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EXTENDED DEADLINE and REVISED CFP for Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender ESSAY COLLECTION (August 15 2009)

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:58am
Adam Pridemore, Taylor Mitchell, Chrissy Auger, and Jessica McKee - University of South Florida

Anything But Safe - Essays on Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

~~~People like sex, society eschews sexuality, and academia banters about gender theory.~~~

First, many thanks to those who have already submitted essays. Due to popular request we have extended the deadline, both for submitting proposals, and also for the completed essays. The new deadline for completed essays will also apply to those who have already submitted, if their proposals are accepted.

The Glamour of Grammar (Kalamazoo 2010)

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:08am
Irina Dumitrescu

If conventional, twenty-first-century thinking holds that grammar is a dull set of descriptions and prescriptions consisting only of skeletal schemes of morphology and syntax, it is worth remembering that these structures have crystallized out of a more dynamic mass of language. Grammar is theory—a way of seeing patterns and paradigms that only become visible when one steps back from mundane, everyday exchanges (which for the most part do not extend beyond immediate concerns—and can often be negotiated nonverbally) and seeks to comprehend the rules that permit more complex interactions.

CFP: Robert Graves and the Mediterranean: Mythology, Classicism, Religion. 6-10 July 2010. Proposals deadline: 31 Jan 2010.

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 7:25am
Robert Graves Society

The Robert Graves Society announces its 10th International Robert Graves Conference, to be held in Palma and Deià, Mallorca, Spain, Tuesday 6th July – Saturday 10th July 2010. The subject of the conference will be on themes relating to Robert Graves and the Mediterranean. By courtesy of the Fundació "la Caixa", the conference will be held, as in 2006, at the Foundation's cultural centre in Palma de Mallorca and at Deià.

A highlight of the conference will be a private visit to Ca n'Alluny, Robert Graves's home in Deià, which has been meticulously restored under the direction of William Graves and open to the public since 2006.

[UPDATE] CFP Colporteurs, Spaces, places, landscapes.

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:30am
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.

The group "Colporteurs" is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies in Bologna University, Italy.
The chosen subject has been inspired from the theme of this year's PhD. seminar in "Modern, comparative and Postcolonial literatures", entitled "Declensions of space".

Bollywood Remakes Hollywood: Cross-Cultural Translations and Makeovers (SCMS Panel) Due Aug. 10

Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 6:59pm
Rashna Wadia Richards/Rhodes College

Remakes have always been popular in Hollywood; they are usually regarded as safe commercial bets, and they underscore cinema's ability to shape and reshape the cultural imagination. As examples of cinematic homage or formulaic filmmaking or intertextual interventions, film remakes in Hollywood have received significant critical attention. But how do we think about remakes that cross cultural and national boundaries? How do cross-cultural makeovers transform foreign texts? How do they negotiate the balance between repetition and difference? This panel seeks to investigate the aesthetic and ideological dynamics of cross-cultural remakes by focusing on Bollywood cinema's appropriations of Hollywood films.

SW/TX PCA ACA American Studies Area

Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 8:11pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide.

Queer Belonging in the Eighteenth Century

Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:30am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Gay and Lesbian Caucus

In her essay, "Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory," Elizabeth Freeman asks, "Does kinship theory matter to queer theory?" In her essay, Freeman answers that it does, but what material for kinship theorists can those of us working in the eighteenth century offer? In what sense is the notion of the family challenged and how are other units of belonging articulated? Papers on this topic are invited for ASECS 2010.

Please send a 300 word abstract, and a CV to both Michael Taylor (mttaylor@ucalgary.ca) and Kristi Krumnow (kristi.krumnow@usu.edu) by September 10, 2009.

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

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.


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

–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)

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

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.