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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.

CFP: Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2010

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 1:13pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Rhetoric and Composition for our 41st annual conference. Papers in this area will draw on the conference theme "Voices." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly.

General Conference Theme: Voices
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 11:12am
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?

Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at skook@temple.edu by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices 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. We also welcome papers

English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the March 31 - April 3, 2010 PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We welcome fresh approaches to subjects, and also appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Comics and Comics Culture in the United States

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:08am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section-Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.


Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:19pm
NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal, CA

Call for Papers

Analytic Philosophy and the Novel

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel participates in a growing fascination with the connections between the narrative conventions of the novel and the field of analytic philosophy. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) theories of reference, speech acts, intentionality, metaphor, translation, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, pragmatics, meaning and use. All novel genres, periods, and languages are welcome, as are relevant implications for the study of objects, plots, characters, and fictionality.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought


The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 4:37pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture


The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the effects of transformative moments and experiences—textual, cultural and academic. Topics might include but are not limited to: effects of historical and political crises on literature and culture; revolutions; linguistic transformations; bodily transformations; religious conversions; personal turningpoints in autobiographies, literary characters, academic careers, etc.; genre transformations; texts into film; dissertation into book; academic turning points.

Guidelines for Submission:

Tutoring WAC/WID (for WAC 2010) (Sep. 25, 2009) (May 20-22, 2010)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:46am
Robert Cedillo/UNR, Al Harahap/SFSU

Tutoring WAC/WID: The Intersections of Writing Across the Curriculum and the Writing Center

Please circulate amongst your colleagues and tutors. We are looking for another project/presentation to complete our panel proposal for the WAC 2010 conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, May 20-22.

'Truthiness' Across Cutures, Vol. 1 No. 1, Autumn 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:58am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Autumn 2009 issue

Authors are asked to consider and/or critically discuss any novel definitions of or new perspectives on 'truthiness' in light of cultures. Authors may also choose to re-negotiate the concept of 'culture' in light of what passes as truth.

We are seeking work rigorous in its scholarship yet accessible in its style to audiences somewhat wider than highly trained specialists in the social sciences, particularly in areas such as applied-linguistics, communication, media studies, semiotics, rhetoric, or literature.

Papers accepted for publication in the online journal will receive subsequent reviews for the publication of future collected and bound volumes.

Feb 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:15pm
North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2010:
What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

Rhetoric Society of America - Panel on Neurological Difference

Monday, September 7, 2009 - 10:47am
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking a third speaker for a proposed panel on rhetoric and public controversies about neurological difference. Possible topics could include recent debates about post-partum depression, treatment of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system, pharmaceutical treatment for children with depression, ADHD, and so on.

Submit title and 250 word abstract to jjack@email.unc.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2009.

Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning--A Special Issue of Reflections

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 4:58pm
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy

The spring 2010 issue of Reflections will explore the interplay between sexuality and literacy, asking us to reconsider the normative structures that position us as particular kinds of sexed/sexualized/gendered people, with certain trajectories of desire and intimacy. We invite authors and artists to reflect with us on community work (broadly conceived) that challenges our normative understanding of "service," "learning," "community," and "citizenship," particularly with regard to the multiple and intersecting discourses of gender and sexuality. What are the different ways in which we approach these issues? What are different ways in which these issues are already gendered, already sexualized?

[UPDATE] Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

The purpose of this panel is to mark intersections between creativity and pedagogy, focusing on teacher-poets.

How does working in a classroom inform the making of poetry?

Papers are invited on poetry by educators. Authors that might be considered include Philip Levine, Gerald Locklin, Tony Hoagland, and Nathan Graziano. While this will be a critical panel, presenters might also comment on their own creative compositions inspired by or about teaching.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Noel Sloboda (njs16@psu.edu) before September 15th, 2009.

UPDATE: The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:08pm
Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship (roundtable)

In 2002, Peter Elbow proposed that the Cultures of Literature and Composition learn from one another to both improve scholarship and pedagogy and heal the longstanding gulf between the two fields. Since the publication of Elbow's article, how has the relationship between Composition and Literary Studies changed? What challenges remain to inhibit their alliance?

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

Call for Papers

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.