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Bodies in Popular Culture

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:11pm
Ann Hall

Essays on the body in popular culture, the body on stage, the body in media are sought for an essay collection on the body in popular culture. Abstracts due 1 May 2012. Essays due 1 November 2012.

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American City Narratives (workshop organized within the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conferenc

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 2:27pm
Dr. Roxana Oltean, Prof. Rodica Mihaila, Dr. Mihaela Precup, Dr. Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

CFP: Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American City Narratives (workshop organized within the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conference Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges, 4-6 October 2012, "Ovidius" University of Constanta)

Workshop organizers:
Dr. Roxana Oltean (University of Bucharest)
Prof. Rodica Mihaila (University of Bucharest)
Dr. Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)
Dr. Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

Christmas in Scandinavian Cinema

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:39am
Tarja Laine/University of Amsterdam

CFP: Scandinavian cinema and Christmas

In his introduction to the book Christmas at the Movies (2002), Jeffrey Richards writes:

"During the nineteenth century the family reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was one of the rituals of Christmas. In the latter part of the twentieth century, the ritual showing of Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life took its place. This is symptomatic of the process by which cinema became an integral part of the celebration of Christmas in the twentieth century" (Richards, 'General Editor's Introduction').

2nd Global Conference: Chronicity (September, 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:29am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Chronicity

Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Call:
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.

Dead Inside: The Walking Dead and the Problem of Meaning in the New Millennium. Essay Collection. Deadline: August 13, 2012

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:12am
Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University

In the early twenty-first century, zombies are everywhere—in film (Land of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Dead Snow, Rammbock, The Horde), fiction (Stephen King's Cell, Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Max Brooks' World War Z, John Ajvide Lindqvist's Handling the Undead), social movements (zombie walks and the Zombie Research Society ), classrooms (Zombie Studies) and even politics (Daniel Drezner's Theories of International Politics and Zombies). Undoubtedly one of the most sustained and complex representations of the modern zombie, though, is AMC's television series, The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman's series of comics.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, UK (6/16/12 - 6/17/12 -- 5/14/2012)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:57am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - UK

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FINAL CALL

Great Writing 2012
The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural center for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

Celebrity Couples Conference

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:39am
University of Southampton

Celebrity Couples Conference
The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Saturday, November 25, 2012

Mythic, Magical & Monstrous Women in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 4:22am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Mythic, Magical & Monstrous Women in Contemporary Women's Writing

A half day symposium at the University of Leicester, Wednesday 20th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Becky Munford

Journal of Literary Onomastics (Vol. 2)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:42pm
Journal of Literary Onomastics

Submissions are invited for the second volume of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, the only scholarly periodical devoted to the study of names in literature. Issues appear in print and online. All submissions should be prepared in Chicago or MLA style and sent as email attachments in MS Word to the editor (sjurasin@brockport.edu). Submissions deemed acceptable by the editor and 1-2 external referees will appear in Vol. 2 of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published in 2012. Submissions must be in English and may consider literature of any period in any language, though the expertise of the editor and Editorial Board should be borne in mind.

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