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

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:30am
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) between August 1st and September 15th, 2009.

Please include with your abstract:

CFP: Collection on Contested Writing, 6/26/09

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:44am
Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions(tentative title for edited collection)
Editor: Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University


Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.


"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29pm
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Advertisements and Sponsorships

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 5:09pm
FemRhet 2009 Conference/Michigan State University

Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 Sponsorship Opportunities
Please disregard any cross postings.

We are sending this message to invite your program to participate in one of the most exciting and cutting edge academic conferences in the interdisciplinary intersection of rhetorical studies and feminists studies/practices: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 (FemRhet 2009). Participating as a sponsor of FemRhet 2009 is an opportunity for your program to demonstrate its commitment to exploring the complexities of our field and its communities and practices, and to garner the attention of attendees who share in this commitment.

Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity - special issue of Meridian critic, Fall 2009; Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:14am
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial year, the academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) prepares a special section for its second 2009 issue: Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity. We invite submission of papers exploring any aspect that may throw new light on Poe's stature and legitimacy as a cultural myth, on the indebtedness of Western literature, art, and culture to his genius, or on his reception in the various European and transatlantic literary and critical traditions.

Some of the topics that might be taken into consideration are:

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by June 29, 2009.

NCSA Call For Papers

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association


31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Registration Announcement

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 9:31am
2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference/Michigan State University

This message is for presenters and possible attendees of the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (i.e., FemRhet 2009).

The registration system for the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference is live and available on our website: http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/registration.html. Also, all presenters have to register by June 15 to be on the FemRhet 2009 program; there's a late fee for registrations after that date. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.

Jessica Rivait
FemRhet 2009 Planning Committee Member

Immoderation in literature, University of Tours, France, 11/27-28/2009, deadline 08/31/2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, GRAAT, France

Reading great philosophical texts too hastily might induce one to consider moderation to be an ideal of life—while Protagoras maintains that "man is the measure of all things," Epictetus stresses that "once beyond the measure there is no limit," and in his Thoughts Pascal asserts that "to leave the mean is to abandon humanity." Yet, as early as Kant, the excess inherent in immoderation became the necessary condition of beauty—"That is sublime which even to be able to think of demonstrates a faculty of the mind that surpasses every measure of the senses." The imagination thus overtakes the sense, which might partly explain why literature is drawn to immoderation.

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 5:27pm
University of Central Oklahoma Language Society


Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: Early October


Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 8:20am
Department of English, University of Malta

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

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté

Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

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

Call for Papers

"The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice" and future issues

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:24am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
proudly announces
Issue 9.2

The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice, edited by Alan Clinton and John Sundholm


Tim Sharp—Traveler's Tale (video and cover image), "Notes and Queries on the Veiled Threats Installation"

"The Genealogy of Electracy (an Interview with Gregory L. Ulmer)

Special Feature:
Pack Observing Art Basel >< Miami Beach 2008
Edited by Walter K. Lew, with Alan Clinton
Design by Jeremy James Thompson
With special thanks to Rita K. Wong and 'a'a arts

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:32pm
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University

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

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:04pm
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?

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:50am
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of
philosophy, to technologies of writing and war, to the criteria of humanity.

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:48am
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association


New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:20pm
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art

Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 1:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:39am
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

June 21-29, 2009


August 6-9, 2009

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Division Street, U.S.A.

Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

Monday, May 11, 2009 - 4:25pm
Brooke Comer, Chair, NeMLA

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

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom