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Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative CFP (Deadline: December 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:39pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8-11, 2012)

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) through the SW/TX PCA/ACA database at http://conference2012.swtxpca.org.

For additional information, contact the Area Chair:
Dr. Melinda McBee, Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)
mcbee58@verizon.net

Violence Studies

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:47pm
University of Newcastle, Australia

Violence Studies Conference 2012
Call for Papers

The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle invites academics from a wide a variety of disciplines — including anthropology, art, criminology, history, international relations, law, literature, psychology, philosophy, political science and sociology — to submit proposals for panels and individual papers at its conference, Histories of Violence, to be held in the city of Newcastle from 21-23 August 2012.

Plenary speakers:
Arjun Appadurai, New York University
Rosemary Gartner, University of Toronto
Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University

Cognitive Melville American Literature Association (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7:54pm
Ralph James Savarese/Herman Melville Society

Melville's work is nothing if not a palpable grasping with words: the fingers of cognition investigating themselves. How does Melville use his myriad characters (Billy Budd, Bartleby, Ahab, even Moby Dick), to say nothing of his many allusions (Kaspar Hauser, Peter the Wild Boy, Calvin Edson), to explore different forms of consciousness—from that of the diversely human to that of the diversely more than human? How might neuroscience and disability studies inform not only our individual readings of Melville but also very the act of reading him itself? How might Melville contribute to discussions of embodied thought, emotion, narrative empathy, object and spatial visualization, cerebral lateralization, metaphor, and the like?

[UPDATE] Motorcycle Life and Culture

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 4:37pm
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region

MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE
Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2012
The SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling and its impact on American society, other societies and cultures.
Suggested topics include:
* Riders' narratives or descriptions of the ride
* The motorcycle as art, poetry, or agency
* Rituals, norms, customs, or influences in motorcycle culture
* The biker as subaltern or as "other"
* Movies, films, or other images of motorcyclists

Early Modern Social Neworks, 1500-1800 (abstracts due January 6, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 4:11pm
Early Modern Center, University of California at Santa Barbara

The word "network" is more likely to call to mind computer connection than the "glittering net-work" of a spider-web (E. Darwin, The Botanic Garden, 1781) or a "Mantle of blacke silke" (Book of Robes, 1600). What is the link between such "curious Piece[s] of network" (Addison, Spectator 275, 1712) and contemporary social networking? These older uses of network illuminate the development of early modern techniques of loose connection. By contrast with a chain-of-being model, networks are versatile, allowing for manifold modes of association.

[UPDATE] Indecency (deadline EXTENDED)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 3:36pm
Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History
INDECENCY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 1-3, 2012

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2011

"DIASPORAS AND 'RACE'" 25-27 October 2012, Wake Forest University (NC/USA)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 3:28pm
Consortium of “DIASPORAS, CULTURES OF MOBILITIES, ‘RACE’” CONFERENCE SERIES

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference
TITLE: "DIASPORAS AND 'RACE'"
CONFERENCE DATES: October 25-27, 2012
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: February 1, 2012

UPDATE: Reminder, IALJS-7, Toronto, 17-19 May 2012

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 3:12pm
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
"Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story"
The Seventh International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-7)
Ryerson University
School of Journalism
Toronto, Canada
17-19 May 2012

[UPDATE] Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet February 23-24, 2012

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 2:51pm
UCLA Comparative Literature

LAST CALL!
New submission deadline is November 15th, 2011.

Call for Papers:

"Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet," UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference Thursday February 23rd and Friday February 24th, 2012.
Keynote: Wai Chee Dimock.

Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 8-11, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Phone: +1 505 842 1234

CFP: Twilight

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:30pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: SFF Twilight SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about the Twilight series of books and/or movies.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

CFP: A Game of Thrones

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:27pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: SFF A Game of Thrones SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about the HBO series A Game of Thrones and/or the Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

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