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Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:27pm
Cynthia Port / Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

CFP: Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).
We are seeking a replacement paper for an approved panel to be held at the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). The panel, "Acting Aging Now," centers on the performance of age in the twenty-first century.

12TH ANNUAL WRITING BY DEGREES--SEPT 24-26, 2009 [UPDATED!]

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:02pm
Writing By Degrees

CALL FOR PAPERS
–Writing By Degrees 2009–

September 24–26, 2009
Binghamton, New York
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: August 30, 2009

The twelfth annual Writing By Degrees, the national creative writing conference organized and run entirely by Binghamton University graduate students, seeks creative and academic submissions demonstrating or contemplating the craft of writing.

Guidelines: All applicants must be currently enrolled as graduate students in order to be eligible. Submissions may fall into one of the categories below.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:00pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical 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 (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

Superheroes Since the Year 2000

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 3:52pm
Kevin D. Williams

Submissions are invited for an upcoming edited book covering the superhero genre. There is a great need to re-interpret such issues as morality, power, patriotism, and heroism in this new millennium, especially as events such as 9-11, terrorism, torture, corporate profiteering, economic decline, and technological advances impact the U.S. and the world. With the success of Heroes, The Dark Knight, and numerous other superhero movies, the public is looking to understand its world through its superheroes.

[UPDATE] CFP Sargasso journal deadline extension to 30 September 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 12:05pm
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico

"Anti/Slavery, Colonialism, and Aesthetics." Essays on Caribbean early-colonial period (15th -19th centuries) or postcolonial revistations of it, in literature, linguistics, or cultural studies. We also welcome work that is interdisciplinary in nature. Manuscripts are due by September 30, 2009, and may be sent to sargasso@uprrp.edu or sargasso.slavery.colonialism@gmail.com. Contributors will be notified by November 15, 2009.

Margins of Print: Ephemera, Print Culture, and Lost Histories of the Newspaper (15 Jan 2010); Proposal Deadline: 31 Oct 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:52am
University of Nottingham

This one-day conference/symposium will address the significance of transitory, elusive texts in Britain, Europe and America, including textual artifacts that have eluded traditional categories of print, or have been dismissed as short-lived, disposable, or valueless. To this end, the conference seeks to establish the value of a wide range of ephemera, from pamphlets and pulps, agony columns or matrimonial advertisements to pictorial matter, cards, cartoons, competitions, display advertising and personal ads. Recent decades have witnessed a shift in scholarly interest toward this formerly overlooked print tradition. New digital resources in particular are bringing into view a wide range of printed materials once hidden from the sight of researchers.