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UPDATED CALLALOO CFP

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:54pm
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CALLALOO
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*CALLALOO SUBMISSION UPDATE: WHEN SUBMITTING WORK, PLACE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN THE AUTHOR COMMENTS SECTION OF THE ONLINE FORM—SPECIAL ISSUE: POSTCOLONIAL*

CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS: RISKING THE MOMENT
Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen

All of our pasts are therefore futural in orientation. They help us make the unavoidable journey into the future. There is, in this sense, no "desire for going back," no "pathological" nostalgia that is also not futural as well.
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe

[UPDATE] Extended Submission Deadline - 2012 CATR Conference

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:16pm
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Canadian Association for Theatre Research
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CATR Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
(La version française suit la version anglaise.)

CATR/ACRT has extended the closing date for 2012 Open Paper Proposals
until Dec. 15, 2011.

Please remember that applying to present an open research paper does
not limit your application to and participation in other seminars
and/or roundtables. You are encouraged to apply to as many sessions as
you'd like to participate in.

KADAR KOLI—THE VIOLENCE ISSUE--Jan 15, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 3:42pm
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Habenicht Press
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The idea for this special issue of kadar koli emerged from a question posted by British poet Keston Sutherland to the UK poetry listserv and to the Sous Les Pavés online discussion group in response to "calls for violence" during and after the U.K. protests: "I … want to know what people think about the wishing for and urging of violence (against whom? just the police, or who else? how?)." One example cited by Sutherland is Justin Katko's "Lines for a Protest Song, After 9 December":

"Sometimes I wish that instead of their horses
They'd call up the hold where they store their guns;
And when they shoot one of us down we'll rise up stronger,
For in the taste of our blood be remembered we are one."

[UPDATE] PULP STUDIES AREA: EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 15

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:52pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
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Call for Proposals

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

Hyatt Regency Hotel &
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM

SW/TX PCA/ACA 2012

EXTENDED DEADLINE 15, 2011

European Cinema - ECRF Annual Conference (07/16-12 - 07/18/12; 02/28/12)

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:29pm
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European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)

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* * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * *

Adaptation, Authorship & Ownership

2012 ECRF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University, UK
16 July – 18 July 2012

The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)** invites proposals for its 12th annual international conference.

This focus of this year's ECRF conference is 'Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership'. Presenters are invited to explore any aspect of these areas, in relation to European film and European film cultures. Contributions from the realms of practice and theory are equally welcome!

Each year the ECRF publishes a Special Issue of the peer reviewed journal Studies in European Cinema (Intellect), drawn from the ECRF annual conference.

Queer Teens in Film and Television (Boston, MA; Conference Dates: April 11-14, 2012)

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:36pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Adolescence in Film and Television Area Chair seeks individual-paper proposals pertaining to the topic of "QUEER TEENS IN FILM AND TELEVISION" for presentation at the 2012 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to portrayals of queer adolescence/adolescents in film and/or television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.

"'The Plains' as a Unique Place in Literature"; MAASA Conference; Tulsa, OK; April 1-3, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:31pm
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Brian Brooks / Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow
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Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.

MEMORY REMAINS. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:09pm
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

Body and Awareness: The Discourse Between Anthropology and Literature

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:32am
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University of Zadar (Croatia)
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The conference would like to establish a forum for debate and dialogue on current theory, practice and form of anthropological and literary work in social and cultural conceptualizations of body and awareness. We invite papers from all disciplines, which present theoretical and historical study on the overall topic: Body and Awareness. The Discourse between Anthropology and Literature.

Call for Proposals: Film & History-- Deadline EXTENDED to December 15

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:28am
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15, 2011!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Meat: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 13-14 April 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:53am
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Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Brian FitzGerald, Hannah Bailey, Hugh Reid)
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The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 10th January 2012.

Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:

EXTENDED DEADLINE! CFP: Pedagogy: Teaching Video Games: SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:33am
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SW/TX PCA/ACA
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Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using videogames as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts *as texts*, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications.

Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.

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