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A Grimm Legacy: The Impact of Grimms' Tales in the English Speaking World. 6th-8th September 2012.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 5:07am
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Dr. Andrew Teverson, Kingston University

2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms' collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).

Representing Queer Time, Engaging Queer Theory - SCMS March 21-25, 2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 11:00pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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A central concern of contemporary queer theory is the question of time. Recent trends in queer critique have focused on issues of temporality in a range of arguments, from Lee Edelman's (2004) anti-social thesis on reproductive futurity to Elizabeth Freeman's (2010) work on erotohistoriography as a counter to chrononormativity. As J. Halberstam points out, the concept of queer time provides a valuable framework for assessing political and cultural change (2005; 4). For example, the focus on temporality has produced significant alternative genealogies, bringing into focus queer subjects otherwise occluded from heteronormative histories (Haberstam 2005; Roderick Ferguson 2004).

CFP: Global Shakespeare

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:57pm
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Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association special issue

"Global Shakespeare"

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities, 30/3/2012-1/4/2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:13pm
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Association of Welsh Writing in English

CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.

Ideas of Place and Particularity - Journal Issue, May 2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:51pm
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Modern Horizons Journal

For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.

Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.

Ideas of Place and Particularity Conference, October 21, 2011

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:38pm
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Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.

[UPDATE] Imagining Gender in 19th-Century American Women's Poetry-SAMLA (7/15/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/11 conference)

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 2:36pm
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Mary Wearn

AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)

Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry

In accord with the SAMLA special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," proposals are invited addressing women poets of the nineteenth century. Specifically, the panel will explore how female writers of the era poetically imagined gender roles.

By July 15, 2011, please submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 250 words to Mary Wearn, Macon State College, at mary.wearn@maconstate.edu.

INDIAN-DIASPORA: TRANSCULTURAL CONCERNS TRANSNATIONAL ROLES

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 8:37am
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Dr Neerja Arun
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Dr Neerja Arun invites submissions to a collection of critical essays on Sub themes:

1 Eco-Political transactions of Global Indian Diaspora
2 Socio-Cultural concerns and hybrid lives
3 Role of all Diaspora of Indians in re-conceiving and reconstituting faith in physical and virtual places of spiritualism: India and Abroad
4 Literary Concerns
5 Care India

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 8:32am
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Dr Neerja Arun
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Dr. Neerja Arun invites submissions to a collection of critical essays on Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990. At the inaugural meeting of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), George Manuel introduced the concept of The Fourth World, a phrase employed to describe indigenous minorities throughout the earth. As the 1980s progress, modern nation states are increasingly being forced to come to terms with their indigenous minorities. The Laplanders of Finland, the Indians of Peru, and the Inuit of Canada are no longer articulating their aims and grievances solely through appeals to their respective national governments.

Problems of Management in the 21st Century

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:20am
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Scientific Methodical Center Scientia Educologica

SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE "SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA"
/The Associated Member of Lithuanian Scientific Society, European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and International Council of Association for Science Education /ICASE/
and
SCIENTIA SOCIALIS, UAB (Ltd.)

Dear colleagues,
We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for international scientific journal (Second Call)
"Problems of Management in the 21st Century" ISSN 2029-6932

EDITORIAL BOARD

Reconstruction 12.3, "(In)Securities"

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 12:33am
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Call for Abstracts: Reconstruction 12.3 "(In)Securities"

Edited by Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon) and Susana S. Martins (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

In the past years, the world has been dealing with increasing anxieties about state and urban
security, which were largely exacerbated after traumatic experiences such as the 9/11 terrorist
attacks of New York and Washington D.C. in 2001, the 2004 train attacks in Madrid and the London bombings in 2005.

Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics; July 9; March 22-25

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Friday, July 1, 2011 - 10:19pm
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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Cujlture

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture announces:

The 4th International Conference on Adoption and Culture
Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics

March 22 - 25, 2012
The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California

Call for Proposals

Rewriting Southern Literature for the Silver Screen (AUMLAC Feb 10-11 2012)

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Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:13pm
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Robert Klevay / Auburn University at Montgomery
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This panel will celebrate the past and continuing inspiration of Southern literature on Hollywood film. In Film Adaptation and its Discontents, Thomas Leitch declares the "primary lesson of film adaptation" is "texts remain alive only to the extent that they can be rewritten and that to experience a text in all of its power requires each reader to rewrite it." He recommends that scholars concentrate on how a given adaptation "reads" its source text along with any "literary, cinematic, or broadly cultural" intertexts contained within rather than narrowly focusing on the issue of fidelity.

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