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

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:05pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

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
Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

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
Society for Reformation Research

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
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium

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
Midwest Popular Culture Association

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
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association

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
Dai Xun/Department of Chinese, Southwest University, Chongqing, China, 400715

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
Deng Xinhua/Department of Chinese, China Three Gorges University, Yi Chang, P. R. China, 44302

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

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:43am
Shaw University

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.

Atenea - Humanities & Social Sciences 8/8/2012

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:09pm
Revista Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be
considered for publication in the next open topic issue
issue (December 2012).
Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 4:57pm
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association

REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

The rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Age and Aging Studies opens onto gerontology, sociology, bioethics, anthropology, and a wide range of approaches springing from the humanities and arts, especially in Europe. However, as reflected at the recent European Network in Age Studies (ENAS) conference, the theatrical representation of Age and Aging has just begun to emerge as a major subject of critical inquiry.

"Infamous Form" (EC/ASECS 11/1-11/3, Baltimore)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 2:50pm
East Central/ American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it's nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long." Prompted by renewed attention to these oddities, this panel seeks papers that theorize the experimental novel of eighteenth-century Britain. Must the experimental novel be defined against the emergent realist novel? What texts might comprise the experimental canon? What contemporary discourses (scientific? philosophical? commercial? political?) might help us to understand these forms? (Papers that reject the term "experimental novel" with disgust also welcome!)

"The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies"

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 1:28pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Phallogocentric discourse minimazes imagination, fabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but Fantasy is powerful, liberating and therefore dangerous to those who fear change. The porpouse of this session is to rescue Fantasy and confront the legalistic yoke of Reason. Papers in English and Spanish are welcome. Send submissions to mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu. Deadline August 30, 2012
SAMLA 2012, Location Duraham, NC

CFP: Academic Mystery (Deadline: 6/6/12)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 1:30am
Collection

We seek proposals for a collection of critical essays on the academic mystery (e.g., campus mystery, college mystery, university mystery, Oxford mystery—though we are also interested in exploring the definition of the genre itself through intersections with literary suspense, bibliomystery, etc.)

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