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Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
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Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference critically to explore the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Benson (UEA, Norwich, UK), Wendy Lesser (Berkeley, USA) and Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK). More names to be announced shortly.

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Tom McCarthy, Zsolt Sores, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie. More names to be announced shortly.

[UPDATE] Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA 2012)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:53am
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Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:47am
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Contemporary Haitian Poetry

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN POETRY
call for papers for edited volume

Editors:

Danielle Georges, Associate Professor, Lesley University

Anne François, Associate Professor, Eastern University

Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor, Columbus State University

Please submit proposals in abstract form (200-300 words) by the 15th of October 2011 at contemporary.haitian.poetry@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Atrium, Spring 2012 General Call, Submission Deadline: January 1, 2012.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:36am
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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal published twice annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. Ivy Tech is an academic home to 160,000 students throughout Indiana and is one of the largest community college systems in the United States.

[UPDATE] Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:08pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.

C-19: Re-Inventing the First Great Awakening, April 12-15, 2012

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 6:16pm
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Zach Hutchins/Brigham Young University
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The 2012 C19 conference theme, "Prospects: A New Century," suggests a forward glance, but many writers of the nineteenth century sought to frame nineteenth-century social movements, such as the revivals we now know as the Second Great Awakening, in terms of past events. In this sense, the new century was a prospect or vantage point from which authors like Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Catherine Maria Sedgwick looked backward at earlier periods of colonial and national history. This panel seeks papers investigating nineteenth-century texts and contexts related to the eighteenth-century revivals that Joseph Tracy first described as a "Great Awakening" in 1842.

Journal of International Relations Research Issue 1: Terrorism and Violence

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 4:46pm
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Journal of International Relations Research www.journalofinternationalrelationsresearch.com

Journal of International Relations Research
www.journalofinternationalrelationsresearch.com
Call for Papers
Issue 1: Terrorism and Violence

The Inaugural edition of the Journal of International Relations Research (JIRR) will be themed around Terrorism and Violence. We invite submissions from authors in a variety of formats including reviews, blogs, polemics and full-length articles. To be published in (traditional) electronic text format AND in a dynamic web version featuring interactive multimedia features that make the most of web 2.0.

Transgressive and Transgression

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:57pm
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Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
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IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression

Kalamazoo 2012-"Who Painted the Lion?" Revisiting the Roles of Medieval Women

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:39pm
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Comitatus, Purdue University's Medieval Studies Student Organization
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As Chaucer's Wife of Bath famously queried, the question "who painted the lion?" is crucial in discussing literature and women in the Middle Ages. Other possible questions that we could ask about the "lions" range from why it was painted thus, how that painting relates to the literary and social contexts, and whether the painted picture obeys its creator's commands. The range of the roles that women play in medieval literature is by no means narrow: there are the prim and proper ladies in courtly romances, the defiant virgin martyrs, and the outspoken characters of Chaucer and Langland.

Transgressive and Transgression

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:17pm
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Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
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IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Transgressive and Transgression

Learning Outcomes and Assessment (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:12pm
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Jerry Alexander / College English Association
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Call for Papers: Learning Outcomes and Assessment at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Learning Outcomes and Assessment for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

The Nature of Consciousness in Canada (ACCUTE Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 28-31 May 2012 - deadline Nov. 1/11)

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 11:10am
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Marc Andre Fortin / Queen's University
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The history of consciousness is the history of the evolution of culture across millennia, between biological forms, and amongst societies. The theoretical ideas and representations of consciousness are expressed through such disciplines and phenomena as literature, art, religion, science, death, mysticism, and technology - to name only a few – and are often divisive in regards to age, gender, (dis)ability, animality, and materiality.

gnovis - Fall 2011 Call fo Papers and Projects

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:43am
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gnovis, Graduate Journal of Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology Program
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We welcome submissions of original research from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to: art and propaganda, gender, race, ethnicity and identity, post-colonial and post-modern theory, nationalism and religion, performance art, photography and film, Web 2.0 and social media, mediated communication and digital representation, art and technology, politics and elections.

To be considered for our Fall 2011 Issue, papers must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

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