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

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)

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

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

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.

Writing the World: Representation of the Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe - 13-14/11/09

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 2:20am
Medieval Studies, University of British Columbia

CFP: 38th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop, University of British Columbia [repost]

Vancouver, Canada, 13-14 November 2009

Writing the World: Representation of the

Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe


'What can we know of the world? What quantity of space can our eyes hope to take in between our birth and our death? How many square centimetres of Planet Earth will the soles of our feet have touched?' (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, p. 78).

CFP- "Johnny Got His Pen" submissions - 9/30/09

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 6:13pm
Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, CSULB

Johnny Got His Pen: Artists involvement in peace and war.

genre, the journal published by the Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics at Cal State Long Beach, are soliciting submissions for the journal's 40th volume. This volume will address how literature and the arts depict, incites, criticize, and mitigate political conflicts either throughout history or within contemporary societies. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle.

Sample Paper Topics:

[UPDATE] CFP American Studies Area 12/15/09 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 10-13, 2010

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:16pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Thanks to all who submitted during the first round call! We still have room for presentations in the American Studies area, final deadline December 15th, 2009.

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Smuggling Across the Archipelago, "Early American Borderlands" May 13-16, 2010

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 4:22pm
Dr. Gretchen Woertendyke/Society of Early Americanists/Early Ibero-Americanist Summit

*My apologies for cross-posting*

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the "Early American Borderlands" in St. Augustine, Fl, 13-16 May, 2010. 

"Smuggling Across the Archipelago"

Tolkien at Kalamazoo 9-15-2009

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 3:49pm
Tolkien at Kalamazoo (Robin Anne Reid)

Tolkien at Kalamazoo will host six paper sessions and roundtables in 2010.

Teaching Tolkien: A Roundtable. With the MLA Teaching Tolkien anthology in progress and the planned establishment of an online, peer-reviewed journal, on Teaching Tolkien resources, this roundtable remains a vital and important one to show how Tolkien's work is taught at all grade levels, in multiple disciplines and periods, and as the sole focus or part of a larger focus.

The Hobbit: A Roundtable. With the major publication by John Rateliff on the manuscript history and the upcoming film based on _The Hobbit_, this early novel can be the subject of a newly complex and analytical focus for both scholars and teachers.

Author of the New Century: T. A. Shippey and the Creation of the Next Canon 9-1-2009

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 3:44pm
Robin Anne Reid

"The dominant literary mode of the twentieth century has been the fantastic…. When the time comes to look back at the century, it seems very likely that future literary historians, detached from the squabbles of our present, will see as its most representative and distinctive works books like J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings...." –Tom Shippey, J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (2001)

This anthology will focus on the elements of Tolkien Studies that Professor Shippey originated and disseminated in his work over the last thirty years. 5000-7000 word essays are sought on topics including but not limited to:

Shippey's role in the field of Tolkien studies

Religion and Popular Culture

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 12:39pm
Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM

February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, NM
(a great place to be in February)

Deadline for proposals: Dec. 15, 2009; Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

The Southwest/Texas branch of the PCA/ACA announces a call for papers on popular culture and religion to be presented at its annual meeting in Albuquerque. Papers should be approximately 20-25 minutes long. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words. Days and times of sessions to be determined.

New Beginnings

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:31am
Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal for South Texas English Studies, a blind-peer-reviewed publication, is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition, which has been aptly themed "New Beginnings." The first edition will be published online on December 1, 2009. New beginnings occur when anything new is attempted, when one literary period changes to another, when an author pens a coming-of-age novel, when technology profoundly changes culture, when a new literary theory is debuted, when a new literary technique is attempted, when new theories emerge, and when communities are threatened by new challenges. As you can see, this is an open-ended theme. Papers not connected to the theme will be considered, but those that follow the theme have the best chance to be published.

Teaching Early American Literature - NeMLA 4/7-11 (abstracts by 9/15)

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 10:51am
John J. Kucich / NeMLA

The increasing availability of Native American texts written before 1900 has only deepened questions about how best teach them. Issues of authenticity, literariness, scholarly ethics and cultural sovereignty come to the fore in early Native American literatures. How do these issues play out in literature or composition courses? How do teachers connect these texts to contemporary issues facing native communities? Papers that explore a variety of pedagogical approaches to this topic are welcome. Please send 1-page abstracts by September 15, 2009, to John J. Kucich at jkucich@bridgew.edu.

Call for Papers, Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University (31 October 2009)

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 8:36am
Lyn Bennett, Dalhousie University

The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2010.

Compendium2 welcomes the submission of theoretical and practice-based essays intended for everyone engaged in the development of writing in post-secondary education. For the journal's third issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.

11th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2010: Salzburg, Austria)

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:27am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes: