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Reading Scenes and Systems

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:42pm
Sören C. Hammerschmidt

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

CFP: MLA Boston 2013: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture **Deadline 3/19/12**

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:30pm
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, SUNY Buffalo

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of "conflict," identity, war, peace, and protest in art, literature, cinema, music, and the theater. Papers can focus on social, psychological, historical, philosophical, traumatic, geographic, and/or peace-bridging aspects, to state a few. Interdisciplinary work is welcome.

Poetry and Poetics, PAMLA, Oct. 19-21, Seattle, submission deadline April 22

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 9:59am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Poetry and Poetics is a standing session at PAMLA. Papers can deal with any aspect of poetry and/or poetics. Papers must be submitted through the PAMLA website, www.pamla.org.

Here are a few other useful hints:

1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at:
http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics .

Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World [April 21-22, 2012] Rabat, Morocco.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 5:36am
University Mohammed V - Agdal- Rabat, Morocco

This international conference on "Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World" will engage with the ways migrancy is re-shaping the world not simply in movement but, through movement, in relations. It will take up central components of migration and globalization such as labor, cultural membership, race, human rights, deterritorialization, transnationationl communities and the implications of migration and globalization on traditional referents such as the nation-state and citizenship. The overall objective is to engage critically with globalization, migration policy and the current dynamics affecting peoples, cultures and politics across nations and boundaries.

Poetry & EcoModernism / MSA 14 / October 18-21, 2012 / Las Vegas

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 4:22am
Daniel Burke / Marquette University

One period that has heretofore garnered less ecocritical attention than it perhaps deserves is transatlantic Modernism. Perhaps it's the concrete canyons and industrial "Waste Land"s the era evokes in many readers' minds - which run contrary to so much of the green landscapes and Romanticism of first-wave environmental criticism. Of course, Modernism isn't all smoke and steel - just as ecocritical theory has by now moved out of the forest and into examining more urban jungles.

Spectacles in Color

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:04pm
MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle

Surely one of the most spectacular features of the visual landscape in the early twentieth century was its vivification through a host of color technologies. From the colored lights of Times Square to the brightly hued plastics in household appliances, from the boom in cosmetics to the painstakingly hand-tinted frames of silent cinema, synthetic colors radically transformed the visual environment of the modern world. These transformations not only altered the visual experience of modernity but also intersected with experiments in abstract painting, psychological theories of perception, and literary debates about the role of the image.

GLBTQ Studies Area @ MAP/ACA - Pittsburgh (11/1 thru 11/3)

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 5:59pm
Mark John Isola / Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assocation

MAP/ACA's 23rd annual conference will be in Pittsburgh. The GLBTQ Studies Area welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium of popular or American culture. This area is particularly interested in tracing contemporary GLBTQ representation in popular culture and questions of agency/appropriation.

Proposals of interest for the Pittsburgh 2012 conference might include:

Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL
Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

L'interculturalité, sous des appellations diverses, est très souvent évoquée aussi bien dans les contextes de recherche que dans les projets pédagogiques ou les démarches institutionnelles. Les points d'exclamation et d'interrogation dont nous faisons suivre cette notion dans cet appel à propositions auront pour fonction de souligner que nous la manipulons comme un flacon de nitroglycérine extrêmement instable. En effet, cette notion pour le moins problématique se caractérise surtout par une absence de définition stable car en constante évolution et sujette à controverses.

Queer (In)Security / May 4-5 / Abstracts Due March 15

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:10pm
University of California, Davis

Please circulate widely.

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The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 4-5, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.

The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.

[UPDATE] Mary Shelley Panel

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:38pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boulder, CO. (Oct. 11-13, 2012)

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Mary Shelley Panel at the 66th Annual RMMLA Convention next fall (Oct. 11-13, 2012) in Boulder, CO. We welcome papers on any work or works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from her earliest writings during the Romantic Period to those spanning the Victorian Period. Theoretical approaches are especially encouraged.

CFP: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:26pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

CFP: Defining English Identity in Early Modern England - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:23pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: "Defining English Identity in Early Modern England"

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

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