) are invited before the deadline 30 April 2009 Papers should
have a reading length of 25 minutes. Please send a provisional title and
short paragraph stating how you will approach your topic, adding some
information about your background.

Conference website: www.clsg.org

CFP: [Religion] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

updated: 
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 7:53pm
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

CFP: [Religion] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

updated: 
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 7:53pm
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

UPDATE: [Religion] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:18am
CANADA––U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

<<<<< DEADLINE EXTENDED >>>>>

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clive Doucet
poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

CLOSING SPEAKER: Jacob Wawatie
Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Please distribute widely
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Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

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