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World Picture Journal Annual Conference - "Action" - CfP Deadline Approaching (30th June)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 7:01am
World Picture Journal

World Picture Journal Annual Conference
University of Sussex, Brighton
2-3 November 2012

Theme: Action

Keynote speakers:
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary- Conference- Papers due by 30 October 2012

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5:52am
Roehampton University

Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary

Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 2012

The University of Roehampton, London

Invited speakers include: Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin); Peter Childs (Gloucestershire); Caroline Edwards (Lincoln); Sebastian Groes (Roehampton); M. Hunter Hayes (University of South Carolina, USA); Hugo Spiers (UCL); Philip Tew (Brunel)

En Route: Journeys of the Body and the Soul in Iberian and Latin American Literatures (abstract deadline June 30)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 2:16am
Spanish Graduate Students of the University of Chicago

From the pilgrimage of body and soul in Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora and the nautical textual voyage in Columbus' Diario de a Bordo, representations of the migrant in modern Iberian and Latin American literatures, trope of the "journey" has been essential in shaping literary discourse from the Middle Ages to the present. The word "journey" is understood here as a comprehensive that can encompass all kinds of travel – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – one place to another, near or far, whether it be by land, sea, air, or the imagination regardless of motives, means, and goals.

Looking for "The South" in the Eighteenth Century

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:39pm
Amanda Louise Johnson / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

This panel considers the category of ―the South‖ in the 1700s. During this period, Anglo-American societies such as those of Virginia and Maryland bore the stigma of the "extended Caribbean" complex, which stretched from Brazil to the Chesapeake and found its identity in a shared tropical climate, dependence upon plantation slavery, and stereotypes of creole excess. At the same time, these societies were part of a "New
Republic" stretching from Georgia to New England, and they had to align themselves with Whiggish Revolutionary rhetoric. Conflicting historical, political, and racial discourses on

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - 10/1/12

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:22pm
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org)

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

Philadelphia from the Vernacular to the Spectacular

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 3:19pm
The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes

The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) will hold its 44th annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 26-29, 2012. The meeting will be held in downtown Philadelphia at Loews
Hotel, housed in the historic 1932 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society
skyscraper.

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

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 1:10pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Call For Papers
"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE"
12-14 December 2012,
University of Valencia, Spain

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Essay Collection Re: Ray Bradbury

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 12:43pm
Gloria McMillan Univ. of Arizona

The Tucson Bradbury Chronicles: Mars _is_ The West

Edited by Gloria McMillan

Although this essay collection is keyed to the fact that Ray Bradbury spent a formative teen year in Tucson, Arizona, that impressed his young mind, largely shaping his metaphorical Mars, we are interested in broader issues and perspectves about Ray Bradbury as a bridge-builder and boundary-crosser.

He took up issues only now gaining something like a full airing. "I See You Never,"
(_The New Yorker_, Nov. 8, 1947) is perhaps the first story in an American literary magazine taking up the plight of undocumented Mexican workers in the US.

The status of rewriting in 20th –21st century art, film and literature in English - Limoges (France), November 22-23, 2012

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 9:01am
Nathalie Martinière, Estelle Epinoux - University of Limoges

EA 1087 Ehic (Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles) is pleased to announce the organisation of a conference entitled The status of rewriting in 20th –21st century art, film and literature in English : aesthetic choice or political act? to be held at the University of Limoges (France) on November 22-23, 2012.

New Perspective in Science Education

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:23am
Pixel

International Conference New Perspective in Science Education
The 2nd edition of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14 - 15 March 2013.
The objective of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspective in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

The Future of Education

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:19am
Pixel

International Conference The Future of Education
The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013.
The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.

[UPDATE] MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Pittsburgh, PA, 11/01/12-11/03/12 (Submissions Due 6/30/12)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 4:31pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- writing travel
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by *UPDATED DATE* June 30, 2012. Undergraduates and independent scholars are welcome; panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.

*Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas of MAPACA*

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