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A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America Conference

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 7:37pm
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St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers
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The second Sport and Society in America Conference invites proposals for individual papers or complete sessions focused on sport in literature. Scholarly critical submissions should be guided by the Sport Literature Association's goal to "celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games and sport." All topics related to sport in literature are welcome, which includes essays on fiction, poetry, drama, film, and creative nonfiction. Of particular interest are papers that explore the following: gender and sexuality, class, race, disabilities in sport, traditional and nontraditional sports, and sport and culture. In addition, the conference will include sessions on original fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Book Prize Call for Submissions (17 March 2012)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
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Canadian Association for American Studies
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Robert K. Martin Book Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

The Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) would like to announce the call for submissions for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph in American Studies written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The postmark deadline for submission is 17 March 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website: http://american-studies.ca/

UPDATE: MLA 2013: "Re-visioning Concord/New Eng Transcendentalists in the 21st Century"

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue
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MLA 2013: "Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists"

We are interested in 10 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies) to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, Fuller, Hawthorne, et al.).

The Community College Humanities Association is an Affiliate member of the Modern Language Association, and this is our guaranteed session. While we encourage community college faculty to send proposals, all proposals are welcome.

Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts.

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012.

Purging Spectacles (MSA 14)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:58pm
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Modernist Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas (October 18-21, 2012)

As historians, philosophers, and literary critics have not failed to notice, the Soviet archival resources to which we have gained access over the past fifteen years concerning the Moscow Show trials and the purges throughout the U.S.S.R. in the 1930s will likely occupy an entire generation of scholars trying to make sense not only of the planning, implementation, and effects of the Great Terror but also of how it was that so many of those persecuted and killed confessed to the (in many cases) unbelievable charges levied against them.

John Cage Issue: The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:09pm
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Rand Brandes, Lenoir-Rhyne University; John Cheek, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012
Publication Date: Fall 2012

We are particularly interested in essays that focus on John Cage and his circle and sphere of influence. We are also seeking creative works composed and performed in the spirit of John Cage with accompanying statements that explain the Cage connection. Mixed-media works are encouraged. Send text, audio, video and still images.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which sponsors an annual conference along with the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto

Call for Paper on Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins
Abstracts Due Feb 28, 2012

22-24 July 2012
Toronto, Canada

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:54am
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Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

NeMLA 2013 Call for Panel & Session Proposals

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:40am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
44th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
Host: Tufts University

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

CFP ICR 2012 Special Session: "Political Catastrophes and Literature for Reform" (4/1/12)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:17am
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Catastrophes: The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism at Arizona State University, Tempe, November 8 – 11, 2012
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Papers that explore Romantic conceptions of the political function of literature in response to political catastrophes of the era.

The conference website: http://english.clas.asu.edu/icr2012

Proposals must be submitted by April 1st--any submitted proposals not included will be forwarded to the conference organizers for consideration in other panels.

250-500 word abstracts. Michael Demson (mtd@shsu.edu).

CFP MLA 2013 "Independent Publishing in the Romantic Era" (3/1/12)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:42am
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Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, Jan. 3-6, 2013
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Papers that explore self-publishing during the Romantic Era: inducements, advancements, and/or ramifications. Papers with a digital humanities component are encouraged. 250-500 word abstracts by 1 March 2012; Michael Demson.

Occupy the Academy: Reinterpreting and Reinventing our Role Within Academia April 13, 2012

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:15am
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Annual IUP EGO/GSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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The IUP English Graduate Organization welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, political science, history, and other related fields. Planned and organized by IUP Graduate Students, this year's conference seeks to examine the role that higher learning must play in an ever-changing and tumultuous political, economic, and cultural landscape. As Bill Readings says in The University in Ruins, "Teaching, we are told, is undervalued in favor of research, while research is less and less in touch with the demands of the real world, or with the comprehension of 'the common reader." Through this conference, we seek to take a step towards redefining the way through which we serve our public.

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:08am
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Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
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Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Conference's Organizing Committee seeks proposals for individual presentations and panels on aspects of Hispanic literatures and cultures related to the conference theme: Exiles, Migrations, and Movements.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be written in Spanish or English and should include author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to: machlunl2012@gmail.com.

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:54am
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Cineforum
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Cineforum is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published by the Department of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

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