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Call for Proposals: "2012 Symposium for the Study of Myth" February 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 3:34pm
Opus Archives & Research Center

The Program Committee for the Study of Myth is pleased to invite proposals for presentations and performances at the Symposium in Santa Barbara, California at Pacifica Graduate Institute, to be held August 31 to September 2, 2012. Studyofmyth.org

Important Dates:
Feb 15, 2012: Proposal deadline
May 2012: Decisions announced
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2012: Symposium

The Symposium themes are organized around three broad areas of inquiry and action: Myth in Theory, Myth in Culture, and Myth in Practice.

The First International Djuna Barnes Conference

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:15pm
The Institute of English Studies

The First International Djuna Barnes Conference
21-22 September 2012

An International Conference hosted by The Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, in association with Birkbeck College, University of London.

Guest Speakers:

Daniela Caselli (University of Manchester)
Melissa Jane Hardie (University of Sydney)
Scott Herring (University of Indiana)
Teresa de Lauretis (University College Santa Cruz, CA)

[Update] Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Interne

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:20pm
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Internet

The inaugural popular culture conference will be held at the College of St. Joseph, located in Rutland, Vermont, April 13th-14th, 2012.

We are looking for a wide range of popular culture/ cultural studies papers, topics, and panels that explore the enduring figure of the barbarian in Western popular culture. Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit ideas on heroic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and other images of barbarians and barbarism.

Proposal deadline: Jan 25th, 2011

Possible paper topics:

CFP: "Queer Woolf," Feb. 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:15pm
Brenda Helt / Virginia Woolf Miscellany

CFP for a special issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany: "Queer Woolf" (Fall 2012)

We invite brief analyses and explorations of how queer studies can help or has helped illuminate Woolf's life and work, and vice versa – how Woolf's work and life nuances or otherwise influences queer studies, broadly conceived.

Send submissions of not more than 2000 words to Madelyn Detloff and Brenda Helt at detlofmm@muohio.edu and helt0010@umn.edu by February 15, 2012.

THE NORTH: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance | June 8-9, 2012 | Deadline Feb 10, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:02pm
Irish Theatrical Diaspora in association with The School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster



The 9th annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference will take place in June 2012 in Derry/Londonderry, hosted by the School of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster, in the former Foyle Arts Centre and previous home of Field Day Theatre Company.

Call for Papers: Questioning Urban Modernity (May 18, 2012)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:18am
ASCA Cities Project (University of Amsterdam)

QUESTIONING URBAN MODERNITY
Conference, May 18, 2012, University of Amsterdam

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Robinson (Department of Geography, University College London)

It is widely accepted that our understanding of contemporary city life is based primarily on the tradition of western conceptualizations of modernity, dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The ways in which Western thinkers have articulated city spaces in relation to urban subjectivities have formed the pillars upon which many new directions in urban studies have been built.

**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:17am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

Studii de Gramaticã Contrastivã (Studies in Cotrastive Grammar)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:43am
University of Pitesti, Departement of Applied Foreign Languages

Studii de Gramaticã Contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar)

volume no 17/2012

Call for papers

Studii de gramatica contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange.
The articles may be written in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:24am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:26am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:29pm
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

[UPDATE] **Deadline extended to Jan. 15** Vonnegut panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:01pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (but we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 150-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 15, 2012.

[Update] Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 5:11pm
University of the Arts London/ University of East London

Rationale:

Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.

UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:43pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.

ABSTRACTS DUE MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

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