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CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.

[WITHDRAWN] Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:43pm

The original call for papers for Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses, issued on May 18, for the 2010 Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo has been withdrawn.

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.

[UPDATE] Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 7:22pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature: 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 201

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 3:08pm

In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.

CFP: April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 2:49pm
Agnieszka Gutthy/Southeastern Louisiana University

The City as a Place of Exile

The session will examine texts that present the city, any city, as a space of exile. The text can be fiction, poetry, song, essay or letters and personal accounts of the encounters with a city – a place of exile. However, it has to reveal a city whose design is not limited to a mere geographical reference and whose function is not confined to a static setting.

Send abstracts to: Agnieszka Gutthy, agutthy@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009


Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 1:10pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land," from origin stories, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, etc. What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

Failure of individuation in Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 10:54am
Sima Aghazadeh

This article explores the process of individuation in the first novel by Doris Lessing, Grass is Singing. The novel through its circular narration from collective perspective of its protagonist's murder to individual account of her personal life and then again to the collective one, completes an indictment of its central character's life, Mary Turner, in the center of a closed white colonial society in southern Africa in which the linked discourses of class, race , and gender bring her into exclusion, isolation, break down, and finally to death, hindering self-acknowledgement and affirmation.

Philip Roth Society panel for Louisville Conference and Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20.

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 7:55am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20.

Proposals of no more than 250 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Roth's work. Please send your proposals by email to d.brauner@reading.ac.uk, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by September 4th.

Medica at IMC Leeds 2010, 12-15 July

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 5:27am
Medica, the Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

Medica, the Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages invites submissions for a panel entitled:

Healing Journeys: Travelling for Body and Soul in Late Medieval Culture

to be hosted at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 12-15 July 2010.

We encourage a broad interpretation of the theme from a variety of disciplines, such as history of medicine, literary studies, material culture and religious history.

Papers may consider:

- Portable Healing

- Physiology and the Ages of Man

- Bodily and Spiritual Journeys for Healing

- Representations of the Body and Medical Healing in Otherworldly Journeys

- Medical Pilgrims and their Detractors