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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

"More Please: Explorations of Excess" University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference March 9-11, 2012

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 1:57pm
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University of Calgary Free-Exchange Committee
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University of Calgary's Free-Exchange Committee will be hosting its annual, interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 9-11, 2012 at the University of Calgary and is looking for contributors to critically or creatively engage with and explore this year's theme of excess.

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." —Oscar Wilde

"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments." —Plato

Touchstone Literary Magazine Deadline: November 18th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 1:44pm
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Touchstone Literary Magazine
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Touchstone, Kansas State University's literary magazine, is looking for submissions. We are looking for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art of all medias, and flash fiction (under 1000 words). Deadline to be considered for publication is November 18, 2011. Please send your submissions to: touch@ksu.edu. For more details, visit our webiste at www.k-state.edu/english/touchstone.

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 1:41pm
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The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University
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Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Journal Articles Sought

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 1:27pm
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Dulia et Latria
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The journal DULIA ET LATRIA seeks articles broadly consistent in its scope of interest. An ideal article would be originally submitted in a standard Word document in accordance with specifications as outlined on the journal's website of http://www.duliaetlatria.com/editorial_policy.htm . It is also preferable that submissions be forwarded by December 15 of 2011 for consideration in the 2012 edition. Please submit articles in double-spacing, 12 point font, Times New Roman format to Richmond B. Adams at memtiger1984@yahoo.com .

Call for Papers: "Imagery Across Time: Using Pop Culture Imagery of Native Americans in the Classroom" June 3-6, 2012

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:30pm
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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
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I am putting together a panel proposal for the 4th annual NAISA conference (June 3-6, 2012), which will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

I'm looking for 2 or 3 people to participate in panel by giving presentations examining imagery of Native Americans in popular culture platforms: film, music, art, literature, material culture, advertising, or anything else you can think of that is part of American pop culture. It doesn't have to be modern – 18th, 19th, or 20th century is fine.

You can focus on one particular example (a film, or a book), or a range of examples that demonstrate change – or its lack – across time.

Valley Humanities Review-- Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:19pm
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Valley Humanities Review
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The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 11:50am
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Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair

Call for Papers: Race, Ethnicity, Land Ownership and Tenure. (Deadline: November 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:47am
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The Kirwan Institute: Race/Ethnicity Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts encourages and welcomes contributions by scholars, researchers, grassroots activists, policy advocates, and organizations.

UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, concluded that more than one billion people live without any security of tenure in informal settlements in "developing" countries. The historic basis for this insecure land tenure system is varied.

Topics of inquiry can include but are not limited to:
•How race relations impact the accessibility to land and land distribution in marginalized communities.

•How ethnic minorities define their rights and access to land in the age of economic neoliberalism and market fundamentalism.

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