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The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women's Literature

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 1:54pm
Tahneer Oksman

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 7:40am
Eric Hoffman

Deadline for abstracts: 31 AUGUST 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or approaches to Dave Sim's comic book Cerebus, both a scholarly and popular, though coherent, companion (and introduction) to the series.

Any subject matter is welcome, so long as it pertains to Dave Sim and/or Cerebus.

Some recommendations of subjects that in which I am most interested:

Discussion of 1970's comics scene in which Sim first started to contribute together with a discussion of the various influences on Cerebus (Howard the Duck, Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja)

Cerebus as satire of the comics medium (The Roach, "reads," etc)

CFP-Media and Senior Citizens Panel-SCMS New Orleans-Mar. 10-13-Deadline Aug 10

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 4:36pm
Nancy McVittie

In keeping with this year's conference theme of "Media Citizenship," this panel aims to consider the relationship between media and cultural notions of what it means to be a senior citizen. This panel seeks to address the particular relationship between aging and the media, be this in terms of aging audiences or older demographics, aging media producers, aging stars, or representations of aging in film, television or new media.

This is a broad call for presentations that examine this important but underrepresented topic.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract along with 3-5 bibliographic sources by August 10 to nanmcv@umich.edu.

Explorations of Evil in Popular Music, October 15, 2010

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 12:18pm
Mark S. Graybill and Daniel Robinson

We seek 500-word proposals for essays to appear in a book collection tentatively entitled "Up Jumped the Devil: Explorations of Evil in Popular Music." The project will be a collaborative study of the aesthetic, ethical, and philosophical dimensions of popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century, including such genres as blues, folk, country, rock, and rap, and focusing especially on the way popular music engages such issues as evil, violence, God, Satan, existentialism, terrorism, sensibility, and others.

[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:42am
British Women Writers Association

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year's conference is "Curiosities." We encourage submissions that consider how the concept of curiosity—in its dual meaning of intellectual pursuit and particular material objects—influenced the lives and work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, and continues to drive our scholarship today.

Film & History

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 6:54am
Tobias Hochscherf / University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany

Call for Papers: Film & History
Final-round Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 15 December 2010

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations' Joint Conference
San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

Postcolonialism, Economies, Crises: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 7-8 July 2011

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 5:28am
2nd biennial conference of the Postcolonial Studies Association. University of Birmingham, UK.

At a time when the current global financial crisis is prompting profound reassessments of economic models, practices and transnational relationships, how can postcolonial studies inform our understanding of relations between local cultures and global capital? This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the relationships between postcolonialism and economic structures, historicising crisis as well as engaging with contemporary concerns. How might we situate present economic relations within longer (post)colonial histories of capitalism, deprivation, debt and dependency? How do moments of crisis interrelate with ongoing economic struggles outside the west?

Panel on Religion and Environmentalism in Literature - ASLE 2011 (6/21-6/26)

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:20pm
Andrew Hatcher / Indiana University

Thomas R. Dunlap provocatively argues, in his book Faith in Nature, that environmentalism can be interpreted "as an expression of the human impulse toward religion," defining religion, with William James, as the "belief that there is an unseen order, and that our supreme good lies in harmoniously adjusting ourselves thereto" (4-5). In a similar fashion, Lawrence Buell suggests, in an essay for the collection There Before Us (ed. Roger Lundin), that, "however much religion is repressed or theorized out of existence by western intellectual discourse, its resources will still be needed and called upon not just to dramatize but also to conceptualize humankind's relation to the nonhuman" (235).

[UPDATE] 2010 MCRS Graduate Conference, Oct. 2 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 3:15pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies; University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors, Administrators, and Grad Students:

Following is an announcement for the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

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