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Hamlin Garland Panel at ALA, 2010

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:38pm
Roark Mulligan/Hamlin Garland Society

Call for Papers
American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA. May 27-30, 2010

The Hamlin Garland Society will sponsor one session at the American Literature Association's 21st Annual Conference.

Papers on all aspects of Garland's writing and related topics are welcome.

Please submit proposals or papers via e-mail before 10 January 2010, to the program chair:

Roark Mulligan
Hamlin Garland Society
105 N Sulgrave Ct
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.


Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta


WEBSITE: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

Papers on Automoblie Culture - PCA/ACA 2010 National Meeting - March 31 -April 3 - St. Louis, Mo.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:52am
Tom Patterson/Shepherd University

The automobile has had an immense influence upon our lives in innumerable ways. This area seeks to examine the role of automobility in American society. The affinity of the automobile has been reflected in our music, art, sport, and in the construction of our identity. This section of the PCA/ACA seeks to provide an understanding of this influence within the social and historical context of our collective cultural lives.
Submission requirements are as follows:
Title with author's name and institutional
affiliation (if applicable)
Abstract only (recommended) or full paper
Number of words required for either (usually 100 –
250 words for abstract).

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

21: Online journal of contemporary and innovative fiction

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 8:41am
Edge Hill University

Submissions, critical and/or creative are invited for publication in 21, a peer-reviewed, online critical journal exploring contemporary and innovative fiction. We are interested in cutting edge fiction from the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, whether in the short story, the novel or hybrid forms; in print or hypertext. This includes all literature written in English or published as translation.
Details at http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/english/21

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies" 2011 MLA Conference (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:02pm
Children's Literature Area, Modern Language Association

"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies." Reports of theory's death have been widespread and perhaps exaggerated. Many children's literature scholars, such as Perry Nodelman, have recently discussed both the anxieties surrounding theory and the usefulness of theory in the practice of children's literature scholarship. Please send abstracts exploring the current "ends"—state or uses—of theory in children's literature studies by March 15, 2010 to Craig Svonkin (csvonkin@mscd.edu).

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 25-27, 2010

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:56pm
American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Given the recent publication of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published in the United States by Norton as The Literature of Australia: An Anthology) and The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, papers addressing the theme "A New Moment in Australian Studies" are particularly welcome.

Sights & Sounds: Interrogating the Music Documentary (June 4-5, 2010)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 5:14pm
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Sights & Sounds

Interrogating the Music Documentary

University of Salford

June 4-5, 2010

In the fall of 1894, W. K.L. Dickson assisted Thomas Edison in his experimentation with sound film. He shot a sequence in which one man plays a violin before the recording phonograph horn while two others dance. Might this be the first music documentary?

NIetzschean Thinking: Beyond the Two Cultures (ISSEI 2010)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 5:05pm
International Society for the Study of European Ideas

Papers are sought for a workshop on "Nietzschean Thinking" as part of the 12th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Ankara Turkey, Aug. 2-6, 2010. The topic of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction." Workshops are four hourslong and consist of eight to ten papers.