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C19 Panel: American Biography in the Nineteenth Century

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 12:27pm
Tim Lanzendörfer / Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

We are soliciting paper proposals for a panel for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.

Counter Nature(s): Revising Nature in an Era of Environmental Crisis

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 4:47am
Uppsala University, Sweden

NIES and Uppsala University are pleased to sponsor a major interdisciplinary research symposium featuring 30 researchers from 10 countries representing more than a dozen academic disciplines.

Counter Nature(s) Poster:
http://www.cemus.uu.se/counter-nature.jpg

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

• Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University, USA

• Ursula Heise, Professor of American and European Literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, USA

New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema (SCMS Panel) due August 15; Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 5:29pm
Maria San Filippo/Wellesley College and Maya Montañez Smukler/UCLA

Hollywood in the 1970s represented America in a state of social agitation and political disillusionment just as the American film industry was consumed with its own infrastructural shifts: the rupture of the studio system's hegemony met by the rise of the film brat-auteur and eventual dominance of the blockbuster business model. More than any other era of American film history before it or perhaps since, this "New Hollywood" combined commercialism and creativity to produce artistically inspired, socially engaged works that revitalized the domestic film industry and national cinephilia.

5th International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI 2009), 21-22 November 2009

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 9:55am
Heriot-Watt University

IPCITI 2009

5th International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting

21-22 November 2009
http://www.ipciti.org.uk/

Second Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the fifth International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI 2009) which will take place at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on 21-22 November 2009.

Conference Aims
This two-day conference is designed to give translation and interpreting postgraduates from ALL research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

CFP artciencia 11 (Deadline extended: 26 July 2009)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:48pm
artciencia.com, Journal of Art, Science, and Communication

artciencia.com considers for
publication:
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
university degree;
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.

[REMINDER:DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 1--Call for presentations & proposals

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 6:51pm
2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference, co-hosted by Ocean County College and Community College of Philadelphia will hold its next conference on October 9, 2009, at Ocean County College.

We invite proposals for presentations and roundtable discussions on any aspect of student literary magazines. Preference is given to proposals which feature students as presenters.

For details, please see our previous post for full CFP and conference desscription.

Gerald Vizenor and Transnationalism (Collection) - deadline for abstracts 31st August 2009

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:01pm
James Mackay

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor's fiction. The intention is both to locate Vizenor within the debates currently taking place around these topics and also to address the strained relationships between the idea(l)s of Native American sovereignty and transnationalist literatures.

Blake in Conversation NEMLA 4/7-11, 2010, Montreal, Submit by September 30

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 11:40am
Laura E. Rutland/Gannon University

This panel seeks to listen to William Blake's voice in conversation with the intellectual currents of his time, and with later philosophies or theories that his work anticipates or informs. By situating Blake in conversations with other thinkers, we will investigate his continuing power to help others to see and act anew.

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar [Pitch: 7/24 / Final: 8/24]

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:59am
PopMatters.com

PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar!

Pitch Deadline: 24 July 2009
Final Deadline: 24 August 2009
Contact: Matt Mazur
Email: mazur@popmatters.com

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With this week-long special feature, we are excited to provide a platform for cinema scholars, film historians and/or social theorists of all varieties to help us and our readership reconsider the significance of Almodovar's body of work.

This feature will run in late November, leading up to the release of the auteur's newest film, Broken Embraces.

These are the following features we are seeking to develop for the week-long Almodovar series:

Tectonics of the Systems. New Readings of Oswald Spengler.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:24am
University of Leuven (Belgium) - Research Unit Text and Interpretation

Tectonics of the Systems.
New Readings of Oswald Spengler

Tektonik der Systeme.
Neulektüren von Oswald Spengler

Tectonique des Systèmes.
Relectures d'Oswald Spengler

Leuven, 15-17.12.2009

From 15 to 17 December 2009, the research unit Text and Interpretation of the department of iterary studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) organizes an international conference entitled Tectonics of the Systems. New Readings of Oswald Spengler. The aim of this conference is to explore new directions in the study of Spengler's work, and to make possible productive interdisciplinary exchanges that assess the continuing relevance of his oeuvre.

MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL IDENTITIES IN RELATION TO BORDER REGIONS (19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 4:52am
Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations, Leuven University, Belgium

CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL IDENTITIES IN RELATION TO BORDER REGIONS (19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES)

27-29 MAY 2010, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM

The Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations (CHIR) of K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk organizes an international conference on 'Migration and Intercultural Identities in Relation to
Border Regions' on 27-29 May 2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

CHIR is an interdisciplinary research centre for the historical study of intercultural relations, dedicated to a combined scientific approach of (1) cultural history, (2) the history of education and (3) historical and comparative literature.

Music Theatre Symposium, Adelaide, 12 December 2009

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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:42am
MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA

Music Theatre Symposium

Saturday 12 December 2009
Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

CALL FOR PAPERS

The South Australian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia invites submissions for papers for the "Music Theatre Symposium" on Saturday 12 December 2009 in the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide, to celebrate the gifting of the first tranche of the Burden Collection of 18th-century English music and drama to the library.

Papers can be on any aspect of music theatre. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

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

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm
SW TX PCA/ACA

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.

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