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Wallace Stevens and the South, SAMLA, Nov. 9-12

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 5:18pm
The Wallace Stevens Society

The Wallace Stevens Society is now accepting paper proposals for a panel on Stevens' work and "the South," broadly defined. How can the notion of the South help us read Stevens, and how can Stevens help us read the South? Inquiries welcome and creativity encouraged. 250-500 words by June 30.

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 4:00pm
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)

Multimodal Composition in Writing-in-the-Disciplines Courses

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 3:26pm
NeMLA

Multimodal Composition in Writing-in-the-Disciplines Courses

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

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE'

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 2:36pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

Examining Past and Defining Present: The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean - April 11-13, 2013

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 4:49am
Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences

Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Abstracts/Proposals Due: October 26, 2012

Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
Contact email: ewilliams@paine.edu or akilahw@msn.com
Dr. Emily Allen-Williams, Dean/School of Arts and Sciences

Keynote Speaker
Amiri Baraka
Founder of the Black Arts Movement

NeMLA 2013 / Together after Oprah: Theorizing Contemporary Memoir via Self-Help Discourse

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Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 3:49pm
Kate Birdsall / Michigan State University

This panel will address the narrative and socio-political relationships between contemporary memoir and self-help. Topics may include, but are not limited to: narrative analyses of popular self-help texts; the co-evolution of memoir and self-help; how the narrative of self-help embeds itself in memoir; revisiting trauma in a public forum.

Abstracts that suggest a theoretical connection to gender/sexuality/queer studies are encouraged.

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts (preferably .pdf attachments) to Kate Birdsall (birdsal5@msu.edu) before September 30, 2012.

Call for paper IW-ETDSP 2012 , 3rd-5th October 2012 Saint Petersburg Russia ,Submission Deadline : 27th June 2012

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Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 2:04pm
ICUMT' IW-ETDSP ( First International Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Devices in Signal Processing )

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First Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Devices in Signal Processing 2012 (IW-ETDSP'12)
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October 3-5, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia

CFP: Visualizing Violence in Francophone Cultures-abstract 8/10/12

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Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 1:43pm
Magali Compan - College of William and Mary

Call for Papers for an edited volume on

Visualizing Violence in Francophone Cultures

August 10, 2012 – Deadline for 300-400-word proposal submissions
December 30, 2012 – Deadline for 7000-8000-word contribution

Edited by Robert St. Clair and Magali Compan

Political Women: Language and Leadership / co-edited text / Proposal Deadline: July 9, 2012

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Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:41am
Political Women Project

Call for Proposals

Political Women: Language and Leadership

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for a collection of essays considering women and leadership.

Our book is (tentatively) entitled, Political Women: Language and Leadership. The collection of essays will demonstrate the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership, at the national level.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

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Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:40pm
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a "Brave new world." This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself, when in actuality she only utters it upon first encountering all of the Europeans who've been shipwrecked on the island. As Prospero makes clear to his daughter, in fact Miranda's new world is an old world. This scene in Shakespeare's most colonial of plays subverts our expectations of what "encounter" means in a New World context. In this panel we will look at narratives that upend the standard representations of encounter in the early modern age of exploration, that convert new world into old, and old into new.

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