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Resistance: Crisis.Creation.Action.Critique, GLITS (Goldsmiths Literature Seminar) Interdisciplinary Conference, 9–10 June 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 5:29am
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Goldsmiths, University of London

Confirmed speaker: Alberto Toscano

RESISTANCE comprises the first day of 'Whose University?', a two-day symposium organised by Goldsmiths and Birkbeck, co-hosted by GLITS, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (www.gold.ac.uk/ecl/glits) and InC (www.gold.ac.uk/inc), Research Group in Continental Philosophy, 9–10 June 2011.

Art and Crafts of Bankura

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:57am
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Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
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Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
An Online Magazine Dedicated to Exploring the Language of Beauty
Available at www.chitrolekha.com

[Update: May 15] Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/Translation

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:55am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Call for Papers for Volume 3, Number 2
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISSN 0975-2935 * www.rupkatha.com

Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/translations
In the 21st century a perception or rather an apprehension sometimes surfaces that poetry will have a slow death in the techno-consumerist world. But contrary to apprehension poetry has survived and is thriving everywhere—in all forms of print and electronic media. In our next issue of the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, we would like to explore various aspects of contemporary poetry in English/translations from different parts of the world.

The Summer of Faulkner: Oprah's Book Club, William Faulkner, and 21st Century America

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 3:18pm
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Jaime Harker
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Oprah Winfrey's 2005 announcement of her Book Club's "Summer of Faulkner" was greeted with skepticism, if not derision, by many cultural and literary commentators. The alliance between Oprah and Faulkner was seen a treacherous merger of pop culture schmaltz and modernist complexity. Recent scholarly excavations of the interdependence of highbrow writers with the literary marketplace and popular culture, however, suggest that the Faulkner-Oprah alliance is merely the most recent manifestation of Faulkner's cultural malleability, evident in his successful Hollywood writing, his best-selling Signet pulp reprints, and his career-long commitment to exploring popular genres like detective novels and the gothic.

Southerners in Contemporary Film (5/16/11), SAMLA (11/4/11-11/6/11)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 10:20am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
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This session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film. Topics might include (but are not limited to southerners "abroad," "foreigners" in the South, commercialization of southern culture, complications of traditional southern images, the animated South, and developing trends in gender and/or racial representations. We welcome submissions considering independent or popular films. By May 16, 2011, please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliations, and contact information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College, at leiter@lycoming.edu.

Translation and Memory Workshop Conference 5 November 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 6:56am
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School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth

11th Portsmouth Translation Conference

TRANSLATION AND MEMORY

A workshop conference in collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association

Saturday 5 November 2011
Park Building, University of Portsmouth

Keynote speakers:

Professor Bella Brodzki (Sarah Lawrence College, New York)
Dr Siobhan Brownlie (Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester)
Dr Ayman El-Desouky (School of Oriental and African Studies)

Contemporary Poetry and the University [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:38am
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Girton College

This symposium brings together poets, academics, and teachers of creative writing to discuss the status of poetry writing and the teaching of contemporary poetry in British universities.

Papers and panel discussions will cover: the current crisis in university finances in relation to creative writing; methods of teaching and inspiring writing; teaching experimental poetry; 'poetry in an age of digital reproduction'; journal publication; composition and revision; and the discussion of specific collaborative projects between writers and academic departments.

Confirmed speakers include: Ian Brinton, Anthony Mellors, Patricia Debney, John Kerrigan, Angela Leighton, Drew Milne, Jeremy Noel-Tod, Robin Purves, Peter Robinson, Alex Runchman

The Ninth Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, October 13-15, 2011 (Savannah College of Art & Des

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 8:17pm
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International Digital Media and Arts Association
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Design. Innovation. Story: an Odyssey of Confluence

Leading academics, designers, professionals and artists will gather at Savannah College of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's ninth annual conference, to explore how digital media and art is a confluence of creative innovations. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panel discussions, a juried art exhibition highlighting creative research in interactive media and digital arts, topical discussions focused both on current trends in the industry and also on evolving pedagogy in academia, and social and networking events.

Espionage--ASECS March 22-25, 2012

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:20pm
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Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts 1660-1830
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Espionage: Love and War.

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, 2012.

Transgendered Feminism

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
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MP an online feminist jourmal
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MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline August 31, 2011

Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism? What is the role of feminism within queer studies? What is the role of feminism for those who occupy the interstice between male and female? Is gender performance feminist? MP Journal welcomes academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of transgendered feminisms. International submissions are encouraged.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (deadline extended, 5/31)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 3:53pm
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Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn

The deadline for this CFP has been extended. We are especially looking for submissions dealing with film, although abstracts discussing television and new media will still be considered.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (working title)

Editors: Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn

The Serious Pleasures of Travel - 2011 M/MLA - Nov 3-6, St. Louis

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 2:48pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
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In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray's and Baedeker's, most notably), Cook's excursion tours, organized itineraries through the P&O and other ocean liner companies, and other commercial efforts, the world began to open up for tourism is ways previously unknown. Where travel had in earlier centuries often been focused on the pleasure of "finishing" one's education through a Grand Tour, it now became accessible to many more people – at once a more playfully democratic pleasure and an enormously serious money-making venture for everyone from travel companies to local vendors at what we now think of a tourist traps.

[UPDATE]: Final CFP - Not Just Fred and Ginger Conference - Deadline Friday 29 April 2011

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 12:38pm
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Dr Karen McNally/London Metropolitan University

NOT JUST FRED AND GINGER: CAMARADERIE, COLLUSION AND COLLISIONS BETWEEN DANCE AND FILM

The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.

14-16 October 2011
London, United Kingdom

UPDATE: Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Cohan, Syracuse University
Professor Cohan is the author and editor of numerous titles, including The Sound of Musicals (BFI, 2010), Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical (Duke University Press, 2005), and Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the 1950s (Indiana University Press, 1998)

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