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Fat Sex - Abstracts required by 30th September 2012

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:15pm
Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University (UK), and Dr Caroline Walters, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Fat Sex

Essays are sought for an edited collection on the topic of sex and the fat body. The editors are looking for proposals which approach this theme from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and which take an original, critical, and body-positive approach to questions of fat and sexuality. Dr Samantha Murray will be contributing the Foreword to the collection. She is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, and has published works such as 'The Fat Female Body' (2008), multiple journal articles, and special issues on fat studies.

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 3:15pm
Jack Taylor Michigan State University

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain "in us." Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourning that necessitate the interiorization of the dead other. In a way, then, Derrida suggests that the living owe a debt to the dead: we must keep them alive, we must keep them "in us." This particular panel seeks papers that attempt to formulate and read the gift of death and the living's debt to the dead in literature. How has literature reckoned with death? Can literature do the work of mourning? How has literature represented the livings' debt to the dead? These are some of the questions this panel seeks to investigate.

World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:39pm
Infonomics Society

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2012) is a multidisciplinary
congress, Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The WCST is
bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and
development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to
sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages
sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental
impacts. The mission of WCST-2012 is to provide the opportunities for collaboration and
reflection that have the potential to greatly enhance the infrastructure and capacity for

Call for Papers: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:37pm
Infonomics Society

The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) will be held from
29th to 31st of October, 2012 in Dublin. The IICE is an international refereed
conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in
education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between
academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to
provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various
educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge
gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE-2012
invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design
implementation and performance evaluation.

Call for Papers: The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:35pm
Infonomics Society

The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured
Transactions (ICITST-2012) is Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the
theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering
discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly
professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative
excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge
the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured

CONVERSATIONAL EXCHANGES IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND (1516-1642)

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 12:52pm
Kristen Bennett (Tufts University), Dianne Berg (Tufts University)

Call for Papers

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This seminar seeks to further the scholarly discourse interrogating literary conversations in the 16th and 17th centuries. We wish to investigate matrices of intertextual, interpersonal, epistolary, and cognitive models of conversation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We welcome papers that examine conversation as a collaborative, compositional, and/or hermeneutic methodology. Please send 250-word abstracts and one page C.V. to Kristen Abbott Bennett and Dianne Berg.

SAMLA Durham NC Nov.9-11/2012: Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Songs of Conscience on His Three Albums The Rising, Magi

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 9:35am
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association

As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n' Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory reflection/meditation on the tragedy of 9/11; Magic (2007) is an indictment of the Bush Administration's rush to war and torture, and Wreckin' Ball (2012) is an angry denunciation of Wall Street Greed and indifference to working class Americans. Art, to be the most evocative for the audience, works best when it becomes a mirror in which an audience may become conscious of what their own feelings really are. These are impressionistic songs that were not didactic narratives of events but emotional outcomes of what the events meant to people.

Experiencing Anglo-Norman Law: Facts and Fictions" NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 4:02pm
Laura J. Shafer, University of Connecticut

While a great deal of research has focused on the history of English law, recent work has begun to focus on how medieval English peoples experienced law in the course of their lives. Manorial rolls, parliamentary rolls, the rolls of the King's and Common Benches, and other administrative sources are plentiful; from these emerge skeletal narratives of wrongs done and justice sought. The literature of this time offers another window onto the workings of the legal system and the perceptions of those seeking justice.

The Public Life of Poems - Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, 2013

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 3:22pm
Matthew Garrett/Wesleyan University

The Public Life of Poems
Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists
February 28 - March 2, 2013

Recent years have seen a rich contextualization of early American and Atlantic prose forms. So although prose is infamous for being the kind of writing that does not have any place at all (prose, as Godzich and Kittay put it, has no place of its own but instead "assigns place"), early Americanists have worked hard to identify the significance of its social locations.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - July 15, 2012. Family Line-ups. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 2:07pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

This is a Call for Contributions for an EXHIBITION to be organized in May 2013 by a group of academics in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest. An exhibition catalogue will also be published.

The title of this project is FAMILY LINE-UPS. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography. The exhibition is part of a wider research project currently examining the role of family photography in the process of the inter-generational transmission of memory, with a focus on the manner in which exile acted on the structure of the family and the coherence of its genealogy.

Your contributions to this exhibition should address one or several of the questions below:

"Debts to the Moor: Citations of Shakespeare's Othello" Deadline 07/02/2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:38pm
Midwest MLA Convention, November 8-11, 2012, Theme: Debt

Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello

This panel invites theoretical inquiry and/or performance analyses of appropriations of William Shakespeare's Othello in film, popular culture and/or foreign non-English adaptations. Some questions to consider are: What methodologies are employed when considering the expectations of local audiences producing and consuming the adaptation? What contextual influences inform the reiteration of Othello in a range of performance venues? What literary debts are acknowledged when Othello is cited in popular culture, in widely distributed English films, and/or in foreign performances for non-English speaking audiences?

Stories from Women and Children who have been Treated Unjustly by the Hague Convention

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:25pm
Hagued http://hagued.com

Hagued is a space for women and children to share their experiences of the Hague Convention. The Hague Convention is an international law that aims to return children to their home country so custody can be sorted out. Unfortunately, it often fails the women it is supposed to protect.

Many women who have been accused of international child abduction have only fled to escape the violent fathers of their children. But the Hague Convention doesn't take into consideration why the mother fled. Escaping from family violence rarely works as a defence in Hague Convention cases.

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