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Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:11pm
Gary Storhoff/University of Connecticut at Stamford and John Whalen-Bridge/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:07pm
University of Connecticut at Stamford/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

"'Pillars of Witness': Brontë Literature as Commentary" NEMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:04am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Anne Bronte's harassed governess, Agnes Grey, reflects that in stressful times poetry can provide solace, yet it also documents life experiences. She confides: "I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness…." Building on "pillars of witness", this panel will investigate the role of recording or witnessing in Brontë literature. How do the works bear witness to events or concepts? How does this affect their "art"? Consider the consequences or benefits of the Brontës' acts of bearing witness. Does gender inform the discussion? Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin Le Veness at Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu by September 30, 2009.

RE(IN)VISION of Africa in Contemporary Spanish Texts

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:09am
Victoria Ketz, Iona College

Historically Spain has been blessed with the influx of different cultures. However, in recent years there has been an inversion of the Spanish migration flow brought about by the economic crisis of the 1990s. While the number of emigrants fell, the number of immigrants continued to increase at a steady pace. Common in the daily television programs is to see the small North African craft called pateras arrive filled with a dozen or so Arab or Berber laborers. Now the traffic has been industrialized and immigrants come in lothios--or cayucos, larger crafts which hold more than 150 people. These boats are overflowing with dozens of young men hoping to enter the European Union to work illegally.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Apparitional Lesbians Panel @ NEMLA; abstracts due 9/30

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 7:19pm
Ula Lukszo; Stony Brook University

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu).

[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

Eighteenth Century at CEA 2010

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:43pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Eighteenth Century at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

2 Panels on Old Norse Literature [Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2009]

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 2:24pm
New England Saga Society (NESS)

We seek submissions for the following two panels to be held at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-16, 2009.

1. Injury, Death, and Mourning in Icelandic Literature (organizers: Maria-Claudia Tomany, Minnesota State University, and John P. Sexton, Bridgewater State College)
This panel will present papers on the injured and slain figures who appear in saga literature. The panel offers the possibility of engaging with emerging fields such as disability studies as well as cultural, historicist, and gender study, though papers of any disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach will be considered.

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 1:04pm
Arcadia Literary Journal (University of Central Oklahoma)

Arcadia, the new literary journal founded by the MFA students at the University of Central Oklahoma, is calling for submissions in poetry, short fiction, and drama. All styles, whether traditional, avant-garde, or experimental, are welcome. The only criteria are that the work be of merit, establishes a distinct sense of place and voice, and reveals a strong understanding of form. Writers in all phases of their career are encouraged to submit as we are always searching for the emerging artist whose voice is yet to be heard. Submission information and guidelines can be found at our website:

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

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:18pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

CFP: "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," 10/30/09

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.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Sheila Lindenbaum and a methodology panel including Anthony Bale, Elliot Kendall, Alyssa Meyers, Paul Strohm and Marion Turner, moderated by David Wallace.

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

"Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival;

"District 9" by Neill Blomkamp;

"Elia Suleiman" by Elia Souleiman (AKA "Le temps qu'il reste" (Fr)), nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The reviews should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movies.
The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

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