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Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2010)

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 11:43pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assocaition and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations (Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr. 20-23, 2011)

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) and a short resume (e-mail preferred) by the registration deadline (December 15, 2011) to

Dr. Melinda McBee, Area Chair
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative Panel
SW/TX PCA/ACA
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)
mcbee58@verizon.net

[UPDATE] CFP: Teaching Food and Foodways in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture, December 1, 2010

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 6:15pm
Eileen Chia-Ching Fung/Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies (AALDP)

Call for Paper:

Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies (AALDP)
Special Issue on "Teaching Food and Foodways in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture"
Special Issue Guest Editor, Eileen Chia-Ching Fung
Submission Deadline Extended: December 1, 2010

"Posthumanisms and Animality"

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 5:21pm
ASLE Biennial Conference: "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global."

Call for Papers on "Posthumanisms and Animality" for the Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference: "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global." Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 22-26, 2011.

Please send a 300-word abstract for an 8 minute presentation in a "paper jam" style panel session (six or seven papers in total) and a one-page cv to Helena Feder (federh@ecu.edu) and Sarah McFarland (mcfarlands@nsula.edu) by November 1.

Papers on the following topics are particularly welcome:

Idea/problems of posthumanism(s) in an age of technocorporate culture

Posthumanism at work with particular animal kin or kind

Genealogies: Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 1:01pm
Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender

The Executive Committee of the Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 3-5, 2011. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history. Papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

[UPDATE] "Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, NJ: Abstracts by 30 Sept.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:28pm
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about? While ecocriticism has become an increasingly popular field of inquiry, its positionality remains an issue for negotiation. From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which continues to influence mass eco-activisms, to the anti-GMO groups that shape discussions of bioethics, ecocriticism remains in dialogue with practical approaches in what Lawrence Buell has termed a "spirit of commitment to environmentalist praxis" (The Environmental Imagination, 1995). Moreover, current ecocritical scholarship underscores a general distrust of the romanticizing rhetoric of early ecocriticism.

The Contemporary Times: A Public Intellectual Review NEW [Ongoing deadline]

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:22pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Contemporary Times: A Public Intellectual Review (http://www.thecontemporarytimes.com) is BRAND NEW a grassroots online publication with no financial aims (i.e., The Contemporary Times has zero gross income). Its sole purpose is to provide an outlet for the exchange of meaningful, insightful, well-researched, and respectful dialogue among intellectuals (broadly conceived) concerning key intellectual debates and how these debates can be applied to ensuring the American democratic ideals of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This publication is not intended only for academics and researchers and is, therefore, written in clear, jargon-free language.

The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife, Thursday, May 5th 2011 – Saturday, May 7th 2011

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 9:50am
Robert Bradley Holden / Yale University

I would like to present in Dr. Vivienne Westbrook's seminar, "Translating the Bible and the Long Reformation," a paper on the way in which Christian theology affected the translation of the Hebrew Bible. I will look closely at particular passages in the HB (examining when necessary their rendering in the Septuagint and Vulgate), and their translation in the the KJV. For example, in Genesis 1:2, the "ruach elohim" becomes in English "the Spirit of God" - trinitarian language - even though "ruach" can also mean "wind" or "breath." The Greek Septuagint - a Jewish translation - uses "pneuma," which is equally broad in its semantic categories, but Jerome opts for "spiritus" in the Vulgate.

[UPDATED] The American Tapestry -- Multicultural Influences in Late American Literature / submission deadline: January 30, 2011

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 9:07am
University of Houston Graduate Student Conference

The University of Houston is known as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the United States. With that in mind, the graduate English department is currently seeking submissions about the impact of America's cultural, religious, gender, economic, and racial diversity on American literature post WWII - present. We welcome abstracts from experienced academics, undergraduate, and graduate students in all areas of study, including but not limited to: literature, languages, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, cultural, film, theater, comparative, gender, religion, and interdisciplinary studies.

This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Donahoo of Sam Houston State University.

INDIAN POETS IN ENGLISH: A collection of papers and articles

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:37am
Dr.Zinia Mitra

CALL FOR PAPERS

A renowned Delhi based publisher (ISBN) invites research articles on Indian poets in English. This anthology of collected essays by scholars and researchers on Indian poetry in English attempts an interesting glimpse into the oeuvre of several generations of Indian poets.

Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/researchers/writers for this anthology tentatively titled Plural Voices : Critical essays on Indian Poets in English.