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Arthurian Monster Quest: Investigating the Monsters of the Arthurian Tradition, Medieval through Modern (Kalamazoo 2013; 9/1/12)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:23am
The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain

CALL FOR PAPERS
ARTHURIAN MONSTER QUEST
INVESTIGATING THE MONSTERS OF THE ARTHURIAN TRADITION, MEDIEVAL THROUGH MODERN A SESSION FOR THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, KALAMAZOO, MI) FROM 9-12 MAY 2013
SPONSORED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH ON THE VILLAINS OF THE MATTER OF BRITAIN
PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (EARLY SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED)

CFP: Supernatural: Fan Phenomena (Intellect - abstracts 30 August 2012)

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:07pm
Katherine Larsen/George Washington University

Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Supernatural (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

CFP: Literature and Photography Special Issue, September 17, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:57pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

How do you "see" literature? How do you "write" photography? In recent years, scholars have drawn a connection between the nineteenth-century realist novel and the rise of photography, suggesting that the novel genre is intrinsically photographic. This argument hinges, in part, on realism, or at the very least on reality effects. Nineteenth-century photography was indeed often used to document: to record landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and crime scenes. Yet it was also from the start a creative technology, a mode of representation open to experimentation and artistic innovation. How does photography intersect with literature when the aims of one or both are not to represent reality?

C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India 13 & 14 October, 2012 • Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 1:53pm
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

South-Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-Indian cinema has exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-Indian cinema includes the enormous systems of stardom, fan-dom, image-nation, spectacle-spectator, economy of film production, technology, cultural politics of film and viewership.

Essay Collection on Detective and Mystery Fiction (Abstract 8/31/12)

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:24pm
Casey Cothran and Mercy Cannon

"The murder novel," declares Raymond Chandler, "has a depressing way of minding its own business, solving its own problems and answering its own questions. There is nothing left to discuss. . ." Or is there? Does detective and mystery fiction provide such seamless closure as to render critical voices irrelevant? What does the metafictional quality of this genre offer the careful reader? What happens when we turn our attention from defining and classifying mysteries to analyzing the formal properties of the texts and the cultural work performed by them? In this proposed volume, we seek nuanced readings that will open up discussion on modern works of fiction (such as P.D.

APPS AND AFFECT: October 2013

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:49am
University of Western Ontario (FIMS and CSTC)

There has been a palpable shift in the digital world, primarily motivated by the growing popularity of the raise of an app as a new signifier, media object, and technique of ubiquitous computing. Although the term has been in use colloquially since 2009 (following Apple's iPhone ad campaign built upon the slogan "There's an app for that"), the rapid adoption of the term and the tool was unforeseen by media theorists. Nonetheless, many social, cultural and media theorists predict the death of the Web, the reinforcement of control and censorship of the online content, and the end of a general purpose computer (Zittrain). Whereas the logic and environment of the Web is one of open, free, and constantly changing or updating (i.e.

cfp IUAES 2013: Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 9:11am
Araceli González-Vázquez (Collège de France)

17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013

The deadline for paper proposals is July 13, 2012.

Panel BH23: Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux

Convenor: Araceli Gonzalez-Vazquez (Laboratoire d´Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France)

Short Abstract:

This panel aims at promoting a broad discussion on non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux.

Long Abstract:

[Update] Deadline Extension: Conference---From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:24am
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University

Please note the extended deadline...

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From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 2:44am
Sam Thomas

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES

2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.

[UPDATE] CFP Caribbean Irish Connections Nov 16-17, 2012

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 8:11pm
Maria McGarrity / Long Island University

CALL FOR PAPERS ALMOST CLOSED. WE HAVE A FASCINATING MENU ALREADY SIGNED UP BUT PLEASE DO HURRY IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE FEAST!

Caribbean Irish Connections

A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012

Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)

In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,

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