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Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 8-11, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Phone: +1 505 842 1234

CFP: Twilight

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:30pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: SFF Twilight SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about the Twilight series of books and/or movies.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

CFP: A Game of Thrones

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:27pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: SFF A Game of Thrones SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about the HBO series A Game of Thrones and/or the Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:25pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about science fiction and fantasy literature.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Audience in the Middle Ages // Yale University

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:57pm
New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 29th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at Yale University on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. The theme will be "Audience in the Middle Ages."

Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:01pm
Nathan Waddell / Institute of English Studies

Plenary Speakers: Dr Sara Crangle, University of Sussex; Dr David James, University of Nottingham

This conference's remit is to explore the numerous ways in which the modernist writer and painter Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) belonged to cultural networks of influence and inheritance.

Misfits, Outcasts, and Exiles: Reading the Margins (March 2-3, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:46am
LSU Department of French Studies Graduate Association

Misfits, Outcasts and Exiles: Reading the Margins
6th Annual Graduate Student Conference
LSU Department of French Studies
March 2nd & 3rd, 2012

Il n'y a pas pire enfer que le silence de la marginalité. (Noël Mamère, Ma République, 1999)

Si mes respectables et bons confrères veulent continuer à me marginer, tout ira bien. (Voltaire, lettre à Duclos, 1761)

Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics. June 13-15, 2012.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:55am
Tara MacDonald / University of Amsterdam

This conference seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts. The conference also seeks to interrogate the critical field surrounding the notion of the neo-Victorian by asking how we, as scholars, understand this genre and its allied politics. Does the current cultural interest in the "new Victorian" imply a resistance to post-modernism, post-structuralism or post-humanism? Or, can neo-Victorianism help us interrogate these terms? How does our post-Victorian landscape accommodate and manipulate the neo-Victorian urge?

States of Emergency: New Iconographies and the Narratives of Catastrophe--ACLA Seminar, 2012; CFP Deadline November 15, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:57am
Stephenie Young (Salem State University), Lisa Mulman (Salem State University)

Since WWII visual and written work documenting traumatic historical events in diverse geographic locations has emerged as one of the most prolific spaces of artistic production, yet still remains a relatively under-examined area of scholarly analysis. This is particularly true of comparative and interdisciplinary work. This seminar will focus on imaginative and testimonial narratives from sites of cultural or historical rupture/disruption/insurgence and the ways in which such narratives re- envision states of emergency as moments of artistic invention and/or transformation.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:12am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Organizers of the 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on American, British, and other World literatures outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.)

CFP: Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature: 12/15/11

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:12am
American Literature Association 2012

CFP: Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature

I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.

[UPDATE] "South Asian Cinema" at SW/TXPCA 33rd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb. 8-11, 2012

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 4:02am
Robert Cross, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Panels are now forming for presentations on topics related to the new conference area of South Asian Cinema. Listed below are suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included
here are also very welcome.

 The work of Satyajit Ray
 Nehru and Indian cinema
 Parallel cinema
 Social problem films
 Partition in Indian cinema
 Indian documentary
 Indian silent film
 Malayalam cinema
 Bengali filmmakers
 Hindi Cinema's Golden Age (Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Guru Dutt)
 Diasporic Indian filmmakers

Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 6, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 2:22am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference: Re-envision, Re-formation, Re-creation

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:25am
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

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