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Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:23pm
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Women in German and Children's Literature Divisions, MLA

Call for Papers: Women in German (WiG) and Children's Literature Division of the MLA co-sponsored panel for the Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Boston, January 3-6, 2013)

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:52pm
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Velvet Light Trap
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CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

SCSC Annual Meeting 2012 (Cincinnati, 15 April // 25-28 October)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:29pm
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Donald J. Harreld / Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its annual conference, to be held October 25-28, 2012, at the at the National Historic Landmark hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, an Art Deco gem that opened in 1931 and is a located in the heart of downtown, near Fountain Square. Dubbed the Queen City by Longfellow, and Porkopolis by others, and located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati was an important link on the Underground Railway. It has two art museums, the Cincinnati and Taft, both with 15th-17th c. artworks.

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
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English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University
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If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

DASH Literary Journal 2012 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2012)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:02pm
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DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2012 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

NB: DASH is a student-produced journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Poems: 
33 lines or fewer. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:
 2012 words or fewer, double-spaced.
 Limit: 1 submission per category.

MISSING TEXTS

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:53pm
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Material Texts Network, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Missing Texts
A Conference organised by the Material Texts Network at Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday June 2, 2012
Call for Papers

The Material Texts Network at Birkbeck convenes and encourages innovative work on the materiality of texts. We invite 300-word proposals, from scholars working in any period and discipline, on the theme of 'Missing Texts'. Papers might consider

Call for Papers: Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance: Landscapes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, June 28th-July 1st, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
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Science Fiction Research Association Abstracts due by April 23rd, 2012

Detroit is at once an apocalyptic city and a Renaissance city. Over the past ten years, Detroit has suffered immensely, especially during the economic downturn and the virtual demise of the auto industry. Its apocalyptic landscape of abandoned buildings, its negative image due to high crime rates, a recently impeached corrupt Mayor, Kwame Kilpartick, and the loss of close to 300,000 people in the last census have made it the symbol of a city with a hopeless future. However, there is hope as the so called Renaissance city of the 1970s may now be experiencing a true Renaissance.

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:34am
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University of Kansas Department of French and Italian
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"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

"Shaping Policy, Changing Law" - Research Conference, The Law Society, London, Friday October 12, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:23am
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The Law Society

The Law Society invites papers from academics for a conference on the relationship between academic research and policy development and law reform.

LJ Jackson's review of civil costs and the ensuing legislative process to enact his recommendations highlights the importance of, and necessity for, academics and their research in the development of policy and law reform. The requirement in the 2014 REF exercise to demonstrate the impact of research provides a strong impetus for the relationship between research and law reform and policy to be explored and invigorated.

This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to do that by bringing together academics, parliamentarians, civil servants, judges and other users of research.

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:15am
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Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Editor: Fausto Cercignani

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:37am
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Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:28am
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University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization
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The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fifth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The Body Electric."

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