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[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:26am
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Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Eliot Society Annual Conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:04am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The 33rd Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 28-30, 2012

Keynote speaker: Daniel Albright, Harvard University

1. CALL FOR PAPERS. The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual meeting in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be forwarded by June 15, 2012, to the President, David Chinitz, by email (dchinit@luc.edu).

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:09pm
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SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
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Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:56pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals. You now have until May 15 to submit to these sessions. Please use the online submissions system to propose a paper: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

Open sessions include:

Midwestern Culture Area (and Glee)- MPCA (Oct 12-14)

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:05pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012, at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

[UPDATE] Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy - Extended Deadline - May 15, 2012

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 5:26pm
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Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
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The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is now accepting submissions of articles, webtexts, or other digital formats that report and reflect on new uses of technology in teaching, learning, or research.

Work received by May 15, 2012 will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in our upcoming Fall 2012 issue.

In addition, we always welcome contributions to our rolling sections: Teaching FAILs (where you help others learn from your mistakes), Assignments, Book Reviews, and Tool Tips (reviews and advice on applying particular technologies).

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 3:26pm
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Society for Reformation Research
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Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

We invite 20 minute papers on the (long) Reformation across disciplines and cultures in three themed sessions.
Reformation I: Historical, Political, Personal Conflict and the Search for (Non) Conformity
Reformation II: Controversy and Interpetation in the Reformation
Reformation III Voice, Text, (Historical) Context in the Reformation.

Send 200 word abstracts by July 15, 2012 to Maureen Thum Ph.D., Program Chair, SRR at the Medieval Congress: mthum@umflint.edu

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico, University of Arizona Tucson [CFP 6/15/12; Sympsoium 10/5-6, 2012]

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 2:11pm
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Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
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Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to further explore how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent films have portrayed the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. We wish to cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest's and Mexico's cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in "hidden" and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers.

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Culture, MPCA Oct 12-14

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:20pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art

UPDATE: SAMLA Nov. 9-11 2012 Durham NC: The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:35am
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Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

Western Theory and Chinese Text: From Life Aesthetics to Environmental Aesthetics

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 5:15am
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Dai Xun/Department of Chinese, Southwest University, Chongqing, China, 400715
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Mike Featherstong's "the aestheticization of everyday life" spreads in China, and again arises the dispute of the legality of western theories in China, and in fact it is a puzzle that how to deal with the relationships between Western theory and Chinese text. The aestheticization of everyday life and consumerism are closely linked and is an international phenomenon and has enjoyed a long history. Li Yu's life aesthetics grows up in China. On the one hand, it has something in common with Featherstong's theory, and on the other, both are different. The former has much more contents than the latter.

The Differences of Thinking Mode between Chinese and Western Hermeneutics

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 3:45am
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Deng Xinhua/Department of Chinese, China Three Gorges University, Yi Chang, P. R. China, 44302
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There is an obvious binary opposition between subjectivity and objectivity in the thinking mode of western hermeneutics. If we think that writer's intention and reader's interpretation are same importance, and we will find that almost various western hermeneutics always centers on texts and interpreters. Hans-Georg Gadamer and Eric Donald Hirsch are the typical representatives of the theoretical tendencies. Yi-yi-ni-zhi(以意逆志)and Shi-wu-da-gu(诗无达诂)contain dialectical spirit which is basic principle of ancient Chinese hermeneutics. Yi-yi-ni-zhi means that reader infers writer's original intention from his own experiences, and Shi-wu-da-gu means the poem cannot be elucidated totally.

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

updated: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Shaw University
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Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

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