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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:

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.

Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

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.

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 http://www.nobleworld.biz . 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

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University

Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:05am
Philological Association of the Carolinas

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

"Literature as Bridge"

Call for Papers and Panels
The Philological Association of the Carolinas
(PAC) www.pachome.org

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 6 November 2009 to:

American / British Topics
Dr. Blake Hobby bhobby@unca.edu
Assistant Professor of Literature and Language University of North Carolina at Asheville

CFP: Hot Metal Bridge--Confronting the Digital

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:15pm
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh

Hot Metal Bridge (www.hotmetalbridge.org), the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):

CFP: Inaugural Issue of MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 7:05pm
MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly

MYNAH: A Literature and Arts Quarterly seeks to publish emerging and established creative writers whose work helps promote tolerance, liberty, openness, transparency and democracy, through literature and arts, in and around Pakistan. By launching MYNAH, the editorial team seeks to establish an institution where all are welcome and encouraged solely because of the merit of their creativity. By establishing a transparent and anonymous review process, MYNAH hopes to create a culture where all contributors are comfortable about the editorial decisions. With the editors of MYNAH, there are no hierarchies other than talent and courage.

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: www.alma.edu/michiganacademy

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


WEBSITE: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

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

[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."

NIetzschean Thinking: Beyond the Two Cultures (ISSEI 2010)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 5:05pm
International Society for the Study of European Ideas

Papers are sought for a workshop on "Nietzschean Thinking" as part of the 12th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Ankara Turkey, Aug. 2-6, 2010. The topic of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction." Workshops are four hourslong and consist of eight to ten papers.

Anthologies: A Conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 1:19pm
Department of English, Trinity College

Anthologies: A Conference

Trinity College, Hartford CT,
12-14 March, 2010

Texting Obama: politics/poetics/popular culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 7-10 September 2010

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 4:47am
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

An Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

TEXTING OBAMA: politics/poetics/popular culture

7-10 September 2010
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Hosted by English Research Institute, the MMU Writing School and
The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Simon Gikandi, David Theo Goldberg, Bonnie Greer, Ato Quayson.
Readings from Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and others

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.

Journal Forum on Writing at the University: Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies [6 NOV]

Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 11:16am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks submissions to a forum on the everyday practices of academic writing, including teaching, writing, and publishing. The forum will be published in the next issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. We hope to present multiple perspectives from across disciplines, illuminating the diverse spectrum of writing practice, pedagogy, and scholarship.

[UPDATE] Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2:24pm
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.

In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

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.

[Update] Rupkatha Journal Invites Critical Writings on Indian Writings in English

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:49am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

We invite critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.

* For submission of critical writings, please send:

Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)

Ø Abstract (100-200 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

* For submission of creative works, please send:

Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)

Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.

Ø Abstract (100 words)

Ø 3 to 5 Keywords

Ø Brief CV

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?