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CFP – "Digital History" — Features for MEDIASCAPE issue on "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 1:35pm
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
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The digitization of culture writ large — and the archive in particular — necessitates a reevaluation of the study of both media history and mediated history. How does the transformation of the past into ones and zeroes affect our conception and study of history? Who owns and operates the digital archive? What is lost in the continual upgrade of technology?

MEDIASCAPE is seeking articles that explore new, neglected, or underdeveloped areas in the field of "Digital History" within all areas of media studies. Topics may included, but are not limited to:

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Mackenzie, University of Chester

University of Chester

17th March 2012

'Genre in the Renaissance'

*Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling) and Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey)*

Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:

- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;

- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/1)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 8:25am
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North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

2nd Global Conference: Gender and Love (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:43am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Gender and Love

Tuesday 25th September – Thursday 27th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Unplanned Wildernesses: Narrating the British Slum 1844-1950 19/05/12

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 5:41am
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University of Warwick
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'Unplanned Wildernesses': Narrating the British Slum 1844 - 1951

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the University of Warwick 19th May 2012 in association with the Humanities Research Centre

Keynote speaker:
Professor Seth Koven (Rutgers University)
Roundtable led by:
Professor Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:20am
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invites paper or panel proposals about the works of Joss Whedon.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011. (Please see below)

2012 Robert Penn Warren Circle - April 19-21, 2012

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 9:26pm
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Robert Penn Warren Circle
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Robert Penn Warren and Politics, History, and the Politics of History

Whether his focus was the historical past or the current moment, whether in essays, poetry, or fiction, Robert Penn Warren addressed political issues frequently in his writing. Warren's career is filled with texts examining politics and history and the intersection of the two. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

UPDATE Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 6:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association
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The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 33rd Annual Conference that will be held February 8-12, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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