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Resident Evil Collection of Essays

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 4:20pm
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.

Did you ever wonder why the Resident Evil Franchise has become so successful? Rightly so! Various books, graphic novels, games, and movies (the fifth one coming out 2012) are all contributing to this enormous universe. Resident Evil will be the first book that will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

Robert Frost, Liberalism, and Hard Matter

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 3:17pm
The Robert Frost Society Society session at the American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012, San Francisco, CA

This panel is designed to explore Robert Frost's aversion to liberalism and the representations of materiality with which he associates it. Proposals for this panel will explore the tropes Frost use, or falls into, when working through his ambiguous political self-posturing.

250 word proposal and a brief C.V. by January 15, 2012

Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society, June 25-29, 2012

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 3:06pm
Marxist Literary Group

CFP: 2012 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, 06/25-29/2012, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada

Call for Papers 2012 Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society Special Topic: "Capital, Culture, Communism"
Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2012.

The Marxist Literary Group's 2012 Institute on Culture and Society (2012 MLG-ICS) will convene this summer on the Vancouver, BC campus of Simon Fraser University on June 25-29. This year's special topic will be "Capital, Culture, Communism." How do these three "Cs" relate to a range of issues in contemporary politics and aesthetics, including

Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century [UPDATE] (Feb 23-24, 2012; Abstracts: Dec 31, 2011)

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:44pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century
SCSECS Conference Panel
Asheville, North Carolina

Paper proposals are invited for a panel that will explore the topic of "Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century." Please send 250 word abstracts, affiliation, and contact information to Phyllis Thompson at thompsop@etsu.edu. The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2011.

Classical Language and Literature: Latin and Greek RRMLA Boulder, CO Oct 11-13, 2012

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:39pm
RMMLA

The Classical Language and Literature: Latin and Greek panel welcomes papers on any aspect of Latin and/or Greek literature for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado.

Please email a 200-300 word proposal by March 1, 2012 to shelly.jansen@gmail.com. All proposals will be acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of the RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1, 2012, if your paper proposal is accepted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

[UPDATE] - CFP - Instability in Art and Design: A Graduate Student Symposium (DEADLINE EXTENDED, JAN 5)

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:34pm
University of Alberta, Art and Design Graduate Student Association

University of Alberta, March 16-17, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Marks, Simon Fraser University

The Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) at the University of Alberta currently seeks proposals for a graduate student symposium on the topic of instability in art and design. We are interested in projects that address the role of inconstancy, unpredictability, degradation, oscillation, and/or transformation in cultural production. The event will promote an understanding of instability not as a hindrance or limitation, but as a pervasive condition that can be exposed and even harnessed to productive critical ends.

Mixtape Logics: Listening to Empire and Resistance (2012 ASA Panel)

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:02pm
American Studies Association

2012 ASA Call for Papers

Mixtape Logics: Listening to Empire and Resistance

What might it mean to listen to culture, instead of simply critique it? Could our thinking become as dynamic, inventive, and entrenched in the culture in which it is produced as, say – a mixtape?

This panel proposes that "listening," as a critical act, might produce a different way of thinking about empire and resistance in the 21st century. And it takes the figure of the mixtape – an item as beloved as it is differently understood by the various subcultures that circulate them – as a unique cultural object that listens: Created from that which it critiques, at once both of and not of the culture upon which it reflects.

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:00am
Durham University

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends

A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.

Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems

'Borderlines XVI - Site & Sound', 20th-22nd April 2012

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 9:00pm
Queen's University Belfast

BORDERLINES XVI – Site & Sound
20th-22nd April 2012
Queen's University Belfast

Special guest speaker: Prof. Paul Strohm (Columbia University)

Mary Shelley Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 5:07pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The RMMLA Mary Shelley Session welcomes papers on any work or works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from her earliest writings during the Romantic Period to those spanning the Victorian Period. Theoretical approaches are especially encouraged. Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Stephen Sweat (ssweat@ucsc.edu) by March 01, 2012. Applicants will receive acceptance or denial of proposals by March 15.

[UPDATE] Kennesaw State University's First World Literature Conference / March 16-17 2012

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 4:57pm
Khalil Elayan / English Department

The bourgeoisie has, through its exploitation of the world market, given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. […] In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.

[UPDATE] Nations and Empires of the Early Modern Period

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 4:33pm
Early Modern Colloquium of the University of Michigan

Nations and Empires of the Early Modern Period
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
March 9-10

Keynote Speakers:

Joyce MacDonald, University of Kentucky
Daniel Vitkus, Florida State University

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