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Engaging Bayard Taylor (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Engaging Bayard Taylor: This once-forgotten poet, novelist, and travel writer is now frequently referenced in studies of transnationalism, sexuality, class, and imperialism in 19th c. American literature. What interpretive issues result from his revival as a touchstone of popular literary culture? Papers on individual works or on Taylor in relation to other literary figures welcome. Abstracts and CV via PAMLA's online proposal system by 3/31/2013: http://www.pamla.org

Colloquium for American Literature and Culture--NYU

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:21pm
CALC

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

Electronic Atwood (MLA, Boston, Jan. 2014)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 5:41pm
Margaret Atwood Society

This panel will be on Atwood's creative use of electronic media, including her new works published only in electronic format. Send 250 word abstracts by 8 March 2013 to Theodore F. Sheckels (tsheckel@rmc.edu).

Academic journal CFP: Next issue on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism (deadline March 1 - Eng-Span-Fr or Portuguese articles OK)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 3:39pm
Universidad EAN

CONVOCATORIA

Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas

COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA

ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia

Periodicidad Semestral

La Revista de Ciencias Sociales COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias sociales de la Universidad EAN convoca a la comunidad académica al envío de artículos para sus ediciones semestrales del año 2013.

LA PUBLICACIÓN SE ENFOCA EN LAS SIGUIENTES ÁREAS DEL CONOCIMIENTO:

"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 3:14pm
Durham University

Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013. With a total of 57 speakers, the event brings together leading academics and postgraduates from around the world to share new work on modernism, with a particular focus upon exploring previously neglected influences on modernism and influences of modernism.

To view the full conference programme please open the attached pdf, or visit our website at: http://effacethetraces.wordpress.com/programme-2/

[UPDATE] Our Text, Your Text, This Text, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:46pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

This panel invites papers that explore textual encounter and interaction within religion. For many religious traditions, their religious texts become paramount—questions of texts' creation, authenticity, authority, vision, revision, and reception, to name just a few, comprise a significant part of the field. So too are questions of interpretation of texts and their messages over centuries or millennia, or when transported into a diasporic context. Who owns a text? Who has the right to interpret, create, or modify texts? What changes over time? What should? What authority does the text itself have? All of these questions and more vary widely by time, place, and religious tradition.

[UPDATE] Encountering Celebrity, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:44pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

Studies of celebrity, fame, notoriety, and stardom have become increasingly complex and important in our media saturated society. Beginning with studies of fame--which focused on a wide variety of figures that operated in the public sphere, including politicians, religious figures, and military heroes--and studies of stardom--which interrogated stars like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll and Lucille Ball as symbols of societal fears, prejudices, and desires--the field of celebrity studies has continued to evolve, accommodating the changes in media and the relationship between the individual and the public sphere in the 21st century.

[UPDATE] Modern Horror panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:39pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

The horror genre is structured around encounters with the unknown. Yet the meaning of these encounters (narratively, as well as in terms of race, class, gender, and sexuality) remains in flux, even within overarching myths such as that of the vampire. One example is the Swedish novel Let the Right One In, which centers around a boy's encounter with a MTF transgender vampire. This text simultaneously employs the threat of Cold War ideologies, with the possible invasion into Sweden by Soviet missiles triangulated around the drama of "encountering," and befriending, the vampire. This panel invites papers that analyze such complex modern encounters within horror, and how the genre stages encounters with social, political, and economic concerns.

[UPDATE] Religion in/and/as Pop Culture, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:37pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

Despite claims that modernity is disenchanted and secular, one encounters religion everywhere. References to religion appear in many different pop culture media, whether as themes and topics or as casual references, character building, or background elements. Conversely, religious groups or institutions appropriate pop culture forms in order to reach new subsections of believers, proselytize to outsiders, or provide general messages for society at large.

[UPDATE] Histories and Futures of Reading, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:32pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

At the close of the twentieth century, the proliferation of networked digital technologies has led a number of critics to call into question the future of reading. However, in the last several years it has become increasingly clear that reading continues to be an important aspect of our cultural practice, even as it manifests itself in multiple forms. This panel invites papers that concern themselves with both the history and the future of reading. Paper submitted to this panel may address the following questions: How have reading practices changed over time in a given historical period? What kinds of reading practices are specific to print culture and/or networked digital culture and what practices span both?

[UPDATE] Language/Translation panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:30pm
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

This panel seeks papers that discuss different methods and effects of encountering language in its varying forms. These "varying forms" can be understood as different languages, in a translation studies context; as aural/oral language or visual/written language in an aesthetic, literary, or art historical context; or as a series of codes or coded information, as in a linguistic anthropology or computer studies context. Papers in this panel may consider questions such as: In what ways does the language itself inform our encounter of a text? What kinds of structures do we encounter as languages? How does the identification of a structure as "language" affect the encounter?

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