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[UPDATE] CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 6:06pm
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: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Qouch is seeking submissions in Queer Studies and Psychoanalysis

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 4:01pm
The Qouch

The Qouch is looking for submissions from scholars, writers, and artists who do work in the fields of queer studies, gender studies, and/or psychoanalysis for our website. We welcome proposals or finished works that explore the psychology of sexuality and gender in the form of scholarly essays, well-informed opinion pieces, creative writing, and any other expressive media. The Qouch publishes articles on a continuing basis and there is no deadline for submissions. We will also consider previously published essays and previews of larger works in progress.

Theatre Survey - CFP (Special Issue on Microhistory)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 12:28pm
Esther Kim Lee, Editor of Theatre Survey

Call for Papers

Theatre Survey

Special Issue edited by guest editor, Peter A. Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Theatre History as Microhistory"

AIZEN International Film, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in New Orleans, 2014

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:44am
AIZEN (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme)

AIZEN/University of New Orleans International Conference
"Emile Zola and Naturalism"

The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and University of New Orleans (USA) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference "Emile Zola and Naturalism" to be hosted by
The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA March 6-8, 2014

Playing in Someone Else's Yard

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:25am
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

"PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S YARD": RESEARCHING, WRITING, AND TEACHING ACROSS, IN, OR TO, OTHER DISCIPLINES

ASLE-UKI One-day Symposium: 'Literature and Sustainability' 15th March 2013

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 8:46am
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter campus

ASLE-UKI One-day Symposium: 'Literature and Sustainability',15th March 2013.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter campus. In collaboration with University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Institute of Sustainable Practice and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE)
Part financed by TSD's International Office.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Claire Colebrook (Penn State University)
Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)

Reflection on Sustainability:
Jane Davidson (Director of INSPIRE and former Welsh Minister of Sustainability).

CALL FOR PAPERS:

[RE-POST] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 7:55am
Northeast Modern Language Association

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

Deadline Extended to Dec. 1st for Abstract Submissions!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 7:16am
International Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Thought, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

The International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, featuring Dr. Richard North as keynote speaker, will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Coordinator, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, yu are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers, posters, and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, theater, and dance are all equally welcome.

December 1st: New deadline for submission of abtracts, including special sessions

Color: IMS-Paris symposium, 27-29 June 2013 (proposals due 1 December 2012)

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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 5:03pm
International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 symposium organized around the theme of "Color" in medieval France.

From the beginning of the Middle Ages, color was as connected to the visual and performing arts as it was to letters, theology, science, the livelihoods of medieval people, and their way of relating to the world.

VIsual Arts, SW/TX PCA/ACA

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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 4:29pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Visual Arts

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The Visual Arts Area seeks research in all aspects of visual art concerning the American experience, past and present. Relevant media may include photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, special collections, online collections, public art, maps, printmaking and lithography, and more.

[UPDATE] CFP: Body and Technology Conference: EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 4:24pm
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

Body and Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 24-26, 2013, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

A Literature of Historical Guilt? (deadline September 30, 2012)

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 2:39pm
Peter Becker, Harvard University

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

A Literature of Historical Guilt?

This seminar seeks papers on an emerging form of narrative written in the aftermath of atrocity that is best described as literature of historical guilt. Texts in this tradition ask how to come to terms with historical atrocity committed by one's ancestors. Focusing on fiction from the United States and Germany, we will explore how these literary texts confront historical responsibility, indictment, guilt, shame, evasion or repression, and instances of moral ambiguity?

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