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Rhetorics of Happiness

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:29am
Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics/Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power

CFP: RHETORICS OF HAPPINESS

Happiness is a concept, an ideal, whose metaphysical, philosophical, ethical, religious, psychological and perhaps even aesthetic dimensions have been assumed, if not explicitly explored, throughout human history.  It is implicit in most justifications of political, social and legal decision-making.  In America, it was one of the three fundamental bases  mentioned for the rejection of the status of the colonies.

Call for Proposals: Death and Representation, a One-Day Conference

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:19am
Department of English, University of Rochester

Death and Representation
Keynote Speaker: Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Author of "Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America," winner of the 2008 MLA Prize for a First Book
Conference Date: March 26, 2010
Please submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by November 15 via email to:
Jason Middleton, jmiddle2@mail.rochester.edu
Genevieve Guenther, vive@mail.rochester.edu

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:12am
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2010/2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:24pm
Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

Nebula 6.3 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nobleworld.biz . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009) with a manuscript deadine of November 5, 2009. The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.

NEBULA 6.3

Catherine Akca and Ali Gunes. "Male Myth-Making: The Origins of Feminism." 1-15

Steve Redhead. "Hooligan Writing and the Study of Football Fan Culture: Problems and Possibilities." 16-41

Kane X. Faucher. "Sphacelated Grammars (or: Language Likes to Hide)." 42-52

Constance Fenimore Woolson Panel at ALA, 27-30 May 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 9:49pm
Melanie K. Scriptunas / Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

Call for Papers

21st Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 27-30, 2010
San Francisco, CA

The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society welcomes papers on any aspect of Woolson and her contemporaries.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
-travel narratives
-the theme of nature
-Nineteenth-Century magazine culture
-comparative readings of Woolson's and any other contemporary author's work

Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Melanie Scriptunas at mscript@udel.edu. Deadline for submissions is 18 December.

[FINAL POSTING] CFP Fun and Games in Medieval France **April 7-11, 2010** Montreal, Canada

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association ("NeMLA") 2010 Convention

The title of the panel is FUN AND GAMES IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE. We are seeking to answer the following questions: Who had fun in medieval France? How? How was this fun later concretized and/or embellished in such media as the lyric poem, the lay, the romance, the historical chronicle, or the illumination? Two notes, please: (1.) divertissements related to courtly love or chivalric pursuits are specifically excluded, and (2.) papers in French or English are welcome.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to Paul Creamer, at pcreamer@po-box.esu.edu. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009.

[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:10pm
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University

Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:05am
Philological Association of the Carolinas

34th Annual PAC Conference The College of Charleston—Charleston, S.C. 11-13 March 2010

"Literature as Bridge"

Call for Papers and Panels
The Philological Association of the Carolinas
(PAC) www.pachome.org

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 6 November 2009 to:

American / British Topics
Dr. Blake Hobby bhobby@unca.edu
Assistant Professor of Literature and Language University of North Carolina at Asheville

Final Call from Rupkatha Journal for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:38am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Here is the final for critical writings and book reviews for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses.
* For submission of critical writings, please send:
Ø Completed article (3000-5000 words)
Ø Abstract (100-200 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV
* For submission of creative works, please send:
Ø Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Ø Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
Ø Abstract (100 words)
Ø 3 to 5 Keywords
Ø Brief CV

Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, 2/25/2010, NY [update]

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:37pm
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, February 25, 2010

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:32pm
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet.

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