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Dead Inside: The Walking Dead and the Problem of Meaning in the New Millennium. Essay Collection. Deadline: August 13, 2012

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:12am
Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University

In the early twenty-first century, zombies are everywhere—in film (Land of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Dead Snow, Rammbock, The Horde), fiction (Stephen King's Cell, Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Max Brooks' World War Z, John Ajvide Lindqvist's Handling the Undead), social movements (zombie walks and the Zombie Research Society ), classrooms (Zombie Studies) and even politics (Daniel Drezner's Theories of International Politics and Zombies). Undoubtedly one of the most sustained and complex representations of the modern zombie, though, is AMC's television series, The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman's series of comics.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, UK (6/16/12 - 6/17/12 -- 5/14/2012)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:57am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - UK

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FINAL CALL

Great Writing 2012
The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural center for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

Celebrity Couples Conference

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:39am
University of Southampton

Celebrity Couples Conference
The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Saturday, November 25, 2012

Mythic, Magical & Monstrous Women in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 4:22am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Mythic, Magical & Monstrous Women in Contemporary Women's Writing

A half day symposium at the University of Leicester, Wednesday 20th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Becky Munford

Journal of Literary Onomastics (Vol. 2)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:42pm
Journal of Literary Onomastics

Submissions are invited for the second volume of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, the only scholarly periodical devoted to the study of names in literature. Issues appear in print and online. All submissions should be prepared in Chicago or MLA style and sent as email attachments in MS Word to the editor (sjurasin@brockport.edu). Submissions deemed acceptable by the editor and 1-2 external referees will appear in Vol. 2 of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published in 2012. Submissions must be in English and may consider literature of any period in any language, though the expertise of the editor and Editorial Board should be borne in mind.

Postcolonial Literature at PAMLA, Seattle, OCT. 19-21, 2012 (CFP deadline Apr. 22)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Postcolonial Literature is a standing session of PAMLA, which will meet at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012. For information about the conference or to submit a proposal, visit http://www.pamla.org/2012. Proposals should be approximately 300 words and must be submitted through the online system by April 22, 2012.

Please send questions regarding the session to Linda Lang-Peralta (langpera@mscd.edu)and include PAMLA in the subject line.

Slovo vol 24.2 Call for Papers

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:08pm
Slovo Journal

Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue.

Slovo is a fully refereed, twice-yearly journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. This journal aims to discuss and interpret Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European affairs, covering the fields of anthropology, economics, film, geography, history, international studies, linguistics, literature, media, politics and sociology.

[UPDATE] Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 34th Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kings College London

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm
Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

The Association will hold its 34th Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, 4-6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Paul Preston who will be speaking about the 'Spanish Holocaust' and Professor Ángel Viňas who will speak about the persistence of the myths of Francoism in democratic Spain.

Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:40am
Nordic Irish Studies Special Issue

In recent years, increasing critical attention has been paid to the role of media in shaping experience and cultural memory. While the engagement with the past has been redefined as performative, rather than reproductive, the importance of different media for preserving, retrieving, forming, and producing narratives of nationhood has been emphasised. The special issue of Nordic Irish Studies on Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness is devoted to the significance of the mediation and remediation of traditional narratives of the nation for negotiating a sense of Irishness.

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