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[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 27, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:32pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

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.

The Toni Morrison Society at the American Literature Association Conference May 24-27 2012, San Francisco

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:57pm
The Toni Morrison Society at the American Literature Association Conference

Call For Papers

American Literature Association

23rd Annual Convention

May 24- 27, 2012

San Francisco, CA

1. Home and Toni Morrison's Works

In all of her fiction, Morrison examines how the feeling of belonging and a sense of an identity have been put in jeopardy by the perils of history. Her fiction also explores how social, cultural, and political changes produce for individuals a sense of dispossession from their homes. Morrison herself has defined components of home as memory and ancestry as well as citizenship and belonging. We are pleased to accept papers for this panel that conceptualize and/or theorize representations of home; home and identity; home and repressed memory/trauma; and home and nostalgia.

CFP REMINDER: North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Conference, UIUC, July 25-28, 2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:24pm
North American British Music Studies Association

NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Screening Identity (Race and Ethnicity) 9th March

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:34pm
The Motley View – The Journal of Film, Art and Aesthetics ISSN 2049-4254

The Motley View seeks submissions for an upcoming special edition on the construction/representation/articulation of race and/or ethnicity in film, television, music videos and computer games. Possible topics could include:

• The construction of Black/White/Latino/Asian etc identity in the films of a particular directors
• The representation of Britishness in American Television
• The African-American in the family Sitcom
• Native Americans in the Western genre
• Cultural Identity in MMORPGs
• Middle England in Midsommer Murders
• Soviet Culture in American Film
• Jazz culture in Film Noir

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended CFP: The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:33pm
Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association

The Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association invites submissions to a graduate student conference titled "The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes." The conference will be held the weekend of March 23, 2012 at Boston University. The keynote speaker will be Professor John Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School.

Reading Downton Abbey

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:39pm
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology

Seeking critical essays (20 – 30 pages in length) that read Downton Abbey as a cultural phenomenon -- essays that challenge readers to explore how and why this British television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a turn-of-the-century manor home resonates with American audiences.

Essays that touch on any of the following topics would be of interest:

Redd Center Awards

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 2:09pm
Jessie L. Embry/Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2012 that are available for scholars conducting research related to the Intermountain West (defined as: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). Please see the descriptions below or click here for further information and instructions for applying for each award. Applications for 2012 are due March 15. Please help us by forwarding this email to any of your colleagues in western studies who are not on the Redd Center's distribution list. Also, please tell your students who are conducting research on the Intermountain West about our research awards for students.

The Redd Center offers the following awards:

The Moviegoer at 50 publication, call for papers

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 12:57pm
Mary A. McCay, The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing, Loyola University New Orleans

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans is preparing an anthology of scholarly articles on Walker Percy's novel, THE MOVIEGOER, published in 1961.  The publication, entitled THE MOVIEGOER at 50, will reassess the novel fifty years after its publication.

Georgetown's gnovis spring 2012 Call for Papers

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 12:20pm
Georgetown University's gnovis journal

Greetings,

gnovis is Georgetown's online peer-reviewed journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of communication, culture and technology. Published electronically three times a year, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share cutting edge research on the role of new technologies in politics, art, science, culture, and education. For further information, please visit our website at http://gnovisjournal.org.

Sisters in Verse: Contemporary Women's Poetry

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:29am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

A half day symposium at the University of Oxford

Friday 9th March 2012

Keynote Panel Discussion: Kate Clanchy, Sophie Mayer & Jane Yeh

Call for papers - Studia austriaca - 05/01/2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 10:14am
Studia austrica - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://users.unimi.it/austheod/austheod.htm

Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Call for Papers
From the next issue on "Studia austriaca" will become an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS (Open Journal Systems).
The international character of the journal will be emphasized by the breadth of its Editorial Board and by the commitment to publish essays not only in German and Italian, but also in English and other European languages.
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
Scholars wishing to submit their essays should send their texts to the Editor:

Staging the Land: Site-Specific Creation and the Issue of Perception

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:45am
University of Avignon, Provence, France

University of Avignon, Provence, France
June 13-15, 2012

Conference website: http://www.nancyholt.com

Host lab: Cultural Identity, Texts and Theatricality

In partnership with:

Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France)
Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon (Provence, France)
Haunch of Venison Gallery (London, UK)
Observatoire du Land Art (Paris, France)

Post-Graduate Student Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 17-18 May 2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:21am
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
17th-18th May 2012
Cankaya University Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

CFP - China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:34am
Reed Travel Exhibitions

China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), is the leading international exhibition in China and Asia dedicated to the Business Travel Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (otherwise known as BT MICE) industry taking place annually at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. As part of the global portfolio of Meetings Industry exhibitions organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM brings together key buyers from China, Asia and internationally with global suppliers for three days of the best business opportunities, best networking and best professional education – making it the driving force behind the professional Meetings Industry across China and Asia.

CFP - China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:34am
Reed Travel Exhibitions

China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), is the leading international exhibition in China and Asia dedicated to the Business Travel Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (otherwise known as BT MICE) industry taking place annually at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. As part of the global portfolio of Meetings Industry exhibitions organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM brings together key buyers from China, Asia and internationally with global suppliers for three days of the best business opportunities, best networking and best professional education – making it the driving force behind the professional Meetings Industry across China and Asia.

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