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Issues in Contemporary Geek Media - SCMS March 21-25, 2012

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 1:57pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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Over the past decade, geeks -- both real and fictional -- have risen to a position of centrality and immense cultural power within the pop-cultural mediascape. This panel will explore the cultural and industrial issues raised by the rise of the geek as an onscreen and offscreen presence in contemporary media. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the rise of the superhero comic-book blockbuster, geeks in "independent" and alternative media, video games and their adaptation into blockbusters, early influences on the rise of pop cultural geekdom (e.g., Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Woody Allen, John Hughes, et.

The Hemlow Prize for Graduate Students; deadline 9/1/11

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 1:09pm
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The Burney Society
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The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP for Thackeray in Time, 1811-2011. October 1st 2011

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 8:21am
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University of Leeds

THACKERAY IN TIME, 1811-2011

EXTENDED call for papers until Friday 15th July

School of English, University of Leeds
Saturday 1st October 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Professor Judith Fisher (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas), author of Thackeray's Skeptical Narrative and the 'Perilous Trade' of Authorship (2002)

Professor Richard Pearson (National University of Ireland, Galway), author of W.M. Thackeray and the Mediated Text (2000)

[UPDATE] American Frontiers: British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:56am
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British Association for American Studies / University of Birmingham

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.

The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.

A(r)mor amoris: Modernist Cummings, Sex(t)uality, and Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/20/11; Louisville, 2/23/12-2/25/12)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:17am
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Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 40th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2012, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time.

Imagining New Lives, Imaging New Relationships in Nineteenth-Century America

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 7:49pm
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Maureen McCarthy/South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This session seeks to explore representations in poetry, prose, and discourse that reflect changes in nineteenth-century American society--not just what was happening but what was possible. How were writers depicting alternative social constructions and relationships? What were the established limitations and where in literature can we see writers challenging these traditional conventions? Papers might include primary archival research, literary analysis, and multi-disciplinary approaches that address the work of nineteenth-century writers and intellectuals. Presentations could examine alternative conceptions in interpersonal relationships (platonic, romantic, professional, etc.), as well as the relationship of individuals to social institutions.

Commons: Shared Resources and Collective Activity in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies / April 20th-21st

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 7:44pm
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The Group for the Study of Early Cultures / University of California, Irvine

Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference for the Group for the Study of Early Cultures
The University of California, Irvine

Friday and Saturday, April 20 – 21, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Julian Yates, University of Delaware

[UPDATE] Modified and Definite Dates for the V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexcio, March 2012

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:02pm
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International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:50pm
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Ken Dvorak, PhD
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We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk. Steampunk remains an elusive topic even among its admirers and practitioners, but at its heart, it re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. From sci-fi and fantasy to websites catering to a Steampunk lifestyle, this multi-faceted genre demands greater scholarly analysis.

The editors of this anthology seek contributions in the following suggested subject areas:

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:34pm
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Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization:
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

contact email:
tamayok@stjohns.edu; kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 5:02am
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Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

Apologies for Cross Postings

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is an on-line journal
(http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tesolalwebjournal) dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment.
The journal also publishes interviews, short commentaries, and book reviews.

10th Medieval English Studies Symposium (19-20 Nov 2011)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:58am
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Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

You are cordially invited to the 10th Medieval English Studies Symposium, organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, which will be held in Poznań from 19-20 November, 2011. MESS10 will have as its aim bringing together specialists in the areas of medieval English literature and linguistics.

Literature Section at MESS10

Princes and Paupers: Class, Money and (social and physical) Otherness in medieval and medievalist literature in English

Call For Submissions: Literary Journal Accepting Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction for Publication

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 9:08pm
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A Few Lines Magazine
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A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com) is now accepting general submissions under the categories of Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. We read year-round and produce issues on a quarterly basis.

We also host a short story contest, which is hosted on a monthly basis.

We are currently accepting submissions for our second issue. The issue is scheduled to debut in September.

General submission guidelines are posted on our online submission manager.

To submit, please follow this link:

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 3:58pm
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Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
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An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote speaker TBA shortly.

"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)

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