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The New York Trilogy and the American Metropolis, 29th-30th June 2012

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:26am
University of Northampton, UK

The New York Trilogy and the American Metropolis

A two day conference at the University of Northampton (UK), 29th and 30th June 2012, in collaboration with the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies and Critical Engagements journal

UPDATE: Reality TV SW/TX PCA/ACA (Dec. 1, 2011; Feb. 8-11, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:27am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality TV.

Over the past decade, the global proliferation of reality TV programming has exploded. It is hard to flip through television stations at any given hour of the day without coming across some sort of reality programming that is reflecting another niche in the ever-evolving cultural landscape of the modern world. At the moment, reality TV is a field of study that has enormous potential because it touches such a wide range of subjects—from media studies to business, regional studies to education, social sciences to the humanities.

Comparing and contrasting "Europeanization": concepts and experiences

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:34am
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS

Sixty years since the entry into force in 1952 of the first European Community (Steel and Coal), a precursor to the current European Union (launched by the 1993 Maastricht Treaty and culminating - after several subsequent treaty reforms - into the 2009 Lisbon Treaty), it is time to offer a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the impact of European membership, a phenomenon known in the academic literature as "Europeanization".

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS; deadline for abstracts MAY 15, 2012, CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 2:10am
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY, THESSALONIKI, GREECE /BILKENT UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

To be organized by the Department of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Langauge and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi (Thessaloniki)

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS

[UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture [March 29-31 2012]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:24am
The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:

Media, Technology and the Imagination

March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Keynote Speaker:
Del Jacobs
State College of Florida
Author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television

ProQuest / RSAP Article Prize

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:43pm
Research Society for American Periodicals

ProQuest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce a $1000 Article Prize for the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication date during 2011. Two runners up will receive $500 each from RSAP. Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2011.

[Due 11/29/11] Conflicts, Contests, & Struggles in Play Publishing -- panel for SHARP June 2012 Dublin Ireland

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 1:39pm
History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)

Seeking papers on material-cultural themes in PLAY PUBLISHING--any era, language, location, or textual media, especially topics involving a tension or conflict (the conference theme is, "The Battle for Books"): author strife; censorship; playbooks in military use; publisher struggles in design, manufacture, distribution, competition, contests of copyright/intellectual property, etc. I'm hoping to propose a complete panel.
Conference: SHARP 2012 June 26-29 2012, Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College). Conference CFP: http://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/SHARP2012.php

Station to Station: An International & Nomadic Conference - 1-2 December 2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:49am
The research groups ILLE and CRESAT (UHA, Mulhouse) and the international doctoral programme Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones (coord. Bergamo, Italy)

Station to Station:
An International & Nomadic Conference
- 1-2 December 2011 –

International conference organized by the research groups
ILLE and CRESAT (UHA, Mulhouse)
and the international doctoral programme
Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones (coord. Bergamo, Italy).

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station
Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Call for Abstracts (21 December, 2011): Women's Writing after 9/11

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:12am
Sebastian Groes (Roehampton University), Claire Colebrook (PennState, USA), Peter Childs (Glouchestershire, UK)

Call for Submission for an edited collection on "Women's Writing after 9/11"

Editors: Sebastian Groes (Roehampton University), Claire Colebrook (PennState, USA), Peter Childs (Glouchestershire, UK)

Publisher: Palgrave

After the successful conference on contemporary women's writing in April 2011, we are now looking for supplementary contributions to a volume on novels written by women in English after 9/11. We are looking in particular for contributions on novels in the English language on non-British authors (North America, Australia, Indian etc).

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:11am
Infonomics Society

CALL FOR PAPERS

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012),
June 18-21, 2012, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (www.ciceducation.org)

The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages 4th-5th May 2012

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:48am
St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies

We are pleased to announce a call for papers to Gender and Transgression 2012, a two-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers hosted by the
St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Now in its fourth year, the conference aims to create a lively and welcoming forum for students and academic staff to build contacts, present research, and participate in creative discussion on the topics of gender and transgression in the Middle Ages. We hope to explore further how these concepts can be used to formulate new approaches to source material, drawing out fresh perspectives on both the familiar and unfamiliar.We invite staff and students from departments of History, Modern and Mediaeval Languages,

Philip Roth Society Panel on 'Roth's Influences' at ALA Annual Conference (San Francisco May 24-7)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:12am
Philip Roth Society

At this year's 23rd annual ALA conference (to be held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, May 24-7), the Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel entitled 'Philip Roth's Influences'. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of this topic, for example papers that explore the relationship between writers/artists who have influenced Roth, and/or been influenced by him, and the work of Roth himself. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 300 words, should be titled Roth Society Proposal and emailed by December 30 2011 to the Program Chair, David Brauner, at d.brauner@reading.ac.uk.

"(M)Other Tongues" (collection), deadline 12/12/2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:36am
Dr. des. Juliane Prade, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in the volume "(M)Other Tongues". Papers may explore literary texts in any language discussing concepts of the mother tongue, its acquisition, its differentiation from other tongues, and whether it can be actually one, one's own, or a mother's language. Readings of literary texts are particularly welcome, but papers might as well pertain to the theory of autobiography and translation and to objects in other genres.

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