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CPF, British Literature before 1800: Conference dates, 4/14-15/ 2012; Submission deadline, 2/15/2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 11:35am
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

The Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss pedagogical, theoretical, and literary-critical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles. We also welcome discussions grounded in early literatures that cross cultural, period and disciplinary boundaries.
The NPCEBL invites proposals of up to 500 words for presentations or panel discussions. Please send these to the conference organizers electronically or by mail.

Heroic Bodies, Bodies of Flesh: Representing the Body in Early Modern Life Narratives 31 May-1 June 2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:48am
Christine Sukic / Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)

Call for Papers
Heroic Bodies, Bodies of Flesh: Representing the Body in Early Modern Life Narratives

International Conference at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France), co-sponsored by CIRLEP (EA 4299) and PRISMES / Epistémè (EA 4398), 31 May-1 June 2012, organized by Christine Sukic.

Human / Animal: 9th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris, 28-30 June 2012 (proposals due 15 January 2012)

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:43am
International Medieval Society - Paris

Human / Animal
9th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dates: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2012
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2012

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2012 symposium organized around the theme of human/animal in medieval France.

Human / Animal: 9th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris, 28-30 June 2012 (proposals due 15 January 2012)

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:42am
International Medieval Society - Paris

Human / Animal
9th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dates: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2012
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2012

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2012 symposium organized around the theme of human/animal in medieval France.

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 9:22am
University of Chester, UK

Northern Renaissance Seminar

University of Chester

17th March 2012

Genre in the Renaissance

Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:

- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;

- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;

- How social discourses shape categories and classifications of literary production;

[UPDATE] Essay Collection on Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 7:48am
Dr Elodie Rousselot, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture's persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-formulating certain key historical moments. This edited collection of essays intends to develop critical examination of the recent literary trend of the 'neo-historical' novel and to bring fresh perspectives to current debates on its cultural and theoretical underpinnings. We particularly welcome contributions on the 'exoticising' strategies employed by neo-historical fiction in its representation of one culture for consumption by another: What motivates this return to, and symbolic re-appropriation of, the past?

C PRACSIS International Conference on VISUAL SPACES JANUARY 21 & 22, 2012 • CHENNAI, INDIA

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:14am
The Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

C PRACSIS International Conference on
VISUAL SPACES
JANUARY 21 & 22, 2012 • CHENNAI, INDIA
in association with Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

"The space of our primary perception, the space of our dreams and that of our passions hold within themselves qualities that seem intrinsic: there is a light, ethereal, transparent space, or again a dark, rough, encumbered space; a space from above, of summits, or on the contrary a space from below of mud; or again a space that can be flowing like sparkling water, or space that is fixed, congealed, like stone or crystal."
—Michael Foucault, "Other Spaces"

Material Meanings: Third Biannual Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM)

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 5:15am
University of Kent, Canterbury, England

This conference investigates the avant-garde's reconfiguration of matter and materials in the quest to generate new meanings and effects.

Its particular focus will be the manner in which different artistic disciplines adopt strategies, theories and techniques from each other, and how they translate, transform and integrate conceptions and modes of expression from other sign systems.

Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images--Proposed panel topic for Natures 2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 4:00am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century:
To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century [12/1/11;2/17/12]

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:56am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World
• Technology and the Humanities: Research in a Digitized World

Last Chance to submit proposals for Modernist Manhattan

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 6:48pm
New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)
The confirmed plenary speaker for this conference will be Marshall Berman, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY.
Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of English at New York University, will give an introductory presentation for the conference.

Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts: Oct 31, 2011)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 6:20pm
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 250-300 word abstracts, affiliation, and contact information to Karen Cajka at Cajka@etsu.edu. The deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2011.

For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, special events, and conference venue, please consult the SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship Calls for Papers for the inaugural issue, April 2012

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 6:10pm
MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal of Aotearoa New Zealand, and call for papers for the inaugural issue. MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship is a journal of research excellence, a sister publication to AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. MAI Journal Joint Editors are Professor Michael Walker and Dr Tracey McIntosh, with a supporting Editorial Board.

Animals and Views on Animals in the Long Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts: Oct 31, 2011)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 6:10pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

SCSECS Conference
Animals and Views on Animals Panel
Asheville, North Carolina

Paper proposals are invited for a panel on "Animals and Views on Animals in the Long Eighteenth Century." Please send 250-300 word abstracts, affiliation, and contact information to Kathleen Grover at grover@etsu.edu. The deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2011.

For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, special events, and conference venue, please consult the SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

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