"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of regional/global intersections more generally.
The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?
This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world. There are no geographic boundaries or genre boundaries in the first, summer issue – only the restraints of a website template.
CHARLES OLSON CENTENARY CONFERENCE
June 4-6 2010
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver British Columbia
Shechem Ministries' Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Selected papers and artwork will be presented at the conference and will be published in the anthology of the conference, Matter, published by Shechem Press.
All abstracts and digital image samples are due by noon CST on June 15, 2009, with completed artwork and papers due by August 31, 2009 at noon CST.
Southworth was one of the most popular novelists of the 19th-century, and her career was extraordinarily long -- she actively produced fiction for nearly forty years. However, her works and career have received relatively little attention from late 20th and early 21st century scholars, considerably less than some other 19th-century women novelists, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Fanny Fern. Furthermore, the majority of published scholarly work has focused on a single novel, The Hidden Hand. This edited collection will both remedy this deficiency and attract further attention to Southworth and her place in literary history.
NEW DEADLINE: June 20
This call is for the Irish literature panel affiliated with the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference to be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
This session seeks to explore the ways in which death, dying, or the denial of death show up in modern to contemporary Irish literature. Papers may include studies of the practices of and attitudes toward death and/or memorialization, the link that exists between living and dying, the contradictions and paradoxes that exist in attitudes towards death, the ways in which the finality of death is denied, avoided, or confronted in life, etc.
Panel: "NOW SEE THIS!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics"
Conference: MSA 11, Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8 2009
NEW DEADLINE: June 20, 2009
Call for Papers
The 31th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assoc./ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference Website: www.swtxpca.org
Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:
'Reinventing the Renaissance Occult in Modern and Post-modern Culture'
This is a call for papers for a proposed panel at MSA 11.
Annual Convention of the International Wizard of Oz Club
Manhattan, Kansas – October 2-4, 2009
Call for Papers We invite submissions for presentations of 15 minutes in length on "Recreating Oz." Possible topics include:
* Adapting Oz for stage and screen
* Marketing and commemorating the Oz books
* Assembling the histories of Oz creators
* Teaching Oz
* Archiving Oz
* Re-reading the Oz books and earlier critical interpretations
* Re-imagining the world of Oz for contemporary audiences (Maguire's Wicked, Stauffacher's Harry Sue, the mini-series Tin Man, comics and graphic novels)