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Marilyn Monroe as Author (ALA, May 24-27); (deadline 1/3)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:13pm
Zachary Lamm

Seeking papers on any topic related to Marilyn Monroe's writings, with special interest in the recently-released archival collections Fragments and MM-Personal. While inter-textual readings using films are welcome, the focus should be on Monroe-authored texts. Suggested topics: gender and sexuality; race; queerness; influences; anxiety; depression; psychoanalysis (in practice and theory); Modernism and postmodernism; auto- and biography; archival studies; performance studies; Monroe and her contemporaries.

1-page submissions by 1/3, 2012

Marilyn Monroe as Author (ALA, May 24-27); (deadline 1/3)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:10pm
Zachary Lamm

Seeking papers on any topic related to Marilyn Monroe's writings, with special interest in the recently-released archival collections Fragments and MM-Personal. While inter-textual readings using films are welcome, the focus should be on Monroe-authored texts. Suggested topics: gender and sexuality; race; queerness; influences; anxiety; depression; psychoanalysis (in practice and theory); Modernism and postmodernism; auto- and biography; archival studies; performance studies; Monroe and her contemporaries.

1-page submissions by 1/3, 2012

[UPDATE] Sex...or Something Like It deadline extended

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
Sigma Tau Delta

The deadline for abstracts for Sigma Tau Delta's Spring colloquium has been extended!

We are pleased to host Dr. Judith "Jack" Halberstam at this exciting event. She is Professor of English, American Studies, and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual, and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures.

Listed below are suggestions for areas of exploration; topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENSION: CEA-CC Annual Conference "On Exile and Its Variations"

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:02pm
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

College English Association-Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC)

Annual 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012

"On exile and its variations"

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

Deadline extended: December 28, 2011

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

We look forward to papers that examine the condition of exile through its varied representations in any literature and in any genre.

Themes may include, but are not restricted to:

ImageTexT Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric Special Issue

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 1:01pm
ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

ImageTexT is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric, to be released in Fall 2012. The issue will be guest edited by Richard Burt (Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Unspeakable Shaxxxspeares) and co-edited by ImageTexT production editor, Katherine Shaeffer.

CFP: Essay Collection Tentatively Titled Supernaturally Grimm: Fairy Tales on TV, proposals due January 15, 2012

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:46pm
Pauline Greenhill/University of Winnipeg and Jill Terry Rudy/Brigham Young University

Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy are soliciting proposals for a book
> project which will gather new, original, previously unpublished essays
> covering a range of aspects of fairy tales on television. Submissions
> may address such areas as: specific series, like the current Grimm
> and Once Upon a Time shows or Nickelodeon's animated Grimm's Fairy
> Tale Classics, which use fairy tales as organising themes; fairy-tale
> themed episodes in series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Muppet
> Babies, and Rocky and Bullwinkle's "Fractured Fairy Tales;"
> made-for-television feature-length fairy tale adaptations, like

CFP: At the Round Table

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:33pm
A. P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact. Regardless of the approach taken, the presence of food as a topic if not an heuristic notably has increased. Scholars use food as a lens whereby, e.g., issues of agricultural production (Winslow, 2011) and social exclusivity (McCord, 2011) are examined. Trade publications address acts of food preparation as craft, art, and profession. Popular texts capitalize on food as both a consumer product and a marketing technique.

[UPDATE] Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945, 14-16 June 2012, proposals due 2 Jan 2012

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 11:58am
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Call for Papers: Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2 January 2012

Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
June 14-16, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Freedgood, English Department,
New York University

*REVISED KEYNOTE* Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 11:29am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email:
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu
Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University

Luncheon Speaker: Former long-time Major Leaguer and medical pioneer Tommy John.

Faulkner and Digital Humanities Panel for Faulkner Conference, July 7-11, 2012

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 10:04am
Elizabeth Cornell

Short paper abstracts are sought for a panel called "Faulkner and the Digital Humanities" to be proposed to the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which will take place in Oxford, Mississippi, July 7-11, 2012. The conference title this year is "Fifty Years after Faulkner," and its broad theme is a re-examination and re-appraisal of Faulkner's life and work. In addition to traditional approaches, this panel seeks papers that are interdisciplinary in scope, collaborative in nature, and / or use multimedia.

Words and Matter: the Virgin Mary in Late Medieval Parish Life

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 9:46am
Umeå University

Tales about the Virgin Mary were frequently told in the Middle Ages. They were communicated through diverse media and genres, ranging from poetry and exempla, were depicted on panels and in manuscripts, and followed the rhythms of hagiography, sermons and chant. Interpreting how these stories were made and disseminated and how these different media and genres intersected is fundamental to understanding the reach and impact of ideas about the Virgin Mary and the place of the Marian cult in late medieval culture and parish life.

AAAHRP 2013 Black History Conference, February 1-2, 2013

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 9:45am
Ed Diaz/Association for African American Historical Research & Preservation

As always, the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation strives, with its conferences, to bring together a wide audience of university-based scholars, community historians, preservationists, and the general public. AAAHRP conferences provide an excellent setting for anyone with an interest in black history to meet and interact, and where scholars from various disciplines have the opportunity to impart and exchange ideas.

Location: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Tentative Dates (Subject to Change): Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2, 2013.

Theme: Unrestricted Black History, a Journey of Discovery.

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