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UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 9:04pm
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, a founding editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

CFP for 2012 ASSC Grad Student Conference at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:27pm
Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium

Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:22pm
Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans

Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusing on film studies, gender & sexuality, architecture, eco-criticism & critical regionalism, and popular culture. 

We welcome abstracts for theoretically informed essays on topics such as: 

Analyses of individual Brad Pitt film roles, or comparative studies of Pitt's performances across different films

Brad Pitt as sex icon; Brad Pitt as uber-father

Brad Pitt and architecture

Brad Pitt and environment (urban, wilderness, & others)

Brad Pitt and violence

"Henry Fielding: New Approaches"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:58pm
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Stanford University

"Henry Fielding: New Approaches"

Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Dept. of English, Stanford University
Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford U., 94305
E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu
Tel: (415) 832-9133

"Henry Fielding: New Approaches"
Call for Papers
43rd ASECS Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
March 22 – 25, 2012

"Law & the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:53pm
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Stanford University

Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Dept. of English, Stanford University

Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford U., 94305

E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu
Tel: (415) 832-9133

"Law & the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century"
Call for Papers
43rd ASECS Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
March 22 – 25, 2012

This panel welcomes presentations investigating intersections between law and the arts, broadly conceived, over the course of the long eighteenth century.

The Tans Literary Reader--Call for Proposals

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 3:27pm
The Trans Literary Reader

We invite proposals for TheTrans Literary Reader an edited collection of essays that will approach literary texts (broadly conceived) from a trans-theoretical lens.

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo: May 10-13, 2012 (two panels)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 2:43pm
Joe Stpehenson, president, Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 10-13, 2012).

1. Performing Gender and Shakespeare

2. _Macbeth_: Pre-texts, Texts, and After-Texts

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920 (University of Warwick, UK) - CFP Deadline 29th July

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 1:31pm
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

A symposium at the University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011

Confirmed speaker: Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter

Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.

Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 1:17pm
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, Founding Editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

Third International Sacred Text Translation Conference: "Translation and the Rhetoric of the Holy Quran"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:10pm
The Research Center for the Holy Quran Translation, Marrakech-Morocco

Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hassania Institute, Rabat-Morocco
and
The Research Center for the Holy Quran Translation, Marrakech-Morocco
Organize
The Third International Sacred Text Translation Conference on the following Theme:
"Translation and the Rhetoric of the Holy Quran:
On the Interrelationship between Source Identity and Target Culture"
Marrakech 22-23 May 2012

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:36am
Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech

Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
"Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames"
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia
Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech

All About Eve: Representations of Eve in Contemporary French Fiction (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 9:48am
Elizabeth Berglund Hall / Ithaca College

This panel seeks to reinterpret the figure of Eve in contemporary French fiction from new and inventive perspectives, not simply as the Biblical figure, but in terms of her role as transgressor and discursive disruption. Possible reinterpretations of Eve might consider her through deviance, textual disturbance, insubordination, otherness, or even a "feminine" interruption. Please send 200-250 word abstracts to Elizabeth Berglund Hall, ehall@ithaca.edu.

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