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CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas, July 21-25, 2013

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 4:54pm
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, 2013

In 2013, the 40th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, will explore the relationships between Faulkner's oeuvre and a hemispheric corpus of black writing, with a particular emphasis on African American literature and intellectual production, from slave narrative to the contemporary era of Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, John Edgar Wideman, Maryse Conde, Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, David Bradley, Randall Kenan, Edouard Glissant, Erna Brodber, Jesmyn Ward, Edwige Danticat, and so many others. We hope to chart the lines of engagement, dialogue, and reciprocal resonance between Faulkner and this vital body of literature.

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston)

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at by September 15, 2012.

Willow Books Accepting Manuscripts from People of Color

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 8:24am
Willow Books

The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. The postmark deadline for entry forms is Monday, October 1, 2012. Ten Finalists will be announced on January 21, 2013. A Finalists' Reading & Awards Ceremony will be held in the spring of 2013 in Chicago (location TBA). The Grand Prize winners' books will be published by Willow Books in Spring 2013, along with an ebook anthology of selections by Finalists.

Memory: America Past, Present and Future 24 November 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:19am
British Association for American Studies

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester on 24 November 2012. The keynote speaker will be Professor Brian Ward from the University of Manchester.

UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
Corey M. Hamilton / University of Central Oklahoma Language Society


Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 17, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI 2013)

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:01pm
SDIWC Conferences

The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2013)
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 4-6, 2013

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia From March 4-6, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

Reconstruction 12.2 and upcoming issues

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:59am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction 12.2 "Playing for Keeps: Games and Resistance"

Editors' Introduction: Games and/as Resistance, by Marc Ouellette and Jason Thompson

Playing a New Game: Game Play as Play, by Beth Beggs
Level up—A Case for Female Gamers, by Kuljit Brar

Destroying Yesterday's World of Tomorrow: Playing in the Wasteland of Fallout 3, by Rowan Derrick

Gender Issues, Fighting Games, and Progress: An Analysis of a Genderless Character in Tekken 6, by Leland Fecher

Mass Effect's Joker, the Supercrip, and the Normate Body, by Amanda Joyal

Ga(y)mer Theory: Queer Modding as Resistance, by Evan W. Lauteria


Friday, August 3, 2012 - 8:39am

In the present paper, I will examine the metaphors in Sylvia Plath's poem 'Lady Lazarus'. My attempt is to analyse the poems applying the Cognitive Metaphor theory as expounded by Lakoff and Turner in 'More Than Cool Reason' (1989) and by Semino in 'Language and World Creation in Poems and other Texts' (1997). I hope to reveal the potential schema-refreshing quality of the novel metaphors that enrich Plath's poems.
I hope to show how schema approach and metaphor analyses can give a fresh perspective to the reading of Plath's poetry.