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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 3:52am
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Seminar Session at NeMLA 2012 (Rochester) considers 'Rust Belt' as place/condition/plotline. Session examines literary responses to urban centers, presupposing industrial stagnation & political intransigence (Cleveland Rochester Toronto Detroit/Windsor Duluth) Looks to fiction by Wideman, Susan Power, Ondaatje, Jeffery Allen, M. Attwood, Eugenides, Alex Shakar. Asks how writers define Rust Belt? 'Region?' 'Local epic?' 'Workshop of the Nation?' or 'Republic's Slop Sink?' Have its writers produced 'last books of 20th century?' 300-500 words & bio or questions to:
M. Antonucci (mantonucci@keene.edu) by September 21, 2011.

CFP: Queer Mentoring in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 7:54pm
10th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference

Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011

The alien in/to the city

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 6:12pm
University of Cergy Pontoise, France

This conference aims at investigating the theme of the "alien in/to the city" in the fields of British and American literature, visual arts and civilisation. The guidelines provided here do not aim at exhaustivity and, though given separately, are not mutually exclusive.
- Literature

V International Gothic Congress, FFYL, UNAM, Mexico City, March 2012

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 2:18pm
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

International Conference Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics Department of English Banaras Hindu U

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:32pm
International Conference Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics Department of English Banaras Hindu University www.bhu.ac.in November 15 – 17, 2011

International Conference

Decolonising the Stage:
Paradigm, Practice and Politics

Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
www.bhu.ac.in

November 15 – 17, 2011

Convener

R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi-221005
India
email:headenglishbhu@gmail.com

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:25pm
Texas Southern University, Department of English

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

Scholarly research and presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 4:57am
Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi

Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 12:45am
Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi

Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

[Extended Deadline] Cultural Studies and Its Discontents (Nov. 17-19, 2011 / Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011)

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 10:31pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

CULTURAL STUDIES AND ITS DISCONTENTS
RECONSIDERING CULTURAL STUDIES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

2011 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 17–19, ONYANG, KOREA
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) invites papers for an international conference to be held in Onyang, Korea, November 17–19, 2011. The theme for special sessions is "Cultural Studies and Its Discontents: Reconsidering Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century."

Sites of Memory, Anamnesis and Representation of Identity (SMARI 2011) Paris International Conference, 21-23 September 2011

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:25pm
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association

Deadline for Abstract submission: 25 July. Proceedings will be published, after peer-reviewing process.
With the development of the contemporary communicating tools, contemporary society seems to be marked by a rapid flow of events and ideas that appear and disappear from the memory of a relatively young individual as fast as they appear. This atmosphere of rapid exchange of hot news and new trends in fashion, ways of life, etc. tends to affect even the most traditional societies. Accordingly, identities tend to be shaped in relation to contemporary "idols" that seem always innovative. However, at the same time iconic figures of the past still dominate contemporary mentalities, but sometimes only as symbols for the perpetual quest for novelty.

[UPDATE]: Special Issue: "Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet"

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:50pm
Future Internet Journal / Jason Farman

Future Internet Journal is publishing a special issue on the "Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet," guest edited by Jason Farman. The journal will publish articles on a rolling basis, but the final deadline for all submissions is 15 November 2011. Below are the details about this special issue.

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