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(Selected essays: Disney Documentaries and Docudramas (7/15/09)

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 5:27pm
A Bowdoin Van Riper

CFP: Disney's Documentaries

Contributors are being sought for articles to complete an edited volume (working title "Beyond the Mouse: Disney's Documentaries and Docudramas") that is designed to explore the full range of Disney films designed to educate viewers about specific people, places, things, events and concepts from the real world.

Virginia Woolf Miscellany Aug. 31

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:00pm
Patrick Collier/Ball State University

The Virginia Woolf Miscellany seeks short essays (2,000 words maximum) investigating Virginia Woolf's interactions with periodicals. Particularly welcome are essays that read periodicals themselves as complex cultural texts while contextualizing and/or historicizing Woolf's contributions. Essays that shed new light on Woolf's evolving attitudes towards journalism and the print marketplace are also welcome.

Submit essays via email attachment to Patrick Collier at pccollier@bsu.edu.

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference 18-20 March 2010, Corpus Christi, Texas

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:24pm
Andrew Marvell Society

Deadline: 1 December 2009
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi will host Exploring the Renaissance 2010 on March 18-20 2010 at the Omni Hotel on the seafront in the heart of Corpus Christi's lively marina district. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting the 2010 Louis Martz lecture, to be delivered by Professor Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway, University of London). A special session (with presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor) will be devoted to discussion of Marvell's difficult lyric, "The Definition of Love." Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• Marvell and Milton
• Royalist Marvell

20th Biennial Conference, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:31am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The theme of the Conference is "Afterlives: Survival and Revival". In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation, we encourage scholars working in any discipline to submit abstracts addressing this theme. The conference theme is designed to promote reflection on appropriations, adaptations and continuities in cultural production. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (accredited for South African research subsidy purposes).
Suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:
• new ways of looking at old texts
• textual appropriation and imitation
• textual transmission

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers May 13-15, 2010

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:06am
SSML Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature invites participation in its 40th Annual Symposium:

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

May 13-15, 2010 at Michigan State University Union, East Lansing, Michigan

SSML is devoted to the study and production of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of the members may lead. The annual symposium brings together writers, scholars, and filmmakers to present criticism, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables on Midwestern literature, and reading of creative work with a Midwestern emphasis. All proposals must include the following:

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 9:22am
University of York

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

A conference at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University

Postcolonial Studies is firmly ensconced in the Anglophone metropolitan academy: the field has its own specialised journals, academic posts, postgraduate courses, and dedicated divisions within learned bodies. But how well have these configurations travelled to other locations, institutions and disciplines? What topics, questions and approaches remain unexplored? And what's 'theoretical' about postcolonial theory anyway?