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UPDATE: Personal Journal (memoir, video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc), FEB 10-13, 2010

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
South West Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assoc's

THE PERSONAL JOURNAL(video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc) Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assocs.
31st Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2010 http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html, "Special Topics"

Proposals are being accepted for panels on pedagogy re: all forms and types of an overlooked genre, the Personal Journal (memoir, diary, video-journal, TV/Film self-confessionals /historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc), and its integral relationship with Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and other disciplines.

"Oil + Water: The Case of Southern California" (1/15, 4/9-10)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 6:41pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB

Call For Papers: "Oil + Water: The Case of Southern California"

As part of its "Oil + Water" series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara will be holding a two-day conference on "Oil + Water: The Case of Southern California" on April 9 and 10, 2010.

The End? Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, March 25-27, 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:52pm
Indiana University Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

Teaching Louisa May Alcott's Work

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:24pm
Louisa May Alcott Society

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 27-30, 2010

Life in Marvelous Times: Cultural Work in the Racial Present (Spring 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:05pm
The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington

'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010
The University of Washington, Seattle

Knowledge Crossing Borders: Opportunities and Challenges in Regional, Transnational and Global Collaboratives (March 8-12, 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:02pm
International Conference on Higher Education (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)

Join us in beautiful Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8-12, 2010. In increasingly globalized and technologically-driven societies, geographical and intellectual borders are being reconstructed and reconfigured. Central to these situations are political, economic, and sociocultural issues surrounding the production, dissemination, and ownership of knowledge. This international conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and global borders create challenges as well as transformative opportunities for cooperation, creativity, and innovation.

Teaching Literature and Culture

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:02pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is soliciting articles on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?

[UPDATE] Peace and War / Graduate Student Conference, U. of Illinois at Chicago / DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1/4/2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:01pm
University of Illinois at Chicago


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
The University of Illinois at Chicago, April 16, 2010

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE] Performances of Memory in the Arts (May 28-29, 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 10:49am
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands




MAY 28-29, 2010


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
BEN HIGHMORE, Reader in Media Studies, University of Sussex, UK
LISA SALTZMAN, Professor of Art History, Bryn Mawr College, USA

Battleground States Deadline Extended

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 9:17am
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.

Disney's Medievalisms

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 9:16am
Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida, and Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming

Call for Papers:
"Disney's Medievalisms"