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[UPDATE] Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012 Deadline for proposals extended to May 31, 2012.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:48am
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University of South Alabama / Department of English

Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama's Department of English and held at its Baldwin County campus, which is set in the heart of the quaint artist community of Fairhope, overlooking scenic Mobile Bay. As conference organizers, we envision a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing, whether these are conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms.

[UPDATE]: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 8:36am
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Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
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Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 3:25am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

Edited Collection: Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy [Proposals Due July 31, 2012]

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth McNeil and James Wermers / Arizona State University
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS
We invite contributions to our proposed volume, Queer Landscapes: Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy . For two decades, queer theory has provided a flexible methodology for engaging the world. This broad theoretical approach is slowly working to dissolve dialectical boundaries erected to contain rigid distinctions separating disciplines within the academy, and the academy itself from the world beyond. In doing so, queer theory has opened up new landscapes in diverse fields in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, pushing us to reconsider the ways in which we organize and navigate knowledge.

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS: HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 5:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Unites States (MELUS)

Call for Proposals for a Panel on

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS:
HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR

MELUS 2013
March 14-17, 2013
Downtown Pittsburgh

Deadline: October 20, 2012

Panel co-organizers: Eric Gary Anderson and Cassel Busse .

Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth century in Latin America

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:50pm
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NeMLA 2013

For many years critical thought around the nineteenth century in Latin America has been focused on the relationship between post-independence literary production and the consolidation of the so called nation-state. Nevertheless, as we approach a time in which the notion of "national borders" is put into question and a thought of the post-national emerges, a reevaluation of this critical approach seems to be necessary. In this sense, this panel seeks to explore alternative nineteenth century narratives that speak to the current political, cultural and socio-economic context.

Call for Paper or Publish your Reasearch Paper in IJARCET(June-2012)

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:47pm
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nternational Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology (IJARCET) invites you to submit your research paper for publishing in Volume 1, Issue 4 (June 2012).
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Dear Author/Researcher,
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology (IJARCET) invites you to submit your research paper for publishing in Volume 1, Issue 4 (June 2012).
Scope & Topics

International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJARCSEE) invites you to submit your

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:40pm
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International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJARCSEE) invites you to submit your research paper for publishing in Volume 1, Issue 4 (June 2012) (ISSN: 2277 – 9043)
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CALL FOR PAPERS VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4
About IJARCSEE
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJARCSEE) is a scholarly online, open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, monthly, and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in computer science, Electronics & Communication Engineering and relevant fields. It is an international scientific journal that aims to contribute to the constant scientific research and training, so as to promote research in the field of computer science and Electronics & Communication Engineering.

The Age of Outrage 19-20 october 2012

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:10pm
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SEAC
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The annual Conference of the SEAC, the French Society of Contemporary British Literature, will be held at the University of Valenciennes, France, on October 18 and 19, and will focus on "the age of outrage".
'Outrage' is a feeling of anger that has given birth to rebellions on all continents over the past years. It is an invitation to examine the rebellious forces at work in 20th and 21st century British literature.

Call for Submissions - STUDIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:16am
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Studies in American Culture [journal]
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Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Engendering the Victorian Female Poet

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 9:11am
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Sophie Lavin
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There has been a historic tide of scholarship arguing the merits of Victorian poetry written by women. From Aurora Leigh to "Goblin Market," nineteenth-century female poets created a canon of verse that questioned gender categories and troubled the status quo. While scholars from Oliphant to W.M. Rossetti added valuable interpretations that legitimized the genre, contemporary critics such as Armstrong, Tucker, and Prins have used modern lenses to probe the subtleties inherent in the work of a "poetess." This roundtable will discuss the ways gender is mapped onto and inherent in nineteenth-century female poetics.

Nineteenth-Century Eco-poetics, 2013 NeMLA, March 21-24, Boston, MA

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Lavin
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How does nature operate in nineteenth-century poetry? From Arnold's "Scholar-Gypsy" to Leopardi's "La Ginestra," nineteenth-century poets privileged the nature motif in their verse. While literary critics have queried these poetic projects by focusing on Empire, religion, gender, and form, few scholars have explored eco-critical approaches to this global canon. This panel will consider poems where science interrogates landscape, faith interacts with nature, and industrialization pocks the pastoral. We will begin by exploring how the systematic and organized study of nature—and the advent of the natural sciences—impacted verse forms.

Call for papers for an edited volume "Women`s rights in the XXI century"

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Schultz

Call for papers for an edited volume "Women`s rights in the XXI
century"
Deadline for abstract submissions: June 5, 2012.
Deadline for final chapters: July 15, 2012.

Each chapter should combine theoretical considerations & practical
problems affecting women.

We welcome chapters devoted to the following topics (but not limited
to):

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies (9/30/2012; NeMLA 3/21-24/2013, Boston, MA)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies
44th Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, MA

The Elegiac Mode: Contemporary Transformations in Elegy Studies

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