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[update] Celebrity Studies Inaugral Conference

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 12:17am
full name / name of organization: 
James Bennett & Sean Redmond
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Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the provisional award of 2 x AUS$1,000 travel bursary grants to the best postgraduate abstracts submitted to the conference. Applicants interested in being considered for the bursary should clearly indicate their postgraduate standing in their bio line,

Best Wishes,

Sean and James

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on Contemporary Episodic Televisual Narrative

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

We invite essays that employ interdisciplinary approaches towards the study of the rise and growing hegemony of contemporary episodic televisual narrative in such texts as Dexter, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey The Tudors, and Sherlock (BBC), among a wide range of others. We are especially interested in the applications of multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of contemporary televisual texts.

The Ted Hughes Society Conference, Pembroke College, Cambridge University, 14th-15th September 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Ted Hughes Society

The Ted Hughes Society Conference

14th-15th September 2012

Pembroke College

University of Cambridge

with David Morley and Other Guest Speakers (tba)

Call for Papers

You may chose (but should not be restricted to) any of the topics below:

- Ecopoetics

- Manuscripts / Archives / Special Collections

- Collaboration

- Works for Children

- Nature

- The Media

- Sylvia Plath

- The Goddess

- Myth

- The Classics

- Translation

In addition, please supply a summary of your affiliations, research and research interests.

All further details (including guest speakers, accommodation etc) will follow

Survival, Friday, October 26, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

English 19th-Century Literature, October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:12pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Proposals are being accepted until March 1, 2012 for papers that deal with any aspect of the texts and contexts of 19th-century British Literature. Cultural studies, gender studies, and historical approaches are especially encouraged. Further information on the conference is available on the RMMLA website. Direct questions regarding this session to Dr. Gloria Eastman, Metropolitan State College of Denver, geastman@mscd.edu.

CEA Critic Call for Articles: "The Idea of the West" (4/1/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:32pm
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CEA Critic
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The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE" University of Valencia (Spain) Dec. 12-14, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia
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Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:15pm
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Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association
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Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

Feminism Unbound NWSA Conference Theme; Several CFPs

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:42pm
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Aging and Ageism Caucus within National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Due 2/10/12. Contact me if you want more details. All proposals must relate to aging and or ageism. They will be reviewed. Selected papers will be forwarded to NWSA for a 2nd review round. Papers/panels that are accepted will be part of the NWSA Annual Conference in Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012

#1 Women in the Fourth Stage—Harbingers of Decline or Feminist Heralds of a Revolutionary Future?

#2 Older Women: Networked for Change or Kicked to the Social Media Curb?

#3 Imagining a Future that Deprivileges Youth: Decolonizing Knowledge to Overcome Hegemonic Norms of Western Beauty Culture

#4 Stuck in "The Middle": Class Status and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture

2012 Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival
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The 2012 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary Shakespeare Studies conference sponsored by Southern Utah University's Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. It is scheduled for Aug 6-8, 2012, in Cedar City, Utah. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States. 



CFP: Class and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture (NWSA 2012: Oakland, CA, Nov. 8-11. Deadline 2/10/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie Cattrell

This NWSA panel seeks presentations which address the intersection of gender and class in American popular culture representations of the caregiver. In the last decade, a variety of novels, "self-help" texts, films, and television programs have emerged to bring light on this previously invisible role. How do these texts address the economic impact of domestic eldercare, and how do they relate caregiving to gendered work?

Call for papers - Governance, Sustainability, Environment

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
GSE Research Ltd (www.gseresearch.com)

GSE Research (www.gseresearch.com) is a new scholarly publisher, aiming to offer a different approach to scholarly publishing, focusing on the areas of:

- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
- Sustainability and Sustainable Business
- Corporate Governance and Responsible Leadership

"The Fictions of Finance," Special issue of Radical History Review, Abstracts due March 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:39am
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Radical History Review
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Across the humanities and social sciences, a new conversation has begun about the enigmas of capital, and of finance capital, in particular. This special issue of the Radical History Review on "The Fictions of Finance" aims to intervene in that conversation and to help to shape it. From geography, history, and literary studies to anthropology, sociology, and labor studies, there has been an efflorescence of work on finance and commercial capital, flourishing amid the current capital crisis and chronic "recession." As a historical primer on the planetary intersections of the rhetorical and the operational dimensions of "The Fictions of Finance," this issue is designed to knit together the disparate strands of these renewed conversations.

Lex-ICON : treating text as image & image as text : International interdisciplinary conference 7 - 9 June 2012 UHA, France

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:35am
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Jennifer K Dick and Océane Delleaux
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Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century). http://lex-icon21.blogspot.com/

« The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is CAPABLE of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. » — Ezra Pound

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