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New Perspectives on Martin R. Delany (NeMLA Panel, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:13pm
Elizabeth Pittman / The George Washington University

The publication of Robert S. Levine's Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader reminds us that Delany was an active participant in the antebellum public sphere, who utilized multiple genres to conceptualize community. This panel invites papers on Blake as well as Delany's non-fictional writings to engage in conversations about nationalism, transnationalism, black cosmopolitanism, and the role of black civic organizations in order to reconsider Delany alongside new directions in nineteenth-century African American scholarship. Submit paper abstracts to Elizabeth Pittman at epittman@gwmail.gwu.edu by September 30.

CFP Twilight (March 31 - April 3)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:57pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations for the Joint National PCA/ACA Conference March 31- April 3 in St. Louis, Missouri, on any aspect of the Twilight series of novels by Stephenie Meyers or on the Twilight films. (Please visit www.pcaaca.org for conference information)

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

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CFP True Blood (March 31-April 3, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:51pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the HBO series True Blood or the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
mcaleer_p@yahoo.com

CPRACSIS International Theatre Conference on Body, Space and Technology in Performance 15 & 16 January 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 8:39pm
C PRACSIS

The practice of theatre in twenty first century envisages radical interventions into the conceptualizations of performing bodies and performance spaces. 'Technology' in a broader and intensely philosophical sense has a pivotal role in organizing performing bodies and defining performance spaces in almost all contemporary theatre forms and traditions. The proposed international theatre conference intends to interrogate the complex interrelationship between performing bodies and performance spaces in theatre in our time. It also attempts to theoretically locate technology within the purview of 'performance' and to interpret the practice of theatre in the context of technologies of self.

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

"Pictures of an Exhibition: Museums and Collections in Literature and Media" NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:14pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

a panel at the 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel explores the ways in which museums and the pre-modern practices of collection that preceded them have been treated in literature, film and other media. The goal of the panel is to assess the cultural place of museums indirectly; complementing the cultural studies scholarship on museums and collection themselves – including, for instance, the work of Tony Bennett and Susan Stewart – with a look at how museums circulate as objects of interest in the culture at large.

CFP: Great Plains Alliance for Computers & Writing

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:01pm
Matt Barton/St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University is proud to host the 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. The conference will be held on October 23rd and 24th at St. Cloud State University, overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We invite everyone interested in the role that computers and computer-mediated technologies play in composition to participate in this year's conference.

Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today - November 20, 2009, CUNY Graduate Center

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:45pm
Sociology Students Association, CUNY Graduate Center

The Sociology Students Association at the CUNY Graduate Center invites you to its first annual graduate student conference on Friday, November 20, 2009. This year's title is "Sociological Reimagination: Crisis and Critique Today."

Our times are often described in terms of crisis, threat, indeterminacy, transformation, and hope/lessness. In this moment we want to ask: What sociological imagination do we need now to understand the present and make sociology relevant to the future?

Along with addressing pressing issues such as migration, social welfare, community mobilization, homeownership, disaster, and war, we want to think about sociology's understanding of time, place, and experience.

"The Boundaries of Québec in Contemporary Immigrant Fiction," NeMLA Annual Conference, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that explore the ways in which contemporary immigrant writers in Québec redraw the boundaries of Québécois literature. Which literary-critical paradigms (national, regional, or global) are apposite when reading authors like Régine Robin, Dany Laferrière, Sergio Kokis, and Ying Chen, among others, who straddle multiple cultures and languages? For example, are they "national," "Québecois," "immigrant," or "world" writers? By employing tropes of hybridity and multiculturalism, are they complicit with a global literary market that fetishizes hyphenated writers, or do they contest the market's commodification of their literary identities?

Reading Women's Writing in and through Psychoanalysis; 11-15-09

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 12:41pm
Women Writers (Special Issue)

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of women's writing and its relation to psychoanalysis. Given the significance of the symbiotic relation between feminist theory and psychoanalysis, the issue editors are interested in considering the ways in which women's/feminist writing is implicated, to borrow a term from Shoshana Felman, in psychoanalysis while we conversely explore how psychoanalysis is elemental to an understanding of several issues that are central to an analysis of women's writing.

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:56am
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

CFP: Megacities and Film: Southeast Asia on Screen (Ludwigsburg, Germany: January 29-30, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:40am
Department of Culture and Media Education, Prof. Dr. Stephan Buchloh, Ludwigsburg University of Education


Southeast Asian filmmaking is still widely unknown outside the subcontinent. Films emerging from this cultural region rarely find their way to international festivals or cinemas, only Thailand having begun to establish a worldwide reputation as a film nation. The Ludwigsburg Film Conference 2010 therefore primarily brings productions from Southeast Asia to screen by focusing its debate on the topos of the city.

[Update] Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date Dec 5, 2009; deadline Sept 15, 2009

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 4:13am
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

Description:
What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.

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