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CFP: Bullying and the Abuse of Power 3 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.

Shakespearean Drama and the Renaissance Sensorium ( RSA 2012, March 22-24 in Washington, D.C. / abstract deadline 5/16/2011)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Jennie Votava / New York University
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This panel invites papers that explore the role of one or more of the five senses either as themes in the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, or as features in dramatic performance. Topics may include, but are not limited to, histories/theories of sensation; representations of the senses and early modern phenomenology; sensory mediation between actors and audience; visual and other sensory "cultures"; the senses and affect; the senses and the body politic; sensory hierarchies and gender, class, racial or ethnic difference. Consideration of the "internal" senses (e.g., memory, reason, imagination) as well as the "external" senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are welcome.

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University (issue 3)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eric Leuschner
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Teacher-Scholar explores the history, present circumstances, and possible future of America's hardest working but least studied institutions of higher learning—Regional State Universities or, to use a more recent and revealing title, State Comprehensive Universities (SCUs). With heavy teaching loads and extensive service obligations for faculty and seemingly endless responsibilities for administrators, SCUs are the invisible workhorses of higher education and, in many ways, America's "institutions of the future." Serious study of such institutions is long overdue. How does their story modify the dominant understanding of higher-education history, which is based on more prestigious institutions? What are the benefits of working at an SCU?

Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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We invite paper and panel proposals for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Off-Year Symposium, "Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North," to be held June 14-17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Proposals related to the field of literature and environment broadly, or to the symposium theme specifically, should include a 250-word abstract, paper title, your name, and affiliation. Proposals for pre-organized panels are also welcome. Submit proposals to Sarah Jaquette Ray (sjray@uas.alaska.edu) and Kevin Maier (kevin.maier@uas.alaska.edu) by November 5, 2011.

MAPACA Conference Women's Studies Area Nov 3-5, 2011 Philadelphia, PA

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
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Women's Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women. The Women's Studies section of MAPACA seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture.

[UPDATE] CFP: Under Pressure

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Yetta Howard/Journal of Lesbian Studies
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[UPDATE] ***Extended Deadline

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"

Contaminating Bodies, Infectious Displays: Women as Performative Currency (working session; 5/31/2011; Montreal, 11/2011)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research
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Anna Gibbs writes: "Contagion is everywhere in the contemporary world. It leaps from body to body, sweeping through mediatized populations at the speed of a bushfire…. Consumer economies actually rely on contagion for everyday functioning, connecting people, money, goods, resources, ideas, and beliefs in global flows of communication and exchange in ways that fundamentally alter relations in the process."

Memory and Memorial in Old English Literature (SAMLA 2011, Deadline 6-30-2011)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 4:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2011
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Proposals are invited for papers addressing the topic of memory or memorial (broadly defined as anything designed to evoke remembrance) in Old English literature. From inscriptions on monuments to descriptions of heirlooms, from heroic poetry to hagiography, the papers should address some aspect of the theme of memory or objects that evoke memories. Please submit proposals of 250–300 words to Rhonda L. McDaniel at rlmcdani@mtsu.edu by June 30, 2011.

"Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon"

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott McClintock/National University
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"Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon"

Panel to Be Held at the American Literature Association Symposium, "Mysterious America: Crime Fiction
in American Culture," Savannah, Georgia, September 22 – 24, 2011 (see ALA website at http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/ for additional information about the symposium).

Panel Description:

Identity and Community After the Cold War Era

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Kansas Area Studies Centers
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Call for Papers

"Identity and Community after the Cold War Era"
August 25-27, 2011
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Performing Ethos: Queer Publics, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2012)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Fintan Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
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While the word 'queer' is often understood to signal aberrance, in the past decade many scholars working within the field of queer theory have sought to broach the subject of queer ethics. For instance, leading theorists such as Leo Bersani (2008) and Tim Dean (2009) have mined the ethical features of certain sexual practices, while Lee Edelman (2004) has forwarded an anti-assimilationist thesis that grounds queer ethical and political projects outside and against kinship and reproductive circuits. Less aggressively, Judith Butler (2004) has advanced an ethic of recognizing and responding to vulnerability, while Sara Ahmed (2010) celebrates the practice of 'troublemaking' in the production of new ethical codes.

CFP: The Erotic 6 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
The Erotic

Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

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