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[UPDATE] PULP STUDIES AREA: EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 22

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:24am
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Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 11-14 2012
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Call for Proposals
The Legacy of Pulp Fiction

Pulp Studies Area
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA
April 11-14 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED:
DEC. 22 FOR SUBMITTING TO DATABASE
JAN. 14 FOR SUBMISSION DIRECTLY TO AREA CHAIRS

2012 Conference on Illinois History

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:45am
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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

CALL FOR PAPERS
and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

Fourteenth Annual
Conference on Illinois History
October 11-12, 2012
Springfield

Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

Seeking Personal Essays, Poems, and Art for an Anthology of Personal Essays on life in Gary, Indiana.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:46am
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Seretha Williams

The editor is seeking submissions for an anthology of personal essays written by people who currently live in Gary, Indiana, have lived in Gary, visited family in Gary, lived around Gary and went there frequently, etc. Interviews of older family members or residents, poems, and artwork will be considered. Essays that look at the influence of famous Garyites such as Michael Jackson, Alex Karras, Fred Williamson, and Deneice Williams (and many others) on popular culture will also be considered. Submissions should describe and document the diversity of lifestyles, cultures, socioeconomic classes, and religious backgrounds in Gary, Indiana.

Research Fellowship - Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:13am
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Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
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The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of the History of Nursing offers fellowships and research awards of up to $5,000 to support: residence at the Center, ongoing collaboration with nurse historians, and historical research in nursing. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by our scholars will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing. For information about applying for a Bates Center Fellowship please visit http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Pages/FellowshipsandAwards.aspx .

CFP - International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 4:03am
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP) Volume 6, Issue 2.

The International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP) aims to be an effective forum for interchange of high quality theoretical and applied research in the Image Processing domain from basic research to application development. It emphasizes on efficient and effective image technologies, and provides a central forum for a deeper understanding in the discipline by encouraging the quantitative comparison and performance evaluation of the emerging components of image processing.

Media and the Arab Spring, 14-15 April 2012

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:51am
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University College Dublin
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There is a widespread perception that media – old and especially new – have significantly influenced the events of the "Arab Spring". This conference will bring together media practitioners, writers, commentators and scholars to investigate the role of different forms of media in shaping these events and perceptions of them.

Speakers include: Kamel Riahi (writer, Tunisia), Joseph Massad (Columbia University, US), Rami Abdurrahman (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, UK), Caroline Rooney (University of Kent, UK), Ayman el-Desouky (SOAS, UK), Sahar el-Mougy (writer, Egypt), Scott Lucas (EA Worldview, UK), Michael Graae (photojournalist, UK), Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Asian Performance - Annual AAP Conference, Washington, DC, Aug 1-2, 2012

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 11:54pm
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Association for Asian Performance
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ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN PERFORMANCE 12TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
August 1-2, 2012
Washington, D.C.

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 12th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C., preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference. The keynote speaker this year will be Richard Nichols.

Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/ The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 15, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2012)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 10:57pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED (20 January 2012) Generation M:Resetting Modernist Time (11-12 May 2012, Amsterdam)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 8:21pm
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Generation M: Resetting Modernist Time / 11-12 May 2012 / Amsterdam
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Are Modernists aware of themselves as Modernists? Certainly, there is consciousness of shared enterprise – taking part in a "grrrreat littttterary period," as one of Pound's memorable eruptions has it. Yet, even before period or style, comes the inevitable frame of shared generation. Before the "simultaneous order" of "the whole of literature of Europe from Homer," as Eliot has it, the talented author must feel "his own generation in his bones." The concept of generation – in the bones, beneath the skin, consumed and digested – serves to provide modernism with a vital undercarriage drawn from the human lifespan that continues to shape not least our own scholarly conceptions of "the movement," and hence merits detailed examination.

Marilyn Monroe as Author (ALA, May 24-27); (deadline 1/3)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:13pm
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Zachary Lamm
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Seeking papers on any topic related to Marilyn Monroe's writings, with special interest in the recently-released archival collections Fragments and MM-Personal. While inter-textual readings using films are welcome, the focus should be on Monroe-authored texts. Suggested topics: gender and sexuality; race; queerness; influences; anxiety; depression; psychoanalysis (in practice and theory); Modernism and postmodernism; auto- and biography; archival studies; performance studies; Monroe and her contemporaries.

1-page submissions by 1/3, 2012

Marilyn Monroe as Author (ALA, May 24-27); (deadline 1/3)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:10pm
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Zachary Lamm
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Seeking papers on any topic related to Marilyn Monroe's writings, with special interest in the recently-released archival collections Fragments and MM-Personal. While inter-textual readings using films are welcome, the focus should be on Monroe-authored texts. Suggested topics: gender and sexuality; race; queerness; influences; anxiety; depression; psychoanalysis (in practice and theory); Modernism and postmodernism; auto- and biography; archival studies; performance studies; Monroe and her contemporaries.

1-page submissions by 1/3, 2012

[UPDATE] Sex...or Something Like It deadline extended

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Sigma Tau Delta
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The deadline for abstracts for Sigma Tau Delta's Spring colloquium has been extended!

We are pleased to host Dr. Judith "Jack" Halberstam at this exciting event. She is Professor of English, American Studies, and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual, and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures.

Listed below are suggestions for areas of exploration; topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENSION: CEA-CC Annual Conference "On Exile and Its Variations"

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:02pm
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COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

College English Association-Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC)

Annual 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012

"On exile and its variations"

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

Deadline extended: December 28, 2011

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

We look forward to papers that examine the condition of exile through its varied representations in any literature and in any genre.

Themes may include, but are not restricted to:

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