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CFP: Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 5:33pm
HEnry Schwarz/ Blackwell Publishers

Call For Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is soliciting contributions for 400 original entries ("headwords") on a wide range of topics relating to colonial/ postcolonial dynamics. Our coverage is global and ranges historically from cultures of contact (1492) through European colonization and imperialism to the present, with emphasis on movements of decolonization post WWII. With regional editors on three continents we ensure a wide geographical representation.

Teaching African Literature Roundtable, SAMLA conference Nov. 9-11, North Carolina

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:48pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State Univeristy

TEACHING AFRICAN LITERATURE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
This panel discussion will invite faculty members who have taught full courses in African literature to share ideas about book lists, pedagogical approaches, classroom activities, and supplemental materials (i.e., art, film, documentaries, digital sources, etc.). Panelists will also discuss how a course in African literature can be positioned within an English curriculum and within regional studies across the university. By June 30, 2012, please submit abstracts to Renee Schatteman, Georgia State University, at schatteman@gsu.edu.

Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:06am
Samira Abdur-Rahman

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel seeks papers that explore the engagement with education and race in American literature. How do educational spaces act as sites of racial construction? How has literature engaged with events central to the history of American education? Papers that speak to the intersections between representations of education and racial subjection, segregation, the law, citizenship and/or immigration are welcome. Please send your 300-500 word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Samira Abdur-Rahman at sabdurrah@gmail.com.

CFP: Journal Sesión no numerada (Film, Philosophy and Literature) 30th October

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 2:40am
Sesión no numerada: Revista de letras y ficción audiovisual

http://www.ucm.es/info/sesionnonumerada

Sesión no numerada is a scientific journal that publishes original articles whose subject is part of the editorial of the journal: Studies linking film and television series with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, reviews of books relevant to the field of audiovisual fiction and reviews of films released in the year preceding the publication of each issue. The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the year in January. The publication languages are Spanish and English.

Allegory and Modernity (RSA April 2013; abstracts by June 11, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:27pm
Jason Crawford / Renaissance Society of America

There are good reasons for thinking of allegory as a peculiarly medieval form. For all their ancient antecedents, the practices of allegorical reading and allegorical writing do not fully emerge until the early centuries of the Christian era. And these practices, at their height, derive much of their strength from the institutions and intellectual formations of the medieval church: its sacramental economy, its logocentric creation theology, its cult of saints, its iconography of the body, its eschatological interpretations of history.

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
University of South Dakota

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.

Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.

sesionnonumerada@filos.ucm.es

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:51pm
Grupo de Investigación Teoría y Retórica de la Ficción Universidad Complutense de Madrid

SESIÓN NO NUMERADA REVIEW of humanities and fiction audioviosual (ISSN 2173-5123) is a scientific journal that publishes original and unpublished quality whose subject is registered in the magazine's editorial line: studies linking movies and series TV with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history ...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, book reviews of interest to the field of audiovisual fiction and movie reviews, both published references or released in the year prior to the publication of each issue.
The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the current year in January. The publication languages are spanish and English.

Abstracts by 9/30 for NeMLA (3/21-24, 2013) roundtable on ideas for a national Big Read

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:12pm
Ben Railton

For those of us who care about making American literature more public, more connected to all Americans and their experiences, identities, and perspectives, the NEA's Big Read program represents a great model for such efforts. Since its pilot project in 2006, The Big Read has brought a number of great, complex, vital works of American literature to local communities and schools, getting lots of Americans reading and engaging with those works in the process. Yet the program is explicitly local, with different communities reading different books—there are both practical and philosophical arguments in support of that local element, but it does leave room for a more genuinely shared, national engagement with American literature.

Science Fiction & Food Politics, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:52pm
NeMLA

When it comes to food production and consumption, science fiction offers us contrasting visions of hope and horror. Sometimes, works in this genre paint utopian pictures of consumer choice and convenience; other times, the future of food looks quite bleak, with today's troubling trends (ex: Genetically Modified Organisms) extrapolated to worst-case scenarios. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract pertaining to the intersecting questions of science fiction (literature, television, and/or film) and food politics to Sean Murray, St. John's University, murrays@stjohns.edu.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Special Issue on "The B Film" for The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:37pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. The Projector is seeking research-based essays for a special double issue on the B feature or "low-budget" film, studio-produced or independently financed, in any genre or country of origin. A range of possible topics or approaches appears below. This proposed special issue will comprise our Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 issues.

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