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Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:59pm
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Popular Culture Association Deadline December 1, 2011

AFRICAN AMERICAN/AFRICAN CULTURE AREA: Popular Culture Association invites both papers and panels of four papers on any area of Africana including African, Caribbean, Latin American and African American culture, folklore, dance, music(all forms)religion, film, cartoons, literature, and unusual areas, for example black whaling. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011.

Pedagogies and the Profession

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 1:08pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
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The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

Reminder: CFP Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:08pm
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University of Oxford

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

A tie-in Postgraduate Day Conference will take place on 21 March, giving graduates the opportunity to present and collaborate with their peers. This day conference will be free of charge to those attending the main conference, but it is also a stand-alone event aiming to explore the theme of Moving Modernisms and what this might mean from a postgraduate perspective.

Call for submissions to the Centennial Reader

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:29am
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The Centennial Reader

We invite submissions for the third issue of the Mount Royal Centennial Reader, which will appear in electronic publication format in January 2012. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.

The Mount Royal Centennial Reader straddles both worlds: the academic world and the popular publication world. Submissions should therefore apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way.

Call for Papers: 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press (1850–1870)', March 28-31 2012

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 7:04am
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University of Buckingham
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CALL FOR PAPERS: CHARLES DICKENS AND THE MID-VICTORIAN PRESS (1850–1870)
28-31st March 2012, University of Buckingham UK

The School of Humanities at the University of Buckingham and the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester are delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project, and an exhibition of archive materials curated by Antony Burton. Our list of invited speakers currently includes:
Laurel Brake, John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Hazel Mackenzie, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch, Cathy Waters, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard.

Violent Women in 19th Century England

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:45am
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Vicky Nagy
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The number of women who are victims of crime has always been higher than the number of women partaking as offenders. However, women were very often involved with crime- not always petty in nature. Previous research in women and crime in 19th century England has focused attention on the lives of women who committed crimes such as infanticide, or the social and economic situations that led to their working in the sex industry, and in doing so have explored the lives and times of women in 19th century England. This collection aims to write more women back into the criminal record by focusing on those women who committed violent crimes during this period.

[UPDATE] RAPCAP 2011: Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance (10/23/2011; 12/08/2011)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:03am
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Popular Arts Collective
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Deadline Extension: The deadline for submission of abstracts for RAPCAP 2011 is now October 23, 2011. This is to enable us to accommodate intending participants who could not make the previous deadline for pertinent reasons. Please note that new deadline is final. The valid e-mail address for submissions is lorunyomiat50@yahoo.com.

Conference Date: The conference will hold on December 8, 2011 at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Keynote Address: Odia Ofeimun, erstwhile president of the Association of Nigerian Authors, will give the keynote address.

European Journal of English Studies, 'Myths of Europe: East of Venice' (deadline for proposals: 31 October 2011)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:58am
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Aidan O'Malley
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES Vol. 17

Please note that the deadline for proposals for all issues for this volume is 31 October 2011, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2012. Volume 17 will appear in 2013.

MYTHS OF EUROPE: EAST OF VENICE
Guest Editors: Ljiljana Ina Gjurgjan & Aidan O'Malley

Sensing Senses: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sensory Perception (Feb. 17-19, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 9:39pm
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A Graduate Conference Hosted by German and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)

At the mention of senses, one thinks of five capabilities used to gather data about one's environment. This Aristotelian paradigm has dominated Western civilization long enough to establish itself as a truism among many scholars without, as anthropologist David Howe reminds us, "exploring how the senses interact with each other in different combinations and hierarchies." Recent research in the social sciences and humanities has revealed an increasingly rhizomatic view of sensual worlds, in that the synaesthetic experience has become the norm: colors in film recall tastes, music conveys a sense of acceleration, the eye is fooled into feeling spaces, and so forth.

Stowe Panel at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA; proposal deadline Jan 9, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:23pm
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Stowe Society

"Family Life & the Fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe."

Papers are sought on any aspect of family life in the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Proposals are welcomed for studies that approach Stowe's fiction using rubrics such as motherhood, fatherhood, siblings, the figure of the child, slave families, faith and the family, citizenship and the home, family and nation, or politics and family life.

While you need not be a Stowe Society member to submit a proposal, you must become a member to present on the Stowe panel at ALA.

Please submit a one page abstract and a one page CV to Mary Wearn (mary.wearn@maconstate.edu) by January 9, 2012.

[UPDATE] Victorian Clichés and Orthodoxies (NVSA): deadline 10/15

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:43pm
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Northeast Victorian Studies Association

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year is Victorian Clichés and Orthodoxies. The conference will be held at Columbia University on April 13-15, 2012, and will feature a keynote panel including Nicholas Dames, Yopie Prins, and Jim Secord as well as a visit to the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The text of the official CFP follows below. If you'd like a PDF copy of the call for papers emailed to you in order to post it in your department, please contact this year's program committee chair, David Kurnick, at david.kurnick@rutgers.edu.

War After 1945: Literature, History, Culture, and the Arts

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:24pm
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Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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We invite papers about all wars after 1945: Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan; and peacekeeping missions and involvement in Europe, Central America, Africa, and the Middle-East.

We invite writers and artists of original fiction, poetry, drama, art, and music.

We encourage all perspectives: North American, Central American, Northeast Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle-Eastern.

All approaches will be honored: scholarly, interdisciplinary, multicultural, film, literature, history, sociology, political science, linguistics, ethnicity, folklore, and oral history.

The Future of Arts Research

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
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Royal Holloway, University of London

A one-day Postgraduate conference to be held at the British Library, Friday 18th November 2011, 9.30-5.00 sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, in partnership with the British Library.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Martin McQuillan, Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Analysis, Kingston University.

David Cross, freelance artist and Reader in Art and Design at the University of the Arts London

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