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Chapbook CFP: Role of Imagination in Literature

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:48am
Faces of Feminism

Faces of Feminism and local writers' group Kill Your Darlings are seeking original, fiction work or critical essays that engage or challenges the role of imagination in literary work. Themes could include: the effect of stereotypes on character development, literature as a vehicle to new futures, imagination as key to dismantling systems of oppression, the race/class/gender of the author as delimiting or expanding ways in which the work is read, feminism and womanism realized in literature, etc. Anyone may submit.

All submissions must be received no later than Friday, March 2nd and emailed to facesoffeminism@gmail.com

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:28am
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: "Re-Imagining the New World(s)"

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Keynote Speakers: Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
William V. Spanos, Binghamton University

Conference Description:

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:23am
Dr. Gilad Padva

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:
* Voyeuristic spectatorship and readership in contemporary cinema, television, art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Phallic delights, phallic traumas.
* Provoking and provocative texts and textures.
* Scenes, sins, senses, sensations and sensational spectacles.
* Perilous corporeality, physicality and embodiment.
* Sensational adaptations and transferred sensations.
* The politics of striptease cultures.
* Self exposure and exhibitionism as artistic device.

CFP: Film, Benjamin, and Debt/Guilt panel (M/MLA 5/15, 11/8-11, 2012)

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:51am
Paul Petrovic, Film I Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association

The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 informal convention theme is "Debt."

Aesthetics and Ethics of Memory, Graduate Seminar, Aarhus 20-22/09/2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:51am
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

For the inaugural seminar of Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies we invite paper proposals from graduate students on the relations between the aesthetics and ethics of memory. Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies is a newly established international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies (http://www.mnemonics.ugent.be/).

HEART2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 7:00am
Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline extended)

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Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston: Muslim Everyday Life - 15 March, 2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 2:52am
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/ Dept. of English, New York University

Seeking abstracts on fictional depiction of Muslim everyday life as an indeterminate space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular; theories of novel and indeterminacy of everyday life.

Please send in 250-word abstract by 15 March 2012

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 12:13am
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.

Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:

• Advice - Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:21pm
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina

Fairy tales never seem to go out of style. This panel seeks papers that discuss the significance and implications of works that take traditional fairy tales and make them modern. They may take elements of fairy tales or the whole tales themselves and revise or rework them, but there is still some basis in traditional fairy tale. These tales may also be reworked in order to show a more modern sense of race, class, or gender as well or may swap characters or roles.

[UPDATE] Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s [June 27 - July 1, 2012]

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:45pm
National Poetry Foundation

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 27-July 1, 2012, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.

Call for papers for Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:39am
Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Call for papers Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
http://versita.com/cijpca
No. 1/2012 – "Cultural Illusions"
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2012.
No.2/2012 – "Semiotics of World Cultures"
Deadline for paper submissions: August 31, 2012.
In each issue there is a section named "Views upon Ethics, Truth and Language". Therefore, articles that do not fit the topic of our calls for papers, can be submitted to the editors, following the formal rules indicated at: http://versita.com/cijpca/authors/

Narrating Value in the Long Eighteenth Century (MLA 2013; abstracts due 3/15)

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 8:32am
Steve Newman/Department of English, Temple University

How do various ways of valuing objects and people—among them, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political economy—emerge, conflict with, and complement each other during the Long Eighteenth Century (c. 1660-1830)? More specifically, how are these modes of valuation informed by narrative structures, and to what degree is narrative itself valued or devalued in their formation and/or reception and/or circulation?

REMINDER - CFP From Akira to Zizek: Comics & Cultural Theory

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:20am
Studies in Comics journal

From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory. The importance and continued relevance of post-structuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

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