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Station to Station: An International & Nomadic Conference, 1-3 December 2011, proposals due 15 June 2011

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:16pm
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STATION TO STATION International conference organized by Didier Girard, Frederique Toudoire-Surlapierre and Jennifer K Dick for the research groups ILLE and CRESAT (Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse) and the international doctoral programme Cultural
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http://station2stationcolloquenomade.blogspot.com/
Call for papers
(English Version--see our site for French, Italian, German & Spanish versions).

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:31am
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James Agee Society
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The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Topics may include Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as screenwriter, film critic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. By June 1, 2011, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

Futuristic Epistemologies in Early Modern Literary and Scientific Thought (RSA 2012/ Abstract Deadline 5/15/2011)

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:04am
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Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University
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Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to Paradise Lost, construct fictional worlds through the appeals to the epistemic and ontological status of the future. In the Defence of Poesy, Philip Sidney elucidates how futures govern both poetic production and dissemination. The poet is a "vates" who can prophesize the future, or the "maker" who creates imitable models for the reader. The act of imitation is transferred to the reader of poetry, whose "well-doing" in the real world uniquely fulfills the poet's work.

[UPDATE] MPCA/ACA 2011: Harry Potter Panel (October 14-16, 2011)

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:59am
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Orlando Dos Reis / Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will be held from October 14-16, 2011 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on time, space, and memory are of particular interest this year.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the Area Chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Kansas State University at dosreis@ksu.edu. Deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2011.

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (6/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 7:58pm
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Drs. Comer and Vayo
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Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] Creatures of the Night October 2011 EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:57pm
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M.A. Nadine Farghaly, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria

October 20 – October 22, 2011 – Salzburg, Austria

This is the first conference for young academics at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria. The conference committee seeks papers on a variety of topics all connected to the overall theme "Creatures of the Night."
Our goals are to create a welcoming and warm environment for young academics who are looking forward to present their unique ideas to other participants. Furthermore, we want to offer a stage where academics can not only share and support their research interests, but where they can also engage in an academic discourse and can connect with people in their respective fields.

[UPDATE] Festivity and its Malcontents

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:26am
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Special Session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis
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This special session at the 2011 M/MLA conference invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th - and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.

[UPDATE] Indigenous Studies - MPCA/ACA; Oct 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:48am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Panel/paper proposal - DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 MAY 2011

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED! Twentieth Century Studies

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:59pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

Extended Deadline Humanism at Large conference 15th May

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:54am
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University College Falmouth/Exeter University

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of of the Humanist project in light of current shifts in global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

[Update] ADAPTATIONS - Deadline 5-15-11

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 11:05pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

[UPDATE] NEASA Conference at Plimoth Plantation, 11/4-11/5/2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:51pm
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New England American Studies Association Conference

Dear Colleague,

I'm writing you as the current President of the New England American Studies Association, to invite you and your colleagues and students to attend our fall 2011 conference, on "American Mythologies: Creating, Re-creating, and Resisting National Narratives." The conference will be held at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th. The program features:

1) 24 scholarly panels that cover a rich and diverse range of topics, from war and religion to the body and transnational narratives; the visual arts and literature to pop culture and film.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30, 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:53pm
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MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts

Call for Proposals

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference
Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology

School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 3, 2011
http://artcriticism.sva.edu/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194379380606817

Proposals due June 30, 2011 to critical.information.sva@gmail.com

Rethinking the Seasons: New Approaches to Nature: abstracts due 17 June 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:30pm
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Transformations
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Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with "constructivism" or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to "think" nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment.

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