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Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 9:03pm
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Janna Jones, Mark Neumann/Hidden Cinema Symposium

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico
February 26th, 2011
University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography

Identité nationale dans le roman francophone contemporain

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 6:25pm
Nadra HEBOUCHE - NeMLA 2011

NEMLA 2011
42nd Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Held in New Brunswick, New Jersey – April 7-10, 2011
Date limite: 30 septembre 2010

Call for papers:
Identité nationale dans le roman francophone contemporain

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 5:11pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

The Medicalization of Sex

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 3:42pm
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University,

The Medicalization of Sex is a complex and fascinating phenomenon with historical roots in nineteenth century sexology. As a contemporary phenomenon, it occurs at the intersection of technology, culture, gender, medicine, sexuality, global capitalism, and rapid social change.

[Update] Kalamazoo CFP: "The Aristocracy and the Medieval Hunt" (9/15/10; 5/12/11)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 3:42pm
Seigneurie: Group for the Study of the Nobility, Lordship, and Chivalry

CFP: "The Aristocracy and the Medieval Hunt"

Sponsored by Seigneurie: Group for the Study of Nobility, Lordship, and Chivalry

46th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 12-15, 2011
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

[UPDATE] Questioning Hybridity-Discourse: Colonial Métissage, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 3:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

April 7-10, 2011

This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at acherayou@sympatico.ca by September 30, 2010.

Civil war--Global Conflict

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 2:53pm
Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston

Civil War—Global Conflict
March 3 – 5, 2011

In 2011, the United States will observe the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. To mark this important anniversary the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World at the College of Charleston will host an international conference considering the war as an event of global significance. Examining the causes, passage, and consequences of the war in an international context promises to break from the divisive and narrow focus on the war as a sectional conflict fought in an America whose existence is seen as entirely separate from the rest of the world. The conference will therefore examine:

The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In 1919, several New York wits 'roasted' drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel. They enjoyed the afternoon so much that they met again as the Algonquin Round Table for the next ten years. This panel will consider the wit and artistry of the Algonquin Round Table. Panelists are invited to submit papers addressing the group or any members: Adams, Benchley, Broun, Connelly, Kaufman, Parker, Ross, Sherwood, Toohey, Woollcott. Our goal: remove some dust from this exciting 20th-century group.

Kalamazoo 2011: Raising the Dead in the Middle Ages

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:08pm
Frank Napolitano

This session invites papers that explore the existential and epistemological questions surrounding human mortality, and assurances over the power of death presented in medieval literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. More specifically, the session hopes to explore how miracles force readers, viewers, and audiences to examine the relationship between the received wisdoms of religion, philosophy, and mythology concerning the end of life, and the ever-present realities of death and decay in human existence. The session welcomes scholars examining the relationship between miracles and mortality from various historical, literary, religious, or philosophical perspectives.

ICFA: CYA Division; Proposals Due Oct 31

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:50pm
International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts: Children's and Young Adult Literature & Arts Division

The 32nd Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Theme: The Fantastic Ridiculous

Division of Children's and Young Adult
Literature and Art

Guest of Honor: Connie Willis
Guest of Honor: Terry Bisson
Guest Scholar: Andrea Hairston
Special Guest Emeritis: Brian Aldiss

The 2011 ICFA welcomes paper proposals on all areas of the fantastic (including high fantasy, allegory, science fiction, horror, folk tales and other traditional literatures, magical realism, the supernatural, and the gothic) in all media (novels, short stories, drama, television, comic books, film, and others).

American Indian/Indigenous Film

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:48pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is looking for panels, papers, screenings of Indigenous films + discussion, and workshops on topics related to American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous film. We welcome proposals from all disciplines that examine, utilize, promote, or teach Native/Indigenous film and media are welcome. The American Indian/Indigenous Film Area is particularly interested in bringing together Native filmmakers and Native/non-Native academics to talk about the burgeoning field of Indigenous Film.

SECOND CALL: 20th Century Sentimentalism, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:14pm
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century. Papers are encouraged that consider the ways 19th century conceptions of sentimentalism and the Culture of Sentiment have been transformed in the 20th century. Through lessons in "feeling right," the 19th century sentimental novel often upheld white patriarchal power by teaching women to maintain familial relationships, sexual purity, religious piety, and strict rules of social decorum. Yet these novels also subverted existing power structures by arguing for women's individual legitimacy and placing them, and the domestic realm, at the center of the new social order they promoted.

"A call to action" Mr. Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 10:46am
Gabriela Bonofiglio

When the Committee awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize it said that "Only very rarely has person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future". And unlike his predecessors Obama was elected not for substantive accomplishments, but for his "vision" and inspiring hope at the beginning of his presidency.