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[UPDATE] SW TX PCA Conference

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 5:44pm
SW TX Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 5:29pm
Linda Tucker/SW TX PCA Conference

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Empire and Intercultural Encounter in Eighteenth-Century British America, (ASECS, 3/18-21 2010)

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 1:29pm
Kelly Wisecup/University of North Texas

During the eighteenth-century, British Americans celebrated commodities from tobacco to sugar cane in georgic poems, displayed their cosmopolitan sensibility in narratives of inter-colonial travel, and defended colonial culture against metropolitan accusations of degeneration in natural histories. While these literatures facilitated transatlantic exchanges with Europeans in the metropolis, they also included accounts of intercultural encounters among colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Recent scholarship has examined how colonists' transatlantic literary and commercial exchanges allowed them contribute to various metropolitan literary and philosophical discourses, from the literatures of empire to natural historical philosophies.

A Zombie Anthology

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:52am
University of Florida

We are soliciting abstracts (250 - 500 words) for "Discourses of the Living Dead: The Proliferation of Zombie as Metaphor," an edited volume that we will seek to publish in 2010.

[UPDATE Deadline Extended: Sept. 15, 2009] The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2010)

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:33am
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

Baz Luhrmann: Myths, Music and Movies. Edited Collection.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 12:51am
Dr. D. Bruno Starrs/Queensland University of Technology

Baz Luhrmann ("Strictly Ballroom", "Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge!" and "Australia") has an ouevre ripe for examination, as it includes opera, songwriting and film-making. The editor of the proposed collection is Dr. D. Bruno Starrs ("I woke Up Feeling Thailand", "Dutch Tilt, Aussie Auteur: The Films of Rolf de Heer") and submissions will be received until the release of Luhrmann's next film, his adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" (date as yet unknown). Immediate expressions of interest, however, are encouraged.

CFP for the Anime/Manga Area of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assn. 2010 Conference

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 5:56pm

Call for Papers: Anime & Manga Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010
The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown at 300 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. 505-842-1234.
More information can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Delineating the Contemporary in American Literature: A Roundtable--2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:48am
Andrew Schopp/Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable discussion invites analyses that strive to map out, the aesthetic, socio-political, and/or pedagogical parameters of Contemporary American Literature. A decade into the 21st century, does "post-1945" or "post-war" literature still function as a productive category? Have we moved beyond the postmodern? Should multicultural literature still be primarily the province of what we call contemporary? Theoretical investigations are welcome, as are those that examine more practical contingencies (e.g., syllabi construction, anthology development, etc.). 300 word abstracts by Sept. 30, 2009 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

American Drama as Political Discourse: 2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that investigate American drama as a vehicle for socio-political discourse. In addition to analyses that consider specific dramatic texts, we would also encourage those that examine aspects of performance, staging, or the status of drama as a political discourse in the academy. We welcome papers examining American drama from any historical period. 300 word abstracts or full papers by Sept. 30 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Queer Transformations: From Page to Screen (and Back) (NeMLA 2010)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:58pm
Elizabeth McClure

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Much has been written on how queer characters in novels are "straightened" in mainstream television and film adaptations. This panel seeks to investigate the opposite practice: the queering of straight or coded characters in the process of adaptation from written text to film, television, or fan fiction.

Philosophy as Critical Theory: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 5:25pm
Daniel White

In The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Dialektik der Aufklärung, 1944) Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno invoked the voyage of Odysseus—especially his encounter with the Sirens—as a sustained metaphor for the emergence of the "subject" of knowledge, judgment, and discourse out of the mythic substratum of Homeric poetry. The authors understood Odysseus to be an emblem of the modern bourgeois individual, comparable to the Socratic "self" derided by Friedrich Nietzsche and designated by Max Weber as the calculating ratiocinator who gave us "progress" in its various forms: capitalist, socialist, technocratic, and utilitarian. The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School which the authors founded was designed to provide a groundbreaking position.

new CFP: "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:46pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" at CEA 2010

Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes
proposals for presentations on "Thomas Merton: Voice of the Poet and the Prophet" for our 41st annual conference.