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

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 5:13pm
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NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
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An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Jean Wall Bennet Professor of English and American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prof. Castronovo's publications include:
Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007);

Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001);

Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995)

Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics, co-edited with Dana Nelson (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002)

Native/Indigenous Studies Area: 2012 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:45pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM at Hyatt Regency
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: nativestudiespca@gmail.com
Come present your paper with us! Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous Peoples' issues.

New College Conference, March 8-10, 2012, Sarasota, FL: Call for papers: "Does Beowulf Allow (for) Illustration?" (due 9/5/2011)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 2:43pm
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Matthew J. Snyder / University of Florida
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This session will seek to explore the question: Can Beowulf be illustrated, or does the poem exhibit and/or foster an inherent antagonism between sign and icon? Recent efforts to provide illustration that augments (or perhaps subsumes or subordinates) the poem's 3182 lines of text, including Seamus Heaney and John D. Niles' Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition (Norton, 2007), the graphic novel Beowulf: Monster Slayer (Graphic Universe, 2008), and Robert Zemeckis' 2007 motion-capture animated film, all would seem to push back against what might be termed the text's opacity of the visual imaginary.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; August 15, 2011

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 12:28pm
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Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Summer 2011 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom. TALTP is also seeking articles for the Fall issue (November 15) about using primary sources, databases, archives, etc., in the literature classroom.
Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts with abstracts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

Language Rights Panel

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 12:27pm
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Kamal Belmihoub, Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS)

The panel will explore various contexts where language rights are involved. You do not have to have a paper to present, but if you are interested, please write an abstract of your presentation and e-mail it along with your name and affiliation. For more information, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Picturing the Nineteenth Century - March 22-25, 2012 - University of Kentucky

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:53am
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association
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Though its title foregrounds art and visual culture, this conference will treat "picturing" in all its many senses: imagining, representing, framing, mapping. We invite papers and panels that consider how the nineteenth century represented itself to itself – through depictions of subjectivity, history, and culture; through emerging technologies and disciplines; through self-conscious "meta" attempts to understand methods of representation. We also encourage papers that consider how our own technologies and disciplines create multiple pictures of "the nineteenth century." Interdisciplinary papers and panels are especially welcome.

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels (9/15/11; Medieval Congress, May 2012)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:26am
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International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in dialogue with medieval art
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
10-13 May 2012

We can follow the history of the "Decorated Page" from illuminated medieval manuscripts to the graphic novel, but what if we skip the pesky intervening years from one to the other? That is, what can the theories and analysis of medieval manuscripts, wall paintings or other medieval visual mediums tell us about how we read the graphic novel, and how might the theories behind contemporary graphic novel analysis help us read medieval illustrations and art?

Update-Conference CFP, Website and Blog

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:46am
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Dr Nick Davis-University of Liverpool
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Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science. The conference aims to explore overlapping paradigms of paranoia and pain in psychology, biological sciences, and literary texts/contexts.

For further information on the conference and events, please visit http://paranoiapain.liv.ac.uk

The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies is looking for editors and contributions

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:03am
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Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies
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The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies aims to provide a platform for students of Medieval Studies to publish their work.

As publishing in established journals can be difficult for postgraduates, the PGMS can provide the necessary experience of writing, reviewing and editing as well as provide an insight into what postgraduate students are currently researching. Therefore, this journal is mainly looking for contributions from MA and MPhil students. However, PhDs are also welcome to submit articles and reviews.

Exceptional undergraduate dissertations will also be considered for publication.

CFP--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 10:04pm
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Florida State University Center for Humanities & Society
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Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. Affiliated with the Society for Values in Higher Education, the journal has recently moved to Florida State University, where it will be housed in the Center for Humanities & Society and edited by John Kelsay of the FSU Department of Religion. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.

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