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[UPDATE] Sensing Senses: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sensory Perception -Nov. 28 Deadline

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:46pm
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A Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the German & Scandinavian Studies Program in Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Conference Dates: February 17 - 19, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)

Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Today's Job Market


RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class for ALA (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012) abstract submission due Jan 16, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:45pm
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Research Society for American Periodicals
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CFP: RSAP PANEL ON WORKING CLASS PERIODICALS (ALA, MAY 2012)

The Research Society for American Periodicals will organize a panel at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Center) in San Francisco, California. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

DEADLINE JANUARY 16th, 2012

Victorian Transnationalism: The Atlantic Legacy in the Long 19th Century, Oct. 11-13, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:36pm
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

Victorian Transnationalism: The Atlantic Legacy in the Long 19th Century, Oct. 11-13, 2012
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS) announces its 17th annual conference at SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, an hour south of Montreal. DEADLINE: March 5, 2012. Email 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to: Genie Babb at gbabb001@plattsburgh.edu. For further information, visit VISAWUS.org.

Situating and Interpreting States of Mind, 1700-2000 - June 14th-16th, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:58am
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Northumbria University, Newcastle, England

Situating and Interpreting States of Mind 1700-2000
An Interdisciplinary Conference

14-16 June 2012
Northumbria University

Keynote Speakers
Professor Joel P. Eigen (Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania)
Professor Melinda A. Rabb (Professor of English, Brown University, Rhode Island)
Dr. Judith A. Tucker (Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, Leeds University)

[UPDATE] CFP: Teaching Video Games as Texts SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:52am
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Dr. Shelley Rees/ 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.

Call For Reviewers!

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:31am
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The Bull Calf Review

The Bull Calf Review is an online academic review journal. We are currently looking for graduate students and professors to review for our upcoming 2012 issues. Our journal publishes academic reviews of recent Canadian fiction, poetry, and criticism, retrospective reviews of older works, and group reviews. We accept reviews in both English and French.

Prospective reviewers can contact us at submissions@thebullcalfreview.ca

You can read The Bull Calf at www.thebullcalfreview.ca.

Bernard Malamud's Works in Light of Current Events - ALA, 24-27 May, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:23am
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Brian Adler/Bernard Malamud Society
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An examination of any of Bernard Malamud's works through the lens of contemporary events as they pertain to Israel. How is the voice of the Palestinian given space within Malamud's works? Does Malamud's writings speak to the turbulent nature of the Middle East as we currently see it in any way?

Law and Popular Culture, Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference, February 8-11, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:15am
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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Law and Popular Culture
Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

Panels are now being put together for presentations on or relating to the relationship between law and popular culture. Relevant papers might consider one or more of the following (although this list is, of course, non-exhaustive):

International Seminar on Contemporary Sri Lankan Fiction in English 23 - 25 February, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:58am
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Department of English, Gauhati University

The Department of English, Gauhati University, in collaboration with the Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University, will be organizing a series of International Seminars on Contemporary South Asian Fiction, considering the fact that this is an emerging area in English Studies today. In the first of the series the focus will be on Sri Lanka, while subsequent seminars will focus on Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and so on. There is a huge body of work coming from this place with writers concerned with myriad issues that confront the island nation.

CFP: PANEL PROPOSAL How Class Works - SUNY Stony Brook, June 7-9, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:28am
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Mercedes Vázquez / The University of Hong Kong
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CFP: How Class Works - Panel Proposal
Conference theme: Class and culture. To explore ways in which culture transmits and transforms class dynamics.

A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook, June 7-9, 2012

The deadline for this is approaching.

The Changing Position of Class in Film and Cultural Studies: Where Are We Now?

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations [UPDATE] Abstracts Due Dec. 1

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:26am
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Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair

7th Global Conference:Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:12am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

The architecture of the psychiatric milieu Guest Edited by Jan Golembiewski

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:27pm
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Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, Australia
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The editorial team of Facilities are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to an exploration of evidence based approaches to establish the most appropriate architecture for the psychiatric milieu.

Facilities for psychiatric care have a tradition of standardization in design and treatment dating back to the moral treatment paradigm of the 1850s. As normative approaches to psychiatric care have changed, so too do the facilities used to house, treat and manage patients. The shift to evidence-based design (EBD) in hospital architecture means that the psychiatric milieu must follow suit.

Shapeshifters, Cyborgs, and Psychedelics: Analyzing the Alternate Worlds of J.J. Abrams' Fringe

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:02pm
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Tanya R. Cochran

Coeditors Sherry Ginn, Tanya R. Cochran, and Paul Zinder invite proposals or completed essays for an edited collection of scholarly works that explore J.J. Abrams' science fiction television series Fringe (2008-present). We are interested in a variety of topics as well as diverse disciplinary approaches. Proposals should demonstrate not only a clear methodology and strong thesis but also a familiarity with current conversations and publications about the series. We would be especially pleased to see innovative perspectives on unusual topics such as the show's paratexts or production elements. Though not prescriptive, the following list of topics may be productive to consider:
*Alternate Worlds
*Auteur Theory—J.J. Abrams, creator

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