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Disability and Visual Culture

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE APPROACHING] Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity and Indigeneity

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:18am
Culture and the Canada-US Border

Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity, and Indigeneity

Deadline for abstracts: November 30th 2012

Keynotes: Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair ; Guillermo Verdecchia

Please note there are a number of postgraduate travel bursaries available for this conference. See website for details: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/algoma.html

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11. Apil 22-23, 2013. Proposal submission deadline Dec. 17

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 8:14am
Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon.

This CfP is for a poetry section of the larger conference "Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses" from April 22-23 at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas at the Universidade de Lisboa.

Those interested in participating should send 200 word proposals by Dec. 17, 2012 in response to the following CALL FOR PAPERS:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11

JoDRM 2013

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4:21am
Journal of Defense Resources Management

The Journal of Defense Resources Management (JoDRM) is listed in the following prestigious international databases and catalogs:
•Ulrich's Global Serials Directory
•Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
•EBSCO - International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
•ProQuest
•Open Access English Language Journals Portal (OPENJ-GATE)
•Index Copernicus
•WORLDCAT
•Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)

The aim of JoDRM is to disseminate the results of the theoretical and practical research investigations undertaken by reputable professionals worldwide in the holistic field of defense resources management.

CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative
nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to: uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

Crime Strikes in Suburbia: The Gothic Suburban Imagination in Post-World War II American Crime Writers

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:33pm
American Literature Association (Conference in May 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the presence of the suburban landscape in American crime fiction. Novelists of horror novels, such as Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson, have been studied for the Gothic imagination in their suburban tales. However, this panel seeks to explore the reasons for and ramification of placing suburbia as the backdrop in a different genre: namely, crime novels from the 1950s onward. Some possible angles include: to what extent does suburbia become redefined in genre fiction? What place and purpose does suburbia hold for crime fiction writers of a chosen period? How do transgressions get configured in such a setting? I welcome submissions that explore these and other angles.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2013

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:08am
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference
London Ontario October 16-19, 2013

ENLIGHTENMENT CONSTELLATIONS

Call for Panels, Roundtables, and Papers:

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (Collection)

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:33am
Amylea Clemons

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (collection)

In Constance Penley's 1994 text NASA/TREK, she quotes an unnamed fanfiction writer turned professional author as stating, "Forget Breadloaf. Forget the Iowa Writers Workshop....fandom is the best writing workshop in the country."

Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on fandom studies and post-secondary pedagogy. All theoretical approaches welcome. Feminist approaches particularly wanted.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Sylvia Townsend Warner: Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize 31/03/13

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:03am
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society invites entries to the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Competition, instituted to recognise the late Mary Jacobs' outstanding contribution to Warner studies.

The prize offered is £200 (GBP), publication of the winning entry in the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and one year's free membership of the Society.

IV Seminario EC3. Altmetrics y Unidades de Bibliometría

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 5:47am
Grupo de Investicación EC3. Evaluación de la Ciencia y la Comunicación Científica

El Seminario EC3 sobre Evaluación y Comunicación de la Ciencia (I Seminario, II Seminario, III Seminario) es un encuentro bienal que pretende servir como punto de encuentro a los investigadores y profesionales del área, mostrar las tendencias más recientes en la investigación sobre bibliometría y evaluación de la ciencia, a la vez que presentar el trabajo más reciente del grupo EC3. Asimismo pretendemos servir de interfaz entre la práctica científica y profesional intentando buscar una vertiente aplicada de las técnicas y herramientas bibliométricas.

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture Extended Deadline Dec. 2nd (Conference 2/13-16)[Update]

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:15pm
Shane Trayers /SWTX PCA/ACA Albuquerque

--Deadline has been extended to December 2nd for Abstracts --
The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA

February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

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