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"Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism," Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers – New Brunswick on March 23, 2012.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 10:44am
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Mark DiGiacomo / Rutgers Modernist Studies Group
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The Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and the Americanist Colloquium announce "Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism," a transatlantic and interdisciplinary graduate student conference. This day-long event will take place at Rutgers – New Brunswick on March 23, 2012. Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Studies at Penn State, will deliver the keynote lecture, "Bachelor Japanists."

"Re-presenting Memory" - Graduate Student Conference - Submission Deadline: December 25, 2011

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7:26am
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Istanbul University / Department of American Culture and Literature
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International Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers - "Re-presenting Memory"

"Re-presenting Memory" is the fourth of a series of graduate conferences, organized annually by the Department of American Culture and Literature at Istanbul University. It is part of the "Literature and ..." conferences, the aim of which is to establish an intellectual platform for the discussion of literature in relation to other systems of signification and representation including the cultural, social, political, historical and so on.

[REMINDER] Performing Research: Creative Exchanges (Deadline - 15/10/2011)

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 6:41pm
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Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
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Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Central School of Speech and Drama Postgraduate Conference

19th and 20th January 2012



The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for their January conference, Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.



Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...



CFP- Sports Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb 8 - 11, 2012

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Harrington, Sports Area Chair
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Call for Papers

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 8 - 11, 2012
being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM

The new Sports Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association annual conference is now accepting abstracts for individual presentations and pre-constituted panels. Submissions on any topics dealing with sports and popular culture/American culture are welcomed, but papers relating the topic of sports to this 2012's conference theme, "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context," are particularly welcomed.

The Medieval in New Age and Neopagan Movements

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Call for submissions: Edited collection
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We welcome contributions to a collection of essays tentatively entitled "Intuiting the Past: New Age and Neopagan Medievalisms." Scholars of Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Art History, Music History, and Cultural Studies, as well as historians and literary critics, are particularly encouraged to contribute.

Topics may include but need not be limited to:
Appropriations of Kabbalah
Medievalism and Tarot
Hildegard of Bingen and New Age music
Neopagan and New Age Pilgrimage
Grails and femininity
Quests and masculinity
Apocalyptic visions
Christian mystics in New Age contexts
Herbal and "alternative" healing

Hispanic Culture Review - Call for papers (December 20, 2011)

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
George Mason University/Hispanic Culture Review
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Hispanic Culture Review is a scholarly journal that publishes narratives, reviews, essays, poetry, drama, and visual art, related to the Hispanic world at George Mason University. The journal covers a variety of topics related to the world of Hispanic culture, literature, linguistics and art. This year we are celebrating 21 years of promoting Hispanic culture.

The journal welcomes original submissions written in either Spanish or English.

Acceptable length of submissions:

Essays, including footnotes: 3,000 words
Narratives: 2,500 words
Reviews: 1,000 words
Poetry: 50 lines
Visual Art: JPEG format

Submission deadline: December 20th 2011

[UPDATE] "Forms of Exile" (ACLA Seminar, 11/15/11, 3/29/12-4/1/12) @ Brown University, Providence, RI

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher / Duquesne University; Rachel Luckenbill / Duquesne University

A number of eminent scholars and writers have underscored the perils of romanticising exile, Edward Said and George Steiner among them. This panel will critically revisit (though not necessarily reject) the idea that exile is a liberating, illuminating, and enriching experience. But what can be lost in scholarly engagements with exile are the violence, displacement, pain, and severance that accompany it, which is to say the "catastrophe" of exilic experience. This panel invites papers that explore the complexities and paradoxes produced by exile, namely the tension between exile as catastrophic and exile as empowering. The panel seeks papers that engage "postcolonial" fiction, which does not strictly mean fiction from postcolonial countries.

Politics Division - Proposal Deadline 12/1/2011

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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Call for Papers Politics
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Registration deadline for presenters: December 31, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA Tel: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

The American West in Literature and Film

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association
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American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: (505) 842-1234
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
--Popular Westerns or novels of the West
--Film Westerns or films set in the West at any time
--Gender/Masculinity Issues in "The Westerner"
--Race in the West

Interpretations and Manifestations of God's Grace in Literature April 12-14, 2012

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Call for Papers

Conference on Christianity and Literature
Southeast 2012 Regional Conference
April 12-14, 2012
Anderson University, Anderson, SC

The 2012 Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature invites the submission of papers that explore interpretations and manifestations of God's Grace in literature, with particular interest in the works of Flannery O'Connor.

Proposals from undergraduates and proposals for projects exploring other intersections between faith and literature are also welcome. Presenters should be members in good standing with the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph Wood of Baylor University.

Survivor's Redemption Island? Melville's South Sea Island? Reality and Fiction in American Culture

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:42am
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Cristine Soliz, Historical Fiction Area, Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture
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Has it always been easier for Americans to swallow fiction with a dollop of reality? Or easier for us to swallow reality with a dollop of fiction? Historical fiction occupies a noble place in American history. It can be said to have nourished the glorious lies of our fiction, and to have sprouted a plethora of genres in our literature, from travel sketches and captive narratives to fiction proper. In the new Republic in the 1800s, Americans believed that fiction corrupted the "tastes" (i.e. morals) of youth. But historical fiction offered novels and fiction a way to respectability. But is it fiction that gives respectability to reality? What do you see in the fiction you read?

Networked New York -- 3/23/12, Abstracts Due 12/15/11

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:58am
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NYU CALC
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The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love --Dec 15 deadline4

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:32am
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National PCA/ACA
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The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love

PCA/ACA National Conference
Boston MA
April 11-14, 2012
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2011
Contact: Deborah Carmichael, Area Chair
Email: carmic28@msu.edu

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

The Hero's Quest in a 20th or 21st-century Text

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Schweizer
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We urgently seek a replacement chapter for an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of the hero's quest. The volume will be part of Salem Press's and EBSCO's Critical Insights series, a literary criticism series designed to introduce undergraduate students to commonly studied works, authors, and literary themes.

Open Call (Spring Issue)

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:04am
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MP: An Online Feminist Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal is seeking submissions for its spring issue. We seek ­scholarly articles, book reviews, and short essays that engage any aspect of feminism or feminist scholarship. Interdisciplinary and international submissions are highly encouraged. We recently have ­published ­essays about the body, the academy, religion, girls' studies, work, activism, and agency.

Maximum length for manuscripts is 30 double-spaced pages. Submissions may be in any accepted ­academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, or Chicago Style but must be consisten ­throughout and carefully edited. Submissions must not be published elsewhere already.

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