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CFP: Prisons, Peace, and Social Justice

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Jason L Mallory, Brooklyn College

CALL FOR PAPERS: PRISONS, PEACE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
(DEADLINE EXTENDED)

"During the civil rights movement and the peace movement against the Vietnam War, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that the bombs we drop overseas explode in our own cities. There was hope at the demise of the Cold War that the Military Industrial Complex would be dismantled. Instead, it has expanded to many more fronts—including the domestic front, where it is paralleled by the 'Prison Industrial Complex'.... The domestic 'war on crime' calls for a domestic peace agenda" (Magnani and Wray, Beyond Prisons 2006, 4-5).

[UPDATE] Midwestern Culture/Glee MPCA (10/14-10/16) deadline extension to 5/16

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 5:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Midwestern Culture/Glee Area- MPCA (Oct 14-16)

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract Submissions Extended to Monday, May 16, 2011

The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16.

[Update] Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict, University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict
University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Keynote by Stephen Prince, professor of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech and author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Columbia, 2009), Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Rutgers, 2003), Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (University of Texas, 1998), and The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (Princeton, 1991).

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies (essay collection, deadline 15 June 2011)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Burn and Marshall Boswell

Two high-quality essays about David Foster Wallace are sought for a volume contracted to Palgrave Macmillan. The book is titled "A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies," and the editors--Marshall Boswell and Stephen J. Burn--are interested in thematically-focused essays that elucidate major aspects of Wallace's work.

Possible subjects might include Wallace and masculinity/feminism; Wallace and cinema; Wallace and electronic media.

Potential contributors should submit 500-word abstracts to BOTH editors by 15 June 2011.

Completed essays would be due by 30 September 2011.

Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction Symposium 14 June 2011 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Elodie Rousselot/ Centre for Studies in Literature/ University of Portsmouth/ United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dianne F. Sadoff (Rutgers University, New Jersey)
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 interdisciplinary one-day event 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.

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - SAMLA 2011 (Atlanta) "Renaissance Verse"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA affiliate of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference 2011, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6
Conference Theme: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College (lsimpson@presby.edu)
Secretary: Daniel Mills, Georgia State University (engsdm@langate.gsu.edu)

Renaissance Verse

[UPDATE] - SAMLA 2011 (Atlanta) - "Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA affiliate of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference
contact email: 

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference 2011, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6
Conference Theme: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College (lsimpson@presby.edu)
Secretary: Daniel Mills, Georgia State University (engsdm@langate.gsu.edu)

Diversions, Digressions, and Unusual Connections: New Media and Narrative Practice (6/3/11,MMLA 11/3-11/6/11 St Louis, MO)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristine Kelly
contact email: 

This panel considers the idea of the digital humanities especially with regard to how new media technologies and ideologies associated with the "information age" influence creative and critical practices. We might ask, what are the links or divergences between traditional forms of narrative and those which make use of virtual space, hypertext, and visual or auditory manipulation? Or as Lev Manovich asks in The Language of New Media, "What is unique about how new media objects create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space and time?" How can literary and cultural criticism engage with new media in innovative ways?

Beyond Braddon: Forgotten Female Sensationalists (October 31, 2011)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:20am
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Anne-Marie Beller and Tara MacDonald / Women's Writing
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The past thirty years have witnessed a transformation in our perception of the mid-Victorian literary field, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre's importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. As Andrew Maunder has recently suggested, "[i]t is now acknowledged that if sensation fiction is cut out of the picture it is impossible to gain an accurate sense of nineteenth-century literary historiography".

CFP: Music & Disability at SAM 2012

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Music

In recent years, musicologists and music theorists, as well as other scholars, have created a considerable body of scholarship examining the intersection of music and disability. Music and disability studies, drawing heavily on pioneering work done in disability studies (which seeks to identify and interrogate social, political, and cultural constructions of disability), has developed into a robust but still expanding sub-discipline within musicology, music theory, and other areas of the humanities. Music and disability is a complex and broadly construed topic, encompassing research from several scholarly approaches.

International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 8:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Instituto Franklin-UAH

International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)

The main objective of the conference is to bring together the largest number of specialists and researchers of comics (graphic novels, manga, BD, etc) in order to reflect on the study of this area.

CHARLES HATFIELD, JESSICA ABEL, ROGER SABIN and ANTONIO ALTARRIBA have confirmed their assistance as plenary speakers to this conference.

The theme is "Sites of visual and textual innovation" and it welcomes papers on (but not limited to):

-The origins of comics,
-Avant-garde and experimental works
-Biography and autobiography.

The languages of the conference will be English and Spanish.

South African Communications Association Conference 29 August - 1 September 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 6:22am
full name / name of organization: 
South African Communications Association
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This year the SACOMM conference will be hosted by the Department of Communication Science at UNISA, and will be held at the Stone Cradle conference venue in Pretoria, South Africa.

Additionally, a pre-conference will be held on the day prior to the SACOMM conference, which will be hosted on the UNISA main campus in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

Abstracts are hereby invited for the SACOMM main conference.

Please visit the SACOMM website for the conference theme and full call for papers!

http://www.sacomm.org.za/

Renaissance Alchemy (RSA 2012, Washington DC)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chad Engbers / Calvin College
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Medieval and Renaissance alchemists often described mercury not merely as the quintessence, but as the medium within which opposing elements combined to produce the philosopher's stone. In many respects, the practice of alchemy itself was a medium uniting diverse--and sometimes opposing--elements:

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