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Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 10:40am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

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

Session: "Heretical Texts and Texts About Heresy in the 14th and 15th Centuries": 1-4 July 2013

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:52am
Leeds International Medieval Congress (Session sponsored by St. Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies)

A session entitled "Libri nefandissimi: Heretical Texts and Texts About Heresy in the 14th and 15th Centuries" is being organized for next year's International Medieval Congress in Leeds, taking place 1-4 July, 2013 (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2013_call.html). 20-minute papers are welcomed on any subject dealing with the general theme of heresy and inquisition in relation to texts and their circulation in the 14th and 15th centuries. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

-The manuscript traditions of specific heretical or suspect texts in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship - NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 8:25am
Tufts University

Classic psychoanalytic film theory relies on two fundamental axioms: 1) That an audience that experiences film spectatorship as a form of voyeurism, and 2) That film characters must be diegetically unaware of their own textual and performative status. But such a framework must be modified with respect to films in which major characters are depicted in the act of manufacturing texts (e.g. Boogie Nights, To Die For, Benny's Video, Waiting for Guffman), and in which these secondary texts are made to supplant the film proper. In such instances, character authors understand precisely that they are operating in a performative capacity.

[UPDATE] Fat Sex - Abstracts required by 30th September 2012

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:41am
Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University (UK), and Dr Caroline Walters, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Fat Sex

Essays are sought for an edited collection on the topic of sex and the fat body. The editors are looking for proposals which approach this theme from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and which take an original, critical, and body-positive approach to questions of fat and sexuality. Dr Samantha Murray will be contributing the Foreword to the collection. She is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, and has published works such as 'The Fat Female Body' (2008), multiple journal articles, and special issues on fat studies.

ICT in Higher CFP:Education: Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2249-3301)

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:01am
Bhatter College

BHATTER COLLEGE JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (ISSN 2249-3301)
A Print Journal, published by Bhatter College
P.O. Dantan, Dist. Paschim Medinipur
www.bhattercollege.ac.in

Call for papers
Articles and Book Reviews on ICT in Higher Education are invited from Teachers, Research Scholars and enthusiasts for Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2249-3301) for Volume II, 2012. Submissions can be made in English or Bengali on any of the following topics from any discipline and subjects, which are, however, not exclusive but suggestive. We are open to inclusion of other topics.

CFP: Spaces of Work and Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century publication

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:47am
University of Warwick

Call for Papers:

Spaces of Work and Knowledge in The Long Eighteenth Century

Abstracts are invited for proposed submissions for publication in a forthcoming collection of essays based on the proceedings of the Spaces of Work 1770-1830 conference held at the University of Warwick April 2012. The publication will follow the broad themes of the conference, but is expanded to include articles focusing on any time within the Long Eighteenth Century, and beyond being focused on Britain to include all geographical locations. Further, the overall headings of 'space' and 'work' are to be examined in relation to forms of knowledge, broadly conceived.

CFP Kalamazoo 2013 - "John Lydgate and English Literary History" - DUE Sept. 15th

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:51pm
Alaina Bupp

In the past few years, scholarship on John Lydgate has undergone a transformation. His works are garnering more and more attention. If Lydgate's centuries old reputation as a poetic dullard is to be revived, the author and his works must be presented and discussed in a venue that can provide opportunities for the unitiated scholar to discover Lydgate's significance to English literary history.

The purpose of this session, then, would be to draw out the ways in which Lydgate contributed to, complicated, or derived his works from the literary history and traditions of England. Topics to consider include but are not limited to:

Kalamazoo (Medieval Congress) 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:02pm
Human-Animal Transformations (sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at St. Louis University)

On behalf of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, we are looking for papers that make conjectures about any and all aspects of medieval human-animal transformations. Some topics may include:

-The space/setting of human-animal transformations
-The motivations/causes behind these transformations
-Gender construction and notions of masculinity and femininity through transformation
-Speech, language, and communication post transformation
-Posthumanism and human-animal embodiment
-The outcome of the transformed
-Depictions of human-animal transformations in medieval art and illumination

Please send an approximately 250 word abstract by September 15th to the following:

Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow March 1-2

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:40pm
Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College

Call for Proposals
Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow

Fifteenth Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College (15 minutes north of New York City)

Friday and Saturday March 1-2, 2013

Featuring: The keynote address by women's historian Alice Kessler Harris, distinguished professor at Columbia University and author of Difficult Women: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman

Round table discussion about the life and work of Amy Swerdlow moderated by Blanch Weisen Cooke, author of The Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt Volumes 1 and 2.

[UPDATE] ZOO 2013: "The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in Dialogue with Medieval Art

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:19pm
Morris Tichenor

The "Decorated Page" of illuminated medieval manuscripts has a connection to the modern graphic novel, but what can the theories and analysis of medieval manuscripts, wall paintings or other medieval visual mediums tell us about how we read the graphic novel, and how might the theories behind the contemporary graphic novel analysis help us read the medieval illustrations and art?

20th Annual NINE Conference on Baseball History and Culture (CFP deadline: Dec. 3, 2012; conference: March 13-16, 2013)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces The 20th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

Wednesday, March 13-Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona

Call for Papers

The 20th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 3, 2012, to tstrecker@bsu.edu .

[UPDATE] Shakespeare at Kalamazoo 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 4:36pm
Kavita Mudan Finn / Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 9-12, 2013).

1. Shakespeare and Material Culture

2. The Merchant of Venice: Pre-texts, Texts, and After-Texts

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:48pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 34th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

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