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UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:43pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.

ABSTRACTS DUE MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

Ireland and African-America

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 3:18pm
Clinton Institute for American Studies

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

CFP: Ground Stories / The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 2:33pm
The Society of Fellows at The University of Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS: GROUND STORIES

The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
May 18-19, 2012
(Proposal Deadline: Feb 20, 2012)

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago invites paper proposals for the annual Weissbourd Memorial Conference, to be held May 18-19, 2012 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, on the theme "Ground Stories."

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts (September 28-30, 2012): Proposals due 1 March 2012

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:15pm
Carleton College

As the conclusion to our Visualizing the Liberal Arts Initiative, Carleton College will host an interdisciplinary conference offering visionary lectures, speculative discussions, hands-on sessions, exhibitions, and performances.

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College's new center for interdisciplinary arts collaboration. The conference will address topics ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The keynote speaker is Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics.

CFP ASA 2012 Reading through Recipes: Cookbooks and/as Literature

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:07pm
American Studies Association Anual Meeting

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary roundtable exploring the intersections of literature and cookbooks, receipt books, and domestic manuals. Do these texts constitute a literary genre and how do they map onto more established literatures? How can the narratives and recipes in cookbooks and domestic manuals expose colonial relations, imperial encounters and the legacies of empire? How can we frame a scholarly conversation regarding the intricate modes of domination and resistance built into the genre itself? What impulses do these texts share with other domestic genres such as the domestic novel, sentimental fiction, the plantation school, and so on?

What's Love Got to Do With It?: Shakespeare and Ovidian Violence (MLA 2013, Boston)

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:49am
John Garrison / Kyle Pivetti

For a proposed session at the 2013 MLA conference, we seek papers that offer new thinking about Shakespeare's relationship to Ovid.

For example, how does Ovid influence Shakespeare's visions of gender? How is desire manifested in Ovidian violence, whether on Shakespeare's stage or in his poems? How do modern adaptations of either author's work ask us to rethink the relationship between Shakespeare and Ovid? Can Shakespeare's classical sources help us understand the linkages between gender, love, and brutality in his plays and poems? How do Ovid's mythical or poetic paradigms for transformation, desire, and transgression resonate in scenes of Shakespearean violence?

Occupied: Taking Up Space and Time, graduate conference, March 22-24 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:42am
Indiana University Department of English

Call for Proposals: "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012*

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time" to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 22-24, 2012. This 9th annual conference is hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

CFP: Remixing the American Renaissance, ALA '12, May 24 - 27

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:58am
American Literature Association

Proposed Panel: Remixing The American Renaissance
Conference: ALA, May 24-27, 2012, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Friday, January 27th.

Summary: This Call for Papers seeks scholars interested in how digital medias remix works of the American Renaissance and, in the process, highlight how these works are, themselves, the product of an emerging Remix Culture. Preference will be given to papers with an interest in new media and remix theories and applications.

Reminder: Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics (Abstracts due Feb 1, 2012)

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:16am
University of Amsterdam

This conference, to be held June 13-15, 2012, seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts. The conference also seeks to interrogate the critical field surrounding the notion of the neo-Victorian by asking how we, as scholars, understand this genre and its allied politics. Does the current cultural interest in the "new Victorian" imply a resistance to post-modernism, post-structuralism or post-humanism? Or, can neo-Victorianism help us interrogate these terms? How does our post-Victorian landscape accommodate and manipulate the neo-Victorian urge?

CFP of IEEE Int. Conferences in Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June 2012

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:29am
University of Bradford

****** IEEE HPCC-2012, TrustCom-2012, IUCC-2012, ICESS-2012 ******

The 14th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2012) to be held in Liverpool, England, UK, 25-27 June 2012
http://www.scim.brad.ac.uk/~hmibrahi/HPCC2012/

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012) to be held in Liverpool, England, UK, 25-27 June 2012
http://www.scim.brad.ac.uk/~hmibrahi/TrustCom2012/

Call for Papers,

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 2:10am
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association, English Department of Soochow University

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

Call for Poetry, Short Fiction, and Art - Pomona Valley Review 6 (deadline March 30th, 2012).

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 10:49pm
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for its sixth online issue this April. Run by Cal Poly Pomona graduate students in English, PVR needs quality prose and art from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus.

The deadline for submissions, electronic only, is March 30th. Please see our website for details and specifics on the online submission process. Thank you always for your continued support. Additional notes below.

- We need your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2012 issue.

- We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit.

- This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in the humanities.

Call For Papers: "Apocalyptic Imagination" Nov 16 2012

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:53pm
Humanities Center, Wayne State University

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, "Apocalyptic Imagination" for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Review Board & Undergraduate Advisory Board Openings for Online Journal of Literary Criticism

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:07pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students. This journal is devoted to the exploration of authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre. Diesis is published bi-annually in the spring and fall.

The editors are currently seeking review board and undergraduate advisory board members from all literary specialties to review submissions, provide comments, and recommend articles for publication in Diesis. Review Board and Undergraduate Advisory board members are named both on our website and on each issue. Please note: all positions are unpaid.

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:02pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Call for Guest Columnist

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking a guest columnist for its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.

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