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LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue "Writers and the Business of Writing" DEADLINE 11/16/09

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:30pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes critical essays which interpret texts from an engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which provide original, close readings of texts. Because LIT addresses a general literate audience, we encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical jargon. We do not restrict the journal's scope to specific periods, genres, or critical paradigms. Submissions must use MLA citation style. Please send essays in triplicate (if outside the US or Canada, one copy will do), along with a 100 word abstract, to Regina Barreca, Editor, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, University of Connecticut, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4025, Storrs, CT 06269-4025, USA.

[UPDATE] IALJS-5: Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects (Roehamtpon University, London, UK, 20-22 May 2010)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 9:45am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

"Literary Journalism: Perspectives and Prospects"
The Fifth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies

Roehampton University
School of Arts
Centre for Research in Creative and Professional Writing (ReWrite) London, U.K.

20-22 May 2010

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 20-22 May 2010. The conference will be held at the School of Arts at Roehampton University in London, U.K.

Call For Publication - Review of the movie "District 9" by Neill Blomkamp

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 8:09am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the New Zealand-South African movie " District 9" by Neill Blomkamp.

The review should particularly address the postcolonial dimension of the movie. 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.

Please contact dr. Filippo Del Lucchese for proposals (f.dellucchese@gmail.com)

Jura Gentium Cinema

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

Literature and the Healing Arts (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:19pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Literature and the Healing Arts 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 Literature and the Healing Arts for our 41st annual conference.

Post/colonial Film: Imaging Identity, Culture and Resistance

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 3:15pm
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower/ American Comparative Literature Association

This proposed seminar for the American Comparative Literature Association meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana (US) on April 1-4, 2010, seeks to further interdisciplinary and cross-cultural discussion of film in colonial and postcolonial cultures. The session organizer is especially interested in essays that explore film from a cultural studies perspective, examining how cinema interacts with (as well as reflects) culture. Especially welcome are cross-cultural comparisons and studies that read more than one film in order to understand a larger trend or movement and analyze how this particular medium—which developed alongside colonization and decolonization—participated in those processes.

Individual and Collective Memory in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Literature (NeMLA; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 3:07pm
Shari Evans / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

This panel seeks papers that investigate the ways contemporary multi-ethnic writers negotiate multiple sites of memory, relating any literary genre to current theories of memory, nostalgia, commemoration, memorialization, cultural memory or trauma studies. Papers that deal with contemporary American multiethnic literatures of any genre are welcome. Papers that problematize or extend theories by considering the relationship of particular works of literature or ethnic literatures to memory are particularly welcome.

c pracsis International Theatre Conference Jan 15-16, 2010

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 2:56pm

c pracsis International Theatre Conference on
"Body, Space and Technology in Performance" Jan 15-16, 2010
Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Last date of submission of abstracts: Ocotber 1

Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, March 5-6, 2010, Tacoma, WA

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 1:53pm
Medieval Association of the Pacific

Call For Papers for the 2010 Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference
The annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held 5-6 March 2010, in Tacoma, hosted by the University of Puget Sound.

Native American/Indigenous FIlm Special PostScript Issue

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:59am
M. Elise Marubbio/ PostScript

Call for Papers:

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Native American/Indigenous film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from scholars and academics as well as others, such as filmmakers, archivists and librarians, curators, teachers and the like.

American Indian/Indigenous FIlm

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:52am
Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Meeting

Call for Papers: American Indian/Indigenous Film Area

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM

February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 WS/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown (see hotel information below)

Publishing and Professional Development

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:42am
Letizia Guglielmo

We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share: