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Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Helen M. Lewis
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Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Ascendio 2012: A Harry Potter Symposium (July 12-15th, Universal Studios, Florida; Submissions due February 1st!)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
HP Educational Fanon

Ascendio 2012: A Harry Potter Symposium welcomes adult scholars and fans of the Harry Potter universe to investigate, deconstruct and unravel the many facets of Harry Potter's world. We aim to promote scholarly analysis of the books, to provide forums for debate and discussion among fans of those works, and to provide professional development opportunities for teachers, librarians and academic scholars.

"Representing Violence and Writing of Disaster" October 21-22

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization Conference
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The Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization conference invites scholarly papers to join a panel on violence in literature and/or film. This panel presentation will explore the ways in which disaster and violence are portrayed in literature and the role they play in literature as tools of communication. In keeping with the conference theme, papers focusing on the psychological or physiological causes and/or results of disaster and violence as portrayed in literary works or film would be fitting; however, other papers on the topic will receive equal consideration. How does disaster or violence act as a link between public and private memory? How has the portrayal of disaster/violence in literature/film changed over time?

[REMINDER] Deadline 9/26: CFP for 2012 Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
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Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

Rhetoric and Composition

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 11:35am
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association

Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Compostion at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

This special topic seeks submissions which explore the conference theme, "Borders." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:44am
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English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
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Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Mass Observation Anniversaries Conference 4-6 July 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 7:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Mass Observation, University of Sussex
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Confirmed Speakers: James Hinton (Warwick), Nick Hubble (Brunel), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Dorothy Sheridan (Sussex)

Call for Papers (deadline: 16 January 2012)

Seventy-Five Years of Mass Observation
Thirty Years of the Mass Observation Project

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:06pm
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NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012

In 2000, Suzette Henke published Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women's Life-Writing, where her introduction explores trauma and healing, elaborating on what Henke coined as scriptotherapy, "the process of writing out and writing through traumatic experience in the mode of therapeutic reenactment" (xii).

Graphicity: Revisiting Word/Image Hybridity

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)

The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.

RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media March 29-30, 2012

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:11pm
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Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges,
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Call for Papers/Proposals
RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, March 29-30, 2012
rehumanities@gmail.com
www.haverford.edu/rehumanities

Keynote speakers:
Katherine Harris of San Jose State University, author of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive and Alexandra Juhasz of Pitzer College, author of Learning from Youtube

Festivals and Faires

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon March 16-18 2012

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting submissions of 100-200 word abstracts for papers, presentations and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) to be presented at a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, held in Anaheim from March 16-18, 2012. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BZ8XV9N. Proposals must be received by November 1, 2011.

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