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MPCA/ACA 2012: Harry Potter Panel (October 12-14, 2012)

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 3:09pm
Orlando Dos Reis / Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will be held from October 12-14, 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on Pottermore or Harry Potter within the context of literary history are of particular interest this year.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the Area Chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Kansas State University at dosreis@ksu.edu. Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2012.

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:44pm
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

This conference seeks to address the opportunities and challenges humanistic scholars face with the ubiquity and exponential growth of new web-based data sources (e.g. electronic texts, social media, and audiovisual materials) and digital methods (e.g. information visualization, text markup, crowdsourcing metadata).

MW-PCA 2012: Science and Popular Culture - Submit by May 31st

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 1:38pm
Mid-West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The area seeks papers whose topics address issues of production, representation, and reception of science in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (specific shows, channels, etc)
- Film
- Science and Religion
- Atheist Studies
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Science and Science Fiction

The Orange Prize for Fiction: Critical Essays

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:38am
Nick Turner & Katy Shaw

The editors of a proposed collection of critical essays on the Orange Prize for Fiction are issuing a call for chapters.

The board are particularly interested in work on the following writers: Barbara Kingsolver, Tea Obreht, Kate Grenville, Helen Dunmore, Suzanne Berne, Ann Patchett, Rose Tremain, Linda Grant, Andrea Levy, Anne Michaels, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Carol Shields.

They also welcome proposed chapters on any topic relating to the Orange Prize, its shortlists, judging and marketing.

Final articles should be 7-9,000 words, and would be required by July 2013.

WASME 18th International Conference on SMEs - Accra, Ghana: July 25-29, 2012

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:32am
World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises

World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is organizing 18th International Conference on SMEs in Accra, Ghana during July 25-29, 2012. The 18th International Conference on SMEs would discuss opportunities, issues and approaches involved in empowering women through entrepreneurship. Please visit: www.wasmeicsme2012.org.

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:47am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

As we approach the release of the final cinematic installment of the Twilight Saga we want to focus on monsters and pedagogy and in particular the relation between "Twilight and the Classroom". How do we teach Twilight? Why do we teach Twilight? Should we teach Twilight?

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission on the following or related themes:

Call for contributions for a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:47am
Rennes 2 University / Presses universitaires de Rennes

We are seeking innovative critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for a volume of critical essays to be published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (peer-reviewed publication) in November 2012.

The volume will feature essays in English and in French and is entitled "Lectures de Mesure pour Mesure de William Shakespeare" (Critical Readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure) and will be the latest in a series of "Lectures de William Shakespeare" (see http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=2505 for a sample of the collection)

[UPDATE] MUSES INDIA: Dis(-)covering Indian Writing in English

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:02am
Chetan Deshmane

We invite papers of high literary standards by scholars in the field of Indian Writing in English to contribute to a book to be published by McFarland & Co., Inc., USA in 2013. We encourage only Poststructuralist / Postmodernist / Cultural / Postcolonial / Globalization perspectives. Papers focusing the works of Amitav Ghosh, Anita Rau Badami, Chrostopher Cyrill, Shani Mootoo, Bapsi Sidhwa, Gita Mehta, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sujata Bhatt will be preferred.

[Update] PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012) at Seattle University CFP--Deadline May 15

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Over thirty sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference to be held October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University, have extended their proposal deadline through Tuesday, May 15 (see list below). To see more about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal to one of these sessions, please visit:

www.pamla.org/2012

Sessions still in search of panelists include:

[UPDATE] CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein/Deadline Extended (Abstracts now through May 31, 2012)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:41pm
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein's celebrity status in the United States in 1933. Yet she lamented that she had become known less as an important author than as the host of a Parisian salon in which famous writers and European painters gathered amidst her collection of modern art. Her earlier, more challenging writing continued to go unnoticed and unpublished despite the wide public appeal of the autobiography and the success of Virgil Thomson's production of Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts in 1934.

[UPDATE] Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 5/15 (new date)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:01pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Proposals will be accepted for this panel until May 15.

This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction. Especially encouraged are papers engaging with allegory in unconventional or theoretically challenging ways: finding allegory in unusual places; interrogating long-held assumptions; rethinking historical or contemporary critical discourse. Genre and period are open.

Please contact the organizer, Brenda Machosky, with inquiries or submissions. 50-word abstracts and 500 word proposals will also need to be submitted through the PAMLA conference site.

http://www.pamla.org/2012/

Alternative Asian Americas: November 9-11, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:37pm
South Atlantic MLA Convention

We invite papers that begin to map an "Asian American South," a term that this panel construes broadly. In what ways do Asian American cultural productions engage with the South? How are cross-racial interactions depicted? How does the context of southern regionalism complicate Asian American subjectivity? Is there an "Asian Southern literature"? This panel welcomes considerations of Asian Americans as travelers to and settlers in the South, in film, fiction, poetry, and memoir, from any time period. By June 30, 2012, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Sailaja Sastry, Barnard College, ssastry@barnard.edu.

Music Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, November 1-3, 2012, in Pittsburgh, PA

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:04pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

The MAPACA Music Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels to participate in the 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-3, 2012.


Abstracts on any topic of music will be considered. This may include but is not limited to:

UPDATE: Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by August, 15, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:01am
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013. We are interested in short articles or notes dealing with any aspect of McCullers' work, especially her influence on other writers, or the influence of others on her. Also, we will consider contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Sexuality, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

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