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The Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, Austin, Texas, 31 May – 2 June 2012

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:19am
Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for Textual Scholarship

International Interdisciplinary Conference

31 May – 2 June 2012

The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chairs: Coleman Hutchison & Matt Cohen, The University of Texas at Austin

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
George Bornstein, The University of Michigan
Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University
Phillip H. Round, The University of Iowa

Deadline for Proposals: January 2, 2012

PCA Conference: Latin Americans and Latinos: Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes (April 11-14, 2012 - Boston, MA)

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:38am
Raul Rosales Herrera - Area Chair - Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference

Call for Papers:

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

April 11-14, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Boston Copley Place

Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes

A New Political Ecology: Guattari, Stengers, Latour (ACLA 2012, Brown University, Due Nov 15)

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 8:20am
ACLA 2012 "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

In Three Ecologies (1989), Felix Guattari draws attention to the deterioration of modes of life along with an increasing ecological disequilibrium that threatens the planet. The standardization of behavior and consumerism combined with the mass media effects corresponds to an impoverishment of what Foucault called "savoir-faire." Resonating with this concept, Guattari extends the question to the effects of capitalism's capture that destroys both mental and environmental ecologies. In her suggestive dialog with Guattari, Isabelle Stengers correlates this ontological impoverishment with the emergence of bêtise: the form of capitalist subjectivity.

Hilary Mantel CFP - Symposium, Sept 2012

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:45am
Eileen J. Pollard, Manchester Metropolitan University

Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel

Friday 14th September 2012
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK

The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged (Mantel 2005)

Seminar (King's College London), 14/11/2011: Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:31am
Zoe Roth (King's College London)/ Fusako Innami (Oxford)


We are delighted to invite you to the second session of the seminar group, Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century, which explores new and emerging theories of the body and embodiment. Followed by a discussion and drinks.

Speakers:

Dr. Tom Widger (Brunel): 'Situating Suicide as a Problem of the Body'

Dr. Astrida Neimanis (LSE): 'Flows of Biomatter, Flows of Global Power: On Becoming a Body of Water'

18.00, Monday 14 November, Room S8.08, King's College (Strand Campus).

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 2:11am
Alison L. Heney, ACLA Seminar 2012

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

The ACLA conference is scheduled for March 29 - April 1, 2012 and we are in negotiations with an academic press interested in publishing a volume based on the proceedings of the seminar.

An abstract of 250 words is due by November 15th.
Please submit your papers to the ACLA website:

http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php

[UPDATE] 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance',30 August-2 September 2012.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 1:18am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Further Call for Papers: 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2012
The 21st Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 30 August-2 September 2012.

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:16am
Music Theatre and Dance Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

ATHE's Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance" for the 2012 ATHE conference in Washington D.C. (August 2 - 5, 2012). This annual panel is held in memory of Dr. Bruce Kirle, a longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance focus group. Dr. Elizabeth Wollman will serve as the respondent. Dr. Wollman is Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is author of the book The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical, From Hair to Hedwig.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: James Bond and Popular Culture

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: James Bond and Popular Culture
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 8 – 11, 2012
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
http://www.swtxpca.org

The SWTX PCA/ACA James Bond and Popular Culture Area Chair invites papers for the annual conference on ANY aspect of James Bond films, literature, comics, video games, and culture. Here are some topics to consider, but is by no means an exhaustive list:

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939; ACLA, Providence, RI, 3/29 -4/1, 2012; Deadline: Nov. 15

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:08pm
Maureen Gallagher; American Comparative Literature Association

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939

Seminar Organizer(s):
Maureen O. Gallagher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Emily
Heilker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

With the First World War's 100th anniversary fast approaching, there has been an increased interest in new approaches to the conflict. This panel seeks to reevaluate its literary and cultural aftermath using comparative, global, and transnational methodologies.

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:56pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance
of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:19pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Borders abide and abound—between disciplines, between languages, between periods, between persons, between genders, between communities, between generations, between the self and the world. They define us in both liberating and limiting ways. This conference will investigate how borders and barriers are made, broken and refashioned, giving special attention to individual and national identities and the mythologies that inform them. Just how impermeable are such borders? Is there an unshakeable human drive to draw them?

Other possible topics:

Tolkien studies postgraduate symposium, 17 Aug 2012, Loughborough University, UK

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:46pm
The Tolkien Society

As part of the larger Return of the Ring conference at Loughborough University, UK (16-20 August 2012), The Tolkien Society are hosting a dedicated postgraduate symposium on Tolkien studies on Friday 17th August 2012.
The interdisciplinary symposium is the first of its kind and serves to map current scholarship inspired by Tolkien by bringing together emerging scholars across disciplines of art, cultural studies, linguistics, medieval studies, fan studies, literature, film and media studies etc. Post-doctoral or other early career stages scholars are also welcome. It is hoped that a selection of papers will be published as an edited collection following the symposium.

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